1958–59 in Belgian football
The 1958–1959 season was the 56th season of competitive football in Belgium. RSC Anderlechtois won their 8th Division I title. Standard Liège entered the 1958–59 European Champion Clubs' Cup as Belgian title holder and became the first Belgian club to win a match in European competitions. They eventually reached the quarter finals. RU Saint-Gilloise entered the 1958–60 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and reached the semifinals. The Belgium national football team played 7 friendly games (3 draws, 4 losses).
At the end of the season, RRC Tournaisien and R Tilleur FC were relegated to Division II and were replaced by R Daring Club de Bruxelles and RFC Brugeois from Division II.
The bottom 2 clubs in Division II (RFC Renaisien and K Boom FC) were relegated to Division III, to be replaced by RRC de Bruxelles and K Olse Merksem) from Division III.
The bottom 2 clubs of each Division III league (K. Tongeren SC, RCS La Forestoise, RC Lokeren and SCUP Jette) were relegated to Promotion, to be replaced by R Crossing FC Ganshoren, US Centre, U Basse-Sambre-Auvelais and K Hasseltse VV from Promotion.
|September 28, 1958||Bosuilstadion, Antwerp (H)||The Netherlands||2-3||F||Pierre Hanon, André Piters|
|October 26, 1958||Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H)||Turkey||1-1||F||André Piters|
|November 23, 1958||Nepstadion, Budapest (A)||Hungary||1-3||F||Karel Mallants|
|March 1, 1959||Stade Olympique, Colombes (A)||France||2-2||F||Martin Lippens, André Piters|
|April 19, 1959||Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam (A)||The Netherlands||2-2||F||Victor Wégria, Fernand Goyvaerts|
|May 24, 1959||Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H)||Austria||0-2||F|
|June 14, 1959||Praterstadion, Vienna (A)||Austria||2-4||F||Godfried Vandenboer, Henri Coppens|
* Belgium score given first
- H = Home match
- A = Away match
- N = On neutral ground
- F = Friendly
- o.g. = own goal
Standard Liège became the first Belgian club to win a match in European competition when they beat Hearts of Scotland on September 3, 1958 (5-1), in the first round of the 1958–59 European Champion Clubs' Cup. In spite of their loss in the second leg (2-1), Standard advanced to the second round, where they defeated Sporting of Portugal (wins 2-3 away and 3-0 at home). In the quarter finals, Standard was eliminated by Stade Reims of France (win 2-0 at home and defeat 3-0 away).
RU Saint-Gilloise entered the 1958–60 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. They defeated a team from Leipzig of Germany in the first round (win 6-1 at home and defeat 1-0 away). In the quarter finals, RU Saint-Gilloise eliminated AS Roma of Italy with a 2-0 home win followed by a 1-1 draw in Roma. The semifinals were played during the 1959–60 season. The Belgian lost to Birmingham City (two losses by 2-4).
|Division I||RSC Anderlechtois|
|Division II||R Daring Club de Bruxelles|
|Division III||RRC de Bruxelles and K Olse Merksem|
|Promotion||R Crossing FC Ganshoren, US Centre, U Basse-Sambre-Auvelais and K Hasseltse VV|
Final league tables
- 1958-59 Top scorer: Victor Wégria (RFC Liégeois) with 26 goals.
- 1958 Golden Shoe: Roland Storme (ARA La Gantoise)