French Division 1

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Division Nationale
Founded 1932
Country France
Confederation EFU
Number of teams 20
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Division 2
Domestic cup(s) Coupe de France
International cup(s) European Cup
Current champions Monaco (1st)
(1962–63)
Most championships Stade de Reims (6 titles)
1963–64

The Division Nationale is a French professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the French football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. The Division Nationale is contested by 20 clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation from and to Division 2.

History[edit | edit source]

Before war (1932–1939)[edit | edit source]

The formation of the Division Nationale occurred in 1930 when the national federation...

War championship (1939-1945)[edit | edit source]

Post War (1945-1952)[edit | edit source]

Reims period (1952-)[edit | edit source]

List of winners[edit | edit source]

Season Champions Runners-up Third Place
1932-33 AS Cannes (1) RC Paris ///
1933-34 FC Sète (1) SC Fives Olympique Lillois
1934-35 FC Sochaux (1) RC Strasbourg RC Paris
1935-36 RC Paris (1) Olympique Lillois RC Strasbourg
1936-37 Red Star (1) FC Sochaux RC Paris
1937-38 Sochaux (2) Marseille RC Paris
1938-39 FC Sète (2) FC Sochaux RC Paris
Season Champions Runners-up Third Place
1945-46 CO Roubaix-Tourcoing (1) Lille OSC AS Saint-Etienne
1946-47 CO Roubaix-Tourcoing (2) Stade de Reims LOU
1947-48 LOU (1) Lille OSC Stade Français
1948-49 Stade de Reims (1) Lille OSC FC Sochaux
1949-50 LOU (2) Stade de Reims OGC Nice
1950-51 OGC Nice (1) Lille OSC Stade de Reims
1951-52 OGC Nice (2) LOU Stade de Reims
1952-53 Stade de Reims (2) FC Sochaux Bordeaux
1953-54 Lille OSC (1) Stade de Reims Bordeaux
1954-55 Stade de Reims (3) Toulouse FC RC Lens
1955-56 Stade de Reims (4) OGC Nice Monaco
1956-57 FC Sochaux (3) AS Saint-Etienne RC Paris
1957-58 Stade de Reims (5) Monaco Olympique Lyonnais
1958-59 OGC Nice (3) RC Paris Nîmes Olympique
1959-60 Stade de Reims (6) Nîmes Olympique OGC Nice
1960–61 RC Paris (2) Olympique Lyonnais Stade de Reims
1961-62 Nancy (1) RC Paris Monaco
1962-63 Monaco (1) Reims Sedan

External links[edit | edit source]

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