Jupiler Pro League
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2020-2021
Location
Belgium
Abbreviation
BEL1

Summary

The Jupiler Pro League (BEL1) (Belgian First Division A) is the top league in the Belgian football association. At the end of the 2020-2021 season, the BEL1 holds a Championship Playoff and a Europa League Playoff. Playoff results determine which teams qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League - Group Stage:
    • 2020-2021 BEL1 Championship Playoff winner
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League - 3rd Qualifying Round:
    • 2020-2021 BEL1 Championship Playoff 2nd place team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League - 3rd Qualifying Round:
    • 2020-2021 BEL1 Championship Playoff 3rd place team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League - 2nd Qualifying Round:
    • 2020-2021 BEL1 Europa League Playoff Final winner

The winner of the 2020-2021 Belgian Cup, typically a BEL1 team, also receives a berth in the Playoff Stage of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa League.

Due to COVID-19, no BEL1 teams were relegated after the 2019-2020 season. For the 2020-2021 season, two BEL2 teams were promoted to BEL1.

Leagues Pyramid - Belgium

Abbrev League # of Teams
BEL1 Jupiler Pro League
(Belgian First Division A)
18
BEL2 Proximus League
(Belgian First Division B)
8
BEL3 Belgian National Division 1 16
BEL4 Belgian Division 2 48
BEL5 Belgian Division 3 64

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular
8 Aug 2020 - 15 Apr 2021
Championship Round
18 Apr 2021 - 27 May 2021
UEFAEL Playoffs
18 Apr 2021 - 27 May 2021
18: BEL1 (16), BEL2 (2)

Season Format

During the 2020-2021 regular season, each BEL1 team plays Home-Away matches against the other 17 BEL1 teams for 34 total matches per team. Immediately following the regular season, based on Final Table standings, clubs are assigned to the Championship Playoffs, the UEFA Europa League Playoffs, or relegation. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) matches won, (2) goal difference, (3) total goals scored, (4) away goals scored, (5) away matches won, then (6) a playoff.

Playoffs

Immediately following the 2020-2021 BEL1 regular season, the 1st through 4th place BEL1 teams are assigned to the Championship Playoffs, while the 5th through 8th place BEL1 teams are assigned to the Europa League Playoffs. In the Championship Playoffs, each plays Home-Away matches against the other 3 Championship Playoffs teams (6 total matches per team). In the Europa League Playoffs, each BEL1 teams plays Home-Away matches against the other 3 teams in their group (6 total matches per team). The winner plays a match against the 4th place team from the Championship Round. The winner receives the UEFA Europa Conference League - 2nd Qualifying Round berth.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 BEL1 season, the 18th place BEL1 team is relegated to the BEL2, and one BEL2 team is promoted to the 2021-2022 BEL1. The 17th place BEL1 team will enter into a Home/Away highest aggregate goals wins matches against the 2nd place BEL2 team.


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1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Club Brugge 2013 -3-442-401327106 -1-3191679107 -2-12324618
2Genk 2111 -5-538-432716106 -3-121241113115 -2-41719163
3R Charleroi SC 2110 -3-833-32266105 -1-4161174115 -2-41721192
4Anderlecht 218 -8-532-30255106 -4-0221569112 -4-5101519-4
5Oud-Heverlee Leuven 209 -5-632-35314116 -2-3201613393 -3-31219181
6KV Oostende 219 -5-732-30264116 -3-22122148103 -2-511812-4
7Royal Antwerp FC 209 -4-731-33303105 -3-21817134104 -1-5131617-1
8KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk 209 -3-830-4142-1106 -2-22025178103 -1-6101625-9
9SV Zulte Waregem 219 -3-930-3235-3113 -2-6111221-9106 -1-31920146
10KV Kortrijk 218 -5-829-2730-3115 -2-4171920-1103 -3-412810-2
11Standard Liège 207 -7-628-25223114 -5-2171512393 -2-41110100
12KAS Eupen 216 -9-627-2633-7103 -3-4121418-4113 -6-2151215-3
13KAA Gent 208 -2-1026-2928194 -1-41316133114 -1-6131315-2
14KV Mechelen 217 -5-926-3236-4113 -2-6111921-2104 -3-3151315-2
15Sint-Truiden VV 205 -5-1020-2433-9103 -3-41211110102 -2-681322-9
16R Mouscron-Péruwelz 215 -5-1120-1831-13103 -3-41211110112 -2-78720-13
17Cercle Brugge KSV 206 -1-1319-2736-9103 -0-791721-4103 -1-6101015-5
18Waasland-Beveren 215 -4-1219-2747-20102 -1-771124-13113 -3-5121623-7
Championship Round
UEFAEL Playoffs Round
Relegation to BEL2
Relegation Playoff

Fixtures

Sun - 17 Jan 2021
 KAA Gent   Royal Antwerp FCGhelamco Arena
 Cercle Brugge KSV   Standard LiègeJan Breydelstadion
 KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk   Club BruggeOlympisch Stadion (Antwerp)
Tue - 19 Jan 2021
Wed - 20 Jan 2021
 KV Kortrijk   Sint-Truiden VVGuldensporen Stadion
 KV Mechelen   Standard LiègeAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
 Club Brugge   KV OostendeJan Breydelstadion
Thu - 21 Jan 2021
 Genk   KAA GentLuminus Arena
 KV Kortrijk   Cercle Brugge KSVGuldensporen Stadion
 KV Mechelen   KAS EupenAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
 Club Brugge   GenkJan Breydelstadion
 Standard Liège   R Charleroi SCStade Maurice Dufrasne

Results

Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 R Charleroi SC 01 KV MechelenStade du Pays de Charleroi
 Waasland-Beveren 15 SV Zulte WaregemFreethiel Stadion
 R Mouscron-Péruwelz 20 GenkStade Le Canonnier
 KV Oostende 21 KV KortrijkDiaz Arena
Fri - 15 Jan 2021
 KAS Eupen 20 AnderlechtKehrwegstadion
Wed - 13 Jan 2021
 KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk 11 Cercle Brugge KSVOlympisch Stadion (Antwerp)
Tue - 12 Jan 2021
 KV Oostende 11 KAS EupenDiaz Arena
Mon - 11 Jan 2021
 Standard Liège 31 Waasland-BeverenStade Maurice Dufrasne
Sun - 10 Jan 2021
 Oud-Heverlee Leuven 10 AnderlechtKing Power at Den Dreef Stadion
 KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk 11 KAA GentOlympisch Stadion (Antwerp)
 KV Mechelen 30 Royal Antwerp FCAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
Sat - 9 Jan 2021
 KV Kortrijk 21 GenkGuldensporen Stadion
 Cercle Brugge KSV 12 KAS EupenJan Breydelstadion
Wed - 6 Jan 2021
 KAS Eupen 14 GenkKehrwegstadion
Wed - 30 Dec 2020
Tue - 29 Dec 2020
 KAS Eupen 23 SV Zulte WaregemKehrwegstadion
Sun - 27 Dec 2020
 KV Mechelen 21 R Mouscron-PéruwelzAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne