Monday, 14 May 2018

Portugal - 2017/18 Primeira Liga


The 2017–18 Primeira Liga (also known as Liga NOS for sponsorship reasons) is the 84th season of the Primeira Liga, the top professional league for Portuguese association football clubs. Benfica are the three-time defending champions, having won their fourth consecutive league title in the previous season.




Eighteen teams will compete in the league – the top sixteen teams from the previous season, as well as two teams promoted from the LigaPro.

Portimonense became the first club to be promoted on 23 April 2017 and will play in Primeira Liga for the first time since the 2010–11 season. On 21 May 2017, after a 2–1 win in Azores against Santa Clara, they were crowned champions. The other team promoted were runners-up Desportivo das Aves, following a 2–2 draw against União da Madeira on 30 April 2017. This will mark the return of the Vila das Aves' team to the top flight after a 10-season absence.
The two promoted clubs replaced Nacional and Arouca. Nacional confirmed their relegation on 5 May 2017, 15 years after their promotion, when Moreirense, who were also struggling to escape relegation, beat Braga. On the last matchday, Arouca's 4–2 defeat against Estoril sealed their relegation, four seasons after having been promoted for the first time to Primeira Liga.


Paços Ferreira and Estorial Praia relegated


Porto is the champion



More Information : http://www.ligaportugal.pt


Source: https://twitter.com/cof_2015
             https://desporto.sapo.pt

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Spain - 2017/18 Tercera Division


Tercera División  is the fourth level of the Spanish football league system. The top three are the Primera División, often referred to as "La Liga" in English, the Segunda División, and Segunda División B.



Since 2006, the Tercera División features 360 teams divided into 18 regional groups, corresponding to the Autonomous communities of Spain (due to its huge size, Andalusia is divided into two different groups, East and West; Ceuta is allocated to West Andalusia, while Melilla is allocated to the East). Each Group is administered by a regional football federation. At the end of the season the first four teams in each group qualify for promotion play-offs to decide which teams are promoted to Segunda División B. At least the three teams finishing bottom of each group may be relegated to the Divisiones Regionales de Fútbol. However the number of teams relegated can vary. The eighteen group champions also qualify for the following season's Copa del Rey. However reserve teams are ineligible. Along with teams from Segunda División B, the remaining teams from the division compete in the Copa Federación.
Since the 2008–09 season, the eighteen group winners have the opportunity to promote directly to the Segunda División B. The 18 group winners are drawn into a two-legged series where the nine winners promote to the Segunda División B. The nine losing clubs enter the playoff round for the last nine promotion spots.
The 18 runners-up are drawn against one of the seventeen fourth-place clubs outside their group and the 18 third-placed clubs are drawn against one another in a two-legged series. The twenty-seven winners advance with the nine losing clubs from the champions' series to determine the 18 teams that enter the last two-legged series for the last nine promotion spots. In all the playoff series, the lower-ranked club plays at home first. Whenever there is a tie in position (like the group winners in the champions' series or the third-placed teams in the first round), a draw determines the club to play at home first.



  • The top four eligible teams in each group will play the promotion playoffs.
  • The champion of each group will qualify to 2018–19 Copa del Rey. If the champion is a reserve team, the first non-reserve team qualified will join the Copa.
  • In each group, at least three teams will be relegated to Regional Divisions.

These area the 18 champions:
Group I: Compostela.
Group II: Real Oviedo B.
Group III: Gimnástica de Torrelavega.
Group IV: SCD Durango.
Group V: Espanyol B.
Group VI: Atlético Levante.
Group VII: SADCF Internacional DSL.
Group VIII: Unionistas de Salamanca.
Group IX: Atlético Malagueño.
Group XI: Mallorca B.
Group X: Cadiz B
Group XII: Tenerife B.
Group XIII: Yeclano Deportivo.
Group XIV: Don Benito.
Group XV: Mutilvera.
Group XVI: Calahorra.
Group XVII: Teruel.
Group XVIII: Conquense


Play Off (Champions)



Cultural Durango - Group 4

Inter - Group VII

Unionistas Salamanca- Group VIII

Cadiz B- Group X

Don Beniyo- Group XIV



Calahorra - Group XVI

CD Teruel- Group XVII

UB Conquense- Group XVIII


Play Offs




Portugal - 2017/18 Ledman LigaPro


The LigaPro  also referred to as Ledman LigaPro for sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division of the Portuguese football league system, after the Primeira Liga. At the end of each season, the top-finishing teams are promoted to the Primeira Liga, and the lowest-ranked teams are relegated to the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal.
The LigaPro was founded in 1990 as the Segunda Divisão de Honra (Second Division of Honour), superseding the now-folded Segunda Divisão (Second Division) as the second tier of Portuguese football. When the division came under the auspices of the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional (LPFP) in 1999, it was renamed to Segunda Liga (Second League), a designation that was kept until 2016, with the exception of a period between 2005 and 2012, when it was known as Liga de Honra (League of Honour). The current branding and sponsorship were introduced during the 2015–16 season.


The 2017–18 LigaPro (also known as Ledman LigaPro for sponsorship reasons) will be the 28th season of Portuguese football's second-tier league, and the second season under the current LigaPro title. A total of 20 teams compete in this division, including reserve sides from top-flight Primeira Liga teams. This number will be reduced to 18 teams for the 2018–19 season.

A total of 20 teams contest the league, including 16 sides from the 2016–17 season, two teams relegated from the 2016–17 Primeira Liga and two promoted from the 2016–17 Campeonato de Portugal.
Promoted from 2016–17 Campeonato de Portugal: Oliveirense (North zone promotion group winner) and Real (South zone promotion group winner)

Relegated from 2016–17 Primeira Liga: Arouca and Nacional



Santa Clara

Real Queluz



Nacional and Santa Clra promoted 
Real SC, Gil Vicente, Spporting Band Uniao Madeira relegated



Nacional have won league


France - 2017/18 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 18 clubs, the Championnat National operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Ligue 2 and the Championnat National 2, the fourth division of French football.
Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 34 games each, totalling 272 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.

The 2017-2018 season of National is the 21st edition of the National Football Championship of France. The third level of French football this season opposes seventeen clubs in a series of thirty-two games played from August 4, 2017 to May 11, 2018. This is the highest level that can reach amateur teams since beyond, clubs must have professional status to participate in the Ligue 2 French Football Championship.

The following 17 clubs will compete in the Championnat National during the 2017–18 season


Paris FC were promoted to fill the vacant spot created by the administrative relegation of SC Bastia from Ligue 1 to Championnat National. On 10 August, the FFF announced that SC Bastia would be denied entry to Championnat National due to financial issues. The club will therefore take the place of its reserve team in Championnat National 3 and Championnat National will operate with 17 clubs.

Fixtures can be downloaded here



At the end of the championship, according to the classification:
- Teams ranked 1st and 2nd place are promoted in Ligue 2
- The team ranked 3rd must play a play-off against the 18th of Ligue 2 and win it to advance in Ligue 22.
- Teams ranked 4th to 14th will again participate in the National.
- Teams ranked 15th to 17th are relegated to National 2.

Red Star was the champion



Les Herbieres played French Cup Final and was relegated to National 2 the same season

             http://www.grenoblefoot.info
             http://www.redstar.fr
             http://www.actufoot.com
             http://www.foot-national.com
             https://www.lequipe.fr

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Germany - 2017/18 Bundesliga

The 2017–18 Bundesliga is the 55th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football competition. It began on 18 August 2017 and will conclude on 12 May 2018. The fixtures were announced on 29 June 2017.
A total of 18 teams are participating in this edition of the Bundesliga.


Bayern Munich were the defending champions and won their 27th Bundesliga title on 7 April with five games to spare, winning a sixth consecutive title for the first time in their history






Schalke 04

Source: https://www.bundesliga.com
             http://www.kicker.de
             https://www.dfb.de/bundesliga
             https://twitter.com/FCBayernEN

Friday, 11 May 2018

France - 2017/18 Ligue 2

Ligue 2 ( also known as Domino's Ligue 2 due to sponsorship by Domino's Pizza, is a French professional football league. The league serves as the second division of French football and is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the other being Ligue 1, the country's top football division. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with both Ligue 1 and the third division Championnat National. 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 Mondays, with a few games played during weekday and weekend evenings. Play is regularly suspended the last weekend before Christmas for two weeks before returning in the second week of January.

The 2017–18 Ligue 2 season is the 79th season since its establishment. There are 20 clubs in the league, with three promoted teams from Championnat National replacing the three teams that were relegated from Ligue 2 following the 2016–17 season. All clubs that secured Ligue 2 status for the season were subject to approval by the DNCG before becoming eligible to participate.

A relegation play-off will be held at the end of the season between the 18th-placed Ligue 2 team and the 3rd-placed team of Championnat National,
In the 2016-2017 season, Paris FC made the playoff/relegation final against US Orleans but lost over the two legged game on aggregate. Paris FC were then administratively promoted to Ligue 2 after SC Bastia were demoted to the third division for financial irregularities.

You can find the fixture here




Table




Stade de Reims have promoted to Ligue 1


Nimes Olympique promoted to Ligue 1

Source: http://www.ligue1.com
             https://www.lequipe.fr
             https://www.facebook.com/DominosLigue2/
             http://www.paris-normandie.fr
             https://www.futbolfrances.com

Bulgaria - 2017/18 First Professional Football League


The First Professional Football League (Първа професионална футболна лига) is a Bulgarian professional league for men's association football clubs. Standing at the top of the Bulgarian football league system, it serves as the country's primary football competition. The league determines the champion of Bulgaria and is contested by fourteen teams. It operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the second tier of the Bulgarian football league pyramid, the Second League. Known by its previous name A Group, the Bulgarian top-tier was fully restructured during the summer of 2016, when new licensing criteria were introduced.



The 2017–18 First Professional Football League is the 94th season of the top division of the Bulgarian football league system, the 69th since a league format was adopted for the national competition of A Group as a top tier of the pyramid and also the 2nd season of the First Professional Football League, which decides the Bulgarian champion. The season is the second with a new league structure and strict financial criteria where 14 clubs play each other home and away, until the league is split up in championship and relegation playoffs. The new league structure, inspired by the ones used by the Belgian First Division A and Danish Superliga, was approved by the Bulgarian Football Union on 6 June 2016. The fixture list was released on 22 June 2017.
Teams
On 29 April 2018, four rounds before the end of the championship, Ludogorets Razgrad managed to secure the title for a seventh consecutive and overall time.


Ludogorets is the Champion for the Seventh Consecutive Year!



Source: http://www.fpleague.bg
             https://www.sportal.bg
             https://topsport.bg/
            http://www.novinite.com