1945–46 in Belgian football

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The 1945–1946 season was the 43rd season of competitive football in Belgium. RFC Malinois won their second Premier Division title.[1] The Belgium national football team played their first match at Wembley against England.[2] This was the first season when the Premier Division top scorer ranking was published, with Albert De Cleyn of champion RFC Malinois finishing as top scorer with 40 goals. During the same season, De Cleyn scored 7 goals with Belgium, 5 of which in a game against Luxembourg.

Overview[edit]

At the end of the season, R Tilleur FC and RCS Brugeois were relegated to Division I, while RFC Brugeois (Division I A winner) and K Lyra (Division I B winner) were promoted to Premier Division.

UC Centre, Stade Nivellois, Waterschei SV Thor, Belgica FC Edegem and CS Andennais were relegated from Division I to Promotion, to be replaced by SC Menen, Mol Sport, Cappellen FC and Stade Waremmien.

National team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp Belgium scorers
December 15, 1945 Stade Oscar Bossaert, Brussels (H) France 2-1 Friendly François Sermon (2)
January 19, 1946 Wembley Stadium, London (A) England 0-2 Victory International
January 23, 1946 Hampden Park, Glasgow (A) Scotland 2-2 Victory International Victor Lemberechts, Frédéric Chaves d'Aguilar
February 23, 1946 Stade Communal, Charleroi (H) Luxembourg 7-0 Friendly Albert De Cleyn (5), Henri Coppens, Victor Lemberechts
May 12, 1946 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam (A) The Netherlands 3-6 Friendly Albert De Cleyn (2), Henri Coppens
May 30, 1946 Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp (H) The Netherlands 2-2 Friendly Victor Lemberechts, Michel Van Varenberg

* Belgium score given first

Key

  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • N = On neutral ground
  • F = Friendly
  • o.g. = own goal

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
Premier Division RFC Malinois
Division I RFC Brugeois and K Lyra
Promotion SC Menen, Mol Sport, Cappellen FC and Stade Waremmien

Final league tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

Top scorer: Albert De Cleyn (RFC Malinois) with 40 goals.

References[edit]