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The 2013–14 Eerste Divisie, known as Jupiler League for sponsorship reasons, was the fifty-eight season of Eerste Divisie since its establishment in 1955. It began on 2 August 2013 with the first matches of the season and ended on 26 May 2014 with the return of the finals of the promotion/relegation play-offs, also involving the 16th- and 17th-placed teams from the 2013–14 Eredivisie.[1]

Eerste Divisie
Season2013–14

TeamsEdit

A total of 20 teams took part in the league. SC Cambuur were promoted from the Eerste Divisie as 2012–13 champions and replaced by bottom-placed Eredivisie Willem II, whereas Go Ahead Eagles won a top flight place in the nacompetitie, replacing VVV-Venlo, who were eliminated from the post-season playoff and therefore relegated to Eerste Divisie for this season. Following the bankruptcy of SC Veendam and AGOVV in 2012-13 and RBC and HFC Haarlem in previous seasons, four teams were added to bring the division back up to 20 teams. Achilles '29 were promoted from the Topklasse with the reserve teams of Ajax, FC Twente and PSV being added as well. Topklasse champion Katwijk declined promotion. The reserve teams were not eligible for promotion or play-off participation.

Club Location Venue Capacity
Achilles '29 Groesbeek Sportpark De Heikant 4,500
Jong Ajax Amsterdam Sportpark De Toekomst 4,000
Almere City FC Almere Mitsubishi Forklift Stadion 3,000
FC Den Bosch 's-Hertogenbosch De Vliert 9,000
FC Dordrecht Dordrecht GN Bouw Stadion 4,100
FC Eindhoven Eindhoven Jan Louwers Stadion 4,600
FC Emmen Emmen Univé Stadion 8,600
S.B.V. Excelsior Rotterdam Stadion Woudestein 3,531
Fortuna Sittard Sittard Trendwork Arena 12,500
De Graafschap Doetinchem De Vijverberg 12,600
Helmond Sport Helmond Stadion De Braak 4,100
MVV Maastricht De Geusselt 10,000
FC Oss Oss Heesen Yachts Stadion 4,700
Jong PSV Eindhoven Philips Stadion 35,000
Sparta Rotterdam Rotterdam Het Kasteel 11,026
Telstar Velsen TATA Steel Stadion 3,625
Jong FC Twente Enschede De Grolsch Veste 30,014
FC Volendam Volendam Kras Stadion 6,260
VVV-Venlo Venlo De Koel 8,000
Willem II Tilburg Koning Willem II Stadion 14,500

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Willem II (C, P) 38 24 7 7 78 38 +40 79 Promotion to 2014–15 Eredivisie
2 Dordrecht (O, P) 38 21 10 7 83 50 +33 73 Qualification for Eredivisie play-offs Second round
3 Excelsior (O, P) 38 18 12 8 70 39 +31 66
4 Den Bosch 38 18 8 12 61 60 +1 62
5 VVV-Venlo 38 18 7 13 58 52 +6 61
6 Eindhoven 38 18 6 14 69 60 +9 60 Qualification for Eredivisie playoffs First Round
7 De Graafschap 38 16 10 12 67 48 +19 58
8 Fortuna Sittard 38 15 11 12 59 45 +14 56
9 Volendam 38 16 8 14 67 71 −4 56
10 Jong PSV 38 15 9 14 62 57 +5 54
11 MVV 38 15 8 15 46 46 0 53
12 Emmen 38 14 9 15 64 68 −4 51
13 Helmond Sport 38 13 12 13 62 67 −5 51
14 Jong Ajax 38 15 5 18 57 72 −15 50
15 Telstar 38 13 6 19 50 79 −29 45
16 Sparta Rotterdam 38 12 8 18 58 51 +7 44 Qualification for Eredivisie playoffs First Round[a]
17 Jong FC Twente 38 12 7 19 47 61 −14 43
18 Almere City 38 11 8 19 49 65 −16 41
19 Oss 38 9 4 25 49 78 −29 31
20 Achilles '29 38 6 7 25 40 89 −49 25
Source: Voetbal International
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Sparta Rotterdam qualifies to the promotion play-offs after winning the second period title.

Eredivisie play-offsEdit

Ten teams play for two spots in the 2014–15 Eredivisie. Four teams from the 2013–14 Eerste Divisie enter in the first round, another four and the teams ranked 16th and 17th in the 2013–14 Eredivisie enter in the second round. Both winners of the third round, FC Dordrecht and Excelsior, play in the 2014–15 Eredivisie.[2]

 
First roundSecond roundThird round
 
                
 
 
 
 
Sparta Rotterdam 12 3
 
 
 
FC Eindhoven 10 1
 
Sparta Rotterdam 13 4
 
 
NEC Nijmegen 01 1
 
 
 
 
 
Sparta Rotterdam 21 3
 
 
FC Dordrecht* 23 5
 
 
 
 
 
VVV-Venlo 11 2
 
 
FC Dordrecht 32 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fortuna Sittard 11 2
 
 
 
De Graafschap43 7
 
De Graafschap 01 1
 
 
RKC Waalwijk 11 2
 
 
 
 
 
Excelsior* 22 4
 
 
RKC Waalwijk02 2
 
 
 
 
 
FC Den Bosch 11 2
 
 
Excelsior 32 5
 
 
 
 
Key: * = Play-off winners, a = Wins because of away goals rule, e = Wins after extra time in second leg, p = Wins after penalty shoot-out.

First roundEdit

Match AEdit

Match BEdit

Second roundEdit

Match CEdit

11 May 2014 (2014-05-11) Second legNEC Nijmegen1-3
(1-4 agg.)
Sparta RotterdamNijmegen

Match DEdit

Match EEdit

11 May 2014 (2014-05-11) Second legRKC Waalwijk1-1
(2-1 agg.)
De GraafschapWaalwijk

Match FEdit

Third roundEdit

Match GEdit

15 May 2014 (2014-05-15) First legSparta Rotterdam2-2FC Dordrecht
18 May 2014 (2014-05-18) Second legFC Dordrecht3-1
(5-3 agg.)
Sparta Rotterdam

Match HEdit

15 May 2014 (2014-05-15) First legExcelsior2-0RKC Waalwijk
18 May 2014 (2014-05-18) Second legRKC Waalwijk2-2
(2-4 agg.)
Excelsior

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Programma betaald voetbal seizoen 2013/'14 Eredivisie / Jupiler League" (PDF). KNVB (in Dutch). 28 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Jupiler Play - Offs seizoen 2013/'14" (PDF). KNVB. Retrieved 7 May 2014.

External linksEdit