Jupiler Pro League

Jupiler Pro League
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[edit] Background Information

The Jupiler Pro League is the top division in Belgium football. The league was first formed in 1895 and only started out with a total of seven teams, over the years this has increased to 18 however after the 2008/09 season this will go back down to 16. Since the 1940's the division has been won mainly by R.S.C. Anderlecht who have won it 29 time, despite this many other teams such as Club Brugge, Genk and more recently Standard Liège have won it proving that R.S.C. Anderlecht are not invincible.


[edit] Past Winners

1992–93 - RSC Anderlecht

1993–94 - RSC Anderlecht

1994–95 - RSC Anderlecht

1995–96 - Club Brugge KV

1996–97 - K.Lierse SK

1997–98 - Club Brugge KV

1998–99 - KRC Genk

1999–00 - RSC Anderlecht

2000–01 - RSC Anderlecht

2001–02 - KRC Genk

2002–03 - Club Brugge KV

2003–04 - RSC Anderlecht

2004–05 - Club Brugge KV

2005–06 - RSC Anderlecht

2006–07 - RSC Anderlecht

2007–08 - Standard de Liège

[edit] Championships Won

  • 29 wins: R.S.C. Anderlecht
  • 13 wins: Club Brugge
  • 11 wins: R. Union Saint-Gilloise
  • 9 wins: Standard Liège
  • 7 wins: Beerschot
  • 6 wins: Racing de Bruxelles
  • 5 wins: Daring de Bruxelles, R.F.C. Liégeois
  • 4 wins: R. Antwerp F.C., Y.R. K.V. Mechelen, K. Lierse S.K.
  • 3 wins: Cercle Brugge K.S.V.
  • 2 wins: K.S.K. Beveren, K.R.C. Genk
  • 1 win: R.W.D. Molenbeek

[edit] League Information

1. There are 18 teams in the Jupiler Pro League at all times but this will decrease to 16 after the 2008/09 season

2. The first round of matches is in August, and the last is in May.

3. There are 34 games played, each team playing together twice. Once at home, and once away.The total games played will drop to 30 after the 2008-09 season.

4. There are 3 points awarded for a win, 1 for a draw, and 0 for a loss.

5. At the end of the season, positions are decided on Points but If two teams have the same number of points, the one with the most wins is placed first

6. The team who accumulate the most points or greater wins are crowned champions at the end of the season. If the two teams at the top finish level on points and wins then a playoff is played to decide the winner. This is also how the relegation positions are dealt with if the same thing appears.

7. The team in 15th play relegation playoff matches against teams from the Second Divison

8. In a match day squad only four substitutions can be named with three being used, At least two U-21 players must be included plus six players trained in Belgium.

9. Teams are allowed to buy players from other clubs during the transfer windows. There are two of these , one beginning on July 1st and ending on August 31st. The other Starts January 1st and comes to a close on January 31st. Free transfers can be brought in between September 1st and December 31st

[edit] The Teams

The 18 teams who are currently in the Premiership (as of the start of the 08/09 season) are:

AA Gent.png AA Gent
Anderlecht.png Anderlecht
Cercle Brugge.png Cercle Brugge
Charleroi.png Charleroi
Club Brugge.png Club Brugge
Dender.png Dender
Genk.png Genk
Beerchot.png Germinal Beerschot
Kortijik.png Kortrijk
Mechlen.png KV Mechelen
Lokeren.png Lokeren
Mons.png Mons
Mouscron.png Mouscron‎
Roeselare Logo.png Roeselare
Standard.png Standard
Turbize.png Tubize
Westlo.png Westerlo
Zulte Waregen.png Zulte-Waregem

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