1954–55 Netherlands Football League Championship

The Netherlands Football League Championship 1954–1955 was contested by 56 teams participating in four divisions. The national champion would be determined by a play-off featuring the winners of each division of the Netherlands. Willem II won this year's championship by beating NAC, PSV Eindhoven and FC Eindhoven.

Netherl. Football Championship
Season1954–1955
ChampionsWillem II (3rd title)

This season saw the introduction of professional football in the Netherlands. Initially two competitions began after the summer break: one from the NBVB and one from the KNVB. In November, the NBVB merged into the KNVB and one unified league commenced.

At the end of the season, the four Eerste Klasse Divisions were re-aligned as two Divisions called Hoofdklasse A & B.

New entrants

48 competitors from last season participated, only in completely other divisions. Last years competitors Bleijerheide merged to form Roda Sport and Juliana merged to form Rapid JC. New entrants were:

Divisions

Eerste Klasse A

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1NAC2618536024+2641Qualified to Championship play-off
2Holland Sport2618447233+3940Not participating next season
3MVV Maastricht2614666437+2734Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
4SBV Excelsior2613584736+1131
5BVC Amsterdam26115105341+1227
6Emma26115104147-627Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
7Stormvogels269894942+726
8DOS26122126053+726
9Roda Sport26114114851-326
10LONGA26103135565-1023Relegated to 2nd Division
11VV Leeuwarden2677124059-1921
12Zwolsche Boys2655163159-2815
13Veendam2646163885-4714
14Go Ahead2637162753-2613

Eerste Klasse B

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1Willem II2619529642+5443Qualified for Championship play-off
2Sparta Rotterdam2612866742+2532Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
3Fortuna2613584638+831Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
4SVV2611695350+328
5ADO Den Haag26106104843+526Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
6Sittardia26106105752+526
7Elinkwijk26114114845+326
8HFC EDO26114114245-326
9Rigtersbleek26106104958-926Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
10DWS2696113538-324Relegated to 2nd Division
11sc Heerenveen2695125668-1223
12Heracles2685135671-1521
13Brabantia2666143468-3418
14FC Wageningen2662183360-2714

Eerste Klasse C

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1PSV Eindhoven2616736439+2539Qualified for Championship play-off and transferred to Hoofdklasse B
2Rapid2615567041+2935Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
3Limburgia2614665333+2034Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
4GVAV Rapiditas2614576950+1933Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
5Alkmaar '542611694137+428Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
6EBOH26124104550-528Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
7Feijenoord26115104747027Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
8Vitesse Arnhem2610794244-227Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
9NOAD2681084136+526Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
10HFC Haarlem269894742+526Relegated to 2nd Division.
11Enschedese Boys2666143867-2918
12NEC Nijmegen2649133349-1617
13Blauw-Wit Amsterdam2662183462-2814
14Hermes DVS2628162855-2712

Eerste Klasse D

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1FC Eindhoven2617545926+3339Qualified for Championship play-off and transferred to Hoofdklasse A
2VVV Venlo2615745421+3337Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
3AFC Ajax26121135730+2735Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
4De Graafschap2613494835+1330Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
5SC Enschede2612594836+1229Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
6BVV Den Bosch2612594239+329Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
7HVC2681173431+327Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
8De Volewijckers26114113453-1926Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
9DFC26105114147-625Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
10RBC Roosendaal2697104350-725Relegated to 2nd Division
11VSV2696114343024
12AGOVV Apeldoorn2645173155-2413
13Xerxes2637162351-2813
14Be Quick 18872644182464-4012

Championship play-off

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1Willem II63211411+38
2NAC62221412+26
3PSV Eindhoven6141101006Qualified for 1955–56 European Cup
4FC Eindhoven6123914-54

References

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