1991–92 French Division 1

The 1991/92 season was the 54th staging of the professional French football Division 1 champion for the eighth time since 1937 Olympique Marseille, which also won his fourth title in a row.

Were eligible to the 17 clubs who had received at the end of the previous season and this season the placet of the Union; among them were two teams that were actually descended sporty, but the license revocation of three clubs ( Girondins Bordeaux, Brest Armorica FC, ​​OGC Nice) benefited. There were also two direct and subsequently approved promoted from the second division. Thus, in this season the following teams played for the title:

  • Two clubs from the far north ( Lille, additional Movers Racing Lens )
  • Two from Paris or Burgundy (Paris Saint- Germain, Auxerre ),
  • Three from the Northeast (FC Metz, AS Nancy, FC Sochaux )
  • Four from the North West ( Up Le Havre AC, SM Caen, Stade Rennes, Nantes ),
  • One from the southwest ( Toulouse FC )
  • Eight from the southeast (AS Saint -Etienne, Olympique Lyon, Montpellier, Nîmes Olympique Movers, holders Olympique Marseille, SC Toulon -Var, AS Cannes, AS Monaco).

First match was July 20, 1991, last day of play May 1, 1992. There was a four-week winter break between mid-December and mid-January. The early season was due to the participation of the national team at the European Championship finals in Sweden.

History, results and tables

It was the two- point rule; case of a tie, the goal difference was the decisive factor for the placement.

Notwithstanding the fact that in the summer of 1991, three first division had been punished with demotion because of insolvency or statutenwidrigem financial management, invested Marseille president Tapie for the fifth year in a row, considerably in his Player Squad, in particular for the obligations of Angloma, returnees Deschamps, Durand and the 40 - million -franc Shopping Steven. In addition, he persuaded coach Ivić to move from Atlético Madrid to the Canebière. Ivić favored an " ultra- defensive approach", but lost as Olympique on the eighth game against Toulon - the harbor city dwellers also won the return match and added Marseille as two of his three point game defeats in -, Tapie replaced the Yugoslavs nor during the first round by his predecessor Goethals. The Marseille brought over the winter back on track (including five wins in a row in February ), so that Monaco the only serious title contender remained - at least until the tip duel in April. It Olympique claimed at his pursuer 3-0 and then put six points between them and the Monegasque who had to settle for the runner-up the previous year.

For Marseille, the team with the best defense and the most successful attack in the league, it was the fourth successive title, which OM stopped the record of Saint -Etienne from the years 1967 to 1970. In addition, the year 1991/1992 were two players were awarded Olympique with the Ballon d'Or: Papin as Europe and Pelé as African Footballer of the year. Papin, who at the last home game at the Stade Velodrome with a speech by the devotees took leave, because he then moved to AC Milan, also won for the fifth time in a row the top scorer of the Division 1 - also a league record.

Among the positive surprises included two teams from Normandy: Caen and Le Havre Movers closed the season unexpectedly on squares in the upper mid-table in the league. Tight at the top as it went to the basement table, where the descent question was only decided on the final day. Cannes and Nancy were the following season of U.S. Valenciennes Anzin and Girondins Bordeaux replaced, and the Barrages also had Rennes against Racing Strasbourg in the cold.

However, the sporting events in France were given the tragic events in the country's cup completely into the background, where the " drama of Furiani " in May led to the premature abandonment of competition; in the final else Monaco and Marseille would hit each other again. And for Marseille the upcoming season of Division 1 with the " affair OM -VA " should contain an absolute low point in the club's history.

TV = title holder, A = Direct Movers, A = additional Movers

Players of the Master

During the season, the following 18 players were among the coaches Tomislav Ivić or the retrieved after 14 matchdays Raymond Goethals been used (in brackets: number of point games): Manuel Amoros (33 ), Jocelyn Angloma (32) Pascal Baills (17) Basile Boli (34 ), Bernard Casoni (31 ), Didier Deschamps (36 ), Éric Di Meco (4 ), Jean -Philippe Durand (27 ), Patrice Eyraud (4 ), Marc Libbra (1 ), Carlos Mozer (31 ) Pascal Olmeta (38 ), Jean -Pierre Papin (37) Abédi Pelé (36) Franck Sauzée (22 ), Trevor Steven (28 ), Chris Waddle (35 ), Daniel Xuereb (17).

Marseille's 67 goals scored: 27 Papin, Pele 12, Waddle 7, Boli 5, 4 Deschamps, Steven and Xuereb, respectively 3, Angloma, Durand, Sauzée per second

Most successful goal scorers

With a total of 796 goals in 380 matches, there was an average of 2.1 goals per game.