In fact, all FC Sochaux-Montbéliard players worked for the car manufacturer. It was like numerous clubs in France at this period a kind of shamateurism. So the creation of a league was necessary especially because of the end of the Championnnat de France Amateur (C.F.A.) in 1929 that lasted just three seasons.
Hoping to initiate a pressure group and influence the change inside the Fédération Française de Football, the club created this competition by invitation.
After two editions, the Coupe Sochaux was discontinued because of the creation of a true professional league in France announced on January 7th 1932. This is why the competition is thought as the direct precursor of the French League.
Participants (8): Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard Racing Club Roubaisien Olympique de Marseille Olympique Lillois Football Club de Sète Football Club de Mulhouse Red Star Olympique Audonien Club Français NB: played as double round-robin with a final between the top-2 clubs after the league stage. No league table known. Final Football Club de Sochaux-Montbéliard 6-1 Olympique Lillois
1928/29 (div. excellence).
1931/32 (coupe Peugeot).
list of champions.
list of regional champions 1919-1932.
list of final tables.
list of 2nd level final tables.
list of 3rd level final tables.
list of topscorers.
list of 2nd level topscorers.
list of cup winners.
list of league cup finals.
With thanks to Frédéric Pauron (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Additional data or corrections are most welcomed by the author
Prepared and maintained by Peter Kungler for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
Author: Peter Kungler
(peter dot kungler at roche dot com)
Last updated: 8 Apr 2004
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