France Tier 3

Championnat National

League Guide & Facts


  • The third tier of French football

  • 18 teams play each other twice (34 games)

Promotion

  • Top 2 promoted

  • 3rd place qualify for playoff with third from bottom in the league above

Relegation

  • Bottom 4 relegated

Other

  • The match squad must have no more than 3 non-EU players.

  • Players under 16 are not allowed to play.

  • 4th tier of France is active in-game but can only be managed in if you are relegated into it you cannot apply for jobs there

Nations treated as EU

All European Union nations

All European Free Trade Association nations

All African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States nations

Albania

Bosnia & Herzegovina

North Macedonia

Montenegro

Serbia

Switzerland

All nations in Oceania (Excluding New Zealand)

Kyrgyzstan

Turkey

Algeria

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Georgia

Kazakhstan

Morocco

Moldova

Uzbekistan

Russia

Romania

Tunisia

Ukraine



Club Locations


Suggested* Additional Nations To Load

All Bordering Countries



*As always this is only a suggestion, the leagues listed are in order of importance, feel free to run as many or as little leagues as you think your system can handle. The setup above gives a nice regional feel.

It is advisable however to run as many top tier leagues of major nations as you can to keep the continental club competitions competitive


Media Prediction, Board Expectations and Title Odds

*Your odds and board expectations may vary slightly from save to save



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Club Culture

*Teams not listed have no specific club culture


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Facilities

Facilities Explained

Training Facilities

The better the training facilities the more chance (already visible) players will develop.

Here are the facilities ranking from worst to best -

  • Poor

  • Basic

  • Below Average

  • Adequate

  • Average

  • Good

  • Great

  • Excellent

  • Superb

  • State of the Art


Youth Facilities

The training facilities available for Juniors (only).

Does NOT apply to visible players already at the club. All visible players currently at the club use Training Facilities regardless of age.

In theory the better these facilities the greater your players will be developed on the day of intake. But there are a lot of factors at play.

Here are the facilities ranking from worst to best -

  • Poor

  • Basic

  • Below Average

  • Adequate

  • Average

  • Good

  • Great

  • Excellent

  • Superb

  • State of the Art


Junior Coaching

The quality and quantity of unseen youth coaches that affects the quality of players in your youth intake

Junior coaching is ranked as follows from worst to best -

  • Basic

  • Fairly Basic

  • Average

  • Adequate

  • Good

  • Excellent

  • Exceptional


Youth Recruitment

This determines how large a pool of players your team can recruit from. It is the size of your recruitment network. It increases your chances of getting the best young players from your area, nation and beyond.

Some clubs of course will have no youth recruitment at all, which means no youth intakes.

Recruitment is ranked as follows from worst to best -

  • Limited

  • Basic

  • Fairly Basic

  • Average

  • Adequate

  • Good

  • Excellent

  • Exceptional



Avranches


Bastia-Borgo


Boulogne



Bourg-Péronnas


Chambly


Châteauroux



Cholet


Concarneau


Créteil



FC Annecy


Laval


Le Mans



Orléans


Red Star


Sedan



Sète


Stade Briochin


Villefranche