2014–15 Belgian Second Division

The 2014–15 season of the Belgian Second Division (also known as Belgacom League for sponsorship reasons) began on 1 August 2014 and ended on 26 April 2015.

Belgian Second Division
Season2014–15
ChampionsSint-Truiden
PromotedSint-Truiden
OH Leuven
RelegatedRacing Mechelen
Woluwe-Zaventem
Mons
Aalst
Matches played306
Goals scored872 (2.85 per match)
Top goalscorerRomero Regales (20 goals)
Biggest home winVirton 9–0 Royal Mechelen
(4 April 2015)[1]
Biggest away winLommel United 0–6 Royal Mechelen
(22 March 2015)[2]
Highest scoringPatro Eisden Maasmechelen 2–6 Seraing United
(3 September 2014)[3]

Woluwe-Zaventem 4–4 Roeselare
(7 December 2014)
[4]

Team changes

After promotion and relegation, only 12 teams of the previous season remained in the league, with 6 others being replaced:

Out

In

Team information

Club City First season of
current spell in
second division
Coming from 2013-14 result Stadium Capacity
SC Eendracht Aalst Aalst 2011–12 Belgian Third Division 11th (D2) Pierre Cornelisstadion 7,500
Royal Antwerp F.C. Antwerp 2004–05 Belgian Pro League 7th (D2) Bosuilstadion 16,649
K.F.C. Dessel Sport Dessel 2012–13 Belgian Third Division 15th (D2) Lorzestraat 5,000
K.A.S. Eupen Eupen 2011–12 Belgian Pro League 2nd (D2) Kehrweg Stadion 8,000
AS Verbroedering Geel Geel 2013–14 Belgian Third Division 10th (D2) 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 5th (D2) Soevereinstadion 12,500
Oud-Heverlee Leuven Leuven 2014–15 Belgian Pro League 15th (D1) Den Dreef 9,493
K.R.C. Mechelen Mechelen 2014–15 Belgian Third Division 1st (D3A) Oscar Vankesbeeck Stadion 13,687
R.A.E.C. Mons Mons 2014–15 Belgian Pro League 16th (D1) Stade Charles Tondreau 13,000
K. Patro Eisden Maasmechelen Maasmechelen 2014–15 Belgian Third Division 3rd (D3B) Patro-stadion 5,000
K.S.V. Roeselare Roeselare 2010–11 Belgian Pro League 14th (D2) Schiervelde Stadion 9,075
Seraing United Seraing 2014–15 Belgian Provincial Leagues 9th (D2) as Boussu Dour Borinage Stade Pairay 6,744
K. Sint-Truidense V.V. Sint-Truiden 2012–13 Belgian Pro League 3rd (D2) Stayen 14,600
A.F.C. Tubize Tubize 2009–10 Belgian Pro League 6th (D2) Stade Leburton 9,000
R. White Star Bruxelles Brussels 2011–12 Belgian Third Division 12th (D2) Stade Fallon 2,500
R.E. Virton Virton 2013–14 Belgian Third Division 13th (D2) Stade Yvan Georges 4,000
K.V. Woluwe-Zaventem Zaventem 2014–15 Belgian Third Division 1st (D3B) Gemeentelijk Sportstadion 1,500

Regular season

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Sint-Truiden (C, P) 34 24 7 3 62 28 +34 79 Belgian First Division
2 Lommel 34 21 7 6 65 27 +38 70 Qualification for Promotion play-off[lower-alpha 1]
3 Eupen 34 20 7 7 63 30 +33 67
4 Seraing United 34 17 10 7 69 39 +30 61 [lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3]
5 OH Leuven (O, P) 34 17 10 7 66 39 +27 61 Qualification for Promotion play-off[lower-alpha 1]
6 Virton 34 17 8 9 66 39 +27 59
7 Mons (R) 34 14 13 7 52 30 +22 55 [lower-alpha 4][lower-alpha 5][lower-alpha 2]
8 Tubize 34 14 8 12 43 30 +13 50 [lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3]
9 Aalst (R) 34 12 10 12 48 45 +3 46 [lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3]
10 Antwerp 34 11 9 14 41 41 0 42 [lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3]
11 Roeselare 34 10 12 12 44 45 1 42
12 WS Brussels 34 8 16 10 43 48 5 40 [lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3]
13 ASV Geel 34 10 9 15 42 62 20 39
14 Heist 34 10 6 18 41 61 20 36
15 Dessel 34 7 10 17 36 58 22 31
16 Patro Eisden Maasmechelen 34 6 8 20 38 68 30 26 [lower-alpha 2]
17 Racing Mechelen (R) 34 5 4 25 23 87 64 19 Relegation to 2015–16 Belgian Third Division[lower-alpha 5]
18 Woluwe-Zaventem (R) 34 3 6 25 30 81 51 15
Source: Belgian Second Division
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) number of matches won; if teams are still tied a playoff is organised.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. The promotion playoff is to be played by the three period winners. As champions Sint-Truiden won the second period, their spot was taken by the first team not yet qualified, Eupen. They will be joined by the first period winners Oud-Heverlee Leuven and the third period winners Lommel United.
  2. On 8 April 2015, the Belgian FA announced officially that no less than 8 teams did not receive a football license for the 2015–16 Belgian Second Division. Besides RC Mechelen and Woluwe-Zaventem who had not applied and Mons who were now bankrupt, five more teams were denied a licence: Aalst, Antwerp, Seraing United, Tubize and WS Brussels . All five of the latter teams announced they were going to appeal to the decision, by using legal procedures to obtain a licence through the Belgian Sports Arbitrage (BAS) committee. In case the BAS does not rule they fulfill the requirements set by the Belgian FA, these five teams will be relegated to the Belgian Third Division .
  3. The BAS ruled that WS Brussels should be given a licence on 28 April 2015 and one week later also handed Seraing and Antwerp a licence on 4 May 2015 and 5 May 2015 respectively . Aalst was denied a licence on 7 May 2015, causing them to be relegated to the Belgian Third Division. Tubize was awarded a licence on 9 May 2015
  4. Mons announced on 16 February 2015 that they had applied for bankruptcy. At that point it was unclear whether they would be able to find an investor in time to allow the club to remain in the Second Division and even whether they would be able to finish the season.. On March 31, it was announced that the club was effectively bankrupt and would be liquidated. They will finish the remaining few matches of the season but it is unsure whether the team will fold as a whole, or restart in a lower division. In any case, they will relegate from the Belgian Second Division. As a result, there are already three teams relegating to the Belgian Third Division and no relegation playoff will be played by any team from the second division this season. Normally, the 16th placed team would have taken part. .
  5. On 18 February 2015, the Belgian FA released the names of the teams that had applied for a football license to be able to play in the 2015–16 Belgian Second Division. As both Racing Mechelen and Woluwe-Zaventem had not applied, they will relegate to the Belgian Third Division for the 2015-16 season, irrespective of their finishing position .

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 play-offs together with the winner of the 2014–15 Belgian Pro League relegation playoff. The winner of this final round gets to play in the 2015–16 Belgian Pro League.

During the tenth matchday on 5 October 2014, Oud-Heverlee Leuven won the first period and thereby was the first to qualify for the final round. They were joined by Sint-Truiden, who clinched the second period during matchday 21 on 21 December 2014, by obtaining a five-point lead with only one match to go. Lommel United clinched the third period title on the final matchday, as they lost to Sint-Truiden but Eupen came three goals short of overtaking them on goal difference. Eupen did however get to take part in the Belgian Second Division play-offs as Sint-Truiden were already promoted by virtue of winning the title.

Period 1

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 OH Leuven (Q) 10 7 1 2 19 10 +9 22 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Eupen 10 7 0 3 18 10 +8 21
3 Virton 10 6 2 2 17 11 +6 20
4 Sint-Truiden 10 6 2 2 15 11 +4 20
5 Aalst 10 5 3 2 17 13 +4 18
Source: Belgische Tweede Klasse
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 Sint-Truiden (Q) 12 11 1 0 27 8 +19 34 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Lommel 12 9 1 2 20 6 +14 28
3 Seraing United 12 8 3 1 24 9 +15 27
4 Virton 12 7 3 2 22 10 +12 24
5 Eupen 12 5 6 1 17 9 +8 21
Source: Belgische Tweede Klasse
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 3

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Lommel (Q) 12 8 1 3 28 8 +20 25 Belgian Second Division Final Round
2 Eupen 12 8 1 3 28 11 +17 25
3 Sint-Truiden 12 7 4 1 20 9 +11 25
4 OH Leuven 12 7 3 2 31 14 +17 24
5 Heist 12 6 2 4 20 18 +2 20
5 Tubize 12 6 2 4 20 18 +2 20
Source: Belgische Tweede Klasse
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.

Results

Home \ Away AAL ANT DES EUP GEE HEI OHL LOM RCM MON PEM ROE SER STV TUB VIR W-Z WSB
Aalst 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–3 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 1–0 1–0 2–2
Antwerp 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–1
Dessel 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–3 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–4 3–1 2–1
Eupen 3–1 4–1 0–1 4–0 2–3 1–1 2–1 5–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–2
ASV Geel 0–3 2–1 0–1 0–3 0–0 0–5 2–2 2–0 0–5 2–2 3–0 3–2 1–4 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1
Heist 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–3 2–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–3 3–1 3–2 1–3 2–1 2–2
OH Leuven 0–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 0–3 3–0 0–0 3–1 4–0 0–3 2–3 1–2 1–1 7–0 4–2
Lommel 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0
Racing Mechelen 2–4 1–2 3–2 3–1 2–4 2–1 0–1 0–6 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–5 0–3 0–1 2–2
Mons 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–1 4–0 4–0 4–0 1–1
Patro Eisden Maasmechelen 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–3 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–5 2–6 1–2 3–4 0–1 1–1 1–3
Roeselare 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–3
Seraing United 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–3 3–2 3–0 2–3 3–3 5–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 0–0
Sint-Truiden 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 6–0
Tubize 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 1–0
Virton 3–3 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–0 9–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 4–0 2–2
Woluwe-Zaventem 2–3 0–2 1–4 0–2 3–4 1–1 0–3 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–2 4–4 1–3 1–3 2–3 2–2 1–0
WS Brussels 3–3 2–4 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 26 April 2015. Source: Belgian Second Division
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Top scorers

Sources: Soccerway Belgian Second Division

Up to and including matches played on 26 April 2015.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Romero Regales Lommel United 22
2 Florent Stevance Seraing United 17
Florian Taulemesse Eupen
3 Leandro Trossard Lommel United 16
5 Mathieu Cornet Virton 15
Víctor Curto Eupen
Grégory Dufer Seraing United
8 Emrullah Güvenç Antwerp 13
John Bostock OH Leuven
10 Samy Kehli Seraing United 12
12 goals (2 players)
11 goals (4 players)
9 goals (3 players)
7 goals (5 players)
6 goals (7 players)
5 goals (11 players)
4 goals (16 players)
3 goals (29 players)
2 goals (35 players)
1 goal (83 players)
1 Own goal (14 players)

Hat-tricks

Key
4 Player scored four goals
* The home team
Player Nationality For Against Result Date
Ivan Yagan  BelgiumKRC Mechelen*Dessel Sport3–231 August 2014
Samy Kehli  FranceSeraing UnitedPatro Eisden Maasmechelen*6–2[5]3 September 2014
Harlem Gnohéré4  FranceMonsASV Geel*5–0[6]13 September 2014
Víctor Curto  SpainEupen*KRC Mechelen5–123 January 2015
Thomas Azevedo  BelgiumOH LeuvenASV Geel*5–028 February 2015
Axel Bossekota  BelgiumASV GeelDessel Sport*3–223 March 2015
Leandro Trossard  BelgiumLommel UnitedKRC Mechelen*6–023 March 2015
Mathieu Cornet  BelgiumVirton*KRC Mechelen9–04 April 2015
Thomas Azevedo  BelgiumOH Leuven*Woluwe-Zaventem7–019 April 2015

References

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