Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2

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Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2
الرابطة الجزائرية المحترفة الثانية لكرة القدم
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Founded 1962
Country  Algeria
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Ligue Professionnelle 1
Relegation to Championnat National Amateur
Domestic cup(s) Algerian Cup
Algerian Super Cup
Current champions Olympique de Médéa
Most championships USM Bel-Abbès
(5 titles)
TV partners
Website Official
2016–17 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]

Clubs Participating for the 2016-17 Season[edit]

The following 16 clubs will compete in Ligue 2 during the 2016–17 season.

Club Finishing position last season
A Bou Saâda
AS Khroub
ASM Oran
ASO Chlef
CA Bordj Bou Arreridj
CRB Aïn Fakroun
GC Mascara
JSM Béjaïa
JSM Skikda
MC El Eulma
MC Saïda
Paradou AC
RC Arbaâ
US Biskra
USM Blida
WA Boufarik

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
2013–14 ES Mostaganem, MSP Batna, USM Annaba
2014–15 AB Merouana, ESM Koléa, WA Tlemcen
2015–16 OM Arzew, US Chaouia, USMM Hadjout

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
2013–14 CA Bordj Bou Arréridj, CRB Aïn Fakroun, JSM Béjaïa
2014–15 ASO Chlef, MC El Eulma, USM Bel-Abbès
2015–16 ASM Oran, RC Arbaâ, USM Blida


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
2013–14 DRB Tadjenanet, ESM Koléa, RC Relizane
2014–15 JSM Skikda, OM Arzew, Paradou AC
2015–16 GC Mascara, US Biskra, WA Boufarik
2016–17 AS Aïn M'lila, RC Kouba, WA Tlemcen

League champions, runners-up and third place[edit]

Season League champions points Runner-up points Third place points
2010–11 CS Constantine 57 NA Hussein Dey 52 CA Batna 51
2011–12 CA Bordj Bou Arréridj 57 JS Saoura 56 USM Bel-Abbès 50
2012–13 CRB Aïn Fakroun 57 RC Arbaâ 57 MO Béjaïa 56
2013–14 USM Bel-Abbès 55 NA Hussein Dey 53 ASM Oran 52
2014–15 USM Blida 53 DRB Tadjenanet 49 RC Relizane 48
2015–16 Olympique de Médéa 54 CA Batna 50 USM Bel-Abbès 49

Top scorers[edit]

Season Top scorer Club Goals
2011–12 Abdelhak Motrani JS Saoura 16
2012–13 Farès Amrane MO Béjaïa 19
2013–14 Hocine Achiou USM Bel-Abbès 12
2014–15 Kheiredine Merzougi RC Relizane 17[5]


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