1996–97 French Division 1

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Division 1
Season 1996–97
Champions Monaco (6th title)
Relegated Caen
Nancy
Lille
Nice
Matches played 380
Goals scored 884 (2.33 per match)
Best Player Sonny Anderson
Top goalscorer Stéphane Guivarc'h (22)

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.

Participating teams[edit]

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Monaco (C) 38 23 10 5 69 30 +39 79 1997–98 UEFA Champions League (GS)
2 Paris Saint-Germain 38 18 13 7 57 31 +26 67 1997–98 UEFA Champions League (QR2)
3 Nantes 38 16 16 6 61 32 +29 64 1997–98 UEFA Cup
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 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup
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 1997–98 UEFA Cup
10 Montpellier 38 12 15 11 40 40 0 51 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup
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 1997–98 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 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[a]
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.

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

Top goal scorers[edit]

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

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