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The Dutch Eredivisie in the 1997–98 season was contested by 18 teams. Ajax won the championship.

Eredivisie
Season1997–98
ChampionsAjax (27th title)
PromotedMVV
RelegatedFC Groningen
FC Volendam
Champions LeagueAjax
PSV
Cup Winners' Cupsc Heerenveen
UEFA CupVitesse Arnhem
Feyenoord
Willem II
Intertoto CupFortuna Sittard
FC Twente
Goals scored1,002
Average goals/game3.27
Top goalscorerGreece Nikos Machlas
Vitesse Arnhem 34 goals [1]
1996-97
1998-99

League standingsEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ajax 1 34 29 2 3 112 22 90 89 Champions League
2 PSV 1 34 21 9 4 95 44 51 72 Champions League: Second qualifying round
3 Vitesse Arnhem 34 21 7 6 85 48 37 70 UEFA Cup
4 Feyenoord 34 18 7 9 62 40 22 61
5 Willem II 34 17 4 13 66 58 8 55
6 sc Heerenveen 1 34 16 7 11 56 59 -3 55 Cup Winners' Cup
7 Fortuna Sittard 34 14 6 14 51 53 -2 48 Intertoto Cup: Third round
8 NEC 34 14 2 18 40 57 -17 44
9 FC Twente 34 11 10 13 41 42 -1 43 Intertoto Cup: Second round
10 FC Utrecht 34 13 4 17 56 64 -8 43
11 De Graafschap 34 11 9 14 45 49 -4 42
12 NAC 34 12 6 16 41 49 -8 42
13 Sparta 34 10 11 13 50 59 -9 41
14 Roda JC 34 10 8 16 44 45 -1 38
15 MVV 34 9 5 20 35 75 -40 32
16 RKC Waalwijk 34 8 7 19 48 71 -23 31 2
17 FC Groningen 34 7 10 17 42 65 -23 31 2
18 FC Volendam 34 5 6 23 33 102 -69 21 Relegation to Eerste Divisie

1 Ajax also won the KNVB Cup, thereby taking the double. They would participate in the Champions League, just like finalists PSV. sc Heerenveen, the winner of the third place match, would play in the Cup Winners' Cup.
2 RKC remained in the eredivisie after winning promotion/relegation play-offs. FC Groningen lost and relegated.

Promotion/relegation play-offsEdit

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

Group 1
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 RKC Waalwijk 6 4 2 0 15 5 10 14 Remain in Eredivisie
2 FC Eindhoven 6 1 3 2 8 11 -3 6 Remain in Eerste Divisie
3 ADO Den Haag 6 0 5 1 5 8 -3 5
4 FC Emmen 6 0 4 2 11 15 -4 4
Group 2
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cambuur Leeuwarden 6 4 2 0 15 8 7 14 Promotion to Eredivisie
2 FC Zwolle 6 2 2 2 8 9 -1 8
3 FC Groningen 6 1 2 3 9 12 -3 5 Relegation to Eerste Divisie
4 FC Den Bosch 6 1 2 3 7 10 -3 5

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