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1999–2000 Belgian First Division

1999–2000 Belgian First Division

The 1999–2000 season of the Jupiler League was held between August 6, 1999, and May 11, 2000. Sporting Anderlecht became champions.

These teams were promoted from the second division at the start of the season:

  • KV Mechelen (second division champions)

  • Verbroedering Geel (playoff winner)

Relegated teams

These teams were relegated to the second division at the end of the season:

  • Verbroedering Geel

  • Lommel

Anderlecht's title success

Anderlecht became champions on April 21, 2000, after the defeat of rival Club Brugge at Herman Vanderpoortenstadion to Lierse 1-0 as, prior to these results, they were 7 points ahead of Brugge with 3 matches to go. The next day Anderlecht beat Racing Genk 4-1 and then Standard Liège 2-0.

Battle for Europe

Club Brugge and Gent qualified for the UEFA Cup.

The relegation dog fight

Charleroi avoided relegation with a controversial draw against Anderlecht on the last day of the season. Anderlecht were already champions and played with Enzo Scifo who had previously signed a deal with Charleroi. However, the result was irrelevant as Geel lost their last match to Club Brugge and were thus relegated with Lommel.

Final league table

Qualification or relegation
1R.S.C. Anderlecht3422938636+5075Qualified for 2000-01 UEFA Champions League.
2Club Brugge3421497032+3867Qualified for 2000-01 UEFA Cup.
3K.A.A. Gent34203117854+2463
4R.E. Mouscron3416996745+2257
5Standard Liège34182146652+1456Qualified for 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
6K.V.C. Westerlo34168107366+756
7K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot34167115645+1155
8K.R.C. Genk34166126359+454Qualified for 2000-01 UEFA Cup.
9Lierse S.K.34157126547+1852
10K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen341211115658-247
11Y.R. K.V. Mechelen34125174777-3041
12K.S.C. Eendracht Aalst34114195372-1937
13K. Sint-Truidense V.V.34107174165-2437
14K.R.C. Zuid-West-Vlaanderen34105195672-1635
15K.S.K. Beveren3498175169-1835
16R. Charleroi S.C.34710174262-2031
17K.F.C. Verbroedering Geel34513163260-2828Relegated to Division II.
18K.F.C. Lommel S.K.34512173566-3127

Top goal scorers

NorwayOle Martin Årst30Gent
BelgiumToni Brogno30Westerlo
Czech RepublicJan Koller20Anderlecht
BelgiumDavid Paas19Harelbeke
BelgiumEric Van Meir15Lierse
CanadaTomasz Radzinski14Anderlecht
BelgiumDante Brogno14Charleroi
PolandMarcin Żewłakow14Mouscron
SwedenPär Zetterberg14Anderlecht

See also

  • 1999-2000 in Belgian football


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