1999–2000 Belgian First Division

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The 1999/2000 season of the Jupiler League was held between August 6, 1999 and May 11, 2000. Sporting Anderlecht became champions.

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These teams were promoted from the second division at the start of the season:

Relegated teams[edit]

These teams were relegated to the second division at the end of the season:

Anderlecht's title success[edit]

Anderlecht became champions on April 21, 2000 after the defeat of rival Club Brugge at Herman Vanderpoortenstadion to Lierse 1-0 as, prior to these results, they were 7 points ahead of Brugge with 3 matches to go. The next day Anderlecht beat Racing Genk 4-1 and then Standard Liège 2-0.

Battle for Europe[edit]

Club Brugge and Gent qualified for the UEFA Cup.

The relegation dog fight[edit]

Charleroi avoided relegation with a controversial draw against Anderlecht on the last day of the season. Anderlecht were already champions and played with Enzo Scifo who had previously signed a deal with Charleroi. However, the result was irrelevant as Geel lost their last match to Club Brugge and were thus relegated with Lommel.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 R.S.C. Anderlecht 34 22 9 3 86 36 75 +50 Qualified for 2000-01 UEFA Champions League.
2 Club Brugge 34 21 4 9 70 32 67 +38 Qualified for 2000-01 UEFA Cup.
3 K.A.A. Gent 34 20 3 11 78 54 63 +24
4 R.E. Mouscron 34 16 9 9 67 45 57 +22
5 Standard Liège 34 18 2 14 66 52 56 +14 Qualified for 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
6 K.V.C. Westerlo 34 16 8 10 73 66 56 +7
7 K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot 34 16 7 11 56 45 55 +11
8 K.R.C. Genk 34 16 6 12 63 59 54 +4 Qualified for 2000-01 UEFA Cup.
9 Lierse S.K. 34 15 7 12 65 47 52 +18
10 K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen 34 12 11 11 56 58 47 -2
11 Y.R. K.V. Mechelen 34 12 5 17 47 77 41 -30
12 K.S.C. Eendracht Aalst 34 11 4 19 53 72 37 -19
13 K. Sint-Truidense V.V. 34 10 7 17 41 65 37 -24
14 K.R.C. Zuid-West-Vlaanderen 34 10 5 19 56 72 35 -16
15 K.S.K. Beveren 34 9 8 17 51 69 35 -18
16 R. Charleroi S.C. 34 7 10 17 42 62 31 -20
17 K.F.C. Verbroedering Geel 34 5 13 16 32 60 28 -28 Relegated to Division II.
18 K.F.C. Lommel S.K. 34 5 12 17 35 66 27 -31

Top goal scorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Team
Norway Ole Martin Årst 30 Gent
Belgium Toni Brogno 30 Westerlo
Czech Republic Jan Koller 20 Anderlecht
Belgium David Paas 19 Harelbeke
Belgium Eric Van Meir 15 Lierse
Canada Tomasz Radzinski 14 Anderlecht
Belgium Dante Brogno 14 Charleroi
Poland Marcin Żewłakow 14 Mouscron
Sweden Pär Zetterberg 14 Anderlecht

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