2013–14 Belgian Second Division

The 2013–14 season of the Belgian Second Division (also known as Belgacom League for sponsorship reasons) began on 2 August 2013 and ended on 27 April 2014.

Belgian Second Division
Season2013–14
ChampionsWesterlo
PromotedWesterlo
Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz
RelegatedBrussels
Visé
Hoogstraten
Matches played306
Goals scored835 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorerKoffi
Michael Lallemand (11 goals each)
Biggest home winWesterlo 6–0 Roeselare (15 February 2014)[1]
Biggest away winHeist 0–6 Tubize (8 February 2014)
Hoogstraten 0–6 Tubize (1 March 2014)[1]
Highest scoringHeist 2–7 Antwerp (11 August 2013)[1]

Team changes

After promotion and relegation, only 15 teams of the previous season remained in the league, with 3 others being replaced:

Out

In

Team information

Club City First season of
current spell in
second division
Coming from 2012-13 result Stadium Capacity
SC Eendracht Aalst Aalst 2011–12 Belgian Third Division 13th (D2) Pierre Cornelisstadion 7,500
Royal Antwerp F.C. Antwerp 2004–05 Belgian Pro League 10th (D2) Bosuilstadion 16,649
Boussu Dour Borinage Boussu 2009–10 Belgian Third Division 5th (D2) Stade Robert Urbain 2,000
K.F.C. Dessel Sport Dessel 2012–13 Belgian Third Division 12th (D2) Lorzestraat 5,000
K.A.S. Eupen Eupen 2011–12 Belgian Pro League 8th (D2) Kehrweg Stadion 8,000
AS Verbroedering Geel Geel 2013–14 Belgian Third Division 3rd (D3A) De Leunen 10,022
K.S.K. Heist Heist-op-den-Berg 2010–11 Belgian Third Division 16th (D2) Gemeentelijk Sportcentrum 3,000
Lommel United Lommel 2005–06 Belgian Third Division 6th (D2) Soevereinstadion 12,500
Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz Mouscron 2012–13 Belgian Third Division 2nd (D2) Stade Le Canonnier 10,800
K.S.V. Roeselare Roeselare 2010–11 Belgian Pro League 11th (D2) Schiervelde Stadion 9,075
RWDM Brussels FC Brussels 2008–09 Belgian Pro League 14th (D2) Edmond Machtens Stadium 11,000
K. Sint-Truidense V.V. Sint-Truiden 2012–13 Belgian Pro League 4th (D2) Stayen 11,250
A.F.C. Tubize Tubize 2009–10 Belgian Pro League 9th (D2) Stade Leburton 9,000
C.S. Visé Wezet 2010–11 Belgian Third Division 15th (D2) Stade de la Cité de l'Oie 6,000
K.V.C. Westerlo Westerlo 2012–13 Belgian Pro League 3rd (D2) Het Kuipje 7,982
R. White Star Bruxelles Brussels 2011–12 Belgian Third Division 7th (D2) Stade Fallon 2,500
R.E. Virton Virton 2013–14 Belgian Third Division 1st (D3B) Stade Yvan Georges 4,000
Hoogstraten VV Hoogstraten 2013–14 Belgian Third Division 1st (D3A) Sportcomplex Seminarie 5,000

Regular season

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Westerlo (C, P) 34 24 6 4 68 23 +45 78 Promoted to Belgian First Division
2 Eupen 34 22 8 4 75 27 +48 74 Qualified for Promotion play-off
3 Sint-Truiden 34 20 7 7 51 31 +20 67
4 Mouscron-Péruwelz (P) 34 20 6 8 53 27 +26 66
5 Lommel 34 16 11 7 56 34 +22 59
6 Tubize 34 15 9 10 59 45 +14 54
7 Antwerp 34 13 10 11 47 35 +12 49
8 Brussels (R) 34 12 9 13 38 42 4 45 Relegation to 2014–15 Belgian Third Division[lower-alpha 1]
9 Borinage 34 12 9 13 45 51 6 45
10 ASV Geel 34 11 10 13 45 49 4 43
11 Aalst 34 11 9 14 37 48 11 42
12 WS Bruxelles 34 10 10 14 37 38 1 40
13 Virton 34 10 8 16 47 48 1 38
14 Roeselare 34 8 11 15 41 62 21 35
15 Dessel 34 10 5 19 37 60 23 35
16 Heist 34 7 10 17 38 74 36 31 Spared from relegation[lower-alpha 1]
17 Hoogstraten (R) 34 7 7 20 33 61 28 28 Qualification for Relegation play-off[lower-alpha 1]
18 Visé (R) 34 2 7 25 26 77 51 13 Relegation to 2014–15 Belgian Third Division
Source: Belgian Second Division
Rules for classification: Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Following the conclusion of the season, RWDM Brussels was refused a license for the following season, forcing them to be relegated to the Belgian Third Division, where they were to start the 2014–15 season on -3 points. As a result, Hoogstraten was saved from direct relegation and instead forced to play the relegation playoff instead of Heist. Heist was allowed to remain in the Second Division. Hoogstraten lost the relegation playoff and was relegated.

Period winners

Like before, the season was divided into three periods. The first ten matchdays together form the first period, matchdays 11 to 22 form period two and the last 12 form period three. The three period winners take part in the Belgian Second Division Final Round together with the winner of the 2013–14 Belgian Pro League relegation playoff. The winner of this final round gets to play in the 2014–15 Belgian Pro League.

Eupen and Westerlo respectively won the first and second period and qualified for the final round. But as eventual champions Westerlo also won the third period, this left two spots open for Sint-Truiden and Mouscron-Péruwelz to qualify as highest placed finishers (third and fourth in the league respectively) who had not already qualified.

Period 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Eupen (Q) 10 8 2 0 29 8 +21 26 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Mouscron-Péruwelz 10 8 1 1 22 7 +15 25
3 Westerlo 10 6 4 0 19 9 +10 22
4 Sint-Truiden 10 6 4 0 14 6 +8 22
5 Antwerp 10 6 3 1 20 6 +14 21
Source: Belgische Tweede Klasse
Rules for classification: Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Period 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Westerlo (Q) 12 8 1 3 22 11 +11 25 Belgian Second Division Final Round[lower-alpha 1]
2 Tubize 12 6 4 2 23 13 +10 22
3 Lommel 12 6 3 3 20 11 +9 21
4 Eupen 12 5 5 2 19 14 +5 20
5 Sint-Truiden 12 6 1 5 14 13 +1 19
Source: Belgische Tweede Klasse
Rules for classification: Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. Westerlo was automatically promoted due to winning the overall title. The second period winner spot was given to the highest finisher in the overall league not yet entitled to play in the playoffs.

Period 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Westerlo (Q) 12 10 1 1 26 3 +23 31 Belgian Second Division Final Round[lower-alpha 1]
2 Lommel 12 9 2 1 27 11 +16 29
3 Eupen 12 9 1 2 27 5 +22 28
4 Sint-Truiden 12 8 2 2 19 8 +11 26
5 Mouscron-Péruwelz 12 7 2 3 18 11 +7 23
Source: Belgische Tweede Klasse
Rules for classification: Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised.
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. Westerlo was automatically promoted due to winning the overall title. The third period winner spot was given to the highest finisher in the overall league not yet entitled to play in the playoffs.

Results

Home \ Away AAL ANT BDB DES EUP GEE HEI HOO LOM MOU ROE RWD STV TUB VIR VIS WES WSB
Aalst 1–0 0–4 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–2
Antwerp 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 0–5[lower-alpha 1] 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1
Borinage 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 2–1 0–0 2–1
Dessel 2–0 2–0 5–1 1–0 3–3 1–0 0–2 2–3 0–5 1–2 0–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–4 0–2 0–1
Eupen 2–0 1–0 2–2 5–0 4–2 5–1 5–2 3–2 0–1 4–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 4–0 4–2 1–0 1–0
ASV Geel 0–1 2–2 3–0 1–2 0–2 4–3 2–1 0–3 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 1–1
Heist 2–2 2–7 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 0–2 0–6 2–1 1–1 0–3 1–1
Hoogstraten 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–3 0–6 1–3 0–1 2–5 0–4 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–2
Lommel 3–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 5–1 0–2 1–1
Mouscron-Péruwelz 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 5–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–1
Roeselare 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–5 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 3–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 0–0
RWDM Brussels 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–0
Sint-Truiden 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–3 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–5 2–1 3–2 1–0
Tubize 3–1 0–2 1–3 3–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 0–3
Virton 1–2 0–3 3–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 3–3 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 5–0[lower-alpha 2] 0–0 1–1 5–0 0–1 3–2
Visé 1–4 1–5 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–3 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–0 1–6 0–4 0–1 1–1
Westerlo 4–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 6–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 5–0 2–0 3–3
WS Brussels 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 5–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 27 April 2014. Source: Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. Sint-Truiden was awarded a 0-5 win after Antwerp supporters invaded the pitch after 24 minutes with Sint-Truiden leading 0-1.
  2. Excelsior Virton was awarded a 5-0 win when RWDM Brussels was suspended temporarily for paying its six former players beyond the set deadline but before the game was played.

Season statistics

Top scorers

Source: Soccerway

Up to and including matches played on 16 May.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Koffi Westerlo (6) & Boussu Dour (13) 19
2 Michael Lallemand Eupen 18
3 Nils Schouterden Eupen 16
4 Sherjill MacDonald Westerlo 14
5 Romero Regales Lommel United 13
6 Jason Adesanya ASV Geel 12
Emrullah Güvenç Antwerp 12
Bart Webers Heist 12
Florian Taulemesse Eupen 12
10 Anthony Di Lallo Roeselare 11
Frédéric Gounongbe RWDM Brussels 11
Seïd Khiter Mouscron-Péruwelz 11
Florent Stevance Boussu Dour 11
14 Bart Goor RWDM Brussels 10
Philippe Liard Tubize 10
Ibrahim Somé Sint-Truiden 10
9 goals (7 players)
8 goals (8 players)
7 goals (7 players)
6 goals (8 players)
5 goals (10 players)
4 goals (20 players)
3 goals (31 players)
2 goals (36 players)
1 goal (77 players)
1 Own goal (10 players)

References

  1. "Tweede klasse 2013-2014 kalender". nr10.be. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
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