1981–82 French Division 2

The 1981/82 season was the 43rd staging of the French football Division 2 It was since 1970 an open championship with professionals and amateurs. Second-division champion was the Toulouse FC.

Were eligible to the 28 clubs who were relegated after the previous season, either in the first division on - even in the third league (National); to two Erstligaabsteiger and six climbers came from the National. These 36 participants played in two scheduled primarily on a regional basis groups (one with teams from the north and west, as well as with teams from the South and East). Thus, in this season the following teams played for the championship of Division 2: Up and relegated

  • Group A: Paris FC, ​​promoted FC Fontainebleau Bagneaux, U.S. Orléans, Blois AAJ, SR Saint -Dié, FC Gueugnon, intermediate CS - Cuiseaux Louhans, FC AS Grenoble, CS Thonon, AS Libourne, Toulouse FC, ​​AS Béziers, relegated Olympique Nimes, FC Martigues, Marseille, intermediate SC Toulon, AS Cannes, FC Gazelec Ajaccio
  • Group B: U.S. Dunkerque, Calais RUFC climber, U.S. Nœux -les -Mines, SC Abbeville, EDS Montlucon, promoted Stade Français 92 Paris, Stade Reims, promoted FC Mulhouse, Racing Club Franc- Comtois Besancon, Le Havre AC, FC Rouen, Stade Rennes, Guingamp, Stade Quimper, relegated SCO Angers, LB Châteauroux, Limoges FC, ​​AS Angoulême

Direct climb were entitled to only the teams first. Then there was a relegation between the lowest ranked first division, the descent directly, and the best, not directly climb legitimate second division.

Course of the season and tables

Each team wore against each group opponent a back and a leg off, even before a home crowd and once away. It was the two- point rule; case of a tie, the goal difference was the decisive factor for the placement. In France, the number of plus points is called when specifying the point ratio exclusively; Again, this is done in Germany in the days of the 2- point rule usual notation. It was played from August 1, 1981 to May 8, 1982 from mid December to end of January there was a particularly long winter break.

In both groups, there was an exciting until the final day debate on the key for direct ascent and Relegation participation places. In Group A ultimately decided even only goal difference in favor of Toulouse towards Thonon on first and second rank, while the top three finishers in each case only separated by a distance counter in Group B. The League newcomer Mulhouse succeeded at the end of the season " walkover " from the third to the first division. Two other previous year's third division (Toulon and Cuiseaux - Louhans ) cut off at the top table quarter and thus very respectable; Calais had to return it as the only climber of post in the National, which also only the goal difference was the decisive factor. The Paris FC left the Division 2 after its dissolution and subsequent foundation. Noteworthy was that the record for Grenoble indecisive game outputs ceased, the Angoulême had only two years ago increased to 18 drawn in 34 encounters.

In the 612 games 1,520 goals were scored; which corresponds to an average of just 2.5 goals per game. Successful scorers were in group A Marc Pascal (Marseille ) with 18 and in group B two players ( Zarko Olarević from Le Havre and Issicka Ouattara from Mulhouse ) with 25 hits; the latter two thus shared the league top scorer. For the following season three losers were added from the Division 1: U.S. Valenciennes Anzin, OGC Nice and Montpellier La Paillade SC. From the third- highest division increased to seven teams, namely Racing Paris, AS Red Star Saint -Ouen, ES Viry -Châtillon, AS Corbeil -Essonnes, CS Blénod, Entente Montceau -les -Mines and Olympique Alès.

(A) = relegated from Division 1; (N) = newbie

Determination of the master and rise Relegation

The two group winners met each other in return game to determine this year's champion of Division 2. Here Rouen won their home match 3-2 and lost in Toulouse 1-2. Given the tie of goals scored for the first time had the so-called " away goals " of, was second division champions by Toulouse.

According to the same mode, the two runners fought about who of them against the Premiership 18th U.S. Valenciennes Anzin was allowed to play for another promotion place in the top flight. Here Mulhouse won both games against Thonon (3:0 and 2:1). Subsequently, the Alsatians also defeated the USVA against the groups 5-2, reached in the second leg 1-1 and went on thus as a third Zweitdivisionär.