1996–97 French Division 1

The 1996–97 Division 1 season was the 59th since its establishment. AS Monaco won the French Association Football League with 79 points. Four teams were relegated to Second division and only two were promoted because in 1997–1998, only 18 would participate the championship.

Division 1
Season1996–97
ChampionsMonaco (6th title)
RelegatedCaen
Nancy
Lille
Nice
Matches played380
Goals scored884 (2.33 per match)
Best PlayerSonny Anderson
Top goalscorerStéphane Guivarc'h (22)

Participating teamsEdit

Location of teams in 1996–97 Division 1

Final tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Monaco (C) 38 23 10 5 69 30 +39 79 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Paris Saint-Germain 38 18 13 7 57 31 +26 67 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
3 Nantes 38 16 16 6 61 32 +29 64 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
4 Bordeaux 38 16 15 7 59 42 +17 63
5 Metz 38 17 11 10 40 30 +10 62
6 Auxerre 38 17 10 11 49 32 +17 61 Qualification to Intertoto Cup group stage
7 Bastia 38 17 10 11 54 47 +7 61
8 Lyon 38 16 12 10 59 50 +9 60
9 Strasbourg 38 19 3 16 52 49 +3 60 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round[b]
10 Montpellier 38 12 15 11 40 40 0 51 Qualification to Intertoto Cup group stage
11 Marseille 38 12 13 13 43 48 −5 49
12 Guingamp 38 11 13 14 32 36 −4 46
13 Lens 38 12 9 17 40 52 −12 45
14 Le Havre 38 10 13 15 34 43 −9 43
15 Cannes 38 9 14 15 25 41 −16 41
16 Rennes 38 10 10 18 40 58 −18 40
17 Caen (R) 38 7 16 15 35 46 −11 37 Relegation to French Division 2
18 Nancy (R) 38 9 10 19 33 51 −18 37
19 Lille (R) 38 8 11 19 32 58 −26 35
20 Nice (R) 38 5 8 25 30 68 −38 23
Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
Relegated to French Division 2
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Nice qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup as winners of the 1996–97 Coupe de France.
  2. ^ Strasbourg was qualified for the 1997–98 UEFA Cup as winners of the 1996–97 Coupe de la Ligue.

Promoted from Ligue 2, who will play in Division 1 season 1997/1998

Top goal scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Stéphane Guivarc'h Rennes 22
2   Japhet N'Doram Nantes 21
3   Sonny Anderson Monaco 19
  Alain Caveglia Lyon 19
  David Zitelli Strasbourg 19
6   Anto Drobnjak Bastia 18
7   Jean-Pierre Papin Bordeaux 16
  Ludovic Giuly Lyon 16
9   Xavier Gravelaine Marseille 15
  Patrice Loko Paris Saint-Germain 15

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