2015–16 Luxembourg National Division

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Luxembourg National Division
Season 2015–16
Champions F91 Dudelange
Relegated Grevenmacher
Etzella Ettelbruck
Wiltz
Champions League F91 Dudelange
Europa League Fola Esch
Differdange 03
Matches played 182
Goals scored 607 (3.34 per match)

The 2015–16 Luxembourg National Division was the 102nd season of top-tier football in Luxembourg. The league season started on 2 August 2015 and ended on 22 May 2016, with a promotion/relegation playoff following on 27 May.[1]

F91 Dudelange claimed the title on goal difference over defending champions Fola Esch.

Teams

RM Hamm Benfica, the 2014-15 Division of Honour champion, and UNA Strassen, which won the promotion play-off, were promoted to the top level for the first time in their history. Runner-up Racing FC rejoins the National Division just one year after their relegation.

Team Venue Capacity
Differdange 03 Stade Municipal de la Ville de Differdange 3,000
Stade du Thillenberg 6,300
Etzella Ettelbruck Stade Am Deich 2,102
F91 Dudelange Stade Jos Nosbaum 2,558
Fola Esch Stade Émile Mayrisch 3,826
Grevenmacher Op Flohr Stadion 4,000
Jeunesse Esch Stade de la Frontière 5,090
Mondorf-les-Bains Stade John Grün 3,600
Progrès Niederkorn Stade Jos Haupert 2,800
Racing FC Stade Achille Hammerel 5,814
Stade Camille Polfer 2,740
Hollerich Stadion 2,120
RM Hamm Benfica Luxembourg-Cents 2,800
Rumelange Stade Municipal 2,950
UNA Strassen Complexe Sportif Jean Wirtz 2,000[2]
Victoria Rosport VictoriArena 1,000[3]
Wiltz Stade Géitz 2,000

Source: World Stadiums[4]

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 F91 Dudelange (C) 26 19 5 2 65 21 +44 62 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Fola Esch 26 19 5 2 61 23 +38 62 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round[lower-alpha 1]
3 Differdange 03 26 17 4 5 63 32 +31 55
4 Jeunesse Esch 26 13 7 6 48 30 +18 46
5 UNA Strassen 26 11 5 10 50 50 0 38
6 Progrès Niederkorn 26 10 6 10 41 30 +11 36
7 Mondorf-les-Bains 26 10 6 10 36 34 +2 36
8 Racing FC 26 10 5 11 45 54 −9 35
9 RM Hamm Benfica 26 9 7 10 52 49 +3 34
10 Rumelange 26 8 4 14 38 52 −14 28
11 Victoria Rosport 26 7 5 14 46 49 −3 26
12 Wiltz (R) 26 5 6 15 22 60 −38 21 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
13 Etzella Ettelbruck (R) 26 4 5 17 25 70 −45 17 Relegation to Luxembourg Division of Honour
14 Grevenmacher (R) 26 3 4 19 15 53 −38 13
Source: UEFA, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Matches won; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Play-off.[5]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Since the winners of the 2015–16 Luxembourg Cup, F91 Dudelange, qualified for European competitions based on league position, the spot in the Europa League first qualifying round is passed to the fourth-placed team, Jeunesse Esch.

Results

Home ╲ Away DIF ETZ DUD FOL GRE JEU MON PRO RAC RMH RUM UNA VIC WIL
Differdange 03 2–1 2–2 0–3 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 6–0 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 5–0
Etzella Ettelbruck 2–3 0–5 0–4 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 2–4 0–4 1–0 2–6 1–5 1–1
F91 Dudelange 0–1 6–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 4–2 2–1 4–3 1–0 7–1 1–1
Fola Esch 4–2 3–1 3–1 3–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 5–0
Grevenmacher 0–5 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–2
Jeunesse Esch 1–1 6–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 5–0 6–4 1–0 4–3 1–1 2–0
Mondorf-les-Bains 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 5–1 1–2 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–1 3–2 4–2
Progrès Niederkorn 0–1 4–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 4–2 2–1 4–1
Racing FC 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–4 2–3 1–2 0–4 4–0
RM Hamm Benfica 4–2 2–2 0–0 2–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–3 1–4 4–0 2–3 0–0
Rumelange 4–1 1–0 2–4 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–4 2–5 1–2 1–1 1–1
UNA Strassen 1–4 2–0 2–2 4–2 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 5–3 4–3 3–1
Victoria Rosport 2–3 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 1–4 4–2 5–1 0–1 2–2 0–0
Wiltz 3–2 2–2 0–6 0–2 3–2 1–5 0–1 3–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–4

Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs

A match was played between Wiltz, the twelfth-placed team in the 2015–16 Luxembourg National Division and Jeunesse Canach, the third-placed team in the 2015–16 Luxembourg Division of Honour.[6] The winners, Jeunesse Canach, earned a place in the 2016–17 Luxembourg National Division.[7]

27 May 2016 (2016-05-27)
19:30 CEST
Wiltz 0–1 (a.e.t.) Jeunesse Canach
Report Maurer Goal 120'

Top goalscorers

As of 15 april 2016
Rank Player Club Goals[8]
1 Julien Jahier R. Union Luxembourg 18
2 Omar Er Rafik Differdange 17
David Turpel F91 Dudelange 17

See also

References

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  7. "National Division 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 16 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Luxembourg National Division-Top Scorers".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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