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As the calendar year 2012 comes to an end and with French football all wrapped up for another year, it’s unsurprising to see that “Zlatan Ibrahimović’s Paris St. Germain” are the club that have topped the French charts during 2012.
It’s quite interesting to note that the three promoted sides Bastia, Reims and Troyes haven’t performed very strongly in the first half of the 2012/2013 season. Of the sides that were not relegated at the end of the 2011/2012 season, Nancy are the only club with a lower points average than any of the three promoted sides.
Disclaimer: No trophies are awarded for being the best team over a calendar year. It is not (and will hopefully never be) a “thing”. However, I thought compiling the stats may give an indication as to which sides have not only started the 2012/2013 season well, but also had a strong end to the previous season.