2010–11 Belgian Pro League

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Jupiler Pro League
Season 2010–11
Champions Genk
Relegated Charleroi
Eupen
Champions League Genk
Standard
Europa League Anderlecht
Club Brugge
Westerlo
Matches played 300
Goals scored 798 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Ivan Perišić (22 goals)
Biggest home win Standard 7–0 Lierse (27 November 2010)[1]
Biggest away win Charleroi 0–5 Club Brugge (19 September 2010)[2]
Highest scoring Gent 5–3 Zulte-Waregem (19 September 2010)[3]
Gent 4–4 Westerlo (20 November 2010)[4]
Westerlo 7–1 Zulte-Waregem (7 May 2011)[5]
Longest winning run 5 matches[6]
Genk, Lokeren
Longest unbeaten run 15 matches[7]
Anderlecht
Longest losing run 7 matches[8]
Charleroi

The 2010–11 season of the Belgian Pro League (also known as Jupiler Pro League for sponsorship reasons) is the 108th season of top-tier football in Belgium. It began on 30 July 2010 with the first match of the regular season and will end in May 2011 with the last matches of the playoff rounds. Anderlecht are the defending champions.

Changes from 2009–10[edit]

For the second time, a system of playoffs will be used to determine the Belgian champions (contested by the top 6 teams after the regular season) and which teams will play in Europe next season (teams ranked 7–14 playoff after the regular season with the winner entering a further playoff for the chance to 'steal' the European place of the lowest ranked team in the Top 6 playoff). In terms of relegation, a playoff has been introduced between the 15th and 16th team after the regular season; these teams play each other 5 times in a mini-league, with the team which finished fifteenth playing at home in matches 1, 3 and 5 and starting with a 3 point bonus. The loser of this playoff series will be relegated, whilst the winner will play the Second division relegation playoff with three teams from the Belgian Second Division for the chance to retain their place in first division.[9]

Teams[edit]

On 28 December 2009, during the previous season, Mouscron went bankrupt and was immediately relegated. Roeselare ended the season in 15th place, forcing them to take part in the relegation play offs. As they lost these play offs they were also relegated and replaced by playoff winners Eupen. With this, Eupen became the first ever team from the German community to play at the highest level of Belgian football. Earlier, Belgian Second Division champions Lierse had been directly promoted.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Venue Capacity[citation needed]
R.S.C. Anderlecht Anderlecht Constant Vanden Stock Stadium 28,063
Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Brugge Jan Breydel Stadium 29,945
R. Charleroi S.C. Charleroi Stade du Pays de Charleroi 24,891
Club Brugge K.V. Brugge Jan Breydel Stadium 29,945
K.A.S. Eupen Eupen Kehrweg Stadion 8,300
K.R.C. Genk Genk Cristal Arena 24,900
K.A.A. Gent Ghent Jules Ottenstadion 12,919
K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot Antwerp Olympisch Stadion 13,132
K.V. Kortrijk Kortrijk Guldensporen Stadion 9,500
Lierse S.K. Lier Herman Vanderpoortenstadion 14,538
K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen Lokeren Daknamstadion 10,000
KV Mechelen Mechelen Veolia Stadium Achter de Kazerne 13,123
K. Sint-Truidense V.V. Sint-Truiden Staaienveld 11,250
Standard Liège Liège Stade Maurice Dufrasne 30,000
K.V.C. Westerlo Westerlo Het Kuipje 10,790
S.V. Zulte-Waregem Waregem Regenboogstadion 8,500

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Club Chairman Current manager Team captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
R.S.C. Anderlecht Belgium Roger Vanden Stock Belgium Ariel Jacobs Argentina Lucas Biglia Adidas BNP Paribas Fortis
Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Belgium Frans Schotte Belgium Bob Peeters Belgium Denis Viane Masita A D M B
R. Charleroi S.C. Iran Abbas Bayat Croatia Luka Peruzović France Rudy Riou Masita VOO
Club Brugge K.V. Belgium Pol Jonckheere Netherlands Adrie Koster Belgium Carl Hoefkens Puma Dexia
K.A.S. Eupen Belgium Dieter Steffens Belgium Danny Ost Switzerland Danijel Miličević Jartazi Jartazi
K.R.C. Genk Belgium Herbert Houben Belgium Franky Vercauteren Hungary Dániel Tőzsér Nike Euphony
K.A.A. Gent Belgium Ivan De Witte Belgium Francky Dury Belgium Bernd Thijs Jako VDK
K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot Belgium Jos Verhaegen Belgium Jacky Mathijssen Belgium Philippe Clement Joma Quick
K.V. Kortrijk Belgium Jozef Allijns Belgium Hein Vanhaezebrouck France Karim Belhocine Nike Digipass by VASCO
Lierse S.K. Egypt Maged Samy Norway Trond Sollied Belgium Jurgen Cavens Jako Wadi Degla
K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium Roger Lambrecht Belgium Peter Maes Belgium Killian Overmeire Masita Q-Team VP Lambrecht
KV Mechelen Belgium Johan Timmermans Belgium Marc Brys Belgium Julien Gorius Joma Telenet
K. Sint-Truidense V.V. Belgium Roland Duchâtelet Belgium Guido Brepoels Belgium Peter Delorge Lotto Belisol
Standard Liège Switzerland Reto Stiffler Belgium Dominique D'Onofrio Belgium Steven Defour Planete Rouge e-lotto.be
K.V.C. Westerlo Belgium Herman Wijnants Belgium Jan Ceulemans Belgium Jef Delen Saller Willy Naessens
S.V. Zulte-Waregem Belgium Willy Naessens Belgium Hugo Broos Belgium Ludwin Van Nieuwenhuyze Patrick Enfinity, Petrus

Managerial changes[edit]

During summer break[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Charleroi Scotland Tommy Craig Sacked 14 April 2010[10] Belgium Jacky Mathijssen 4 June 2010[11]
Lokeren Belgium Emilio Ferrera Contract ended. 26 April 2010[12] Belgium Peter Maes 20 May 2010[13]
Germinal Beerschot Belgium Jos Daerden Contract ended. End of 2009-10 season[14] Belgium Glen De Boeck 21 May 2010[15]
Kortrijk Belgium Georges Leekens Signed as head coach of the Belgium national football team. 5 May 2010[16] Belgium Hein Vanhaezebrouck 6 June 2010[17]
Mechelen Belgium Peter Maes Signed for Lokeren. 20 May 2010[13] Belgium Marc Brys 27 May 2010[18]
Cercle Brugge Belgium Glen De Boeck Signed for Germinal Beerschot. 21 May 2010[15] Belgium Bob Peeters 26 May 2010[19]
Gent Belgium Michel Preud'homme Signed for Netherlands Twente. 23 May 2010[20] Belgium Francky Dury 10 June 2010[21]
Zulte-Waregem Belgium Francky Dury Signed for Gent. 10 June 2010[21] Belgium Bart De Roover 11 June 2010[22]

During regular season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Eupen Belgium Danny Ost Resigned 4 September 2010[23] Italy Ezio Capuano 7 September 2010[24] 16th
Lierse Belgium Aimé Anthuenis Sacked 19 September 2010[25] Belgium Eric Van Meir 19 September 2010[25] 15th
Charleroi Belgium Jacky Mathijssen Sacked 20 September 2010[26] Hungary Csaba László 23 September 2010[27] 14th
Eupen Italy Ezio Capuano Resigned 24 September 2010[28] France Albert Cartier 24 September 2010[29] 16th
Zulte-Waregem Belgium Bart De Roover Sacked 24 October 2010[30] Belgium Hugo Broos 27 October 2010[31] 12th
Germinal Beerschot Belgium Glen De Boeck Sacked 29 November 2010[32] Belgium Jacky Mathijssen 2 December 2010[33] 13th
Lierse Belgium Eric Van Meir Caretaker replaced 30 December 2010[34] Norway Trond Sollied 1 January 2011[35] 15th
Charleroi Hungary Csaba László Sacked 17 March 2011[36] Hungary Tibor Balogh 17 March 2011[36] 16th

During playoffs[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Charleroi Hungary Tibor Balogh Caretaker replaced 24 March 2011[37] Hungary Zoltan Kovács 24 March 2011[37] 2nd in Relegation Playoff
Charleroi Hungary Zoltan Kovács Sacked 4 April 2011[38] Croatia Luka Peruzović 4 April 2011[38] 2nd in Relegation Playoff
Eupen France Albert Cartier Sacked 13 April 2011[39] Belgium Danny Ost 13 April 2011[39] 1st in Relegation Playoff

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Anderlecht 30 19 8 3 58 20 +38 65 Qualification to the championship playoff
2 Genk (C) (O) 30 19 7 4 64 27 +37 64
3 Gent 30 17 6 7 59 42 +17 57
4 Club Brugge 30 16 5 9 60 35 +25 53
5 Lokeren 30 13 11 6 43 36 +7 50
6 Standard Liège 30 15 4 11 50 38 +12 49
7 Mechelen 30 13 9 8 34 30 +4 48 Qualification to the Europa League playoff
8 Westerlo (O) 30 11 8 11 41 40 +1 41
9 Cercle Brugge 30 11 6 13 33 34 −1 39
10 Kortrijk 30 11 5 14 36 39 −3 38
11 Zulte Waregem 30 7 12 11 39 41 −2 33
12 Sint-Truiden 30 8 5 17 20 51 −31 29
13 Germinal Beerschot 30 5 11 14 24 40 −16 26
14 Lierse 30 4 12 14 26 58 −32 24
15 Eupen 30 5 8 17 28 50 −22 23 Qualification to the relegation playoff
16 Charleroi 30 4 7 19 20 54 −34 19

Source: soccerway.com
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.

Positions by round[edit]

Note: The classification was made after the weekend (or midweek) of each matchday, so postponed matches were only processed at the time they were played to represent the real evolution in standings. The postponed matches are:

  • Matchday 15: Eupen vs. Mechelen of 13 November because of a flooded pitch, to be played on 18 January between matchdays 22 and 23.[40]
  • Matchday 17: Kortrijk vs. Lokeren of 27 November because of excessive rainfall and snow, to be played on 18 January between matchdays 22 and 23.[41]
  • Matchday 18: Charleroi vs. Cercle Brugge and Lierse vs. Mechelen of 4 December because of snow. The match Lierse vs. Mechelen is to be played on 15 February between matchdays 27 and 28,[42][43] whereas on 21 December (between matchdays 20 and 21) the match Charleroi vs. Cercle Brugge has been awarded a 0–5 victory to Cercle Brugge as Charleroi did not "try everything possible to allow the match to be played".[44] On 17 March, just two days before the final matchday, the decision is reversed as Charleroi had submitted a complaint at the BAS. BAS stands for the Belgian court of Arbitration of Sport, which is the Belgian version of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[45] As a result of this decision, Charleroi regained a chance of avoiding the relegation playoff, as they were only five points behind the 14th place, with two matches to play. Later that day, the decision is made to play the match on 23 March, which is unconventional as this meant that not all teams will play their final match on the same time.[46]
  • Matchday 20: Lokeren vs. Cercle Brugge and Sint-Truiden vs. Mechelen of 18 December were cancelled because of too many icy patches and/or snow on the pitch.[47][48] The match between Lokeren and Cercle Brugge was rescheduled to be played on February 2, between matchdays 24 and 25.[49] On 28 December (between matchdays 21 and 22) Mechelen was awarded a 0-5 victory as Sint-Truiden did not provide proper playing conditions,[50] however Sint-Truiden pressed charges for unfair treatment. The club was proven right in court and as a result the forfait became undone on 25 January (between matchdays 23 and 24) and the match was replayed on 23 February (between matchdays 27 and 28).[51] The match Germinal Beerschot - Gent of 19 December was stopped after 10 minutes at a score of 0-0 because of excessive snowfall,[52] it will be replayed on February 16, between matchdays 26 and 27.[49]
  • Matchday 21: With the whole of Belgium suffering from excessive snow, several matches were cancelled, mostly because it was too dangerous to send thousands of supporters out on the slippery roads. Eupen vs. Zulte-Waregem, Charleroi vs. Germinal Beerschot, Westerlo vs. Lokeren[53] and Mechelen vs. Kortrijk of the 26th of December were thus cancelled.[54] The derby between Genk and Sint-Truiden of the 27th was also postponed.[55] All of these matches were rescheduled to be played on February 2, between matchdays 24 and 25, except Westerlo vs. Lokeren which was rescheduled to February 16, between matchdays 26 and 27.[49]
  • Matchday 22: With a lot of roads still slippery in the south and east of Belgium, two more matches are cancelled: Standard vs. Mechelen of 29 December[56] and Sint-Truiden vs. Cercle Brugge of 30 December.[57] Both matches have been rescheduled to be played between matchdays 27 and 28, on 26 and 27 February respectively.[49]
Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Anderlecht 1 4 3 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
Genk 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2
Gent 4 9 5 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 2 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Club Brugge 12 6 9 11 9 7 7 6 6 6 5 8 8 9 7 8 8 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Lokeren 15 14 12 12 13 10 13 11 9 9 8 7 7 7 5 4 5 4 5 5 6 5 6 7 6 6 5 5 5 5
Standard Liège 7 3 6 8 6 6 6 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 6 7 5 5 7 7 7 6 6
Mechelen 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 3 5 5 7 5 5 4 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 9 8 9 7 5 6 6 7 7
Westerlo 12 7 8 9 11 12 9 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8
Cercle Brugge 7 10 7 10 10 11 8 10 8 8 6 6 6 8 10 7 7 8 9 10 7 7 5 6 8 8 8 8 9 9
Kortrijk 4 5 4 4 5 3 5 7 7 7 9 9 9 6 8 9 9 9 7 7 8 8 9 8 9 9 9 9 10 10
Zulte Waregem 7 12 11 7 8 9 12 9 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 8 9 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Sint-Truiden 4 8 10 6 7 8 11 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12
Germinal Beerschot 11 13 14 13 14 13 10 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 13 14 13 13 12 13 13 13
Lierse 12 15 16 15 15 15 15 15 14 15 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14
Eupen 16 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 15
Charleroi 7 10 13 14 12 14 14 14 15 14 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Last updated: 20 March 2011
Source: soccerassociation.com

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AND CER CHA CLU EUP GNK GNT GBA KVK LIE LOK KVM STR STA WES ZWA
Anderlecht 1–0 4–1 2–2 4–1 1–1 3–2 4–0 3–0 6–0 0–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–0
Cercle Brugge 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 4–2 1–0 0–1 1–3
Charleroi 0–0 0–32 0–5 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–0
Club Brugge 0–2 0–1 5–0 4–0 2–2 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 4–1 2–2 4–3 2–0
Eupen 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–4 1–4 0–3 0–1 3–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 6–0 0–1 0–1 0–2
Genk 1–2 3–0 5–0 1–0 5–1 1–2 2–1 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–2 0–2 3–0
Gent 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–4 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 4–4 5–3
Germinal Beerschot 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–0
Kortrijk 0–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–2
Lierse 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–4 2–1 0–0
Lokeren 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–1
Mechelen 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 5–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0
Sint-Truiden 0–2 0–3 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–3
Standard Liège 5–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 7–0 3–3 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–1
Westerlo 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–1
Zulte Waregem 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–1 2–2 4–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–0

Updated to games played on 20 March 2011.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2 Match originally awarded to Cercle Brugge as a 0-5 victory, as Charleroi did not provide proper playing conditions. Later this decision was undone after appeal from Charleroi.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship Playoff[edit]

The points obtained during the regular season will be halved (and rounded up) before the start of the playoff. As a result, the teams started with the following points before the playoff: Anderlecht 33 points, Genk 32, Gent 29, Club Brugge 27, Lokeren 25 and Standard 25. In the event of ties at the end of the playoffs, the half point will be deducted if it was added. Anderlecht, Gent, Club Brugge and Standard received this type of bonus due to rounding and will thus always be ranked below Genk and Lokeren in the event of ties.

Playoff table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Genk (C) 10 6 1 3 16 12 +4 51 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Standard Liège 10 8 2 0 18 6 +12 51
3 Anderlecht 10 3 2 5 14 16 −2 44 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
4 Club Brugge 10 4 4 2 13 6 +7 43 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
5 Gent 10 0 4 6 9 22 −13 33
6 Lokeren 10 1 3 6 9 17 −8 31

Source: [58]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points after deduction of (possible) half points added due to rounding; 3) number of wins; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) number of away goals scored; 7) number of away wins.
(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.

Positions by round[edit]

Below the positions per round are shown. As teams did not all start with an equal amount of points, the initial pre-playoffs positions are also given.

Team \ Round Initial 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Genk 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Standard Liège 6 4 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2
Anderlecht 1 2 2 1 3 2 3 3 3 3 3
Club Brugge 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Gent 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Lokeren 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Source: soccerassociation.com

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AND CLU GNK GNT LOK STA
Anderlecht 0–0 2–0 4–1 3–4 1–3
Club Brugge 3–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–1
Genk 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 1–1
Gent 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 1–3
Lokeren 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1
Standard Liège 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–0

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Europa League Playoff[edit]

Mechelen, Westerlo, Cercle Brugge, Kortrijk, Zulte-Waregem, Sint-Truiden, Germinal Beerschot and Lierse qualified for the Europa League Playoffs.

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners advance to the Final

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cercle Brugge 6 2 3 1 5 5 0 9
Lierse 6 2 2 2 10 8 +2 8
Mechelen 6 2 2 2 9 10 -1 8
Sint-Truiden 6 1 3 2 6 7 -1 6
  CER LIE KVM STR
Cercle Brugge 0–0 3–1 1–0
Lierse 3–0 1–2 1–1
Mechelen 0–0 4–3 1–1
Sint-Truiden 1–1 1–2 2–1

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Westerlo 6 3 3 0 16 6 +10 12
Zulte-Waregem 6 3 1 2 6 10 -4 10
Germinal Beerschot 6 1 3 2 6 6 0 6
Kortrijk 6 0 3 3 2 8 -6 3
  GBA KVK WES ZWA
Germinal Beerschot 0–0 3–3 2–0
Kortrijk 1–1 1–1 0–1
Westerlo 1–0 3–0 7–1
Zulte-Waregem 1–0 2–0 1–1

Europa League playoff final[edit]

The winners of both playoff groups competed in a two-legged match. The winners on aggregate than will compete in another match (called Testmatch) against a team from the championship playoff (see below). If both teams are tied after two matches, the away goals rule will be applied. Should both teams still be tied afterwards, thirty minutes of extra time will be played and, if necessary, a penalty shootout will be conducted.

13 May 2011
20:30 CEST
Westerlo 3 – 0 Cercle Brugge
Henrique Goal 4'55'
Ngolok Goal 64'
Report

16 May 2011
20:30 CEST
Cercle Brugge 2 – 2 Westerlo
D'Haene Goal 59'
Iachtchouk Goal 68'
Chávez Goal 33'
Annab Goal 90'

Westerlo won 5–2 on aggregate.

Testmatches Europa League[edit]

The fourth-placed team from the championship playoff and the winners of the Europa League playoff would have competed for one spot in the third qualifying round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.[59]

Before the match, both teams were already sure of qualification for European football. Westerlo because their opponent in the final of the 2010–11 Belgian Cup was Standard Liège, who were already qualified for the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League. Club Brugge because of their league position (4th). As a result, both teams agreed to drop the testmatches regardless of the result of the Belgian Cup final:

Relegation Playoff[edit]

The teams finishing in the last two positions play each other 5 times. The team ending in 15th position starts with a three point bonus and has three home matches.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Eupen (R) 4 2 1 1 9 8 +1 10 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Charleroi (R) 4 1 1 2 8 9 −1 4 Belgian Second Division

Source: [58]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Home \ Away[1] CHA EUP CHA EUP CHA
Eupen 3–2 4–2 2
Charleroi 2–0 2–2

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2 Match not played as Charleroi could no longer overtake Eupen in the standings
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

In contrary to the previous season, which was the inaugural season with playoffs, the goals scored during the playoffs are valid to determine the league top scorer. As a result Jelle Vossen, who was leading at the end of the regular season with 17 goals, still missed out on the top scorers' trophy.

Source: sporza.be and Sport.be(Dutch)

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Croatia Ivan Perišić Club Brugge 22
2 Belgium Jelle Vossen Genk 20
3 Brazil Paulo Henrique Westerlo 18
4 Belgium Romelu Lukaku Anderlecht 16
5 Belgium Marvin Ogunjimi Genk 15
Venezuela Ronald Vargas Club Brugge 15
7 Israel Elyaniv Barda Genk 14
8 Morocco Mehdi Carcela Standard Liège 13
France Julien Gorius Mechelen 13
10 Central African Republic Habib Habibou Zulte Waregem 12

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ sporza
  2. ^ sporza: Sterk Club Brugge walst over pover Charleroi
  3. ^ sporza: Gent klopt Z.Waregem na spektakelduel
  4. ^ sporza
  5. ^ sporza
  6. ^ Jupiler Pro League
  7. ^ Jupiler Pro League
  8. ^ Jupiler Pro League
  9. ^ "The numbers 15 and 16 play each other 5 times.". sporza.be. 2010-05-22.  (Dutch)
  10. ^ "Charleroi fires trainer Craig". sporza.be. 2010-04-14.  (Dutch)
  11. ^ "Charleroi gives Mathijssen a new chance". sporza.be. 2010-04-14.  (Dutch)
  12. ^ "Emilio Ferrera not allowed to stay at Lokeren". sporza.be. 2010-04-26.  (Dutch)
  13. ^ a b "Peter Maes signs at Lokeren". sporza.be. 2010-05-20.  (Dutch)
  14. ^ "Daerden: "Until the end I kept on hoping."". sporza.be. 2010-05-18.  (Dutch)
  15. ^ a b "De Boeck coaches G. Beerschot: "It went very fast."". sporza.be. 2010-05-21.  (Dutch)
  16. ^ "Georges Leekens wordt toch bondscoach". sporza.be. 2010-05-03.  (Dutch)
  17. ^ "Kortrijk chooses Vanhaezebrouck again". sporza.be. 2010-06-06.  (Dutch)
  18. ^ "Marc Brys is Mechelen's new coach". sporza.be. 2010-05-27.  (Dutch)[dead link]
  19. ^ "Bob Peeters becomes new coach of Cercle". sporza.be. 2010-05-26.  (Dutch)
  20. ^ "Preud'homme becomes coach of Twente". sporza.be. 2010-05-23.  (Dutch)
  21. ^ a b "Dury is Preud'Homme's successor at gent". 2010-06-10.  (Dutch)[dead link]
  22. ^ "Zulte-Waregem introduces De Roover". 2010-06-11.  (Dutch)[dead link]
  23. ^ "Dany Ost and his staff quit at Eupen". sporza.be. 2010-09-04.  (Dutch)
  24. ^ "Keeping Eupen in first division will be my goal". sporza.be. 2010-09-06.  (Dutch)
  25. ^ a b "Aimé Antheunis receives his C4 at Lierse". sporza.be. 2010-09-04.  (Dutch)
  26. ^ "Charleroi fires Jacky Mathijssen". sporza.be. 2010-09-20.  (Dutch)
  27. ^ "The new Charleroi coach is Hungarian". sporza.be. 2010-09-04.  (Dutch)
  28. ^ "Capuano leaves after 19 days at Eupen". sporza.be. 2010-09-24.  (Dutch)
  29. ^ "Albert Cartier is the new trainer at Eupen". sporza.be. 2010-09-24.  (Dutch)
  30. ^ "De Roover is no longer trainer at Zulte-Waregem". sporza.be. 2010-10-24.  (Dutch)
  31. ^ "Hugo Broos takes control at Zulte-Waregem". sporza.be. 2010-10-27.  (Dutch)
  32. ^ "Germinal Beerschot fires De Boeck". sporza.be. 2010-11-29.  (Dutch)
  33. ^ "Jacky Mathijssen becomes coach at "Het Kiel"". sporza.be. 2010-12-02.  (Dutch)
  34. ^ "Lierse:"We have an agreement with Sollied"". sporza.be. 2010-12-30.  (Dutch)
  35. ^ "Lierse:"We have an agreement with Sollied"". sporza.be. 2010-12-30.  (Dutch)
  36. ^ a b "Charleroi fires coach László". sporza.be. 2011-03-17.  (Dutch)
  37. ^ a b "Kovács and Peruzovic to save Charleroi". sporza.be. 2011-03-24.  (Dutch)
  38. ^ a b "Charleoi sacks trainer after just one match". 2011-04-04.  (Dutch)
  39. ^ a b "Eupen fires Cartier and loans Ost". sporza.be. 2011-04-13.  (Dutch)
  40. ^ "It was impossible to play football in Eupen" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-11-13. 
  41. ^ "Rain makes Kortrijk-Lokeren impossible" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-11-26. 
  42. ^ "Charleroi-Cercle Brugge cancelled" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-04. 
  43. ^ "Cheerleaders from Lierse cannot save the derby" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-04. 
  44. ^ "Cancelled Charleroi-Cercle Brugge becomes a 0–5 forfeit" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-21. 
  45. ^ "Charleroi-Cercle Brugge will have to be replayed after all" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-03-17. 
  46. ^ "Charleroi-Cercle Brugge will be the final match of the competition" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-03-17. 
  47. ^ "Lokeren-Cercle Brugge cancelled" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-18. 
  48. ^ "STVV-Mechelen cancelled at the last moment" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-18. 
  49. ^ a b c d "Fixtures of 1st division mixed up thoroughly" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-01-12. 
  50. ^ "Sint-Truiden - Mechelen becomes 0-5 forfait" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-28. 
  51. ^ "Sint-Truiden - Mechelen needs to be replayed" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-01-25. 
  52. ^ "Ref stops Germinal Beerschot-Gent after 10 minutes" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-19. 
  53. ^ "No matches on Sunday in Eupen, Charleroi and Westerlo" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-24. 
  54. ^ "Also at KV Mechelen it is impossible to play" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-25. 
  55. ^ "Genk - Sint-Truiden is also cancelled" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-25. 
  56. ^ "Official news: Standard-Mechelen cancelled" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-28. 
  57. ^ "Also STVV-Cercle of Thursday cancelled" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2010-12-28. 
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  59. ^ "Westerlo and Club Brugge agreed not to play test matches" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-05-21.