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The Dutch Eerste Divisie (English: First Division) in the 1971–72 season was contested by 21 teams, five more than in the previous year. Due to the disbandment of the Tweede Divisie, six teams were promoted to the Eerste Divisie; the rest of the teams returned to amateur football. As a result of the disbandment, teams no longer could relegate to lower leagues. HFC Haarlem won the championship.

Eerste Divisie
Season1971–72
ChampionsHFC Haarlem
PromotedFC Eindhoven
Fortuna Vlaardingen
PEC Zwolle
Roda JC
De Volewijckers
FC VVV
RelegatedNone: Tweede Divisie disbanded
From EredivisieHFC Haarlem
AZ'67
To EredivisieHFC Haarlem
AZ'67
Goals scored1,002
Average goals/game2.38
1970-71
1972-73

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New entrantsEdit

League standingsEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 HFC Haarlem 40 26 10 4 74 23 +51 62 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 AZ'67 40 22 11 7 68 31 +37 55
3 sc Heerenveen 40 19 13 8 53 33 +20 51
4 Roda JC 40 20 9 11 53 42 +11 49
5 FC Eindhoven 40 16 14 10 50 47 +3 46
6 FC Wageningen 40 17 12 11 54 51 +3 46
7 PEC Zwolle 40 17 9 14 58 56 +2 43
8 SC Cambuur 40 15 12 13 48 40 +8 42
9 HVC 40 14 13 13 43 48 -5 41
10 Veendam 40 14 12 14 48 55 -7 40
11 De Graafschap 40 13 12 15 49 48 +1 38
12 Blauw-Wit Amsterdam 40 14 10 16 37 44 -7 38 Merged with DWS to form FC Amsterdam.
13 Fortuna SC 40 11 14 15 48 46 +2 36
14 Heracles 40 13 9 18 46 45 +1 35
15 Willem II 40 12 11 17 46 54 -8 35
16 VVV-Venlo 40 11 12 17 42 50 -8 34
17 SVV 40 12 10 18 44 54 -10 34
18 De Volewijckers 40 8 16 16 35 49 -14 32
19 Fortuna Vlaardingen 40 8 14 18 36 53 -17 30
20 Helmond Sport 40 9 12 19 39 63 -24 30
21 DFC 40 7 9 24 31 70 -39 23 Renamed FC Dordrecht for next season.

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