1955–56 Netherlands Football League Championship

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Netherl. Football Championship
Season1955–1956
ChampionsRapid JC (1st title)

The Netherlands Football League Championship 1955–1956 was contested by 36 teams participating in two divisions. The national champion would be determined by a play-off featuring the two best placed teams in both divisions of the Netherlands. Rapid JC won this year's championship by beating NAC, Elinkwijk and Sparta Rotterdam.

New entrant[edit]

Divisions[edit]

Hoofdklasse A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sparta Rotterdam 34 18 10 6 60 38 +22 46 Qualified for Championship play-off
2 NAC 34 20 5 9 58 40 +18 45
3 Fortuna 34 16 12 6 66 34 +32 44
4 AFC Ajax 34 17 8 9 64 44 +20 42
5 VVV Venlo 34 16 8 10 55 34 +21 40
6 DOS 34 16 8 10 91 68 +23 40
7 FC Eindhoven 34 13 12 9 57 46 +11 38
8 BVC Amsterdam 34 14 9 11 58 43 +15 37
9 NOAD 34 13 10 11 55 55 0 36
10 Limburgia 34 12 11 11 56 56 0 35 Relegated to Eerste Divisie
11 SBV Excelsior 34 12 10 12 53 61 −8 34
12 ADO Den Haag 34 12 8 14 59 62 −3 32
13 Stormvogels 34 10 12 12 60 66 −6 32
14 Roda Sport 34 8 9 17 63 81 −18 25
15 Vitesse Arnhem 34 8 8 18 48 67 −19 24
16 Hollandia Victoria Combinatie 34 6 12 16 45 71 −26 24
17 Rigtersbleek 34 8 4 22 44 86 −42 20
18 EBOH 34 3 12 19 40 80 −40 18
Source: rsssf.com

Hoofdklasse B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Elinkwijk 34 22 6 6 79 36 +43 50 Qualified for Championship play-off
2 Rapid 34 20 8 6 90 46 +44 48 Play-off as level on points
3 SC Enschede 34 21 6 7 91 56 +35 48
4 PSV Eindhoven 34 22 3 9 96 55 +41 47
5 Feijenoord 34 17 7 10 93 62 +31 41
6 BVV Den Bosch 34 17 5 12 67 45 +22 39
7 Willem II 34 17 5 12 64 53 +11 39
8 MVV Maastricht 34 16 6 12 68 47 +21 38
9 DFC 34 15 7 12 69 61 +8 37 Relegation play-off as level on points
10 GVAV Rapiditas 34 15 7 12 68 64 +4 37
11 Alkmaar '54 34 13 7 14 47 55 −8 33 Relegated to Eerste Divisie
12 Sittardia 34 12 9 13 63 77 −14 33
13 De Graafschap 34 8 11 15 46 72 −26 27
14 SHS 34 11 5 18 58 75 −17 25[a]
15 SVV 34 9 6 19 57 69 −12 24
16 HFC EDO 34 9 4 21 37 66 −29 22
17 De Volewijckers 34 5 3 26 49 126 −77 13
18 Emma 34 2 5 27 28 105 −77 9
Source: rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. ^ 2 points deducted

Promotion play-off[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Rapid 4 - 3 SC Enschede

Rapid qualify for the Championship play-offs.

Relegation play-off[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
GVAV Rapiditas 4 - 3 aet DFC

DFC are relegated to Eerste Divisie.

Championship play-off[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Rapid JC 6 4 0 2 13 7 +6 8 Qualified for 1956–57 European Cup
2 NAC 6 4 0 2 13 11 +2 8
3 Elinkwijk 6 2 1 3 12 14 −2 5
4 Sparta Rotterdam 6 1 1 4 7 13 −6 3
Source: rsssf.com

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