2012–13 Luxembourg National Division
Union 05 Kayl-Tétange
|Champions League||Fola Esch|
|Europa League||F91 Dudelange
FC Differdange 03
|Goals scored||611 (3.36 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Stefano Bensi
|Biggest home win||F91 Dudelange 7–1 Wiltz|
|Biggest away win||Wiltz 0–9 Racing FC|
|Highest scoring||Wiltz 0–9 Racing FC|
The 2012–13 Luxembourg National Division was the 99th season of top-tier football in Luxembourg. It began on 5 August 2012 and ended on 25 May 2013. F91 Dudelange were the defending champions having won their tenth league championship in the previous season.
Team changes from 2011–12
US Rumelange and US Hostert were relegated to the Division of Honour after finishing 13th and 14th in the previous season. Both clubs were relegated after one year in the top flight. They were replaced by 2011–12 Division of Honour champions Jeunesse Canach and runners-up Etzella Ettelbruck. Both clubs return to the top flight after a one-year absence.
Hesperange as 12th-placed team had to compete in a single play-off match against third-placed Division of Honour side Wiltz. Wiltz won the match by 6–2, 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.
Stadia and locations
|FC Differdange 03||Stade du Thillenberg||7,830|
|F91 Dudelange||Stade Jos Nosbaum||2,600|
|FC Etzella Ettelbruck||Stade Am Deich||2,650|
|CS Fola Esch||Stade Émile Mayrisch||3,900|
|CS Grevenmacher||Op Flohr Stadion||4,000|
|FC Jeunesse Canach||Stade Rue de Lenningen||1,000|
|Jeunesse Esch||Stade de la Frontière||5,400|
|UN Käerjeng 97||Stade um Bëschel||1,000|
|CS Pétange||Stade Municipal (Pétange)||3,300|
|FC Progrès Niederkorn||Stade Jos Haupert||4,830|
|Racing FC Union Luxembourg||Stade Achille Hammerel||5,814|
|FC RM Hamm Benfica||Luxembourg-Cents||2,800|
|Union 05 Kayl-Tétange||Stade Victor Marchal||1,000|
|FC Wiltz 71||Stade Géitz||2,000|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Fola Esch (C)||26||18||5||3||66||23||+43||59||2013–14 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round|
|2||F91 Dudelange||26||16||7||3||53||20||+33||55||2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1|
|5||RM Hamm Benfica||26||13||7||6||53||38||+15||46|
|9||UN Käerjeng 97||26||9||4||13||44||53||−9||31|
|12||Progrès Niederkorn (O)||26||7||4||15||29||45||−16||25||Relegation play-offs|
|13||Pétange (R)||26||3||5||18||21||56||−35||14||Relegation to 2013–14 Luxembourg Division of Honour|
|14||Union 05 Kayl-Tétange (R)||26||3||3||20||29||73||−44||12|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Jeunesse Esch qualified via 2012–13 Luxembourg Cup.
(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.
The 12th-placed club in the National Division will compete in a relegation play-off match against the third-placed team from the Division of Honour for one spot in the following season's competition. This will take place once both seasons have finished, usually around the middle of May.
30 May 2013
|FC Progrès Niederkorn||1-0||Strassen|
Käerjénger Dribbel, Bascharage
|Home ╲ Away||DIF||DUD||ETZ||FOL||GRE||JEC||JEU||KÄE||PET||PRO||RAC||RMH||UKT||WIL|
|UN Käerjeng 97||2–2||1–3||5–3||1–4||2–0||1–1||2–3||3–0||2–0||2–0||2–4||3–2||4–3|
|RM Hamm Benfica||2–1||1–1||3–2||2–3||1–1||0–4||1–0||2–1||5–2||2–2||4–1||3–1||2–0|
|Union 05 Kayl-Tétange||1–0||1–5||1–4||1–6||1–2||0–2||0–2||1–1||1–3||1–3||0–2||1–5||1–5|
|1||Stefano Bensi||Fola Esch||20|
|3||Omar Er Rafik||Differdange 03||13|
|David Turpel||Etzella Ettelbruck||13|
|5||Sanel Ibrahimović||Jeunesse Esch||12|
|Tony Lopes||Union 05 Kayl-Tétange||12|
|9||François Augusto||RM Hamm Benfica||11|
|Yassine Benajiba||Jeunesse Esch||11|
|Zarko Lukić||Racing FC||11|