2013–14 Ligue 2

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Ligue 2
Season 2013–14
Champions Metz
Promoted Metz
Lens
Caen
Relegated CA Bastia
Istres
Matches played 380
Goals scored 939 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorer Andy Delort and Mathieu Duhamel
(23 goals)[1]
Biggest home win Troyes 6–1 CA Bastia
(4 October 2013)[2]
Biggest away win Châteauroux 0–4 Tours
(16 August 2013)[3]
CA Bastia 1–5 Caen
(13 December 2013)[4]
Highest scoring Le Havre 6–2 Lens
(14 September 2013)[5]
Longest winning run 7 matches:
Metz[6]
Longest unbeaten run 12 matches:
Caen[6]
Longest winless run 13 matches:
CA Bastia[6]
Highest attendance 40,740
Lens 0–1 Brest
(9 May 2014)[7]
Lowest attendance 1,021
CA Bastia 2–2 Le Havre
(24 January 2014)[8]
Average attendance 7,915[7]

The 2013–14 Ligue 2 was the 75th season of second-tier football in France. The season began on 2 August 2013 and ended on 16 May 2014, with the winter break in effect between 20 December and 10 January.[9]

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]


Club Location Venue Capacity[10] Av. Att.[10]
Angers Angers Stade Jean Bouin 17,835 8,358
Arles-Avignon Avignon Parc des Sports 17,518 2,012
Auxerre Auxerre Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps 21,379 4,571
CA Bastia Bastia Stade Armand Cesari[a] 16,078 1,742
Brest Brest Stade Francis-Le Blé 15,583 7,397
Caen Caen Stade Michel d'Ornano 21,215 10,794
Châteauroux Châteauroux Stade Gaston Petit 17,072 4,859
Clermont Clermont-Ferrand Stade Gabriel Montpied 11,980 3,710
Créteil Créteil Stade Dominique Duvauchelle 12,150 2,373
Dijon Dijon Stade Gaston Gérard 16,098 8,272
Istres Istres Stade Parsemain 17,559 2,300
Laval Laval Stade Francis Le Basser 18,467 4,867
Le Havre Le Havre Stade Océane 25,278 7,249
Lens Lens Stade Félix-Bollaert 41,233 31,016
Metz Metz Stade Saint-Symphorien 26,661 13,919
Nancy Tomblaine Stade Marcel Picot 20,087 14,678
Nîmes Nîmes Stade des Costières 18,482 4,961
Niort Niort Stade René Gaillard 10,406 4,384
Tours Tours Stade de la Vallée du Cher 16,327 5,678
Troyes Troyes Stade de l'Aube 20,842 10,029
  1. ^ CA Bastia played their home matches at the Stade Armand Cesari, the home of SC Bastia, since their own stadium, Stade Erbajolo, did not meet the required standards to host Ligue 2 football.

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager1 Captain1 Kit Manufacturer1 Main Sponsor1
Angers France Moulin, StéphaneStéphane Moulin France Malicki, GrégoryGrégory Malicki Kappa Scania
Arles-Avignon France Tosi, NoëlNoël Tosi France Butelle, LudovicLudovic Butelle Legea Groupe Nicollin
Auxerre France Vannuchi, Jean-LucJean-Luc Vannuchi Mali Coulibaly, AdamaAdama Coulibaly Airness Maisons Pierre
Brest France Dupont, AlexAlex Dupont Morocco Kantari, AhmedAhmed Kantari Nike Quéguiner
CA Bastia France Rossi, StéphaneStéphane Rossi France Arnoux, RémyRémy Arnoux Erreà Corsicatour
Caen France Garande, PatricePatrice Garande France Sorbon, JérémyJérémy Sorbon Nike GDE Recyclage
Châteauroux France Garcia, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Garcia Senegal Sambou, MassambaMassamba Sambou Nike Le Seyec
Clermont France Brouard, RégisRégis Brouard France Rivière, Jean-FrançoisJean-François Rivière Patrick Sport Crédit Mutuel
Créteil France Vasseur, Jean-LucJean-Luc Vasseur France Sebastien Gondouin Nike SFB Béton
Dijon France Dall'Oglio, OlivierOlivier Dall'Oglio France Varrault, CédricCédric Varrault Kappa Doras
Istres France Arpinon, FrédéricFrédéric Arpinon Algeria Akrour, NassimNassim Akrour Duarig Kertel
Laval France Zanko, DenisDenis Zanko France Levrat, FabriceFabrice Levrat Duarig Lactel
Le Havre France Mombaerts, ErickErick Mombaerts France Rivière, YohannYohann Rivière Nike System U
Lens France Kombouaré, AntoineAntoine Kombouaré France Demont, YohanYohan Demont adidas Invicta
Metz France Cartier, AlbertAlbert Cartier France Proment, GregoryGregory Proment Nike Moselle
Nancy Uruguay Correa, PabloPablo Correa Brazil , André LuizAndré Luiz Nike Odalys Vacances
Nîmes France Marsiglia, RenéRené Marsiglia France Poulain, BenoîtBenoît Poulain Erreà Mac Dan
Niort France Gastien, PascalPascal Gastien Senegal Diaw, MouhamadouMouhamadou Diaw Puma Restaurant Le Billon (home), Cheminées Poujoulat (away)
Tours France Pantaloni, OlivierOlivier Pantaloni France Cardy, JulienJulien Cardy Duarig Invicta
Troyes France Furlan, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Furlan Central African Republic Enza Yamissi, ElogeEloge Enza Yamissi Duarig Afflelou

1Subject to change during the season.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Incoming head coach Date of
appointment
Position
in table
Brest France Corentin Martins End of tenure as caretaker 31 May 2013 Off-season France Alex Dupont 31 May 2013[11] Off-season
Tours France Bernard Blaquart Resigned 23 June 2013[12] Off-season France Olivier Pantaloni 25 June 2013 Off-season
Lens France Éric Sikora Sacked 25 June 2013 Off-season France Antoine Kombouaré 25 June 2013[13] Off-season
Nancy France Patrick Gabriel Sacked 12 October 2013 15th Uruguay Pablo Correa 12 October 2013[14] 15th
Châteauroux France Didier Tholot Sacked 28 October 2013[15] 17th France Jean-Louis Garcia 28 October 2013[16] 17th
Nîmes France Victor Zvunka Sacked 19 December 2013[17] 19th France René Marsiglia 26 December 2013[17] 19th
Laval France Philippe Hinschberger Sacked 24 February 2014 19th France Denis Zanko 24 February 2014[18] 19th
Auxerre France Bernard Casoni Sacked 17 March 2014[19] 15th France Jean-Luc Vannuchi 17 March 2014[20] 15th
Istres France José Pasqualetti Sacked 24 March 2014 17th France Frédéric Arpinon 24 March 2014[21] 17th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Metz (C) (P) 38 22 10 6 55 28 +27 76 Promotion to 2014–15 Ligue 1
2 Lens (P) 38 17 14 7 58 40 +18 65 Promoted officialy but with some conditions[22]
3 Caen (P) 38 18 10 10 65 44 +21 64 Promotion to 2014–15 Ligue 1
4 Nancy 38 16 13 9 47 37 +10 61
5 Niort 38 15 13 10 51 47 +4 58
6 Dijon 38 14 15 9 53 42 +11 57
7 Brest 38 15 11 12 38 32 +6 56
8 Tours 38 15 10 13 63 56 +7 55
9 Angers 38 14 13 11 46 45 +1 55
10 Troyes 38 15 7 16 56 44 +12 52
11 Créteil 38 12 14 12 57 58 −1 50
12 Le Havre 38 11 15 12 43 43 0 48
13 Arles-Avignon 38 10 16 12 36 38 −2 46
14 Clermont 38 10 15 13 31 38 −7 45
15 Nîmes 38 10 14 14 49 54 −5 44
16 Auxerre 38 10 13 15 35 45 −10 43
17 Laval 38 10 12 16 44 52 −8 42
18 Châteauroux 38 10 10 18 43 59 −16 40 Stay in League by DNCG
19 Istres (R) 38 9 9 20 48 74 −26 36 Relegation to 2014–15 Championnat National
20 CA Bastia (R) 38 4 12 22 21 63 −42 24

Updated to games played on 16 May 2014.
Source: [23]
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] ANG ACAA AUX CAB BRS CAE CHA CLR CRE DIJ IST LVL HAC RCL MET NAL NMS NRT TOU TRO
Angers 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–1
Arles-Avignon 3–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0
Auxerre 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–0
CA Bastia 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–5 1–4 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–0
Brest 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1
Caen 1–1 1–0 1–0 6–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1
Châteauroux 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–3 0–2 3–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–4 2–1
Clermont 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–3
Créteil 0–0 1–1 0–2 3–0 0–0 1–2 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–3 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–3
Dijon 1–3 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 5–1 2–2 2–0 2–1
Istres 2–4 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 3–2 2–4 3–0 0–1 1–6 1–2 0–0 4–2 2–1 1–0 0–2
Laval 4–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 5–1 0–0 3–4 2–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–4 1–0 2–1
Le Havre 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 6–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 2–1
Lens 0–0 3–0 4–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–0
Metz 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0
Nancy 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–1
Nîmes 0–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–3 0–0 0–1 4–1 3–0 3–2
Niort 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 1–1
Tours 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 5–2 3–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–2
Troyes 3–3 1–0 2–0 6–1 0–2 2–1 3–0 2–2 0–3 2–0 4–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–2

Updated to games played on 16 May 2014.
Source: [9]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "10ème journée - ESTAC Troyes / CA Bastia". LFP.fr. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "3ème journée - Châteauroux / Tours FC". LFP.fr. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "17ème journée - CA Bastia / SM Caen". LFP.fr. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "6ème journée - Havre AC / RC Lens". LFP.fr. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "LFP Stats - Records 2013/2014". LFP.fr. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Affluences par journée". LFP.fr. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "21ème journée - CA Bastia / FC Istres". LFP.fr. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Calendrier / Résultats". LFP.fr. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Affluences par club". LFP.fr. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Dupont va revenir à Brest" (in French). Le Figaro. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Emon va quitter Ajaccio" (in French). Le Figaro. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Philippe Montanier entraînera Rennes" (in French). Le Figaro. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Pablo Correa de retour à Nancy!" (in French). Le Figaro. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Didier Tholot limogé" (in French). Le Figaro. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Garcia remplace Tholot à Châteauroux" (in French). Le Figaro. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Marsiglia nouvel entraîneur" (in French). L'Équipe. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Zanko remplace Hinschberger" (in French). Le Figaro. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "AJA : Casoni remercié" (in French). Le Figaro. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Vannuchi remplace Casoni" (in French). Le Figaro. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "Pasqualetti limogé !" (in French). Le Figaro. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  22. ^ RC Lens barred from Ligue 1 entry getfootballnewsfrance.com, 15 July 2014
  23. ^ "Ligue 2 standings". LFP.fr. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 

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