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2017–18 Belgian First Division A

The 2017–18 Belgian First Division A was the 115th season of top-tier football in Belgium. The season began on 28 July 2017 and concluded on 20 May 2018. The fixtures were announced in early June 2017. Anderlecht were the defending champions but had to settle for third place with Club Brugge taking their 15th title.

Belgian First Division A
Season2017–18
Dates28 July 2017 – 20 May 2018
ChampionsClub Brugge
RelegatedMechelen
Champions LeagueClub Brugge
Standard Liège
Europa LeagueAnderlecht
Gent
Genk
Matches played240
Goals scored687 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorerHamdi Harbaoui (22 goals)[1]
Biggest home winClub Brugge 5–0 Anderlecht
(17 December 2017)
Biggest away winEupen 0–5 Zulte Waregem
(29 July 2017)
Highest scoringAntwerp 3–5 Genk
(13 August 2017)
Sint-Truiden 4–4 Eupen
(4 November 2017)
Anderlecht 5–3 Excel Mouscron
(25 February 2018)
Longest winning run5 matches[2]
Club Brugge
Charleroi
Longest unbeaten run11 matches[2]
Club Brugge
Longest winless run10 matches[2]
Excel Mouscron
Longest losing run6 matches[2]
Mechelen
Highest attendanceRegular season
27,531[3]
Club Brugge 2–2 Genk
(17 February 2018)
Play-offs
27,531[3]
Club Brugge 1–0 Genk
(2 April 2018)
Lowest attendanceRegular season
2,100[3]
Eupen 0–0 Sint-Truiden
(16 December 2017)
Play-offs
1,498[3]
Lierse 0–3 Excel Mouscron
(31 March 2018)
Average attendanceRegular season
10,867
Play-offs
8,789
All statistics correct as of 11 March 2018.

Contents

Team changesEdit

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Matricule Club Location Venue Capacity
35 Anderlecht Anderlecht Constant Vanden Stock Stadium 21,500
1 Antwerp Antwerp Bosuilstadion 12,975
22 Charleroi Charleroi Stade du Pays de Charleroi 14,000
3 Club Brugge Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,042
4276 Eupen Eupen Kehrweg Stadion 8,363
322 Genk Genk Luminus Arena 24,956
7 Gent Ghent Ghelamco Arena 20,000
19 Kortrijk Kortrijk Guldensporen Stadion 9,399
282 Lokeren Lokeren Daknamstadion 12,000
25 Mechelen Mechelen AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne 16,700
216 Excel Mouscron Mouscron Stade Le Canonnier 10,571
31 Oostende Ostend Versluys Arena 8,432
373 Sint-Truiden Sint-Truiden Stayen 14,600
16 Standard Liège Liège Stade Maurice Dufrasne 30,023
4068 Waasland-Beveren Beveren Freethiel Stadion 8,190
5381 Zulte Waregem Waregem Regenboogstadion 12,500

Personnel and kitsEdit

Club Manager Captain Kit Manufacturer Sponsors
Anderlecht   Vanhaezebrouck   Dendoncker Adidas BNP Paribas Fortis
Antwerp   Bölöni   Haroun Jako Star Casino
Charleroi   Mazzu   Martos Hungaria Proximus
Club Brugge   Leko   Vormer Macron Daikin
Eupen   Makelele   Fernández Nike Aspire Academy
Excel Mouscron   Defays   Mohamed Erima Star Casino
Genk   Clement   Buffel Nike Beobank
Gent   Vanderhaeghe   Asare Jartazi VDK Spaarbank
Kortrijk   De Boeck   Van der Bruggen Jako AGO Jobs & HR
Lokeren   Maes   Overmeire Jartazi QTeam
Mechelen   Van Wijk   De Witte Jartazi Telenet
Oostende   Čustović   Lombaerts Joma Willems Veranda's
Sint-Truiden   De Roeck   De Petter Kappa Golden Palace
Standard Liège   Ricardinho   Pocognoli New Balance BASE
Waasland-Beveren   Geeraerd   Camacho Kappa Circus
Zulte-Waregem   Dury   De fauw Patrick Record Bank

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position Replaced by Date of appointment
Waasland-Beveren   Čedomir Janevski Mutual consent End of 2016–17 season Pre-season   Philippe Clement 24 May 2017 [4]
Club Brugge   Michel Preud'homme Mutual consent End of 2016–17 season   Ivan Leko 8 June 2017 [5]
Kortrijk   Karim Belhocine Replaced End of 2016–17 season   Yannis Anastasiou 20 May 2017 [n 1] [6]
Standard Liège   José Jeunechamps (caretaker) Caretaker replaced End of 2016–17 season   Ricardo Sá Pinto 11 June 2017 [7]
Sint-Truiden   Ivan Leko Signed by Club Brugge 8 June 2017 [5]   Tintín Márquez 22 June 2017 [8]
Antwerp   Wim De Decker Demoted to assistant coach 16 June 2017 [9]   László Bölöni 16 June 2017 [9]
Sint-Truiden   Tintín Márquez Sacked 7 August 2017 [10] 8th   Jonas De Roeck 10 August 2017 [11]
Lokeren   Rúnar Kristinsson Sacked 9 August 2017 [12] 15th   Peter Maes 9 August 2017 [12]
Anderlecht   René Weiler Sacked 18 September 2017 [13] 9th   Nicolás Frutos (caretaker) 18 September 2017 [13]
Oostende   Yves Vanderhaeghe Sacked 19 September 2017 [14] 16th   Adnan Čustović 19 September 2017 [14]
Gent   Hein Vanhaezebrouck Mutual consent 27 September 2017 [15] 14th   Yves Vanderhaeghe 4 October 2017 [16]
Anderlecht   Nicolás Frutos Caretaker replaced 3 October 2017 [17] 7th   Hein Vanhaezebrouck 3 October 2017 [17]
Mechelen   Yannick Ferrera Sacked 23 October 2017 [18] 15th   Tom Caluwé (caretaker) 23 October 2017 [18]
Mechelen   Tom Caluwé (caretaker) Caretaker replaced 1 November 2017 [19] 16th   Aleksandar Janković 1 November 2017 [19]
Eupen   Jordi Condom Sacked 6 November 2017 [20] 16th   Claude Makelele 6 November 2017 [20]
Kortrijk   Yannis Anastasiou Sacked 8 November 2017 [21] 15th   Glen De Boeck 8 November 2017 [22]
Genk   Albert Stuivenberg Sacked 10 December 2017 [23] 9th   Philippe Clement 19 December 2017 [24]
Waasland-Beveren   Philippe Clement Signed for Genk 19 December 2017 [24] 7th   Sven Vermant 5 January 2018 [25]
Mechelen   Aleksandar Janković Sacked 24 January 2018 [24] 15th   Dennis van Wijk 24 January 2018 [26]
Excel Mouscron   Mircea Rednic Sacked 14 February 2018 [27] 12th   Frank Defays 14 February 2018 [28]
Waasland-Beveren   Sven Vermant Sacked 9 May 2018 [29] Regular season: 12th
Europa League POs: 6th
  Dirk Geeraerd (caretaker) 9 May 2018 [29]

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Club Brugge 30 20 7 3 68 33 +35 67 Qualification for the championship play-offs
2 Anderlecht 30 16 7 7 49 42 +7 55
3 Charleroi 30 13 12 5 46 30 +16 51
4 Gent 30 14 8 8 45 27 +18 50
5 Genk 30 11 11 8 44 36 +8 44
6 Standard Liège 30 11 11 8 43 41 +2 44
7 Kortrijk 30 12 6 12 42 39 +3 42 Qualification for the Europa League play-offs
8 Antwerp 30 10 11 9 38 40 −2 41
9 Zulte Waregem 30 11 4 15 47 52 −5 37
10 Sint-Truiden 30 9 10 11 29 41 −12 37
11 Oostende 30 10 6 14 42 41 +1 36
12 Waasland-Beveren 30 9 8 13 50 51 −1 35
13 Lokeren 30 8 7 15 33 49 −16 31
14 Excel Mouscron 30 8 6 16 40 59 −19 30
15 Eupen 30 6 9 15 40 57 −17 27
16 Mechelen (R) 30 6 9 15 31 49 −18 27 Relegation to the First Division B
Source: Belgian First Division A ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Away matches won; 7) Play-off.[30]
(R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AND ANT BRU CHA EUP EXM GNK GNT KVK LOK KVM OOS STA STR W-B ZWA
Anderlecht 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 5–3 0–1 1–0 4–0 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–2 2–0
Antwerp 0–0 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–0 3–5 1–1 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–0
Club Brugge 5–0 1–0 3–3 3–1 4–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–0 4–1 3–0 3–2
Charleroi 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–2
Eupen 2–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 4–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 3–2 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–5
Excel Mouscron 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–5 3–2 0–1 3–2 0–3 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–1
Genk 0–1 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 3–1
Gent 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 2–3 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1
Kortrijk 2–2 4–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–2 4–1 0–1
Lokeren 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 0–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–2
Mechelen 3–4 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2
Oostende 2–0 3–4 2–3 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–2[a] 0–2 2–1 2–3 0–1 2–3 2–0 0–3 4–2
Standard Liège 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 4–3 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 0–4
Sint-Truiden 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–1 4–4 1–0 2–1 3–2 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1
Waasland-Beveren 1–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 5–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–2
Zulte Waregem 2–3 1–2 1–2 0–4 3–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–5
Source: Belgian Pro League ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
  1. ^ The match between Oostende and Genk of 27 December was cancelled as a heavy storm caused parts of the roof to come down shortly before the start of the match. As safety to supporters and players could not be guaranteed, the match was postponed until 16 January.[31]

Championship play-offsEdit

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: Club Brugge 34 points, Anderlecht 28, Charleroi 26, Gent 25, Genk 22 and Standard Liège 22. The points of Club Brugge, Anderlecht and Charleroi were rounded up, therefore in case of any ties on points at the end of the playoffs, the half point will be deducted for these teams.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CLU STA AND GNT GNK CHA
1 Club Brugge (C) 10 3 3 4 17 12 +5 46 Qualification for the Champions League group stage 4–4 1–2 0–1 1–0 6–0
2 Standard Liège 10 6 3 1 20 9 +11 43 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–0
3 Anderlecht 10 4 0 6 12 15 −3 40 Qualification for the Europa League group stage 1–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 3–1
4 Gent 10 4 2 4 8 8 0 39 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round 1–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–1
5 Genk (O) 10 4 4 2 13 13 0 38 Qualification for the Europa League play-off final 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 4–1
6 Charleroi 10 2 2 6 9 22 −13 34 1–3 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Points without (possible) half points added due to rounding; 3) Position obtained during the Regular season[32]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.

Europa League play-offsEdit

Group A of the play-offs will consist of the teams finishing in positions 7, 9, 12 and 14 during the regular season and the first and third placed team in the qualifying positions in the 2017–18 Belgian First Division B. The teams finishing in positions 8, 10, 11, 13 and 15 will join the second placed qualifier from the 2017–18 Belgian First Division B in group B.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZWA KVK EXM OHL W-B LIE
1 Zulte Waregem 10 9 1 0 35 8 +27 28 Qualification for the Europa League play-off semi-final 3–0 5–1 2–2 8–0 5–0 FF[a]
2 Kortrijk 10 6 1 3 18 12 +6 19 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–1
3 Excel Mouscron 10 4 2 4 18 16 +2 14 1–2 2–1 5–0 1–1 1–0
4 OH Leuven 10 2 3 5 12 18 −6 9 1–2 0–2 3–1 0–0 1–2
5 Waasland-Beveren 10 2 2 6 12 23 −11 8 1–2 1–3 3–2 0–2 0–1
6 Lierse 10 2 1 7 7 25 −18 7 1–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–5 FF[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Away matches won; 7) Play-off.[34]
  1. ^ a b Following the bankruptcy of Lierse, the team folded and forfeited its two remaining matches of the season.[33]

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LOK STR ANT OOS EUP B-W
1 Lokeren 10 6 3 1 21 11 +10 21 Qualification for the Europa League play-off semi-final 1–0 1–2 2–2 3–0 4–2
2 Sint-Truiden 10 5 2 3 22 15 +7 17 1–1 4–0 4–1 2–3 3–2
3 Antwerp 10 4 2 4 13 16 −3 14 1–2 1–2 3–3 2–1 2–0
4 Oostende 10 3 5 2 21 18 +3 14 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2
5 Eupen 10 2 2 6 11 21 −10 8 0–2 3–1 0–1 0–4 2–2
6 Beerschot Wilrijk 10 1 4 5 14 21 −7 7 2–2 1–3 0–0 0–2 3–1
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Away matches won; 7) Play-off.[35]

Semi-finalEdit

The winners of both play-off groups competed in one match to play the fourth-placed or fifth-placed team of the championship play-offs for a spot in the final. Zulte Waregem received home advantage as they finished higher in the regular season. Despite going down twice with 10 men, Zulte Waregem won, which meant they advanced to the final to play for a spot in the second qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.

FinalEdit

The winners of the Europa League play-off semi-final and the fifth-placed team of the championship play-offs played one match to determine the Europa League play-off winners. The winners qualified for the second qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.

Genk2–0Zulte-Waregem
Samatta   17'
Trossard   28'
Report
Referee: Bart Vertenten

Number of teams by provincesEdit

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of matches played on 23 May 2018.[36]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Hamdi Harbaoui Zulte Waregem 22
2   Teddy Chevalier KV Kortrijk 21
3   Isaac Kiese Thelin Waasland-Beveren 19
4   Kaveh Rezaei Sporting Charleroi 16
5   Lukasz Teodorczyk RSC Anderlecht 15
  Abdoulay Diaby Club Brugge 15

Hat-tricks(+)Edit

Rnd Player Club Goals Date Home Score Away
11   Isaac Kiese Thelin Waasland-Beveren   7'   20'   46'   87' 22 October 2017 Zulte Waregem 2 – 5 Waasland-Beveren
12   Brecht Capon KV Oostende   23'   49'   71' 24 October 2017 KV Oostende 3 – 0 Sporting Charleroi
24   Sofiane Hanni RSC Anderlecht   14'   41'   44' 28 January 2018 Standard Liège 3 – 3 RSC Anderlecht
26   Teddy Chevalier KV Kortrijk   38'   69'   83' 10 February 2018 KV Kortrijk 4 – 0 Royal Antwerp
28   Łukasz Teodorczyk RSC Anderlecht   45+2' (p)   57'   61' 25 February 2018 RSC Anderlecht 5 – 3 Excel Mouscron
30   Yuta Toyokawa KAS Eupen   73'   80'   89' 11 March 2018 KAS Eupen 4 – 0 Excel Mouscron
33   Hamdi Harbaoui S.V. Zulte Waregem   23'   61'   78'   85' 14 April 2018 S.V. Zulte Waregem 5 – 1 Excel Mouscron
34   Hamdi Harbaoui S.V. Zulte Waregem   53' (p)   54'   76' 17 April 2018 Lierse S.K. 1 – 4 S.V. Zulte Waregem

Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2018.

Top assistsEdit

As of matches played on 30 April 2018.[37]
Rank Player Club Assists
1   Ruud Vormer Club Brugge KV 16
2   Ryota Morioka Waasland-Beveren/RSC Anderlecht 13
3   Hans Vanaken Club Brugge KV 11
4   Idir Ouali KV Kortrijk 8
  Răzvan Marin Standard Liège 8

Clean sheetsEdit

As of matches played on 30 April 2018.[38]
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1   Sinan Bolat Royal Antwerp FC 14
2   Lovre Kalinić KAA Gent 13
3   Danny Vukovic KRC Genk 10
4   Matz Sels RSC Anderlecht 9
  Nicolas Penneteau Sporting Charleroi 9

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Anastasiou was announced as manager on 24 April 2017 but only replaced Karim Belhocine after the final match of the season.

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