1972–73 Eerste Divisie

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Eerste Divisie
Season 1972-73
Champions Roda JC
Promoted None: Tweede Divisie disbanded; promotion to Eredivisie shown here starting next season
From Eredivisie Vitesse
FC Volendam
To Eredivisie Roda JC
De Graafschap
Goals scored 913
Average goals/game 2.40

The Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 1972/1973 season was contested by 20 teams, one less than in the previous year. This was due to the merger of Blauw-Wit Amsterdam with eredivisie-club Door Wilskracht Sterk (DWS) to form FC Amsterdam. Roda JC won the championship.

It was the first season in which a promotion competition was held. In this promotion competition, four period winners (the best teams during each of the four quarters of the regular competition) played for promotion to the eredivisie.

New entrants[edit]

Relegated from the Eredivisie 1971-72

DFC changed their name to FC Dordrecht for this season.

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 Roda JC 38 19 14 5 54 32 52 +22 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 PEC Zwolle 38 20 8 10 72 48 48 +24 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
3 Vitesse 38 19 10 9 58 38 48 +20
4 De Graafschap 38 15 17 6 52 34 47 +18 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
5 Helmond Sport 38 15 17 6 53 38 47 +15
6 FC Volendam 38 19 7 12 65 35 45 +30 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
7 SC Cambuur 38 12 20 6 53 40 44 +13
8 FC Wageningen 38 17 10 11 57 52 44 +5 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
9 Fortuna SC 38 14 14 10 40 36 42 +4
10 sc Heerenveen 38 14 13 11 44 43 41 +1
11 FC Eindhoven 38 14 9 15 48 45 37 +3
12 Veendam 38 9 16 13 40 50 34 -10
13 SVV 38 8 17 13 26 41 33 -15
14 Willem II 38 9 14 15 39 55 32 -16
15 Heracles 38 9 12 17 45 58 30 -13
16 HVC 38 5 18 15 40 52 28 -12 Changed name next season to SC Amersfoort.
17 Fortuna Vlaardingen 38 9 10 19 30 48 28 -18
18 VVV-Venlo 38 6 16 16 25 45 28 -20
19 De Volewijckers 38 6 16 16 43 65 28- 22
20 FC Dordrecht 38 3 18 17 29 58 24 -29

Promotion competition[edit]

In the promotion competition, four period winners (the best teams during each of the four quarters of the regular competition) played for promotion to the Eredivisie.

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 De Graafschap 6 4 1 1 10 6 9 +4 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 FC Volendam 6 4 0 2 15 6 8 +7
3 FC Wageningen 6 1 2 3 8 14 4 -6
4 PEC Zwolle 6 0 3 3 8 15 3 -7

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