2015–16 Belgian Pro League

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Jupiler Pro League
Season 2015–16
Champions Club Brugge
Relegated OH Leuven
Champions League Club Brugge
Anderlecht
Europa League Standard Liège
Gent
Genk
Matches played 184
Goals scored 517 (2.81 per match)
Top goalscorer Jérémy Perbet
(22 goals)[1]
Biggest home win Club Brugge 7–1 Standard Liège[1]
Biggest away win Waasland-Beveren 1–5 Oostende
Zulte-Waregem 0–4 Anderlecht[1]
Highest scoring Club Brugge 7–1 Standard Liège[1]
Longest winning run 7 games[1]
Club Brugge
Longest unbeaten run 14 games[1]
K.A.A. Gent
Longest winless run 8 games[1]
Standard Liège and Westerlo
Longest losing run 6 games[1]
OH Leuven

The 2015–16 season of the Belgian Pro League (also known as Jupiler Pro League for sponsorship reasons) was the 113th season of top-tier football in Belgium. It started in the last week of July 2015 and finished in May 2016. Gent were the defending champions.

This was the last season under the "Pro League" name; a reorganisation of the Belgian professional leagues followed the season, with the top league to be known from 2016–17 forward as "First Division A".

Changes from 2014–15[edit]

Structural changes[edit]

Some changes were introduced in comparison to the previous season, with the most important one being the relegation rules. Instead of organising a relegation playoff between the teams finishing in the two last positions, this season will rather see the last team relegated immediately, while the 15th placed team will not play in any playoff and will remain in the renamed Belgian First Division A.[2]

Several other smaller changes were introduced,[3] namely:

  • The team finishing on top of the table following the regular season, will be assured at least place in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League in case they drop out of the top two positions and thereby miss out on the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League. They will be awarded a spot in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round, or even the Group stage in case the 2015–16 Belgian Cup winners finish in the top two.
  • In case two or more teams finish with equal points after the Championship Playoff, the first tiebreaker will now be the finishing position during the regular season.
  • The disciplinary record (number of yellow cards) will now be erased for all players after conclusion of the regular season. Any suspensions already obtained will be kept; in addition, during the playoffs, players will now pick up a one match ban already after three yellow cards, rather than five as during the regular season.

The first two of these rules were put in force as a compensation for the rule that the points obtained during the regular season are halved prior to the start of the championship playoff, to the complaint of several teams that had been in the lead after the regular season the past few seasons, the third rule was put in force to avoid the effect of players intentionally taking yellow cards near the end of the regular season, to make sure they were suspended before the playoffs (mostly against lesser teams) and could start the deciding playoffs with a clean sheet.

Team changes[edit]

Teams[edit]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Club Location Venue Capacity
Anderlecht Anderlecht Constant Vanden Stock Stadium 21,000
Charleroi Charleroi Stade du Pays de Charleroi 14,000
Club Brugge Brugge Jan Breydel Stadium 29,042
Genk Genk Cristal Arena 24,956
Gent Ghent Ghelamco Arena 19,999
Kortrijk Kortrijk Guldensporen Stadion 9,399
Lokeren Lokeren Daknamstadion 9,560
Mechelen Mechelen AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne 13,213
Mouscron-Péruwelz Mouscron Stade Le Canonnier 10,571
Oostende Ostend Albertpark 8,000
Oud-Heverlee Leuven Leuven Den Dreef 9,493
Sint-Truiden Sint-Truiden Stayen 14,600
Standard Liège Liège Stade Maurice Dufrasne 28,278
Waasland-Beveren Beveren Freethiel Stadion 8,190
Westerlo Westerlo Het Kuipje 8,035
Zulte Waregem Waregem Regenboogstadion 9,540

Personnel and kits[edit]

Club Manager Captain Kit Manufacturer Sponsors
Anderlecht Albania Besnik Hasi Belgium Silvio Proto adidas BNP Paribas Fortis
Charleroi Belgium Felice Mazzu Spain Francisco Martos MAPS[disambiguation needed] Proximus
Club Brugge Belgium Michel Preud'homme Belgium Timmy Simons Nike Daikin
Genk Belgium Peter Maes Belgium Thomas Buffel Nike Beobank
Gent Belgium Hein Vanhaezebrouck Belgium Sven Kums Jartazi VDK Spaarbank
Kortrijk France Karim Belhocine Serbia Nebojša Pavlović Jako AGO Jobs & HR
Lokeren Belgium Georges Leekens Belgium Killian Overmeire Jartazi QTeam
Mechelen Serbia Aleksandar Janković Belgium Steven De Petter Kappa Telenet
Mouscron-Péruwelz Belgium Glen De Boeck Belgium Noë Dussenne Patrick Trba
Oostende Belgium Yves Vanderhaeghe Cameroon Sébastien Siani Joma Willems Veranda's
OH Leuven Belgium Emilio Ferrera France Romain Reynaud Vermarc Just Eat
Sint-Truiden Northern Ireland Chris O'Loughlin Belgium Rob Schoofs Kappa Golden Palace
Standard Liège Belgium Yannick Ferrera France Adrien Trebel Kappa BASE
Waasland-Beveren Belgium Stijn Vreven Serbia Miloš Marić Kappa Aims Tools
Star Casino
Westerlo Belgium Bob Peeters Belgium Filip Daems Saller Soudal
Zulte-Waregem Belgium Francky Dury Senegal Mbaye Leye Patrick Record Bank

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position Replaced by Date of appointment
Waasland-Beveren Belgium Guido Brepoels Contract not prolonged End of 2014–15 season[4] Pre-season Belgium Stijn Vreven 29 April 2015[5]
Oostende Belgium Frederik Vanderbiest Replaced by Vanderhaeghe End of 2014–15 season[6] Belgium Yves Vanderhaeghe 11 May 2015[7]
Genk Scotland Alex McLeish Resigned End of 2014–15 season[8] Belgium Peter Maes 26 May 2015[9]
Kortrijk Belgium Yves Vanderhaeghe Signed by Oostende End of 2014–15 season[7] Belgium Johan Walem 29 May 2015[10]
Lokeren Belgium Peter Maes Signed by Genk End of 2014–15 season[9] Belgium Bob Peeters 3 June 2015[11]
Mouscron-Péruwelz France Fernando Da Cruz Contract not prolonged End of 2014–15 season[12] Republic of Macedonia Čedomir Janevski 4 June 2015[12]
Standard Liège Belgium José Riga Resigned End of 2014–15 season[13] Serbia Slavoljub Muslin 5 June 2015[14]
Standard Liège Serbia Slavoljub Muslin Sacked 28 August 2015[15] 8th Belgium Éric Deflandre (caretaker) 28 August 2015[15]
Standard Liège Belgium Éric Deflandre (caretaker) Caretaker replaced 7 September 2015[16] 11th Belgium Yannick Ferrera 7 September 2015[16]
Sint-Truiden Belgium Yannick Ferrera Signed by Standard Liège 7 September 2015[16] 5th Northern Ireland Chris O'Loughlin 8 September 2015[17]
Lokeren Belgium Bob Peeters Sacked 24 October 2015[18] 14th Belgium Georges Leekens 25 October 2015[19]
OH Leuven Belgium Jacky Mathijssen Sacked 24 November 2015[20] 15th Belgium Emilio Ferrera 26 November 2015[21]
Westerlo Netherlands Harm van Veldhoven Sacked 25 November 2015[22] 16th Belgium Bob Peeters 26 November 2015[23]
Mouscron-Péruwelz Republic of Macedonia Čedomir Janevski Sacked 19 January 2016[24] 15th Belgium Glen De Boeck 20 January 2016[25]
Kortrijk Belgium Johan Walem Sacked 8 February 2016[26] 9th France Karim Belhocine 8 February 2016[26]
Kortrijk France Karim Belhocine Becomes technical director 1 April 2016[27] 9th Belgium Patrick De Wilde 1 April 2016[27]

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Club Brugge 30 21 1 8 64 30 +34 64 Qualification for the Championship play-offs
2 Gent 30 17 9 4 56 29 +27 60
3 Anderlecht 30 15 10 5 51 29 +22 55
4 Oostende 30 14 7 9 55 44 +11 49
5 Genk 30 14 6 10 42 30 +12 48
6 Zulte Waregem 30 12 7 11 51 50 +1 43
7 Standard Liège 30 12 5 13 41 51 −10 41 Qualification for the Europa League play-offs
8 Charleroi 30 10 9 11 36 39 −3 39
9 Kortrijk 30 10 9 11 31 35 −4 39
10 Mechelen 30 10 7 13 48 50 −2 37
11 Lokeren 30 8 10 12 35 40 −5 34
12 Waasland-Beveren 30 9 6 15 40 57 −17 33
13 Sint-Truiden 30 8 6 16 28 47 −19 30
14 Mouscron-Péruwelz 30 7 9 14 39 51 −12 30
15 Westerlo 30 7 9 14 35 59 −24 30
16 OH Leuven (R) 30 7 8 15 42 53 −11 29 Relegation to the First Division B
Source: Belgian Pro League[dead link], Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Away matches won; 7) Play-off.[28]
(R) Relegated.

Positions by round[edit]

Note: The classification was made after the weekend (or midweek) of each matchday, so postponed matches were only processed at the time they were played to represent the real evolution in standings.

  • On matchday 16, the matches Lokeren - Anderlecht and Mouscron-Péruwelz - Charleroi were postponed due to increased safety measures following the November 2015 Paris attacks.[29] These matches were played on 22 and 23 December, between matchdays 20 and 21.[30]
Team ╲ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Club Brugge 11 6 7 3 6 3 7 7 5 6 5 6 5 4 4 2 2 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gent 8 5 6 2 4 8 6 6 4 2 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
Anderlecht 4 1 1 6 3 1 2 2 2 3 3 1 3 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Oostende 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 3 3 3 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Genk 1 8 9 4 9 6 5 5 7 4 4 4 6 6 9 6 7 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5
Zulte Waregem 1 7 8 11 5 4 3 4 3 5 6 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 8 6 7 6
Standard Liège 11 10 4 7 8 11 13 15 15 15 16 15 11 13 11 12 9 9 7 7 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 6 7
Charleroi 5 4 5 10 10 13 14 13 9 8 9 10 9 9 8 9 10 13 10 11 6 8 8 8 7 6 6 8 9 8
Kortrijk 5 10 11 13 14 9 9 9 8 10 7 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 8 8 12 13 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 9
Mechelen 14 16 13 15 11 10 11 12 14 13 12 12 13 11 13 11 13 11 12 13 10 11 11 11 12 9 9 10 10 10
Lokeren 14 13 14 9 13 14 10 10 12 14 15 14 15 12 12 13 12 10 11 12 9 9 9 9 11 12 11 12 12 11
Waasland-Beveren 10 9 12 8 7 7 8 8 10 9 10 8 10 10 10 10 11 12 13 10 13 12 13 13 13 13 13 11 11 12
Sint-Truiden 5 3 3 5 2 5 4 3 6 7 8 7 7 7 6 8 8 8 9 9 11 10 12 12 9 11 12 13 14 13
Mouscron-Péruwelz 11 14 16 16 16 16 16 11 11 11 13 11 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 16 14 15 13 14
Westerlo 8 12 10 12 12 15 15 16 16 16 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 14 15 16 16 15
OH Leuven 14 15 15 14 15 12 12 14 13 12 11 13 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 15 16 14 15 16

Source: soccerassociation.com

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AND CHA BRU GNK GNT KVK OHL LOK KVM MOU KVO STV STA WBE WES ZWA
Anderlecht 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–3 3–2 2–1 3–0
Charleroi 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 2–3 0–0 3–0
Club Brugge 1–4 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 7–1 5–1 6–0 3–0
Genk 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 3–1 0–4 4–1 3–0 3–1 6–1 2–1 2–1
Gent 2–0 1–3 4–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 5–0 2–2
Kortrijk 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0
OH Leuven 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 1–0 3–3 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 5–1 2–3
Lokeren 1–12 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–1
Mechelen 2–2 0–1 1–4 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 3–4
Mouscron-Péruwelz 2–1 0–12 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2
Oostende 3–1 2–1 0–2 3–2 5–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–3 1–2 4–1 3–3 2–1 0–2
Sint-Truiden 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–2
Standard Liège 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–3 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–1
Waasland-Beveren 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 2–3 0–0 3–3 1–5 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–1
Westerlo 0–3 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 3–2 2–2 0–1 0–3 2–0 1–0 1–2
Zulte Waregem 0–4 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–3 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–3 2–1 4–2

Updated to games played on 13 March 2016.
Source: Belgian Pro League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2 The matches Lokeren - Anderlecht (21 November) and Mouscron-Péruwelz - Charleroi (22 November) were postponed due to increased safety measures following the November 2015 Paris attacks, these matches were rescheduled to 22 and 23 December.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship play-offs[edit]

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded up) before the start of the playoff, as a result, the teams started with the following points before the playoff: Club Brugge 32 points, Gent 30, Anderlecht 28, Oostende 25, Genk 24 and Zulte Waregem 22. The points of Anderlecht, Oostende and Zulte-Waregem were rounded up, therefore in case of any ties on points at the end of the playoffs, the half point will be deducted for these teams.

Play-off table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CLU AND GNT GNK OOS ZWA
1 Club Brugge (C) 10 7 1 2 25 9 +16 54 Qualification for the Champions League group stage 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 5–0
2 Anderlecht 10 6 1 3 15 16 −1 47 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0
3 Gent 10 3 3 4 10 15 −5 42 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round 1–4 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1
4 Genk 10 5 1 4 20 13 +7 40 Qualification for the Testmatches to Europa League 4–2 5–2 1–2 4–0 2–0
5 Oostende 10 3 2 5 14 19 −5 36 0–1 4–2 0–1 2–1 3–3
6 Zulte Waregem 10 1 2 7 11 23 −12 27 0–2 1–2 4–2 1–2 1–2
Source: Belgian Pro League, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Points without (possible) half points added due to rounding; 3) Matches won; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Away goals scored; 7) Away matches won; 8) Play-off.[31]
(C) Champion.

Positions by round[edit]

Below the positions per round are shown, as teams did not all start with an equal amount of points, the initial pre-playoffs positions are also given.

Team \ Round Initial 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Club Brugge 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Anderlecht 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2
Gent 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3
Genk 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Oostende 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Zulte Waregem 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Source: Soccerway

Europa League play-offs[edit]

Group A contains the teams finishing the regular season in positions 7, 9, 12 and 14, the teams that finish in positions 8, 10, 11 and 13 are placed in Group B.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification KVK STA RMP W-B
1 Kortrijk 6 4 2 0 13 5 +8 14 Qualification for the play-off final 1–0 0–0 5–0
2 Standard Liège 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a] 1–1 4–1 2–0
3 Mouscron-Péruwelz 6 1 2 3 5 8 −3 5 2–3 2–0 0–0
4 Waasland-Beveren 6 1 1 4 3 11 −8 4 2–3 0–1 1–0
Source: Belgian Pro League, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Away matches won; 7) Play-off.[32]
Notes:

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CHA LOK KVM STR
1 Charleroi 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7 11 Qualification for the play-off final 2–2 4–0 1–1
2 Lokeren 6 3 2 1 12 7 +5 11 1–0 5–1 1–0
3 Mechelen 6 2 1 3 7 14 −7 7 2–3 2–1 1–1
4 Sint-Truiden 6 0 3 3 4 9 −5 3 0–3 2–2 0–1
Source: Belgian Pro League, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Away matches won; 7) Play-off.[33]

Europa League play-off final[edit]

The winners of both playoff groups compete in a two-legged match to play the fourth-placed team of the championship play-offs, called Testmatch, the winner of this Testmatch was granted an entry to the second qualifying round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.

Charleroi 1–0 Kortrijk
Perbet Goal 90' Report

Kortrijk 1–2 Charleroi
Sarr Goal 74' Report Perbet Goal 53'
Baby Goal 90+4'
Attendance: 7,100

Charleroi won 3–1 on aggregate.

Testmatches Europa League[edit]

The matches were played over two legs between the Europa League play-off final winners and the fourth-placed team of the championship play-offs, the winner qualified for the second qualifying round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.

Charleroi 2–0 Genk
Baby Goal 43'
Perbet Goal 50'
Report
Attendance: 8,733
Referee: Erik Lambrechts

Genk 5–1 Charleroi
Karelis Goal 20' (pen.)56'71'
Samatta Goal 27'
Walsh Goal 45+3'
Report Perbet Goal 40'
Attendance: 14,635
Referee: Wim Smet

Genk won 5–3 on aggregate.

Season statistics[edit]

Multiple goals in one match[edit]

Key
3 Player scored three goals, completing a hat-trick.
4 Player scored four goals.
* The home team
Player For Against Goals Match Result Date
Belgium Igor de Camargo Genk* OH Leuven 26' (1–0), 81' (3–1) 3–1 25 July 2015
Luxembourg Maxime Chanot Kortrijk* Standard Liège 40' (1–0), 64' (2–1) 2–1 25 July 2015
Republic of Macedonia Jovan Kostovski OH Leuven Westerlo* 21' (0–1), 78' (3–2) 3–2 8 August 2015
Zimbabwe Knowledge Musona Oostende* Anderlecht 3' (1–0), 89' (3–1, pen.) 3–1 16 August 2015
France Steeven Langil Waasland-Beveren* Mouscron-Péruwelz 6' (1–0), 90+2' (3–3) 3–3 22 August 2015
Belgium Laurent Depoitre Gent* Mechelen 49' (1–1), 90+3' (2–2) 2–2 29 August 2015
Belgium Christophe Lepoint Zulte Waregem Oostende* 42' (0–1), 68' (0–2) 0–2 29 August 2015
Mali Abdoulay Diaby 4 Club Brugge* Standard Liège 8' (1–0), 37' (4–1), 77' (6–1), 90+1' (7–1) 7–1 30 August 2015
Ivory Coast Cyriac 3 Oostende Waasland-Beveren* 34' (0–2, pen.), 48' (0–3), 52' (0–4) 1–5 12 September 2015
Belgium Thomas Matton Gent* Standard Liège 62' (3–1), 90' (4–1) 4–1 20 September 2015
Belgium Tuur Dierckx Club Brugge* Waasland-Beveren 40' (1–0), 46' (3–0) 5–1 20 September 2015
Senegal Mbaye Leye Zulte Waregem* Westerlo 42' (2–1), 49' (3–1, pen.) 4–2 25 September 2015
Belgium Sven Kums 3 Gent* Club Brugge 15' (1–0, pen.), 51' (2–0, pen.), 62' (3–0) 4–1 4 October 2015
Belgium Benjamin De Ceulaer Westerlo Standard Liège* 9' (0–1), 44' (0–2) 1–2 17 October 2015
France Yohan Croizet OH Leuven Lokeren* 3' (0–1), 73' (0–2) 1–2 17 October 2015
Italy Stefano Okaka Anderlecht Zulte Waregem* 14' (0–1), 52' (0–3) 0–4 18 October 2015
Algeria Sofiane Hanni Mechelen* Zulte Waregem 35' (2–1), 66' (3–3) 3–4 24 October 2015
Senegal Mame Thiam Zulte Waregem Mechelen* 16' (1–1), 70' (3–4) 3–4 24 October 2015
France Yohan Boli Sint-Truiden* Kortrijk 48' (1–1), 52' (2–1) 2–1 25 October 2015
Brazil Fernando Canesin Oostende* Genk 27' (1–0), 35' (2–0) 3–2 27 October 2015
Mali Abdoulay Diaby Club Brugge* OH Leuven 41' (1–0), 69' (2–0) 2–0 28 October 2015
Honduras Andy Najar Anderlecht* Mouscron-Péruwelz 51' (1–0), 90+3' (2–0) 2–0 1 November 2015
Benin Frédéric Gounongbe Westerlo Waasland-Beveren* 43' (0–1), 58' (0–2) 2–2 7 November 2015
France Jérémy Perbet Charleroi Gent* 23' (0–1), 61' (1–3) 1–3 8 November 2015
Belgium Sven Kums Gent* Westerlo 68' (4–0, pen.), 77' (5–0) 5–0 20 November 2015
Guinea Idrissa Sylla Anderlecht* OH Leuven 39' (2–1), 68' (3–2) 3–2 29 November 2015
Belgium Jelle Vossen Club Brugge Mechelen* 66' (1–1), 73' (1–2) 1–4 29 November 2015
Republic of Macedonia Jovan Kostovski OH Leuven* Westerlo 9' (1–0), 24' (2–0) 5–1 5 December 2015
Serbia Marko Šćepović Mouscron-Péruwelz Kortrijk* 15' (0–1), 84' (1–3) 1–3 12 December 2015
Benin Frédéric Gounongbe Westerlo* Charleroi 41' (1–1), 70' (2–1, pen.) 2–1 19 December 2015
Belgium Dennis Praet Anderlecht Club Brugge* 35' (0–2), 90+3' (1–4) 1–4 20 December 2015
Zimbabwe Knowledge Musona Oostende* Standard Liège 31' (2–1), 50' (3–1) 4–1 20 December 2015
Belgium Laurent Depoitre Gent* Anderlecht 10' (1–0), 89' (2–0) 2–0 17 January 2016
Croatia Ivan Santini Standard Liège Lokeren* 56' (0–1), 65' (0–2) 0–2 17 January 2016
Belgium Siebe Schrijvers Waasland-Beveren Oostende* 7' (0–1), 17' (1–2) 3–3 17 January 2016
Israel Lior Refaelov Club Brugge* Lokeren 12' (1–1), 28' (2–1) 2–1 31 January 2016
Ghana Frank Acheampong Anderlecht Mechelen* 18' (1–1), 70' (1–2) 2–2 5 February 2016
Germany Nick Proschwitz Sint-Truiden Standard Liège* 43' (1–1), 60' (1–2) 1–2 7 February 2016
Greece Nikos Karelis Genk* Waasland-Beveren 9' (1–0), 26' (2–1, pen.) 6–1 13 February 2016
Belgium Hans Vanaken Club Brugge* Westerlo 25' (2–0), 71' (4–0) 6–0 19 February 2016
Greece Thanasis Papazoglou Kortrijk* Sint-Truiden 17' (1–0), 51' (3–0) 3–0 20 February 2016
Tunisia Anice Badri Mouscron-Péruwelz* OH Leuven 88' (2–1), 90+3' (3–1) 3–1 20 February 2016
Belgium Michiel Jonckheere Oostende* Gent 13' (1–1), 54' (4–2) 5–2 21 February 2016
England John Bostock OH Leuven* Oostende 27' (1–0, pen.), 56' (3–0) 4–1 27 February 2016
France Yohan Croizet OH Leuven* Oostende 29' (2–0), 59' (4–0) 4–1 27 February 2016
France Thibault Moulin Waasland-Beveren Charleroi* 48' (1–1, pen.), 90+3' (2–3, pen.) 2–3 28 February 2016
Ivory Coast Cyriac Oostende* Charleroi 77' (1–1), 83' (2–1, pen.) 2–1 5 March 2016
France Nicolas Verdier Mechelen* Standard Liège 15' (2–0), 42' (3–0) 4–0 13 March 2016
Algeria Sofiane Hanni Mechelen* Standard Liège 12' (1–0), 78' (4–0) 4–0 13 March 2016
Algeria Sofiane Hanni Mechelen* Charleroi 77' (1–3), 85' (2–3, pen.) 2–3 16 April 2016
Belgium Jelle Vossen Club Brugge* Zulte Waregem 75' (4–0), 86' (5–0) 5–0 23 April 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo Hervé Kage Kortrijk* Waasland-Beveren 28' (2–0), 37' (4–0, pen.) 5–0 23 April 2016
France Jérémy Perbet Charleroi* Mechelen 25' (2–0), 81' (4–0) 4–0 23 April 2016
Belgium Yassine El Ghanassy Oostende* Anderlecht 45+1' (3–0), 81' (4–1) 4–2 24 April 2016
Tunisia Hamdi Harbaoui Lokeren Charleroi* 6' (0–1), 8' (0–2) 2–2 29 April 2016
France Jérémy Perbet Charleroi* Lokeren 12' (1–2), 90+4' (2–2) 2–2 29 April 2016
Democratic Republic of the Congo Hervé Kage Kortrijk Mouscron-Péruwelz* 52' (1–1), 73' (1–2) 2–3 7 May 2016
France Julian Michel Mouscron-Péruwelz* Kortrijk 4' (1–0), 83' (2–2) 2–3 7 May 2016
Tunisia Hamdi Harbaoui 4 Lokeren* Mechelen 25' (1–0), 53' (3–0), 73' (4–1), 83' (5–1) 5–1 7 May 2016

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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