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 - 18 Apr 2021
Championship Round
30 Apr 2021 - 23 May 2021
UEFAEL Playoffs
30 Apr 2021 - 23 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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Championship/UEFAEL Playoffs

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Championship
1Club Brugge 20 -1-1393825-310 -1-0122010 -0-1003-3
2Genk 22 -0-0342862411 -0-0330311 -0-03321
3Anderlecht 10 -1-0302922000 -0-0000010 -1-01220
4Royal Antwerp FC 10 -0-1303023-110 -0-1023-100 -0-00000
UEFAECL Playoffs
1KV Oostende 11 -0-0302762411 -0-0362400 -0-00000
2KAA Gent 10 -1-0262522010 -1-0122000 -0-00000
3KV Mechelen 10 -1-0252422000 -0-0000010 -1-01220
4Standard Liège 10 -0-1252526-400 -0-0000010 -0-1026-4
UEFACL
UEFAECL Playoff
2021-2022 UEFAECL

1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Club Brugge 3424 -4-676-7326471712 -1-4373415191712 -3-239391128
2Royal Antwerp FC 3418 -6-1060-57489179 -4-43130255179 -2-62927234
3Anderlecht 3415 -13-658-513417179 -7-134251114176 -6-52426233
4Genk 3416 -8-1056-674819179 -5-332382018177 -3-72429281
5KV Oostende 3415 -8-1153-49418179 -5-332332112176 -3-8211620-4
6Standard Liège 3413 -11-1050-524111177 -7-32826206176 -4-72226215
7KAA Gent 3414 -7-1349-554213178 -3-62729218176 -4-72226215
8KV Mechelen 3413 -9-1248-54540175 -5-7202930-1178 -4-52825241
9KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk 3414 -5-1547-5864-6177 -4-62532293177 -1-9222635-9
10SV Zulte Waregem 3414 -4-1646-5369-16176 -2-9202338-15178 -2-7263031-1
11Oud-Heverlee Leuven 3412 -9-1345-5459-5178 -2-72624231174 -7-6193036-6
12KAS Eupen 3410 -13-1143-4455-11175 -6-6212430-6175 -7-5222025-5
13R Charleroi SC 3411 -9-1442-4649-3175 -6-62118162176 -3-8212833-5
14KV Kortrijk 3411 -6-1739-4457-13175 -2-10172435-11176 -4-7222022-2
15Sint-Truiden VV 3410 -8-1638-4152-11176 -3-82120200174 -5-8172132-11
16Cercle Brugge KSV 3411 -3-2036-4051-11176 -1-10192526-1175 -2-10171525-10
17Waasland-Beveren 348 -7-1931-4470-26173 -2-12112140-19175 -5-7202330-7
18R Mouscron-Péruwelz 347 -10-1731-3254-22174 -5-8171722-5173 -5-9141532-17
Championship Round
UEFAEL Playoffs Round
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to BEL2

Fixtures

Sat - 8 May 2021
 Standard Liège   KAA GentStade Maurice Dufrasne
Sun - 9 May 2021
 KV Mechelen   KV OostendeAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
Wed - 12 May 2021
 Genk   AnderlechtLuminus Arena
Thu - 13 May 2021
 KAA Gent   KV OostendeGhelamco Arena
 Standard Liège   KV MechelenStade Maurice Dufrasne
Sat - 15 May 2021
 Anderlecht   GenkLotto Park
Sun - 16 May 2021
 KV Oostende   KAA GentDiaz Arena
 KV Mechelen   Standard LiègeAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
 Club Brugge   Royal Antwerp FCJan Breydelstadion
Wed - 19 May 2021
 KV Oostende   KV MechelenDiaz Arena
 KAA Gent   Standard LiègeGhelamco Arena
Thu - 20 May 2021
 Genk   Royal Antwerp FCLuminus Arena
 Anderlecht   Club BruggeLotto Park
Sat - 22 May 2021
 KV Mechelen   KAA GentAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
 Standard Liège   KV OostendeStade Maurice Dufrasne
Sun - 23 May 2021
 Royal Antwerp FC   AnderlechtBosuilstadion
 Club Brugge   GenkJan Breydelstadion

Results

Fri - 7 May 2021
 Genk 30 Club BruggeLuminus Arena
Sun - 2 May 2021
 Club Brugge 22 AnderlechtJan Breydelstadion
 KAA Gent 22 KV MechelenGhelamco Arena
Sat - 1 May 2021
Fri - 30 Apr 2021
 Royal Antwerp FC 23 GenkBosuilstadion
Sun - 18 Apr 2021
 Oud-Heverlee Leuven 12 Waasland-BeverenKing Power at Den Dreef Stadion
 KV Kortrijk 14 KV MechelenGuldensporen Stadion
 SV Zulte Waregem 27 KAA GentRegenboogstadion
 Standard Liège 30 KFCO Beerschot-WilrijkStade Maurice Dufrasne
 Club Brugge 42 R Mouscron-PéruwelzJan Breydelstadion
Sat - 17 Apr 2021
 Royal Antwerp FC 32 GenkBosuilstadion
 R Charleroi SC 23 KAS EupenStade du Pays de Charleroi
Mon - 12 Apr 2021
Sun - 11 Apr 2021
 KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk 12 KV OostendeOlympisch Stadion (Antwerp)
 Anderlecht 21 Club BruggeLotto Park
 Waasland-Beveren 34 KV KortrijkFreethiel Stadion
 Genk 40 Sint-Truiden VVLuminus Arena
Sat - 10 Apr 2021
 KAA Gent 40 R Charleroi SCGhelamco Arena