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The Dutch Tweede Divisie in the 1956–57 season was contested by 30 teams, divided in two groups. It was the first season of the new lowest tier of Dutch professional football, organised by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB). Teams could not relegate to amateur football. RBC and Leeuwarden won the championship and were promoted to the Eerste Divisie.

Tweede Divisie
Season1956–57
ChampionsLeeuwarden
RBC
PromotedLeeuwarden
RBC
Goals scored1,700
Average goals/game4.05
1957-58

The composition of the league was based on the results of the previous season. The teams that had finished lowest in the Dutch amateur Eerste Klasse would play in this new league. Teams that finished higher, would start in the Eerste Divisie.

The league had been divided in two, with a Tweede Divisie A and a Tweede Divisie B, each comprising 15 teams. Teams from the Tweede Divisie A were roughly from the north and east of the Netherlands, teams from the Tweede Divisie B roughly from the west and south.

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Tweede Divisie AEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 VV Leeuwarden 28 19 5 4 95 40 +55 43 Promoted to Eerste Divisie
2 VV Rheden 28 16 7 5 64 46 +18 39
3 sc Heracles 28 15 7 6 58 29 +29 37
4 Veendam 28 13 9 6 64 53 +11 35
5 Be Quick 1887 28 12 6 10 68 43 +25 30
6 HVV Tubantia 28 10 9 9 47 42 +5 29
7 VV Oldenzaal 28 8 11 9 51 57 -6 27
8 sc Heerenveen 28 9 9 10 56 64 -8 27
9 Velocitas 1897 28 10 4 14 53 78 -25 24
10 PEC 28 10 3 15 61 83 -22 23
11 Zwolsche Boys 28 9 4 15 52 59 -7 22
12 Oosterparkers 28 10 2 16 49 73 -24 22
13 Go Ahead 28 8 5 15 50 59 -9 21
14 Zwartemeer 28 6 9 13 47 75 -28 21
15 Enschedese Boys 28 7 6 15 42 56 -14 20

Tweede Divisie BEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 RBC 28 18 7 3 66 26 +40 43 Promoted to Eerste Divisie
2 ZFC 28 19 3 6 82 36 +46 41
3 LONGA 28 16 5 7 56 33 +23 37
4 VV Baronie 28 14 5 9 59 63 -4 33
5 FC Hilversum 28 12 8 8 63 49 +14 32
6 HVV 't Gooi 28 10 11 7 63 42 +21 31
7 SV Zeist 28 10 7 11 51 57 -6 27
8 DHC Delft 28 10 7 11 48 58 -10 27
9 UVS 28 9 7 12 65 56 +9 25
10 NEC 28 10 4 14 50 58 -8 24 Moving to other group. 1
11 RKVV Wilhelmina 28 7 10 11 35 48 -13 24
12 SV DOSKO 28 8 8 12 47 69 -22 24
13 ONA 28 8 7 13 55 77 -22 23
14 De Valk 28 6 3 19 52 81 -29 15
15 TOP Oss 28 3 8 17 41 90 -49 14 Voluntarily returned to amateur football.

1 Actually, NEC was the only team not moving, as the groups would change (B would become A, A would become B) next season.

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