1938–39 French Division 1

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Division Nationale
Season1938–39
ChampionsFC Sète
2nd title
RelegatedAntibes
Roubaix
Matches played240
Goals scored766 (3.19 per match)
Top goalscorerRoger Courtois (27)
Désiré Koranyi (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]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 FC Sète (C) 30 19 4 7 65 36 +29 42
2 Marseille 30 18 4 8 56 34 +22 40
3 RC Paris 30 15 8 7 58 43 +15 38 Winner of Coupe de France
4 Saint-Étienne 30 14 7 9 46 30 +16 35
5 Olympique Lillois 30 14 6 10 42 38 +4 34
6 Sochaux 30 14 4 12 65 39 +26 32
7 Lens 30 11 9 10 51 42 +9 31
8 Metz 30 12 7 11 49 46 +3 31
9 SC Fives 30 13 5 12 57 54 +3 31
10 RC Strasbourg 30 10 8 12 39 43 −4 28
11 Le Havre 30 11 6 13 48 59 −11 28
12 Cannes 30 11 5 14 47 62 −15 27
13 Excelsior AC Roubaix 30 8 8 14 60 71 −11 24
14 Rouen 30 6 9 15 31 48 −17 21
15 FC Antibes (R) 30 6 9 15 21 54 −33 21 Relegated to Division 2
16 RC Roubaix (R) 30 4 9 17 31 67 −36 17
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: Victory: 2 points, Draw: 1 point, Defeat: 0 points
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

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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