2004–05 Luxembourg National Division

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The 2004–05 season of Luxembourg's National Division ran from 7 August 2004 to 29 May 2005. The league title was won by F91 Dudelange.

Teams[edit]

Locations of participating teams across Luxembourg.

The 2004–05 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 24 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 F91 Dudelange, FC Etzella Ettelbruck, Jeunesse Esch, and FC Victoria Rosport.

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, F91 Dudelange, the top team in the title group, was declared the league champion. The fourth-placed team in each of the relegation groups (Union Luxembourg and CA Spora Luxembourg 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, F91 Dudelange qualified for the Champions League. Etzella Ettelbruck qualified for the UEFA Cup as runners-up. CS Pétange qualified for the UEFA Cup by the Luxembourg Cup.

Final standings[edit]

First stage[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 F91 Dudelange 22 18 2 2 56 13 +43 56 Qualify for title play-off
2 FC Etzella Ettelbruck 22 17 1 4 57 23 +34 52 Qualify for title play-off
3 Jeunesse Esch 22 12 5 5 50 28 +22 41 Qualify for title play-off
4 FC Victoria Rosport 22 12 5 5 43 33 +10 41 Qualify for title play-off
5 CS Grevenmacher 22 9 5 8 40 27 +13 32
6 FC Swift Hesperange 22 8 5 9 28 34 -6 29
7 CS Alliance 01 22 8 4 10 31 47 -16 28
8 CS Pétange 22 8 3 11 38 34 +4 27
9 FC Wiltz 71 22 8 1 13 25 37 -12 25
10 CA Spora Luxembourg 22 5 3 14 24 54 -30 18
11 Union Luxembourg 22 3 5 14 14 44 -30 14
12 FC Avenir Beggen 22 2 5 15 20 52 -32 11

Second stage[edit]

Title Play-off[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 F91 Dudelange 28 22 4 2 74 15 +59 70 Champions; qualify for the UEFA Champions League
2 FC Etzella Ettelbruck 28 20 4 4 68 29 +39 64 Qualify for the UEFA Cup
3 Jeunesse Esch 28 13 6 9 58 45 +13 45
4 FC Victoria Rosport 28 13 5 10 45 47 -2 44

Relegation Group A[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 CS Alliance 01 28 12 5 11 45 54 -9 41
2 CS Grevenmacher 28 11 7 10 57 40 +17 40
3 FC Wiltz 71 28 8 2 18 30 56 -26 26
4 Union Luxembourg 28 6 7 15 26 53 -27 25 Relegated

Relegation Group B[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 FC Swift Hesperange 28 11 6 11 39 46 -7 39
2 CS Pétange 28 10 5 13 50 45 +5 35
3 FC Avenir Beggen 28 6 6 16 37 60 -23 24
4 CA Spora Luxembourg 28 5 5 18 29 68 -41 20 Relegated

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Sergio Pupovac Luxembourg CS Alliance 01 24
2 Daniel Huss Luxembourg CS Grevenmacher 21
3 Stéphane Martine France F91 Dudelange 20
4 Laurent Dutheil Luxembourg CS Pétange 19
5 Patrick Grettnich Luxembourg FC Etzella Ettelbruck 15
=6 Philippe Dürrer Luxembourg FC Swift Hesperange 13
=6 Ahmed El Aouad France CS Grevenmacher 13
=6 Luc Mischo Luxembourg FC Etzella Ettelbruck 13
=6 Frank Wagner Germany FC Victoria Rosport 13
=6 Stefan Wagner German Jeunesse Esch 13
=6 Patrick Zöllner Germany FC Victoria Rosport 13

Team changes for 2005-06 season[edit]

The champions and runners-up of the Division of Honour, UN Käerjeng 97 and US Rumelange, were promoted automatically.

After the 2004-05 season ended, the two relegated clubs, Spora Luxembourg and Union Luxembourg, went ahead with the pre-arranged amalgamation with CS Alliance 01, another National Division club based in Luxembourg City. The new club, Racing FC Union Luxembourg, took Alliance 01's place in the National Division, leaving no teams to be relegated to the Division of Honour.