2011–12 Belgian Second Division

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Belgian Second Division
Season 2011–12
Champions Charleroi
Promoted Charleroi
Waasland-Beveren
Relegated Dender EH
Wetteren
Matches played 306
Goals scored 815 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Harlem Gnohéré

The 2011–12 season of the Belgian Second Division (also known as EXQI League for sponsorship reasons) started in August 2011 and is the second tier football league in Belgium. The league is played by 18 teams, with 34 matchdays of 9 matches each, so each team plays the 17 other teams twice. The season is divided into 3 periods, the first period of 10 matches, the second of 12 matches and the third of 12 matches. Each period winner qualifies for the Belgian Second Division Final Round. On 14 April 2012, Charleroi became champions without playing as closest rivals Eupen and Oostende both did not manage to win their matches and thereby could no longer mathematically overtake Charleroi in the standings.

Team changes[edit]

After promotion and relegation, only 13 teams remained in the league, with 5 other being replaced:

Out[edit]

In[edit]

Team information[edit]

Personnel and locations[edit]

Club City Current manager
V.C. Eendracht Aalst 2002 Aalst Belgium vanre Bart Van Renterghem
Royal Antwerp F.C. Antwerp Belgium wilmss Bart Wilmssen
K.V. Red Star Waasland-Beveren Beveren Belgium geera Dirk Geeraerd
R. Boussu Dour Borinage Boussu France merci Arnauld Mercier
FC Brussels Sint-Jans-Molenbeek Belgium demol Stéphane Demol
S. du Pays de Charleroi Charleroi Netherlands vanwijk Dennis van Wijk
F.C.V. Dender E.H. Denderleeuw Belgium borke Vital Borkelmans
K.A.S. Eupen Eupen Germany frank Wolfgang Frank
K.S.K. Heist Heist-op-den-Berg Belgium bossc Cis Bosschaerts
K.V. Oostende Oostende Belgium vanderb Frederik Vanderbiest
Lommel United Lommel Belgium haagdoren Philip Haagdoren
K.S.V. Roeselare Roeselare Ukraine sereb Serhiy Serebrennikov
F.C.N. Sint-Niklaas Sint-Niklaas Belgium czerniatynski Alex Czerniatynski
K.V.K. Tienen Tienen Belgium ost Dany Ost
A.F.C. Tubize Tubize Belgium brogno Dante Brogno
R.C.S. Visé Wezet Italy dominissini Loris Dominissini
Standaard Wetteren Wetteren Belgium vanderh Kris Van Der Haegen
White Star Woluwe F.C. Woluwe-Saint-Lambert Belgium mazzu Felice Mazzu

Managerial changes[edit]

During summer break[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
Eupen Belgium Danny Ost Contract Ended. End of 2010-11 season Germany Wolfgang Frank 4 July 2011[1]
Standaard Wetteren Belgium Wim De Corte Became assistant-trainer at Belgium Beerschot AC. End of 2010-11 season [2] Belgium Kris Van Der Haegen 28 June 2011 [3]
Charleroi Croatia Luka Peruzović Contract Ended. End of 2010-11 season Belgium Jos Daerden 29 June 2011 [4]
Roeselare Belgium Nico Vanderdonck Contract Ended. End of 2010-11 season [5] Ukraine Serhiy Serebrennikov 30 June 2011 [5]
Visé Belgium José Riga Signed for Belgium Standard Liège. 28 June 2011 [6] Switzerland Vittorio Bevilacqua 1 July 2011 [7]
Visé Switzerland Vittorio Bevilacqua Mutual Consent. 8 July 2011 [8] Belgium Marc Grosjean 9 July 2011 [9]

During regular season[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Lommel United Belgium Franky Van der Elst Signed for Belgium Sint-Truiden. 2 September 2011[10] Belgium Philip Haagdoren 6 September 2011[11] 8th
Visé Belgium Marc Grosjean Fired. 19 September 2011 [12] Italy Loris Dominissini 22 September 2011 [13] 8th
Charleroi Belgium Jos Daerden Fired. 26 September 2011 [14] Hungary Tibor Balogh 26 September 2011 8th
Tienen Belgium Valère Billen Fired. 7 October 2011 [15] Belgium Ronny Schuermans 19 October 2011 [16] 12th
Brussels Belgium Michel De Wolf Mutual Consent. 9 October 2011 [17] Belgium Christian Rits 9 October 2011 [17] 17th
Sint-Niklaas Belgium Regi Van Acker Fired. 12 October 2011 [18] Belgium Chris Andries 12 October 2011 [18] 12th
Antwerp Belgium Bart De Roover Fired. 13 November 2011 [19] Belgium Bart Wilmssen 15 November 2011 [20] 8th
Tubize Belgium Dany Ost Fired. 20 November 2011 [21] Belgium Laurent Demol 20 November 2011 [22] 18th
Sint-Niklaas Belgium Chris Andries Replaced. 2 January 2012 [23] Belgium Alex Czerniatynski 2 January 2012 [23] 17th
Brussels Belgium Christian Rits Caretaker replaced. 15 February 2012 [24] Belgium Stéphane Demol 15 February 2012 [24] 13th
Charleroi Hungary Tibor Balogh Fired. 22 February 2012 [25] Belgium Mario Notaro 23 February 2012 [26] 2nd
Tubize Belgium Laurent Demol Caretaker replaced. 27 February 2012 [22] Belgium Dante Brogno 27 February 2012 [22] 16th
Tienen Belgium Ronny Schuermans Caretaker replaced. 27 February 2012 [27] Belgium Dany Ost 27 February 2012 [27] 17th
Charleroi Belgium Mario Notaro Replaced. 5 March 2012 [28] Netherlands Dennis van Wijk 5 March 2012 [28] 1st

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Charleroi (C) (P) 34 23 5 6 64 34 +30 74 Belgian First Division
2 Waasland-Beveren (P) 34 21 5 8 61 34 +27 68 Qualification to Promotion play-off
3 Eupen 34 19 11 4 61 34 +27 68
4 Oostende 34 19 9 6 61 29 +32 66
5 Lommel United 34 15 7 12 48 42 +6 52
6 Woluwe 34 14 9 11 48 43 +5 51
7 Aalst 34 13 7 14 46 52 −6 46
8 Heist 34 11 13 10 46 46 0 46
9 Visé 34 12 8 14 44 41 +3 44
10 Antwerp 34 12 7 15 39 42 −3 43
11 Borinage 34 12 6 16 44 54 −10 42
12 Tubize 34 12 5 17 36 55 −19 41
13 Roeselare 34 9 13 12 46 51 −5 40
14 Brussels 34 9 11 14 44 46 −2 38
15 Sint-Niklaas 34 8 10 16 41 54 −13 34
16 Tienen (R) 34 9 6 19 34 61 −27 33 Qualification to the Relegation play-off
17 Dender (R) 34 6 15 13 33 43 −10 33 Relegation to the 2012–13 Belgian Third Division
18 Wetteren (R) 34 4 9 21 19 54 −35 21

Updated to games played on 18 May 2012.
Source: Soccerway
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.

Period winners[edit]

The season is divided into three periods. The first ten matchdays together form the first period, matchdays 11 to 22 form period two and the last 12 form period three. The three period winners take part in the Belgian Second Division Final Round together with the winner of the 2011–12 Belgian Pro League relegation playoff. The winner of this final round gets to play in the 2012–13 Belgian Pro League. In case one or more periods are won by the team winning the league or in case one team wins multiple periods, the extra places go the teams finishing the highest in the league not already qualified. So in the theoretical case that one team wins all three periods and becomes the league champion, then the teams in positions 2, 3 and 4 will take part in the final round.

Period 1[edit]

Already after the first nine matches of the season, Eupen clinched the first period title.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Eupen 10 8 2 0 25 9 +16 26 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Charleroi 10 6 2 2 22 15 +7 20
3 Waasland-Beveren 10 6 1 3 15 8 +7 19
4 Oostende 10 5 4 1 19 11 +8 19
5 Lommel United 10 5 3 2 14 9 +5 18

Updated to games played on 23 October 2011.
Source:[citation needed]
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.

Period 2[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Charleroi 12 9 1 2 18 6 +12 28 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Eupen 12 7 3 2 19 9 +10 24
3 Oostende 12 6 3 3 23 10 +13 21
4 Waasland-Beveren 12 6 3 3 18 17 +1 21
5 Heist 12 6 2 4 22 16 +6 20

Updated to games played on 27 February 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
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.

Period 3[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Waasland-Beveren 12 9 1 2 25 8 +17 28 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Charleroi 12 8 2 2 24 13 +11 26
3 Oostende 12 8 2 2 19 5 +14 26
4 Tubize 12 7 2 3 17 14 +3 23
5 Woluwe 12 5 3 4 15 14 +1 18

Updated to games played on 16 May 2012.
Source:[citation needed]
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.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Including matches played on 29 April 2012; Source:Soccerway

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Cameroon Hervé Onana Waasland-Beveren 18
2 Senegal Moussa Gueye SC Charleroi 17
3 France Samy Houri FC Brussels 15
Germany Christian Santos AS Eupen 15
5 Belgium Janis Coppin FC Dender 14
Belgium Anthony Di Lallo SV Roeselare 14
Greece Ioannis Masmanidis AS Eupen 14
France Mickael Seoudi Waasland-Beveren 14
9 Belgium Davy Brouwers Lommel United 13
Greece Stavros Glouftsis Sportkring Sint-Niklaas 13
Belgium Bart Webers K.S.K. Heist 13
12 Ivory Coast Koffi Boussu Dour Borinage 12
Brazil Daniel Rodrigo de Oliveira White Star Woluwe F.C. 12
14 France Emmanuel Françoise C.S. Visé 11
France Raphaël Lecomte C.S. Visé 11

References[edit]

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  15. ^ "Tienen says goodbye to coach Billen". sporza.be. 2011-10-07.  (Dutch)
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  19. ^ "Antwerp fires De Roover after one year". sporza.be. 2011-11-13.  (Dutch)
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  21. ^ "Dany Ost no longer Tubize coach". sporza.be. 2011-11-20.  (Dutch)
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  24. ^ a b "Stéphane Demol is the new Brussels coach". sporza.be. 2012-02-15.  (Dutch)
  25. ^ "Second division team Charleroi thanks Balogh for his services". sporza.be. 2012-02-22.  (Dutch)
  26. ^ "Notaro is new T1 at Charleroi". sporza.be. 2012-02-23.  (Dutch)
  27. ^ a b "Dany Ost to keep Tienen in second division". sporza.be. 2012-02-27.  (Dutch)
  28. ^ a b "Notaro is new T1 at Charleroi". sporza.be. 2012-03-05.  (Dutch)