Belgian Women's First Division

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Belgian Women's First Division
Country Belgium
Confederation KBVB
Founded 1973
Number of teams 14
Relegation to Belgian Women's Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Belgian Women's Cup
Most championships Standard de Liege (15)

The Belgian Women's First Division (Dutch: Eerste Klasse, French: Division I) is the second highest women's football league of Belgium.

The league was the top level league until 2011–12. It started in 1973-74. From 2012–13 onwards Belgium's best teams play in the joint league with the best Dutch teams in the BeNe League. The champion of the league qualified for the UEFA Women's Champions League.

Format[edit]

For the season 2014-15, 14 teams participate, playing a double round-robin schedule to decide the champion. The bottom team is relegated to the Belgian Women's Second Division, the 3rd level. The 13th-placed team played a relegation match against the 2nd-placed team of the second division.

2014-15 Teams[edit]

Team Home city Home ground
Standard Femina de Liège B Luik Stade Standard de Liège
RSC Anderlecht B Brussel RSC Anderlecht Football Academy
WD Lierse SK B Kessel
OH Leuven B Heverlee
Zulte Waregem Zulte Gemeentelijk Sportstadion
D.V.C. Eva's Tienen Lubbeek
Kontich FC Kontich
FC Fémina WS Woluwe Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
KSK Heist Heist-op-den-Berg Gemeentelijk Sportcentrum
Union Saint-Ghislain Tertre-Hautrage Saint-Ghislain Stade Saint-Lô
Tongeren DV Tongeren
Massenhoven VC Massenhoven
Zonhoven Zonhoven
Eendracht Aalst Aalst

Belgian Champions[edit]

The winners of the first division were Belgian champions until 2012 when the league was superseded by the BeNe League.[1][2] The first two seasons featured local competitions, at the end of the season the winners played for the championship.

Year Winner Runner Up Third Notes
1971–72 Astro Begijnendijk
1972–73 Astro Begijnendijk
1973–74 St-Nicolas FC Liège
1974–75 Astro Begijnendijk
1975–76 Standard Fémina de Liège
1976–77 Standard Fémina de Liège
1977–78 Standard Fémina de Liège
1978–79 Herk Sport
1979–80 Sefa Dames Herentals
1980–81 Cercle Brugge
1981–82 Standard Fémina de Liège
1982–83 RWD Herentals
1983–84 Standard Fémina de Liège
1984–85 Standard Fémina de Liège
1985–86 Standard Fémina de Liège
1986–87 Brüssel D. 71
1987–88 RWD Herentals
1988–89 Herk Sport
1989–90 Standard Fémina de Liège
1990–91 Standard Fémina de Liège
1991–92 Standard Fémina de Liège
1992–93 Herk Sport
1993–94 Standard Fémina de Liège
1994–95 RSC Anderlecht
1995–96 Eendracht Aalst
1996–97 RSC Anderlecht
1997–98 RSC Anderlecht
1998–99 Eendracht Aalst
1999–00 Eendracht Aalst RSC Anderlecht KFC Rapide Wezemaal
2000–01 Eendracht Aalst
2001–02 Eendracht Aalst KFC Rapide Wezemaal Standard Fémina de Liège
2002–03 SK Lebeke-Aalst KFC Rapide Wezemaal Standard Fémina de Liège
2003–04 KFC Rapide Wezemaal RSC Anderlecht Eva's Kumtich
2004–05 KFC Rapide Wezemaal Eva's Kumtich RSC Anderlecht
2005–06 KFC Rapide Wezemaal RSC Anderlecht DVC Zuid-West Vlaanderen
2006–07 KFC Rapide Wezemaal RSC Anderlecht K. Vlimmeren Sport
2007–08 KVK Tienen RSC Anderlecht FCL Rapide Wezemaal
2008–09 Standard Fémina de Liège KVK Tienen K. Sint-Truidense VV
2009–10 K. Sint-Truidense VV Standard Fémina de Liège Sinaai Girls
2010–11 Standard Fémina de Liège RSC Anderlecht Lierse SK [3]
2011–12 Standard Fémina de Liège RSC Anderlecht Lierse SK

League winners since 2013[edit]

Winners of the First Division as a second level league.

  • 2012/13: DVC Eva's Tienen
  • 2013/14: DVC Eva's Tienen

Record champions[edit]

Listed are the number of championships from 1972 to 2012.

Titles Team
15 Standard de Liège (incl. St-Nicolas FC Liège)
5 Eendracht Aalst
Sint-Truidense VV (incl. KFC Rapide Wezemaal)
4 RSC Anderlecht (incl. Brüssel D. 71)
3 Astro Begijnendijk
Herk Sport
RWD Herentals (incl. Sefa Dames Herentals)
1 Cercle Brügge
SK Lebeke-Aalst
KVK Tienen

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Landskampioenen (Dames)". footbel.be. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Belgium - List of Women Champions". Rsssf.com. 2010-06-02. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Standard Fémina de Liège is kampioen bij de vrouwen" (in Dutch). KBVB. 2-5-2011. Retrieved 30 April 2012.