1937–38 in Belgian football

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1937–1938 was the 38th season of competitive football in Belgium. The Belgium national football team qualified for the 1938 FIFA World Cup, for the 3rd consecutive year but lost in the first round to the organising country, France (1-3). R Beerschot AC won their 6th Premier Division title.


The national team qualified for the 1938 FIFA World Cup by beating Luxembourg and drawing with The Netherlands. They lost in the round of 16 in the World Cup finals against France.

At the end of the season, TSV Lyra and RC Tirlemont were relegated to Division I, while Boom FC (Division I A winner) and RCS Brugeois (Division I B winner) were promoted to the Premier Division.
RFC Montegnée, FC Duffel, RRC de Gand and VG Ostende were relegated from Division I to Promotion, to be replaced by CS Visétois, REFC Hasselt, RRC de Bruxelles and AS Ostende.

National team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp Belgium scorers
January 30, 1938 Parc des Princes, Paris (A) France 3-5 F Raymond Braine, Bernard Voorhoof, Stanley Vanden Eynde
February 27, 1938 Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam (A) The Netherlands 2-7 F Raymond Braine, Bernard Voorhoof
March 13, 1938 Stade Municipal, Luxembourg (A) Luxembourg 3-2 WCQ Bernard Voorhoof, Raymond Braine, François De Vries
April 3, 1938 Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp (H) The Netherlands 1-1 WCQ Hendrik Isemborghs
May 8, 1938 Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne (A) Switzerland 3-0 F Bernard Voorhoof (2), Jean Capelle
May 15, 1938 San Siro, Milan (A) Italy 1-6 F Jean Capelle
May 29, 1938 Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H) Yugoslavia 2-2 F Jean Capelle, Charles Vanden Wouwer
June 5, 1938 Stade Olympique de Colombes, Colombes (N) France 1-3 WCFR Henri Isemborghs

* Belgium score given first


  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • N = On neutral ground
  • F = Friendly
  • WCQ = World Cup qualification
  • WCFR = World Cup first round
  • o.g. = own goal


Competition Winner
Premier Division R Beerschot AC
Division I Boom FC and RCS Brugeois
Promotion CS Visétois, REFC Hasselt, RRC de Bruxelles and AS Ostende

Final league tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]