2017–18 Belgian First Division A

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Belgian First Division A
Season 2017–18
Dates 28 July 2017 – 20 May 2018
Champions Club Brugge
Relegated KV Mechelen
Champions League Club Brugge
Standard Liège
Europa League Anderlecht
Gent
Genk
Matches played 240
Goals scored 687 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorer Hamdi Harbaoui (22 goals)[1]
Biggest home win Club Brugge KV 5–0 RSC Anderlecht
(17 December 2017)
Biggest away win KAS Eupen 0–5 SV Zulte Waregem
(29 July 2017)
Highest scoring Royal Antwerp FC 3–5 KRC Genk
(13 August 2017)
Sint-Truiden 4–4 KAS Eupen
(4 November 2017)
RSC Anderlecht 5–3 Excel Mouscron
(25 February 2018)
Longest winning run 5 matches[2]
Club Brugge KV
Sporting Charleroi
Longest unbeaten run 11 matches[2]
Club Brugge KV
Longest winless run 10 matches[2]
Excel Mouscron
Longest losing run 6 matches[2]
KV Mechelen
Highest attendance Regular season
27,531[3]
Club Brugge KV 2–2 KRC Genk
(17 February 2018)
Play-offs
27,531[3]
Club Brugge KV 1–0 KRC Genk
(2 April 2018)
Lowest attendance Regular season
2,100[3]
KAS Eupen 0–0 Sint-Truiden
(16 December 2017)
Play-offs
1,498[3]
Lierse SK 0–3 Excel Mouscron
(31 March 2018)
Average attendance Regular season
10,867
Play-offs
8,789
All statistics correct as of 11 March 2018.

The 2017–18 Belgian First Division A was the 115th season of top-tier football in Belgium. The season began on 28 July 2017 and concluded on 20 May 2018. The fixtures were announced in early June 2017. Anderlecht were the defending champions.

Team changes[edit]

Teams[edit]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Matricule Club Location Venue Capacity
35 Anderlecht Anderlecht Constant Vanden Stock Stadium 21,500
1 Antwerp Antwerp Bosuilstadion 12,975
22 Charleroi Charleroi Stade du Pays de Charleroi 14,000
3 Club Brugge Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,042
4276 Eupen Eupen Kehrweg Stadion 8,363
322 Genk Genk Luminus Arena 24,956
7 Gent Ghent Ghelamco Arena 20,000
19 Kortrijk Kortrijk Guldensporen Stadion 9,399
282 Lokeren Lokeren Daknamstadion 12,000
25 Mechelen Mechelen AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne 16,700
216 Excel Mouscron Mouscron Stade Le Canonnier 10,571
31 Oostende Ostend Versluys Arena 8,432
373 Sint-Truiden Sint-Truiden Stayen 14,600
16 Standard Liège Liège Stade Maurice Dufrasne 30,023
4068 Waasland-Beveren Beveren Freethiel Stadion 8,190
5381 Zulte Waregem Waregem Regenboogstadion 12,500

Personnel and kits[edit]

Club Manager Captain Kit Manufacturer Sponsors
Anderlecht Belgium Vanhaezebrouck Belgium Dendoncker Adidas BNP Paribas Fortis
Antwerp Romania Bölöni Belgium Haroun Jako Star Casino
Charleroi Belgium Mazzu Spain Martos Hungaria Proximus
Club Brugge Croatia Leko Netherlands Vormer Macron Daikin
Eupen France Makélélé Spain Fernández Nike Aspire Academy
Excel Mouscron Belgium Defays France Mohamed Erima Star Casino
Genk Belgium Clement Belgium Buffel Nike Beobank
Gent Belgium Vanderhaeghe Ghana Asare Jartazi VDK Spaarbank
Kortrijk Belgium De Boeck Belgium Van der Bruggen Jako AGO Jobs & HR
Lokeren Belgium Maes Belgium Overmeire Jartazi QTeam
Mechelen Netherlands Van Wijk Belgium De Witte Jartazi Telenet
Oostende Bosnia and Herzegovina Čustović Belgium Lombaerts Joma Willems Veranda's
Sint-Truiden Belgium De Roeck Belgium De Petter Kappa Golden Palace
Standard Liège Portugal Ricardinho Belgium Pocognoli New Balance BASE
Waasland-Beveren Belgium Geeraerd France Camacho Kappa Circus
Zulte-Waregem Belgium Dury Belgium De fauw Patrick Record Bank

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position Replaced by Date of appointment
Waasland-Beveren Republic of Macedonia Čedomir Janevski Mutual consent End of 2016–17 season Pre-season Belgium Philippe Clement 24 May 2017 [4]
Club Brugge Belgium Michel Preud'homme Mutual consent End of 2016–17 season Croatia Ivan Leko 8 June 2017 [5]
Kortrijk France Karim Belhocine Replaced End of 2016–17 season Greece Yannis Anastasiou 20 May 2017 [n 1] [6]
Standard Liège Belgium José Jeunechamps (caretaker) Caretaker replaced End of 2016–17 season Portugal Ricardo Sá Pinto 11 June 2017 [7]
Sint-Truiden Croatia Ivan Leko Signed by Club Brugge 8 June 2017 [5] Spain Tintín Márquez 22 June 2017 [8]
Antwerp Belgium Wim De Decker Demoted to assistant coach 16 June 2017 [9] Romania László Bölöni 16 June 2017 [9]
Sint-Truiden Spain Tintín Márquez Sacked 7 August 2017 [10] 8th Belgium Jonas De Roeck 10 August 2017 [11]
Lokeren Iceland Rúnar Kristinsson Sacked 9 August 2017 [12] 15th Belgium Peter Maes 9 August 2017 [12]
Anderlecht Switzerland René Weiler Sacked 18 September 2017 [13] 9th Argentina Nicolás Frutos (caretaker) 18 September 2017 [13]
Oostende Belgium Yves Vanderhaeghe Sacked 19 September 2017 [14] 16th Bosnia and Herzegovina Adnan Čustović 19 September 2017 [14]
Gent Belgium Hein Vanhaezebrouck Mutual consent 27 September 2017 [15] 14th Belgium Yves Vanderhaeghe 4 October 2017 [16]
Anderlecht Argentina Nicolás Frutos Caretaker replaced 3 October 2017 [17] 7th Belgium Hein Vanhaezebrouck 3 October 2017 [17]
Mechelen Belgium Yannick Ferrera Sacked 23 October 2017 [18] 15th Belgium Tom Caluwé (caretaker) 23 October 2017 [18]
Mechelen Belgium Tom Caluwé (caretaker) Caretaker replaced 1 November 2017 [19] 16th Serbia Aleksandar Janković 1 November 2017 [19]
Eupen Spain Jordi Condom Sacked 6 November 2017 [20] 16th France Claude Makélélé 6 November 2017 [20]
Kortrijk Greece Yannis Anastasiou Sacked 8 November 2017 [21] 15th Belgium Glen De Boeck 8 November 2017 [22]
Genk Netherlands Albert Stuivenberg Sacked 10 December 2017 [23] 9th Belgium Philippe Clement 19 December 2017 [24]
Waasland-Beveren Belgium Philippe Clement Signed for Genk 19 December 2017 [24] 7th Belgium Sven Vermant 5 January 2018 [25]
Mechelen Serbia Aleksandar Janković Sacked 24 January 2018 [24] 15th Netherlands Dennis van Wijk 24 January 2018 [26]
Excel Mouscron Romania Mircea Rednic Sacked 14 February 2018 [27] 12th Belgium Frank Defays 14 February 2018 [28]
Waasland-Beveren Belgium Sven Vermant Sacked 9 May 2018 [29] Regular season: 12th
Europa League POs: 6th
Belgium Dirk Geeraerd (caretaker) 9 May 2018 [29]

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Club Brugge 30 20 7 3 68 33 +35 67 Qualification for the championship play-offs
2 Anderlecht 30 16 7 7 49 42 +7 55
3 Charleroi 30 13 12 5 46 30 +16 51
4 Gent 30 14 8 8 45 27 +18 50
5 Genk 30 11 11 8 44 36 +8 44
6 Standard Liège 30 11 11 8 43 41 +2 44
7 Kortrijk 30 12 6 12 42 39 +3 42 Qualification for the Europa League play-offs
8 Antwerp 30 10 11 9 38 40 −2 41
9 Zulte Waregem 30 11 4 15 47 52 −5 37
10 Sint-Truiden 30 9 10 11 29 41 −12 37
11 Oostende 30 10 6 14 42 41 +1 36
12 Waasland-Beveren 30 9 8 13 50 51 −1 35
13 Lokeren 30 8 7 15 33 49 −16 31
14 Excel Mouscron 30 8 6 16 40 59 −19 30
15 Eupen 30 6 9 15 40 57 −17 27
16 Mechelen (R) 30 6 9 15 31 49 −18 27 Relegation to the First Division B
Source: Belgian First Division A (in Dutch), 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.[30]
(R) Relegated.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AND ANT BRU CHA EUP EXM GNK GNT KVK LOK KVM OOS STA STR W-B ZWA
Anderlecht 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 5–3 0–1 1–0 4–0 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–2 2–0
Antwerp 0–0 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–0 3–5 1–1 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–0
Club Brugge 5–0 1–0 3–3 3–1 4–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–0 4–1 3–0 3–2
Charleroi 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–2
Eupen 2–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 4–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 3–2 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–5
Excel Mouscron 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–5 3–2 0–1 3–2 0–3 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–1
Genk 0–1 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 3–1
Gent 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 2–3 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1
Kortrijk 2–2 4–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–2 4–1 0–1
Lokeren 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 0–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–2
Mechelen 3–4 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2
Oostende 2–0 3–4 2–3 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–2[a] 0–2 2–1 2–3 0–1 2–3 2–0 0–3 4–2
Standard Liège 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 4–3 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 0–4
Sint-Truiden 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–1 4–4 1–0 2–1 3–2 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1
Waasland-Beveren 1–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 5–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–2
Zulte Waregem 2–3 1–2 1–2 0–4 3–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–5
Source: Belgian Pro League (in Dutch)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
  1. ^ The match between Oostende and Genk of 27 December was cancelled as a heavy storm caused parts of the roof to come down shortly before the start of the match. As safety to supporters and players could not be guaranteed, the match was postponed until 16 January.[31]

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 34 points, Anderlecht 28, Charleroi 26, Gent 25, Genk 22 and Standard Liège 22. The points of Club Brugge, Anderlecht and Charleroi 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.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CLU STA AND GNT GNK CHA
1 Club Brugge (C) 10 3 3 4 17 12 +5 46 Qualification for the Champions League group stage 4–4 1–2 0–1 1–0 6–0
2 Standard Liège 10 6 3 1 20 9 +11 43 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–0
3 Anderlecht 10 4 0 6 12 15 −3 40 Qualification for the Europa League group stage 1–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 3–1
4 Gent 10 4 2 4 8 8 0 39 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round 1–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–1
5 Genk (O) 10 4 4 2 13 13 0 38 Qualification for the Europa League play-off final 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 4–1
6 Charleroi 10 2 2 6 9 22 −13 34 1–3 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Points without (possible) half points added due to rounding; 3) Position obtained during the Regular season[32]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner.

Europa League play-offs[edit]

Group A of the play-offs will consist of the teams finishing in positions 7, 9, 12 and 14 during the regular season and the first and third placed team in the qualifying positions in the 2017–18 Belgian First Division B. The teams finishing in positions 8, 10, 11, 13 and 15 will join the second placed qualifier from the 2017–18 Belgian First Division B in group B.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZWA KVK EXM OHL W-B LIE
1 Zulte Waregem 10 9 1 0 35 8 +27 28 Qualification for the Europa League play-off semi-final 3–0 5–1 2–2 8–0 5–0 FF[a]
2 Kortrijk 10 6 1 3 18 12 +6 19 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–1
3 Excel Mouscron 10 4 2 4 18 16 +2 14 1–2 2–1 5–0 1–1 1–0
4 OH Leuven 10 2 3 5 12 18 −6 9 1–2 0–2 3–1 0–0 1–2
5 Waasland-Beveren 10 2 2 6 12 23 −11 8 1–2 1–3 3–2 0–2 0–1
6 Lierse 10 2 1 7 7 25 −18 7 1–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–5 FF[a]
Source:
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.[34]
  1. ^ a b Following the bankruptcy of Lierse, the team folded and forfeited its two remaining matches of the season.[33]

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LOK STR ANT OOS EUP B-W
1 Lokeren 10 6 3 1 21 11 +10 21 Qualification for the Europa League play-off semi-final 1–0 1–2 2–2 3–0 4–2
2 Sint-Truiden 10 5 2 3 22 15 +7 17 1–1 4–0 4–1 2–3 3–2
3 Antwerp 10 4 2 4 13 16 −3 14 1–2 1–2 3–3 2–1 2–0
4 Oostende 10 3 5 2 21 18 +3 14 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2
5 Eupen 10 2 2 6 11 21 −10 8 0–2 3–1 0–1 0–4 2–2
6 Beerschot Wilrijk 10 1 4 5 14 21 −7 7 2–2 1–3 0–0 0–2 3–1
Source:
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.[35]

Semi-final[edit]

The winners of both play-off groups competed in one match to play the fourth-placed or fifth-placed team of the championship play-offs for a spot in the final. Zulte Waregem received home advantage as they finished higher in the regular season. Despite going down twice with 10 men, Zulte Waregem won, which meant they advanced to the final to play for a spot in the third qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.

Final[edit]

The winners of the Europa League play-off semi-final and the fifth-placed team of the championship play-offs played one match to determine the Europa League play-off winners. The winners qualified for the third qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.

Genk 2–0 Zulte-Waregem
Samatta Goal 17'
Trossard Goal 28'
Report
Referee: Bart Vertenten

Number of teams by provinces[edit]

Number of teams Province or region Team(s)
4  West Flanders Club Brugge, Kortrijk, Oostende and Zulte Waregem
3  East Flanders Gent, Lokeren and Waasland-Beveren
2  Antwerp Antwerp and Mechelen
 Hainaut Charleroi and Excel Mouscron
 Liège Eupen and Standard Liège
 Limburg Genk and Sint-Truiden
1  Brussels Anderlecht

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played on 23 May 2018.[36]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Tunisia Hamdi Harbaoui Zulte Waregem 22
2 France Teddy Chevalier KV Kortrijk 21
3 Sweden Isaac Kiese Thelin Waasland-Beveren 19
4 Iran Kaveh Rezaei Sporting Charleroi 16
5 Poland Lukasz Teodorczyk RSC Anderlecht 15
Mali Abdoulay Diaby Club Brugge 15

Hat-tricks(+)[edit]

Rnd Player Club Goals Date Home Score Away
11 Sweden Isaac Kiese Thelin Waasland-Beveren Goal 7' Goal 20' Goal 46' Goal 87' 22 October 2017 Zulte Waregem 2 – 5 Waasland-Beveren
12 Belgium Brecht Capon KV Oostende Goal 23' Goal 49' Goal 71' 24 October 2017 KV Oostende 3 – 0 Sporting Charleroi
24 Algeria Sofiane Hanni RSC Anderlecht Goal 14' Goal 41' Goal 44' 28 January 2018 Standard Liège 3 – 3 RSC Anderlecht
26 France Teddy Chevalier KV Kortrijk Goal 38' Goal 69' Goal 83' 10 February 2018 KV Kortrijk 4 – 0 Royal Antwerp
28 Poland Łukasz Teodorczyk RSC Anderlecht Goal 45+2' (p) Goal 57' Goal 61' 25 February 2018 RSC Anderlecht 5 – 3 Excel Mouscron
30 Japan Yuta Toyokawa KAS Eupen Goal 73' Goal 80' Goal 89' 11 March 2018 KAS Eupen 4 – 0 Excel Mouscron
33 Tunisia Hamdi Harbaoui S.V. Zulte Waregem Goal 23' Goal 61' Goal 78' Goal 85' 14 April 2018 S.V. Zulte Waregem 5 – 1 Excel Mouscron
34 Tunisia Hamdi Harbaoui S.V. Zulte Waregem Goal 53' (p) Goal 54' Goal 76' 17 April 2018 Lierse S.K. 1 – 4 S.V. Zulte Waregem

Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2018.

Top assists[edit]

As of matches played on 30 April 2018.[37]
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Netherlands Ruud Vormer Club Brugge KV 16
2 Japan Ryota Morioka Waasland-Beveren/RSC Anderlecht 13
3 Belgium Hans Vanaken Club Brugge KV 11
4 Algeria Idir Ouali KV Kortrijk 8
Romania Răzvan Marin Standard Liège 8

Clean sheets[edit]

As of matches played on 30 April 2018.[38]
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Turkey Sinan Bolat Royal Antwerp FC 14
2 Croatia Lovre Kalinić KAA Gent 13
3 Australia Danny Vukovic KRC Genk 10
4 Belgium Matz Sels RSC Anderlecht 9
France Nicolas Penneteau Sporting Charleroi 9

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Anastasiou was announced as manager on 24 April 2017 but only replaced Karim Belhocine after the final match of the season.

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