Netherlands - All-Time Tables Eerste and Tweede Divisie 1956-2013


In 1954 professional football was introduced in the Netherlands, and 1956/57 saw a national first division for the first time in history, called "eredivisie" (division of honour). As feeders, a second level league ("eerste divisie", consisting of two groups in the first few seasons) and a third level league ("tweede divisie", also consisting of two groups in the beginning) were added.

In general, all teams that went through name changes are listed under either their current name or (in case the club has disappeared from professional football) the last name under which they played professionally (so e.g. H.V.C. appear as S.C. Amersfoort, K.F.C. as F.C. Zaanstreek, 't Gooi as S.C. Gooiland, Fortuna Vlaardingen as F.C. Vlaardingen, and Zwartemeer as S.C. Drente). This in spite of the fact that clubs like H.V.C. and Fortuna Vlaardingen (or indeed T.O.P., who appear as F.C. Oss) never played in the tweede divisie under their more modern name. An exception is Xerxes, whose one-season merger with D.H.C. (when playing in the eredivisie) before disappearing from professional football is ignored below.

For teams that were formed by mergers, the records of the prime merger club (i.e. the club whose divisional place was taken by the merger club) have been added to those of the newly created club. (So, for instance, the record of Telstar includes that of V.S.V., whose place in the eerste divisie the merger club took in 1963, and not that of Stormvogels.) However, there are two exceptions to this:


Eerste divisie 1956-2013 All-Time Ranking (57 Seasons)

   club                    S    Pd     W     D     L    GF    GA  PAct   Ded    Pts   Pts/G     GD     GAv

 1.S.C. Cambuur           49  1710   676   458   576  2590- 2389  2046   - 6   1804   1,055    201   1,084
 2.F.C. Eindhoven         52  1800   585   456   759  2607- 3056  1808   - 9   1617   0,898   -449   0,853
 3.F.C. Dordrecht         48  1674   559   450   665  2486- 2657  1779   - 4   1564   0,934   -171   0,936
 4.Helmond Sport          48  1676   551   461   664  2301- 2656  1819         1563   0,933   -355   0,866
 5.F.C. Den Bosch         39  1354   575   349   430  2133- 1770  1756         1499   1,107    363   1,205
 6.Veendam                48  1670   516   471   683  2302- 2744  1685   -11   1492   0,893   -442   0,839
 7.Heracles Almelo        42  1464   527   374   563  2147- 2160  1565         1428   0,975   - 13   0,994
 8.Excelsior              36  1228   504   313   411  2031- 1784  1514         1321   1,076    247   1,138
 9.F.C. Volendam          32  1100   518   256   326  2038- 1521  1496         1292   1,175    517   1,340
10.Telstar                42  1446   466   348   632  1980- 2338  1467   - 2   1278   0,884   -358   0,847
11.P.E.C. Zwolle          29  1040   470   292   278  1708- 1244  1487   - 1   1231   1,184    464   1,373
12.V.V.V.-Venlo           33  1144   449   272   423  1787- 1733  1365         1170   1,023     54   1,031
13.De Graafschap          30  1040   429   287   324  1649- 1444  1242         1145   1,101    205   1,142
14.R.B.C. Roosendaal      35  1196   393   272   531  1746- 1987  1192   - 3   1055   0,882   -241   0,879
15.Vitesse                25   852   379   215   258  1450- 1192   973          973   1,142    258   1,216
16.Emmen                  28   988   350   249   389  1403- 1616  1199   - 6    943   0,954   -213   0,868
17.Go Ahead Eagles        26   910   354   227   329  1495- 1388  1164   - 3    932   1,024    107   1,077
18.S.V.V.                 29  1004   322   271   411  1341- 1628   915          915   0,911   -287   0,824
19.Wageningen             27   934   326   251   357  1409- 1519   903          903   0,967   -110   0,928
20.Haarlem                28   980   336   231   413  1359- 1591  1043          903   0,921   -232   0,854
21.S.C. Heerenveen        24   848   326   236   286  1247- 1124   888          888   1,047    123   1,109
22.Fortuna Sittard        26   926   322   244   360  1241- 1274   974   - 8    880   0,950   - 33   0,974
23.M.V.V.                 21   734   293   204   237  1166-  999   968   - 9    781   1,064    167   1,167
24.A.Z.                   19   646   304   160   182  1154-  800   810          768   1,189    354   1,443
25.A.D.O. Den Haag        18   610   288   150   172  1109-  827   858          726   1,190    282   1,341
26.Willem II              19   660   263   180   217  1009-  887   723          706   1,070    122   1,138
27.F.C. Oss               21   736   224   166   346   999- 1344   798          614   0,834   -345   0,743
28.S.C. Amersfoort        21   722   212   189   321   897- 1191   613          613   0,849   -294   0,753
29.F.C. Vlaardingen       19   650   175   171   304   792- 1057   521          521   0,802   -265   0,749
30.F.C. Groningen         11   372   209    88    75   663-  331   548          506   1,360    332   2,003
31.N.E.C.                 12   412   191   108   113   725-  524   490          490   1,189    201   1,384
32.N.A.C. Breda           11   384   180   102   102   701-  507   489          462   1,203    194   1,383
33.De Volewijckers         15   498   152   135   211   708-  786   439          439   0,882   - 78   0,901
34.A.G.O.V.V. Apeldoorn   15   518   182    89   247   861- 1025   551   -14    439   0,847   -164   0,840
35.Blauw Wit              10   334   150    92    92   521-  371   392          392   1,174    150   1,404
36.Holland Sport          11   352   154    77   121   626-  535   385          385   1,094     91   1,170
37.R.K.C. Waalwijk          7   252   145    69    38   531-  282   421          359   1,425    249   1,883
38.Sittardia               8   244   129    43    72   496-  334   301          301   1,234    162   1,485
39.D.H.C.                  8   256   104    73    79   426-  381   281          281   1,098     45   1,118
40.Elinkwijk                7   228   100    58    70   384-  339   258          258   1,132     45   1,133
41.Sparta Rotterdam        6   204   102    45    57   418-  277   351          249   1,221    141   1,509
42.R.C.H.                  9   296    86    72   138   412-  534   244          244   0,824   -122   0,772
43.F.C. Zaanstreek         7   224    87    52    85   342-  352   226          226   1,009   - 10   0,972
44.F.C. Amsterdam          7   232    85    55    92   350-  353   225          225   0,970   -  3   0,992
45.Limburgia               7   220    85    52    83   381-  366   220   - 2    220   1,000     15   1,041
46.Almere City             8   286    77    58   151   379-  567   283   - 6    206   0,720   -188   0,668
47.Stormvogels             6   186    82    38    66   361-  329   202          202   1,086     32   1,097
48.Velox                   6   192    66    57    69   299-  328   189          189   0,984   - 29   0,912
49.Hermes D.V.S.           6   188    73    41    74   310-  321   187          187   0,995   - 11   0,966
50.Enschedese Boys         5   158    68    34    56   370-  313   170          170   1,076     57   1,182
51.Helmond                 6   188    60    32    96   264-  355   152          152   0,809   - 91   0,744
52.Z.F.C.                  4   130    50    26    54   207-  194   126          126   0,969     13   1,067
53.Roda J.C.               3   108    43    31    34   140-  143   117          117   1,083   -  3   0,979
54.Xerxes                  3    88    38    19    31   163-  136    95           95   1,080     27   1,199
55.Rigtersbleek            4   118    28    31    59   185-  289    87           87   0,737   -104   0,640
56.S.C. Gooiland           3    98    31    22    45   148-  189    84           84   0,857   - 41   0,783
57.N.O.A.D.                2    64    29    14    21   115-  110    72           72   1,125      5   1,045
58.Be Quick                2    68    24    16    28   134-  147    64           64   0,941   - 13   0,912
59.Roda Sport              3    88    23    15    50   117-  194    61           61   0,693   - 77   0,603
60.E.D.O.                  3    94    21    17    56   118-  216    59           59   0,628   - 98   0,546
61.F.C. Twente             1    32    21     5     6    82-   41    47           47   1,469     41   2,000
62.E.B.O.H.                3    98    13    17    68   103-  297    43           43   0,439   -194   0,347
63.V.C.V. Zeeland          2    76    10    13    53    71-  180    33           33   0,434   -109   0,394
64.Hilversum               1    34    12     5    17    58-   58    29           29   0,853      0   1,000
65.Wilhelmina              1    34     8     7    19    51-   84    23           23   0,676   - 33   0,607
66.S.C. Drente             1    38     5    13    20    35-   73    23           23   0,605   - 38   0,479
67.Emma                    1    30     2     6    22    30-   80    10           10   0,333   - 50   0,375
                                                                                    
                        1139 39164 14617  9930 14617 59861 59861 43548   -84  39080   0,998     0      1

Explanations:

    S  Seasons in eerste divisie (max. 57)
   Pd  Matches played
    W  Matches won
    D  Matches drawn
    L  Matches lost
   GF  Goals scored
   GA  Goals conceded
 PAct  Number of actual points obtained (counting 3/win from 1995/96 onwards)
  Ded  Number of points deducted
  Pts  Number of points obtained (2/win)
Pts/G  Points per game ratio (based on 2/win)
   GD  Goal difference 
  GAv  Goal average

Note:  playoff matches, championship deciders, and "nacompetitie" matches not 
       included

NB: for additional information on name changes, mergers, and the disappearance of
    clubs from Dutch professional football, see Netherlands - Regional Analysis.

Tweede divisie 1956-1971 All-Time Ranking (15 Seasons)

   club                    S    Pd     W     D     L    GF    GA   Pts  Ded Pts/G     GAv     GD

 1.Baronie                15   464   182   110   172   802   773   474      1,022   1,038     29
 2.P.E.C. Zwolle          15   468   167    87   214   766   930   421      0,900   0,824   -164
 3.S.C. Drente            14   424   146   103   175   672   720   395      0,932   0,933   - 48
 4.S.C. Gooiland          12   380   123   121   136   584   562   367      0,966   1,039     22
 5.S.C. Heerenveen        12   374   135    94   145   571   619   364      0,973   0,922   - 48
 6.Z.F.C.                 11   354   126    92   136   495   480   344      0,972   1,031     15
 7.Roda J.C.               8   266   130    72    64   478   315   332      1,248   1,517    163
 8.Hilversum              11   342   112    90   140   479   544   314      0,918   0,881   - 65
 9.E.D.O.                 12   378   105    95   178   469   696   305      0,807   0,674   -227
10.Hermes D.V.S.           9   298   111    78   109   446   413   300      1,007   1,080     33
11.Tubantia               11   332   109    82   141   543   636   300      0,904   0,854   - 93
12.Zwolsche Boys          13   404    98    90   216   493   793   286      0,708   0,622   -300
13.De Graafschap           8   254   112    53    89   438   348   277      1,091   1,259     90
14.N.O.A.D.                9   298    96    85   117   439   492   277      0,930   0,892   - 53
15.Limburgia               8   266    97    82    87   397   396   276      1,038   1,003      1
16.A.G.O.V.V. Apeldoorn    9   300   104    59   137   419   527   267      0,890   0,795   -108
17.Wilhelmina             10   300   100    66   134   546   620   266      0,887   0,881   - 74
18.Haarlem                 7   220   106    53    61   442   299   265      1,205   1,478    143
19.Wageningen              7   234   105    55    74   426   355   265      1,132   1,200     71
20.N.E.C.                  8   228   103    48    77   473   369   254      1,114   1,282    104
21.Helmond Sport           7   228    92    60    76   374   344   244      1,070   1,087     30
22.Veendam                 6   192    93    45    54   344   268   231      1,203   1,284     76
23.F.C. Vlaardingen        6   204    85    59    60   305   254   229      1,123   1,201     51
24.L.O.N.G.A.              9   256    83    54   119   446   548   220      0,859   0,814   -102
25.Velox                   6   180    83    44    53   331   273   210      1,167   1,212     58
26.R.C.H.                  6   180    71    56    53   296   242   198      1,100   1,223     54
27.S.C. Amersfoort         5   162    73    40    49   291   218   186      1,148   1,335     73
28.Oldenzaal               7   200    64    48    88   298   369   176      0,880   0,808   - 71
29.Be Quick                6   168    63    39    66   316   314   165      0,982   1,006      2
30.Excelsior               4   144    59    39    46   214   176   157      1,090   1,216     38
31.Xerxes                  5   140    63    27    50   270   222   153      1,093   1,216     48
32.U.V.S.                  6   166    54    44    68   279   276   150  -2  0,904   1,011      3
33.Vitesse                 4   120    57    34    29   221   165   148      1,233   1,339     56
34.S.C. Cambuur            4   120    59    29    32   268   185   147      1,225   1,449     83
35.F.C. Dordrecht          4   118    56    29    33   232   162   141      1,195   1,432     70
36.F.C. Zaanstreek         4   120    51    35    34   193   148   137      1,142   1,304     45
37.V.V.V.-Venlo            4   142    47    40    55   190   217   134      0,944   0,876   - 27
38.S.V.V.                  4   118    48    30    40   218   205   126      1,068   1,063     13
39.Enschedese Boys         4   106    49    23    34   209   146   121      1,142   1,432     63
40.F.C. Den Bosch          3    90    49    19    22   154    94   117      1,300   1,638     60
41.Zeist                   5   140    42    30    68   228   331   114      0,814   0,689   -103
42.De Valk                 5   138    45    23    70   250   309   113      0,819   0,809   - 59
43.Rheden                  4   106    41    28    37   186   168   110      1,038   1,107     18
44.Go Ahead Eagles         3    82    42    20    20   180   113   104      1,268   1,593     67
45.R.B.C.                  3    92    37    30    25   137   117   104      1,130   1,171     20
46.Roda Sport              3    84    43    16    25   168   105   102      1,214   1,600     63
47.Velocitas               4   106    33    25    48   177   210    91      0,858   0,843   - 33
48.F.C. Eindhoven          2    64    31    24     9    94    48    86      1,344   1,958     46
49.E.B.O.H.                3    76    35    16    25   131   121    86      1,132   1,083     10
50.A.Z.                    2    62    36    13    13   138    74    85      1,371   1,865     64
51.Heracles Almelo         2    56    38     8    10   143    62    84      1,500   2,306     81
52.D.H.C.                  3    82    29    23    30   129   138    81      0,988   0,935   -  9
53.O.N.A.                  4   104    31    18    55   159   257    80      0,769   0,619   - 98
54.Oosterparkers           3    82    24     9    49   122   203    57      0,695   0,601   - 81
55.D.O.S.K.O.              3    82    19    18    45   137   204    56      0,683   0,672   - 67
56.De Volewijckers          1    32    20     7     5    65    31    47      1,469   2,097     34
57.Telstar                 1    32    20     7     5    63    34    47      1,469   1,853     29
58.Stormvogels             1    32     8    13    11    35    44    29      0,910   0,795   -  9
59.Rigtersbleek            1    34    11     4    19    56    79    26      0,760   0,709   - 23
60.Emma                    1    26     7     8    11    38    53    22      0,850   0,717   - 15
61.F.C. Oss                1    28     3     8    17    42    90    14      0,500   0,467   - 48
                                       
                         368 11276  4257  2762  4257 18500 18500 11274  -2    1       1       0

Explanations:

    S  Seasons in tweede divisie (max. 15)
   Pd  Matches played
    W  Matches won
    D  Matches drawn
    L  Matches lost
   GF  Goals scored
   GA  Goals conceded
  Pts  Number of points obtained (2/win)
  Ded  Number of points deducted
Pts/G  Points per game ratio (based on 2/win)
  GAv  Goal average
   GD  Goal difference 

Note:  playoff matches, championship deciders, and "nacompetitie" matches not 
       included                                       

NB: for additional information on name changes, mergers, and the disappearance of
    clubs from Dutch professional football, see Netherlands - Regional Analysis.

Trivia:

Only Baronie and P.E.C. played in the tweede divisie in all 15 seasons of its existence; alone
among all clubs which played 10 or more seasons at this level, Baronie had a positive record.

Among current (2013) eredivisie clubs, P.E.C. Zwolle, S.C. Heerenveen, Roda J.C. and N.E.C.
featured in the third level tweede divisie in more than half of the seasons it existed; 
P.E.C. Zwolle and S.C. Heerenveen had a negative record at this level.

Netherlands - All-Time Table Eredivisie

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