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The 2016–17 Ligue 2 (referred to as the Domino's Ligue 2 for sponsorship reasons[1]) season is the 78th season since its establishment. The fixtures were announced on 6 June 2016.[2]

Ligue 2
Season2016–17
ChampionsStrasbourg
PromotedStrasbourg
Amiens
Troyes
RelegatedRed Star
Laval
Matches played380
Goals scored903 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorer23 goals Adama Niane, Troyes
All statistics correct as of 12:59, 25 May 2017 (UTC).

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TeamsEdit

There are 20 clubs in the league, with three promoted teams from Championnat National replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 2 following the 2015–16 season. All clubs that secured Ligue 2 status for the season were subject to approval by the DNCG before becoming eligible to participate.

As of 30 May 2016, the following teams have mathematically achieved qualification for the 2016–17 season. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

Teams average home attendancesEdit

RC Lens drew the highest average home league attendance (28,996), followed by RC Strasbourg (17,013) and Stade de Reims (10,403).[3]

Team changesEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Venue Capacity
Ajaccio Ajaccio Stade François Coty 10,660
Amiens Amiens Stade de la Licorne 12,097
Auxerre Auxerre Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps 21,379
Bourg-en-Bresse Bourg-en-Bresse Stade Marcel-Verchère 11,400
Brest Brest Stade Francis-Le Blé 15,097
Clermont Foot Clermont-Ferrand Stade Gabriel Montpied 11,980
Gazélec Ajaccio Ajaccio Stade Ange Casanova 6,000
Laval Laval Stade Francis Le Basser 18,607
Le Havre Le Havre Stade Océane 25,000
Lens Lens Stade Bollaert-Delelis 38,223
Nîmes Nîmes Stade des Costières 18,482
Niort Niort Stade René Gaillard 10,886
Orléans Orléans Stade de la Source 7,000
Red Star Saint-Ouen Stade Jean-Bouin 1 20,000
Reims Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 21,684
Sochaux Montbéliard Stade Auguste Bonal 20,000
Strasbourg Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau 29,230
Tours Tours Stade de la Vallée du Cher 16,247
Troyes Troyes Stade de l'Aube 21,684
Valenciennes Valenciennes Stade du Hainaut 25,172
  • 1 Red Star original stadium, Stade Bauer, is not permitted to host professional matches. The club are playing their home games at Stade Jean-Bouin.[4]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager1 Captain1 Kit Manufacturer1 Main Sponsor1
Ajaccio   Olivier Pantaloni   Johan Cavalli adidas Suite Home
Amiens   Christophe Pélissier   Thomas Monconduit adidas Intersport
Auxerre   Cédric Daury   Lionel Mathis Airness Remorques LOUALT,Vitrans
Bourg-en-Bresse   Hervé Della Maggiore   Jimmy Nirlo adidas BestDrive
Brest   Jean-Marc Furlan   Bruno Grougi Nike Quéguiner
Clermont   Corinne Diacre   Cédric Avinel Patrick Crédit Mutuel
Gazélec Ajaccio   Jean-Luc Vannuchi   Louis Poggi Macron Carrefour, Casino D'Ajaccio
Laval   Thierry Goudet   Hassane Alla Kappa Lactel
Le Havre   Oswald Tanchot   Alexandre Bonnet Joma Api
Lens   Alain Casanova   Loïck Landre Umbro Azerbaijan: Land of Fire
Nîmes   Bernard Blaquart   Mathieu Michel Puma Marie Blachère
Niort   Denis Renaud   Alliou Dembélé Puma Restaurant Le Billon (home), Cheminées Poujoulat (away)
Orléans   Didier Ollé-Nicolle   Joël Sami Kappa CTVL
Red Star   Claude Robin   Lloyd Palun adidas
Reims   Michel Der Zakarian   Mickaël Tacalfred Hungaria Sanei Ascenseurs
Sochaux   Albert Cartier   Johann Ramaré Lotto Peugeot
Strasbourg   Thierry Laurey   Ernest Seka Hummel es energies
Tours   Gilbert Zoonekynd   Bryan Bergougnoux Hungaria Corsicatours
Troyes   Jean-Louis Garcia   Benjamin Nivet Kappa Babeau Seguin
Valenciennes   Faruk Hadžibegić   Sébastien Roudet Kipsta Mutuelle Just

1Subject to change during the season.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Reims   David Guion End of tenure as caretaker 23 May 2016 Pre-season   Michel Der Zakarian 23 May 2016[5]
Gazélec Ajaccio   Thierry Laurey Mutual consent 25 May 2016[6]   Jean-Luc Vannuchi 27 May 2016[7]
Auxerre   Jean-Luc Vannuchi End of contract 26 May 2016   Viorel Moldovan 26 May 2016[8]
Brest   Alex Dupont End of contract 30 May 2016   Jean-Marc Furlan 30 May 2016[9]
Strasbourg   Jacky Duguépéroux Sacked 30 May 2016[10]   Thierry Laurey 31 May 2016[11]
Lens   Antoine Kombouaré Signed by EA Guingamp 30 May 2016[12]   Alain Casanova 12 June 2016[13]
Tours   Marco Simone Sacked 14 June 2016[14]   Fabien Mercadal 17 July 2016[15]
Troyes   Mohamed Bradja End of tenuer as caretaker 30 June 2016   Jean-Louis Garcia 1 July 2016[16]
Auxerre   Viorel Moldovan Sacked 26 September 2016[17] 19th   Cédric Daury 7 October 2016[18]
Le Havre   Bob Bradley Signed by Swansea City 3 October 2016[19] 5th [20]   Oswald Tanchot 3 October 2016[21]
Laval   Denis Zanko Sacked 5 November 2016[22] 14th   Marco Simone 7 November 2016[23]
Red Star   Rui Almeida Sacked 12 December 2016[24] 20th   Claude Robin 10 January 2017[25]
Orléans   Olivier Frapolli Sacked 28 December 2016[26] 20th   Didier Ollé-Nicolle 28 December 2016
Tours   Fabien Mercadal Sacked 18 February 2017[27] 20th   Gilbert Zoonekynd 27 March 2017[28]
Laval   Marco Simone Sacked 11 April 2017[29] 20th   Thierry Goudet 12 April 2017[30]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or Relegation
1 Strasbourg (C, P) 38 19 10 9 63 47 +16 67 Promotion to Ligue 1
2 Amiens (P) 38 19 9 10 56 38 +18 66
3 Troyes (O, P) 38 19 9 10 59 43 +16 66 Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 Lens 38 18 11 9 59 40 +19 65
5 Brest 38 19 8 11 58 44 +14 65
6 Nîmes 38 17 13 8 58 40 +18 64
7 Reims 38 14 13 11 42 39 +3 55
8 Le Havre 38 14 12 12 39 31 +8 54
9 Gazélec Ajaccio 38 13 12 13 47 51 −4 51
10 Niort 38 12 13 13 45 57 −12 49
11 Ajaccio 38 13 9 16 47 58 −11 48
12 Clermont Foot 38 11 13 14 46 48 −2 46
13 Sochaux 38 11 13 14 38 43 −5 46
14 Valenciennes 38 10 15 13 44 44 0 45
15 Bourg-Péronnas 38 11 11 16 49 58 −9 44
16 Tours 38 10 13 15 55 60 −5 43
17 Auxerre 38 11 10 17 28 40 −12 43
18 Orléans[a] (O) 38 11 9 18 41 54 −13 38 Qualification to relegation play-offs
19 Red Star (R) 38 8 12 18 36 56 −20 36 Relegation to Championnat National
20 Laval (R) 38 5 15 18 33 52 −19 30
Source: Ligue 2
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Fair play points
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ On 1 March 2017, the Commission de Contrôle des Clubs Professionnels de la DNCG confirmed a deduction of 4 points from Orléans for failing to comply with financial reporting obligations.[31]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away GAZ ACA AMI AUX BPE BRS CLR LVL LHA RCL NMS NRT ORL RSFC REI SOC RCS TOU TRO VAL
Gazélec Ajaccio 4–1 1–1 2–0 2–3 0–0 4–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–0
Ajaccio 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 3–6 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 3–2
Amiens 4–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–3 3–1 0–1 0–0
Auxerre 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–1
Bourg-Péronnas 1–0 3–2 2–4 2–4 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 4–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–4 0–2
Brest 6–2 1–2 2–3 1–0 0–0 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–3 2–3 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–2
Clermont 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–3 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0
Laval 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–4 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 5–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–0 0–0
Le Havre 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–3 2–2
Lens 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 3–1 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–0
Nîmes 1–1 3–1 2–3 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–0
Niort 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–3 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 2–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–4 3–2 2–1
Orléans 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–2
Red Star 0–3 2–0 0–1 0–0 4–1 0–3 1–3 1–0 0–0 2–3 3–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–2
Reims 2–0 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0
Sochaux 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 3–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–3 0–0
Strasbourg 2–0 4–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 4–2 2–0 2–4
Tours 0–3 0–0 0–3 2–1 0–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–4 2–3 1–3 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–0 4–1
Troyes 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–2 3–2 2–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 2–0
Valenciennes 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–3 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–3 3–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–4 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 19 May 2017. Source: Ligue 2
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Play-offsEdit

The 2016–17 season will see the return of a relegation play-off between the 18th placed Ligue 1 team and the 3rd placed team in the Ligue 2 in a two-legged confrontation. The Ligue 2 team will host the first game.[33] Another relegation play-off involves the 18th placed Ligue 2 team and the 3rd placed National team also in two legs.

Paris FC0–1Orléans
Report Sami   49'

Orléans1–0Paris FC
Nabab   75' Report
Referee: Frank Schneider

Orléans won 2–0 on aggregate.

AttendancesEdit

Teams with an average home attendance of at least 10,000:[34]
Team Total attendance Home average
RC Lens 550,918 28,996
RC Strasbourg 323,247 17,013
Stade de Reims 197,654 10,403

ReferencesEdit

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