1996–97 Eredivisie

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Eredivisie
Season 1996-97
Champions PSV (14th title)
Promoted AZ
Relegated AZ
Champions League PSV
Feyenoord
Cup Winners' Cup Roda JC
UEFA Cup FC Twente
Ajax
Vitesse
Intertoto Cup sc Heerenveen
FC Groningen
Goals scored 864
Average goals/game 2.82
Top goalscorer Belgium Luc Nilis
PSV 21 goals [1]

The Dutch Eredivisie in the 1996/1997 season was contested by 18 teams. PSV won the championship.

League standings[edit]

Pos Team GP W D L Pts GF GA GD
1 PSV 34 24 5 5 77 90 26 64 Champions League
2 Feyenoord 34 22 7 5 73 67 34 33 Champions League
Second qualifying round
3 FC Twente 34 20 5 9 65 60 33 27 UEFA Cup
4 Ajax 34 17 10 7 61 55 31 24
5 Vitesse 34 15 10 9 55 53 41 12
6 Roda JC 1 34 16 7 11 55 56 47 9 Cup Winners' Cup
7 sc Heerenveen 34 13 11 10 50 58 47 11 Intertoto Cup
8 De Graafschap 34 13 6 15 45 52 55 -3
9 NAC 34 10 10 14 40 41 54 -13
10 FC Groningen 34 9 12 13 39 43 56 -13 Intertoto Cup
11 Fortuna Sittard 34 9 12 13 39 36 52 -16
12 FC Utrecht 34 8 14 12 38 42 52 -10
13 Sparta 34 11 5 18 38 40 56 -16
14 FC Volendam 34 9 11 14 38 36 55 -19
15 Willem II 34 9 8 17 35 34 51 -17
16 RKC Waalwijk 34 9 7 18 34 39 61 -22 2
17 NEC 34 7 11 16 32 35 61 -26
18 AZ 34 6 7 21 25 27 52 -25 Relegation to Eerste Divisie

1 Winners KNVB Cup.
2 RKC and NEC both remained in the eredivisie after winning promotion/relegation play-offs.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

In the promotion/relegation competition, eight entrants (six from this league and two from the Eredivisie) entered in two groups. The group winners were promoted to the Eredivisie.

Group A
Team Pts G W D L GF GA GD
1 RKC Waalwijk 15 6 5 0 1 19 6 +13
2 FC Zwolle 10 6 3 1 2 6 9 –3
3 Emmen 7 6 2 1 3 8 10 –2
4 ADO Den Haag 2 6 0 2 4 3 11 –8
Group B
Team Pts G W D L GF GA GD
1 NEC 15 6 5 0 1 19 5 +14
2 Go Ahead Eagles 15 6 5 0 1 17 5 +12
3 Cambuur Leeuwarden 6 6 2 0 4 8 15 –7
4 VVV-Venlo 0 6 0 0 6 6 22 –16
Teams remain in Eredivisie
Teams remain in Eerste Divisie

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EredivisieStats.nl - topscorers