The 2012–13 Eerste Divisie, known as Jupiler League for sponsorship reasons, will be the fifty-seventh season of Eerste Divisie since its establishment in 1955. It began on 10 August 2012 with the first matches of the season and will end on 26 May 2013 with the returns of the finals of the promotion/relegation play-offs, involving also the 16th- and 17th-placed teams from the 2012–13 Eredivisie. On 3 May 2013, during the last round of the regular season, SC Cambuur secured the championship and the only direct promotion berth. Go Ahead Eagles won promotion to the Eredivisie in the play-offs.
A total of 18 teams are taking part in the league. PEC Zwolle were promoted from the Eerste Divisie as 2011–12 champions and replaced by bottom-placed Eredivisie SBV Excelsior, whereas Willem II won a top flight place in the nacompetitie, replacing De Graafschap who were eliminated from the post-season playoff and therefore relegated to Eerste Divisie for this season. No team was promoted from Topklasse, thus allowing last-placed FC Emmen to keep their place in the second tier.
Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Eerste Divisie(Dutch)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) 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.
1 Veendam were officially declared bankrupt on 2 April 2013. 2 AGOVV were initially deducted two points for entering administration, but were later expelled on 18 January 2013 and their record was expunged on the same day.