A young president named Jean-Louis Campora
The "Seventies" started slowly for AS Monaco. After two seasons in the second division, the club was promoted back to Division 1 but for only a short while from 1971-1972 and then dropped back down into the Second Division in 1972-1973 before reaching the elite and stay there for 3 years. In 1974, AS Monaco lost the French Cup final against St-Etienne. The return to Division 2 in 1976 to 1977 would be the final stammering of a team that regained its greatness with the fresh vigour of a young president, Jean-Louis Campora who became chairman in 1976, and with iconic players such as Captain Jean Petit or prolific scorer Delio Onnis, the all-time record holder of the most goals in the AS Monaco history but also in Division 1, future Ligue 1.
The achievement of a champion
Behind the scenes, the creation of the Training Centre was run by Gérard Banide in 1975. Quickly this innovative initiative would bear fruit. In 1977-1978, the club became French champions in the same year as it was promoted in Division 1. A golden era, managed by a Lucien Leduc back to business and comprising Jean-Luc Ettori (young goalkeeper trained at the club) Vannucci, Gardon, Courbis, Vitalis, Heriberto, Correa, Moizan, Noguès, Chaussin, Dalger, Onnis, Rouquette and François. This was the birth of the AS Monaco modern times.
Banide and the young people in the power
After Lucien Leduc left and Gérard Banide took over as coach, AS Monaco won the French Cup, for the third time, in 1979 - 80. Youngsters, such as Bellone, Amoros, Bravo, Bijotat, Ricort, Couriol and others who had progressed from the Academy, joined the professionals. Unfortunately, in the European Cup, AS Monaco was very inconsistent and failed to progress beyond the second round.