1997–98 Eredivisie

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Eredivisie
Season 1997-98
Champions Ajax (27th title)
Promoted MVV
Relegated FC Groningen
FC Volendam
Champions League Ajax
PSV
Cup Winners' Cup sc Heerenveen
UEFA Cup Vitesse
Feyenoord
Willem II
Intertoto Cup Fortuna Sittard
FC Twente
Goals scored 1002
Average goals/game 3.27
Top goalscorer Greece Nikos Machlas
Vitesse 34 goals [1]

The Dutch Eredivisie in the 1997/1998 season was contested by 18 teams. Ajax won the championship.

League standings[edit]

Pos Team GP W D L Pts GF GA GD
1 Ajax 1 34 29 2 3 89 112 22 90 Champions League
2 PSV 1 34 21 9 4 72 95 44 51 Champions League
Second qualifying round
3 Vitesse 34 21 7 6 70 85 48 37 UEFA Cup
4 Feyenoord 34 18 7 9 61 62 40 22
5 Willem II 34 17 4 13 55 66 58 8
6 sc Heerenveen 1 34 16 7 11 55 56 59 -3 Cup Winners' Cup
7 Fortuna Sittard 34 14 6 14 48 51 53 -2 Intertoto Cup
Third round
8 NEC 34 14 2 18 44 40 57 -17
9 FC Twente 34 11 10 13 43 41 42 -1 Intertoto Cup
Second round
10 FC Utrecht 34 13 4 17 43 56 64 -8
11 De Graafschap 34 11 9 14 42 45 49 -4
12 NAC 34 12 6 16 42 41 49 -8
13 Sparta 34 10 11 13 41 50 59 -9
14 Roda JC 34 10 8 16 38 44 45 -1
15 MVV 34 9 5 20 32 35 75 -40
16 RKC Waalwijk 34 8 7 19 31 48 71 -23 2
17 FC Groningen 34 7 10 17 31 42 65 -23 2
18 FC Volendam 34 5 6 23 21 33 102 -69 Relegation to Eerste Divisie

1 Ajax also won the KNVB Cup, thereby taking the double. They would participate in the Champions League, just like finalists PSV. sc Heerenveen, the winner of the third place match, would play in the Cup Winners' Cup.
2 RKC remained in the eredivisie after winning promotion/relegation play-offs. FC Groningen lost and relegated.

Promotion/relegation play-offs[edit]

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

Group 1

Pos Club P W D L Pts GF GA
1 RKC Waalwijk 6 4 2 0 14 15 5 Remain in Eredivisie
2 FC Eindhoven 6 1 3 2 6 8 11 Remain in Eerste Divisie
3 ADO Den Haag 6 0 5 1 5 5 8
4 FC Emmen 6 0 4 2 4 11 15

Group 2

Pos Club P W D L Pts GF GA
1 Cambuur Leeuwarden 6 4 2 0 14 15 8 Promotion to Eredivisie
2 FC Zwolle 6 2 2 2 8 8 9
3 FC Groningen 6 1 2 3 5 9 12 Relegation to Eerste Divisie
4 FC Den Bosch 6 1 2 3 5 7 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EredivisieStats.nl - topscorers