The Eerste Divisie 2010–11 was the 55th season of the Eerste Divisie since its establishment in 1956.
Last year's winners were De Graafschap, who was replaced by last-placed 2009–10 Eredivisie club RKC Waalwijk. The league featured 18 teams, two fewer than its previous season, following the exclusion of HFC Haarlem from professional football and the relegation of FC Oss to the 2010–11 Topklasse. On May 12, 2010 BV Veendam was declared bankrupt due to financial troubles, with FC Oss consequently expected to be readmitted into Eerste Divisie to replace it; however, the verdict was overturned later on June, and the club was thus allowed to play in the season with a reduced budget.
From this season on, the last-placed team will be relegated to the Topklasse, and replaced by the winner of such newly established third tier.
This season also featured the old Almere-based club FC Omniworld under the new denomination of Almere City FC.
Updated to games played on 6 May 2011.
Source: Eerste divisie (official site) (Dutch)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored. 1Deducted one point because of unknown reasons 2Deducted two points because of unknown reasons 3Deducted three points because of unknown reasons 4Deducted four points because of unknown reasons 5Deducted six points because of unknown reasons 6Deducted eight points because of unknown reasons 7Deducted nine points because of unknown reasons 8As period champions. Zwolle, Volendam, MVV and RKC are period champions. 9Almere City were originally relegated, but after the bankruptcy of RBC Roosendaal it was confirmed that they could keep their place in the Eerste Divisie. (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Source: Eerste Divisie website
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.