1996–97 French Division 1

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The 1996–97 Ligue 1 season (then known as Division 1) was the 60th 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.

Participating teams[edit]

 

Final table[edit]

Position Club Points Played W D L GF GA GD av. attendance Europe, Ligue 2
1 AS Monaco 79 38 23 10 5 69 30 +39 27959 Champion of France
Champions League
2 Paris SG 67 38 18 13 7 57 31 +26 35582 Champions League
3 FC Nantes 64 38 16 16 6 61 32 +29 22372 UEFA Cup
4 Bordeaux 63 38 16 15 7 59 42 +17 20242 UEFA Cup
5 FC Metz 62 38 17 11 10 40 30 +10 14701 UEFA Cup
6 AJ Auxerre 61 38 17 10 11 49 32 +17 10603 UEFA Cup (Wins Intertoto Cup, go to UEFA Cup)
7 SC Bastia 61 38 17 10 11 54 47 +7 5415 UEFA Cup (Wins Intertoto Cup, go to UEFA Cup)
8 Olympique Lyonnais 60 38 16 12 10 59 50 +9 21624 UEFA Cup (Wins Intertoto Cup, go to UEFA Cup)
9 RC Strasbourg 60 38 19 3 16 52 49 +3 17341 UEFA Cup (winner of Coupe de la Ligue)
10 Montpellier HSC 51 38 12 15 11 40 40 0 10125 Intertoto Cup
11 Olympique Marseille 49 38 12 13 13 43 48 -5 17862
12 EA Guingamp 46 38 11 13 14 32 36 -4 9322
13 RC Lens 45 38 12 9 17 40 52 -12 22977
14 Le Havre AC 43 38 10 13 15 34 43 -9 10586
15 AS Cannes 41 38 9 14 15 25 41 -16 4697
16 Stade Rennais 40 38 10 10 18 40 58 -18 13177
17 SM Caen 37 38 7 16 15 35 46 -11 Relegated to Ligue 2
18 AS Nancy 37 38 9 10 19 33 51 -18 Relegated to Ligue 2
19 Lille OSC 35 38 8 11 19 32 58 -26 Relegated to Ligue 2
20 OGC Nice 23 38 5 8 25 30 68 -38 Relegated to Ligue 2 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (winner of Coupe de France)

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

Top goalscorers[edit]

Position Player's name Nationality Club Goals
1 Stéphane Guivarc'h  France Stade Rennais 22
2 Japhet N'Doram  Chad FC Nantes 21
3 Alain Caveglia  France Olympique Lyonnais 19
3 Sonny Anderson  Brazil AS Monaco 19
3 David Zitelli  France RC Strasbourg 19
6 Anto Drobnjak Serbia and Montenegro Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SC Bastia 18
7 Jean-Pierre Papin  France Bordeaux 16
7 Ludovic Giuly  France Olympique Lyonnais 16
9 Xavier Gravelaine  France Olympique Marseille 15
9 Patrice Loko  France Paris SG 15
11 Pascal Nouma  France RC Strasbourg 14
12 Miladin Becanovic Serbia and Montenegro Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Lille OSC 13
12 Victor Ikpeba  Nigeria AS Monaco 13
12 Ibrahima Bakayoko  Ivory Coast Montpellier HSC 13
15 Robert Pirès  France FC Metz 11
15 Jocelyn Gourvennec  France FC Nantes 11
17 Lilian Laslandes  France AJ Auxerre 10
17 Christopher Wreh  Liberia EA Guingamp 10
17 James Debbah  Liberia OGC Nice 10
20 Frédéric Née  France SM Caen 9
20 Marc Libbra  France Olympique Marseille 9
20 Thierry Henry  France AS Monaco 9
20 Sylvain Legwinski  France AS Monaco 9
20 Raí  Brazil Paris SG 9

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