1978–79 Eerste Divisie

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Eerste Divisie
Season 1978-79
Champions SBV Excelsior
Promoted SBV Excelsior
Willem II
Goals scored 937
Average goals/game 2.73

The Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 1978/1979 season was contested by 19 teams. Excelsior won the championship.

New entrants[edit]

Relegated from the Eredivisie 1977-78

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 SBV Excelsior 36 22 7 7 76 32 51 +44 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 FC Groningen 36 20 10 6 60 31 50 +29 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
3 Willem II 36 17 14 5 60 32 48 +28
4 Fortuna SC 36 17 13 6 64 35 47 +29
5 FC Eindhoven 36 14 16 6 53 32 44 +21
6 FC Wageningen 36 17 10 9 59 44 44 +15
7 FC Den Bosch 36 16 10 10 58 43 42 +15
8 De Graafschap 36 15 11 10 60 47 41 +13
9 FC Amsterdam 36 13 11 12 52 40 37 +12
10 Telstar 36 12 10 14 45 45 34 0 Qualified for Promotion play-off as Period champions.
11 sc Heerenveen 36 10 13 13 34 47 33 -13
12 SC Veendam 36 13 6 17 51 67 32 -16
13 SC Heracles 36 10 11 15 46 49 31 -3
14 SVV 36 11 9 16 42 48 31 -6
15 SC Cambuur 36 9 10 17 33 54 28 -21
16 FC Vlaardingen 36 7 12 17 35 54 26 -19
17 Helmond Sport 36 9 8 19 42 71 26 -29
18 SC Amersfoort 36 8 7 21 34 78 23 -44
19 FC Dordrecht 36 5 6 25 33 88 16 -55 Changed name to DS '79 for next season.

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 Willem II 6 3 2 1 9 5 8 +4 Promoted to Eredivisie.
2 Fortuna SC 6 3 2 1 7 4 8 +3 Changed name to Fortuna Sittard for next season.
3 FC Groningen 6 2 2 2 6 6 6 0
4 Telstar 6 1 0 5 5 12 2 -7

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