2011–12 Belgian Second Division

The 2011–12 season of the Belgian Second Division (also known as EXQI League for sponsorship reasons) started in August 2011 and is the second tier football league in Belgium. The league is played by 18 teams, with 34 matchdays of 9 matches each, so each team plays the 17 other teams twice. The season is divided into 3 periods, the first period of 10 matches, the second of 12 matches and the third of 12 matches. Each period winner qualifies for the Belgian Second Division Final Round. On 14 April 2012, Charleroi became champions without playing as closest rivals Eupen and Oostende both did not manage to win their matches and thereby could no longer mathematically overtake Charleroi in the standings.

Belgian Second Division
Season2011–12
ChampionsCharleroi
PromotedCharleroi
Waasland-Beveren
RelegatedDender EH
Wetteren
Matches played306
Goals scored815 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorerHarlem Gnohéré

Team changesEdit

After promotion and relegation, only 13 teams remained in the league, with 5 other being replaced:

OutEdit

InEdit

Team informationEdit

Personnel and locationsEdit

Club City Current manager
V.C. Eendracht Aalst 2002 Aalst   Bart Van Renterghem
Royal Antwerp F.C. Antwerp   Bart Wilmssen
K.V. Red Star Waasland-Beveren Beveren   Dirk Geeraerd
R. Boussu Dour Borinage Boussu   Arnauld Mercier
FC Brussels Sint-Jans-Molenbeek   Stéphane Demol
S. du Pays de Charleroi Charleroi   Dennis van Wijk
F.C.V. Dender E.H. Denderleeuw   Vital Borkelmans
K.A.S. Eupen Eupen   Wolfgang Frank
K.S.K. Heist Heist-op-den-Berg   Cis Bosschaerts
K.V. Oostende Ostend   Frederik Vanderbiest
Lommel United Lommel   Philip Haagdoren
K.S.V. Roeselare Roeselare   Serhiy Serebrennikov
F.C.N. Sint-Niklaas Sint-Niklaas   Alex Czerniatynski
K.V.K. Tienen Tienen   Dany Ost
A.F.C. Tubize Tubize   Dante Brogno
R.C.S. Visé Wezet   Loris Dominissini
Standaard Wetteren Wetteren   Kris Van Der Haegen
White Star Woluwe F.C. Woluwe-Saint-Lambert   Felice Mazzu

Managerial changesEdit

During summer breakEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Eupen   Danny Ost Contract Ended. End of 2010-11 season   Wolfgang Frank 4 July 2011[1]
Standaard Wetteren   Wim De Corte Became assistant-trainer at   Beerschot AC. End of 2010-11 season [2]   Kris Van Der Haegen 28 June 2011 [3]
Charleroi   Luka Peruzović Contract Ended. End of 2010-11 season   Jos Daerden 29 June 2011 [4]
Roeselare   Nico Vanderdonck Contract Ended. End of 2010-11 season [5]   Serhiy Serebrennikov 30 June 2011 [5]
Visé   José Riga Signed for   Standard Liège. 28 June 2011 [6]   Vittorio Bevilacqua 1 July 2011 [7]
Visé   Vittorio Bevilacqua Mutual Consent. 8 July 2011 [8]   Marc Grosjean 9 July 2011 [9]

During regular seasonEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Lommel United   Franky Van der Elst Signed for   Sint-Truiden. 2 September 2011[10]   Philip Haagdoren 6 September 2011[11] 8th
Visé   Marc Grosjean Fired. 19 September 2011 [12]   Loris Dominissini 22 September 2011 [13] 8th
Charleroi   Jos Daerden Fired. 26 September 2011 [14]   Tibor Balogh 26 September 2011 8th
Tienen   Valère Billen Fired. 7 October 2011 [15]   Ronny Schuermans 19 October 2011 [16] 12th
Brussels   Michel De Wolf Mutual Consent. 9 October 2011 [17]   Christian Rits 9 October 2011 [17] 17th
Sint-Niklaas   Regi Van Acker Fired. 12 October 2011 [18]   Chris Andries 12 October 2011 [18] 12th
Antwerp   Bart De Roover Fired. 13 November 2011 [19]   Bart Wilmssen 15 November 2011 [20] 8th
Tubize   Dany Ost Fired. 20 November 2011 [21]   Laurent Demol 20 November 2011 [22] 18th
Sint-Niklaas   Chris Andries Replaced. 2 January 2012 [23]   Alex Czerniatynski 2 January 2012 [23] 17th
Brussels   Christian Rits Caretaker replaced. 15 February 2012 [24]   Stéphane Demol 15 February 2012 [24] 13th
Charleroi   Tibor Balogh Fired. 22 February 2012 [25]   Mario Notaro 23 February 2012 [26] 2nd
Tubize   Laurent Demol Caretaker replaced. 27 February 2012 [22]   Dante Brogno 27 February 2012 [22] 16th
Tienen   Ronny Schuermans Caretaker replaced. 27 February 2012 [27]   Dany Ost 27 February 2012 [27] 17th
Charleroi   Mario Notaro Replaced. 5 March 2012 [28]   Dennis van Wijk 5 March 2012 [28] 1st

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Charleroi (C, P) 34 23 5 6 64 34 +30 74 Belgian First Division
2 Waasland-Beveren (P) 34 21 5 8 61 34 +27 68 Qualification for Promotion play-off
3 Eupen 34 19 11 4 61 34 +27 68
4 Oostende 34 19 9 6 61 29 +32 66
5 Lommel 34 15 7 12 48 42 +6 52
6 Woluwe 34 14 9 11 48 43 +5 51
7 Aalst 34 13 7 14 46 52 −6 46
8 Heist 34 11 13 10 46 46 0 46
9 Visé 34 12 8 14 44 41 +3 44
10 Antwerp 34 12 7 15 39 42 −3 43
11 Borinage 34 12 6 16 44 54 −10 42
12 Tubize 34 12 5 17 36 55 −19 41
13 Roeselare 34 9 13 12 46 51 −5 40
14 Brussels 34 9 11 14 44 46 −2 38
15 Sint-Niklaas 34 8 10 16 41 54 −13 34
16 Tienen (R) 34 9 6 19 34 61 −27 33 Qualification for Relegation play-off
17 Dender (R) 34 6 15 13 33 43 −10 33 Relegation to 2012–13 Belgian Third Division
18 Wetteren (R) 34 4 9 21 19 54 −35 21
Updated to match(es) played on 18 May 2012. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Period winnersEdit

The season is divided into three periods. The first ten matchdays together form the first period, matchdays 11 to 22 form period two and the last 12 form period three. The three period winners take part in the Belgian Second Division Final Round together with the winner of the 2011–12 Belgian Pro League relegation playoff. The winner of this final round gets to play in the 2012–13 Belgian Pro League. In case one or more periods are won by the team winning the league or in case one team wins multiple periods, the extra places go the teams finishing the highest in the league not already qualified. So in the theoretical case that one team wins all three periods and becomes the league champion, then the teams in positions 2, 3 and 4 will take part in the final round.

Period 1Edit

Already after the first nine matches of the season, Eupen clinched the first period title.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Eupen 10 8 2 0 25 9 +16 26 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Charleroi 10 6 2 2 22 15 +7 20
3 Waasland-Beveren 10 6 1 3 15 8 +7 19
4 Oostende 10 5 4 1 19 11 +8 19
5 Lommel 10 5 3 2 14 9 +5 18
Updated to match(es) played on 23 October 2011. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised.

Period 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Charleroi 12 9 1 2 18 6 +12 28 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Eupen 12 7 3 2 19 9 +10 24
3 Oostende 12 6 3 3 23 10 +13 21
4 Waasland-Beveren 12 6 3 3 18 17 +1 21
5 Heist 12 6 2 4 22 16 +6 20
Updated to match(es) played on 27 February 2012. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised.

Period 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Waasland-Beveren 12 9 1 2 25 8 +17 28 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Charleroi 12 8 2 2 24 13 +11 26
3 Oostende 12 8 2 2 19 5 +14 26
4 Tubize 12 7 2 3 17 14 +3 23
5 Woluwe 12 5 3 4 15 14 +1 18
Updated to match(es) played on 16 May 2012. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised.

Top goalscorersEdit

Including matches played on 29 April 2012; Source:Soccerway

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Hervé Onana Waasland-Beveren 18
2   Moussa Gueye SC Charleroi 17
3   Samy Houri FC Brussels 15
  Christian Santos AS Eupen 15
5   Janis Coppin FC Dender 14
  Anthony Di Lallo SV Roeselare 14
  Ioannis Masmanidis AS Eupen 14
  Mickael Seoudi Waasland-Beveren 14
9   Davy Brouwers Lommel United 13
  Stavros Glouftsis Sportkring Sint-Niklaas 13
  Bart Webers K.S.K. Heist 13
12   Koffi Boussu Dour Borinage 12
  Daniel Rodrigo de Oliveira White Star Woluwe F.C. 12
14   Emmanuel Françoise C.S. Visé 11
  Raphaël Lecomte C.S. Visé 11

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