Jupiler Pro League
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2021-2022
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 2021-2022 season, the BEL1 holds a Championship Playoff and a Europa League Playoff. Playoff results determine which teams qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League - Group Stage:
    • 2021-2022 BEL1 Championship Playoff winner
  • 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League - 3rd Qualifying Round:
    • 2021-2022 BEL1 Championship Playoff 2nd place team
  • 2022-2023 UEFA Europa Conference League - 3rd Qualifying Round:
    • 2021-2022 BEL1 Championship Playoff 3rd place team
  • 2022-2023 UEFA Europa Conference League - 2nd Qualifying Round:
    • 2021-2022 BEL1 Europa League Playoff Final winner

The winner of the 2021-2022 Belgian Cup, typically a BEL1 team, also receives a berth in the Playoff Stage of the 2022-2023 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
23 Jul 2021 - 8 Apr 2022
Championship Round
15 Apr 2022 - 22 May 2022
UEFAEL Playoffs
15 Apr 2022 - 22 May 2022
18: BEL1 (16), BEL2 (2)

Season Format

During the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 BEL1 season, the 18th place BEL1 team is relegated to the BEL2, and one BEL2 team is promoted to the 2022-2023 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 74 -2-114-1511442 -2-0895432 -0-16660
2RU Saint-Gilloise 74 -1-213-146832 -0-1661542 -1-17853
3R Charleroi SC 73 -4-013-158731 -2-0563342 -2-08954
4Standard Liège 74 -1-213-811-331 -1-1446-243 -0-1945-1
5Genk 63 -2-111-127542 -1-1795421 -1-04321
6KAS Eupen 73 -2-211-139441 -1-2445-132 -1-07945
7Anderlecht 63 -1-210-148632 -0-16115631 -1-14330
8KV Kortrijk 73 -1-310-98131 -1-1454142 -0-26440
9Sint-Truiden VV 73 -1-310-68-231 -0-2336-342 -1-17321
10RFC Seraing 73 -0-49-711-442 -0-2655031 -0-2326-4
11KV Oostende 73 -0-49-814-631 -0-2315-442 -0-2679-2
12Royal Antwerp FC 62 -2-28-119220 -1-1123-142 -1-17963
13Cercle Brugge KSV 72 -2-38-99030 -1-2124-242 -1-17752
14SV Zulte Waregem 72 -2-38-1114-340 -1-31512-732 -1-07624
15KAA Gent 62 -1-37-139442 -1-17126620 -0-2013-2
16Oud-Heverlee Leuven 71 -4-27-814-641 -2-1557-230 -2-1237-4
17KV Mechelen 72 -1-47-1118-732 -0-1676140 -1-31412-8
18KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk 70 -1-61-616-1040 -0-4006-630 -1-21610-4
Championship Round
UEFAEL Playoffs Round
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to BEL2

Fixtures

Fri - 17 Sep 2021
 Cercle Brugge KSV 0 17' 0 KAS EupenJan Breydelstadion
Sat - 18 Sep 2021
 RU Saint-Gilloise   SV Zulte WaregemStade Joseph Mariën
 KV Mechelen   Oud-Heverlee LeuvenAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
 R Charleroi SC   Club BruggeStade du Pays de Charleroi
Sun - 19 Sep 2021
 Sint-Truiden VV   GenkStadion Stayen
 Standard Liège   AnderlechtStade Maurice Dufrasne
 KV Kortrijk   KAA GentGuldensporen Stadion
Fri - 24 Sep 2021
 Club Brugge   Oud-Heverlee LeuvenJan Breydelstadion
 Standard Liège   Sint-Truiden VVStade Maurice Dufrasne
 Genk   RFC SeraingCegeka Arena
 KAA Gent   Cercle Brugge KSVGhelamco Arena
 RU Saint-Gilloise   Royal Antwerp FCStade Joseph Mariën
 KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk   KAS EupenOlympisch Stadion (Antwerp)
 R Charleroi SC   KV MechelenStade du Pays de Charleroi
 KV Oostende   AnderlechtDiaz Arena
Fri - 1 Oct 2021
 Anderlecht   Club BruggeLotto Park
 Royal Antwerp FC   KAA GentBosuilstadion

Results

Mon - 13 Sep 2021
 KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk 01 Sint-Truiden VVOlympisch Stadion (Antwerp)
Sun - 12 Sep 2021
 Oud-Heverlee Leuven 21 KV KortrijkKing Power at Den Dreef Stadion
 Genk 11 RU Saint-GilloiseCegeka Arena
 RFC Seraing 01 Standard LiègeStade du Pairay
 KAA Gent 23 R Charleroi SCGhelamco Arena
 Anderlecht 72 KV MechelenLotto Park
Sat - 11 Sep 2021
 KAS Eupen 01 Royal Antwerp FCKehrwegstadion
Fri - 10 Sep 2021
 Club Brugge 30 KV OostendeJan Breydelstadion
Sun - 29 Aug 2021
 Genk 10 AnderlechtCegeka Arena
 KAA Gent 61 Club BruggeGhelamco Arena
Sat - 28 Aug 2021
 RU Saint-Gilloise 40 Standard LiègeStade Joseph Mariën
 KAS Eupen 12 RFC SeraingKehrwegstadion
 Cercle Brugge KSV 01 Sint-Truiden VVJan Breydelstadion
 R Charleroi SC 52 KFCO Beerschot-WilrijkStade du Pays de Charleroi
Fri - 27 Aug 2021
 KV Kortrijk 22 KV MechelenGuldensporen Stadion
Sun - 22 Aug 2021
 KV Mechelen 31 RU Saint-GilloiseAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
 Club Brugge 32 KFCO Beerschot-WilrijkJan Breydelstadion