1996–97 Eerste Divisie

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Eerste Divisie
Season 1996-97
Champions Ajax
Promoted None
Goals scored 884
Average goals/game 2.88

The Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 1996/1997 season was contested by 18 teams. Ajax won the championship.

New entrants[edit]

Relegated from the Eredivisie 1995-96

League standings[edit]

Pos Club P W D L Pts GF GA
1 MVV Maastricht 34 20 10 4 70 62 30
2 Cambuur Leeuwarden 34 20 7 7 67 65 33 Play-offs
3 FC Emmen 34 18 9 7 63 58 36
4 VVV-Venlo 34 16 9 9 57 55 40
5 FC Zwolle 34 15 10 9 55 52 40
6 Go Ahead Eagles 34 16 7 11 55 58 48
7 FC Den Bosch 34 16 6 12 54 55 43
8 ADO Den Haag 34 14 10 10 52 48 48 Play-offs
9 FC Eindhoven 34 14 8 12 50 53 53
10 Veendam 34 13 10 11 49 44 35
11 TOP Oss 34 13 8 13 47 46 50
12 Dordrecht '90 34 13 7 14 46 45 49
13 SC Heracles 34 9 10 15 37 51 50
14 Helmond Sport 34 10 6 18 36 46 64
15 RBC Roosendaal 34 10 5 19 35 41 63
16 Telstar 34 7 7 20 28 34 68
17 Excelsior 34 6 6 22 24 37 67
18 HFC Haarlem 34 5 7 22 22 34 67

Promotion/relegation play-offs[edit]

In the promotion/relegation competition, eight entrants (six from this league and two from the Eredivisie) entered in two groups. The group winners were promoted to the Eredivisie.

Group 1

Pos Club P W D L Pts GF GA
1 RKC Waalwijk 6 5 0 1 15 19 6 Remain in Eredivisie
2 FC Zwolle 6 3 1 2 10 6 9
3 FC Emmen 6 2 1 3 7 8 10
4 ADO Den Haag 6 0 2 4 2 3 11

Group 2

Pos Club P W D L Pts GF GA
1 NEC Nijmegen 6 5 0 1 15 19 5 Remain in Eredivisie
2 Go Ahead Eagles 6 5 0 1 15 17 8
3 Cambuur Leeuwarden 6 2 0 4 6 8 15
4 VVV-Venlo 6 0 0 6 0 6 22

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