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Eerste Divisie 2008–09 began in August 2008 and concluded in May 2009, with the promotion playoffs. Sixteen clubs were remained in the Eerste Divisie, whilst Excelsior and VVV-Venlo were relegated from the 2007–08 Eredivisie. VVV-Venlo won the league title and will be promoted to the Eredivisie, the highest tier of football in the Netherlands, while eight other teams will compete in a playoff with two Eredivisie sides for two Eredivisie tickets.

Eerste Divisie
Season2008–09
PromotedVVV-Venlo
2007-08
2009-10

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 VVV-Venlo (C, P) 38 25 5 8 86 38 +48 80 Promotion to Eredivisie
2 RKC Waalwijk (P) 38 18 17 3 68 31 +37 71 Qualification for Promotion playoffs
3 Cambuur 38 20 9 9 68 49 +19 69
4 Zwolle 38 18 9 11 58 49 +9 63
5 Excelsior 38 16 13 9 53 43 +10 61
6 MVV 38 16 12 10 60 42 +18 60
7 Go Ahead Eagles 38 14 14 10 41 41 0 56
8 Dordrecht 38 15 10 13 51 39 +12 55 Qualification for Promotion playoffs
9 Den Bosch 38 15 8 15 59 51 +8 53
10 Helmond Sport 38 14 11 13 50 48 +2 53
11 AGOVV 38 15 7 16 60 67 −7 52
12 Haarlem 38 15 5 18 43 56 −13 50
13 Emmen 38 13 8 17 48 68 −20 47
14 Oss 38 11 9 18 50 63 −13 42 Qualification for Promotion playoffs
15 Fortuna Sittard 38 11 9 18 42 59 −17 42
16 RBC Roosendaal 38 11 7 20 43 55 −12 40
17 Telstar 38 9 12 17 42 56 −14 39 Qualification for Promotion playoffs
18 Eindhoven 38 9 14 15 59 80 −21 38[a]
19 Veendam 38 10 9 19 46 67 −21 36[a]
20 Omniworld 38 8 6 24 40 65 −25 30
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b 3 points deducted

Period winnersEdit

The competition is divided into six periods (Dutch: periode) of six matches each. The winner of each period (Dutch: periodekampioen) qualifies for the playoffs at the end of the season. If the winner of a period has already won a prior period in the season, the second placed team in the period is awarded the playoff slot. If the second placed team has also won a prior period, no winner is called, and the playoff slot is decided by league standing at the end of the season.

Best Top Ranking TeamsEdit

Excelsior, Telstar, FC Zwolle, TOP Oss and Dordrecht were awarded play-off spot as their performance in the six periods, along with RKC Waalwijk and Cambuur, the two best placed team in Eerste Divisie who did not get a play-off spot via period route. As VVV-Venlo, one of the period winners, promoted as Eerste Divisie champions, MVV replaced them as the best placed team who did not qualify for play-off.

Period winners (Periodekampioenen)
Period Winning team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Excelsior 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8 15
2 VVV-Venlo 6 6 0 0 17 3 +14 18
3 Telstar 6 4 1 1 13 7 +6 13
4 FC Zwolle 6 5 0 1 13 11 +2 15
5 TOP Oss 6 4 1 1 13 7 +6 13
6 Dordrecht 6 6 0 0 15 3 +12 18

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AGO CAM DBO DOR EIN EMM EXC FOR GAE HAA HEL MVV OMN RBC RKC TEL OSS VEE VVV ZWO
AGOVV 0–2 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–5 2–0 1–0 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 2–1
Cambuur 2–2 0–3 2–0 3–1 6–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–3 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–2
Den Bosch 2–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 5–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 0–5 3–4
Dordrecht 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–3 0–2 4–0
Eindhoven 3–3 3–3 1–7 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–4 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–0
Emmen 2–3 3–2 0–1 2–1 1–4 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 4–4 3–2 2–4 1–0
Excelsior 4–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 5–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–5 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–2 0–2
Fortuna Sittard 2–4 1–4 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–1 3–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–3
Go Ahead Eagles 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1
Haarlem 1–0 0–1 1–4 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 0–3 2–1 2–0 0–2 4–2 2–1 1–0 0–4 3–1
Helmond Sport 1–2 4–1 3–0 1–0 4–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–3 3–2 0–0
MVV 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 4–1
Omniworld 0–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 3–5 3–3
RBC Roosendaal 3–0 1–2 0–1 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–4 1–3
RKC Waalwijk 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 5–0 4–1 1–1 1–0
Telstar 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 2–3 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–2
Oss 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–3 0–3 3–0 2–3 4–2 3–1
Veendam 2–1 0–3 2–4 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–0
VVV-Venlo 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 6–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 5–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1
Zwolle 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–2 1–2
Source: www.nos.nl
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Please note that the following teams: Roda JC & De Graafschap joined the Eerste Divisie-teams for the playoffs, after finishing 16th and 17th in the Eredivisie.

Round 1Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Telstar 0–1 MVV 0–0 0–1
TOP Oss 0–3 Dordrecht 0–2 0–1

Round 2 (best of 3)Edit

Team #1 Pts Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg     3rd leg  
MVV 4–5 De Graafschap 2–3 2–2 not played
Excelsior 2–3 RKC Waalwijk 1–2 1–1 not played
FC Zwolle 3–6 Cambuur 2–1 1–3 0-2
Dordrecht 1–2 Roda JC 1–1 0–1 not played

Round 3 (best of 3)Edit

Team #1 Pts Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg     3rd leg  
RKC Waalwijk 4–2 De Graafschap 2–0 1–2 1–0
Cambuur 3–3 (p. 1–3) Roda JC 0–0 1–1 2–2 (aet)

The 2 winners of Round 3 will play in Eredivisie 2009–10.

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