Eredivisie

CountryNetherlandsNetherlands
Season2023

The Eredivisie is the highest echelon of professional football in the Netherlands. The league was founded in 1956, two years after the start of professional football in the Netherlands. It is operated by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), and the season runs from August to May, with each team playing 34 matches. The league is known for its competitive nature and its contribution to the development of young talents.

The Eredivisie, which translates to "Honour Division" or "Premier Division", is composed of 18 clubs. Each club faces every other club twice during the season, once at home and once away. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. The club with the most points at the end of the season is crowned the Dutch national champion.

The Eredivisie has been dominated by three clubs: Ajax, PSV, and Feyenoord. Ajax has won the most titles, with over 30 championships to their name. These clubs have consistently represented the Netherlands in the UEFA Champions League, with Ajax famously winning the prestigious European title four times.

The league is renowned for its youth development, with clubs investing heavily in their youth academies. This has resulted in the Eredivisie producing some of the world's best players, including Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Dennis Bergkamp, and more recently, Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt.

In addition to producing top players, the Eredivisie is also known for its attacking style of play, with teams often prioritizing offense over defense. This has resulted in high-scoring matches that are exciting for fans to watch. The league's emphasis on technical skill and offensive play has made it a favorite among football purists.

Despite being a relatively small league compared to other European leagues, the Eredivisie has a significant following both domestically and internationally. Its matches are broadcasted in over 200 countries, making it one of the most-watched football leagues in the world.

The Eredivisie also has a strong commitment to fair play and sportsmanship. The league has implemented the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology to ensure that all matches are officiated fairly. Moreover, the league has strict regulations against racism and discrimination, with clubs and players facing severe penalties for such behavior.

In conclusion, the Eredivisie is a prestigious football league that has made significant contributions to the sport. With its emphasis on youth development, attacking play, and fair competition, the Eredivisie continues to be a shining example of what football can be.

Eredivisie Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Eredivisie in 2023

Player Team Goals
az-alkmaar 21
psv-eindhoven 19
feyenoord 19
ajax 14
nec-nijmegen 11
twente 10
twente 10
pec-zwolle 9
almere-city-fc 8
excelsior 7

Eredivisie standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 PSV Eindhoven players, news and schedule PSV Eindhoven 22 20 2 0 70 10 60 62
2 Feyenoord players, news and schedule Feyenoord 22 16 4 2 56 17 39 52
3 Twente players, news and schedule Twente 22 13 5 4 42 22 20 44
4 AZ Alkmaar players, news and schedule AZ Alkmaar 22 11 6 5 42 22 20 39
5 Ajax players, news and schedule Ajax 22 10 6 6 51 41 10 36
6 GO Ahead Eagles players, news and schedule GO Ahead Eagles 22 9 7 6 37 29 8 34
7 Utrecht players, news and schedule Utrecht 23 8 8 7 29 30 -1 32
8 NEC Nijmegen players, news and schedule NEC Nijmegen 22 7 9 6 41 37 4 30
9 Sparta Rotterdam players, news and schedule Sparta Rotterdam 22 8 5 9 29 31 -2 29
10 PEC Zwolle players, news and schedule PEC Zwolle 22 7 6 9 31 34 -3 27
11 Almere City FC players, news and schedule Almere City FC 22 7 6 9 22 37 -15 27
12 Fortuna Sittard players, news and schedule Fortuna Sittard 23 7 6 10 23 39 -16 27
13 Heerenveen players, news and schedule Heerenveen 22 7 4 11 34 44 -10 25
14 Heracles players, news and schedule Heracles 23 6 4 13 29 53 -24 22
15 Excelsior players, news and schedule Excelsior 22 4 9 9 35 45 -10 21
16 Waalwijk players, news and schedule Waalwijk 23 5 3 15 20 40 -20 18
17 FC Volendam players, news and schedule FC Volendam 22 3 4 15 23 53 -30 13
18 Vitesse players, news and schedule Vitesse 22 3 4 15 16 46 -30 13

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 137/191 72%
Over/Under 34/42 81%
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%