1939–40 Netherlands Football League Championship

The Netherlands Football League Championship 1939–1940 was contested by 52 teams participating in five divisions. The national champion would be determined by a play-off featuring the winners of the eastern, northern, southern and two western football divisions of the Netherlands. Feijenoord won this year's championship by beating Blauw-Wit Amsterdam, Heracles, Juliana and GVAV Rapiditas.

Netherl. Football Championship
Season1939–1940
ChampionsFeijenoord (5th title)

This season's championship was not considered official. Owing to the start of World War II, not all teams played an equal number of matches.

New entrants

Eerste Klasse East:

Eerste Klasse North:

Eerste Klasse South:

  • Promoted from 2nd Division: HVV Helmond & Limburgia

Eerste Klasse West-I:

Eerste Klasse West-II:

Divisions

Eerste Klasse East

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1Heracles1812243620+1626Qualified for Championship play-off.
2NEC Nijmegen1811255127+2424
3AGOVV Apeldoorn1710343817+2123
4HVV Tubantia179263437-320
5Go Ahead187563427+719
6HVV Hengelo175662735-816
7SC Enschede1761103135-413
8FC Wageningen174582847-1913
9Quick Nijmegen1751113146-1511
10Enschedese Boys1841132645-199

Eerste Klasse North

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1GVAV Rapiditas1814225825+3330Qualified for Championship play-off.
2HSC179354428+1621
3Veendam189364440+421
4Sneek Wit Zwart169253929+1020
5sc Heerenveen168175449+517
6Achilles 1894166464949016
7Velocitas 1897166373536-115
8VV Leeuwarden164393454-2011
9WVV Winschoten1742113358-2510
10Be Quick 18871613122749-225

Eerste Klasse South

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1Juliana2115427924+5534Qualified for Championship play-off.
2FC Eindhoven2212555732+2529
3NOAD2013344530+1529
4MVV Maastricht2113264828+2028
5Willem II2110564236+625
6PSV Eindhoven218674029+1122
7LONGA197483843-518
8NAC207493038-818
9HVV Helmond2044122465-4112
10Limburgia2051143148-1711
11BVV Den Bosch2034132755-2810
12RFC Roermond1932142356-338

Eerste Klasse West-I

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1Blauw-Wit Amsterdam1814134524+2129Qualified for Championship play-off.
2ADO Den Haag1813235525+3028[West-II]
3DWS1812335029+2127[West-II]
4VSV189365532+2321
5HVV 't Gooi187563944-519[West-II]
6AFC Ajax187383537-217
7Stormvogels185492534-914[West-II]
8HFC Haarlem1851124061-2111
9KFC1832133262-308[West-II]
10DOS1814133563-286

[West-II] Team moving to Division West-II next season.

Eerste Klasse West-II

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1Feijenoord1812515116+3529Qualified for Championship play-off.
2Sparta Rotterdam189546644+2223
3HBS Craeyenhout1810355647+923[West-I]
4Hermes DVS187655146+520
5DFC188373530+519
6DHC186664540+518
7RFC187383734+317[West-I]
8VUC186483958-1916[West-I]
9Xerxes184593963-2413[West-I]
10CVV Mercurius1802161859-412[West-I]

[West-I] Team moving to Division West-I next season.

Championship play-off

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1Feijenoord85121914+511
2Blauw-Wit Amsterdam83322015+59
3Heracles84131815+39
4Juliana83321719-29
5GVAV Rapiditas80261324-112

References

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