2008–09 Luxembourg National Division

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BGL Ligue
Season 2008–09
Champions F91 Dudelange
8th championship
Relegated SC Steinfort
Avenir Beggen
Champions League F91 Dudelange
Europa League FC Differdange 03
CS Grevenmacher
UN Käerjeng 97 (via domestic cup)
Goals scored 582
Average goals/game 3.2
Biggest home win RFCU 9–0 Avenir
F91 9–0 Steinfort
Biggest away win Rumelange 0–5 Käerjeng
Highest scoring RFCU 9–0 Avenir
F91 9–0 Steinfort

The Luxembourg National Division 2008–09 (also known as BGL Ligue due to sponsorship reasons) was the 95th season of top-tier football in Luxembourg. It started on 2 August 2008 and ended on 24 May 2009.

F91 Dudelange successfully defended their title and qualified for the UEFA Champions League. Runners-up FC Differdange 03 and third-placed CS Grevenmacher, as well as domestic cup winners UN Käerjeng 97, will participate in the UEFA Europa League. SC Steinfort and Avenir Beggen were directly relegated while US Rumelange retained their National Division status via relegation play-off.

Team changes from 2007–08[edit]

FC Victoria Rosport and CS Pétange were relegated to the Division of Honour after finishing 13th and 14th in 2007–08. They were replaced by Division of Honour 2007–08 champions US Rumelange and runners-up CS Fola Esch.

FC Wiltz 71 as 12th-placed team had to compete in a single play-off match against 3rd-placed Division of Honour sides SC Steinfort. Steinfort won the match, 2–0, and thus gained promotion to the National Division while Wiltz were relegated as well.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Venue Capacity
FC Avenir Beggen Stade rue Henri Dunant 4,830
FC Differdange 03 Stade du Thillenberg 7,830
F91 Dudelange Stade Jos Nosbaum 2,600
FC Etzella Ettelbruck Stade Am Deich 2,650
CS Fola Esch Stade Émile Mayrisch 3,900
CS Grevenmacher Op Flohr Stadion 4,000
Jeunesse Esch Stade de la Frontière 5,400
UN Käerjeng 97 Stade um Bëschel 1,000
FC Progrès Niedercorn Stade Jos Haupert 4,830
Racing FC Union Luxembourg Stade Achille Hammerel 5,814
FC RM Hamm Benfica Luxembourg-Cents 2,800
US Rumelange Stade Municipal 2,950
SC Steinfort Stade Demy Steichen 1,500
FC Swift Hesperange Stade Alphonse Theis 3,058

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 F91 Dudelange (C) 26 19 5 2 70 18 +52 62 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 FC Differdange 03 26 15 6 5 51 37 +14 51 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
3 CS Grevenmacher 26 12 10 4 55 29 +26 46 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Jeunesse Esch 26 12 10 4 45 27 +18 46
5 Fola Esch 26 11 6 9 43 42 +1 39
6 RM Hamm Benfica 26 10 7 9 38 29 +9 37
7 Progrès Niedercorn 26 9 9 8 53 44 +9 36
8 Etzella Ettelbruck 26 8 8 10 43 48 −5 32
9 UN Käerjeng 97 26 9 4 13 39 42 −3 31 2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
10 Racing FC 26 8 6 12 45 48 −3 30
11 Swift Hesperange 26 8 5 13 29 41 −12 29
12 US Rumelange (O) 26 7 6 13 34 48 −14 27 Relegation play-offs
13 SC Steinfort (R) 26 5 6 15 21 54 −33 21 Relegation to 2009-10 Luxembourg Division of Honour
14 Avenir Beggen (R) 26 3 4 19 16 75 −59 13

Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1F91 Dudelange won the Luxembourg Cup 2008–09 competition. Because Dudelange are champions and qualified for UEFA Champions League 2009–10, Käerjéng, the cup runners-up, will enter the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League and league second place Differdange receive the second qualifying round spot.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] AVE DIF DUD ETZ FOL GRE JEU KÄE PRO RAC RMH RUM STF SWI
Avenir Beggen 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–4 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–4 0–2 0–0 1–3
FC Differdange 03 1–1 1–4 2–1 2–3 2–2 2–1 1–4 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1
F91 Dudelange 5–0 1–2 2–0 4–3 1–3 4–0 3–1 3–0 6–0 1–1 3–2 9–0 4–2
Etzella Ettelbruck 2–3 3–1 0–3 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–4 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0
Fola Esch 3–1 2–3 0–2 1–4 2–2 3–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–4 3–1
CS Grevenmacher 6–1 2–0 0–0 6–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 4–0 0–1
Jeunesse Esch 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–3 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0
UN Käerjeng 97 2–0 1–3 0–3 2–3 0–1 0–2 1–4 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 0–0
Progrès Niedercorn 8–0 2–3 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–4 2–2 2–1 3–3 0–2 3–3 3–0 1–1
Racing FC 9–0 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–4 0–1 3–02 3–4 3–1 1–0
RM Hamm Benfica 5–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–2 4–2 2–1 1–3
US Rumelange 3–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 1–5 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–1
SC Steinfort 3–1 0–3 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–5 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 3–0 1–1
Swift Hesperange 1–3 1–3 0–1 3–2 0–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 0–4 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–0

Source: soccerway.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2The match between RFCU Luxembourg and RM Hamm Benfica originally finished 1–1, but was eventually registered with 3–0 due to unknown reasons.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

12th placed US Rumelange competed in a relegation play-offs match against the third placed team of Luxembourg Division of Honour, FC Erpeldange 72.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Source:

30 goals
20 goals
19 goals
16 goals
13 goals
12 goals
11 goals

References[edit]