2011–12 Luxembourg National Division

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Luxembourg National Division
Season 2011–12
Champions F91 Dudelange
Relegated FC Swift Hesperange
US Rumelange
US Hostert
Champions League F91 Dudelange
Europa League Jeunesse Esch
CS Grevenmacher
FC Differdange 03
Matches played 182
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[edit]

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[edit]

Team Venue Capacity
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


League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
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
3 CS Grevenmacher 26 14 7 5 50 27 +23 49
4 FC Differdange 03 26 13 9 4 64 26 +38 48
5 UN Käerjeng 97 26 12 7 7 37 35 +2 43
6 Fola Esch 26 10 8 8 41 30 +11 38
7 RM Hamm Benfica 26 12 2 12 54 47 +7 38
8 Pétange 26 10 6 10 29 37 −8 36
9 Progrès Niedercorn 26 9 6 11 32 35 −3 33
10 Racing FC 26 7 11 8 40 41 −1 32
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.
Source: soccerway.com
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.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] 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
F91 Dudelange 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–3 4–1 10–0 5–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0
Fola Esch 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 4–1 4–1
CS Grevenmacher 2–1 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–2
US Hostert 0–2 1–9 1–3 0–6 1–6 0–2 0–1 2–5 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–3
Jeunesse Esch 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 3–2 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–3 1–0 2–1 4–3
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
Pétange 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 3–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–3 2–0
Progrès Niedercorn 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 4–2 1–0 2–0
Racing FC 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–3 1–3 1–2 0–0 3–3 3–0 3–1 1–3 3–3
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
US Rumelange 0–7 0–6 1–1 0–5 3–2 1–5 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–3 1–3 3–3 4–1
Swift Hesperange 0–3 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–1
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

Updated to games played on 29 April 2012.
Source: soccerway.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

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.

17 May 2012
19:00 CEST
Swift Hesperange 2 – 6 Wiltz

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Morocco Omar Er Rafik Differdange 03 23
2 Luxembourg Daniel Huss CS Grevenmacher 20
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sanel Ibrahimovic FC RM Hamm Benfica 20
4 Luxembourg Aurélien Joachim F91 Dudelange 19
5 Luxembourg Stefano Bensi F91 Dudelange 16

See also[edit]

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