Jupiler Pro League

CountryBelgiumBelgium
Season2023

The Jupiler Pro League, officially known as the Belgian First Division A, is the top professional football league in Belgium. Named after its sponsor, Jupiler Brewery, the league was established in 1895, making it one of the oldest football leagues in the world. The league is governed by the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) and is a part of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

The league consists of 18 teams, each competing in a regular season from July to April. The teams play each other twice, once at home and once away, totaling 34 matches. Following the regular season, the top six teams compete in a playoff to determine the league champion, while the bottom two teams face relegation to the Belgian First Division B. The league's playoff system, introduced in the 2009-2010 season, is unique and has been both praised for its competitiveness and criticized for its complexity.

The Jupiler Pro League has been dominated by a few clubs throughout its history. RSC Anderlecht holds the record for the most league titles, followed by Club Brugge and Standard Liège. The league has also produced some of the world's top football talent, including Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, and Romelu Lukaku, all of whom began their professional careers in the Jupiler Pro League.

The league has a reputation for being a breeding ground for young talent, with many of its clubs having strong youth development programs. This has resulted in the Jupiler Pro League being a popular destination for scouts from larger European leagues.

The Jupiler Pro League has also been proactive in promoting fair play and combating racism. In 2019, it launched the "Football for All" campaign, which aims to promote diversity and inclusion in Belgian football.

Despite being a smaller league compared to its European counterparts, the Jupiler Pro League has consistently ranked in the top 10 of the UEFA coefficients, which measure the performance of clubs in UEFA club competitions. This is a testament to the quality of football in the league and its ability to compete on the European stage.

In conclusion, the Jupiler Pro League is more than just a football league; it is a vital part of Belgian culture and a platform for developing some of the world's best football talent. With its unique playoff system, commitment to fair play, and history of success in European competitions, the Jupiler Pro League continues to be a fascinating spectacle for football fans around the world.

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Jupiler Pro League Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Jupiler Pro League in 2023

Player Team Goals
cercle-brugge 24
union-st-gilloise 17
club-brugge-kv 16
anderlecht 15
st-truiden 14
anderlecht 13
union-st-gilloise 12
kvc-westerlo 12
club-brugge-kv 11
gent 11

Jupiler Pro League standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Charleroi players, news and schedule Charleroi 31 7 9 15 26 48 -22 30
1 Union St. Gilloise players, news and schedule Union St. Gilloise 26 19 5 2 57 28 29 62
2 AS Eupen players, news and schedule AS Eupen 31 7 4 20 25 59 -34 25
2 Anderlecht players, news and schedule Anderlecht 26 15 9 2 52 28 24 54
3 Club Brugge KV players, news and schedule Club Brugge KV 26 12 9 5 54 24 30 45
3 Kortrijk players, news and schedule Kortrijk 31 6 7 18 23 58 -35 25
4 Antwerp players, news and schedule Antwerp 26 12 8 6 48 24 24 44
4 RWDM players, news and schedule RWDM 31 5 9 17 31 67 -36 24
5 Genk players, news and schedule Genk 27 11 10 6 49 27 22 43
6 Gent players, news and schedule Gent 26 11 9 6 43 31 12 42
7 Cercle Brugge players, news and schedule Cercle Brugge 26 12 4 10 36 31 5 40
8 St. Truiden players, news and schedule St. Truiden 27 9 10 8 33 41 -8 37
9 KV Mechelen players, news and schedule KV Mechelen 26 10 6 10 30 30 0 36
10 KVC Westerlo players, news and schedule KVC Westerlo 27 7 8 12 40 49 -9 29
11 Standard Liege players, news and schedule Standard Liege 26 6 10 10 24 36 -12 28
12 OH Leuven players, news and schedule OH Leuven 27 6 8 13 32 42 -10 26

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 131/188 70%
Over/Under 26/33 79%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%