2008–09 Ligue 2

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Ligue 2
Season2008–09
ChampionsLens
PromotedMontpellier
Boulogne
RelegatedAmiens
Reims
Troyes
Europa LeagueGuingamp (Play-off round; via domestic cup)
Goals scored864
Average goals/game2.27
Top goalscorerFrance Grégory Thil (18)
Biggest home winStrasbourg 5–0 Nîmes (October 6, 2008)
Biggest away winAngers 1–5 Boulogne (April 24, 2009)
Highest scoringBastia 6–2 Ajaccio (December 5, 2008)
(8 goals)

The Ligue 2 season 2008–09 was the sixty-seventh[1] edition since its establishment, and began on August 1, 2008 and ended on May 29, 2009. The fixtures were announced on May 23, 2008.[2]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams relegated to Ligue 2

Teams promoted to Ligue 1

Teams promoted from Championnat National

Teams relegated to Championnat National

League table[edit]

Last updated May 29, 2009

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Lens (C, P) 38 20 8 10 47 35 +12 68 Promotion to Ligue 1
2 Montpellier (P) 38 19 9 10 61 36 +25 66
3 Boulogne (P) 38 20 6 12 51 36 +15 66
4 Strasbourg 38 18 11 9 57 45 +12 65
5 Metz 38 17 12 9 48 35 +13 63
6 Tours 38 17 10 11 50 41 +9 61
7 Angers 38 13 14 11 46 42 +4 53
8 Dijon 38 14 10 14 43 46 −3 52
9 Sedan 38 13 12 13 46 49 −3 51
10 Vannes 38 14 9 15 34 45 −11 51
11 Bastia 38 13 9 16 38 47 −9 48
12 Clermont 38 12 11 15 46 50 −4 47
13 Guingamp 38 10 16 12 37 35 +2 46 UEFA Europa League Playoff Round
14 Brest 38 13 6 19 45 50 −5 45
15 Châteauroux 38 11 11 16 40 46 −6 44
16 Ajaccio 38 11 11 16 44 56 −12 44
17 Nîmes 38 11 11 16 32 46 −14 44
18 Amiens (R) 38 9 16 13 35 40 −5 43 Relegated to Championnat National
19 Troyes (R) 38 9 11 18 39 48 −9 38
20 Reims (R) 38 7 15 16 40 51 −11 36
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Stats[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Grégory Thil wins the Ligue 2 Trophée du Meilleur Buteur.

Position Player Nationality Club Goals
1 Grégory Thil  France US Boulogne 18
2 Víctor Montaño  Colombia Montpellier HSC 15
- Papiss Cissé  Senegal FC Metz 15
4 Cheick Diabaté  Mali AC Ajaccio 14
5 James Fanchone  France RC Strasbourg 13
- Toifilou Maoulida  France RC Lens 13
7 Paul Alo'o  Cameroon Angers SCO 12
- Richard Socrier  France Stade Brest 29 12
9 Tenema N'Diaye  Mali Tours FC 11
- Titi Buengo  Angola Troyes AC 11
- Kandia Traoré  Ivory Coast RC Strasbourg 11
12 Pierre-Yves André  France SC Bastia 10
- Jérôme Lebouc  France Vannes OC 10
14 7 players 9
21 11 players 8
32 9 players 7
41 15 players 6
56 12 players 5
68 20 players 4
88 36 players 3
124 37 players 2
161 79 players 1
Total: 864
Average after 380 games: 2.27

Last updated: May 30, 2009
Source: Ligue 2

Assists Table[edit]

Paul Alo'o wins the Ligue 2 Trophée du Meilleur Passeur.

Position Player Nationality Club Assists
1 Paul Alo'o  Cameroon Angers 12
2 Alberto Costa  Argentina Montpellier 11
3 Johann Ramaré  France US Boulogne 10
- Yann Kermorgant  France Stade Reims 10
5 1 player 8
6 2 players 7
8 3 players 6
11 10 players 5
21 20 players 4
41 25 players 3
66 54 players 2
120 88 players 1
Total: 484
Average after 380 games: 1.27

Last updated: May 30, 2009
Source: Ligue 2

UNFP Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player Club
August France James Fanchone RC Strasbourg
September France Chakhir Belghazouani RC Strasbourg
October Colombia Víctor Montaño Montpellier HSC
November France Lilian Compan Montpellier HSC
December Colombia Víctor Montaño Montpellier HSC
January Cameroon Paul Alo'o Angers SCO
February France Toifilou Maoulida RC Lens
March Romania Claudiu Keserü Tours FC
April Tunisia Issam Jemâa RC Lens

Awards[edit]

Player of the Year[edit]

The nominees for Ligue 2 Player of the Year. The winner will be determine at the annual UNFP Awards on May 24. The winner will be displayed in bold.[3]

Player Nationality Club
Paul Alo'o  Cameroon France Angers SCO
Alberto Costa  Argentina France Montpellier HSC
Victor Montaño  Colombia France Montpellier HSC
Grégory Thil  France France US Boulogne

Keeper of the Year[edit]

The nominees for the Ligue 2 Goalkeeper of the Year. The winner will be displayed in bold.

Player Nationality Club
Johann Carrasso  France France Montpellier HSC
Stéphane Cassard  France France RC Strasbourg
Macedo Novaes  Brazil France SC Bastia
Vedran Runje  Croatia France RC Lens

Manager of the Year[edit]

The nominees for Manager of the Year. The winner will be displayed in bold.

Player Nationality Club
Stéphane Le Mignan  France France Vannes OC
Philippe Montanier  France France US Boulogne
Daniel Sanchez  France France Tours FC
Jean-Guy Wallemme  France France RC Lens

Team of the Year[edit]

Position Player Club
GK Croatia Vedran Runje Lens
RB France Yohan Demont Lens
CB France Laurent Koscielny Tours
CB Mali Éric Chelle Lens
LB Portugal Marco Ramos Lens
DM Guinea-Bissau Bocundji Ca Tours
DM France Renaud Cohade Strasbourg
AM Argentina Alberto Costa Montpellier
FW France Grégory Thil Boulogne-sur-Mer
FW Cameroon Paul Alo'o Angers
FW Colombia Victor Montaño Montpellier

Managers[edit]

Club Head coach
Ajaccio Germany Gernot Rohr, replaced in August by France José Pasqualetti
Amiens France Ludovic Batelli, replaced in July by France Thierry Laurey
Angers France Jean-Louis Garcia
Bastia France Bernard Casoni
Boulogne France Philippe Montanier
Brest France Pascal Janin, replaced in December by France Gérald Baticle, replaced in May by France Alex Dupont
Châteauroux France Christian Sarramagna, replaced in January by France Dominique Bijotat
Clermont France Didier Ollé-Nicolle
Dijon Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk Hadžibegić
Guingamp France Victor Zvunka
Lens France Jean-Guy Wallemme
Metz France Yvon Pouliquen
Montpellier France Rolland Courbis
Nîmes France Jean-Luc Vannuchi, replaced in December by France Jean-Michel Cavalli
Reims France Didier Tholot, replaced in December by France Luis Fernandez
Sedan France José Pasqualetti, replaced in July by France Landry Chauvin
Strasbourg France Jean-Marc Furlan
Tours France Daniel Sanchez
Troyes France Denis Troch, replaced in July by France Ludovic Batelli, replaced in May by France Claude Robin
Vannes France Stéphane Le Mignan

Stadia[edit]

The locations of the 20 teams participating in Ligue 2 season 2008–09

Last updated May 22, 2009[4]

Team Stadium Capacity Avg. Attendance
Ajaccio Stade François Coty 12,000 2,281
Amiens Stade de la Licorne 12,097 9,368
Angers Stade Jean Bouin 17,000 7,398
Bastia Stade Armand Cesari 12,000 2,876
Boulogne Stade de la Libération 7,300 5,604
Brest Stade Francis-Le Blé 10,189 6,264
Châteauroux Stade Gaston Petit 17,173 6,130
Clermont Stade Gabriel Montpied 10,363 5,289
Dijon Stade Gaston Gérard 7,900 3,764
Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 18,126 9,437
Lens Stade Félix-Bollaert 41,233 29,842
Metz Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien 26,700 9,628
Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,900 8,397
Nîmes Stade des Costières 18,482 9,193
Sedan Stade Louis Dugauguez 23,189 8,736
Stade Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 25,000 11,579
Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau 29,230 14,193
Tours Stade de la Vallée du Cher 13,500 6,898
Troyes Stade de l'Aube 21,877 9,810
Vannes Stade de la Rabine 8,000 3,571

Teams by region[edit]

Region Number of teams Teams
1  Bretagne 3 Brest, Guingamp and Vannes
 Champagne-Ardenne 3 Reims and Sedan, Troyes
3  Centre 2 Châteauroux and Tours
 Corsica 2 Ajaccio and Bastia
 Languedoc-Roussillon 2 Montpellier and Nîmes
 Nord-Pas de Calais 2 Lens and Boulogne
7
 Alsace 1 Strasbourg
 Auvergne 1 Clermont
 Bourgogne 1 Dijon
 Lorraine 1 Metz
 Pays de la Loire 1 Angers
 Picardie 1 Amiens

References[edit]

  1. ^ French Football League : Ligue 2 Orange, news, results, tables, statistics
  2. ^ "Ligue 2 Fixtures 08-09". Archived from the original on May 27, 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  3. ^ Trophées UNFP : les nommés!
  4. ^ AFFLUENCES Par Club

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