2010–11 Ligue 2

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Ligue 2
Season 2010–11
Champions Évian
Promoted Évian
Ajaccio
Dijon
Relegated Vannes
Nîmes
Grenoble
Matches played 380
Goals scored 861 (2.27 per match)
Top goalscorer Sebastián Ribas (23 goals)
Biggest home win Le Havre 5–0 Grenoble (27 May 2011)[1]
Biggest away win Angers 0–3 Sedan (27 August 2010)[2]
Sedan 1–4 Évian (8 April 2011)[3]
Vannes 0–3 Sedan (15 April 2011)[4]
Highest scoring Istres 5–3 Sedan (11 March 2011)[5]
Istres 5–3 Châteauroux (27 May 2011)[6]
Longest winning run 4 games
Tours
(17 August – 10 September)
Boulogne
(29 January – 24 February)
Longest unbeaten run 13 games
Boulogne
(6 August – 29 October)
Longest losing run 4 games
Grenoble
(13 August – 30 August)
Highest attendance 24,442 – Metz 3–0 Nîmes (20 May 2011)[7]
Lowest attendance 1,709 – Istres 1–0 Tours (13 August 2010)
Average attendance 6,252[7]

The 2010–11 Ligue 2 season (known as Ligue 2 Orange for sponsorship reasons) was the 72nd since its establishment. Caen were the defending champions. The fixtures were announced on 22 May 2010 and the season began on 6 August and ended on 27 May 2011.[8] The winter break will be in effect between 22 December and 14 January 2011. There were three promoted teams from the Championnat National, replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 2 following the 2009–10 season. A total of 20 teams currently competes in the league with three clubs suffering relegation to the third division, the Championnat National. All clubs that secured Ligue 2 status for the season were subject to approval by the DNCG before becoming eligible to participate.[9][10] In addition, German sportswear company Puma, whom the Ligue de Football Professionnel share a partnership with, provided a brand new match ball for the new season.[11][12]

Teams[edit]

Grenoble was the first club to suffer relegation to Ligue 2. The club's impending drop occurred on 10 April 2010 following the team's 4–0 defeat to Toulouse. On 3 May 2010, both US Boulogne and Le Mans were relegated to Ligue 2 following defeats. Le Mans relegation was confirmed following their 3–2 loss away to Nancy, while Boulogne suffered relegation after losing 1–0 to Saint-Étienne, who both Boulogne and Le Mans were trailing. Boulogne's return to Ligue 2 meant a short-lived stay in the highest division. The club had successfully earned promotion to Ligue 1 the previous year.[13] Due to suffering relegation to Ligue 2, Le Mans will unveil their new logo and new name, Le Mans Football Club, as well as their new stadium, MMArena, while playing in the second division.

In the Championnat National, Évian was the first club to achieve promotion to Ligue 2 after defeating Amiens 1–0 on 16 April.[14] On 7 May, Stade Reims made their return to Ligue 2 after one season in the Championnat National following a convincing 4–2 win over Luzenac. With Troyes drawing with Cannes the same day, Reims' second place position and promotion was secured. The following week, the final club in National achieved promotion to Ligue 2 with Troyes' 2–0 win over Cassis Carnoux.

Teams relegated to Ligue 2

Teams promoted to Ligue 2

Stadia and locations[edit]

After earning promotion to Ligue 2 for the 2010–11 season, Évian were rumored to be pursuing a move to play their home matches at the Stade de la Praille in Geneva, Switzerland after it was determined that their current facility, the Stade Joseph-Moynat, did not meet the Ligue de Football Professionnel's standards. Thonon-les-Bains, the commune where the club situates itself, is a few kilometers from the Swiss border and is only 34.6 kilometres (21.5 mi), a 45 minute car drive, from the city of Geneva. It was reported that the club's president, Patrick Trotignon, had been in the process of advocating for the move since the beginning of the 2009–10 Championnat National season just in case the club had achieved promotion to the second division. The vice-president of Swiss club Servette FC, who occupy the stadium, questioned the move citing possible schedule conflicts, as well as the health of the pitch if both clubs were to use the stadium on a weekly basis.[15] However, his claims were refuted by Benoît Genecand, who serves as president of Fondation du Stade de Genève (FSG), which owns and operates the facility. The club responded immediately to Genecand's comments via a press release posted on the club's official website.[16]

Évian petitioned to the State Council of Geneva and obtained approval from the LFP for the move in early May. On 20 May 2010, Évian received a favorable ruling from the French Football Federation with the Federal Council voting in favor of the move. According to the federation, the move now had to be agreed upon by a UEFA executive committee, which is composed of seventeen officials.[17][18] On 8 June, UEFA officially denied Évian's request to play at the Stade de la Praille meaning the club will likely play its home matches at the Parc des Sports in nearby Annecy.[19]

Club Location Venue Capacity Average Attendance1
Ajaccio Ajaccio Stade François Coty 10,660 3,280
Angers Angers Stade Jean Bouin 17,100 6,292
Boulogne Boulogne-sur-Mer Stade de la Libération 15,004 8,581
Châteauroux Châteauroux Stade Gaston Petit 17,173 6,082
Clermont Clermont-Ferrand Stade Gabriel Montpied 10,363 3,993
Dijon Dijon Stade Gaston Gérard 9,111 5,751
Évian Annecy Parc des Sports2 12,500 4,674
Grenoble Grenoble Stade des Alpes 20,068 5,235
Istres Istres Stade Parsemain 17,468 1,824
Laval Laval Stade Francis Le Basser 18,739 5,557
Le Havre Le Havre Stade Jules Deschaseaux 16,454 7,380
Le Mans Le Mans MMArena3 25,000 8,826
Nantes Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 38,285 11,270
Nîmes Nîmes Stade des Costières 18,482 6,392
Metz Metz Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien 26,700 7,389
Reims Reims Stade Auguste-Delaune II 22,000 8,184
Sedan Sedan Stade Louis Dugauguez 23,189 8,952
Tours Tours Stade de la Vallée du Cher 13,500 6,287
Troyes Troyes Stade de l'Aube 21,877 8,877
Vannes Vannes Stade de la Rabine 8,000 3,687

1Source
2Temporary facility as current home stadia, the Stade Joseph-Moynat, doesn't meet the LFP's stadium criteria.
3Replaced the Stade Léon-Bollée in January 2011.

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain1 Kit Manufacturer1 Shirt Sponsor1
Ajaccio France Pantaloni, OlivierOlivier Pantaloni France Thierry Debès Duarig Géant
Angers France Garcia, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Garcia France Grégory Malicki Umbro Next Generation
Boulogne France Estevan, MichelMichel Estevan France Grégory Thil Uhlsport Boostyle
Châteauroux France Didier Tholot France Vincent Fernandez Nike Le Seyec
Clermont Armenia Der Zakarian, MichelMichel Der Zakarian France Michaël Fabre Kappa Clermont-Ferrand
Dijon France Carteron, PatricePatrice Carteron Uruguay Sebastián Ribas Nike Sita-Suez
Évian France Casoni, BernardBernard Casoni France Cédric Barbosa Duarig Direct 8
Grenoble France Pouliquen, YvonYvon Pouliquen France Nicolas Dieuze Nike Flash Kado
Istres France Pasqualetti, JoséJosé Pasqualetti France Gary Coulibaly Duarig Kertel
Laval France Hinschberger, PhilippePhilippe Hinschberger France Johann Chapuis Duarig Lactel
Le Havre France Daury, CédricCédric Daury Morocco Hassane Alla Airness System U
Le Mans France Cormier, ArnaudArnaud Cormier Gabon Didier Ovono Kappa LOUÉ
Nantes France Anziani, PhilippePhilippe Anziani France Stéphane Darbion Kappa Profil+
Nîmes France Froger, ThierryThierry Froger France Benoît Poulain Erreà Mac Dan
Metz France Bijotat, DominiqueDominique Bijotat France Romain Brégerie Kappa Peugeot
Reims France Fournier, HubertHubert Fournier France Cédric Fauré Lotto IDEC
Sedan France Chauvin, LandryLandry Chauvin France Jérôme Lemoigne Duarig Invicta
Tours France Sanchez, DanielDaniel Sanchez France Julien Cardy Duarig Rica Lewis Groupe
Troyes France Furlan, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Furlan France Gaël Sanz Duarig Urbanéo
Vannes France Le Mignan, StéphaneStéphane Le Mignan Cameroon Patrick Leugueun Adidas Breizh Cola

1 Subject to change during the season.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Reims France Marc Collat Mutual consent 16 May 2010 Off-season France Hubert Fournier 18 May 2010[20] Off-season
Châteauroux France Jean-Pierre Papin Resigned 18 May 2010[21] Off-season France Didier Tholot 1 June 2010[22] Off-season
Metz France Joël Muller Mutual consent 14 May 2010 Off-season France Dominique Bijotat 4 June 2010[23] Off-season
Troyes France Patrick Rémy Mutual consent 22 June 2010[24] Off-season France Jean-Marc Furlan 23 June 2010[25] Off-season

In-season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Grenoble Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmed Baždarević Mutual consent 1 September 2010 20th France Yvon Pouliquen 6 September 2010[26] 20th
Nîmes France Jean-Michel Cavalli Contract terminated 8 November 2010 17th France Noël Tosi 8 November 2010 17th
Boulogne France Laurent Guyot Contract terminated 27 December 2010[27] 12th France Michel Estevan 30 December 2010[28] 12th
Nîmes France Noël Tosi Contract terminated 2 March 2011[29] 17th France Thierry Froger 2 March 2011[30] 17th
Nantes France Baptiste Gentili Resigned 6 March 2011[31] 15th France Philippe Anziani 6 March 2011 15th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Évian (C) (P) 38 18 13 7 63 41 +22 67 Promotion to Ligue 1
2 Ajaccio (P) 38 17 13 8 45 37 +8 64
3 Dijon (P) 38 17 11 10 55 40 +15 62
4 Le Mans 38 17 11 10 48 37 +11 62
5 Sedan 38 15 14 9 57 37 +20 59
6 Angers 38 14 15 9 41 32 +9 57
7 Clermont 38 12 16 10 51 49 +2 52
8 Boulogne 38 13 13 12 35 41 −6 52
9 Le Havre 38 12 13 13 43 38 +5 49
10 Reims 38 12 13 13 53 51 +2 49
11 Istres 38 12 13 13 45 47 −2 49
12 Tours 38 13 10 15 52 59 −7 49
13 Nantes 38 11 14 13 38 40 −2 47
14 Châteauroux 38 12 11 15 41 47 −6 47
15 Laval 38 11 14 13 36 43 −7 47
16 Troyes 38 13 7 18 35 45 −10 46
17 Metz 38 10 15 13 43 40 +3 45
18 Vannes (R) 38 12 8 18 39 61 −22 44 Relegation to Championnat National
19 Nîmes (R) 38 9 10 19 35 46 −11 37
20 Grenoble (R) 38 7 12 19 36 60 −24 33

Updated to games played on 27 May 2011.
Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel


Rules for classification:

1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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] ACA ANG BOU CHA CLR DIJ EVI GRE IST LVL HAC MFC MET NAN NMS REI SED TOU TRO VAN
Ajaccio 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 3–0
Angers 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–3 2–2 3–0 3–0
Boulogne 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 0–1
Châteauroux 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–3 0–1 4–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–2
Clermont 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0
Dijon 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 5–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 3–2 0–1 4–1
Évian 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 4–3 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 4–0
Grenoble 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–2
Istres 2–2 1–1 0–1 5–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–3 2–1 0–0 2–0 5–3 1–0 2–0 3–0
Laval 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–2 0–0 1–0
Le Havre 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 5–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–3 1–2 3–4
Le Mans 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1
Metz 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–3 3–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–0
Nantes 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0
Nîmes 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–3 1–0 2–1
Reims 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–2 4–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 3–1
Sedan 4–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 1–4 1–0 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 4–0
Tours 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–3 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 4–3 1–0 2–0
Troyes 3–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–3 3–2 0–2 1–2 0–1
Vannes 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 4–3 1–2 1–0 3–1 4–1 0–3 0–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 27 May 2011.
Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

Yearly[edit]

The nominees for the Ligue 2 Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, and Manager of the Year. The winners were determine at the annual UNFP Awards, which was held on 22 May.[32] The winners will be displayed in bold.

Ligue 2 Player of the Year[edit]

Player Nationality Club
Benjamin Corgnet France France Dijon
Rudy Haddad France France Châteauroux
Sloan Privat France France Clermont
Sebastián Ribas Uruguay Uruguay Dijon

Goalkeeper of the Year[edit]

Player Nationality Club
Benoît Costil France France Sedan
Bertrand Laquait France France Évian
Grégory Malicki France France Angers
Johnny Placide Haiti Haiti Le Havre

Manager of the Year[edit]

Player Nationality Club
Patrice Carteron France France Dijon
Bernard Casoni France France Évian
Landry Chauvin France France Sedan
Olivier Pantaloni France France Ajaccio

Team of the Year[edit]

Position Player Club
GK France Benoît Costil Sedan
RB France Sébastien Corchia Le Mans
CB France Grégory Cerdan Le Mans
CB France Benjamin Genton Le Havre
LB France Cédric Fabien Boulogne
CM France Romain Alessandrini Clermont
CM France Olivier Sorlin Evian
AM France Rudy Haddad Châteauroux
AM France Benjamin Corgnet Dijon
FW Uruguay Sebastian Ribas Dijon
FW France Sloan Privat Clermont

List of 2010–11 transfers[edit]

References[edit]

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