2008–09 Ligue 2

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Ligue 2
Season 2008–09
Champions Lens
Promoted Boulogne
Montpellier
Relegated Amiens
Reims
Troyes
Europa League Guingamp (Play-off round; via domestic cup)
Goals scored 864
Average goals/game 2.27
Top goalscorer France Grégory Thil (18)
Biggest home win Strasbourg 5–0 Nîmes (October 6, 2008)
Biggest away win Angers 1–5 Boulogne (April 24, 2009)
Highest scoring Bastia 6–2 Ajaccio (December 5, 2008)
(8 goals)

The Ligue 2 season 2008/2009 was the sixty-seventh[1] edition since its establishment, and began on August 1, 2008 and ended on May 29, 2009. The fixtures were announced on May 23, 2008.[2]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams relegated to Ligue 2

Teams promoted to Ligue 1

Teams promoted from Championnat National

Teams relegated to Championnat National

League table[edit]

Last updated May 29, 2009

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Notes
1
Lens (C) (P)
38
20
8
10
47
35
+12
68
Promotion to
Ligue 1
2
Montpellier (P)
38
19
9
10
61
36
+25
66
3
Boulogne (P)
38
20
6
12
51
36
+15
66
4
Strasbourg
38
18
11
9
57
45
+12
65
5
Metz
38
17
12
9
48
35
+13
63
6
Tours
38
17
10
11
50
41
+9
61
7
Angers
38
13
14
11
46
42
+4
53
8
Dijon
38
14
10
14
43
46
-3
52
9
Sedan
38
13
12
13
46
49
-3
51
10
Vannes
38
14
9
15
34
45
-11
51
11
Bastia
38
13
9
16
38
47
-9
48
12
Clermont
38
12
11
15
46
50
-4
47
13
Guingamp
38
10
16
12
37
35
+2
46
UEFA Europa League Playoff Round
14
Brest
38
13
6
19
45
50
-5
45
15
Châteauroux
38
11
11
16
40
46
-6
44
16
Ajaccio
38
11
11
16
44
56
-12
44
17
Nîmes
38
11
11
16
32
46
-14
44
18
Amiens (R)
38
9
16
13
35
40
-5
43
Relegated to
Championnat National
19
Troyes (R)
38
9
11
18
39
48
-9
38
20
Reims (R)
38
7
15
16
40
51
-11
36

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

Stats[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Grégory Thil wins the Ligue 2 Trophée du Meilleur Buteur.

Position Player Nationality Club Goals
1 Grégory Thil  France US Boulogne 18
2 Víctor Montaño  Colombia Montpellier HSC 15
- Papiss Cissé  Senegal FC Metz 15
4 Cheick Diabaté  Mali AC Ajaccio 14
5 James Fanchone  France RC Strasbourg 13
- Toifilou Maoulida  France RC Lens 13
7 Paul Alo'o  Cameroon Angers SCO 12
- Richard Socrier  France Stade Brest 29 12
9 Tenema N'Diaye  Mali Tours FC 11
- Titi Buengo  Angola Troyes AC 11
- Kandia Traoré  Ivory Coast RC Strasbourg 11
12 Pierre-Yves André  France SC Bastia 10
- Jérôme Lebouc  France Vannes OC 10
14 7 players 9
21 11 players 8
32 9 players 7
41 15 players 6
56 12 players 5
68 20 players 4
88 36 players 3
124 37 players 2
161 79 players 1
Total: 864
Average after 380 games: 2.27

Last updated: May 30, 2009
Source: Ligue 2

Assists Table[edit]

Paul Alo'o wins the Ligue 2 Trophée du Meilleur Passeur.

Position Player Nationality Club Assists
1 Paul Alo'o  Cameroon Angers 12
2 Alberto Costa  Argentina Montpellier 11
3 Johann Ramaré  France US Boulogne 10
- Yann Kermorgant  France Stade Reims 10
5 1 player 8
6 2 players 7
8 3 players 6
11 10 players 5
21 20 players 4
41 25 players 3
66 54 players 2
120 88 players 1
Total: 484
Average after 380 games: 1.27

Last updated: May 30, 2009
Source: Ligue 2

UNFP Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player Club
August France James Fanchone RC Strasbourg
September France Chakhir Belghazouani RC Strasbourg
October Colombia Víctor Montaño Montpellier HSC
November France Lilian Compan Montpellier HSC
December Colombia Víctor Montaño Montpellier HSC
January Cameroon Paul Alo'o Angers SCO
February France Toifilou Maoulida RC Lens
March Romania Claudiu Keserü Tours FC
April Tunisia Issam Jemâa RC Lens

Awards[edit]

Player of the Year[edit]

The nominees for Ligue 2 Player of the Year. The winner will be determine at the annual UNFP Awards on May 24. The winner will be displayed in bold.[3]

Player Nationality Club
Paul Alo'o  Cameroon France Angers SCO
Alberto Costa  Argentina France Montpellier HSC
Victor Montaño  Colombia France Montpellier HSC
Grégory Thil  France France US Boulogne

Keeper of the Year[edit]

The nominees for the Ligue 2 Goalkeeper of the Year. The winner will be displayed in bold.

Player Nationality Club
Johann Carrasso  France France Montpellier HSC
Stéphane Cassard  France France RC Strasbourg
Macedo Novaes  Brazil France SC Bastia
Vedran Runje  Croatia France RC Lens

Manager of the Year[edit]

The nominees for Manager of the Year. The winner will be displayed in bold.

Player Nationality Club
Stéphane Le Mignan  France France Vannes OC
Philippe Montanier  France France US Boulogne
Daniel Sanchez  France France Tours FC
Jean-Guy Wallemme  France France RC Lens

Team of the Year[edit]

Position Player Club
GK Croatia Runje, VedranVedran Runje Lens
RB France Demont, YohanYohan Demont Lens
CB France Koscielny, LaurentLaurent Koscielny Tours
CB Mali Chelle, ÉricÉric Chelle Lens
LB Portugal Ramos, MarcoMarco Ramos Lens
DM Guinea-Bissau Ca, BocundjiBocundji Ca Tours
DM France Cohade, RenaudRenaud Cohade Strasbourg
AM Argentina Costa, AlbertoAlberto Costa Montpellier
FW France Thil, GrégoryGrégory Thil Boulogne-sur-Mer
FW Cameroon Alo'o, PaulPaul Alo'o Angers
FW Colombia Montaño, VictorVictor Montaño Montpellier

Managers[edit]

Club Head coach
Ajaccio Germany Rohr, GernotGernot Rohr, replaced in August by France Pasqualetti, JoséJosé Pasqualetti
Amiens France Batelli, LudovicLudovic Batelli, replaced in July by France Laurey, ThierryThierry Laurey
Angers France Garcia, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Garcia
Bastia France Casoni, BernardBernard Casoni
Boulogne France Montanier, PhilippePhilippe Montanier
Brest France Janin, PascalPascal Janin, replaced in December by France Baticle, GéraldGérald Baticle, replaced in May by France Dupont, AlexAlex Dupont
Châteauroux France Sarramagna, ChristianChristian Sarramagna, replaced in January by France Bijotat, DominiqueDominique Bijotat
Clermont France Ollé-Nicolle, DidierDidier Ollé-Nicolle
Dijon Bosnia and Herzegovina Hadžibegić, FarukFaruk Hadžibegić
Guingamp France Zvunka, VictorVictor Zvunka
Lens France Wallemme, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Wallemme
Metz France Pouliquen, YvonYvon Pouliquen
Montpellier France Courbis, RollandRolland Courbis
Nîmes France Vannuchi, Jean-LucJean-Luc Vannuchi, replaced in December by France Cavalli, Jean-MichelJean-Michel Cavalli
Reims France Tholot, DidierDidier Tholot, replaced in December by France Fernandez, LuisLuis Fernandez
Sedan France Pasqualetti, JoséJosé Pasqualetti, replaced in July by France Chauvin, LandryLandry Chauvin
Strasbourg France Furlan, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Furlan
Tours France Daniel Sanchez
Troyes France Troch, DenisDenis Troch, replaced in July by France Batelli, LudovicLudovic Batelli, replaced in May by France Robin, ClaudeClaude Robin
Vannes France Le Mignan, StéphaneStéphane Le Mignan

Stadia[edit]

The locations of the 20 teams participating in Ligue 2 season 2008–09

Last updated May 22, 2009[4]

Team Stadium Capacity Avg. Attendance
Ajaccio Stade François Coty 12,000 2,281
Amiens Stade de la Licorne 12,097 9,368
Angers Stade Jean Bouin 17,000 7,398
Bastia Stade Armand Cesari 12,000 2,876
Boulogne Stade de la Libération 7,300 5,604
Brest Stade Francis-Le Blé 10,189 6,264
Châteauroux Stade Gaston Petit 17,173 6,130
Clermont Stade Gabriel Montpied 10,363 5,289
Dijon Stade Gaston Gérard 7,900 3,764
Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 18,126 9,437
Lens Stade Félix-Bollaert 41,233 29,842
Metz Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien 26,700 9,628
Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,900 8,397
Nîmes Stade des Costières 18,482 9,193
Sedan Stade Louis Dugauguez 23,189 8,736
Stade Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 25,000 11,579
Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau 29,230 14,193
Tours Stade de la Vallée du Cher 13,500 6,898
Troyes Stade de l'Aube 21,877 9,810
Vannes Stade de la Rabine 8,000 3,571

Teams by region[edit]

Region Number of teams Teams
1  Bretagne 3 Brest, Guingamp and Vannes
 Champagne-Ardenne 3 Reims and Sedan, Troyes
3  Centre 2 Châteauroux and Tours
 Corsica 2 Ajaccio and Bastia
 Languedoc-Roussillon 2 Montpellier and Nîmes
 Nord-Pas de Calais 2 Lens and Boulogne
7
 Alsace 1 Strasbourg
 Auvergne 1 Clermont
 Bourgogne 1 Dijon
 Lorraine 1 Metz
 Pays de la Loire 1 Angers
 Picardie 1 Amiens

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