The French league is a semi professional championship we can say as there are two main categories of players , the amatuer and the professional , and these two categories are also divided by the transfers rules . The amateur last day of transfers , even though is better to call it mutations instead of transfers , was July 15 . The professionals , those under federal contract and the foreigners , have until September 22 . For the players without a license and those being sacked I don't know the exact date . Is too soon to start writing about teams as many things are still going behind the scenes , for example Saida Akherraze , very good right back and junior NT member , just signed for Saint-Etinne from Paris SG .