Ligue 2 Stadiums & Stats

French Ligue 2

The second tier French Division 2 (as it is formally known) and equivalent of the English Championship. Unlike in England the league has the same number of teams as the top division, 20. The league was founded a year after the first division in 1933.

In France there are only two professional leagues so relegation from this division is big business, teams will end up in the amateur Championnat National which technically revokes any professional status. Each year the top two teams are promoted to Ligue 1. With some of France's biggest teams not immune to the drop there are some top class teams and stadia in this league

Please note: The data for this league is still being collected. Please bear with us.

Stadium Stats

Stadium Year Opened Capacity Ave Attendance Record Attendance Record Attendance Match
Matmut Atlantique
Girondins de Bordeaux
2015 42,115 24,217 41,500 Clermont Auvergne v Stade toulousain (2015)
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
AS Saint-Étienne
1931 41,965 25,803 48,842 Saint-Etienne v Lens (1987)

Team Stats

Team Year Founded Nickname Team Owner
AS Saint-Étienne 1919 Les Verts (The Greens), Sainté ASSE Bernard Caiazzo, Roland Romeyer
Girondins de Bordeaux 1881 FCGB, Les Girondins (The Girondins), Le club au scapulaire (The Club with the V-Shape), Les marine et blanc (The Navy-and-Whites) Gérard López