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 promoted to Ligue Professionnelle 1 and the bottom 3 teams of each group relegated to the Inter-Régions Division. It was professional from 2010 to 2020.

Algerian Ligue 2
Organising bodyLigue Nationale du Football Amateur
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 championsOlympique Akbou
ES Mostaganem
Most championshipsCS Constantine
USM Bel-Abbès
(6 titles)
TV partnersFIFA+
Current: 2024–25 Ligue 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.

Competition name

Logo of the Ligue Professionnelle 2
Period Name
1962–1963 Critérium Régional
1963–1964 Promotion d'Honneur
1964–1966 Division d'Honneur
1966–1971 National II
1971–1977 Régional
1977–1979 Division 2
1979–1984 National 2
1984–1988 Régional
1988–1998 National 2
1998–1999 Division 1
1999–2000 National 1
2000–2010 Division 2
2010–2020 Ligue 2 Professionnelle
2020–present Ligue 2

Clubs participating for the 2024–25 season


The following 32 clubs will compete in Ligue 2 during the 2024–25 season.[5]

Previous seasons

Season Groups Winner Runner-up Third place
1963–64 Oranie USM Oran DH Nadjah AC DH FR Mascara
Algérois RC Kouba DH GSA Hydra DH SC Affreville
Constantinois AS Ain M'lila DH CS Constantine DH CA Batna
1964–65 Oranie SCM Oran P GC Mascara CR Témouchent
Algérois RC Kouba P OM Ruisseau JS Kabylie
Constantinois JSM Skikda P AS Ain M'lila CS Constantine
1965–66 Oranie USM Bel Abbès N2 CR Témouchent N2 JSM Tiaret
Algérois MC Alger N2 USM Alger N2 WA Boufarik
Constantinois JS Djidjelli N2 AS Khroub N2 CS Constantine
1966–67 JSM Skikda P USM Bel Abbès P MSP Batna
1967–68 MC Alger P JS Djidjelli P CR Témouchent
1968–69 JS Kabylie P USM Alger P JSM Tiaret
1969–70 Gr. Center-west JSM Tiaret P GC Mascara ES Mostaganem
Gr. Center-east CS Constantine P MSP Batna WO Rouiba
1970–71 Gr. Center-west WA Tlemcen P ASM Oran P JS El Biar
Gr. Center-east USM Annaba P MO Constantine P USM Khenchela
1971–72 Gr. West GC Mascara P MC Saïda ES Mostaganem
Gr. Center USM Blida P WA Boufarik USM El Harrach
Gr. East Jijel SD P MSP Batna USM Khenchela
1972–73 Gr. West WA Tlemcen P MC Saïda ES Mostaganem
Gr. Center WA Boufarik P USM Alger IMR El Harrach
Gr. East IR Sétif P ES Guelma USM Khenchela
1973–74 Gr. West GC Mascara[a] MC Saïda P SCM Oran
Gr. Center USM Alger P IMR El Harrach US Santé
Gr. East USM Khenchela P JSM Skikda ES Guelma
1974–75 Gr. West ASM Oran P WA Tlemcen SCM Oran
Gr. Center USM El Harrach P AR El Harrach OS Alger
Gr. East CA Batna P AS Ain M'lila AS Khroub
1975–76 Gr. West RCG Oran P USM Oran JSM Tiaret
Gr. Center Asnam SO P USM Blida CS DNC Alger
Gr. East USM Ain Beida P ES Guelma AS Ain M'lila
1976–77 Gr. West ASM Oran P WA Tlemcen USM Bel Abbès
Gr. Center CS DNC/ANP Alger P WA Rouiba USM Blida
Gr. East CS Constantine P USM Khenchela HAMRA Annaba
1977–78 Gr. West ESM Bel Abbès GCB Mascara IRB Relizane
Gr. Center OMR El Annasser NR Blida IRB El Harrach
Gr. East ESM Guelma USM Khenchela CRE Constantine
1978–79 Gr. West GCB Mascara P ESM Bel Abbès NT Tlemcen
Gr. Center IR Saha P SR El Khemis WO Boufarik
Gr. East ESM Guelma P USM Khenchela WKF Collo
1979–80 Gr. Center-west ESM Bel Abbès P NT Tlemcen MB Saïda
Gr. Center-east WKF Collo P CM Constantine NRB Khroub
1980–81 Gr. Center-west USK Alger P ARB Arbaa RCM Relizane
Gr. Center-east IRB Aïn Béïda P JS Djijel AB Aïn M'lila
1981–82 Gr. Center-west WO Boufarik P WM Tlemcen OM Médéa
Gr. Center-east ESM Guelma P ASC Bordj Bou Arreridj JS Djijel
1982–83 Gr. Center-west ASO Chlef P OM Médéa WM Tlemcen
Gr. Center-east JS Bordj Ménaïel P USM Annaba ISM Aïn Beïda
1983–84 Gr. Center-west JCM Tiaret P WM Tlemcen P OM Médéa
Gr. Center-east AM Aïn M'lila P USM Annaba P ISM Aïn Beïda
1984–85 Gr. West RCM Relizane P CRB Sfisef ESO Mostaganem
Gr. Center JH Djazaïr P NR Blida USK Alger
Gr. East ISM Aïn Béïda P IRB Sétif MB Skikda
1985–86 Gr. West MB Saïda P JCM Tiaret CCB Sig
Gr. Center MP Alger P USK Alger OM Médéa
Gr. East CM Constantine P MB Skikda ASC Bordj Bou Arreridj
1986–87 Gr. West JCM Tiaret P CCB Sig ESM Bel Abbès
Gr. Center USK Alger P USM Blida ISM Koléa
Gr. East MB Skikda P MO Constantine NRB Khroub
1987–88 Gr. West US Bel Abbès P Ghali de Mascara Chabab de Mecheria
Gr. Center Raed de Kouba P Union de Blida Olympique de Médéa
Gr. East Mouloudia de Constantine P Mouloudia de Batna Chabab de Constantine
1988–89 Entente de Sétif P Jeunesse de Belcourt P Widad de Tlemcen
1989–90 WA Tlemcen P CS Constantine P MB Batna
1990–91 NA Hussein Dey P ES Guelma P USM Blida
1991–92 Gr. West WRB Mostaganem P GC Mascara CC Sig
Gr. Center USM Blida P ASO Chlef USM Alger
Gr. East IRB Oum El-Bouaghi P CS Constantine USM Ain Beida
1992–93 Gr. West USM Bel Abbès P JSM Tiaret GC Mascara
Gr. Center WA Boufarik P E Sour El Ghozlane IR Ouled Naïl
Gr. East CA Batna P MSP Batna CS Constantine
1993–94 Gr. West GC Mascara P ASM Oran CC Sig
Gr. Center ASO Chlef P USM Alger IRB Hadjout
Gr. East CS Constantine P ES Collo MSP Batna
1994–95 Gr. West ASM Oran P ES Mostaganem CC Sig
Gr. Center USM Alger P RC Kouba OM Médéa
Gr. East USM Aïn Beïda P ES Sétif MSP Batna
1995–96 Gr. West WA Mostaganem P GC Mascara CRB Mazouna
Gr. Center NA Hussein Dey P OM Ruisseau OM Médéa
Gr. East MO Constantine P JSM Tébessa ES Sétif
1996–97 Gr. West ES Mostaganem P ASM Oran CRB Mecheria
Gr. Center USM Blida P JS Bordj Menaïel OM Ruisseau
Gr. East ES Sétif P USM Annaba USM Khenchela
1997–98 Gr. West SA Mohammadia P GC Mascara P ASM Oran P
Gr. Center NA Hussein Dey P RC Kouba P IRB Hadjout P
Gr. East CA Bordj Bou Arreridj P JSM Tébessa P JSM Béjaïa P
1998–99[b] Gr. West WA Mostaganem N1 CC Sig MC Saïda
Gr. Center JS Bordj Menaïel N1 ESM Boudouaou ASO Chlef
Gr. East HB Chelghoum Laïd N1 MSP Batna CB Mila
Gr. South CR Beni Thour N1 CRB Mecheria No 3rd place[c]
1999–00 ASM Oran P CS Constantine USM El Harrach
2000–01 Gr. Center-west RC Kouba P ES Mostaganem USM Bel Abbès
Gr. Center-east CA Bordj Bou Arreridj P US Biskra NA Hussein Dey
2001–02 Gr. Center-west ASO Chlef P USM Bel Abbès ES Mostaganem
Gr. Center-east NA Hussein Dey P CS Constantine OMR El Annasser
2002–03 Gr. Center-west MC Alger P USM Bel Abbès USM El Harrach
Gr. Center-east US Chaouia P CS Constantine JSM Skikda
2003–04 Gr. West GC Mascara P ASM Oran USM Bel Abbès
Gr. Center OMR El Annasser P USM El Harrach Paradou AC
Gr. East CS Constantine P MO Constantine MC El Eulma
2004–05 US Biskra P Paradou AC P CA Batna P
2005–06 OMR El Annasser P JSM Béjaïa P ASM Oran P
2006–07 USM Annaba P AS Khroub P MC Saïda P
2007–08 MC El Eulma P MSP Batna P RC Kouba P
2008–09 WA Tlemcen P MC Oran P CA Batna P
2009–10 MC Saïda P ASM Oran P ES Mostaganem P
2010–11 CS Constantine P NA Hussein Dey P CA Batna P
2011–12 CA Bordj Bou Arréridj P JS Saoura P USM Bel-Abbès P
2012–13 CRB Aïn Fakroun P RC Arbaâ P MO Béjaïa P
2013–14 USM Bel Abbès P NA Hussein Dey P ASM Oran P
2014–15 USM Blida P DRB Tadjenanet P RC Relizane P
2015–16 Olympique de Médéa P CA Batna P USM Bel-Abbès P
2016–17 Paradou AC P USM Blida P US Biskra P
2017–18 MO Béjaïa P AS Aïn M'lila P CA Bordj Bou Arréridj P
2018–19 US Biskra P NC Magra P ASO Chlef P
2019–20 Olympique de Médéa P JSM Skikda P WA Tlemcen P
2020–21 Gr. West MCB Oued Sly CR Témouchent ASM Oran
Gr. Center RC Arbaâ P JSM Bejaia MO Bejaia
Gr. East HB Chelghoum Laïd P USM Annaba US Chaouia
2021–22 Gr. Center-west MC El Bayadh P CR Témouchent RC Kouba
Gr. Center-east USM Khenchela P JS Bordj Ménaïel NRB Teleghma
2022–23 Gr. Center-west ES Ben Aknoun P ES Mostaganem JSM Tiaret
Gr. Center-east US Souf P AS Khroub NRB Teleghma
2023–24 Gr. Center-west ES Mostaganem P RC Kouba WA Mostaganem
Gr. Center-east Olympique Akbou P MSP Batna JS Bordj Ménaïel
2024–25 Gr. Center-west
Gr. Center-east


  • In P are the teams who were promoted to Ligue 1
  • In DH are the teams who were promoted to a new division 2 (Division d'Honneur)
  • In N2 are the teams who were promoted to a new division 2 (National 2)
  • In N1 are the teams who were promoted to a new division 2 (National 1)
  • In Bold are the teams who won the Championship play–offs.

Performances by club

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years Runner-up years
CS Constantine 6 7 1969–70, 1976–77, 1985–86, 1993–94, 2003–04, 2010–11 1963–64, 1979–80, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2002–03
USM Bel Abbès 6 4 1965–66, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1987–88, 1992–93, 2013–14 1966–67, 1978–79, 2001–02, 2002–03
GC Mascara 5 7 1971–72, 1973–74, 1978–79, 1993–94, 2003–04 1964–65, 1969–70, 1977–78, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1997–98
USM Blida 4 6 1971–72, 1991–92, 1996–97, 2014–15 1975–76, 1977–78, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88, 2016–17
WA Tlemcen 4 5 1970–71, 1972–73, 1989–90, 2008–09 1974–75, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1983–84
USM Alger 4 5 1973–74, 1980–81, 1986–87, 1994–95 1965–66, 1968–69, 1972–73, 1985–86, 1993–94
ASM Oran 4 5 1974–75, 1976–77, 1994–95, 1999–00 1970–71, 1993–94, 1996–97, 2003–04, 2009–10
RC Kouba 4 3 1963–64, 1964–65, 1987–88, 2000–01 1994–95, 1997–98, 2023–24
NA Hussein Dey 4 2 1990–91, 1995–96, 1997–98, 2001–02 2010–11, 2013–14
ASO Chlef 4 1 1975–76, 1982–83, 1993–94, 2001–02 1991–92
MC Alger 4 0 1965–66, 1967–68, 1985–86, 2002–03
USM Aïn Beïda 4 0 1975–76, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1994–95

Relegated and promoted teams


Relegated teams (from Ligue 1 to Ligue 2)

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 relegation
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
2022–23 RC Arbaâ, HB Chelghoum Laïd
2023–24 ES Ben Aknoun, US Souf

Relegated teams (from Ligue 2 to the Third Division)

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[6]
2022–23 MC Saïda, US Chaouia, WA Tlemcen, HAMRA Annaba, JSM Skikda, RC Relizane
2023–24 AS Aïn M'lila, E Sour El Ghozlane, MC El Eulma, WA Boufarik, Olympique de Médéa, JS Guir
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[7]
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[8]
2022–23 ESM Koléa, JS Guir, MSP Batna, Olympique Akbou, Olympique de Magrane, WA Mostaganem[9]
2023–24 JS Djijel, JS El Biar, MC Saïda, US Chaouia, MB Rouissat, US Bechar Djedid

Top scorers

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[10]
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[11]
2019–20 Tawfik El Ghomari Olympique de Médéa 10
2020–21 Belkacem Yadadene HB Chelghoum Laïd 19
2021–22 Abdelmalek Meftahi WA Boufarik 19

Notes & references



  1. ^ GC Mascara champion of D2 is stripped of his title and relegated to D3 by LOFA. MC Saïda who finished second moved to D2 in his place.
  2. ^ No promotion for D1, the winners for each group acceded to the new division 2 forma, the National 1.
  3. ^ No 3rd place team, CR Beni Thour and CRB Mecheria played a play-off match to determine the winner


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