1939–40 Netherlands Football League Championship

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Netherl. Football Championship
Season 1939-1940
Champions Feijenoord (5th title)

The Netherlands Football League Championship 1939/1940 was contested by 52 teams participating in five divisions. The national champion would be determined by a play-off featuring the winners of the eastern, northern, southern and two western football divisions of the Netherlands. Feijenoord won this year's championship by beating Blauw-Wit Amsterdam, Heracles, Juliana and GVAV Rapiditas.

This season's championship was not considered official. Due to the start of World War II, not all teams played an equal amount of matches.

New entrants[edit]

Eerste Klasse East:

Eerste Klasse North:

Eerste Klasse South:

Eerste Klasse West-I:

Eerste Klasse West-II:

Divisions[edit]

Eerste Klasse East[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 Heracles 18 12 2 4 36 20 26 +16 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 NEC Nijmegen 18 11 2 5 51 27 24 +24
3 AGOVV Apeldoorn 17 10 3 4 38 17 23 +21
4 HVV Tubantia 17 9 2 6 34 37 20 -3
5 Go Ahead 18 7 5 6 34 27 19 +7
6 HVV Hengelo 17 5 6 6 27 35 16 -8
7 SC Enschede 17 6 1 10 31 35 13 -4
8 FC Wageningen 17 4 5 8 28 47 13 -19
9 Quick Nijmegen 17 5 1 11 31 46 11 -15
10 Enschedese Boys 18 4 1 13 26 45 9 -19

Eerste Klasse North[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 GVAV Rapiditas 18 14 2 2 58 25 30 +33 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 HSC 17 9 3 5 44 28 21 +16
3 Veendam 18 9 3 6 44 40 21 +4
4 Sneek Wit Zwart 16 9 2 5 39 29 20 +10
5 sc Heerenveen 16 8 1 7 54 49 17 +5
6 Achilles 1894 16 6 4 6 49 49 16 0
7 Velocitas 1897 16 6 3 7 35 36 15 -1
8 VV Leeuwarden 16 4 3 9 34 54 11 -20
9 WVV Winschoten 17 4 2 11 33 58 10 -25
10 Be Quick 1887 16 1 3 12 27 49 5 -22

Eerste Klasse South[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 Juliana 21 15 4 2 79 24 34 +55 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 FC Eindhoven 22 12 5 5 57 32 29 +25
3 NOAD 20 13 3 4 45 30 29 +15
4 MVV Maastricht 21 13 2 6 48 28 28 +20
5 Willem II 21 10 5 6 42 36 25 +6
6 PSV Eindhoven 21 8 6 7 40 29 22 +11
7 LONGA 19 7 4 8 38 43 18 -5
8 NAC 20 7 4 9 30 38 18 -8
9 HVV Helmond 20 4 4 12 24 65 12 -41
10 Limburgia 20 5 1 14 31 48 11 -17
11 BVV Den Bosch 20 3 4 13 27 55 10 -28
12 RFC Roermond 19 3 2 14 23 56 8 -33

Eerste Klasse West-I[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 Blauw-Wit Amsterdam 18 14 1 3 45 24 29 +21 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 ADO Den Haag 18 13 2 3 55 25 28 +30 [West-II]
3 DWS 18 12 3 3 50 29 27 +21 [West-II]
4 VSV 18 9 3 6 55 32 21 +23
5 HVV 't Gooi 18 7 5 6 39 44 19 -5 [West-II]
6 AFC Ajax 18 7 3 8 35 37 17 -2
7 Stormvogels 18 5 4 9 25 34 14 -9 [West-II]
8 HFC Haarlem 18 5 1 12 40 61 11 -21
9 KFC 18 3 2 13 32 62 8 -30 [West-II]
10 DOS 18 1 4 13 35 63 6 -28

[West-II] Team moving to Division West-II next season.

Eerste Klasse West-II[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 Feijenoord 18 12 5 1 51 16 29 +35 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 Sparta Rotterdam 18 9 5 4 66 44 23 +22
3 HBS Craeyenhout 18 10 3 5 56 47 23 +9 [West-I]
4 Hermes DVS 18 7 6 5 51 46 20 +5
5 DFC 18 8 3 7 35 30 19 +5
6 DHC 18 6 6 6 45 40 18 +5
7 RFC 18 7 3 8 37 34 17 +3 [West-I]
8 VUC 18 6 4 8 39 58 16 -19 [West-I]
9 Xerxes 18 4 5 9 39 63 13 -24 [West-I]
10 CVV Mercurius 18 0 2 16 18 59 2 -41 [West-I]

[West-I] Team moving to Division West-I next season.

Championship play-off[edit]

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 Feijenoord 8 5 1 2 19 14 11 +5
2 Blauw-Wit Amsterdam 8 3 3 2 20 15 9 +5
3 Heracles 8 4 1 3 18 15 9 +3
4 Juliana 8 3 3 2 17 19 9 -2
5 GVAV Rapiditas 8 0 2 6 13 24 2 -11

References[edit]