1959–60 in Belgian football

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The 1959–1960 season was the 57th season of competitive football in Belgium. K Lierse SK won their 3rd Division I title.[1] RSC Anderlechtois entered the 1959–60 European Champion Clubs' Cup as Belgian title holder and RU Saint-Gilloise lost the semifinals of the running 1958–60 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. The Belgium national football team played 6 friendly games (3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses).[2]

Overview[edit]

At the end of the season, R Berchem Sport and K Beringen FC were relegated to Division II and were replaced in Division I by KSC Eendracht Aalst and runner-up VV Patro Eisden from Division II.
The bottom 2 clubs in Division II (KRC Mechelen and RFC Sérésien) were relegated to Division III while both Division III winners (KFC Turnhout and UR Namur) were promoted to Division II.
The bottom 2 clubs of each Division III league (SK Beveren-Waas, RCS Schaerbeek, Voorwaarts Tienen and R Albert Elisabeth Club Mons) were relegated to Promotion, to be replaced by R Entente Sportive Jamboise, K Wezel Sport FC, KSK Roeselare and K Tubantia FC from Promotion.

National team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp Belgium scorers
October 4, 1959 Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam (A) The Netherlands 1-9 F Michel Delire
February 28, 1960 Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H) France 1-0 F André Piters
March 27, 1960 Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H) Switzerland 3-1 F Henri Dirickx, Jean Jadot, Léon Ritzen
April 13, 1960 Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H) Chile 1-1 F Paul Vandenberg
April 24, 1960 Bosuilstadion, Antwerp (H) The Netherlands 2-1 F Martin Lippens, André Piters
May 22, 1960 Vassil Levski Stadium, Sofia (A) Bulgaria 1-4 F André Piters

* Belgium score given first

Key

  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • N = On neutral ground
  • F = Friendly
  • o.g. = own goal

European competitions[edit]

RSC Anderlechtois lost in the first round of the 1959–60 European Champion Clubs' Cup to Rangers FC of Scotland (loss 5-2 away and 0-2 at home). RU Saint-Gilloise continued their 1958–60 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup campaign by losing to Birmingham City in the semifinals (two losses by 2-4).

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
Division I K Lierse SK
Division II KSC Eendracht Aalst
Division III KFC Turnhout and UR Namur
Promotion R Entente Sportive Jamboise, K Wezel Sport FC, KSK Roeselare and K Tubantia FC

Final league tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

References[edit]