Championnat National

Championnat National

The Championnat de France National, commonly referred to as simply National or Division 3, serves as the third division of the French football league system behind Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. Contested by 20 clubs, the Championnat National operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Ligue 2 and the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth division of French football. Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 38 games each totaling 380 games in the season. Most games are played on Fridays and Saturdays, with a few games played during weekday evenings. Play is regularly suspended the last weekend before Christmas for two weeks before returning in the second week of January.

National was founded in 1993 by the French Football Federation and serves as a base league for clubs on the brink of becoming professional or falling to the amateur levels. The league is annually composed of professional, semi-professional, and amateur football clubs. The current champions are Nîmes. The matches in the league attract on average between 2,500 and 6,000 spectators per match.

Read more about Championnat NationalCompetition Format

Other articles related to "championnat national, national, championnat":

Simon Hébras - Career Statistics
... Apps Goals Chamois Niortais Ligue 2 2007–08 0 ... Championnat National 2008–09 0 ... CFA Group C 2009–10 3 ... – – 20 ... Championnat National 2010–11 1. 0 ...
French Guyana Championnat National - Best Scorers
... Anson Hudson US Macouria 19 Football in French Guiana Football Federation National teams Men National team Olympic (U-23) U-20 U-17 Women National team Olympic (U-23) U-20 U-17 League system Men French ... Seasons Records Football in France French Football Federation President Nöel Le Graët National team France France A' History Managers All-time record ...
2008–09 Olympique Lyonnais Season - Reserves and Academy
2008–09 season Championnat de France Amateurs Groupe B, 7th Championnat de France Amateurs Playoffs Champions Championnat National Under-18 1st Championnat ... The second team, Olympique Lyonnais B, will participate in the Championnat de France Amateurs ... squad will participate in their league, the Championnat National Under-18 and the Coupe Gambardella ...
Martinique Championnat National - Top Scorers
... Club Franciscain 19 Football in France French Football Federation President Nöel Le Graët National team France France A' History Managers All-time record France–Italy football rivalry France ...
Chamois Niortais F.C.
... Second World War, the side joined the Championnat de France amateur ... Chamois Niortais were relegated to the Championnat National in 2008. 2009–10 season the Chamois Niortais senior team played in the Championnat de France Amateurs Group C, the fourth tier of the French football league system ...

Famous quotes containing the word national:

    We want, and must have, a national policy, as to slavery, which deals with it as being wrong.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)