1947–48 in Belgian football

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The 1947–1948 season was the 45th season of competitive football in Belgium. RFC Malinois won their 3rd Premier Division title.[1] The Belgium national football team played 6 friendly games of which they won only one, against France.[2]


At the end of the season, R Uccle Sport and K Lierse SK were relegated to Division I, while RC Mechelen KM (Division I A winner) and R Tilleur FC (Division I B winner) were promoted to the Premier Division.
K Tubantia FC, AS Renaisienne, Mol Sport and R Fléron FC were relegated from Division I to Promotion, to be replaced by RUS Tournaisienne, RCS Verviétois, US Centre and Sint-Truidense VV.

National team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score* Comp Belgium scorers
September 21, 1947 Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H) England 2-5 F Joseph Mermans, Albert De Cleyn
November 2, 1947 Charmilles Stadium, Genève (A) Switzerland 0-4 F
March 14, 1948 Bosuilstadion, Antwerp (H) The Netherlands 1-1 F August Van Steelant
April 18, 1948 Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam (A) The Netherlands 2-2 F Joseph Mermans, August Van Steelant
April 28, 1948 Hampden Park, Glasgow (A) Scotland 0-2 F
June 6, 1948 Heysel Stadium, Brussels (H) France 4-2 F Frédéric Chaves d'Aguilar (2), Henri Govard, Joseph Mermans

* Belgium score given first


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


Competition Winner
Premier Division RFC Malinois
Division I RC Mechelen KM and R Tilleur FC
Promotion RUS Tournaisienne, RCS Verviétois, US Centre and Sint-Truidense VV

Final league tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

Top scorer: Jef Mermans (RSC Anderlechtois) with 23 goals.