1954–55 Netherlands Football League Championship

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

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.

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[edit]

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[edit]

Eerste Klasse A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 NAC 26 18 5 3 60 24 +36 41 Qualified to Championship play-off
2 Holland Sport 26 18 4 4 72 33 +39 40 Not participating next season
3 MVV Maastricht 26 14 6 6 64 37 +27 34 Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
4 SBV Excelsior 26 13 5 8 47 36 +11 31
5 BVC Amsterdam 26 11 5 10 53 41 +12 27
6 Emma 26 11 5 10 41 47 −6 27 Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
7 Stormvogels 26 9 8 9 49 42 +7 26
8 DOS 26 12 2 12 60 53 +7 26
9 Roda Sport 26 11 4 11 48 51 −3 26
10 LONGA 26 10 3 13 55 65 −10 23 Relegated to 2nd Division
11 VV Leeuwarden 26 7 7 12 40 59 −19 21
12 Zwolsche Boys 26 5 5 16 31 59 −28 15
13 Veendam 26 4 6 16 38 85 −47 14
14 Go Ahead 26 3 7 16 27 53 −26 13
Source: rsssf.com

Eerste Klasse B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Willem II 26 19 5 2 96 42 +54 43 Qualified for Championship play-off
2 Sparta Rotterdam 26 12 8 6 67 42 +25 32 Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
3 Fortuna 26 13 5 8 46 38 +8 31
4 SVV 26 11 6 9 53 50 +3 28
5 ADO Den Haag 26 10 6 10 48 43 +5 26 Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
6 Sittardia 26 10 6 10 57 52 +5 26
7 Elinkwijk 26 11 4 11 48 45 +3 26
8 HFC EDO 26 11 4 11 42 45 −3 26
9 Rigtersbleek 26 10 6 10 49 58 −9 26 Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
10 DWS 26 9 6 11 35 38 −3 24 Relegated to 2nd Division
11 sc Heerenveen 26 9 5 12 56 68 −12 23
12 Heracles 26 8 5 13 56 71 −15 21
13 Brabantia 26 6 6 14 34 68 −34 18
14 FC Wageningen 26 6 2 18 33 60 −27 14
Source: rsssf.com

Eerste Klasse C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 PSV Eindhoven 26 16 7 3 64 39 +25 39 Qualified for Championship play-off and transferred to Hoofdklasse B
2 Rapid 26 15 5 6 70 41 +29 35 Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
3 Limburgia 26 14 6 6 53 33 +20 34 Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
4 GVAV Rapiditas 26 14 5 7 69 50 +19 33 Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
5 Alkmaar '54 26 11 6 9 41 37 +4 28
6 EBOH 26 12 4 10 45 50 −5 28 Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
7 Feijenoord 26 11 5 10 47 47 0 27 Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
8 Vitesse Arnhem 26 10 7 9 42 44 −2 27 Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
9 NOAD 26 8 10 8 41 36 +5 26
10 HFC Haarlem 26 9 8 9 47 42 +5 26 Relegated to 2nd Division.
11 Enschedese Boys 26 6 6 14 38 67 −29 18
12 NEC Nijmegen 26 4 9 13 33 49 −16 17
13 Blauw-Wit Amsterdam 26 6 2 18 34 62 −28 14
14 Hermes DVS 26 2 8 16 28 55 −27 12
Source: rsssf.com

Eerste Klasse D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 FC Eindhoven 26 17 5 4 59 26 +33 39 Qualified for Championship play-off and transferred to Hoofdklasse A
2 VVV Venlo 26 15 7 4 54 21 +33 37 Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
3 AFC Ajax 26 12 11 3 57 30 +27 35
4 De Graafschap 26 13 4 9 48 35 +13 30 Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
5 SC Enschede 26 12 5 9 48 36 +12 29
6 BVV Den Bosch 26 12 5 9 42 39 +3 29
7 HVC 26 8 11 7 34 31 +3 27 Transferred to Hoofdklasse A
8 De Volewijckers 26 11 4 11 34 53 −19 26 Transferred to Hoofdklasse B
9 DFC 26 10 5 11 41 47 −6 25
10 RBC Roosendaal 26 9 7 10 43 50 −7 25 Relegated to 2nd Division
11 VSV 26 9 6 11 43 43 0 24
12 AGOVV Apeldoorn 26 4 5 17 31 55 −24 13
13 Xerxes 26 3 7 16 23 51 −28 13
14 Be Quick 1887 26 4 4 18 24 64 −40 12
Source: rsssf.com

Championship play-off[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Willem II 6 3 2 1 14 11 +3 8
2 NAC 6 2 2 2 14 12 +2 6
3 PSV Eindhoven 6 1 4 1 10 10 0 6 Qualified for 1955–56 European Cup
4 FC Eindhoven 6 1 2 3 9 14 −5 4
Source: rsssf.com

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