1982–83 French Division 2

The 1982/83 season was the 44th edition of the French football Division 2 It was since 1970 an open championship with professionals and amateurs. Second division champion Stade Rennes.

Were eligible to the 26 clubs who were relegated after the previous season, either in the first division on - even in the third league (National); this came three Erstligaabsteiger and seven climbers 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:

  • Group A: Relegated U.S. Valenciennes Anzin, U.S. Nœux -les -Mines, SC Abbeville, Le Havre AC, intermediate Racing Paris, intermediate ES Viry -Châtillon, intermediate AS Corbeil -Essonnes, Stade Rennes, Guingamp, SCO Angers, LB Châteauroux, FC Limoges, Angoulême AS, AS Libourne, AS Béziers, Montpellier relegated La Paillade SC, Olympique Alès climber, Nîmes Olympique
  • Group B: U.S. Dunkerque, Stade Français Paris 92, newly promoted AS Red Star Saint- Ouen, Stade Reims, FC Fontainebleau Bagneaux, U.S. Orléans, intermediate CS Blénod -lès -Pont- à -Mousson, Racing Club Franc- Comtois Besancon, Movers Entente Montceau -les -Mines, FC Gueugnon, CS - Cuiseaux Louhans, FC AS Grenoble, CS Thonon, FC Martigues, Marseille, Toulon SC, AS Cannes, relegated OGC Nice

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 July 31 1982 to May 20, 1983; from mid December to end of January there was a six-week winter break.

All three year long relegated to playing its chances of promotion with, but after 34 matchdays found none of them to one of the places that made ​​this possible. From this time the seven teams that were twelve months earlier started mediocre, only convinced Racing Paris as a group Fourth; the other hand, rose three other newcomers immediately again, and only the withdrawal of U.S. Nœux -les -Mines prevented even a fourth ( Alès or Montceau -les -Mines ) had to go the same way. Like last year, Grenoble, introduced in 1982 /83 Libourne again Zweitdivisionär the league record of undecided match outputs ( 18 of 34 encounters ) a.

In the 612 games 1,503 goals were scored; which corresponds to an average of 2.46 goals per game. Successful scorers were in group A Włodzimierz Lubański by the U.S. Valenciennes Anzin with 28 and in group B Christian Dalger (Sporting Toulon) with 18 goals; the league top scorer thus won Lubański. For the following season came from the Division 1 relegated FC Tours, Olympique Lyon and FC Mulhouse added; from the third- highest division increased to six teams (FC Roubaix, CS Sedan, Stade Quimper, FC La Roche- sur- Yon, FC Villefranche and FC Sète ), so that the league was then discharged with 37 participants.

(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 Rennes prevailed with a 1-0 victory and a 2-2 draw against Toulon and so won this year's second division championship.

According to the same mode, the two runners fought about who of them against the Premiership 18th FC Tours was allowed to play for another promotion place in the top flight. This won Nîmes ( 3-1 ) and Reims ( 1-0) each have their home game, so the goal difference was the decisive factor in favor of the South of France. Then defeated Olympique Nîmes in the addition of two games and Tours ( 3:1 and 1:1) and thus rose as the third Zweitdivisionär on to Division 1.