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The Dutch Tweede Divisie in the 1963–64 season was contested by 32 teams, divided in two groups. NEC won the championship after beating Alkmaar '54 in a play-off.

Tweede Divisie
Season1963–64
ChampionsNEC
PromotedNEC
Alkmaar '54
Goals scored1,643
Average goals/game3.42

Two teams would be promoted: the winners of the championship play-off and the winners of the following promotion competition. None of the teams relegated to amateur football.

New entrants and group changesEdit

Final TablesEdit

Group AEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Alkmaar '54 30 21 4 5 74 35 +39 46 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 Zwartemeer 30 18 5 7 62 31 +31 41 Qualified for Promotion play-off.
3 RCH 30 16 6 8 55 39 +16 38 Qualified for Best 3rd-place play-off.
4 sc Heerenveen 30 15 7 8 53 39 +14 37
5 HVC 30 15 6 9 59 40 +19 36 [Tweede B]
6 HVV Tubantia 30 13 5 12 57 47 +10 31
7 Zwolsche Boys 30 10 9 11 38 49 -11 29
8 HFC Haarlem 30 10 8 12 54 41 +13 28
9 Leeuwarden 30 9 9 12 50 52 -2 27
10 KFC 30 10 7 13 45 49 -4 27 Voluntarily returned to amateur football.
11 HVV 't Gooi 30 9 8 13 40 59 -19 26 [Tweede B]
12 Be Quick 1887 30 10 5 15 45 66 -21 25 Voluntarily returned to amateur football.
13 FC Hilversum 30 6 13 11 30 44 -14 25
14 PEC 30 8 8 14 54 60 -6 24
15 ZFC 30 8 6 16 37 61 -24 22
16 HFC EDO 30 6 6 18 33 64 -31 18 Qualified for Relegation play-off.

[Tweede B] Team moving to Tweede Divisie B next season.

Group BEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 NEC 30 17 10 3 82 34 +48 44 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 Hermes DVS 30 18 6 6 48 24 +24 42 Qualified for Promotion play-off.
3 Roda JC 30 16 8 6 81 40 +41 40 Play-off required as level on points.
4 Xerxes 30 18 4 8 58 33 +25 40
5 De Graafschap 30 14 6 10 52 44 +8 34 [Tweede A]
6 Limburgia 30 13 7 10 49 48 +1 33
7 Helmondia '55 30 12 7 11 56 49 +7 31
8 AGOVV Apeldoorn 30 11 6 13 59 62 -3 28
9 Vitesse Arnhem 30 10 8 12 44 51 -7 28 [Tweede A]
10 VV Baronie 30 10 6 14 46 55 -9 26
11 TSV NOAD 30 8 10 12 45 54 -9 26
12 SVV 30 8 9 13 54 62 -8 25
13 RKVV Wilhelmina 30 10 5 15 53 69 -16 25
14 DFC 30 6 12 12 46 54 -8 24
15 FC Wageningen 30 7 8 15 49 73 -24 22 [Tweede A]
16 LONGA 30 4 4 22 35 95 -60 12 Qualified for Relegation play-off.

[Tweede A] Team moving to Tweede Divisie A next season.

Play-offsEdit

Several play-offs were held to determine the league champions, who would be promoted to the Eerste Divisie, and who would leave the Professional leagues altogether.

Championship play-offEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
NEC 3 - 1 Alkmaar '54

NEC were promoted to the Eerste Divisie, while Alkmaar '54 entered the Promotion Tournament.

Group B 3rd-place play-offEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Roda JC 1 - 1 Xerxes
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Roda JC 2 - 2 Xerxes

Roda JC qualified for the Best 3rd Place play-off owing to a superior Goal Average in the "regular season".

Best 3rd-place play-offEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Roda JC 4 - 2 RCH

Roda JC entered the promotion tournament.

Promotion tournamentEdit

To determine the second team to be promoted. Entering teams:

  • the two 2nd-placed from the "regular season",
  • the loser of the Championship play-off,
  • and the winner of the Best 3rd-place play-off.
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Alkmaar '54 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 4 Promoted to Eerste Divisie [1]
2 Zwartemeer 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 4
3 Roda JC 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 3
4 Hermes DVS 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1

[1] Alkmaar '54 were promoted owing to a better overall record in the "regular season".

Relegation play-offEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
HFC EDO 3 - 2 LONGA

However, as KFC & Be Quick 1887 both relegated themselves, LONGA retained their spot.

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