|Number of teams||18|
|Level on pyramid||3|
|Promotion to||Eerste Divisie|
|Relegation to||Derde Divisie|
|Domestic cup(s)||KNVB Cup|
VV Katwijk |
|2018–19 Tweede Divisie|
The Tweede Divisie (English: Second Division) is the only semi-professional (and historically the lowest professional) football league in the Netherlands. It was established in 1956, together with the Eredivisie and the Eerste Divisie. Between 1956 and 1960 and between 1962 and 1966, the league consisted of two divisions, Tweede Divisie A and Tweede Divisie B. The league was disbanded in 1971. Six clubs were promoted to the Eerste Divisie (De Volewijckers, FC Eindhoven, FC VVV, Fortuna Vlaardingen, PEC and Roda JC), while the other eleven teams became amateur clubs.
Plans for a new, semi-professional Tweede Divisie, to be made up of 4 reserve teams and 14 Topklasse clubs, were approved in a KNVB assembly in December 2014. Thus, the Topklasse, renamed the Derde Divisie (English: Third Division), and leagues below decremented by one level, and furthermore, promotion and relegation among the second to fourth divisions were implemented starting in 2016–17.
Tweede Divisie Champions
- 1956–1957 - Leeuwarden - RBC
- 1957–1958 - ZFC - Heracles
- 1958–1959 - 't Gooi - Go Ahead
- 1959–1960 - EDO - Be Quick
- 1960–1961 - HFC Haarlem
- 1961–1962 - Velox
- 1962–1963 - VSV (beat HFC Haarlem in a play-off)
- 1963–1964 - NEC (beat Alkmaar '54 in a play-off)
- 1964–1965 - SC Cambuur (beat DFC in a play-off)
- 1965–1966 - Vitesse Arnhem - FC Den Bosch
- 1966–1967 - HFC Haarlem
- 1967–1968 - FC Wageningen
- 1968–1969 - De Graafschap
- 1969–1970 - SC Heerenveen
- 1970–1971 - Volewijckers
- 2016–2017 - Jong AZ
- 2017–2018 - Katwijk
- "Plans for a new Tweede Divisie starting 2016/2017". NOS.nl (in Dutch). 2 December 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "Vanaf seizoen 2016/17: promotie/degradatie tussen amateurvoetbal en betaald voetbal". KNVB.nl (in Dutch). 2 December 2014. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
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