1956–57 in Belgian football
The 1956–1957 season was the 54th season of competitive football in Belgium. R Antwerp FC won their 4th Division I title. RSC Anderlechtois also entered the 1956–57 European Champion Clubs' Cup as Belgian title holder. The Belgium national football team started their 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, losing to France and winning against Iceland.
At the end of the season, K Beeringen FC and R Charleroi SC were relegated to Division II and were replaced in Division I by K Waterschei SV Thor and K Sint-Truidense VV from Division II.
The bottom 2 clubs in Division II (RC Tirlemont and RRC de Bruxelles) were relegated to Division III while both Division III winners (KFC Diest and KSC Eendracht Aalst) qualified for Division II.
The bottom 2 clubs of each Division III league SRU Verviers, Mol Sport, FC Vigor Hamme and RUS Tournaisienne were relegated to the Promotion, to be replaced by Overpeltse VV, RCS Brainois, Aarschot Sport and RC Lokeren from Promotion.
|October 14, 1956||Bosuilstadion, Antwerp (H)||The Netherlands||2-3||F||Maurice Willems, Denis Houf|
|November 11, 1956||Stade Olympique, Colombes (A)||France||3-6||WCQ||Denis Houf, Maurice Willems (2)|
|December 23, 1956||Kölner Stadion, Köln (A)||Germany||1-4||F||Roland Moyson|
|March 31, 1957||Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H)||Spain||0-5||F|
|April 28, 1957||Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam (A)||The Netherlands||1-1||F||Paul Vandenberg|
|May 26, 1957||Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H)||Romania||1-0||F||Paul Vandenberg|
|June 5, 1957||Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H)||Iceland||8-3||WCQ||Richard Orlans (2), André Piters, Paul Vandenberg, Victor Mees (2), Henri Coppens (2)|
* Belgium score given first
- H = Home match
- A = Away match
- N = On neutral ground
- F = Friendly
- WCQ = World Cup qualification
- o.g. = own goal
|Division I||R Antwerp FC|
|Division II||K Waterschei SV Thor|
|Division III||KFC Diest and KSC Eendracht Aalst|
|Promotion||Overpeltse VV, RCS Brainois, Aarschot Sport and RC Lokeren|
Final league tables
- 1956-57 Top scorer: Maurice Willems (ARA La Gantoise) with 35 goals.
- 1956 Golden Shoe: Victor Mees (R Antwerp FC)