Name
Belgian Jupiler League

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Established
1895 (122 years old)

First Recorded Event
2012-07-28

Sport
Soccer

Location
Belgium

Gender
Male

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Upcoming Events
Standard - Gent (Saturday 16th December)
Kortrijk - Mechelen (Saturday 16th December)
Eupen - St.Truiden (Saturday 16th December)
Lokeren - Waasland-Beveren (Saturday 16th December)
Charleroi - Genk (Sunday 17th December)
Waregem - Antwerp (Sunday 17th December)
Club Brugge - Anderlecht (Sunday 17th December)
Mechelen - Club Brugge (Wednesday 20th December)
Gent - Charleroi (Thursday 21st December)
Antwerp - Lokeren (Thursday 21st December)

Latest Results
Mouscron-Peruwelz 1 - 0 KV Oostende (Friday 15th December)
Anderlecht 1 - 3 Charleroi (Sunday 10th December)
St.Truiden 1 - 1 Waregem (Sunday 10th December)
Club Brugge 3 - 1 Lokeren (Sunday 10th December)
KV Oostende 0 - 1 Mechelen (Saturday 09th December)
Genk 1 - 1 Eupen (Saturday 09th December)
Gent 2 - 1 Kortrijk (Saturday 09th December)
Antwerp 1 - 0 Mouscron-Peruwelz (Saturday 09th December)
Waasland-Beveren 3 - 1 Standard (Friday 08th December)
Eupen 2 - 2 Club Brugge (Sunday 03rd December)

Description

The Belgian Pro League (officially known as Jupiler Pro League ) is the top league competition for association football clubs in Belgium. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Belgian Second Division. Seasons run from late July to early May, with teams playing 30 matches each in the regular season, and then entering play-offs 1, play-offs 2 or the relegation play-off according to their position in the regular season. Play-offs 1 are contested by the top 6 clubs in the regular season, with each club playing each other twice. Play-offs 2 are contested by teams ranked 7 to 14 in the regular season, divided in two groups of 4 teams playing each other twice. The relegation play-off consists of 5 matches between the 15th and the 16th-placed team in the regular season. As of 2014 the league was sponsored by AB InBev, brewers of Jupiler beer, and officially known as Jupiler Pro League.

The competition was created in 1895 by the Royal Belgian Football Association and was first won by FC Liégeois. Of the 74 clubs to have competed in the first division since its creation, 15 have been crowned champions of Belgium. RSC Anderlecht is the most successful league club with 33 titles, followed by Club Brugge KV (13), Union Saint-Gilloise (11) and Standard Liège (10). It is currently ranked 10th in the UEFA rankings of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the last five-years. The competition was ranked 3rd when the UEFA first published their ranking in 1979 and also the next year in 1980, which is the best ranking the Belgian First Division has ever achieved.

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Teams

Anderlecht

Charleroi

Club Brugge

Eupen

Genk

Gent

Kortrijk

KV Oostende

Lokeren

Mechelen

Mouscron-Peruwel

St Truiden

Standard

Waasland-Beveren

Waregem

Westerlo

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