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The French Ligue 2 is the second tier of club football in the country. It has ran in its current form since 1933. It is run by the LFP (Ligue de Football Professionnel and is contested by 20 teams.
Previously known as Division 2, Ligue 2 is also currently known as Domino’s Ligue 2 after a sponsorship deal with the world famous pizza company.
Promotion & Relegation
Every season the three teams that finish in the top three positions in Ligue 2 are promoted to Ligue 1 while the three teams that finish in the bottom three positions are relegated to the National. There were plans to reduce this to two promotions and two relegations in the 2015/16 season but that decision was later over turned.
With a turnaround of 6 clubs every season the average stadium capacity changes by quite a bit, however, during the 2016/17 season the highest capacity stadium was Lens’ Stade Bollaert-Delelis which holds 38,223. The smallest stadium for that season was the Stade Ange Casanova, home to Gazelec Ajaccio which can hold 6,000.
The following gives a full run down of the 2016/17 Ligue 2 stadium capacities;
Clermont Foot 11,980
Gazélec Ajaccio 6,000
Le Havre 25,000
Red Star 20,000
Le Havre have won Ligue 2 more than any other team in its history with 5 championships in total. The most prolific team in any one season in the history of Ligue 2 are SCO Angers who netted 128 times in 40 games in the 1968/9 season.
Both RCFC Besancon and AS Cannes share the record for the most amount of seasons in Ligue 2 having competed in 41 Ligue 2 championships each.
The highest number of goals scored in one season by a player is a record held since 1969 when Gerard Grizzetti scored 55 goals for AS Angouleme.