Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2

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Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2
الرابطة الجزائرية المحترفة الثانية لكرة القدم
Algerian Ligue Pro. 2.png
Country  Algeria
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Founded 1962
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Ligue Professionnelle 1
Relegation to Championnat National Amateur
Domestic cup(s) Algerian Cup
Algerian Super Cup
Current champions USM Bel-Abbès
TV partners Canal Algérie
Algérie 3 (Thalitha TV)
Tamazight TV (Algérie 4)
Website Official
2013-14 Ligue 2

The Ligue Professionnelle 2 (French pronunciation: ​[liɡ pʁɔfɛsjɔnɛl dø]), known as Ligue 2 for short, and formerly known as Championnat National 2, is the second highest division overall in the Algerian football league system. It is also one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the other being Ligue Professionnelle 1, the country's top football division.

The 2011-12 season will be played between 16 teams, with the top three teams being promoted to the Ligue Professionnelle 1 and the bottom three teams being relegated to the Ligue Nationale du Football Amateur.[1]


The league was created in 1962, when Algeria became an independent nation, and has been played in a number of different formats.

In 2010, the league became fully professional.[2] Prior to the start of the 2010 season, the name of the league was changed to the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2 to reflect the professionalization of the league.[3]

On 15 December 2011, six clubs from the league were sanctioned by the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) for not responding to their set deadline (7 December 2011) in solving the disputes between their players. The following clubs were banned from recruiting any player during the winter transfer window: US Biskra, RC Kouba, MO Bejaia, CA Bordj Bou Arréridj, USM Annaba and MO Constantine. The clubs were also informed that, if the disputes are not resolved within a period of one month they would further be sanctioned with a deduction of points.[4]


Members for 2013-14[edit]

The following 16 clubs will compete in Ligue 2 during the 2013–14 season.

Previous seasons[edit]

Relegated teams (from Ligue 2 to Ligue Nationale)[edit]

Season Clubs
2010–11 CR Témouchent, JSM Skikda
2011–12 US Biskra, RC Kouba, Paradou AC
2012–13 CR Témouchent, MO Constantine, SA Mohammadia

Relegated teams (from Ligue 1 to Ligue 2)[edit]

Season Clubs
2010–11 CA Bordj Bou Arreridj, USM Annaba, USM Blida
2011–12 AS Khroub, MC Saïda, NA Hussein Dey
2012–13 CA Batna, USM Bel-Abbès, WA Tlemcen


Season Clubs
2010–11 JS Saoura, MO Béjaïa
2011–12 CRB Aïn Fakroun, CR Témouchent, RC Arbaâ
2012–13 A Bou Saâda, US Chaouia, USMM Hadjout




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