1983–84 French Division 2

The 1983/84 season was the 45th staging of the French football Division 2 It was since 1970 an open championship with professionals and amateurs. Second league champion FC Tours.

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 three Erstligaabsteiger and six climbers came from the National. These 37 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: Racing Club Franc- Comtois Besancon, FC Gueugnon, CS Cuiseaux - Louhans, FC AS Grenoble, CS Thonon, promoted FC La Roche- sur- Yon, FC Limoges, AS Angoulême, AS Libourne, promoted FC Villefranche, relegated to Olympique Lyon, AS Béziers, promoted FC Sète, Montpellier La Paillade SC, Olympique Alès, FC Martigues, Marseille, AS Cannes, OGC Nice
  • Group B: U.S. Dunkerque, promoted FC Roubaix, U.S. Valenciennes Anzin, SC Abbeville, Le Havre AC, AS Red Star, Racing Paris, Stade Français 92 Paris, Stade Reims, intermediate CS Sedan- Mouzon, relegated FC Mulhouse, Entente Montceau- les -Mines, U.S. Orléans, LB Châteauroux, relegated FC Tours, Angers SCO, EA Guingamp, promoted Stade Quimper

Direct ascent 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 on 23 July 1983 to April 21, 1984; from early December to mid-January, there was a winter break. The early season was due to the discharged in France European Championship finals.

While the climbers were able to all place only in the lower half of each group table - and half had to return as soon as possible of them to the third tier - wahrten two of the three Erstligaabsteiger the chance of its chances of promotion, ultimately, however, was only the FC Tours. This was accompanied by two particularly torfreudigen teams who had achieved both over 90 point game hits, Olympique Marseille and after two difficult decades returning to Division 1 history, the club Racing Paris, in which the Algerian international Rabah Madjer had drawn attention to himself with 20 season hits. In group A the fight against relegation this time was particularly closely: the Ninth of Thonon -les- Bains parted at the end of 16, the first relegated, only four points.

In the 648 encounters 1,680 goals were scored; which corresponds to an average of 2.6 goals per game. Successful scorers were Mario Relmy from Limoges in group A and Omar da Fonseca from Tours in Group B, each with 23 hits, which thus shared the league top scorer. For the following season came with the AS Saint -Etienne, Olympique Nimes and Stade Rennes three relegated from Division 1 added; from the third- highest division increased to five teams, namely SM Caen, Amiens SC, CO Le Puy, AEPB La Roche- sur- Yon and the FC Valence, so that the league again consisted of 36 participants.

(A) = relegated from Division 1; (N) = climbers from the National

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 Tours prevailed with a 3-2 victory and a 1-1 draw against Marseille and so won this year's second division championship.

The runners-up and, for the first time this season, the two third-placed teams were fighting about who of them against the Premiership 18th AS Saint- Étienne was allowed to play for another promotion place in the top flight. First, the two Second met in a single game each to the third party of the other group; this is translated Nice to Le Havre ( 4:3 ) and Racing Paris against Lyon ( 3-1 ) by only after extra time and met then - now back in return game - each other. This Nice won ( 2-0 ) and Paris ( 5-1 ) each have their home game, so the goal difference was the decisive factor in favor of Hauptstadtelf. Thereafter Racing defeated in the addition of two games also Saint -Etienne ( 0-0 and 2-0) and thus increased as a third Zweitdivisionär on to Division 1.