Algerian Ligue 2

The Algerian Ligue 2, also called Ligue 2 , formerly known as Ligue Professionnelle 2 and Championnat National 2, is the second highest division overall in the Algerian football league system. Administered by the Ligue Nationale du Football Amateur, it is contested by 32 clubs, divided into two groups with the two champions of each group prmote to Ligue Professionnelle 1 and the bottom 3 teams of each group relegate to the Inter-Régions Division. It was professional from 2010 to 2020.

Algerian Ligue 2
Country Algeria
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Number of teams32
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toLigue Professionnelle 1
Relegation toInter-Régions Division
Domestic cup(s)Algerian Cup
Algerian Super Cup
Current championsMC El Bayadh
USM Khenchela
Most championshipsUSM Bel-Abbès
(5 titles)
Current: 2022–23 Ligue 2


Logo of the Ligue Professionnelle 2

The league was created in 1962, when Algeria became an independent nation, and has been played in a number of different formats.

In 2010, the league became fully professional.[1] Prior to the start of the 2010 season, the name of the league was changed to the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2 to reflect the professionalization of the league.[2]

On 15 December 2011, six clubs from the league were sanctioned by the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) for not responding to their set deadline (7 December 2011) in solving the disputes between their players. The following clubs were banned from recruiting any player during the winter transfer window: US Biskra, RC Kouba, MO Bejaia, CA Bordj Bou Arréridj, USM Annaba and MO Constantine. The clubs were also informed that, if the disputes are not resolved within a period of one month they would further be sanctioned with a deduction of points.[3] In the 2020-21 season, the level returned to its amateur format and were played between 36 teams in three groups of 12 teams, with play-offs between the champions of each group. The winners and the runners-up of the play-offs were promoted to the Ligue Professionnelle 1 and the bottom four teams of each group relegated to the Inter-Régions Division.[4] In the 2021-22 season, the format changed again, with 32 teams divided into two groups of 16. The champions of each group promote to the Ligue Professionnelle 1 and the bottom four teams of each group relegate to the Inter-Régions Division.

Clubs participating for the 2022–23 seasonEdit

The following 32 clubs will compete in Ligue 2 during the 2022–23 season.

Group Centre-eastEdit

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
AS Aïn M'lila Aïn M'lila Touhami Zoubir Khelifi Stadium 8,000
AS Khroub El Khroub Abed Hamdani Stadium 8,000
CA Batna Batna Mustapha Seffouhi Stadium 5,000
E Sour El Ghozlane Sour El-Ghozlane Mohamed Derradji Stadium 5,000
HAMRA Annaba Annaba Colonel Abdelkader Chabou Stadium 10,000
IB Khémis El Khechna Khemis El-Khechna Abdelkader Zerrouki Stadium 8,000
IRB Ouargla Ouargla 13 February Stadium 18,000
JS Bordj Ménaïel Bordj Menaïel Salah Takdjerad Stadium 7,000
JSM Skikda Skikda 20 August 1955 Stadium 30,000
MC El Eulma El Eulma Amar Hareche Stadium 5,000
MO Constantine Constantine Ramadane Ben Abdelmalek Stadium 8,000
NRB Teleghma Teleghma Bachir Khabaza Stadium 5,000
US Chaouia Oum El Bouaghi Hassouna Zerdani Stadium 5,000
USM Annaba Annaba 19 May 1956 Stadium 56,000
USM El Harrach El Harrach 1 November 1954 Stadium 6,000
US Souf El Oued El Oued Stadium 9,000

Group Centre-westEdit

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
ASM Oran Oran Habib Bouakeul Stadium 18,000
CR Témouchent Aïn Témouchent Omar Oucief Stadium 11,500
ES Ben Aknoun Ben Aknoun El Mokrani Stadium 5,000
ES Mostaganem Mostaganem Mohamed Bensaïd Stadium 37,000
GC Mascara Mascara The African Unity Stadium 22,000
JSM Tiaret Tiaret Ahmed Kaïd Stadium 35,000
MCB Oued Sly Oued Sly Mohamed Boumezrag Stadium 18,000
MC Saïda Saïda Saïd Amara Stadium 25,000
NA Hussein Dey Algiers 20 August 1955 Stadium 10,000
Olympique de Médéa Médéa Imam Lyes Stadium 12,000
RC Kouba Kouba Mohamed Benhaddad Stadium 10,000
RC Relizane Relizane Tahar Zoughari Stadium 30,000
SC Mécheria Mécheria 20 August 1955 Stadium 10,000
SKAF Khemis Miliana Khemis Miliana Mohamed Belkebir Stadium 8,000
WA Boufarik Boufarik Mohamed Reggaz Stadium 8,000
WA Tlemcen Tlemcen Colonel Lotfi Stadium 18,000

Previous seasonsEdit


Season League champions points Runner-up points Third place points fourth place points
2010–11 CS Constantine 57 NA Hussein Dey 52 CA Batna 51
2011–12 CA Bordj Bou Arréridj 57 JS Saoura 56 USM Bel-Abbès 50
2012–13 CRB Aïn Fakroun 57 RC Arbaâ 57 MO Béjaïa 56
2013–14 USM Bel-Abbès 55 NA Hussein Dey 53 ASM Oran 52
2014–15 USM Blida 53 DRB Tadjenanet 49 RC Relizane 48
2015–16 Olympique de Médéa 54 CA Batna 50 USM Bel-Abbès 49
2016–17 Paradou AC 62 USM Blida 51 US Biskra 51
2017–18 MO Béjaïa 60 AS Aïn M'lila 54 CA Bordj Bou Arréridj 53
2018–19 US Biskra 55 NC Magra 53 ASO Chlef 52
2019–20 Olympique de Médéa 42 JSM Skikda 40 WA Tlemcen 39 RC Relizane 36
Season Play-offs champions Play-offs Runners-up
2020–21 HB Chelghoum Laïd RC Arbaâ
Season Group Centre-east champions Group Centre-west champions
2021–22 USM Khenchela MC El Bayadh

Relegated teams (from Ligue 1 to Ligue 2)Edit

Season Clubs
2010–11 CA Bordj Bou Arreridj, USM Annaba, USM Blida
2011–12 AS Khroub, MC Saïda, NA Hussein Dey
2012–13 CA Batna, USM Bel-Abbès, WA Tlemcen
2013–14 CA Bordj Bou Arréridj, CRB Aïn Fakroun, JSM Béjaïa
2014–15 ASO Chlef, MC El Eulma, USM Bel-Abbès
2015–16 ASM Oran, RC Arbaâ, USM Blida
2016–17 RC Relizane, CA Batna, MO Béjaïa
2017–18 US Biskra, USM El Harrach, USM Blida
2018–19 MO Bejaia, Olympique de Médéa, DRB Tadjenanet
2019–20 No religation
2020–21 AS Aïn M'lila, USM Bel Abbès, CA Bordj Bou Arréridj, JSM Skikda
2021–22 Olympique de Médéa, NA Hussein Dey, RC Relizane, WA Tlemcen

Relegated teams (from Ligue 2 to the Third Division)Edit

Season Clubs
2010–11 CR Témouchent, JSM Skikda
2011–12 US Biskra, RC Kouba, Paradou AC
2012–13 CR Témouchent, MO Constantine, SA Mohammadia
2013–14 ES Mostaganem, MSP Batna, USM Annaba
2014–15 AB Merouana, ESM Koléa, WA Tlemcen
2015–16 OM Arzew, US Chaouia, USMM Hadjout
2016–17 WA Boufarik, RC Arbaâ, AS Khroub
2017–18 GC Mascara, CA Batna, CRB Aïn Fakroun
2018–19 ES Mostaganem, RC Kouba, USM Blida
2019–20 No relegation
2020–21 AS Khroub, CRB Ouled Djellal, MSP Batna, DRB Tadjenanet, CR Beni Thour, A Bou Saâda, WR M'Sila, USM Blida, RCB Oued Rhiou, US Remchi, IRB El Kerma, OM Arzew
2021–22 MO Bejaia, JSM Béjaïa, CRB Aïn Oussera, USMM Hadjout, USM Bel Abbès, CA Bordj Bou Arréridj, IB Lakhdaria, SC Aïn Defla[5]


Season Clubs
2010–11 JS Saoura, MO Béjaïa
2011–12 CRB Aïn Fakroun, CR Témouchent, RC Arbaâ
2012–13 A Bou Saâda, US Chaouia, USMM Hadjout
2013–14 DRB Tadjenanet, ESM Koléa, RC Relizane
2014–15 JSM Skikda, OM Arzew, Paradou AC
2015–16 GC Mascara, US Biskra, WA Boufarik
2016–17 AS Aïn M'lila, RC Kouba, WA Tlemcen
2017–18 ES Mostaganem, NC Magra, USM Annaba
2018–19 AS Khroub, RC Arbaâ, OM Arzew
2019–20 CRB Ouled Djellal, MO Constantine, MSP Batna, CA Batna, US Chaouia, USM Khenchela, HB Chelghoum Laïd, NRB Teleghma, CR Beni Thour, WA Boufarik, ES Ben Aknoun, CRB Aïn Oussera, IB Lakhdaria, WR M'Sila, RC Kouba, USM Blida, CR Témouchent, IRB El Kerma, MCB Oued Sly, RCB Oued Rhiou, SC Aïn Defla, JSM Tiaret, US Remchi, SKAF Khemis Miliana[6]
2020–21 JS Bordj Ménaïel, GC Mascara, HAMRA Annaba, IRB Ouargla, MC El Bayadh, USMM Hadjout
2021–22 IB Khémis El Khechna, E Sour El Ghozlane, AS Khroub, ES Mostaganem, SC Mécheria, US Souf[7]

Top scorersEdit

Season Top scorer Club Goals
2004–05 Rachid Amrane ASM Oran 20
2005–06 Sofiane Hanister ASM Oran 15
2006–07 Adel El Hadi
Cheikh Hamidi
USM Annaba
MC Saïda
2007–08 Farès Fellahi MC El Eulma 24
2008–09 Youcef Ghazali WA Tlemcen 15
2009–10 Kamel Kherkhache AB Merouana 16
2010–11 Salim Hanifi RC Kouba 17
2011–12 Abdelhak Motrani JS Saoura 16
2012–13 Farès Amrane MO Béjaïa 19
2013–14 Hocine Achiou USM Bel-Abbès 12
2014–15 Kheiredine Merzougi RC Relizane 17[8]
2015–16 Mohamed Amine Hamia Olympique de Médéa 14
2016–17 Adel Djabout US Biskra 14
2017–18 Ismail Belkacemi MO Béjaïa 12
2018–19 Brahim Benachour US Biskra 12[9]
2019–20 Tawfik El Ghomari Olympique de Médéa 10
2020–21 Belkacem Yadadene HB Chelghoum Laïd 19
2021–22 Abdelmalek Meftahi WA Boufarik 19


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