2018–19 Ligue 2

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Ligue 2
Season2018–19
Matches played240
Goals scored508 (2.12 per match)
Top goalscorer17 (Gaëtan Charbonnier, Brest)
Biggest home winLens 5–0 Gazélec Ajaccio
Round 11, 22 October 2018
Biggest away winValenciennes 0–4 Clermont
Round 6, 31 August 2018
Red Star 0–4 Orléans
Round 12, 26 October 2018
Gazélec Ajaccio 0–4 Auxerre
Round 20, 11 January 2019
Highest scoringMetz 5–1 Orléans
Round 2, 3 August 2018
Longest winning run7 Metz
Longest unbeaten run12 Brest
Longest winless run10 Béziers
Longest losing run7 Nancy
Highest attendance32596 Lens v Troyes
Round 4, 18 August 2018[1]
Lowest attendance1198 AC Ajaccio v Troyes
Round 1, 27 July 2018[1]
Average attendance6392[1]
All statistics correct as of 09:19, 12 February 2019 (UTC).

The 2018–19 Ligue 2 (referred to as the Domino's Ligue 2 for sponsorship reasons[2]) season will be the 80th season since its establishment.

Teams[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Venue Capacity
AC Ajaccio Ajaccio Stade François Coty 10,446
Auxerre Auxerre Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps 21,379
Béziers Béziers Stade de la Méditerranée 18,555
Brest Brest Stade Francis-Le Blé 15,097
Châteauroux Châteauroux Stade Gaston Petit 17,173
Clermont Foot Clermont-Ferrand Stade Gabriel Montpied 11,980
Gazélec Ajaccio Ajaccio Stade Ange Casanova 8,000
Grenoble Grenoble Stade des Alpes 20,068
Le Havre Le Havre Stade Océane 25,178
Lens Lens Stade Bollaert-Delelis 37,705
Lorient Lorient Stade du Moustoir 18,890
Metz Metz Stade Saint-Symphorien 25,636
Nancy Tomblaine Stade Marcel Picot 20,087
Niort Niort Stade René Gaillard 10,886
Orléans Orléans Stade de la Source 7,000
Paris FC Paris (13th arrondissement) Stade Charléty 20,000
Red Star Paris (Saint-Ouen) Stade Bauer 2,999
Sochaux Montbéliard Stade Auguste Bonal 20,005
Troyes Troyes Stade de l'Aube 20,420
Valenciennes Valenciennes Stade du Hainaut 25,172

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain1 Kit manufacturer1 Main sponsor1
AC Ajaccio France Olivier Pantaloni France Johan Cavalli Adidas Auchan Atrium
Auxerre Uruguay Pablo Correa Benin Jordan Adéoti Macron Remorques LOUALT
Béziers France Mathieu Chabert Brazil Macedo Novaes Puma Angelotti
Brest France Jean-Marc Furlan France Gaëtan Belaud Nike Quéguiner (H), Yaourts Malo (A)
Châteauroux France Nicolas Usaï Cameroon Yannick M'Bone Nike Monin
Clermont France Pascal Gastien France Julien Laporte Patrick Crédit Mutuel
Gazélec Ajaccio France Hervé Della Maggiore TBD Macron Carrefour, Casino D'Ajaccio
Grenoble France Philippe Hinschberger France Julien Delétraz Nike Carrefour, Sempa, BONTAZ
Le Havre France Oswald Tanchot France Alexandre Bonnet Joma Filiassur, SEAFRIGO Group
Lens France Philippe Montanier Algeria Walid Mesloub Macron Auchan Retail
Lorient France Mickaël Landreau France Fabien Lemoine Kappa B&B Hotels, Jean Floc'h
Metz France Frédéric Antonetti France Renaud Cohade Nike Moselle
Nancy France Alain Perrin Cape Verde Danilson da Cruz Nike Sempa
Niort France Pascal Plancque Cameroon Andé Dona Ndoh Erima Restaurant Le Billon (H), Cheminées Poujoulat (A)
Orléans France Didier Ollé-Nicolle Algeria Karim Ziani Kappa CTVL
Paris FC Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmed Baždarević Cameroon Frédéric Bong Nike Vinci
Red Star Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk Hadžibegić France Formose Mendy Adidas Vice
Sochaux Senegal Omar Daf France Maxence Prévot Lotto Ledus
Troyes Portugal Rui Almeida France Benjamin Nivet Kappa Babeau Seguin
Valenciennes France Réginald Ray France Sébastien Roudet Acerbis Mutuelle Just

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Sochaux Germany Peter Zeidler Signed by FC St. Gallen 14 May 2018[3] Pre-season Spain José Manuel Aira 22 May 2018
Metz France Frédéric Hantz Resigned 20 May 2018 France Frédéric Antonetti 24 May 2018[4]
Lens France Éric Sikora Sacked 18 May 2018 France Philippe Montanier 22 May 2018[5]
Troyes France Jean-Louis Garcia Mutual consent 22 May 2018 Portugal Rui Almeida 30 May 2018
Paris FC France Fabien Mercadal Signed by Caen 8 June 2018[6] Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmed Baždarević 15 June 2018[7]
Grenoble France Olivier Guégan Sacked 22 June 2018 France Philippe Hinschberger 22 June 2018
Gazélec Ajaccio France Albert Cartier Sacked 9 October 2018[8] 12th France Hervé Della Maggiore 15 October 2018[9]
Châteauroux France Jean-Luc Vasseur Sacked 9 October 2018[10] 16th France Nicolas Usaï 24 October 2018[11]
Nancy France Didier Tholot Sacked 27 October 2018[12] 20th France Alain Perrin 27 October 2018
Red Star France Régis Brouard Sacked 29 October 2018[13] 19th Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk Hadžibegić 29 October 2018[14]
Sochaux Spain José Manuel Aira Sacked 25 November 2018[15] 18th Senegal Omar Daf 25 November 2018[15]
Niort France Patrice Lair Suspended 17 December 2018[16] 7th France Jean-Philippe Faure (caretaker) 11 December 2018[17]
Niort France Jean-Philippe Faure (caretaker) End of caretaker role 14 January 2019[18] 8th France Pascal Plancque 14 January 2019[18]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or Relegation
1 Metz 24 15 5 4 38 15 +23 50 Promotion to Ligue 1
2 Brest 24 14 7 3 40 20 +20 49
3 Lorient 24 12 7 5 30 19 +11 43 Qualification to promotion play-offs semi-final
4 Paris FC 24 11 9 4 22 13 +9 42 Qualification to promotion play-offs quarter-final
5 Lens 24 11 6 7 32 19 +13 39
6 Le Havre 24 9 10 5 28 23 +5 37
7 Clermont 24 9 9 6 27 20 +7 36
8 Troyes 24 10 5 9 29 22 +7 35
9 Grenoble 24 9 8 7 27 24 +3 35
10 Niort 24 9 7 8 25 23 +2 34
11 Orléans 24 9 4 11 27 34 −7 31
12 Auxerre 24 8 6 10 27 20 +7 30
13 Châteauroux 24 7 9 8 22 27 −5 30
14 Ajaccio 24 7 8 9 22 27 −5 29
15 Gazélec Ajaccio 24 7 7 10 20 34 −14 28
16 Valenciennes 24 6 7 11 29 39 −10 25
17 Sochaux 24 7 4 13 17 28 −11 25
18 Béziers 24 5 5 14 15 31 −16 20 Qualification to relegation play-offs
19 Red Star 24 4 6 14 17 37 −20 18 Relegation to Championnat National
20 Nancy 24 4 5 15 14 33 −19 17
Updated to match(es) played on 11 February 2019. Source: Ligue 2
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Fair play points

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ACA GAZ AUX BEZ BRE CHA CLE GRE HAV RCL LOR MET NAL NRT ORL PAR RS SOC TRO VAL
Ajaccio 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 3–1
Gazélec Ajaccio 0–4 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0
Auxerre 0–0 2–3 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–2 0–0
Béziers 0–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1
Brest 2–0 4–1 1–0 3–0 5–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Châteauroux 2–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–1
Clermont 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 3–2 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–1
Grenoble 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 4–2
Le Havre 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 4–3
Lens 1–2 5–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0
Lorient 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 3–1
Metz 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 5–1 2–0 1–1
Nancy Lorraine 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1
Niort 2–0 1–1 0–1 4–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
Orléans 1–3 0–3 0–0 2–0 0–3 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 4–0 1–0
Paris 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0
Red Star 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–3 2–3 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–4 3–0 0–3
Sochaux-Montbéliard 0–0 2–0 1–4 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 0–1 0–1
Troyes 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 3–2 0–1 1–2 4–2
Valenciennes 0–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–4 4–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 11 February 2019. Source: Ligue 2
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers[edit]

As of 11 February 2019 [19]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 France Gaëtan Charbonnier Brest 17
2 Senegal Habib Diallo Metz 15
3 Cameroon Andé Dona Ndoh Niort 11
France Florian Ayé Clermont
5 France Pierre-Yves Hamel Lorient 10
Senegal Yannick Gomis Lens
7 France Alexis Claude-Maurice Lorient 9
8 Tunisia Yoann Touzghar Troyes 8
Martinique Kévin Fortuné Lens and Troyes
10 France Tony Mauricio Valenciennes 7
France Jordan Tell Orléans
France Florian Sotoca Grenoble
Senegal Ibrahima Niane Metz

Number of teams by regions[edit]

Teams Region Team(s)
3  Grand Est Metz, Nancy, and Troyes
2  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Clermont and Grenoble
 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Auxerre and Sochaux
Brittany Brittany Brest and Lorient
 Centre-Val de Loire Châteauroux and Orléans,
 Corsica AC Ajaccio and Gazélec Ajaccio
 Hauts-de-France Lens and Valenciennes
 Île-de-France Paris FC and Red Star
1  Normandy Le Havre
 Nouvelle-Aquitaine Niort
 Occitanie Béziers

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Coup d'envoi pour la DOMINO'S LIGUE 2" (in French). lfp.fr. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Sochaux résilie le contrat de Peter Zeidler, qui va signer à Saint-Gall". France Football (in French). 14 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Metz a choisi Frédéric Antonetti comme entraîneur". L'Équipe (in French). 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Lens : Philippe Montanier remplace Éric Sikora". L'Équipe (in French). 22 May 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Caen : Fabien Mercadal nouveau coach (off)" (in French). foot-national.com. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Paris FC : Le nouveau coach dévoilé (off)" (in French). foot-national.com. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Vasseur écarté à Châteauroux, Cartier démis de ses fonctions au Gazélec". Le Figaro. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Hervé Della Maggiore nommé entraîneur du Gazelec Ajaccio". Le Figaro. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Vasseur écarté à Châteauroux, Cartier démis de ses fonctions au Gazélec". Le Figaro. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
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  12. ^ "Nancy : Perrin passe entraîneur à la place de Tholot". Le Figaro. 27 October 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  13. ^ "L'entraîneur principal du Red Star relevé de ses fonctions". Le Figaro. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Red Star : Hadzibegic nommé entraîneur". Le Figaro. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Sochaux : Omar Daf, nouvel entraîneur (off.)" (in French). foot-national.com. 26 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Niort : Patrice Lair mis à pied (off)" (in French). foot-national.com. 17 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Niort : L'imbroglio Patrice Lair" (in French). foot-national.com. 13 December 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Niort : Le nouvel entraîneur est connu (off.)" (in French). foot-national.com. 14 January 2019.
  19. ^ "French Ligue 2 Statistics – scoresway". scoresway. Retrieved 1 February 2019.

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