1953–54 Netherlands Football League Championship

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Netherl. Football Championship
Season 1953-1954
Champions FC Eindhoven (1st title)

The Netherlands Football League Championship 1953/1954 was contested by 56 teams participating in four divisions. It would be the last season on an amateur basis. The national champion would be determined by a play-off featuring the winners of each division of the Netherlands. FC Eindhoven won this year's championship by beating DOS, PSV Eindhoven and DWS.

New entrants[edit]

Eerste Klasse A:

Eerste Klasse B:

Eerste Klasse C:

Eerste Klasse D:

Divisions[edit]

Eerste Klasse A[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 DWS 26 16 5 5 54 24 37 +30 Qualified for Championship play-off. [Eerste B]
2 AFC Ajax 26 14 9 3 60 29 37 +31 [Eerste D]
3 HFC Haarlem 26 15 5 6 47 22 35 +25 [Eerste C]
4 NEC Nijmegen 26 11 11 4 49 32 33 +17 [Eerste C]
5 Stormvogels 26 12 7 7 42 30 31 +12
6 FC Wageningen 26 10 9 7 48 35 29 +13 [Eerste B]
7 Elinkwijk 26 10 6 10 37 42 26 -5 [Eerste B]
8 Enschedese Boys 26 7 11 8 37 31 25 +6 [Eerste C]
9 VV Leeuwarden 26 9 6 11 43 40 24 +3
10 Heracles 26 8 5 13 37 43 21 -6 [Eerste B]
11 Be Quick 1887 26 5 10 11 34 68 20 -34 [Eerste D]
12 Zwolsche Boys 26 6 6 14 23 57 18 -34
13 RCH 26 3 9 14 26 50 15 -24 Relegated to 2nd Division.
14 Oosterparkers 26 4 5 17 25 59 13 -34

[Eerste B] Team moving to Eerste Klasse B next season.
[Eerste C] Team moving to Eerste Klasse C next season.
[Eerste D] Team moving to Eerste Klasse D next season.

Eerste Klasse B[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 DOS 26 17 5 4 78 40 39 +38 Qualified for Championship play-off. [Eerste A]
2 VSV 26 17 2 7 52 25 36 +27 [Eerste D]
3 Go Ahead 26 11 8 7 49 45 30 +4 [Eerste A]
4 Blauw-Wit Amsterdam 26 11 6 9 58 50 28 +22 [Eerste C]
5 De Volewijckers 26 10 8 8 56 58 28 -2 [Eerste D]
6 Vitesse 26 8 11 7 41 46 27 -5 [Eerste C]
7 Rigtersbleek 26 12 2 12 58 57 26 +1
8 GVAV Rapiditas 26 8 9 9 39 37 25 +2 [Eerste C]
9 AGOVV Apeldoorn 26 10 4 12 49 50 24 -1 [Eerste D]
10 HFC EDO 26 7 9 10 35 48 23 -13
11 sc Heerenveen 26 8 6 12 57 68 22 -11
12 SC Enschede 26 7 7 12 40 41 21 -1 [Eerste D]
13 Sneek Wit Zwart 26 7 5 14 30 52 19 -22 Relegated to 2nd Division.
14 HVV 't Gooi 26 5 6 15 31 56 16 -25

[Eerste A] Team moving to Eerste Klasse A next season.
[Eerste C] Team moving to Eerste Klasse C next season.
[Eerste D] Team moving to Eerste Klasse D next season.

Eerste Klasse C[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 PSV Eindhoven 26 17 4 5 72 41 38 +31 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 Sparta Rotterdam 26 17 3 6 50 30 37 +20 [Eerste B]
3 Emmen 26 15 7 4 71 44 37 +27 [Eerste A]
4 VVV Venlo 26 13 10 3 57 39 36 +18 [Eerste D]
5 SVV 26 12 4 10 53 47 28 +6 [Eerste B]
6 BVV Den Bosch 26 10 6 10 53 41 26 +12 [Eerste D]
7 Sittardia 26 10 4 12 62 56 24 +6 [Eerste B]
8 Xerxes 26 9 6 11 38 47 24 -9 [Eerste D]
9 Bleijerheide 26 9 6 11 34 49 24 -15 Merged with SV Kerkrade to form Roda Sport.
10 NAC 26 9 4 13 45 47 22 -2 [Eerste A]
11 LONGA 26 9 3 14 38 46 21 -8 [Eerste A]
12 VV Brabantia 26 7 6 13 38 52 20 -14 [Eerste B]
13 VVH Heerlen 26 6 4 16 35 69 16 -34 Relegated to 2nd Division.
14 HBS Craeyenhout 26 4 3 19 36 74 11 -38

[Eerste A] Team moving to Eerste Klasse A next season.
[Eerste B] Team moving to Eerste Klasse B next season.
[Eerste D] Team moving to Eerste Klasse D next season.

Eerste Klasse D[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 FC Eindhoven 26 18 5 3 62 33 41 +29 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 Willem II 26 18 2 6 80 39 38 +41 [Eerste B]
3 EBOH 26 15 5 6 56 47 35 +9 [Eerste C]
4 Hermes DVS 26 15 3 8 53 38 33 +15 [Eerste C]
5 Feijenoord 26 13 4 9 46 31 30 +15 [Eerste C]
6 NOAD 26 10 8 8 34 45 28 -11 [Eerste C]
7 Juliana 26 12 3 11 50 45 27 +5 Merged with Rapid '54 to form Rapid JC.
8 ADO Den Haag 26 11 3 12 38 37 25 +1 [Eerste B]
9 SBV Excelsior 26 9 6 11 46 42 24 +4 [Eerste A]
10 RBC Roosendaal 26 9 6 11 46 51 24 -5
11 MVV Maastricht 26 11 1 14 53 46 23 +7 [Eerste A]
12 Limburgia 26 7 3 16 38 60 17 -22 [Eerste C]
13 Maurits 26 2 6 18 25 68 10 -43 Relegated to 2nd Division.
14 DHC Delft 26 2 5 19 39 84 9 -45

[Eerste A] Team moving to Eerste Klasse A next season.
[Eerste B] Team moving to Eerste Klasse B next season.
[Eerste C] Team moving to Eerste Klasse C next season.

Championship play-off[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 FC Eindhoven 6 3 2 1 13 9 8 +4
2 DOS 6 2 2 2 10 11 6 -1
3 PSV Eindhoven 6 2 1 3 12 12 5 0
4 DWS 6 1 3 2 13 16 5 -3

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