2011–12 in French football

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The 2011–12 season was the 107th overall season of football and the 74th season of competitive professional football in France.

The men's French national team began play on 10 August 2011 contesting a friendly match against Chile. The team will continue its qualification matches for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2012. The men's youth international teams also began playing qualification matches for their yearly European Championship tournament. Les Espoirs began its qualification campaign for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, while the under-19 and under-17 teams will play qualification matches for the 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship and 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, respectively. Similarly, the women began their qualification campaign for UEFA Women's Euro 2013.

News[edit]

Coupe de France final date change[edit]

In February 2011, it was reported by the French media that the French Football Federation had scheduled the 2011–12 edition of the Coupe de France final to be played on 5 May 2012. The date is significant because it would mark the 20th anniversary of the Furiani disaster, which occurred when a tribune at the Stade Armand Cesari in Furiani collapse during a Coupe de France semi-final match between Bastia and Marseille. The tragedy resulted in the death of 18 individuals and injuries to over 2,000.[1] The resulting outcry and criticism of the decision to schedule the final on that date led to the Federation issuing a statement declaring that the official calendar for the competition had not been released, so the reports were only rumors.[2] On 31 March 2011, the schedule was released and the date for the final was set for 28 April 2012.[3]

Supercup in Morocco[edit]

On 15 April 2011, the Ligue de Football Professionnel announced that, for the third consecutive season, the Trophée des champions will be held on international soil. The match will be played in Tanger, Morocco at the recently completed Stade de Tanger and will be contested by the winner of Ligue 1 and the winner of the Coupe de France. The match will be played on either 27 July 2011. Like the previous two years, the idea will be to promote French football abroad, but this time more specifically in Africa and the Arab world.[4]

New FFF president[edit]

On 18 June 2011, following an election, Federal Council member Noël Le Graët was named as the federation's 12th president after winning almost 55% of the vote. Le Graët defeated the incumbent Fernand Duchaussoy and third candidate Eric Thomas, the former receiving 45% of the vote, while the latter took in only .19% of the vote.[5]

DNCG rulings[edit]

Ligue 2[edit]

On 1 July 2011, following a preliminary review of each club's administrative and financial accounts in the Championnat National, the DNCG ruled that Tours would be relegated to the Championnat National.[6] Tours president, Frédéric Sebag, confirmed the demotion was as a result of the club's failure to "balance its books". Sebag also confirmed that the club would be appealing the ruling.[7] On 13 July, Tours successfully appealed to the DNCG and was, subsequently, reinstated into Ligue 2.[8]

National[edit]

On 26 May 2011, following a preliminary review of each club's administrative and financial accounts in the Championnat National, the DNCG ruled that Pacy Vallée-d'Eure, Strasbourg, Gap, Grenoble, and Cannes would be relegated to the Championnat de France amateur after the organization determined that the club's were enduring financial difficulties. The clubs had the option to appeal the ruling.[9] On 24 June 2011, Pacy Vallée-d'Eure officials confirmed in a press conference that it would accept its relegation to the fourth division in an effort to smooth over its €350,000 debt into next year.[10] Two weeks later, Grenoble confirmed on its website that the Appeals Board of the DNCG had informed club officials that it will be relegated to the fourth division.[11] Grenoble, subsequently, entered liquidation on 7 July. On 13 July, Grenoble's relegation was validated after the French Football Federation confirmed via letter to SAS Épinal that the club would be replacing Grenoble in the Championnat National.[12]

On 8 July 2011, the Appeals Board of the DNCG confirmed that both Strasbourg and Gap would remain relegated after the clubs failed to convince the board of its intent to fix its financial liabilities. Strasbourg has a deficit of over €4 million, while Gap's debt has exceeded over €80,000.[13] Following the appeal denial, Gap officials announced that the club would appeal to the CNOSF, the National Sporting Committee of France.[14] On 18 July, despite both clubs still having the option to appeal the DNCG rulings, the Ligue du Football Amateur (LFA) announced that Red Star and Cherbourg would replace Strasbourg and Gap, respectively, for the 2011–12 edition of the Championnat National.[15] On the following day, Cannes had its appeal to remain in the Championnat National rejected by the DNCG.[16] Similar to Gap, following the decision, Cannes announced its intent to appeal the ruling at the CNOSF.[17] On 29 July, the CNOSF gave a favorable ruling for Cannes recommending to the federation that Cannes should remain in the third division.[18] On 3 August, the CNOSF ruled Gap confirmed the demotion of Gap to the Championnat de France amateur.[19] The French Football Federation determined whether Cannes would be allowed to participate in the league on 4 August, one day before the season was set to begin at the federation's annual executive meeting.[20] At the meeting, the Federation re-affirmed its decision to relegate Cannes to the CFA stating it "trust the DNCG and followed its decisions".[21]

CFA[edit]

On 26 May 2011, following a preliminary review of each club's administrative and financial accounts in the Championnat National, the DNCG ruled that Pacy Vallée-d'Eure, Strasbourg, Gap, Grenoble, and Cannes would be relegated to the Championnat de France amateur (CFA) after the organization determined that the clubs were enduring financial difficulties. The organization also excluded Toulon from participating in the CFA and relegated both Agde and Chambéry to the fifth division.[22] On 4 June, the DNCG announced that, for the second consecutive season, Calais would not be allowed to ascend to the CFA.[23] All clubs had the option to appeal the rulings.[9]

On 24 June 2011, Pacy Vallée-d'Eure officials confirmed in a press conference that it would accept its relegation to the fourth division in an effort to smooth over its €350,000 debt into next year.[10] Two weeks later, on 4 July, Grenoble confirmed on its website that the Appeals Board of the DNCG had informed club officials that it will be relegated to the fourth division.[11] Grenoble, subsequently, entered liquidation on 7 July, which made the club unable to participate in the CFA. On the same day as the Grenoble ruling, the DNCG also rejected the appeals of Toulon and Calais.[24] On 8 July 2011, the Appeals Board of the DNCG confirmed that both Strasbourg and Gap would remain relegated after the clubs failed to convince the board of its intent to fix its financial liabilities. Strasbourg has a deficit of over €4 million, while Gap's debt has exceeded over €80,000.[13] Following the appeal denial, Gap officials announced that the club would appeal to the CNOSF, the National Sporting Committee of France.[14] On 13 July, Agde successfully appealed to the DNCG and was, subsequently, re-instated into the CFA, while Chambéry had its appeal rejected.[25]

On 19 July, Cannes had its appeal to remain in the Championnat National rejected by the DNCG.[16] Similar to Gap, following the decision, Cannes announced its intent to appeal the ruling at the CNOSF.[17] On 29 July, the CNOSF gave a favorable ruling for Cannes recommending to the federation that Cannes should remain in the third division.[18] On 3 August, the CNOSF ruled Gap confirmed the demotion of Gap to the Championnat de France amateur.[19] The French Football Federation determined whether Cannes would be allowed to participate in the league on 4 August, one day before the season was set to begin at the federation's annual executive meeting.[20] At the meeting, the Federation re-affirmed its decision to relegate Cannes to the CFA stating it "trust the DNCG and followed its decisions".[21]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Men[edit]

Competition Promoted Relegated
Ligue 1 N/A AS Monaco
Lens
Arles-Avignon
Ligue 2 Évian
Dijon
Ajaccio
Vannes
Nîmes
Grenoble
Championnat National Bastia
Amiens
Guingamp
Bayonne
Rodez
Plabennec
Alfortville
Gueugnon
CFA Besançon
Cherbourg[nb 1]
Épinal[nb 2]
Gazélec Ajaccio
Le Poiré-sur-Vie
Martigues[nb 3]
Quevilly
Red Star[nb 4]
Aurillac
Béziers
Caen B
Louhans-Cuiseaux
Genêts Anglet
Lille B
Lyon-Duchère
Mantes
Monts d'Or Azergues
Noisy-le-Sec
Rennes B
Saint-Pryvé Saint-Hilaire
CFA 2 Amiens AC
Bordeaux B[nb 5]
Calvi
Concarneau
Dunkerque
Marseille Consolat
Mont-de-Marsan
Pontivy
Saumur
Sarre-Union[nb 6]
Valence
Valenciennes B
Alençon
Bagnols Pont
Bonchamp
Borgo
Brive
Changé
Dives
Douai
Évreux
Gueugnon B
Hazebrouck
Jura Dolois
La Trinité
La Châtaigneraie
Langon Castets
Lannion
La Valette
Le Puy
Les Lilas
Lesquin
Libourne-Saint-Seurin
Montluçon
Ornans
Pacy Vallée-d'Eure B
Prix-lès-Mézières
Quimper
Revel
Saint Marcel
Selongey
Toulouse Fontaines
Vauban Strasbourg
Division d'Honneur N/A

Women[edit]

Competition Promoted Relegated
Division 1 Féminine N/A Le Mans
Toulouse
La Roche-sur-Yon
Division 2 Féminine Vendenheim
Soyaux
Muret
Arlac Mérignac
Aulnat
Besançon
Leers
Limoges Landouge
Templemars-Vendeville

Managerial changes[edit]

Ligue 1[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Incoming head coach Date of
appointment
Position
in table
Auxerre France Jean Fernandez End of contract 2 June 2011[26] Off-season France Laurent Fournier 8 June 2011[27] Off-season
Valenciennes France Philippe Montanier Joined Real Sociedad 4 June 2011[28] Off-season France Daniel Sanchez 8 June 2011[29] Off-season
Nancy Uruguay Pablo Correa Resigned 5 June 2011 Off-season France Jean Fernandez 5 June 2011[30] Off-season
Sochaux France Francis Gillot Resigned 5 June 2011 Off-season Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmed Baždarević 10 June 2011[31] Off-season
Bordeaux France Eric Bédouet Mutual consent 6 June 2011 Off-season France Francis Gillot 6 June 2011[32] Off-season
Lyon France Claude Puel Fired 20 June 2011[33] Off-season France Rémi Garde 21 June 2011[34] Off-season
Nice France Éric Roy Fired 15 November 2011 17th France René Marsiglia 15 November 2011[35] 17th
Paris Saint-Germain France Antoine Kombouaré Resigned[36] 30 December 2011 1st Italy Carlo Ancelotti 30 December 2011[37] 1st
Evian France Bernard Casoni Fired[38] 1 January 2012 11th Uruguay Pablo Correa 2 January 2012 11th
Sochaux Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmed Baždarević Fired[39] 6 March 2012 20th France Eric Hély 6 March 2012[39] 20th
Auxerre France Laurent Fournier Fired[40] 18 March 2012 20th France Jean-Guy Wallemme 18 March 2012[40] 20th

Ligue 2[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Incoming head coach Date of
appointment
Position
in table
Sedan France Landry Chauvin Mutual consent 26 May 2011 Off-season France Laurent Guyot 26 May 2011[41] Off-season
Lens Romania László Bölöni Mutual consent 1 June 2011 Off-season France Jean-Louis Garcia 1 June 2011[42] Off-season
Nantes France Philippe Anziani Miutual consent 26 May 2011 Off-season France Landry Chauvin 1 June 2011[43] Off-season
Angers France Jean-Louis Garcia Joined Lens 1 June 2011 Off-season France Stéphane Moulin 2 June 2011[44] Off-season
Tours France Daniel Sanchez Joined Valenciennes 8 June 2011[29] Off-season Germany Peter Zeidler 14 June 2011[45] Off-season
AS Monaco France Laurent Banide Sacked 12 September 2011[46] 17th Italy Marco Simone 12 September 2011[47] 17th
Arles-Avignon Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk Hadžibegić Sacked 23 November 2011[48] 19th France Thierry Laurey 28 November 2011[49] 19th
Le Mans France Arnaud Cormier Sacked 22 December 2011[50] 17th France Denis Zanko 28 December 2011[51] 17th

National[edit]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Incoming head coach Date of
appointment
Position
in table
Le Poiré-sur-Vie France Alain Ferrand Resigned 11 May 2011 Off-season France Oswald Tanchot 11 May 2011 Off-season
Fréjus France Athos Bandini Sacked 27 May 2011 Off-season France Franck Priou 3 June 2011[52] Off-season
Paris France Jean-Luc Vannuchi Sacked 27 May 2011 Off-season Cameroon Alain Mboma 7 June 2011[53] Off-season
Cannes France Victor Zvunka Mutual consent 27 May 2011 Off-season France David Guion 7 June 2011[54] Off-season
Martigues France Franck Priou Joined Fréjus 3 June 2011 Off-season France Jérôme Erceau 9 June 2011[55] Off-season
Créteil France Hubert Velud Resigned 22 May 2011 Off-season France Jean-Luc Vasseur 9 June 2011[56] Off-season
Red Star Cameroon Alain Mboma Joined Paris 7 June 2011 Off-season France Athos Bandini 10 June 2011[57] Off-season
Red Star France Athos Bandini Fired 13 October 2011 18th Mali Vincent Doukantié 13 October 2011 18th
Fréjus France Franck Priou Fired 7 December 2011 10th France Charly Paquille 7 December 2011 10th
Martigues France Jérôme Erceau Fired 13 February 2012[58] 18th France Jean-Luc Vannuchi 15 February 2012[59] 18th
Rouen France Éric Garcin Fired 14 March 2012 8th France Emmanuel da Costa 14 March 2012[60] 8th

Ownership changes[edit]

Ligue 1[edit]

Club New owner Previous owner Date
Paris Saint-Germain Qatar Qatar Investment Authority United States Colony Capital and France Butler Capital Partners[61] 1 July 2011[62]

Ligue 2[edit]

Club New owner Previous owner Date
Monaco Russia Monaco Sports Invest France AS Monaco[63] 23 December 2011[64]

Transfers[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Competition Winner Details Match Report
Ligue 1 Montpellier 2011–12 Ligue 1 1st Ligue 1 title
Ligue 2 Bastia 2011–12 Ligue 2
Championnat National Nîmes 2011–12 Championnat National
Championnat de France amateur Carquefou 2011–12 Championnat de France amateur
Championnat de France amateur 2 2011–12 Championnat de France amateur 2
Division 1 Féminine Lyon 2011–12 Division 1 Féminine
Coupe de France Lyon 2011–12 Coupe de France
Beat Quevilly 1–0
Coupe de la Ligue Marseille 2011–12 Coupe de la Ligue
Beat Lyon 1–0
Report
Coupe de France Féminine Lyon 2011–12 Coupe de France Féminine
Beat Montpellier 2–1
Coupe Gambardella Nice 2011–12 Coupe Gambardella
Beat Saint-Étienne 2–1
Trophée des Champions Marseille 2011 Trophée des Champions
Beat Lille 5–4
Report

International competitions[edit]

Men's[edit]

Team / Competition UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League
Lille Group stage
Eliminated
Did not qualify
Marseille Quarter-finals
eliminated by
Germany Bayern Munich
Did not qualify
Lyon Round of 16
eliminated by
Cyprus APOEL
Did not qualify
Paris Saint-Germain Did not qualify Group stage
Eliminated
Sochaux Did not qualify Playoff round
eliminated by
Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv
Rennes Did not qualify Group stage
Eliminated

Women's[edit]

Team / Competition UEFA Women's Champions League
Lyon Champions
Beat
Germany FFC Frankfurt in Final
Paris Saint-Germain Round of 16
eliminated by
Germany FFC Frankfurt

National teams[edit]

France[edit]

Friendly

UEFA Euro 2012 qualification

Friendly

UEFA Euro 2012

Last updated: 19 June 2012
Source: French Football Federation

France (women's)[edit]

Friendly

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualification

Friendly

2012 Cyprus Cup

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualification

Friendly

2012 Summer Olympics

Last updated: 9 August 2012
Source: French Football Federation

France U-21[edit]

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

Friendly

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

Friendly

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification

Last updated: 8 June 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-21 Schedule

France U-20[edit]

Friendly

2012 Toulon Tournament

Last updated: 1 June 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-20 Schedule

France U-19[edit]

Friendly

Tournoi de Limoges

Friendly

Porto Tournament

2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship Elite Round qualification

2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship

Last updated: 12 July 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-19 Schedule

France U-18[edit]

Czech Republic Tournament

Friendly

Last updated: 24 May 2012
Source: French Football Federation

France U-17[edit]

Friendly

2012 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship First Round qualification

2012 Algarve Cup

2012 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship Elite Round qualification

2012 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship

Last updated: 10 May 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-17 Schedule

France U-16[edit]

Friendly

2011 Tournoi du Val-de-Marne

2011 Nike International Tournament

2012 Aegean Cup

Friendly

2012 Montaigu Tournament

Friendly

Last updated: 30 May 2012
Source: French Football Federation U-16 Schedule

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Promoted to the Championat National as a result of Gap's administrative relegation.
  2. ^ Promoted to the Championat National as a result of Grenoble's administrative relegation after the club entered liquidation.
  3. ^ Promoted to the Championat National as a result of Cannes' administrative relegation.
  4. ^ Promoted to the Championat National as a result of Strasbourg's administrative relegation .
  5. ^ Promoted to the Championnat de France amateur in place of Chambéry who were administratively relegated back to the Championnat de France amateur 2 by the DNCG.
  6. ^ Promoted to the Championnat de France amateur in place of Strasbourg B who cannot appear in the same division as its parent club.

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