Belgian Women's First Division

The Belgian Women's First Division (Dutch: Eerste Klasse, French: Division I) is the second highest women's football league of Belgium.

Belgian Women's First Division
Founded1973
CountryBelgium
ConfederationKBVB
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toSuper League
Relegation toBelgian Women's Second Division
Domestic cup(s)Belgian Women's Cup
Most championshipsStandard de Liege (15)

The league was the top level league until 2011–12. It was first played in 1973–74. From 2012 to 2013 to 2014–16 Belgium's best teams play in the joint league with the best Dutch teams in the BeNe League. The champion of the league qualified for the UEFA Women's Champions League.

In 2015/16 the top level Super League was established above the First Division.[1]

FormatEdit

For the season 2014–15, 14 teams participate, playing a double round-robin schedule to decide the champion. The bottom team is relegated to the Belgian Women's Second Division, the 3rd level. The 13th-placed team played a relegation match against the 2nd-placed team of the second division.

2019-2020 TeamsEdit

Team Home city Home ground
Standard Femina de Liège B Luik Stade Standard de Liège
Club Brugge Bruges
DV Famkes Merkem Merkem De Kouter
K. Massenhoven VC Massenhoven Terrein Massenhoven VC
Zulte Waregem Zulte Gemeentelijk Sportstadion
KAA Gent Ladies II Melle Terrein FC Tenstar Melle
Kontich FC Kontich
Fémina White Star Woluwe Woluwe-Saint-Lambert Complexe Fallon-Annexe 1
Union Saint-Ghislain Tertre-Hautrage Saint-Ghislain Stade Saint-Lô
Tongeren DV Tongeren SportOase Eburons Dome
VC Moldavo Mol Georges Claesstadion
Eendracht Aalst Aalst Complex Jeugdcentrum Zandberg
Ladies Genk II Genk Terrain Turske Rangers
KVK Svelta Melsele Beveren-Waas Campus Svelta Melsele-terrain synthetique

Belgian ChampionsEdit

The winners of the first division were Belgian champions until 2012 when the league was superseded by the BeNe League.[2][3] The first two seasons featured local competitions, at the end of the season the winners played for the championship.

Year Winner Runner-up Third Notes
1971–72 Astro Begijnendijk
1972–73 Astro Begijnendijk
1973–74 St-Nicolas FC Liège
1974–75 Astro Begijnendijk
1975–76 Standard Fémina de Liège
1976–77 Standard Fémina de Liège
1977–78 Standard Fémina de Liège
1978–79 Herk Sport
1979–80 Sefa Dames Herentals
1980–81 Cercle Brugge
1981–82 Standard Fémina de Liège
1982–83 RWD Herentals
1983–84 Standard Fémina de Liège
1984–85 Standard Fémina de Liège
1985–86 Standard Fémina de Liège
1986–87 Brüssel D. 71
1987–88 RWD Herentals
1988–89 Herk Sport
1989–90 Standard Fémina de Liège
1990–91 Standard Fémina de Liège
1991–92 Standard Fémina de Liège
1992–93 Herk Sport
1993–94 Standard Fémina de Liège
1994–95 RSC Anderlecht
1995–96 Eendracht Aalst
1996–97 RSC Anderlecht
1997–98 RSC Anderlecht
1998–99 Eendracht Aalst
1999–00 Eendracht Aalst RSC Anderlecht KFC Rapide Wezemaal
2000–01 Eendracht Aalst
2001–02 Eendracht Aalst KFC Rapide Wezemaal Standard Fémina de Liège
2002–03 SK Lebeke-Aalst KFC Rapide Wezemaal Standard Fémina de Liège
2003–04 KFC Rapide Wezemaal RSC Anderlecht Eva's Kumtich
2004–05 KFC Rapide Wezemaal Eva's Kumtich RSC Anderlecht
2005–06 KFC Rapide Wezemaal RSC Anderlecht DVC Zuid-West Vlaanderen
2006–07 KFC Rapide Wezemaal RSC Anderlecht K. Vlimmeren Sport
2007–08 KVK Tienen RSC Anderlecht FCL Rapide Wezemaal
2008–09 Standard Fémina de Liège KVK Tienen K. Sint-Truidense VV
2009–10 K. Sint-Truidense VV Standard Fémina de Liège Sinaai Girls
2010–11 Standard Fémina de Liège RSC Anderlecht Lierse SK [4]
2011–12 Standard Fémina de Liège RSC Anderlecht Lierse SK

League winners since 2013Edit

Winners of the First Division as a second level league.

  • 2012/13: DVC Eva's Tienen
  • 2013/14: DVC Eva's Tienen
  • 2014/15: DVC Eva's Tienen
  • 2015/16: Standard Liège II
  • 2016/17: AA Gent II

Record championsEdit

Listed are the number of championships from 1972 to 2012.

Titles Team
15 Standard de Liège (incl. St-Nicolas FC Liège)
5 Eendracht Aalst
Sint-Truidense VV (incl. KFC Rapide Wezemaal)
4 RSC Anderlecht (incl. Brüssel D. 71)
3 Astro Begijnendijk
Herk Sport
RWD Herentals (incl. Sefa Dames Herentals)
1 Cercle Brügge
SK Lebeke-Aalst
KVK Tienen

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.belgianfootball.be/nl/nieuws/super-league-vrouwenvoetbal-vanaf-volgend-seizoen
  2. ^ "Landskampioenen (Dames)". footbel.be. 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Belgium – List of Women Champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 2 June 2010. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Standard Fémina de Liège is kampioen bij de vrouwen" (in Dutch). KBVB. 2 May 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2012.

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