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.
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. 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.
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.
Members for 2012–13 
The following 16 clubs will compete in Ligue 2 during the 2012–13 season.
Previous seasons 
Relegated teams (from Ligue 2 to Ligue Nationale) 
Relegated teams (from Ligue 1 to Ligue 2) 
Promoted teams (from Ligue Nationale to Ligue 2) 
- 1962-63 : ?
- 1963-64 : ?
- 1964-65 : SCM Oran
- 1965-66 : ?
- 1966-67 : USM Bel-Abbès
- 1967-68 : ?
- 1968-69 : USM Alger
- 1969-70 : ?
- 1970-71 : ?
- 1971-72 : ?
- 1972-73 : ?
- 1973-74 : ?
- 1974-75 : ?
- 1975-76 : ?
- 1976-77 : ?
- 1977-78 : ?
- 1994-95 : USM Alger, ASM Oran, USM Aïn Beïda
- 1995-96 : NA Hussein Dey, MO Constantine, WA Mostaganem
- 1996-97 : ES Sétif, USM Blida, ES Mostaganem
- 1997-98 : CA Bordj Bou Arreridj, RC Kouba, SA Mohammadia
- 1998-99 : ?
- 1999-00 : ASM Oran
- 2000-01 : CA Bordj Bou Arreridj, RC Kouba
- 2001-02 : NA Hussein Dey, ASO Chlef
- 2002-03 : MC Alger, US Chaouia
- 2003-04 : CS Constantine, GC Mascara, OMR El Annasser
- 2004-05 : US Biskra
- 2005-06 : OMR El Annasser
- 2006-07 : USM Annaba
- 2007-08 : MC El Eulma
- 2008-09 : WA Tlemcen
- 2009-10 : MC Saïda
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