2010–11 in Belgian football

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The 2010–11 football season in Belgium, which is the 108th season of competitive football in the country and runs from August 2010 until July 2011.

National team[edit]

UEFA Euro 2012 qualification[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Team promoted to 2010–11 Belgian First Division

  • Belgian Second Division Champions: Lierse

Teams relegated from 2009–10 Belgian First Division

  • 15th Place: Roeselare (lost playoff)
  • 16th Place: Mouscron (Mouscron was declared bankrupt during the season and relegated to third division.)

Teams promoted to 2010-11 Belgian Second Division

  • Belgian Third Division A Champions: Heist
  • Belgian Third Division B Champions: Visé
  • Playoff winners: Rupel Boom

Teams relegated from 2009-10 Belgian Second Division

Teams promoted to 2010-11 Belgian Third Division

Teams relegated from 2009-10 Belgian Third Division

League competitions[edit]

Belgian First Division[edit]

Belgian Second Division[edit]

Belgian Second Division Final Round[edit]

Belgian Third Division[edit]

Belgian Third Division A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Aalst (C) (P) 34 23 5 6 71 29 +42 74 Belgian Second Division
2 Hoogstraten 34 18 8 8 73 39 +34 62 Belgian Third Division Final Round
3 Deinze 34 17 8 9 63 54 +9 59
4 Coxyde 34 17 7 10 70 54 +16 58
5 Dessel 34 16 9 9 56 38 +18 57
6 Oudenaarde 34 16 7 11 57 49 +8 55
7 Sint-Niklaas 34 14 12 8 47 36 +11 54 Belgian Third Division Final Round
8 Geel-Meerhout 34 16 5 13 51 44 +7 53
9 Ronse 34 12 9 13 42 39 +3 45
10 Hamme 34 11 10 13 40 49 −9 43
11 Temse 34 12 6 16 45 61 −16 42
12 Torhout 34 10 12 12 43 57 −14 42
13 Racing Waregem 34 11 5 18 31 50 −19 38
14 Brakel 34 10 8 16 53 64 −11 38
15 Bornem 34 9 10 15 44 48 −4 37
16 Cappellen 34 8 11 15 45 51 −6 35 Belgian Fourth Division play-off
17 Izegem (R) 34 8 10 16 44 58 −14 34 Belgian Fourth Division
18 Wielsbeke (R) 34 4 6 24 31 86 −55 18

Source: sport.be
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Belgian Third Division B[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Woluwe (C) (P) 34 23 6 5 69 20 +49 75 Belgian Second Division
2 Virton 34 20 7 7 64 32 +32 67 Belgian Third Division Final Round
3 Bertrix 34 18 8 8 58 44 +14 62
4 Zaventem 34 17 11 6 53 42 +11 62 Belgian Third Division Final Round
5 Union 34 17 10 7 60 33 +27 61
6 Bocholt 34 18 6 10 52 27 +25 60
7 URS Centre 34 17 7 10 57 42 +15 58
8 Olympic Charleroi 34 15 10 9 57 37 +20 55
9 Hasselt 34 13 11 10 55 33 +22 50
10 Diegem 34 13 10 11 48 47 +1 49
11 Heppignies 34 9 10 15 34 51 −17 37
12 Huy 34 8 13 13 37 50 −13 37
13 Verviers 34 9 6 19 32 55 −23 33
14 Bleid 34 8 8 18 30 66 −36 32
15 Grimbergen 34 7 8 19 36 54 −18 29
16 Ternat 34 7 7 20 46 79 −33 28 Belgian Fourth Division play-off
17 RFC Liège (R) 34 4 5 25 33 79 −46 17 Belgian Fourth Division
18 UR Namur (R) 34 4 3 27 30 60 −30 15

Source: sport.be
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Third division play-off[edit]

From the third division A, Deinze qualified as winner of the periods 2 (matches 11 to 22) and 3 (matches 23 to 34), Hoogstraten and Coxyde qualified as 2nd and 4th placed teams in the final table. The first period (matches 1 to 10) was won by the champion Aalst. However, as only the champion Aalst, as well as Hoogstraten, Sint-Niklaas and Geel-Meerhout had got their remunerated football license, required to be able to enter the play-offs, Coxyde and Deinze did not enter the play-offs.[1]

From the third division B, Virton qualified as the winner of period 1, Bertrix qualified as the 3rd-placed team in the final table and Zaventem as the 4th-placed team. The champion Woluwe had won periods 2 and 3. However, Bertrix did not apply for the remunerated football license and was replaced for the play-offs by Union, the 5th-placed team in the final table.[2]

From the second division, Turnhout qualified for the second round of the play-off as the 16th-placed team.

  First round     Semifinals     Final
                                       
  A2  Hoogstraten 2 2 4    
  A7  Sint-Niklaas (aet) 2 3 5    
      2  Turnhout 1 3 4  
    A7  Sint-Niklaas (aet) 2 3 5    
     
      A7  Sint-Niklaas 1 1 2
  B5  Saint-Gilloise 2 1 3         B4  Woluwe-Zaventem 1 0 1
  B4  Woluwe-Zaventem 1 4 5          
      B4  Woluwe-Zaventem 1 3 4    
        B2  Virton 0 1 1  
  B2  Virton 1 3 4    
  A8  Geel-Meerhout 2 0 2  

Belgian Promotion[edit]

In the Promotion A, Athois were crowned champions, while Ieper, Péruwelz-Mouscron and Sparta Petegem respectively won the first period (matches 1 to 10), second period (matches 11 to 20) and third period (matches 21 to 30). In the Promotion B, RC Mechelen won the regular season as well as the second period. Lyra and Londerzeel won respectively the first and third periods. Wijgmaal also entered the Promotion play-off as 3rd-placed team in the final table. In the Promotion C, Maasmechelen won the title, as well as the first and third periods and Tielen won the second period. Veldwezelt and Oosterwijk also qualified for the play-off as respectively the 2nd and 3rd-placed teams in the regular season. In the Promotion D, La Calamine won the championship as well as periods 1 and 3 and Walhain won the period 2. Sprimont-Comblain and Faymonville joined Walhain as qualifier for the play-off from group D as respectively 3rd and 4th-placed teams. The two 16th-placed teams from the third division Cappellen and Ternat also qualified for the Promotion play-off, entering the competition in the second round.


  First round Quarter-finals Semifinals Third-place game
                                     
        
  3B  Ternat 1  
     Péruwelz-Mouscron (aet) 2  
 Péruwelz-Mouscron 4
 Sprimont-Comblain 0  
   Péruwelz-Mouscron 2  
   Petegem 0  
 Petegem (aet) 1  
 Lyra 0  
   Petegem 2
     Oosterwijk 1  
 Oosterwijk 3
 Tielen 1  
   Petegem 1
  3A  Cappellen 4
        
        
  3A  Cappellen 1
     Walhain 0  
 Walhain 3
 Veldwezelt 2  
  3A  Cappellen 0
   Wijgmaal 1  
 Wijgmaal 2  
 Faymonville 0  
   Wijgmaal 3
     Ieper 1  
 Ieper 5
 Londerzeel 1  


European Club results[edit]

Note that the Belgian team's score is always given first.

  • Anderlecht and Gent started the season in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League, respectively in the champions and non-champions path. Both were eliminitated and dropped into the Europa League. Anderlecht suffered a major mental blow after losing out on penalties to Partizan Belgrade, whereas Gent was no match for Dynamo Kyiv. In the Europa League, Gent performed above expectations as they first knocked out Feyenoord and then came close to progress through the group stage, only losing to French league leaders Lille on the final day, earlier defeating Levski Sofia from Bulgaria and Portuguese giants Sporting at home. After some mediocre results in the group stage, Anderlecht only scraped through on the last day as they beat Hajduk Split and Zenit St. Petersburg also won their match against AEK Athens. In the knockout round, Anderlecht was blown away 0-3 and 0-2 by Ajax, although their victory of the season before had given them high hopes before the match.
  • Cercle Brugge, Genk and Club Brugge started respectively in the second qualifying round, third qualifying round and playoff round of the Europa League. Cercle Brugge beat Finnish team TPS Turku before narrowly losing out to Anorthosis Famagusta of Cyprus. Genk also beat a team from Turku, namely Inter Turku, after losing out to Porto. Club Brugge did reach the group stage by beating Dinamo Minsk, but then scored only three points in six matches after a very disappointing string of results against Villarreal, PAOK and Dinamo Zagreb.
Date Team Competition Round Leg Opponent Location Score
15 July 2010 Cercle Brugge Europa League Qual. Round 2 Leg 1, Home Finland TPS Turku Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent 0-1
22 July 2010 Cercle Brugge Europa League Qual. Round 2 Leg 2, Away Finland TPS Turku Veritas Stadion, Turku 2-1
27 July 2010 Anderlecht Champions League Qual. Round 3 Leg 1, Away Wales The New Saints Racecourse Ground, Wrexham 3-1
27 July 2010 Gent Champions League Qual. Round 3 Leg 1, Away Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, Kiev 0-3
29 July 2010 Cercle Brugge Europa League Qual. Round 3 Leg 1, Home Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges 1-0
29 July 2010 Genk Europa League Qual. Round 3 Leg 1, Away Finland Inter Turku Veritas Stadion, Turku 5-1
3 August 2010 Anderlecht Champions League Qual. Round 3 Leg 2, Home Wales The New Saints Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels 3-0
4 August 2010 Gent Champions League Qual. Round 3 Leg 2, Home Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent 1-3
5 August 2010 Cercle Brugge Europa League Qual. Round 3 Leg 2, Away Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca 1-3
5 August 2010 Genk Europa League Qual. Round 3 Leg 2, Home Finland Inter Turku Cristal Arena, Genk 3-2
18 August 2010 Anderlecht Champions League Playoff Round Leg 1, Away Serbia Partizan Belgrade Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade 2-2
19 August 2010 Club Brugge Europa League Playoff Round Leg 1, Home Belarus Dinamo Minsk Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges 2-1
19 August 2010 Genk Europa League Playoff Round Leg 1, Home Portugal Porto Cristal Arena, Genk 0-3
19 August 2010 Gent Europa League Playoff Round Leg 1, Away Netherlands Feyenoord Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam 0-1
24 August 2010 Anderlecht Champions League Playoff Round Leg 2, Home Serbia Partizan Belgrade Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels 2-2 (aet) (2–3 p)
26 August 2010 Club Brugge Europa League Playoff Round Leg 2, Away Belarus Dinamo Minsk Dinamo Stadium, Minsk 3-2
26 August 2010 Genk Europa League Playoff Round Leg 2, Away Portugal Porto Estádio do Dragão, Porto 2-4
26 August 2010 Gent Europa League Playoff Round Leg 2, Home Netherlands Feyenoord Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent 2-0
16 September 2010 Anderlecht Europa League Group Stage Matchday 1, Home Russia Zenit St. Petersburg Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels 1-3
16 September 2010 Club Brugge Europa League Group Stage Matchday 1, Home Greece PAOK Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges 1-1
16 September 2010 Gent Europa League Group Stage Matchday 1, Away Bulgaria Levski Sofia Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia 2-3
30 September 2010 Anderlecht Europa League Group Stage Matchday 2, Away Croatia Hajduk Split Stadion Poljud, Split 0-1
30 September 2010 Club Brugge Europa League Group Stage Matchday 2, Away Spain Villarreal Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal 1-2
30 September 2010 Gent Europa League Group Stage Matchday 2, Home France Lille Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent 1-1
21 October 2010 Anderlecht Europa League Group Stage Matchday 3, Home Greece AEK Athens Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels 3-0
21 October 2010 Club Brugge Europa League Group Stage Matchday 3, Away Croatia Dinamo Zagreb Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb 0-0
21 October 2010 Gent Europa League Group Stage Matchday 3, Away Portugal Sporting Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon 1-5
4 November 2010 Anderlecht Europa League Group Stage Matchday 4, Away Greece AEK Athens Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus 1-1
4 November 2010 Club Brugge Europa League Group Stage Matchday 4, Home Croatia Dinamo Zagreb Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges 0-2
4 November 2010 Gent Europa League Group Stage Matchday 4, Home Portugal Sporting Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent 3-1
1 December 2010 Gent Europa League Group Stage Matchday 5, Home Bulgaria Levski Sofia Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent 1-0
2 December 2010 Anderlecht Europa League Group Stage Matchday 5, Away Russia Zenit St. Petersburg Petrovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg 1-3
2 December 2010 Club Brugge Europa League Group Stage Matchday 5, Away Greece PAOK Toumba Stadium, Thessaloniki 1-1
15 December 2010 Club Brugge Europa League Group Stage Matchday 6, Home Spain Villarreal Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges 1-2
16 December 2010 Anderlecht Europa League Group Stage Matchday 6, Home Croatia Hajduk Split Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels 2-0
16 December 2010 Gent Europa League Group Stage Matchday 6, Away France Lille Stadium Nord Lille Métropole, Villeneuve-d'Ascq 0-3
17 February 2011 Anderlecht Europa League Round of 32 Leg 1, Home Netherlands Ajax Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels 0-3
24 February 2011 Anderlecht Europa League Round of 32 Leg 2, Away Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam 0-2

Other honours[edit]

Competition Winner
Cup Standard Liège
Supercup Genk
Third division A Eendracht Aalst
Third division B White Star Woluwe
Promotion A Ath
Promotion B Racing Mechelen
Promotion C Patro Maasmechelen
Promotion D Kelmis

European qualification for 2011-12 summary[edit]

Competition Qualifiers Reason for Qualification
UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round for Champions Genk 1st in Jupiler League
UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round for Non-Champions Standard Liège 2nd in Jupiler League
UEFA Europa League Play-off Round Anderlecht 3rd in Jupiler League
UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Club Brugge 4th in Jupiler League
UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round Westerlo Cup losing finalist


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geel-Meerhout 'licencié' pour le tour final". sport.be. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bertrix n'a pas demandé la licence pour jouer en D2". lameuse.be. Retrieved May 15, 2011.