At the end of the 1960-1961 season, after a merciless battle with Racing Club de Paris, AS Monaco claimed their first ever French league championship title, just a year after winning their first trophy: the 1960 Coupe de France.
Carlier kicks for glory
On 4 June 1961, the Red & Whites huffed and puffed their way to victory over Valenciennes, who were themselves fighting to retain their place in the top division. A win would be enough to assure AS Monaco of the title. Despite the best chances falling to the northern side, a free-kick from Bert Carlier saw the Monegasques safely home and dry. The final score was 1-0 to AS Monaco, and the old Stade Louis-II can rarely have been as noisy as on that day...
Below is a fascinating document. It's the original copy of the menu served at dinner after the game to celebrate winning the league. With a handwritten dedication by none other than HSH Princess Grace of Monaco.