Jupiler Pro League
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2022-2023
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 2022-2023 season, the BEL1 holds a Championship Playoff and a Europa League Playoff. Playoff results determine which teams qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League - Group Stage:
    • 2022-2023 BEL1 Championship Playoff winner
  • 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League - 3rd Qualifying Round:
    • 2022-2023 BEL1 Championship Playoff 2nd place team
  • 2023-2024 UEFA Europa Conference League - 3rd Qualifying Round:
    • 2022-2023 BEL1 Championship Playoff 3rd place team
  • 2023-2024 UEFA Europa Conference League - 2nd Qualifying Round:
    • 2022-2023 BEL1 Europa League Playoff Final winner

The winner of the 2022-2023 Belgian Cup, typically a BEL1 team, also receives a berth in the Playoff Stage of the 2023-2024 UEFA Europa League.

Leagues Pyramid - Belgium

Abbrev League # of Teams
BEL1 Jupiler Pro League
(Belgian First Division A)
18
BEL2 Challenger Pro 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
22 Jul 2022 - 20 Apr 2023
Championship Round
23 Apr 2023 - 22 May 2023
UEFAEL Playoffs
23 Apr 2023 - 22 May 2023
18: BEL1 (16), BEL2 (2)

Season Format

During the 2022-2023 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 matches won, (5) away goal difference, (6) away goals scored, then (7) a playoff.

Playoffs

Immediately following the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 BEL1 season, the 16th, 17th and 18th place BEL1 teams are relegated to the BEL2, and three BEL2 teams are promoted to the 2023-2024 BEL1.


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1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Royal Antwerp FC 33 -0-09-72522 -0-0652311 -0-03202
2KAA Gent 42 -2-08-85321 -1-0432121 -1-04532
3RU Saint-Gilloise 42 -1-17-45-122 -0-0631220 -1-1114-3
4Genk 32 -0-16-96322 -0-0673410 -0-1023-1
5Anderlecht 32 -0-16-52322 -0-0651410 -0-1001-1
6Oud-Heverlee Leuven 32 -0-16-64211 -0-0320221 -0-13440
7KVC Westerlo 42 -0-26-76122 -0-0662420 -0-2014-3
8R Charleroi SC 42 -0-26-55021 -0-1344021 -0-13110
9KV Oostende 42 -0-26-67-121 -0-1334-121 -0-13330
10SV Zulte Waregem 31 -1-14-32111 -0-0320220 -1-1112-1
11Club Brugge 31 -1-14-55021 -1-0443110 -0-1012-1
12KV Mechelen 41 -1-24-44021 -0-1332120 -1-1112-1
13Standard Liège 41 -1-24-79-221 -1-0442220 -0-2037-4
14KV Kortrijk 41 -1-24-24-220 -1-1102-221 -0-13220
15Cercle Brugge KSV 41 -1-24-14-321 -1-0410120 -0-2004-4
16Sint-Truiden VV 30 -3-03-22010 -1-0111020 -2-02110
17KAS Eupen 31 -0-23-58-311 -0-0321120 -0-2037-4
18RFC Seraing 40 -0-40-17-620 -0-2002-220 -0-2015-4
Championship Round
UEFAECL Playoffs Round
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to BEL2

Fixtures

Sun - 14 Aug 2022
 Sint-Truiden VV   AnderlechtStadion Stayen
 KAS Eupen   Royal Antwerp FCKehrwegstadion
 Oud-Heverlee Leuven   Club BruggeKing Power at Den Dreef Stadion
 SV Zulte Waregem   GenkElindus Arena
Fri - 19 Aug 2022
 KAS Eupen   RFC SeraingKehrwegstadion
Sat - 20 Aug 2022
 Genk   Cercle Brugge KSVCegeka Arena
 Anderlecht   KAA GentLotto Park
Sun - 21 Aug 2022
 Club Brugge   KV KortrijkJan Breydelstadion
 Standard Liège   Oud-Heverlee LeuvenStade Maurice Dufrasne
 KV Mechelen   KVC WesterloAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
Fri - 26 Aug 2022
 R Charleroi SC   Club BruggeStade du Pays de Charleroi
Sat - 27 Aug 2022
 RFC Seraing   GenkStade du Pairay
 Cercle Brugge KSV   SV Zulte WaregemJan Breydelstadion
 Oud-Heverlee Leuven   KV OostendeKing Power at Den Dreef Stadion
 Sint-Truiden VV   KV MechelenStadion Stayen
Sun - 28 Aug 2022
 KAA Gent   Royal Antwerp FCGhelamco Arena
 KV Kortrijk   Standard LiègeGuldensporen Stadion

Results

Sat - 13 Aug 2022
 RU Saint-Gilloise 21 KV KortrijkStade Joseph Mariën
 RFC Seraing 01 R Charleroi SCStade du Pairay
 Cercle Brugge KSV 00 KV MechelenJan Breydelstadion
Fri - 12 Aug 2022
 KV Oostende 13 KAA GentDiaz Arena
Sun - 7 Aug 2022
 Anderlecht 31 RFC SeraingLotto Park
 KAA Gent 21 KVC WesterloGhelamco Arena
 Standard Liège 20 Cercle Brugge KSVStade Maurice Dufrasne
Sat - 6 Aug 2022
 KV Mechelen 30 RU Saint-GilloiseAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
 R Charleroi SC 13 KV OostendeStade du Pays de Charleroi
 KV Kortrijk 00 Sint-Truiden VVGuldensporen Stadion
 Genk 42 KAS EupenCegeka Arena
Fri - 5 Aug 2022
 Club Brugge 11 SV Zulte WaregemJan Breydelstadion
Sun - 31 Jul 2022
 RFC Seraing 01 KV KortrijkStade du Pairay
 KAS Eupen 21 Club BruggeKehrwegstadion
 Genk 31 Standard LiègeCegeka Arena
Sat - 30 Jul 2022
 KAA Gent 11 Sint-Truiden VVGhelamco Arena
 Oud-Heverlee Leuven 20 KVC WesterloKing Power at Den Dreef Stadion