2002–03 Belgian First Division

The 2002–03 season of the Jupiler League began on August 9, 2002 and ended on May 25, 2003. Club Brugge became champion.

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These teams were promoted from the second division at the start of the season:

Relegated teamsEdit

These teams were relegated to the second division at the end of the season:

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Club Brugge 32 25 4 3 96 33 +63 79 Qualified for 2003–04 UEFA Champions League[a]
2 R.S.C. Anderlecht 32 23 2 7 72 33 +39 71
3 K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen 32 18 6 8 69 51 +18 60 Qualified for 2003–04 UEFA Cup
4 K. Sint-Truidense V.V. 32 16 8 8 63 44 +19 56 Qualified for 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup
5 Lierse S.K. 32 16 8 8 51 41 +10 56
6 K.R.C. Genk 32 16 7 9 73 52 +21 55
7 Standard Liège 32 14 8 10 53 39 +14 50
8 K.A.A. Gent 32 15 2 15 49 55 −6 47
9 R.A.E.C. Mons 32 13 4 15 45 45 0 43
10 K.V.C. Westerlo 32 12 4 16 39 46 −7 40
11 K.S.K. Beveren 32 12 2 18 52 69 −17 38
12 R. Antwerp F.C. 32 9 7 16 44 55 −11 34
13 R.E. Mouscron 32 9 5 18 42 72 −30 32
14 K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot 32 8 7 17 49 57 −8 31
15 R.A.A. Louviéroise 32 7 9 16 34 44 −10 30 Qualified for 2003–04 UEFA Cup
16 R. Charleroi S.C. 32 6 9 17 39 66 −27 27
17 Y.R. K.V. Mechelen 32 4 6 22 18 86 −68 18 Relegated to Division III[b]
18 K.F.C. Lommel S.K. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew[c]
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Notes:
  1. ^ Club Brugge competed in the UEFA Cup Third Round after finishing third in their Champions League Group.
  2. ^ Y.R. K.V. Mechelen were relegated to the Third Division after going into liquidation; they reformed as Geel Red KV Mechelen, starting the season on -9 points.
  3. ^ K.F.C. Lommel S.K. withdrew after 26 games as they only had 13 players remaining. All results were voided and the club was relegated to the Third Division after going into liquidation, where they merged with KVV Overpelt Fabriek to begin the 2003-04 season as KVSK United.

Top goal scorersEdit

Scorer Goals Team
  Cédric Roussel 22 Mons
  Wesley Sonck 22 Genk
  Nenad Jestrović 20 Anderlecht
  Ole Martin Årst 19 Standard Liège
  Paul Kpaka 18 Germinal Beershot
  Sambegou Bangoura 17 Lokeren
  Arnar Grétarsson 17 Lokeren
  Stein Huysegems 15 Lierse
  Désiré Mbonabucya 15 Sint-Truiden

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