2003–04 Luxembourg National Division

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The 2003-04 season of Luxembourg's National Division ran from 9 August 2003 to 16 May 2004. The league title was won by Jeunesse Esch.

Teams[edit]

Locations of participating teams across Luxembourg.

The 2003-04 season saw the National Division's roster of twelve clubs include:

Format[edit]

The twelve teams completed the round-robin by playing each other twice (once home and once away) by 4 April. Then, the league divided into three. The top four teams were separated from the rest and formed the 'Title group' . The bottom eight teams were then subdivided into two groups of four, titled 'Relegation group A' and 'Relegation group B' . In the event, the top four were Jeunesse Esch, F91 Dudelange, FC Etzella Ettelbruck, and CS Grevenmacher.

In each of the three mini-leagues, each team played each of the three other teams in the mini-league twice (once home and once away). To these results were added the 22 results of the first stage. The overall points totals (and goal difference, etc.) were used to determine each club's position in its respective mini-league.

After calculating the final results after 28 games, Jeunesse Esch, the top team in the title group, was declared the league champion. The fourth-placed team in each of the relegation groups (FC Mondercange and US Rumelange in groups A and B respectively) was relegated to the Division of Honour.

This format is no longer used; the current season, 2006-07 uses a straightforward round-robin.

European qualification[edit]

Luxembourg was assigned one spot in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, for the league champions; it was also assigned two spots in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Cup, for the runners-up and the winners of the Luxembourg Cup. As league champions, Jeunesse Esch qualified for the Champions League. F91 Dudelange qualified for the UEFA Cup as runners-up. In addition, as F91 Dudelange won the Luxembourg Cup and the other finalist (CS Pétange) was not a National Division team, the UEFA Cup spot assigned to the cup winners went to FC Etzella Ettelbruck, who finished third in the league.

Final standings[edit]

First stage[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Jeunesse Esch 22 19 1 2 56 13 +43 58 Qualify for title play-off
2 F91 Dudelange 22 14 4 4 52 19 +33 46 Qualify for title play-off
3 FC Etzella Ettelbruck 22 12 8 2 56 29 +27 44 Qualify for title play-off
4 CS Grevenmacher 22 11 3 8 47 33 +14 36 Qualify for title play-off
5 CA Spora Luxembourg 22 12 0 10 49 48 +1 36
6 Union Luxembourg 22 9 5 8 31 21 +10 32
7 FC Swift Hesperange 22 8 1 13 28 41 -13 25
8 FC Victoria Rosport 22 7 3 12 33 38 -6 24
9 FC Avenir Beggen 22 5 5 12 28 55 -27 18
10 US Rumelange 22 4 6 12 28 55 -27 18
11 FC Mondercange 22 5 3 14 24 52 -28 18
12 FC Wiltz 71 22 5 3 14 20 48 -28 18

Second stage[edit]

Title Play-off[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Jeunesse Esch 28 22 2 4 70 23 +47 68 Champions; qualify for the UEFA Champions League
2 F91 Dudelange 28 18 5 5 62 26 +36 59 Qualify for the UEFA Cup
3 FC Etzella Ettelbruck 28 13 9 6 63 41 +22 48
4 CS Grevenmacher 28 13 4 11 56 44 +12 43

Relegation Group A[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 CA Spora Luxembourg 28 14 2 12 56 57 -1 44
2 FC Swift Hesperange 28 10 2 16 34 47 -13 32
3 FC Avenir Beggen 28 7 7 14 28 54 -26 28
4 FC Mondercange 28 7 6 15 32 58 -26 27 Relegated

Relegation Group B[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Union Luxembourg 28 11 6 11 44 31 +15 39
2 FC Victoria Rosport 28 9 4 15 38 50 -12 31
3 FC Wiltz 71 28 7 7 14 31 54 -23 28
4 US Rumelange 28 6 8 14 37 66 -29 26 Relegated

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 José Gomes Portugal CA Spora Luxembourg 24
2 Patrick Grettnich Luxembourg FC Etzella Ettelbruck 21
3 Daniel Huss Luxembourg CS Grevenmacher 17
4 Frédéric Cicchirillo France F91 Dudelange 16
5 Philippe Dillmann France US Rumelange 15
6 Luc Mischo Luxembourg FC Etzella Ettelbruck 14
=7 Tomasz Gruszczyński Poland CS Grevenmacher 13
=7 Aldino Medina Cape Verde FC Avenir Beggen 13
=7 Sascha Schneider Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 13
=7 Ahmed Zerrouki Morocco CS Grevenmacher 13

Team changes for 2004-05 season[edit]

The champions and runners-up of the Division of Honour, CS Alliance 01 and CS Pétange, were promoted automatically. FC Mondercange and US Rumelange were relegated.