Eerste Divisie

CountryNetherlandsNetherlands
Season2023

The Eerste Divisie, also known as the Keuken Kampioen Divisie due to sponsorship, is the second-highest tier of professional football in the Netherlands. Established in 1956, it operates under the jurisdiction of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB). The league serves as a stepping stone for clubs aiming to reach the top-tier Eredivisie, with promotion and relegation systems in place.

The Eerste Divisie consists of 20 clubs, each playing 38 matches in a season, both home and away. The team with the most points at the end of the season is crowned the champion and earns automatic promotion to the Eredivisie. The next best teams compete in a playoff system for a chance to secure promotion. However, the reserve teams of Eredivisie clubs, which also participate in the Eerste Divisie, are not eligible for promotion.

The Eerste Divisie has been a breeding ground for many talented players who have gone on to make their mark in the Eredivisie and other top European leagues. It has also been home to clubs with rich histories and passionate fan bases. Some of the most successful clubs in the league's history include FC Volendam, NAC Breda, and De Graafschap, all of whom have multiple Eerste Divisie titles to their name.

The league has undergone several changes over the years, including the introduction of the playoff system in 2005 and the inclusion of reserve teams in 2013. These changes have been met with mixed reactions but have ultimately contributed to the league's competitive nature.

The Eerste Divisie has also been known for its commitment to fair play and sportsmanship, with the KNVB implementing strict regulations to ensure the integrity of the game. This commitment extends to the league's approach to financial management, with clubs required to meet certain financial criteria to maintain their professional status.

Despite being a second-tier league, the Eerste Divisie has managed to carve out a unique identity in Dutch football. Its competitive nature, combined with its role in developing future stars, makes it an integral part of the Dutch football landscape.

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Eerste Divisie Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Eerste Divisie in 2023

Player Team Goals
helmond-sport 19
ado-den-haag 16
cambuur 16
telstar 11
nac-breda 10
den-bosch 10
willem-ii 10
nac-breda 10
roda 10
willem-ii 9

Eerste Divisie standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Willem II players, news and schedule Willem II 26 17 6 3 53 22 31 57
2 Roda players, news and schedule Roda 26 14 8 4 44 20 24 50
3 ADO Den Haag players, news and schedule ADO Den Haag 26 14 7 5 54 31 23 49
4 Groningen players, news and schedule Groningen 25 13 5 7 43 22 21 44
5 Dordrecht players, news and schedule Dordrecht 26 11 10 5 49 40 9 43
6 De Graafschap players, news and schedule De Graafschap 26 13 4 9 38 35 3 43
7 Cambuur players, news and schedule Cambuur 26 11 6 9 60 52 8 39
8 Jong AZ players, news and schedule Jong AZ 26 11 6 9 38 39 -1 39
9 NAC Breda players, news and schedule NAC Breda 26 10 7 9 44 38 6 37
10 VVV Venlo players, news and schedule VVV Venlo 26 10 7 9 40 42 -2 37
11 MVV players, news and schedule MVV 26 10 6 10 46 41 5 36
12 Emmen players, news and schedule Emmen 25 9 6 10 35 40 -5 33
13 Helmond Sport players, news and schedule Helmond Sport 26 9 6 11 40 42 -2 33
14 FC Eindhoven players, news and schedule FC Eindhoven 26 7 11 8 32 37 -5 32
15 Jong Ajax players, news and schedule Jong Ajax 26 7 9 10 41 46 -5 30
16 Jong PSV players, news and schedule Jong PSV 26 6 7 13 40 56 -16 25
17 Jong Utrecht players, news and schedule Jong Utrecht 26 5 8 13 24 46 -22 23
18 Den Bosch players, news and schedule Den Bosch 26 4 8 14 24 45 -21 20
19 Telstar players, news and schedule Telstar 26 5 5 16 25 48 -23 20
20 FC OSS players, news and schedule FC OSS 26 6 2 18 18 46 -28 20

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 154/232 66%
Over/Under 39/45 87%
League Correct %
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 20/23 87%
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 44/54 81%
First League logo First League 105/133 79%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 121/157 77%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 56/73 77%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 99/128 77%
NPFL logo NPFL 86/113 76%
Pro League logo Pro League 102/135 76%