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The Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 1984–85 season was contested by 18 teams, one more than in the previous season. This was due to RKC Waalwijk entering from the amateurs. SC Heracles won the championship.

Eerste Divisie
Season1984–85
ChampionsSC Heracles
PromotedSC Heracles
VVV-Venlo
NEC
Goals scored884
Average goals/game2.88
1983-84
1985-86

Contents

New entrantsEdit

Entered from amateur football

Relegated from the 1983–84 Eredivisie

League standingsEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 SC Heracles 34 18 10 6 50 35 +15 46 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 VVV-Venlo 34 20 5 9 75 39 +36 45
3 De Graafschap 34 16 13 5 60 35 +25 45 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
4 FC Den Haag 34 16 13 5 62 40 22 45
5 RKC Waalwijk 34 16 12 6 63 40 +23 44
6 sc Heerenveen 34 15 9 10 47 40 +7 39
7 NEC 34 15 8 11 54 39 +15 38 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
8 Willem II 34 9 19 6 41 33 +8 37
9 SC Cambuur 34 11 11 12 44 40 +4 33
10 SC Veendam 34 11 10 13 48 58 -10 32
11 RBC Roosendaal 34 11 8 15 41 57 -16 30
12 SVV 34 9 11 14 50 57 -7 29
13 Helmond Sport 34 13 3 18 52 62 -10 29
14 DS '79 34 9 10 15 40 55 -15 28
15 Telstar 34 6 15 13 36 42 -6 27
16 FC Wageningen 34 9 8 17 47 61 -14 26
17 Vitesse Arnhem 34 10 4 20 42 66 -24 24
18 FC Eindhoven 34 4 7 23 32 85 -53 15

Promotion competitionEdit

In the promotion competition, four period winners (the best teams during each of the four quarters of the regular competition) played for promotion to the Eredivisie.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 NEC 6 3 3 0 10 4 +6 9 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 De Graafschap 6 3 2 1 8 2 +6 8
3 FC Den Haag 6 2 0 4 8 11 -3 4
4 RKC Waalwijk 6 1 1 4 6 15 -9 3

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