1962–63 in Belgian football
The 1962–1963 season was the 60th season of competitive football in Belgium. Standard Liège won their 3rd Division I title. RSC Anderlechtois entered the 1962–63 European Champion Clubs' Cup as Belgian title holder and reached the quarter finals, beating Real Madrid in the preliminary round. RU Saint-Gilloise entered the 1962–63 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. The Belgium national football team started their first UEFA European Football Championship qualification campaign but were eliminated in the preliminary round by Yugoslavia.
At the end of the season, RU Saint-Gilloise and OC Charleroi were relegated to Division II and were replaced in Division I by RFC Malinois and K Waterschei SV Thor Genk from Division II.
The bottom 2 clubs in Division II (UR Namur and K Olse Merksem SC) were relegated to Division III, to be replaced by KSV Waregem and K Boom FC from Division III.
The bottom club of each Division III league (RAA Louviéroise, RCS Brainois, R Jeunesse Arlonaise and K Tubantia FC) were relegated to Promotion, to be replaced by Voorwaarts Tienen, SK Beveren-Waas, CS Mechelen-aan-de-Maas and Stade Mouscron from Promotion.
|October 14, 1962||Bosuilstadion, Antwerp (H)||The Netherlands||2-0||F||Jacques Stockman, Paul Van Himst|
|November 4, 1962||Stadion JNA, Belgrade (A)||Yugoslavia||2-3||ECQ||Jacques Stockman, Armand Jurion|
|December 2, 1962||Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H)||Spain||1-1||F||Armand Jurion|
|March 3, 1963||Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam (A)||The Netherlands||1-0||F||Paul Vandenberg|
|March 31, 1963||Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H)||Yugoslavia||0-1||ECQ|
|April 24, 1963||Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H)||Brazil||5-1||F||Jacques Stockman (3), Alpsteg (o.g.), Paul Van Himst|
* Belgium score given first
- H = Home match
- A = Away match
- N = On neutral ground
- F = Friendly
- ECQ = European Championship qualification
- o.g. = own goal
RSC Anderlechtois qualified for the first round of the 1962–63 European Champion Clubs' Cup by defeating 5 times winner Real Madrid of Spain in the preliminary round (drew 3-3 away, won 1-0 at home). In the first round proper, Anderlecht eliminated CSKA Red Star of Bulgaria (drew 2-2 away, won 2-0 at home) but lost in the quarter finals to the Scottish team of Dundee FC (lost 1-4 at home, 1-2 away).
RU Saint-Gilloise reached the second round of the 1962–63 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup by eliminating Olympique de Marseille of France (lost 0-1 away, won 4-2 at home). They then could not eliminate NK Dinamo (lost 1-2 away, won 1-0 at home and then lost 2-3 in a play-off match).
|Division I||Standard Liège|
|Division II||RFC Malinois|
|Division III||KSV Waregem and K Boom FC|
|Promotion||Voorwaarts Tienen, SK Beveren-Waas, CS Mechelen-aan-de-Maas and Stade Mouscron|
Final league tables
- 1962-63 Top scorer: Victor Wégria (RFC Liégeois) with 24 goals.
- 1962 Golden Shoe: Armand Jurion (RSC Anderlechtois)