1938–39 French Division 1

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Division 1
Season 1938–39
Champions FC Sète
2nd title
Relegated Antibes
Roubaix
Matches played 240
Goals scored 766 (3.19 per match)
Top goalscorer Roger Courtois (27)

FC Sète won Division 1 season 1938/1939, the last professional football season before World War II, of the French Association Football League.

Participating teams[edit]

 

Final table[edit]

Position Club Points Played W D L GF GA GD av. attendance Honours, Division 2
1 FC Sète 42 30 19 4 7 65 35 +29 Champion of France
2 Olympique de Marseille 40 30 18 4 8 56 34 +22
3 RC Paris 38 30 15 8 7 58 43 +15 (Winner of Coupe de France)
4 AS Saint-Étienne 35 30 14 7 9 46 30 +16
5 Olympique Lillois 34 30 14 6 10 42 38 +4
6 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 32 30 14 4 12 65 39 +26
7 RC Lens 31 30 11 9 10 51 42 +9
8 FC Metz 31 30 12 7 11 49 46 +3
9 SC Fives 31 30 13 5 12 57 54 +3
10 RC Strasbourg 28 30 10 8 12 39 43 -4
11 Le Havre AC 28 30 11 6 13 48 59 -11
12 AS Cannes 27 30 11 5 14 47 62 -15
13 Excelsior AC Roubaix 24 30 8 8 14 60 71 -11
14 FC Rouen 21 30 6 9 15 31 48 -17
15 FC Antibes 21 30 6 9 15 21 54 -33 Relegated to Division 2
16 RC Roubaix 17 30 4 9 17 31 67 -36 Relegated to Division 2

(Victory:2 points, Draw:1 point, Defeat:0 points)

Promoted from Division 2, who would play in Division 1 season 1945/1946 (With the beginning of World War II, relegations and promotions are only taken into account after the end of the war i.e. for season 1945/1946)

Top goalscorers[edit]

Place Player Nationality Club Goals
1 Roger Courtois  France   Switzerland FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 27
- Désiré Koranyi  France  Hungary FC Sète 27
3 Van Caeneghem  France SC Fives 24
4 Henri Hiltl  Austria Excelsior AC Roubaix 18
5 Emmanuel Aznar  France Olympique de Marseille 16
- Antoine Franceschetti  France AS Cannes 16
- Alessandro Frigerio   Switzerland Le Havre AC 16
- Ignace Tax  France  Austria AS Saint-Étienne 16

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