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The Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 1995–1996 season was contested by 18 teams. AZ won the championship. This was the first year teams earned three points for a win instead of two.

Eerste Divisie
Season1995–96
ChampionsAZ
PromotedAZ
Goals scored861
Average goals/game2.81
1994-95
1996-97

New entrantsEdit

Final rankingEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 AZ 34 21 10 3 64 26 38 73 Promotion to Eredivisie
2 FC Emmen 34 18 13 3 71 39 32 67 Play-offs
3 FC Den Bosch 34 15 13 6 51 36 15 58
4 Veendam 34 16 10 8 48 35 13 58
5 VVV-Venlo 34 15 12 7 55 33 22 57
6 Cambuur Leeuwarden 34 15 12 7 49 32 17 57
7 Dordrecht '90 34 14 12 8 62 45 17 54
8 SC Heracles 34 14 8 12 56 50 6 50 Play-offs
9 Telstar 34 13 11 10 42 38 4 50
10 HFC Haarlem 34 14 3 17 47 53 -6 45
11 MVV 34 10 12 12 41 46 -5 42
12 TOP Oss 34 8 15 11 46 50 -4 39
13 RBC 34 11 6 17 35 51 -16 39
14 FC Zwolle 34 7 12 15 37 43 -6 33
15 ADO Den Haag 34 8 7 19 39 60 -21 31
16 Excelsior 34 8 5 21 42 72 -30 29
17 FC Eindhoven 34 5 11 18 41 75 -34 26
18 Helmond Sport 34 6 4 24 35 77 -42 22

Promotion/relegation play-offsEdit

In the promotion/relegation competition, eight entrants (six from this league and two from the Eredivisie) entered in two groups. The group winners were promoted to the Eredivisie.

Group 1Edit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 FC Volendam 6 6 0 0 10 2 8 18 Remain in Eredivisie
2 SC Heracles 6 3 1 2 13 7 6 10
3 VVV-Venlo 6 1 1 4 3 9 -6 4
4 FC Den Bosch 6 0 2 4 2 10 -8 2

Round 1Edit

FC Den Bosch0 – 1FC Volendam

Round 2Edit

SC Heracles2 – 0FC Den Bosch

Round 3Edit

FC Den Bosch0 – 0VVV-Venlo

Round 4Edit

VVV-Venlo2 – 0FC Den Bosch

Round 5Edit

VVV-Venlo0 – 1FC Volendam
Nijholt   55'
Attendance: 1,844
Referee: Uilenberg
FC Den Bosch2 – 2SC Heracles
Gerver   26'
Nijhuis   61'
Klaver   10'
Holster   66'
Attendance: 1,174
Referee: Jol

Round 6Edit

FC Volendam3 – 0FC Den Bosch

Group 2Edit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 NEC Nijmegen 6 5 0 1 12 4 8 15 Remain in Eredivisie
2 Veendam 6 3 1 2 8 7 1 10
3 FC Emmen 6 3 0 3 10 8 2 9
4 Cambuur Leeuwarden 6 0 1 5 2 13 -11 1

Round 1Edit

NEC Nijmegen3 – 1FC Emmen
Janssen   7'
Sumiala   65'
Pothuizen   73'
Alberda   10'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Luinge
Cambuur Leeuwarden2 – 2Veendam
Van der Berg   73'
Oosterhof   90'
Radomski   10'
Oosting   19'
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Temmink

Round 2Edit

Veendam1 – 0NEC Nijmegen
Wiekens   88'
Attendance: 4,777
Referee: Reygwart
FC Emmen4 – 0Cambuur Leeuwarden
Van Oostrum   21',   63'
Nurmela   70'
Stroeve   87'
Attendance: 4,281
Referee: Uilenberg

Round 3Edit

NEC Nijmegen2 – 0Cambuur Leeuwarden
Janssen   65' (pk)
Sumiala   82'
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Van Hulten

Round 4Edit

Cambuur Leeuwarden0 – 1NEC Nijmegen
Langerak   67'
Attendance: 4,250
Referee: Luyten

Round 5Edit

Cambuur Leeuwarden0 – 1FC Emmen
De Jonge   72'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Van der Ende


NEC Nijmegen3 – 0Veendam
Van Diemen   25'
Sumiala   49'
Pothuizen   71'
Attendance: 8,100
Referee: Van Vliet

Round 6Edit

FC Emmen2 – 3NEC Nijmegen
Drent   36'
Barmentloo   90'
Sumiala   23',   83'
De Kruyff   78' (og)
Attendance: 6,800
Referee: Temmink
Veendam3 – 0Cambuur Leeuwarden
do Nascimento   68',   90'
Wiekens   79'
Attendance: 2,631
Referee: Koopman

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