1977–78 Eerste Divisie

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Eerste Divisie
Season 1977-78
Champions PEC Zwolle
Promoted PEC Zwolle
MVV
Goals scored 955
Average goals/game 2.79

The Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 1977/1978 season was contested by 19 teams. PEC Zwolle won the championship.

New entrants[edit]

Relegated from the Eredivisie 1976-77

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 PEC Zwolle 36 23 8 5 83 31 54 +52 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 MVV Maastricht 36 21 10 5 72 33 52 +39 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
3 FC Wageningen 36 15 16 5 47 23 46 +24
4 SBV Excelsior 36 16 13 7 69 38 45 +31
5 Fortuna SC 36 17 11 8 66 41 45 +25
6 FC Groningen 36 19 7 10 62 39 45 +23 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
7 Willem II 36 15 10 11 55 39 4 +16
8 FC Den Bosch 36 13 14 9 51 46 40 +5
9 FC Eindhoven 36 13 11 12 49 48 37 +1
10 SC Heracles 36 12 12 12 36 37 36 -1
11 sc Heerenveen 36 12 12 12 40 43 36 -3
12 SC Cambuur 36 13 10 13 46 53 36 -7
13 FC Vlaardingen 36 8 14 14 29 40 30 -11
14 De Graafschap 36 11 7 18 48 61 29 -13
15 SVV 36 7 12 17 45 75 26 -30
16 Helmond Sport 36 6 11 19 46 80 23 -34
17 SC Veendam 36 5 12 19 46 81 22 -35
18 FC Dordrecht 36 6 9 21 42 81 21 -39
19 SC Amersfoort 36 6 9 21 23 66 21 -43

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 MVV Maastricht 6 3 1 2 10 5 7 +5 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 FC Groningen 6 2 3 1 7 4 7 +3
3 FC Wageningen 6 3 1 2 10 8 7 +2
4 SBV Excelsior 6 1 1 4 3 13 3 -10

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