2012–13 Belgian Pro League

The 2012–13 season of the Belgian Pro League (also known as Jupiler Pro League for sponsorship reasons) was the 110th season of top-tier football in Belgium. It started on 28 July 2012 with the first match of the regular season between Kortrijk and defending champions Anderlecht,[5] and ended on 26 May 2013, which was the return leg of the European playoff.

Jupiler Pro League
Season2012–13
ChampionsAnderlecht
RelegatedBeerschot
Champions LeagueAnderlecht
Zulte Waregem
Europa LeagueGenk
Club Brugge
Standard Liège
Matches played302
Goals scored880 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorerCarlos Bacca
(25 goals)
Biggest home winStandard 7–0 Gent
Biggest away winBeerschot 1–7 Club Brugge
Highest scoringCharleroi 2–6 Standard Liège
Waasland-Beveren 2–6 Club Brugge
Beerschot 1–7 Club Brugge
OH Leuven 2–6 Lokeren
Longest winning run11 matches[1]
Anderlecht
Longest unbeaten run17 matches[2]
Zulte Waregem
Longest winless run14 matches[3]
Beerschot
Cercle Brugge
Longest losing run9 matches[4]
Cercle Brugge

During the regular season, Club Brugge took the early lead but then started struggling, eventually leading to the sacking of head coach Georges Leekens when they dropped out of the top 6 in November. Anderlecht and overachievers Zulte Waregem took over the top two positions and comfortably held these until the playoffs.

The title playoffs started with Anderlecht on 34 points and Zulte Waregem just behind them on 32. Due to the division of the points by two, they held a smaller lead over Genk (28 points), Club Brugge (27), Lokeren (26) and Standard (25). To the surprise of many, Zulte Waregem took the lead about halfway through the playoffs and with Anderlecht not performing well and suffering a penalty kick trauma (missing no less than 10 penalty kicks over the course of the season and going out on penalties to Genk in the Belgian Cup), both Genk, Club Brugge and Standard Liège rapidly close the gap. Anderlecht managed to overtake Zulte Waregem again and went into the final match on 19 May 2013, at home against Zulte Waregem, with a two-point lead. Anderlecht equalized after going down 0-1 and under pressure managed to hold on, even though losing Cheikhou Kouyaté due to a red card. With that, Anderlecht won its 32nd title.[6][7] The draw allowed Zulte Waregem to remain just in front of Club Brugge, thereby gaining access to the Champions League. Club Brugge and Genk qualified for the Europa League, due to finishing 3rd and winning the Cup respectively.

The Europa League playoff groups were won by Gent and Oud-Heverlee Leuven, with Gent easily beating OH Leuven for the overall win. Gent had played a disappointing season, initially aiming for the top 6 but eventually finishing 12th. By winning the Europa League playoff, they won the right to play against Standard Liège for the final Europa League ticket. Gent won the first match 1-0 but lost the return 7–0, allowing Standard to take the last European ticket.

In the bottom end of the table, Cercle Brugge faced a miserable season after finishing 7th the previous season, as now only three wins and five draws out of thirty matches caused them to end dead last. Lierse narrowly held of Beerschot, causing Cercle Brugge and Beerschot to play the relegation playoff. Beerschot initially extended their lead, but Cercle Brugge came back and on 20 April 2013, a 2–1 win by Cercle caused Beerschot to be relegated. Beerschot had been playing in the top division since 1989–90, initially as Germinal Ekeren, then as Germinal Beerschot. A few days after the relegation it was announced that Beerschot was in severe financial trouble and was not given a licence for professional football. On 21 May, Beerschot was officially declared bankrupt and dissolved as a whole. Cercle Brugge on the other hand, had to play the Belgian Second Division Final Round with second division teams Mouscron-Péruwelz, Westerlo and WS Woluwe. On 23 May 2013, Cercle Brugge became the first team succeeding in avoiding relegation after playing the relegation playoff, since the installation of the playoffs system in 2009–10.

TeamsEdit

Following the 2011–12 Belgian Pro League, Sint-Truiden were relegated to the 2012–13 Belgian Second Division after losing their relegation playoff series against Westerlo, ending a three-season tenure in the league. Sint-Truiden were replaced by 2011–12 Second Division champions Charleroi, who made their immediate comeback to the highest Belgian football league. In the 2012 Belgian Second Division Final Round, Westerlo faced Second Division teams Eupen, Oostende and Waasland-Beveren. On 17 May 2012, Westerlo were relegated after a 0–0 draw away to Oostende. Also in Oostende, Waasland-Beveren secured the promotion one week later after a 1–1 draw.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Venue Capacity
R.S.C. Anderlecht Anderlecht Constant Vanden Stock Stadium 21,000
Beerschot A.C. Antwerp Olympisch Stadion 13,132
Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,945
R. Charleroi S.C. Charleroi Stade du Pays de Charleroi 25,000
Club Brugge KV Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,945
K.R.C. Genk Genk Cristal Arena 24,900
K.A.A. Gent Ghent Jules Ottenstadion 12,919
K.V. Kortrijk Kortrijk Guldensporen Stadion 9,500
Lierse S.K. Lier Herman Vanderpoortenstadion 14,538
K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen Lokeren Daknamstadion 10,000
K.V. Mechelen Mechelen Argosstadion Achter de Kazerne 13,123
R.A.E.C. Mons Mons Stade Charles Tondreau 12,000
Oud-Heverlee Leuven Leuven Den Dreef 9,493
Standard Liège Liège Stade Maurice Dufrasne 30,000
Waasland-Beveren Beveren Freethiel Stadion 13,290
S.V. Zulte Waregem Waregem Regenboogstadion 8,500

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position Replaced by Date of appointment
Club Brugge   Christoph Daum Mutual consent 10 May 2012[8] Pre-season   Georges Leekens 13 May 2012[9]
Anderlecht   Ariël Jacobs Resigned End of 2011–12 season[10]   John van den Brom 30 May 2012[11]
Standard Liège   José Riga Resigned End of 2011–12 season[12]   Ron Jans 29 May 2012[13]
Mechelen   Marc Brys Sacked End of 2011–12 season[14]   Harm van Veldhoven 25 May 2012[15]
Charleroi   Dennis van Wijk Resigned End of 2011–12 season[16]   Yannick Ferrera 13 July 2012[17]
Standard Liège   Ron Jans Mutual consent 22 October 2012[18] 12th   Mircea Rednic 27 October 2012[19]
Gent   Trond Sollied Sacked 23 October 2012[20] 7th   Bob Peeters 1 November 2012[21]
Cercle Brugge   Bob Peeters Sacked 27 October 2012[22] 16th   Foeke Booy 5 November 2012[23]
Club Brugge   Georges Leekens Sacked 4 November 2012[24] 7th   Juan Carlos Garrido 15 November 2012[25]
Lierse   Chris Janssens Sacked 12 November 2012[26] 14th   Hany Ramzy 12 November 2012[27]
Waasland-Beveren   Dirk Geeraerd Sacked 18 November 2012[28] 16th   Glen De Boeck 19 November 2012[29]
Beerschot   Adrie Koster Sacked 29 November 2012[30] 12th   Wim De Corte 29 November 2012[31]
Gent   Bob Peeters Sacked 3 January 2013[32] 12th   Víctor Fernández 9 January 2013[33]
Beerschot   Wim De Corte Resigned 22 January 2013[34] 15th   Jacky Mathijssen 23 January 2013[35]
Charleroi   Yannick Ferrera Resigned 14 February 2013[36] 11th   Luka Peruzović 14 February 2013[36]
Lierse   Hany Ramzy Became technical director 14 March 2013[37] 14th   Eric Van Meir 14 March 2013[37]
Charleroi   Luka Peruzović Replaced 18 March 2013[38] 11th   Mario Notaro
  Michel Iannacone
  Philippe Simonin
18 March 2013[38]
Cercle Brugge   Foeke Booy Sacked 2 April 2013[39] 2nd in Relegation Playoff   Lorenzo Staelens 2 April 2013[39]

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Anderlecht 30 20 7 3 69 27 +42 67 Qualification to Championship play-offs
2 Zulte Waregem 30 19 6 5 49 29 +20 63
3 Genk 30 15 10 5 63 40 +23 55
4 Club Brugge 30 15 9 6 66 43 +23 54
5 Lokeren 30 14 9 7 53 38 +15 51
6 Standard Liège 30 15 5 10 54 33 +21 50
7 Mons 30 13 5 12 48 53 −5 44 Qualification to Europa League play-offs
8 Mechelen 30 12 5 13 44 42 +2 41
9 Kortrijk 30 11 6 13 31 30 +1 39
10 OH Leuven 30 8 12 10 46 51 −5 36
11 Charleroi 30 10 4 16 30 49 −19 34
12 Gent 30 8 10 12 33 40 −7 34
13 Waasland-Beveren 30 7 9 14 28 49 −21 30
14 Lierse 30 5 11 14 28 53 −25 26
15 Beerschot 30 6 5 19 31 61 −30 23 Qualification to the Relegation play-offs
16 Cercle Brugge 30 3 5 22 30 65 −35 14
Source: Belgian Pro League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised.

Positions by roundEdit

Note: The classification was made after the weekend (or midweek) of each matchday, so postponed matches were only processed at the time they were played to represent the real evolution in standings.

The following matches were postponed during the season:

  • Matchday 23: on 20 January both the match between leaders Anderlecht and second placed Zulte Waregem and the Bruges derby between Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge were postponed due to intensive snowing. They have been rescheduled to be played end of February between matchdays 28 and 29.[40]
  • Matchday 24: also due to snow, the match between Charleroi and Cercle Brugge was postponed on 26 January. The match was played on 20 February, between matchdays 27 and 28.[41]
  • Matchday 28: yet again it was snow that prevented a match to be played. The fixture between Charleroi and Zulte Waregem was postponed on 24 February and rescheduled to 3 March, between matchdays 28 and 29.[42]
Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Anderlecht971222322323221111111111111111
Zulte Waregem613255264251112222222222222222
Genk896767643434533444356666543333
Club Brugge412111111112488556643455666444
Lokeren24757988101199644333464333335565
Standard Liège111184337101291211877975535544454656
Mons13481181012910881099798888799999877
Mechelen355911131178121010111111111111101010987887788
Kortrijk106101186596545755667777878778999
OH Leuven161413101012141311866366889999101010101010101010
Charleroi131511121415131414141313131313141413131211111112131112121211
Gent58964343567791010101010111112121213111211111112
Waasland-Beveren141216161514151515151515161515161515141313131311121313131313
Lierse15131213911121113131414141414131314151515151415141415141414
Beerschot12151415131095771112121212121212121414141514151514151515
Cercle Brugge71015141616161616161616151616151616161616161616161616161616

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AND BEE CER CHA BRU GNK GNT KVK LIE LOK KVM MON OHL STA WBE ZWA
Anderlecht 1–0 2–1 2–0 6–1 2–2 5–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–1
Beerschot 1–4 3–1 2–0 1–7 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–4 0–2 0–0 1–3 3–2 1–2 1–1
Cercle Brugge 0–3 3–1 1–0 0–3 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–2
Charleroi 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–4 2–6 3–0 0–1
Club Brugge 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 4–2 3–1 0–1
Genk 2–4 3–0 3–3 3–1 4–1 3–2 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 5–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0
Gent 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1
Kortrijk 1–1 4–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–2
Lierse 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–4
Lokeren 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–4 2–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–1
Mechelen 1–4 0–2 2–0 4–2 3–3 2–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–3
Mons 0–5 1–0 3–2 2–3 1–3 1–5 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–3 5–2 3–1 3–0 1–1
OH Leuven 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–6 3–1 1–3 0–4 5–2 0–1
Standard Liège 2–1 3–0 2–1 6–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–0 0–2 3–2 0–1 2–0 3–1 0–1
Waasland-Beveren 1–2 3–2 2–0 0–0 2–6 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2
Zulte Waregem 2–3 0–0 3–1 4–1 1–2 3–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–3 1–1 2–4 2–1 0–0 2–0
Source: Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship PlayoffEdit

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded up) before the start of the playoff. As a result, the teams started with the following points before the playoff: Anderlecht 34 points, Zulte Waregem 32, Genk 28, Club Brugge 27, Lokeren 26 and Standard 25. In the event of ties at the end of the playoffs, the half point will be deducted if it was added. Anderlecht, Genk, Lokeren and Zulte Waregem received this type of bonus due to rounding and will thus always be ranked below Club Brugge and Standard in the event of ties.

Playoff tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Anderlecht (C) 10 4 3 3 16 11 +5 49 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Zulte Waregem 10 4 3 3 20 20 0 47 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 Club Brugge 10 6 1 3 21 17 +4 46 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
4 Standard Liège 10 5 2 3 22 20 +2 42 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
5 Genk 10 3 3 4 11 13 −2 40 Qualification to Europa League play-off round
6 Lokeren 10 1 2 7 15 24 −9 31
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points after deduction of (possible) half points added due to rounding; 3) number of wins; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) number of away goals scored; 7) number of away wins.
(C) Champion

Positions by roundEdit

Below the positions per round are shown. As teams did not all start with an equal number of points, the initial pre-playoffs positions are also given.

Team ╲ RoundInitial12345678910
Anderlecht11111221111
Zulte Waregem22232113322
Club Brugge45455542233
Standard Liège64543335554
Genk33324454445
Lokeren56666666666

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AND ZWA GNK BRU STA LOK
Anderlecht 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–0
Zulte Waregem 2–1 0–4 5–2 3–4 1–1
Genk 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1
Club Brugge 2–1 3–4 1–0 0–2 2–1
Standard Liège 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–4 4–3
Lokeren 2–4 2–3 0–0 1–4 4–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Europa League PlayoffEdit

Group A contains the teams finishing the regular season in positions 7, 9, 12 and 14. The teams finishing in positions 8, 10, 11 and 13 are placed in Group B.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification GNT MON LIE KVK
1 Gent (A) 6 4 2 0 9 3 +6 14 Playoff Final 2–1 3–0 1–0
2 Mons 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10 1–1 2–1 2–1
3 Lierse 6 1 1 4 5 8 −3 4 1–2 0–1 0–0
4 Kortrijk 6 1 2 3 4 6 −2 2[a] 0–0 ANN[b] 0–3
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to the Final
Notes:
  1. ^ 3 points deducted
  2. ^ In the match between Kortrijk and Mons, Kortrijk substituted in Brecht Dejaegere in the 89th minute while leading 3-0. As Dejaegere had not been submitted on the match sheet prior to the match, he was not allowed to play. The Belgian FA ruled that neither team received the points, thus annulling the result and taking away three points from Kortrijk.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification OHL KVM CHA W-B
1 OH Leuven (A) 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 10 Playoff Final 0–3 0–0 3–1
2 Mechelen 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10 1–5 0–0 2–0
3 Charleroi 6 1 4 1 5 3 +2 7 3–0 1–2 1–1
4 Waasland-Beveren 6 1 2 3 3 7 −4 5 0–1 1–0 0–0
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to the Final

Europa League playoff finalEdit

The winners of both playoff groups will compete in a two-legged match to play the fourth-placed team of the championship playoff, called Testmatch. The winners of this Testmatch are granted entry to the second qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.

OH Leuven1–4Gent
Ruytinx   3' report Soumahoro   19'
Kage   33'
van der Bruggen   59'
Mboyo   81' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,580

Gent4–1OH Leuven
López   6', 42'
Brüls   72'
Coulibaly   82'
report Ngolok   59'

Gent won 8–2 on aggregate.

Testmatches Europa LeagueEdit

The Europa League playoff final winners will compete with the fourth placed team (or fifth placed in case the winner of the 2012–13 Belgian Cup finishes third or fourth) in the Championship playoff for the final European ticket.

Gent1–0Standard Liège
Mboyo   83' report
Attendance: 10,110
Referee: Johan Verbist

Standard Liège7–0Gent
Batshuayi   4'
Bulot   15'
M'Poku   35', 40' (pen.), 79' (pen.)
Ghoochannejhad   73', 83'

Standard Liège won 7–1 on aggregate.

Relegation PlayoffEdit

Beerschot and Cercle Brugge, the teams finishing in the last two positions, faced each other in the relegation playoff. Beerschot initially extended their three-point bonus to a six-point lead, but thereafter Cercle Brugge won three matches in a row. This caused Beerschot to be relegated to the Second Division on 20 April 2013 after playing in the first division since 1989 (as Germinal Ekeren until 1999 and as Germinal Beerschot from 1999 until 2011). One month later however, it was announced that Beerschot had gone bankrupt and dissolved.

Cercle Brugge was forced to play the second division playoff with three Belgian Second Division teams, which they won to avoid relegation. It was the first time a team from the Pro League succeeded in surviving the Second Division Final Round since the installment of the Belgian Pro League playoffs.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cercle Brugge 4 3 0 1 3 2 +1 9 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Beerschot (R) 4 1 0 3 2 3 −1 6 Relegation to 2013–14 Belgian Second Division
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated
Home \ Away CER BEE CER BEE CER BEE
Cercle Brugge 1–0 2–1
Beerschot 1–0 1–2 [a]
Source: soccerway.com
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Match not played as Beerschot could no longer overtake Cercle Brugge in the standings. In case of ties, Cercle Brugge was always ranked above Beerschot due to the head-to-head points in the relegation playoff.

Season statisticsEdit

Source: Sporza.be and Sport.be (in Dutch)

Top scorersEdit

Position Player Club Goals
1   Carlos Bacca Club Brugge 25
2   Ilombe Mboyo Gent 20
3   Ibou OH Leuven 19
  Dieumerci Mbokani Anderlecht 19
5   Maxime Lestienne Club Brugge 17
  Mbaye Leye Zulte Waregem 17
  Jelle Vossen Genk 17
8   Imoh Ezekiel Standard Liège 16
9   Franck Berrier Zulte Waregem 14
10   Michy Batshuayi Standard Liège 12
  Tom De Sutter Anderlecht 12
  Hamdi Harbaoui Lokeren 12
  Mustapha Jarju Mons 12
  Nicklas Pedersen Mechelen 12
  Jérémy Perbet Mons 12
10 goals (2 players)
9 goals (6 players)
8 goals (5 players)
7 goals (8 players)
6 goals (10 players)
5 goals (15 players)
4 goals (20 players)
3 goals (24 players)
2 goals (43 players)
1 goal (82 players)
2 Own goals (2 players)
1 Own goal (15 players)

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Dieumerci Mbokani Anderlecht Cercle Brugge 3–0[43] 12 August 2012
  Maxime Lestienne Club Brugge Cercle Brugge 4–0[44] 23 September 2012
  Habib Habibou Zulte Waregem Lierse 4–1[45] 29 September 2012
  Chuka OH Leuven Charleroi 4–0[46] 6 October 2012
  Ibou OH Leuven Club Brugge 4–1[47] 20 October 2012
  Tom De Sutter Anderlecht Mechelen 4–1[48] 3 November 2012
  Jérémy Perbet Mons OH Leuven 3–1[49] 17 November 2012
  Jelle Vossen Genk Lokeren 4–3[50] 2 December 2012
  Dieumerci Mbokani Anderlecht Mons 5–0[51] 8 December 2012
  Benjamin Mokulu Lokeren OH Leuven 6–2[52] 19 January 2013
  Mbaye Leye Zulte Waregem Club Brugge 4–3[53] 18 April 2013
  Paul-Jose M'Poku Standard Liège Gent 7–0[54] 26 May 2013

NotesEdit

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