2016–17 Ligue 2

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Ligue 2
Season 2016–17
Champions Strasbourg
Promoted Strasbourg
Amiens
Troyes
Relegated Red Star
Laval
Matches played 380
Goals scored 903 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorer 23 goals Adama Niane, Troyes
All statistics correct as of 12:59, 25 May 2017 (UTC).

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]

Teams[edit]

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 attendances[edit]

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 changes[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

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 kits[edit]

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

1Subject to change during the season.

Managerial changes[edit]

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

League table[edit]

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]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] 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 games played on 19 May 2017.
Source: Ligue 2
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

As of end of season [32]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Mali Adama Niane Troyes 23
2 Morocco Khalid Boutaïb Strasbourg 20
3 Gabon Denis Bouanga Tours 16
Spain Cristian López Lens
5 Madagascar Faneva Imà Andriatsima Sochaux 14
Cameroon Andé Dona Ndoh Niort
7 Morocco Rachid Alioui Nîmes 13
France Rémy Dugimont Clermont
9 France Neal Maupay Brest 11
France Riad Nouri Ajaccio

Play-offs[edit]

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 FC 0–1 Orléans
Report Sami Goal 49'

Orléans 1–0 Paris FC
Nabab Goal 75' Report
Referee: Frank Schneider

Orléans won 2–0 on aggregate.

Attendances[edit]

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

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