1946–47 in Belgian football

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The 1946–1947 season was the 44th season of competitive football in Belgium. RSC Anderlechtois won their first Premier Division title.[1] At the end of the season, several teams were relegated at all levels in order to decrease the number of teams in all divisions to 16. The Belgium national football team played 4 friendly games and had only one win, against Scotland.[2]

Overview[edit]

At the end of the season, 5 clubs (RCS La Forestoise, R White Star AC, SC Eendracht Aalst, Sint-Niklaas SK and RFC Brugeois) were relegated to Division I, while R Uccle Sport (Division I A winner) and R Charleroi SC (Division I B winner) were promoted to Premier Division.

No fewer than 7 clubs were relegated from Division I to Promotion: Vilvorde FC, CS Schaerbeek, RU Hutoise FC, CS Hallois, RC Lokeren, ASV Oostende KM, Cappellen FC, SC Menen, Oude God Sport, to be replaced by FC Winterslag, Gosselies Sports, RFC Bressoux and SK Roeselare.

National team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp Belgium scorers
April 7, 1947 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam (A) The Netherlands 1-2 F René Thirifays
May 4, 1947 Bosuilstadion, Antwerp (H) The Netherlands 1-2 F Léopold Anoul
May 18, 1947 Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H) Scotland 2-1 F Léopold Anoul (2)
June 1, 1947 Stade Olympique de Colombes, Colombes (A) France 2-4 F Albert De Cleyn, Henri Coppens

* Belgium score given first

Key

  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • N = On neutral ground
  • F = Friendly
  • o.g. = own goal

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
Premier Division RSC Anderlechtois
Division I R Uccle Sport and R Charleroi SC
Promotion FC Winterslag, Gosselies Sports, RFC Bressoux and SK Roeselare

Final league tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

Top scorer: Jef Mermans (RSC Anderlechtois) with 38 goals.

References[edit]