2007–08 Ligue 2

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The Ligue 2 season 2007–08 was the sixty-sixth[1] since its establishment, and started in August 2007. The fixtures were announced in June 2007.

FC Metz, the champions of Ligue 2, SM Caen, and RC Strasbourg were promoted to France's top division Ligue 1. Whereas, Troyes AC, CS Sedan, and FC Nantes were relegated to Ligue 2. The first matches of the season were played on 27 July 2007, and the season ended on 16 May 2008. The new Ligue 2 champions were crowned on 2 May 2008 when Le Havre AC drew with Montpellier HSC following FC Nantes's loss to Amiens SC that same day. As champions, Le Havre will be promoted to France's highest football division Ligue 1 for the upcoming 2008-09 season. For finishing in 2nd place and 3rd, both FC Nantes and Grenoble Foot 38 achieved promotion as well.

The relegation places were filled by FC Gueugnon, who were relegated after losing to AC Ajaccio on April 18, 2008. FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin, who were relegated after to CS Sedan on May 2, 2008 and Chamois Niortais FC, who were relegated on the final day after losing to US Boulogne who were occupying the last relegation place coming into the final day.

20 participating teams[edit]

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League table[edit]

Last updated May 16, 2008

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Notes
1
Le Havre (C) (P)
38
22
12
4
66
30
+36
78
Promoted to Ligue 1
2
Nantes (P)
38
19
13
6
58
34
+24
70
3
Grenoble (P)
38
17
12
9
44
30
+14
63
4
Sedan
38
15
13
10
46
40
+6
58
5
Clermont
38
14
15
9
50
41
+9
57
6
Troyes
38
15
12
11
46
44
+2
57
7
Brest
38
15
12
11
38
38
0
57
8
Montpellier
38
14
12
12
43
32
+11
54
9
Ajaccio
38
14
12
12
37
41
-4
54
10
Angers
38
13
14
11
39
35
+4
53
11
SC Bastia1
38
14
9
15
45
46
-1
49
12
Guingamp
38
11
15
12
41
37
+4
48
13
Stade Reims
38
12
10
16
44
52
-8
46
14
Amiens
38
11
12
15
49
51
-2
45
15
Châteauroux
38
11
12
15
34
42
-8
45
16
Boulogne
38
12
7
19
37
54
-17
43
17
Dijon
38
9
15
14
32
51
-19
42
18
Niort (R)
38
11
8
19
38
48
-10
41
Relegated to
Championnat National
19
Libourne-Saint-Seurin (R)
38
7
11
20
41
62
-21
32
20
Gueugnon (R)
38
5
12
21
39
59
-20
27

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

1. SC Bastia have been deducted two points by the Discipline Commission following an incident away to FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin on September 14, 2007.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Last updated May 16, 2008

The top goalscorer was awarded to Le Havre AC's Guillaume Hoarau finishing with a stunning 28 goals averaging a goal per 118 minutes.

Position Player's name Nationality Club Goals
1 Guillaume Hoarau  France Le Havre AC 28
2 Grégory Thil  France US Boulogne 16
- Cédric Fauré  France Stade Reims 16
4 Titi Buengo  Angola Amiens SC 14
5 Nassim Akrour  Algeria Grenoble 13
6 Paul Alo'o  Cameroon Angers SCO 12
- Xavier Pentecôte  France SC Bastia 12
- Stéphane Noro  France Troyes AC 12
9 Souleymane Camara  Senegal Montpellier HSC 11
- Claudiu Keserü  Romania Libourne-Saint-Seurin 11

Managers[edit]

Club Head coach
Ajaccio Germany Rohr, GernotGernot Rohr
Amiens France Batelli, LudovicLudovic Batelli
Angers France Garcia, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Garcia
Bastia France Casoni, BernardBernard Casoni
Boulogne France Montanier, PhilippePhilippe Montanier
Brest France Janin, PascalPascal Janin
Châteauroux France Daury, CédricCédric Daury then Sarramagna, ChristianChristian Sarramagna
Clermont France Ollé-Nicolle, DidierDidier Ollé-Nicolle
Dijon France Romano, SergeSerge Romano then Bosnia and Herzegovina Hadžibegić, FarukFaruk Hadžibegić
Grenoble Bosnia and Herzegovina Baždarević, MehmedMehmed Baždarević
Gueugnon France Ravera, AlainAlain Ravera then Dupont, AlexAlex Dupont
Guingamp France Patrick Rémy then Zvunka, VictorVictor Zvunka
Le Havre France Nobilo, Jean MarcJean Marc Nobilo
Libourne-Saint-Seurin France Tholot, DidierDidier Tholot
Montpellier France Courbis, RollandRolland Courbis
Nantes Armenia Der Zakarian, MichelMichel Der Zakarian
Niort France Bonnevay, JackyJacky Bonnevay then Michel, SamuelSamuel Michel
Stade Reims France Froger, ThierryThierry Froger
Sedan France Pasqualetti, JoséJosé Pasqualetti
Troyes France Troch, DenisDenis Troch

Stadia[edit]

Last updated August 8, 2008

Team Stadium Capacity Avg. Attendance
AC Ajaccio Stade François Coty 12,000 2,218
Amiens SC Stade de la Licorne 12,097 9,427
Angers SCO Stade Jean Bouin 17,000 6,973
SC Bastia Stade Armand Cesari 12,000 2,685
US Boulogne Stade de la Libération 7,300 5,180
Stade Brest 29 Stade Francis-Le Blé 10,189 5,730
LB Châteauroux Stade Gaston Petit 17,173 6,520
Clermont Foot Stade Gabriel Montpied 10,363 5,368
Dijon FCO Stade Gaston Gérard 7,900 4,890
Grenoble Foot 38 Stade des Alpes 20,000 9,999
FC Gueugnon Stade Jean Laville 13,827 2,830
En Avant Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 18,126 9,043
Le Havre AC Stade Jules Deschaseaux 16,454 11,632
FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin Stade Jean-Antoine Moueix 8,000 2,608
Montpellier HSC Stade de la Mosson 32,900 7,247
FC Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 32,285 22,771
Chamois Niortais FC Stade René Gaillard 10,988 5,358
Stade Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 25,000 6,861
CS Sedan Ardennes Stade Louis Dugauguez 23,189 9,590
Troyes AC Stade de l'Aube 21,877 10,110

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