Dutch League Eredivisie: rules, standing and winners

Dutch League Eredivisie: rules, standing and winners

Febbraio 15, 2023 Off Di FAQSoccer

The top Dutch football league, the Eredivisie, is one of the most important football leagues in Europe. Many fans follow Dutch football matches. But how does the Dutch soccer league work? From the regulation of the standings to European qualifiers and relegations, from the calendar of days to the golden register and championships in Holland, here you will find everything you need to know about the Dutch football championship, called the Eredivisie. On our website you will also find the special guide on the UEFA Champions League. Meanwhile, here are two betting sites with related promotions.

Dutch league standings: rules

The Eredivisie is the top league of men’s association football in the Netherlands. The competition is internationally famous for its attractive matches characterized by many goals and because it is often played by young talents. In fact, many champions started playing in the Dutch Eredivisie championship before landing in the best clubs in Europe. The Dutch league was founded in 1956. As of the 2020-21 season, it occupies sixth place in the UEFA table. The Dutch league consists of 18 teams. as in the other major European leagues, three points are awarded for every win, one point for every draw and zero points for a defeat. 

 

Eredivisie, Title and European Qualifiers

Whoever scores the most points at the end of the championship wins the Scudetto. The winner of the Dutch championship qualifies for the next edition of the Champions League, directly to the group stage. The remaining places for the European club competitions are decided by play-offs which take place at the end of the season. The runners-up qualifies for the third qualifying round of the Champions League while the third-placed goes to the Conference League. The place in the Europa League instead is for the team that wins the KNVB beker, i.e. the Dutch national cup. Of course, depending on the winner of the Dutch Cup, the other positions of the formations in the playoffs may vary.


Eredivisie, the play-offs for Europe

In the playoffs for Europe they go fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh. They compete in the knockout play-offs and whoever wins gains access to the Conference League.

How do relegations work in Eredivisie?

How do relegations work in the Eredivisie, the Dutch football league? The two teams that end the season in the last two places are relegated to the Eerste Divisie, the Dutch Serie B, while the third from bottom will be included in the promotion/relegation playoffs together with six other teams from the second division for a place in the Dutch Serie A.

Dutch Eredivisie league: how the calendar works

Each team meets all other teams twice during the season, once at home and once away.

How many matchdays are there in the Dutch league?

The gameweeks of the Dutch championship are 34, 17 of the first round and 17 of the second round. Then, at the end of the championship, the play-offs for the European cups and for the last place in the Dutch series are played.

Who has won the most league titles in the Netherlands?

Ajax is the team that has won the most championships in the Netherlands, 36. PSV follows with 24 titles. Feyenoord is third with 15 league titles.

Eredivisie standings table LIVE

Eredivisie 2023/2024 Regular Season

PWDLPts
1PSV
34
29
4
1
91
2Feyenoord
34
26
6
2
84
3Twente
34
21
6
7
69
4AZ
34
19
8
7
65
5Ajax
34
15
11
8
56
6NEC
34
14
11
9
53
7Utrecht
34
13
11
10
50
8Sparta Rotterdam
34
14
7
13
49
9Go Ahead Eagles
34
12
10
12
46
10Fortuna Sittard
34
9
11
14
38
11Heerenveen
34
10
7
17
37
12PEC Zwolle
34
9
9
16
36
13Almere City
34
7
13
14
34
14Heracles
34
9
6
19
33
15RKC Waalwijk
34
7
8
19
29
16Excelsior
34
6
11
17
29
17Volendam
34
4
7
23
19
18Vitesse
34
6
6
22
6


Dutch championship, the roll of honor

2022 Ajax
2021 Ajax
2020 Nessuno
2019 Ajax
2018 PSV
2017 Feyenoord
2016 PSV
2015 PSV
2014 Ajax
2013 Ajax
2012 Ajax
2011 Ajax
2010 FC Twente
2009 AZ
2008 PSV
2007 PSV
2006 PSV
2005 PSV
2004 Ajax
2003 PSV
2002 Ajax
2001 PSV
2000 PSV
1999 Feyenoord
1998 Ajax
1997 PSV
1996 Ajax
1995 Ajax
1994 Ajax
1993 Feyenoord
1992 PSV
1991 PSV
1990 Ajax
1989 PSV
1988 PSV
1987 PSV
1986 PSV
1985 Ajax
1984 Feyenoord
1983 Ajax
1982 Ajax
1981 AZ’67
1980 Ajax
1979 Ajax
1978 PSV
1977 Ajax
1976 PSV
1975 PSV
1974 Feyenoord
1973 Ajax
1972 Ajax
1971 Feyenoord
1970 Ajax
1969 Feyenoord
1968 Ajax
1967 Ajax
1966 Ajax
1965 Feyenoord
1964 DWS
1963 PSV
1962 Feyenoord
1961 Feyenoord
1960 Ajax
1959 Sparta
1958 DOS
1957 Ajax