1961–62 Eerste Divisie

The Dutch Eerste Divisie for the 1961/1962 season was contested by 36 teams. It was the last time the Eerste Divisie was divided into two groups, as next season there would only be one division of sixteen teams: this meant that many teams were relegated to the Tweede Divisie. Heracles won the championship after a play-off against Fortuna Vlaardingen and were promoted to the Eredivisie.

Eerste Divisie
Season1961–62
ChampionsHeracles
Promoted
RelegatedHalf of each group
From Eredivisie
To EredivisieHeracles
Goals scored2,029
Average goals/game3.31

New entrants and group changesEdit

Final TablesEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Fortuna Vlaardingen 34 19 9 6 82 49 +33 47 Qualified for Promotion play-off.
2 DHC 34 17 12 5 54 22 +32 46
3 Sittardia 34 18 9 7 58 36 +22 45
4 Go Ahead 34 14 14 6 53 32 +21 42
5 Veendam 34 15 11 8 60 38 +22 41
6 FC Eindhoven 34 18 5 11 56 42 +14 41
7 SVV 34 15 11 8 50 42 +8 41 Qualified for Relegation play-off.
8 AGOVV Apeldoorn 34 15 10 9 73 52 +21 40 Relegated to Tweede Divisie.
9 DFC 34 13 13 8 45 31 +14 39
10 Vitesse Arnhem 34 14 8 12 62 62 0 36
11 KFC 34 12 10 12 44 50 −6 34
12 Alkmaar '54 34 13 7 14 50 50 0 33
13 Leeuwarden 34 10 10 14 44 49 −5 30
14 't Gooi 34 11 8 15 55 63 −8 30
15 BVV 34 10 5 19 46 63 −17 25
16 HFC Haarlem 34 5 5 24 28 81 −53 15
17 Stormvogels 34 4 6 24 33 79 −46 14
18 VV Helmond 34 6 1 27 30 82 −52 13 Returned to amateur football.
Source: rsssf.com

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Heracles 34 22 6 6 103 28 +75 50 Qualified for Promotion play-off.
2 SBV Excelsior 34 19 9 6 70 37 +33 47
3 Elinkwijk 34 19 6 9 68 54 +14 44
4 RBC Roosendaal 34 18 7 9 70 50 +20 43
5 Enschedese Boys 34 18 6 10 84 51 +33 42
6 Limburgia 34 17 7 10 72 48 +24 41
7 SHS 34 17 6 11 57 37 +20 40 Qualified for Relegation play-off.
8 ZFC 34 14 8 12 40 36 +4 36 Relegated to Tweede Divisie.
9 Be Quick 1887 34 13 7 14 69 73 −4 33
10 FC Wageningen 34 12 9 13 69 75 −6 33
11 SC Heerenveen 34 10 11 13 46 52 −6 31
12 Hermes DVS 34 12 7 15 52 62 −10 31
13 TSV NOAD 34 12 7 15 55 71 −16 31
14 FC Hilversum 34 12 5 17 58 58 0 29
15 VSV 34 11 5 18 57 87 −30 27
16 Hollandia Victoria Combinatie 34 11 4 19 55 71 −16 26
17 RKVV Wilhelmina 34 8 7 19 51 84 −33 23
18 EBOH 34 1 3 30 29 131 −102 5 Returned to amateur football.
Source: rsssf.com

Play-offsEdit

Promotion Play-offEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
(Group B) Heracles 1–0 Fortuna Vlaardingen (Group A) 0–0 1–0

Heracles promoted to Eredivisie.

Relegation Play-offEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
(Group B) SHS 2–0 SVV (Group A)

SVV relegated to Tweede Divisie.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit