1997–98 Eerste Divisie

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Eerste Divisie
Season 1997-98
Champions AZ
Promoted AZ
Cambuur Leeuw.
Goals scored 965
Average goals/game 3.15

The Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 1997/1998 season was contested by 18 teams. AZ won the championship.

New entrants[edit]

Relegated from the Eredivisie 1996-97

League standings[edit]

Pos Club P W D L Pts GF GA
1 AZ 34 21 9 4 72 81 31 Promotion to Eredivisie
2 Cambuur Leeuwarden 34 20 5 9 65 66 43 Play-offs
3 FC Emmen 34 18 7 9 61 64 45
4 FC Den Bosch 34 17 9 8 60 60 42
5 ADO Den Haag 34 17 7 10 58 69 43
6 FC Zwolle 34 14 12 8 54 58 42
7 TOP Oss 34 16 4 14 52 59 50
8 FC Eindhoven 34 16 3 15 51 50 52 Play-offs
9 Go Ahead Eagles 34 15 4 15 49 70 55
10 Helmond Sport 34 12 11 11 47 46 45
11 VVV-Venlo 34 12 11 11 47 45 46
12 Veendam 34 11 12 11 45 51 55
13 Telstar 34 11 7 16 40 43 60
14 SC Heracles 34 8 8 18 32 51 77
15 HFC Haarlem 34 8 7 19 31 43 85
16 Excelsior 34 8 6 20 30 39 64
17 Dordrecht '90 34 6 12 16 30 37 64
18 RBC Roosendaal 34 4 10 20 22 33 66

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 4 2 0 14 15 5 Remain in Eredivisie
2 FC Eindhoven 6 1 3 2 6 8 11
3 ADO Den Haag 6 0 5 1 5 5 8
4 FC Emmen 6 0 4 2 4 11 15

Group 2

Pos Club P W D L Pts GF GA
1 Cambuur Leeuwarden 6 4 2 0 14 15 8 Promotion to Eredivisie
2 FC Zwolle 6 2 2 2 8 8 9
3 FC Groningen 6 1 2 3 5 9 12 Relegation from Eredivisie
4 FC Den Bosch 6 1 2 3 5 7 10

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