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The Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 1985–86 season was contested by 19 teams, one more than in the previous season. This was due to FC Emmen entering from the amateurs. FC Den Haag won the championship without losing a single match.

Eerste Divisie
Season1985–86
ChampionsFC Den Haag
PromotedFC Den Haag
PEC Zwolle
SC Veendam
Goals scored1,036
Average goals/game3.02
1984-85
1986-87

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New entrantsEdit

Entered from amateur football

Relegated from the 1984–85 Eredivisie

League standingsEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 FC Den Haag 36 26 10 0 85 33 +52 62 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 PEC Zwolle 36 21 9 6 71 31 +40 51
3 RKC Waalwijk 36 17 11 8 67 51 +16 45 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
4 SC Veendam 36 18 8 10 63 35 +28 44
5 Willem II 36 15 12 9 63 48 +15 42
6 Telstar 36 16 9 11 55 51 +4 41
7 FC Volendam 36 14 12 10 62 55 +7 40
8 Vitesse Arnhem 36 13 12 11 52 54 -2 38 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
9 De Graafschap 36 10 13 13 57 62 -5 33
10 RBC Roosendaal 36 13 7 16 52 58 -6 33
11 SVV 36 11 11 14 59 68 -9 33
12 Helmond Sport 36 11 10 15 52 58 -6 32
13 NAC Breda 36 10 12 14 54 61 -7 32
14 FC Wageningen 36 12 6 18 48 61 -13 30
15 DS '79 36 8 13 15 44 61 -17 29
16 FC Eindhoven 36 11 7 18 40 61 -21 29
17 sc Heerenveen 36 8 11 17 50 66 -16 27
18 FC Emmen 36 6 12 18 30 54 -24 24
19 SC Cambuur 36 3 13 20 32 68 -36 19

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 SC Veendam 6 6 0 0 15 5 +10 12 Promoted to Eredivisie,
2 Willem II 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 7
3 RKC Waalwijk 6 1 1 4 12 13 -1 3
4 Vitesse Arnhem 6 1 0 5 5 17 -12 2

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