2012–13 Belgian Pro League

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Jupiler Pro League
Season 2012–13
Champions Anderlecht
Relegated Beerschot
Champions League Anderlecht
Zulte Waregem
Europa League Genk
Club Brugge
Standard Liège
Matches played 302
Goals scored 880 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Carlos Bacca
(25 goals)
Biggest home win Standard 7–0 Gent
Biggest away win Beerschot 1–7 Club Brugge
Highest scoring Charleroi 2–6 Standard Liège
Waasland-Beveren 2–6 Club Brugge
Beerschot 1–7 Club Brugge
OH Leuven 2–6 Lokeren
Longest winning run 11 matches[1]
Anderlecht
Longest unbeaten run 17 matches[2]
Zulte Waregem
Longest winless run 14 matches[3]
Beerschot
Cercle Brugge
Longest losing run 9 matches[4]
Cercle Brugge

The 2012–13 season of the Belgian Pro League (also known as Jupiler Pro League for sponsorship reasons) was the 110th season of top-tier football in Belgium. It started on 28 July 2012 with the first match of the regular season between Kortrijk and defending champions Anderlecht,[5] and ended on 26 May 2013, which was the return leg of the European playoff.

During the regular season, Club Brugge took the early lead but then started struggling, eventually leading to the sacking of head coach Georges Leekens when they dropped out of the top 6 in November. Anderlecht and overachievers Zulte Waregem took over the top two positions and comfortably held these until the playoffs.

The title playoffs started with Anderlecht on 34 points and Zulte Waregem just behind them on 32. Due to the division of the points by two, they held a smaller lead over Genk (28 points), Club Brugge (27), Lokeren (26) and Standard (25). To the surprise of many, Zulte Waregem took the lead about halfway through the playoffs and with Anderlecht not performing well and suffering a penalty kick trauma (missing no less than 10 penalty kicks over the course of the season and going out on penalties to Genk in the Belgian Cup), both Genk, Club Brugge and Standard Liège rapidly close the gap. Anderlecht managed to overtake Zulte Waregem again and went into the final match on 19 May 2013, at home against Zulte Waregem, with a two-point lead. Anderlecht equalized after going down 0-1 and under pressure managed to hold on, even though losing Cheikhou Kouyaté due to a red card. With that, Anderlecht won its 32nd title.[6][7] The draw allowed Zulte Waregem to remain just in front of Club Brugge, thereby gaining access to the Champions League. Club Brugge and Genk qualified for the Europa League, due to finishing 3rd and winning the Cup respectively.

The Europa League playoff groups were won by Gent and Oud-Heverlee Leuven, with Gent easily beating OH Leuven for the overall win. Gent had played a disappointing season, initially aiming for the top 6 but eventually finishing 12th. By winning the Europa League playoff, they won the right to play against Standard Liège for the final Europa League ticket. Gent won the first match 1-0 but lost the return 7-0, allowing Standard to take the last European ticket.

In the bottom end of the table, Cercle Brugge faced a miserable season after finishing 7th the previous season, as now only three wins and five draws out of thirty matches caused them to end dead last. Lierse narrowly held of Beerschot, causing Cercle Brugge and Beerschot to play the relegation playoff. Beerschot initially extended their lead, but Cercle Brugge came back and on 20 April 2013, a 2-1 win by Cercle caused Beerschot to be relegated. Beerschot had been playing in the top division since 1989–90, initially as Germinal Ekeren, then as Germinal Beerschot. A few days after the relegation it was announced that Beerschot was in severe financial trouble and was not given a licence for professional football. On 21 May, Beerschot was officially declared bankrupt and dissolved as a whole. Cercle Brugge on the other hand, had to play the Belgian Second Division Final Round with second division teams Mouscron-Péruwelz, Westerlo and WS Woluwe. On 23 May 2013, Cercle Brugge became the first team succeeding in avoiding relegation after playing the relegation playoff, since the installation of the playoffs system in 2009–10.

Teams[edit]

Following the 2011–12 Belgian Pro League, Sint-Truiden were relegated to the 2012–13 Belgian Second Division after losing their relegation playoff series against Westerlo, ending a three-season tenure in the league. Sint-Truiden were replaced by 2011–12 Second Division champions Charleroi, who made their immediate comeback to the highest Belgian football league. In the 2012 Belgian Second Division Final Round, Westerlo faced Second Division teams Eupen, Oostende and Waasland-Beveren. On 17 May 2012, Westerlo were relegated after a 0–0 draw away to Oostende. Also in Oostende, Waasland-Beveren secured the promotion one week later after a 1–1 draw.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Location Venue Capacity
R.S.C. Anderlecht Anderlecht Constant Vanden Stock Stadium 21,000
Beerschot AC Antwerp Olympisch Stadion 13,132
Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,945
R. Charleroi S.C. Charleroi Stade du Pays de Charleroi 25,000
Club Brugge K.V. Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,945
K.R.C. Genk Genk Cristal Arena 24,900
K.A.A. Gent Ghent Jules Ottenstadion 12,919
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 Argosstadion Achter de Kazerne 13,123
R.A.E.C. Mons Mons Stade Charles Tondreau 12,000
Oud-Heverlee Leuven Leuven Den Dreef 9,493
Standard Liège Liège Stade Maurice Dufrasne 30,000
Waasland-Beveren Beveren Freethiel Stadion 13,290
S.V. Zulte Waregem Waregem Regenboogstadion 8,500

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position Replaced by Date of appointment
Club Brugge Germany Christoph Daum Mutual consent 10 May 2012[8] Pre-season Belgium Georges Leekens 13 May 2012[9]
Anderlecht Belgium Ariël Jacobs Resigned End of 2011–12 season[10] Netherlands John van den Brom 30 May 2012[11]
Standard Liège Belgium José Riga Resigned End of 2011–12 season[12] Netherlands Ron Jans 29 May 2012[13]
Mechelen Belgium Marc Brys Sacked End of 2011–12 season[14] Belgium Harm van Veldhoven 25 May 2012[15]
Charleroi Netherlands Dennis van Wijk Resigned End of 2011–12 season[16] Belgium Yannick Ferrera 13 July 2012[17]
Standard Liège Netherlands Ron Jans Mutual consent 22 October 2012[18] 12th Romania Mircea Rednic 27 October 2012[19]
Gent Norway Trond Sollied Sacked 23 October 2012[20] 7th Belgium Bob Peeters 1 November 2012[21]
Cercle Brugge Belgium Bob Peeters Sacked 27 October 2012[22] 16th Netherlands Foeke Booy 5 November 2012[23]
Club Brugge Belgium Georges Leekens Sacked 4 November 2012[24] 7th Spain Juan Carlos Garrido 15 November 2012[25]
Lierse Belgium Chris Janssens Sacked 12 November 2012[26] 14th Egypt Hany Ramzy 12 November 2012[27]
Waasland-Beveren Belgium Dirk Geeraerd Sacked 18 November 2012[28] 16th Belgium Glen De Boeck 19 November 2012[29]
Beerschot Netherlands Adrie Koster Sacked 29 November 2012[30] 12th Belgium Wim De Corte 29 November 2012[31]
Gent Belgium Bob Peeters Sacked 3 January 2013[32] 12th Spain Víctor Fernández 9 January 2013[33]
Beerschot Belgium Wim De Corte Resigned 22 January 2013[34] 15th Belgium Jacky Mathijssen 23 January 2013[35]
Charleroi Belgium Yannick Ferrera Resigned 14 February 2013[36] 11th Croatia Luka Peruzović 14 February 2013[36]
Lierse Egypt Hany Ramzy Became technical director 14 March 2013[37] 14th Belgium Eric Van Meir 14 March 2013[37]
Charleroi Croatia Luka Peruzović Replaced 18 March 2013[38] 11th Italy Mario Notaro
Belgium Michel Iannacone
Belgium Philippe Simonin
18 March 2013[38]
Cercle Brugge Netherlands Foeke Booy Sacked 2 April 2013[39] 2nd in Relegation Playoff Belgium Lorenzo Staelens 2 April 2013[39]

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Anderlecht 30 20 7 3 69 27 +42 67 Belgian Title Playoff
2 Zulte Waregem 30 19 6 5 49 29 +20 63
3 Genk 30 15 10 5 63 40 +23 55
4 Club Brugge 30 15 9 6 66 43 +23 54
5 Lokeren 30 14 9 7 53 38 +15 51
6 Standard Liège 30 15 5 10 54 33 +21 50
7 Mons 30 13 5 12 48 53 −5 44 Belgian European Playoff
8 Mechelen 30 12 5 13 44 42 +2 41
9 Kortrijk 30 11 6 13 31 30 +1 39
10 OH Leuven 30 8 12 10 46 51 −5 36
11 Charleroi 30 10 4 16 30 49 −19 34
12 Gent 30 8 10 12 33 40 −7 34
13 Waasland-Beveren 30 7 9 14 28 49 −21 30
14 Lierse 30 5 11 14 28 53 −25 26
15 Beerschot 30 6 5 19 31 61 −30 23 Belgian Relegation Playoff
16 Cercle Brugge 30 3 5 22 30 65 −35 14

Source: Belgian Pro League
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 following matches were postponed during the season:

  • Matchday 23: on 20 January both the match between leaders Anderlecht and second placed Zulte Waregem and the Bruges derby between Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge were postponed due to intensive snowing. They have been rescheduled to be played end of February between matchdays 28 and 29.[40]
  • Matchday 24: also due to snow, the match between Charleroi and Cercle Brugge was postponed on 26 January. The match was played on 20 February, between matchdays 27 and 28.[41]
  • Matchday 28: yet again it was snow that prevented a match to be played. The fixture between Charleroi and Zulte Waregem was postponed on 24 February and rescheduled to 3 March, between matchdays 28 and 29.[42]
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 9 7 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Zulte Waregem 6 1 3 2 5 5 2 6 4 2 5 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Genk 8 9 6 7 6 7 6 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 3 4 4 4 3 5 6 6 6 6 5 4 3 3 3 3
Club Brugge 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 8 8 5 5 6 6 4 3 4 5 5 6 6 6 4 4 4
Lokeren 2 4 7 5 7 9 8 8 10 11 9 9 6 4 4 3 3 3 4 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 6 5
Standard Liège 11 11 8 4 3 3 7 10 12 9 12 11 8 7 7 9 7 5 5 3 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 6 5 6
Mons 1 3 4 8 11 8 10 12 9 10 8 8 10 9 9 7 9 8 8 8 8 7 9 9 9 9 9 8 7 7
Mechelen 3 5 5 9 11 13 11 7 8 12 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 9 8 7 8 8 7 7 8 8
Kortrijk 10 6 10 11 8 6 5 9 6 5 4 5 7 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 8 9 9 9
OH Leuven 16 14 13 10 10 12 14 13 11 8 6 6 3 6 6 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Charleroi 13 15 11 12 14 15 13 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 13 13 12 11 11 11 12 13 11 12 12 12 11
Gent 5 8 9 6 4 3 4 3 5 6 7 7 9 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 12 13 11 12 11 11 11 12
Waasland-Beveren 14 12 16 16 15 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 16 15 15 16 15 15 14 13 13 13 13 11 12 13 13 13 13 13
Lierse 15 13 12 13 9 11 12 11 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 14 15 15 15 15 14 15 14 14 15 14 14 14
Beerschot 12 15 14 15 13 10 9 5 7 7 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 15 14 15 15 14 15 15 15
Cercle Brugge 7 10 15 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 16 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Source: soccerassociation.com

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AND BEE CER CHA CLU GNK GNT KVK LIE LOK KVM MON OHL STA W-B ZWA
Anderlecht 1–0 2–1 2–0 6–1 2–2 5–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–1
Beerschot 1–4 3–1 2–0 1–7 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–4 0–2 0–0 1–3 3–2 1–2 1–1
Cercle Brugge 0–3 3–1 1–0 0–3 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–2
Charleroi 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–4 2–6 3–0 0–1
Club Brugge 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 4–2 3–1 0–1
Genk 2–4 3–0 3–3 3–1 4–1 3–2 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 5–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0
Gent 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1
Kortrijk 1–1 4–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–2
Lierse 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–4
Lokeren 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–4 2–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–1
Mechelen 1–4 0–2 2–0 4–2 3–3 2–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–3
Mons 0–5 1–0 3–2 2–3 1–3 1–5 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–3 5–2 3–1 3–0 1–1
OH Leuven 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–6 3–1 1–3 0–4 5–2 0–1
Standard Liège 2–1 3–0 2–1 6–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–0 0–2 3–2 0–1 2–0 3–1 0–1
Waasland-Beveren 1–2 3–2 2–0 0–0 2–6 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2
Zulte Waregem 2–3 0–0 3–1 4–1 1–2 3–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–3 1–1 2–4 2–1 0–0 2–0

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

Championship Playoff[edit]

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded up) before the start of the playoff. As a result, the teams started with the following points before the playoff: Anderlecht 34 points, Zulte Waregem 32, Genk 28, Club Brugge 27, Lokeren 26 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, Genk, Lokeren and Zulte Waregem received this type of bonus due to rounding and will thus always be ranked below Club Brugge and Standard in the event of ties.

Playoff table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Anderlecht (C) 10 4 3 3 16 11 +5 49 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Zulte Waregem 10 4 3 3 20 20 0 47 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Club Brugge 10 6 1 3 21 17 +4 46 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
4 Standard Liège 10 5 2 3 22 20 +2 42 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
5 Genk 10 3 3 4 11 13 −2 40 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 Lokeren 10 1 2 7 15 24 −9 31

Source: soccerway.com
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
Anderlecht 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Zulte Waregem 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 3 3 2 2
Club Brugge 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 2 2 3 3
Standard Liège 6 4 5 4 3 3 3 5 5 5 4
Genk 3 3 3 2 4 4 5 4 4 4 5
Lokeren 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Source:[citation needed]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AND ZWA GNK CLU STA LOK
Anderlecht 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–0
Zulte Waregem 2–1 0–4 5–2 3–4 1–1
Genk 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1
Club Brugge 2–1 3–4 1–0 0–2 2–1
Standard Liège 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–4 4–3
Lokeren 2–4 2–3 0–0 1–4 4–1

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]

Group A contains the teams finishing the regular season in positions 7, 9, 12 and 14. The teams finishing in positions 8, 10, 11 and 13 are placed in Group B.

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

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Gent 6 4 2 0 9 3 +6 14
Mons 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10
Lierse 6 1 1 4 5 8 −3 4
Kortrijk 6 1 2 3 4 6 −2 2[nb 1]
  MON KVK GNT LIE
Mons 2–1 1–1 2–1
Kortrijk ANN[nb 1] 0–0 0–3
Gent 2–1 1–0 3–0
Lierse 0–1 0–0 1–2

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
OH Leuven 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 10
Mechelen 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
Charleroi 6 1 4 1 5 3 +2 8
Waasland-Beveren 6 1 2 3 3 7 −4 5
  KVM OHL CHA W-B
Mechelen 1–5 0–0 2–0
OH Leuven 0–3 0–0 3–1
Charleroi 1–2 3–0 1–1
Waasland-Beveren 1–0 0–1 0–0

Europa League playoff final[edit]

The winners of both playoff groups will compete in a two-legged match to play the fourth-placed team of the championship playoff, called Testmatch. The winners of this Testmatch are granted entry to the second qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.

11 May 2013
18:00 CEST
OH Leuven 1 – 4 Gent
Ruytinx Goal 3' report Soumahoro Goal 19'
Kage Goal 33'
van der Bruggen Goal 59'
Mboyo Goal 81' (pen.)
Den Dreef, Leuven
Attendance: 6,580
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut

18 May 2013
20:00 CEST
Gent 4 – 1 OH Leuven
López Goal 6'42'
Brüls Goal 72'
Coulibaly Goal 82'
report Ngolok Goal 59'
Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent
Attendance: 6,190
Referee: Jérôme Efong Nzolo

Gent won 8–2 on aggregate.

Testmatches Europa League[edit]

The Europa League playoff final winners will compete with the fourth placed team (or fifth placed in case the winner of the 2012–13 Belgian Cup finishes third or fourth) in the Championship playoff for the final European ticket.

23 May 2013
20:30 CEST
Gent 1 – 0 Standard Liège
Mboyo Goal 83' report
Jules Ottenstadion, Ghent
Attendance: 10,110
Referee: Johan Verbist

26 May 2013
20:00 CEST
Standard Liège 7 – 0 Gent
Batshuayi Goal 4'
Bulot Goal 15'
M'Poku Goal 35'40' (pen.)79' (pen.)
Ghoochannejhad Goal 73'83'

Standard Liège won 7–1 on aggregate.

Relegation Playoff[edit]

Beerschot and Cercle Brugge, the teams finishing in the last two positions, faced each other in the relegation playoff. Beerschot initially extended their three point bonus to a six-point lead, but thereafter Cercle Brugge won three matches in a row. This caused Beerschot to be relegated to the Second Division on 20 April 2013 after playing in the first division since 1989 (as Germinal Ekeren until 1999 and as Germinal Beerschot from 1999 until 2011). One month later however, it was announced that Beerschot had gone bankrupt and dissolved.

Cercle Brugge was forced to play the second division playoff with three Belgian Second Division teams, which they won to avoid relegation. It was the first time a team from the Pro League succeeded in surviving the Second Division Final Round since the installment of the Belgian Pro League playoffs.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cercle Brugge 4 3 0 1 3 2 +1 9 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Beerschot (R) 4 1 0 3 2 3 −1 6 Relegation to the Belgian Second Division

Source: soccerway.com
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] CER BEE CER BEE CER
Beerschot 1–0 1–2 2
Cercle Brugge 1–0 2–1

Source: soccerway.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2 Match not played as Beerschot could no longer overtake Cercle Brugge in the standings. In case of ties, Cercle Brugge was always ranked above Beerschot due to the head-to-head points in the relegation playoff.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

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

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Colombia Carlos Bacca Club Brugge 25
2 Belgium Ilombe Mboyo Gent 20
3 The Gambia Ibou OH Leuven 19
Democratic Republic of the Congo Dieumerci Mbokani Anderlecht 19
5 Belgium Maxime Lestienne Club Brugge 17
Senegal Mbaye Leye Zulte Waregem 17
Belgium Jelle Vossen Genk 17
8 Nigeria Imoh Ezekiel Standard Liège 16
9 France Franck Berrier Zulte Waregem 14
10 Belgium Michy Batshuayi Standard Liège 12
Belgium Tom De Sutter Anderlecht 12
Tunisia Hamdi Harbaoui Lokeren 12
The Gambia Mustapha Jarju Mons 12
Denmark Nicklas Pedersen Mechelen 12
France Jérémy Perbet Mons 12

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbokani, DieumerciDieumerci Mbokani Anderlecht Cercle Brugge 3–0[43] 12 August 2012
Belgium Lestienne, MaximeMaxime Lestienne Club Brugge Cercle Brugge 4–0[44] 23 September 2012
Central African Republic Habibou, HabibHabib Habibou Zulte Waregem Lierse 4–1[45] 29 September 2012
Nigeria Chuka, Chuka OH Leuven Charleroi 4–0[46] 6 October 2012
The Gambia Ibou, Ibou OH Leuven Club Brugge 4–1[47] 20 October 2012
Belgium De Sutter, TomTom De Sutter Anderlecht Mechelen 4–1[48] 3 November 2012
France Perbet, JérémyJérémy Perbet Mons OH Leuven 3–1[49] 17 November 2012
Belgium Vossen, JelleJelle Vossen Genk Lokeren 4–3[50] 2 December 2012
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbokani, DieumerciDieumerci Mbokani Anderlecht Mons 5–0[51] 8 December 2012
Belgium Mokulu, BenjaminBenjamin Mokulu Lokeren OH Leuven 6–2[52] 19 January 2013
Senegal Leye, MbayeMbaye Leye Zulte Waregem Club Brugge 4–3[53] 18 April 2013
Belgium M'Poku, Paul-JosePaul-Jose M'Poku Standard Liège Gent 7–0[54] 26 May 2013

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b In the match between Kortrijk and Mons, Kortrijk substituted in Brecht Dejaegere in the 89th minute while leading 3-0. As Dejaegere had not been submitted on the match sheet prior to the match, he was not allowed to play. The Belgian FA ruled that neither team received the points, thus annulling the result and taking away three points from Kortrijk.

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