Algerian Ligue 2

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Algerian Ligue 2
Founded1962
Country Algeria
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Number of teams36
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toLigue Professionnelle 1
Relegation toDNA
Domestic cup(s)Algerian Cup
Algerian Super Cup
Current championsOlympique de Médéa
(2019–20)
Most championshipsUSM Bel-Abbès
(5 titles)
TV partners
WebsiteOfficial
Current: 2020–21 Ligue 2

The Algerian Ligue 2, also called Ligue 2 , formerly known as Ligue Professionnelle 2 and Championnat National 2, is the second highest division overall in the Algerian football league system. It during ten years from 2010 to 2020 one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the other being Ligue Professionnelle 1, the country's top football division.

In the 2020-21 season, the level returned to it amateur format and will be played between 36 teams in two groups of 18 teams, with the champions team of each group being promoted to the Ligue Professionnelle 1 and the bottom six teams being relegated to the Amateur Division Three.[1]

History[edit]

Logo of the Ligue Professionnelle 2

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 2020–21 season[edit]

The following 36 clubs will compete in Ligue 2 during the 2020–21 season.

Group East[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
AS Khroub El Khroub Stade Abed Hamdani 8,000
CA Batna Batna Stade 1er Novembre 1954 20,000
CRB Ouled Djellal Ouled Djellal Stade Lamri Benkouider 5,000
DRB Tadjenanet Tadjenanet Lahoua Smaïl Stadium 9,000
HB Chelghoum Laïd Chelghoum Laïd Stade 11 Décembre 1961 10,000
MC El Eulma El Eulma Stade Messaoud Zougar 25,000
MO Constantine Constantine Ramadan Ben-Abdelmalek Stadium 8,000
MSP Batna Batna Stade 1er Novembre 1954 20,000
NRB Teleghma Teleghma Stade Bachir Khabaza 5,000
US Chaouia Oum El Bouaghi Stade Hassouna Zerdani 5,000
USM Annaba Annaba Stade 19 Mai 1956 56,000
USM Khenchela Khenchela Stade Hamam Amar 5,000

Group Centre[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
A Bou Saâda Bou Saâda Stade Mokhtar Abdelatif 8,000
CR Beni Thour Ouargla Olympic Ouargla Stadium 18,000
ES Ben Aknoun Ben Aknoun Stade El Mokrani 5,000
IB Lakhdaria Lakhdaria Stade Mansour Khoudja Ali 5,000
JSM Béjaïa Béjaïa Stade de l'Unité Maghrébine 18,000
MO Bejaia Béjaïa Stade de l'Unité Maghrébine 18,000
RC Arbaâ Larbaâ Stade Ismaïl Makhlouf 5,000
RC Kouba Kouba Stade Omar Benhaddad 10,000
USM Blida Blida Brakni Brothers Stadium 10,000
USM El Harrach El Harrach Stade 1er Novembre 1954 56,000
WA Boufarik Boufarik Stade Mohamed Reggaz 8,000
WR M'Sila M'Sila Stade Chahid Ahmed Khalfa 5,000

Group West[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
ASM Oran Oran Stade Habib Bouakeul 18,000
CRB Aïn Oussera Aïn Oussera Stade 1er Novembre 1954 8,000
CR Témouchent Aïn Témouchent Omar Oucief Stadium 11,500
IRB El Kerma El Kerma Stade Mohamed Khassani 8,000
JSM Tiaret Tiaret Ahmed Kaïd Stadium 35,000
MCB Oued Sly Oued Sly Mohamed Boumezrag Stadium 18,000
MC Saïda Saïda April 13, 1958 Stadium 25,000
OM Arzew Arzew Stade Menaouer Kerbouci 7,000
RCB Oued Rhiou Oued Rhiou Stade El Maghreb El Arabi 6,000
SC Aïn Defla Aïn Defla Stade Abdelkader Khellal 8,000
SKAF Khemis Miliana Khemis Miliana Stade Mohamed Belkebir 8,000
US Remchi Remchi Stade 18 Février 2,000

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
2016–17 WA Boufarik, RC Arbaâ, AS Khroub
2017–18 GC Mascara, CA Batna, CRB Aïn Fakroun
2018–19 ES Mostaganem, RC Kouba, USM Blida
2019–20 No religation

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
2016–17 RC Relizane, CA Batna, MO Béjaïa
2017–18 US Biskra, USM El Harrach, USM Blida
2018–19 MO Bejaia, Olympique de Médéa, DRB Tadjenanet
2019–20 No religation

[edit]

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
2017–18 ES Mostaganem, NC Magra, USM Annaba
2018–19 AS Khroub, RC Arbaâ, OM Arzew
2019–20 CRB Ouled Djellal, MO Constantine, MSP Batna, CA Batna, US Chaouia, USM Khenchela, HB Chelghoum Laïd, NRB Teleghma, CR Beni Thour, WA Boufarik, ES Ben Aknoun, CRB Aïn Oussera, IB Lakhdaria, WR M'Sila, RC Kouba, USM Blida, CR Témouchent, IRB El Kerma, MCB Oued Sly, RCB Oued Rhiou, SC Aïn Defla, JSM Tiaret, US Remchi, SKAF Khemis Miliana[5]

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

Season League champions points Runner-up points Third place points fourth 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
2016–17 Paradou AC 62 USM Blida 51 US Biskra 51
2017–18 MO Béjaïa 60 AS Aïn M'lila 54 CA Bordj Bou Arréridj 53
2018–19 US Biskra 55 NC Magra 53 ASO Chlef 52
2019–20 Olympique de Médéa 42 JSM Skikda 40 WA Tlemcen 39 RC Relizane 36

Top scorers[edit]

Season Top scorer Club Goals
2004–05 Rachid Amrane ASM Oran 20
2005–06 Sofiane Hanister ASM Oran 15
2006–07 Adel El Hadi
Cheikh Hamidi
USM Annaba
MC Saïda
19
2007–08 Farès Fellahi MC El Eulma 24
2008–09 Youcef Ghazali WA Tlemcen 15
2009–10 Kamel Kherkhache AB Merouana 16
2010–11 Salim Hanifi RC Kouba 17
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[6]
2015–16 Mohamed Amine Hamia O Médéa 14
2016–17 Adel Djabout US Biskra 14
2017–18 Ismail Belkacemi MO Béjaïa 12
2018–19 Brahim Benachour US Biskra 12
2019–20 Tawfik El Ghomari O Médéa 10

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saison 2020/2021: La répartition des clubs". Retrieved 2020-09-23.
  2. ^ "Le championnat professionnel fin prêt !". Archived from the original on 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  3. ^ LP1 : Coup d'envoi du 1e champ. pro le 24 septembre Archived 2010-08-25 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "LFP - Ligue de Football Professionnelle". Archived from the original on 2012-06-11. Retrieved 2011-12-20.
  5. ^ "Saison 2019/2020  : Les clubs de Division Nationale Amateurs promus en Ligue 2".
  6. ^ http://www.dzfoot.com/2015/05/24/ligue-2-merzougui-relizane-meilleur-buteur-avec-17-realisations-69295.php
  7. ^ http://www.dzfoot.com/2019/05/08/ligue-2-benachour-us-biskra-meilleur-buteur-150849.php

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