2011–12 Luxembourg National Division
|Relegated||FC Swift Hesperange
|Champions League||F91 Dudelange|
|Europa League||Jeunesse Esch
FC Differdange 03
|Goals scored||592 (3.25 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Omar Er Rafik ( Differdange 03) (23)|
|Biggest home win||F91 10-0 Pétange|
|Biggest away win||Hostert 1-9 F91|
|Highest scoring||Hostert 1-9 F91
RM Hamm B. 8-2 Swift
F91 10-0 Pétange
The 2011–12 Luxembourg National Division was the 98th season of top-tier football in Luxembourg. It began on 5 August 2011 and ended on 13 May 2012. F91 Dudelange were the defending champions having won their ninth league championship in the previous season.
Team changes from 2010-11
Etzella Ettelbruck and Jeunesse Canach were relegated to the Division of Honour after finishing 13th and 14th in the previous season. Jeunesse Canach were relegated after one year in the top flight while Etzella leave after an eight-year stay in the league. They were replaced by 2010–11 Division of Honour champions Union 05 Kayl-Tétange and runners-up Rumelange. Kayl-Tétange are taking part in this competition for the first time in their history, while Rumelange return to the league after a one-year absence.
Wiltz 71 as 12th-placed team had to compete in a single play-off match against 3rd-placed Division of Honour side Hostert. Hostert won the match after a penalty shootout, thus winning promotion to the league for the first time in their history. Meanwhile, Wiltz 71 were relegated after one year in the league.
Stadia and locations
|Differdange !FC Differdange 03||Stade du Thillenberg||7,830|
|Dudelange !F91 Dudelange||Stade Jos Nosbaum||2,600|
|Fola Esch !CS Fola Esch||Stade Émile Mayrisch||3,900|
|Grevenmacher !CS Grevenmacher||Op Flohr Stadion||4,000|
|Hostert !US Hostert||Stade Jos Becker||1,500|
|Jeunesse Esch !Jeunesse Esch||Stade de la Frontière||5,400|
|Käerjeng !UN Käerjeng 97||Stade um Bëschel||1,000|
|Petange !CS Pétange||Stade Municipal (Pétange)||3,300|
|Progres Niedercorn !FC Progrès Niedercorn||Stade Jos Haupert||4,830|
|Racing FC !Racing FC Union Luxembourg||Stade Achille Hammerel||5,814|
|RM Hamm Benfica !FC RM Hamm Benfica||Luxembourg-Cents||2,800|
|Rumelange !US Rumelange||Stade Municipal (Rumelange)||2,950|
|Swift Hesperange !FC Swift Hesperange||Stade Alphonse Theis||3,058|
|Union 05 Kayl-Tétange !Union 05 Kayl-Tétange||Stade Victor Marchal||1,000|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||F91 Dudelange (C)||26||16||6||4||67||20||+47||54||2012–13 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round|
|2||Jeunesse Esch||26||15||6||5||56||37||+19||51||2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1|
|4||FC Differdange 03||26||13||9||4||64||26||+38||48|
|5||UN Käerjeng 97||26||12||7||7||37||35||+2||43|
|7||RM Hamm Benfica||26||12||2||12||54||47||+7||38|
|11||Union 05 Kayl-Tétange||26||8||5||13||39||51||−12||29|
|12||Swift Hesperange (R)||26||7||5||14||34||53||−19||26||Relegation play-offs|
|13||US Rumelange (R)||26||5||4||17||27||71||−44||19||Relegation to 2012–13 Luxembourg Division of Honour|
|14||US Hostert (R)||26||2||2||22||22||82||−60||8|
Updated to games played on 29 April 2012.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Since 2011–12 Luxembourg Cup winners and runners-up (F91 Dudelange and Jeunesse Esch) finished first and second respectively, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th-placed teams will enter the first qualifying round of UEFA Europa League.
(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.
|Home \ Away||DIF||DUD||FOL||GRE||HOS||JEU||KÄE||PET||PRO||RAC||RMH||RUM||SWI||UKT|
|FC Differdange 03||3–1||2–2||0–0||3–0||0–3||5–0||2–1||2–3||2–2||2–2||6–1||6–1||4–1|
|UN Käerjeng 97||1–1||0–0||2–3||2–1||3–0||3–0||3–2||0–0||3–2||3–0||2–1||1–0||1–2|
|RM Hamm Benfica||1–2||1–4||2–0||1–3||3–1||2–4||2–3||0–4||2–0||4–0||9–1||8–2||1–0|
|Union 05 Kayl-Tétange||2–6||1–3||0–3||3–3||5–0||1–3||0–0||1–2||1–1||2–0||3–2||1–0||2–0|
The 12th-placed club in the National Division, Swift Hesperange, competed in a relegation play-off match against the third-placed team from the Division of Honour, Wiltz, for one spot in the following season's competition. Wiltz won the match by 6 goals to 2, and they returned to the top division after a one-year absence. Swift Hesperange were relegated to the Division of Honour after an eleven-year stay in the top division.
|1||Omar Er Rafik||Differdange 03||23|
|2||Daniel Huss||CS Grevenmacher||20|
|Sanel Ibrahimovic||FC RM Hamm Benfica||20|
|4||Aurélien Joachim||F91 Dudelange||19|
|5||Stefano Bensi||F91 Dudelange||16|