2019–20 Championnat National 3

The 2019–20 Championnat National 3 was the third season of the fifth tier in the French football league system in its current format. The competition was contested by 168 clubs split geographically across 12 groups of 14 teams. The teams included amateur clubs (although a few are semi-professional) and the reserve teams of professional clubs. The season was suspended indefinitely on 12 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

Championnat National 3
Season2019–20
Dates17 August 2019 – 12 March 2020
Promoted13 teams
(see Season outcomes section)
Relegated36 teams
(see Season outcomes section)
Top goalscorer16 goals
Omar Wade, Gueugnon
Johanne Akassou, Versailles
Biggest home winHauts Lyonnais 9–1 Saint-Flour
Group M, Round 16, 15 February 2020
Biggest away winSarreguemines 0–9 Thaon
Group F, Round 10, 9 November 2019
Highest scoring10 goals
Hauts Lyonnais 9–1 Saint-Flour
Group M, Round 16, 15 February 2020
All statistics correct as of 10:23, 17 April 2020 (UTC).

On 16 April 2020, the FFF announced the termination of the competition, with promotion and relegation decided by points earned per game played, subject to the normal verification process by the financial authority, the DNCG.[2][3][4]

TeamsEdit

On 17 July, the French Football Federation ratified the constitution of the competition, and published the groups as follows:[5]

Teams promoted to Championnat National 3
Region Team Method of qualification
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Châtellerault Champion, R1 Group A[8]
Cognac Champion, R1 Group B[8]
Bassin d'Arcachon Champion, R1 Group C[9]
Pays de la Loire Pouzauges Champion, R1 Group A[10]
Changé Champion, R1 Group B[11]
La Châtaigneraie Playoff winner[12]
Centre-Val de Loire Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire Champion, R1[13]
Dreux Runner-up, R1[13]
Saran 3rd place, R1[13]
Méditerranée-Corsica Balagne Champion, R1 Corsica[14][a]
EUGA Ardziv 4th place, R1 Méditerranée[18][b]
Mandelieu 5th place, R1 Méditerranée[18][b]
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Sens Champion, R1 Pool A[20]
Valdahon-Vercel Champion, R1 Pool B[20]
Roche-Novillars Runner-up, R1 Pool B[20]
Grand Est Prix-lès-Mézières Champion, R1 Champagne-Ardenne[20]
Metz (res) Champion, R1 Lorraine[21]
Illkirch-Graffenstaden Champion, R1 Alsace[22]
Occitanie Auch Champion, R1 Group A[8]
Béziers (res) Champion, R1 Group B[23]
Aigues-Mortes Champion, R1 Group C[24]
Hauts-de-France Vimy Champion, R1 Group A[20]
Le Portel Chmapion, R1 Group B[20]
Valenciennes (res) Best runner-up[20]
Normandy AG Caen Champion, R1 Pool A[8]
Grand-Quevilly Champion, R1 Pool B[8]
Vire Runner-up, R1 Pool A[8]
Brittany Trégunc Champion, R1 Pool A[21]
Guichen Runner-up, R1 Pool B[23][c]
Ergué-Gabéric Runner-up, R1 Pool A[21]
Paris Île-de-France Saint-Leu Runner-up, R1 Group A[25][d]
Noisy-le-Grand Champion, R1 Group B[26]
Torcy Runner-up, R1 Group B[25]
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Le Puy (res) Champion, R1 Ouest[27]
Hauts Lyonnais Champion, R1 Est[28]
Saint-Flour Runner-up, R1 Ouest[27]
  1. ^ Balagne were originally promoted, but lost the place after an administrative court decision over-ruled an earlier appeal board decision of the league of Corsica, awarding the place to USC Corte.[15][16] FC Balagne appealed this decision and were re-awarded the place on 14 August.[17]
  2. ^ a b Champions, Marignane Gignac (res) ineligible for promotion due to relegation of the first team from 2018–19 Championnat National. Second place Rapid de Menton and third place US Carnoux denied promotion by the regional DNCG.[19]
  3. ^ Champion of R1 Pool B, Stade Briochin (res) were ineligible for promotion under the rules of the competition
  4. ^ Champion of R1 Pool B, PSG (third team) were ineligible for promotion under the rules of the competition

Promotion and relegationEdit

If eligible, the top team in each group is promoted to Championnat National 2. If a team finishing top of the group is ineligible, or declines promotion, the next eligible team in that group is promoted.

Generally, three teams are relegated from each group to their respective top regional league, subject to reprieves. Extra teams are relegated from a group if more than one team is relegated to that group from Championnat National 2. In the case that no teams are relegated to a group from Championnat National 2, one less team is relegated from that group to the regional league.[29]

Reserve teams whose training centre are categorised as category 2B or lower cannot be promoted to Championnat National 2 by the rules of the competition. It was announced in November 2019 that the following reserve teams would be ineligible for promotion following the categorisation of their training centres: AC Ajaccio, Clermont, Dijon, Niort, Orléans and Paris FC.[30]

Special rule changesEdit

Due to the premature cancellation of the season before completion, special rules were put in place by the FFF to rank clubs, superseding the normal competition rules.[31]

  • 1. Points per game completed
  • 2. Number of points gained in head-to-head matches (only where all scheduled matches between all tied teams have completed)
  • 3. Goal difference in head-to-head matches (only where all scheduled matches between all tied teams have completed)
  • 4. Number of away games completed, as a percentage of overall number of games completed
  • 5. Goal difference per game completed
  • 6. Goals scored per game completed
  • 7. Fair play
  • 8. Better classification, based on completion of the first set of round robin games (only if all clubs have completed at least one game against all other clubs)
  • 9. Drawing of lots

Regional governing bodies of each league (and the FFF itself for Group D) apply these criteria and publish final league tables.

League tablesEdit

Group A: Nouvelle-AquitaineEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Mont-de-Marsan (P) 18 9 5 4 36 30 +6 1.78 Promotion to National 2
2 Bressuire 17 7 7 3 27 15 +12 1.65[a]
3 Chauvigny 17 7 7 3 31 23 +8 1.65[a]
4 Lège Cap Ferret 18 7 7 4 29 20 +9 1.56
5 Bayonne[b] 17 7 6 4 22 17 +5 1.53
6 Poitiers 18 6 9 3 31 20 +11 1.50
7 Cognac 17 5 7 5 20 27 −7 1.29
8 Bordeaux (res) 18 5 8 5 23 24 −1 1.28
9 Anglet 17 5 6 6 22 26 −4 1.24
10 Niort (res) 17 4 7 6 21 24 −3 1.12
11 Châtellerault 18 6 2 10 24 30 −6 1.11
12 Pau (res) (R) 17 4 6 7 20 25 −5 1.06 Relegation to Regional 1
13 Mérignac Arlac (R) 18 3 8 7 19 25 −6 0.94
14 Bassin d'Arcachon (R) 17 2 5 10 20 39 −19 0.65
Source: Ligue de Football Nouvelle Aquitaine
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Bressuire and Chauvigny did not complete both games. Both completed 8 away games. Criteria 5 (goal difference per game) applies. Bressuire 0.71 Chauvigny 0.47
  2. ^ Bayonne were penalised for fielding a player not named on the teamsheet in the game at Poitiers on 8 February 2020. The original scoreline was 1–1. Poitiers were awarded a 3–0 victory and Bayonne were deducted a penalty point.[32]

Group B: Pays de la LoireEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Châteaubriant (P) 17 13 2 2 32 8 +24 2.41 Promotion to National 2
2 La Roche 18 13 3 2 46 11 +35 2.33
3 Saumur 18 9 4 5 30 25 +5 1.72
4 Challans 18 9 3 6 26 20 +6 1.67
5 Pouzauges[a] 17 7 6 4 25 26 −1 1.59
6 Sablé 18 8 4 6 34 30 +4 1.56
7 Laval (res) 18 7 3 8 34 29 +5 1.33
8 La Châtaigneraie 17 6 4 7 21 26 −5 1.29
9 Vertou[a] 18 6 5 7 31 27 +4 1.28
10 Fontenay 17 5 5 7 26 33 −7 1.18
11 Le Mans (res) 18 4 4 10 19 37 −18 0.89
12 Changé 17 2 6 9 22 41 −19 0.71
13 Les Herbiers (res) (R) 18 2 6 10 17 28 −11 0.67 Relegation to Regional 1
14 La Flèche (R) 17 2 5 10 9 31 −22 0.65
Source: Ligue de Football des Pays de la Loire
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The match between Pouzauges and Vertou on 2 November 2019 was ordered to be replayed after Vertou lodged a complaint over the floodlights at Pouzauges' alternate ground. The original scoreline was 3–1.[33] The original result still appears on the table.

Group C: Centre-Val de LoireEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Tours[a] 18 12 5 1 46 22 +24 2.28
2 Bourges 18 (P) 17 8 6 3 32 21 +11 1.76 Promotion to National 2
3 Avoine Chinon 17 8 4 5 30 21 +9 1.65
4 Orléans (res) 18 9 2 7 39 33 +6 1.61
5 Chartres (res) 18 7 7 4 32 31 +1 1.56
6 Saran 17 7 4 6 24 20 +4 1.47
7 Ouest Tourangeau 18 6 8 4 29 20 +9 1.44[b]
8 Montlouis-sur-Loire[c] 18 7 8 3 29 22 +7 1.44[b]
9 Vierzon 18 7 5 6 29 26 +3 1.44[b]
10 Montargis[d] 17 4 8 5 20 20 0 1.12
11 Châteauroux (res) 17 5 2 10 27 37 −10 1.00
12 Châteauneuf-sur-Loire 17 3 3 11 18 40 −22 0.71
13 Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire[e] (R) 18 3 3 12 16 41 −25 0.61 Relegation to Regional 1
14 Dreux[f] (R) 16 2 3 11 20 37 −17 0.50
Source: Ligue Centre-Val de Loire de Football
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ On 15 June 2020 the DNCG committee of the FFF ruled that Tours were to be denied promotion. With this decision, Bourges 18 would be promoted, subject to ratification, and any potential appeal from Tours.[34] The decision was confirmed at the appeal on 10 July 2020.[35]
  2. ^ a b c Ouest Tourangeau, Montlouis-sur-Loire and Vierzon did not complete all matches against each other. All played 9 away matches. Rule 5 (Goal difference per game completed) applies. Ouest Tourangeau 0.50, Montlouis-sur-Loire 0.39, Vierzon 0.17
  3. ^ On 12 December the Ligue Centre-Val de Loire de Football announced that Montlouis-sur-Loire were to be penalised three points due to a breach of the rules for participation in the division, in respect of fielding a team in an organised under-19 or under 18 competition.[36]
  4. ^ Montargis were penalised for fielding a suspended player in the round 9 match against Tours on 30 November 2019. The original result was 2–1. Tours were awarded a 3–0 victory, and Montargis were deducted a penalty point.[37]
  5. ^ Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire were penalised for fielding a suspended player in the round 6 match at Montlouis-sur-Loire on 5 October 2019. The original result was 2–2. Montlouis-sur-Loire were awarded a 3–0 victory, and Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire were deducted a penalty point.[38]
  6. ^ Dreux were penalised for fielding a suspended player in the round 1 match at Saran on 17 August 2019. The original result was 0–0. Saran were awarded a 3–0 victory, and Dreux were deducted a penalty point.[39]

Group D: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur-CorsicaEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Athlético Marseille[a] (X) 18 12 1 5 38 23 +15 2.06
2 Aubagne (P) 18 10 5 3 28 14 +14 1.94 Promotion to National 2
3 Lucciana 18 9 4 5 38 29 +9 1.72
4 Istres 18 9 2 7 29 29 0 1.61
5 AC Ajaccio (res) 18 7 7 4 26 21 +5 1.56
6 Saint-Jean Beaulieu 18 8 2 8 26 22 +4 1.44[b]
7 Côte Bleue 18 6 8 4 26 23 +3 1.44[b]
8 Mandelieu 18 7 4 7 21 25 −4 1.39
9 Furiani-Agliani 18 6 6 6 17 19 −2 1.33
10 Cannes[c] 18 6 6 6 18 13 +5 1.28[d]
11 Nice (res)[e] 18 7 3 8 23 20 +3 1.28[d]
12 Gémenos (R) 18 4 2 12 17 34 −17 0.78[f] Relegation to Regional 1
13 EUGA Ardziv (R) 18 3 5 10 18 39 −21 0.78[f]
14 Balagne (R) 18 3 3 12 20 34 −14 0.67
Source: fff.fr
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated; (X) Denied promotion, see notes
Notes:
  1. ^ On 9 June 2020, the Commission Régionale de Contrôle des Clubs of the Ligue de Méditerranée announced that Athlético Marseille would be administratively relegated to Régional 2 for financial irregularities. Aubagne would instead be promoted to National 2 and Gémenos were reprieved from relegation.[40] On 8 July the appeal committee of the DNCG overturned the ruling, and represented the clubs case for approval of promotion to N2.[41] On 15 July, the CRCC once again denied the club promotion.[42] The club appealed again, and on 27 July 2020 the appeal committee of the DNCG confirmed the promotion.[43] Three days later, the disciplinary committee of the FFF announced that they were demoting the club back to National 3, due to the production of fraudulent documentation at the end of the 2018–19 season.[44]
  2. ^ a b Saint-Jean Beaulieu and Côte Bleue did not complete both their games. Criteria 4 (Number of away games completed, as a percentage of overall number of games completed) applies: Saint-Jean Beaulieu 50%, Côte Bleue 44%.
  3. ^ Cannes were penalised for fielding a player who wasn't on the teamsheet in the game against AC Ajaccio (res) on 5 October 2019. The original scoreline was 0–0. AC Ajaccio (res) were awarded a 3–0 win and Cannes were deducted a penalty point.[45]
  4. ^ a b Cannes and Nice (res) completed both their games (Nice (res) 1–0 Cannes, Cannes 2–1 Nice (res)). Tied under Criteria 2 and 3. Both played 9 away games out of 18 total. Criteria 5 (Goal difference per game completed) applies: Cannes 0.28, Nice (res) 0.17.
  5. ^ Nice (res) were penalised for fielding a suspended player in the game against Balagne on 8 February 2020. The original scoreline was 3–2. Balagne were awarded a 3–0 win and Nice (res) were deducted a penalty point.[46]
  6. ^ a b Gémenos and EUGA Ardziv did not complete both their games. Criteria 4 (Number of away games completed, as a percentage of overall number of games completed): Gémenos 50%, EUGA Ardziv 44.4%

Group E: Bourgogne-Franche-ComtéEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Auxerre (res) (P) 17 14 3 0 37 12 +25 2.65 Promotion to National 2
2 Gueugnon 18 12 2 4 37 20 +17 2.11
3 Besançon Football 18 12 1 5 33 13 +20 2.06
4 Dijon (res) 18 9 5 4 27 16 +11 1.78
5 Racing Besançon 16 8 3 5 34 24 +10 1.69
6 Pontarlier 15 7 1 7 24 23 +1 1.47
7 Sochaux (res) 17 6 6 5 27 23 +4 1.41
8 Morteau-Montlebon 16 5 3 8 19 21 −2 1.13
9 Jura Dolois 17 5 4 8 17 25 −8 1.12
10 Montceau[a] 16 6 2 8 29 33 −4 1.06
11 Is-Selongey[b] 17 5 3 9 17 32 −15 0.88
12 Valdahon-Vercel 17 4 2 11 16 30 −14 0.82
13 Sens (R) 18 2 6 10 20 40 −20 0.67 Relegation to Regional 1
14 Roche-Novillars (R) 18 1 5 12 19 44 −25 0.44
Source: Ligue de Football Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ On 11 December 2019, the Ligue de Football Bourgogne-Franche-Comté announced that Montceau would be deducted three points due to its financial position at the end of June 2019.[47]
  2. ^ On 23 January 2020, the Ligue de Football Bourgogne-Franche-Comté announced that Is-Selongey would be deducted three points due to failing to meet its obligations regarding participation in the league, namely not entering an under-18 team for the duration of the season.[48]

Group F: Grand EstEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Metz (res) (P) 18 11 4 3 33 17 +16 2.06 Promotion to National 2
2 Sarre-Union 17 10 2 5 29 20 +9 1.88
3 Thaon 17 7 5 5 30 24 +6 1.53
4 Prix-lès-Mézières 18 7 6 5 20 19 +1 1.50
5 ESTAC Troyes (res) 18 7 4 7 32 26 +6 1.39
6 Raon-l'Étape 16 6 4 6 19 21 −2 1.38
7 Biesheim 18 7 3 8 28 26 +2 1.33[a]
8 RC Strasbourg (res) 18 6 6 6 21 23 −2 1.33[a]
9 Amnéville 18 7 2 9 26 30 −4 1.28
10 Illkirch-Graffenstaden 17 5 6 6 23 22 +1 1.24
11 St-Louis Neuweg 18 5 6 7 17 22 −5 1.17
12 ASPV Strasbourg[b] (R) 16 5 6 5 25 27 −2 1.13 Relegation to Regional 1
13 FCM Troyenne (R) 17 5 3 9 18 22 −4 1.06
14 Sarreguemines (R) 18 3 5 10 26 48 −22 0.78
Source: Ligue du Grant Est de Football
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Biesheim and RC Strasbourg (res) did not complete both their games. They both played the same number of games and the same number of away games. Criteria 5 (Goal difference per game completed) applies: Biesheim 0.11, RC Strasbourg (res) -0.11.
  2. ^ On 4 February 2020 the Ligue du Grant Est de Football announced the deduction of three points from ASPV Strasbourg for failing to meet the requirements of the participation in the league, namely by not fielding a team in the Coupe Gambardella.[49]
    ASPV Strasbourg were confirmed as relegated on 6 July 2020, due to the series of events that started with FC Mulhouse being relegated by the DNCG.[50]

Group H: OccitanieEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Canet Roussillon (P) 18 12 3 3 29 16 +13 2.17 Promotion to National 2
2 Balma 18 7 9 2 23 15 +8 1.67
3 Agde 18 6 10 2 29 23 +6 1.56
4 Blagnac 18 7 5 6 28 21 +7 1.44[a]
5 Muret 18 6 8 4 15 16 −1 1.44[a]
6 Rodez (res) 18 6 7 5 32 25 +7 1.39[b]
7 Fabrègues 18 7 4 7 28 28 0 1.39[b]
8 Stade Beaucairois 18 6 7 5 26 26 0 1.39[b]
9 Alès 18 7 3 8 30 27 +3 1.33
10 Toulouse (res) 18 5 6 7 24 26 −2 1.17
11 Aigues-Mortes[c] (R) 18 5 6 7 21 24 −3 1.11[d] Relegation to Regional 1
12 Béziers (res) (R) 18 5 5 8 25 37 −12 1.11[d]
13 Auch (R) 18 4 5 9 20 32 −12 0.94
14 Rodéo (R) 18 3 2 13 16 30 −14 0.61
Source: Ligue de Football d'Occitanie
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Blagnac and Muret did not complete both their games. Both played ten away games out of a total of 18. Criteria 5 (Goal difference per game completed) applies: Blagnac 0.39, Muret -0,06.
  2. ^ a b c Rodez (res), Fabrègues and Stade Beaucairois did not complete all their head-to-head games. Criteria 4 (Number of away games completed, as a percentage of overall number of games completed) applies: Rodez (res) 55.6%, Fabrègues 50%, Stade Beaucairois 44.4%.
  3. ^ Aigues-Mortes were penalised for fielding a suspended player in the against Stade Beaucairois on 12 January 2020. The original scoreline was 2–2. Stade Beaucairois were awarded a 0–3 victory, and Aigues-Mortes were deducted a penalty point.[51]
  4. ^ a b Aigues-Mortes and Béziers (res) completed both their games. (Aigues-Mortes 2–1 Béziers (res), Béziers (res) 0–2 Aigues-Mortes). Criteria 2 (Number of points gained in head-to-head matches (only where all scheduled matches between all tied teams have completed)) applies: Aigues-Mortes 6, Béziers (res) 0.

Group I: Hauts-de-FranceEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Beauvais (P) 16 9 3 4 30 16 +14 1.88 Promotion to National 2
2 Vimy 15 7 4 4 17 16 +1 1.67
3 Feignies Aulnoye 17 7 7 3 20 10 +10 1.65
4 Olympique Marcquois 16 6 8 2 19 12 +7 1.63
5 Maubeuge 17 7 6 4 26 16 +10 1.59
6 Le Touquet 16 6 4 6 14 21 −7 1.38
7 Valenciennes (res) 17 7 2 8 21 21 0 1.35
8 AC Amiens[a] 16 5 7 4 23 22 +1 1.31
9 Boulogne (res) 16 5 4 7 18 26 −8 1.19[b]
10 Amiens SC (res) 16 4 7 5 22 24 −2 1.19[b]
11 Le Portel (R) 15 4 3 8 21 28 −7 1.00[c] Relegation to Regional 1
12 Grande-Synthe (R) 16 3 7 6 19 22 −3 1.00[c]
13 Arras (R) 15 3 5 7 12 20 −8 0.93
14 Chambly (res) (R) 16 3 5 8 13 21 −8 0.88
Source: Ligue de Football des Hauts-de-France
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ The match between AC Amiens and Vimy on 21 September 2019 was abandoned in the final minutes after AC Amiens were reduced to seven players through sendings-off, therefore not having enough players remaining to continue the game. The scoreline was 1–1 at the time.[52] Vimy were awarded a 3–0 win, and AC Amiens were deducted a penalty point.[53]
  2. ^ a b Boulogne (res) and Amiens SC (res) did not complete both games. Criteria 4 (Number of away games completed) applies. Boulogne (res) 8, Amiens SC (res) 7.
  3. ^ a b Le Portel and Grande-Synthe did not complete both games. Criteria 4 (Number of away games completed, as a percentage of overall number of games completed) applies. Le Portel 53%, Grande-Synthe 50%

Group J: NormandyEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 SM Caen (res) (P) 18 12 3 3 31 20 +11 2.17 Promotion to National 2
2 Évreux 17 8 6 3 25 18 +7 1.76
3 Le Havre (res) 16 8 4 4 28 15 +13 1.75
4 Saint-Lô 17 8 5 4 37 26 +11 1.71
5 AG Caen 17 7 5 5 24 25 −1 1.53[a]
6 Vire 15 6 5 4 26 22 +4 1.53[a]
7 Cherbourg[b] 16 9 2 5 31 20 +11 1.44[c]
8 Alençon 16 6 5 5 33 26 +7 1.44[c]
9 Dieppe 16 6 3 7 23 26 −3 1.31
10 Avranches (res) 17 6 4 7 29 38 −9 1.29
11 Quevilly-Rouen (res) 17 5 2 10 23 36 −13 1.00
12 Grand-Quevilly (R) 18 4 3 11 28 37 −9 0.83 Relegation to Regional 1
13 Pacy Ménilles[d] (R) 17 3 4 10 22 41 −19 0.71
14 Gonfreville (R) 15 2 1 12 19 29 −10 0.47
Source: Ligue de Football de Normandie
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Vire and AG Caen completed both their matches (Vire 1–3 AG Caen, AG Caen 1–1 Vire). Criteria 2 (Number of points gained in head-to-head matches) applies: AG Caen 4, Vire 1.
  2. ^ On 21 April 2020, the Ligue de Football de Normandie announced that, at a meeting held on 3 April 2020, Cherbourg were deducted 6 points for failing to comply with the financial requirements set out by the DNCG.[54]
  3. ^ a b Cherbourg and Alençon did not complete both their matches. Criteria 4 (Number of away games completed, as a percentage of overall number of games completed) applies: Cherbourg 53.8%, Alençon 38.4%.
  4. ^ Pacy Ménilles were penalised for fielding an ineligible player in the Round 1 game against Cherbourg. The original result was 2–0. Cherbourg were awarded a 3–0 and Pacy Ménilles were deducted a penalty point.[55]

Group K: BrittanyEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Plabennec (P) 18 11 5 2 39 25 +14 2.11 Promotion to National 2
2 Pontivy 18 10 5 3 28 12 +16 1.94
3 TA Rennes 18 10 4 4 38 18 +20 1.89
4 Dinan-Léhon 18 9 6 3 39 18 +21 1.83
5 Rennes (res) 18 6 10 2 30 23 +7 1.56[a]
6 Saint-Colomban Locminé 18 6 10 2 24 14 +10 1.56[a]
7 Brest (res) 18 7 4 7 33 33 0 1.39
8 Stade Pontivyen 18 5 9 4 21 22 −1 1.33
9 Plouzané 18 5 4 9 20 33 −13 1.06
10 Lannion 18 3 9 6 19 23 −4 1.00
11 Fougères 18 3 8 7 23 34 −11 0.94
12 Trégunc (R) 18 2 7 9 16 34 −18 0.72 Relegation to Regional 1
13 Ergué-Gabéric (R) 18 3 3 12 20 41 −21 0.67
14 Guichen (R) 18 1 6 11 10 30 −20 0.50
Source: Ligue Bretagne de Football
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Rennes (res) and Saint-Colomban Locminé did not complete both games. Criteria 4 (number of away games completed) applies. Rennes (res) completed 10, Saint-Colomban Locminé completed 9.

Group L: Île-de-FranceEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Versailles (P) 18 13 3 2 35 7 +28 2.33 Promotion to National 2
2 Ivry 18 12 4 2 25 9 +16 2.22
3 Paris FC (res) 18 9 3 6 26 19 +7 1.67
4 Créteil (res) 17 8 4 5 20 14 +6 1.65
5 Racing Club 17 7 5 5 25 15 +10 1.53
6 Blanc-Mesnil 17 7 4 6 14 18 −4 1.47
7 Les Ulis 17 6 6 5 27 24 +3 1.41
8 Les Mureaux 17 6 3 8 17 18 −1 1.24[a]
9 Aubervilliers 17 5 6 6 17 20 −3 1.24[a]
10 Paris Saint-Germain (res) 17 5 5 7 21 24 −3 1.18
11 Torcy (R) 17 4 5 8 17 24 −7 1.00 Relegation to Regional 1
12 Noisy-le-Grand (R) 18 4 4 10 13 29 −16 0.89
13 Saint-Leu (R) 18 4 2 12 11 26 −15 0.78
14 Boulogne-Billancourt[b] (R) 18 2 6 10 8 29 −21 0.39
Source: Ligue de Paris Île-de-France
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Les Mureaux and Aubervilliers did not complete both their games. Both played seven away games out of a total of 17 games. Criteria 5 (Goal difference per game completed) applies: Les Mureaux -0.06, Aubervilliers -0.18.
  2. ^ On 27 November it was reported that Boulogne-Billancourt were penalised for a breach of rules regarding the qualifications of their first team coach. They were deducted five points.[56]

Group M: Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion or relegation
1 Rumilly-Vallières (P) 18 12 2 4 43 19 +24 2.11[a] Promotion to National 2
2 Hauts Lyonnais 18 12 2 4 46 22 +24 2.11[a]
3 Limonest 18 10 4 4 31 19 +12 1.89
4 Montluçon 18 10 3 5 20 14 +6 1.83
5 Vaulx-en-Velin 18 8 6 4 23 17 +6 1.67
6 Bourgoin-Jallieu 18 8 5 5 26 20 +6 1.61
7 Lyon-Duchère (res) 18 6 5 7 17 21 −4 1.28
8 Ain Sud 18 5 7 6 23 25 −2 1.22
9 Clermont (res) 18 4 8 6 21 25 −4 1.11[b]
10 Chambéry 18 4 8 6 15 24 −9 1.11[b]
11 Le Puy (res)[c] (R) 18 5 4 9 15 27 −12 1.06 Relegation to Regional 1
12 Aurillac[c] 18 4 5 9 23 22 +1 0.94
13 Thiers (R) 18 4 3 11 16 34 −18 0.83 Relegation to Regional 1
14 Saint-Flour (R) 18 1 4 13 20 50 −30 0.39
Source: Ligue Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes de Football
Rules for classification: see Special rule changes section
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Rumilly-Vallières and Hauts Lyonnais did not complete both games. Criteria 4 (number of away games completed) applies. Rumilly-Vallières completed 9, Hauts Lyonnais completed 8.
  2. ^ a b Clermont (res) and Chambéry did not complete both games. Both completed 9 away games. Criteria 5 (goal difference per game) applies. Clermont (res) -0.22 Chambéry -0.5
  3. ^ a b Aurillac were reprieved by the relegation of Mulhouse from Championnat National 2 and the subsequent reprieve of Saint-Priest in that division. Le Puy (res) cannot be reprieved because (as it stands) their first team are not in Championnat National. If they get a reprieve in that division, then Le Puy will be reprieved here instead of Aurillac.[57]

Top scorersEdit

As of the termination of the season. [58]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Omar Wade Gueugnon 16
  Johanne Akassou Versailles
3   Nelson Kabeya Sablé 15
  Tony Lambard Saint-Lô Manche
5   Pierre Grellier Bressuire 14
  Florian Jégu Dinan-Léhon
  Arthur Dallois Vire
  Alexis Poissonneau TA Rennes
9   Yanis Begraoui Auxerre (res) 13
  Pape Ibnou Bâ Athlético Marseille
  David Gigliotti Istres
  Thomas Vauvy Saint-Lô Manche
  Charly Charrier La Roche

Season outcomesEdit

PromotionEdit

Mont-de-Marsan, Châteaubriant, Bourges 18, Auxerre (res), Metz (res), Canet Roussillon, Beauvais, SM Caen (res), Plabennec, Versailles and Rumilly-Vallières finished in the promotion places, and were promoted to 2020–21 Championnat National 2, subject to ratification by the FFF and DNCG.

Athlético Marseille finished in a promotion place, but were initially denied promotion by the Commission Régionale de Contrôle des Clubs (CRCC) of the Ligue de Méditerranée and additionally administratively relegated to Régional 2 for financial irregularities. Their place was to have been taken by Aubagne.[40] On 6 July 2020, the appeal committee of the Direction National du Controle de Gestion overturned this decision, and returned the file to the CRCC for reconsideration, putting the promotion position in Group D on hold.[41] On 15 July 2020, the CRCC again denied the club promotion, handing the place back to Aubagne.[42] The club appealed again, and on 27 July 2020 the appeal committee of the DNCG confirmed the promotion.[43] Three days later, the disciplinary committee of the FFF announced that they were demoting the club back to National 3, due to the production of fraudulent documentation at the end of the 2018–19 season.[44]

Tours finished in a promotion place, but were denied promotion by the Direction National du Controle de Gestion of the FFF. Their place was taken by Bourges 18.[34][35]

RelegationEdit

Bassin d'Arcachon, Pau (res), Mérignac Arlac, Les Herbiers (res), La Flèche, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, Dreux, Gémenos, EUGA Ardziv, Balagne, Sens, Roche-Novillars, FCM Troyenne, Sarreguemines, Aigues-Mortes, Béziers (res), Auch, Rodéo, Grande-Synthe, Le Portel, Chambly (res), Arras, Grand-Quevilly, Pacy Ménilles, Gonfreville, Trégunc, Ergué-Gabéric, Guichen, Torcy, Noisy-le-Grand, Saint-Leu, Boulogne-Billancourt, Le Puy (res), Aurillac, Thiers and Saint-Flour finished in the relegation places and were relegated to the top division of their respective regional leagues, subject to any reprieves detailed in the next section.

ASPV Strasbourg were confirmed as relegated on 6 July 2020, due to the confirmation on appeal of the relegation of Mulhouse from Championnat National 2.[50]

ReprievesEdit

Aurillac were reprieved from relegation on 16 June 2020, when Mulhouse were administratively relegated from Championnat National 2, which led to the reprieve from relegation of Saint-Priest.[57]

A team may be reprieved in Group D following the eventual promotion of Athlético Marseille, however Gémenos have indicated they would reject this reprieve.[43]

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