1997–98 Eredivisie

The Dutch Eredivisie in the 1997–98 season was contested by 18 teams. Ajax won the championship.

Eredivisie
Season1997–98
ChampionsAjax (27th title)
PromotedMVV
RelegatedFC Groningen
FC Volendam
Champions LeagueAjax
PSV
Cup Winners' Cupsc Heerenveen
UEFA CupVitesse Arnhem
Feyenoord
Willem II
Intertoto CupFortuna Sittard
FC Twente
Goals scored1,002
Average goals/game3.27
Top goalscorer Nikos Machlas
Vitesse Arnhem 34 goals [1]
1996-97
1998-99

League standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1Ajax 1342923112229089Champions League
2PSV 134219495445172Champions League: Second qualifying round
3Vitesse Arnhem34217685483770UEFA Cup
4Feyenoord34187962402261
5Willem II34174136658855
6sc Heerenveen 134167115659-355Cup Winners' Cup
7Fortuna Sittard34146145153-248Intertoto Cup: Third round
8NEC34142184057-1744
9FC Twente341110134142-143Intertoto Cup: Second round
10FC Utrecht34134175664-843
11De Graafschap34119144549-442
12NAC34126164149-842
13Sparta341011135059-941
14Roda JC34108164445-138
15MVV3495203575-4032
16RKC Waalwijk3487194871-23312
17FC Groningen34710174265-23312
18FC Volendam34562333102-6921Relegation to Eerste Divisie

1 Ajax also won the KNVB Cup, thereby taking the double. They would participate in the Champions League, just like finalists PSV. sc Heerenveen, the winner of the third place match, would play in the Cup Winners' Cup.
2 RKC remained in the eredivisie after winning promotion/relegation play-offs. FC Groningen lost and relegated.

Promotion/relegation play-offs

In the promotion/relegation competition, eight entrants (six from the Eerste Divisie and two from this league) entered in two groups. The group winners were promoted to (or remained in) the Eredivisie.

Group 1
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1RKC Waalwijk64201551014Remain in Eredivisie
2FC Eindhoven6132811-36Remain in Eerste Divisie
3ADO Den Haag605158-35
4FC Emmen60421115-44
Group 2
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1Cambuur Leeuwarden6420158714Promotion to Eredivisie
2FC Zwolle622289-18
3FC Groningen6123912-35Relegation to Eerste Divisie
4FC Den Bosch6123710-35

See also

References

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