2008–09 Luxembourg National Division
|Champions League||F91 Dudelange|
|Europa League||FC Differdange 03
UN Käerjeng 97 (via domestic cup)
|Biggest home win||RFCU 9–0 Avenir
F91 9–0 Steinfort
|Biggest away win||Rumelange 0–5 Käerjeng|
|Highest scoring||RFCU 9–0 Avenir
F91 9–0 Steinfort
The Luxembourg National Division 2008–09 (also known as BGL Ligue due to sponsorship reasons) was the 95th season of top-tier football in Luxembourg. It started on 2 August 2008 and ended on 24 May 2009.
F91 Dudelange successfully defended their title and qualified for the UEFA Champions League. Runners-up FC Differdange 03 and third-placed CS Grevenmacher, as well as domestic cup winners UN Käerjeng 97, will participate in the UEFA Europa League. SC Steinfort and Avenir Beggen were directly relegated while US Rumelange retained their National Division status via relegation play-off.
Team changes from 2007–08
FC Victoria Rosport and CS Pétange were relegated to the Division of Honour after finishing 13th and 14th in 2007–08. They were replaced by Division of Honour 2007–08 champions US Rumelange and runners-up CS Fola Esch.
FC Wiltz 71 as 12th-placed team had to compete in a single play-off match against 3rd-placed Division of Honour sides SC Steinfort. Steinfort won the match, 2–0, and thus gained promotion to the National Division while Wiltz were relegated as well.
Stadia and locations
|FC Avenir Beggen||Stade rue Henri Dunant||4,830|
|FC Differdange 03||Stade du Thillenberg||7,830|
|F91 Dudelange||Stade Jos Nosbaum||2,600|
|FC Etzella Ettelbruck||Stade Am Deich||2,650|
|CS Fola Esch||Stade Émile Mayrisch||3,900|
|CS Grevenmacher||Op Flohr Stadion||4,000|
|Jeunesse Esch||Stade de la Frontière||5,400|
|UN Käerjeng 97||Stade um Bëschel||1,000|
|FC Progrès Niedercorn||Stade Jos Haupert||4,830|
|Racing FC Union Luxembourg||Stade Achille Hammerel||5,814|
|FC RM Hamm Benfica||Luxembourg-Cents||2,800|
|US Rumelange||Stade Municipal||2,950|
|SC Steinfort||Stade Demy Steichen||1,500|
|FC Swift Hesperange||Stade Alphonse Theis||3,058|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||F91 Dudelange (C)||26||19||5||2||70||18||+52||62||2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round|
|2||FC Differdange 03||26||15||6||5||51||37||+14||51||2009–10 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1|
|3||CS Grevenmacher||26||12||10||4||55||29||+26||46||2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round|
|6||RM Hamm Benfica||26||10||7||9||38||29||+9||37|
|9||UN Käerjeng 97||26||9||4||13||39||42||−3||31||2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1|
|12||US Rumelange (O)||26||7||6||13||34||48||−14||27||Relegation play-offs|
|13||SC Steinfort (R)||26||5||6||15||21||54||−33||21||Relegation to 2009-10 Luxembourg Division of Honour|
|14||Avenir Beggen (R)||26||3||4||19||16||75||−59||13|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1F91 Dudelange won the Luxembourg Cup 2008–09 competition. Because Dudelange are champions and qualified for UEFA Champions League 2009–10, Käerjéng, the cup runners-up, will enter the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League and league second place Differdange receive the second qualifying round spot.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Home \ Away||AVE||DIF||DUD||ETZ||FOL||GRE||JEU||KÄE||PRO||RAC||RMH||RUM||STF||SWI|
|FC Differdange 03||1–1||1–4||2–1||2–3||2–2||2–1||1–4||4–0||2–2||2–0||2–1||1–1||2–1|
|UN Käerjeng 97||2–0||1–3||0–3||2–3||0–1||0–2||1–4||3–1||2–1||2–1||3–0||1–2||0–0|
|RM Hamm Benfica||5–0||0–1||1–1||3–1||2–2||2–2||1–1||1–0||3–0||0–2||4–2||2–1||1–3|
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2The match between RFCU Luxembourg and RM Hamm Benfica originally finished 1–1, but was eventually registered with 3–0 due to unknown reasons.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
|1 June 2009
|US Rumelange||2 – 0||FC Erpeldange 72||Stade rue Henri Dunant, Beggen, Luxembourg City
- 30 goals
- 20 goals
- 19 goals
- Didier Chaillou (Progrès Niederkorn)
- 16 goals
- Tomasz Gruszczynski (F91 Dudelange)
- 13 goals
- 12 goals
- 11 goals