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
1Genk 1715 -1-146-45153098 -1-0252581787 -0-12120713
2RU Saint-Gilloise 1711 -3-336-35221385 -2-117138596 -1-21922148
3Royal Antwerp FC 1711 -2-435-30171397 -1-1222081284 -1-3131091
4Club Brugge 1710 -3-433-34201496 -2-12022101284 -1-31312102
5KAA Gent 179 -3-530-32181485 -1-216169794 -2-3141697
6KVC Westerlo 178 -2-726-3430485 -1-2162091193 -1-5101421-7
7Oud-Heverlee Leuven 177 -4-625-3026484 -1-3131311293 -3-31217152
8Standard Liège 168 -1-725-2422284 -1-3131410484 -0-4121012-2
9Cercle Brugge KSV 177 -4-625-2424084 -3-115158793 -1-510916-7
10Sint-Truiden VV 176 -5-623-1719-282 -2-48710-394 -3-2151091
11Anderlecht 166 -2-820-2520594 -1-4131511472 -1-471091
12R Charleroi SC 166 -1-919-2229-783 -1-4101214-283 -0-591015-5
13KV Mechelen 165 -3-818-2430-694 -2-3141715271 -1-54715-8
14KV Oostende 175 -2-1017-2037-1784 -0-4121115-491 -2-65922-13
15KAS Eupen 175 -1-1116-2438-1483 -0-591014-492 -1-671424-10
16SV Zulte Waregem 173 -4-1013-2340-1792 -1-671528-1381 -3-46812-4
17KV Kortrijk 173 -3-1112-1433-1991 -2-65518-1382 -1-57915-6
18RFC Seraing 173 -2-1211-1633-1780 -1-71314-1193 -1-5101319-6
Championship Round
UEFAECL Playoffs Round
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to BEL2

Fixtures

Thu - 22 Dec 2022
 Club Brugge   Oud-Heverlee LeuvenJan Breydelstadion
 KAA Gent   Standard LiègeGhelamco Arena
 KV Kortrijk   GenkGuldensporen Stadion
 RFC Seraing   KAS EupenStade du Pairay
 RU Saint-Gilloise   KV OostendeStade Joseph Mariën
 KV Mechelen   Cercle Brugge KSVAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
 R Charleroi SC   AnderlechtStade du Pays de Charleroi
Thu - 5 Jan 2023
 Standard Liège   Sint-Truiden VVStade Maurice Dufrasne
 Genk   Club BruggeCegeka Arena
 Royal Antwerp FC   KAA GentBosuilstadion
 Oud-Heverlee Leuven   KV KortrijkKing Power at Den Dreef Stadion
 Cercle Brugge KSV   KVC WesterloJan Breydelstadion
 KAS Eupen   R Charleroi SCKehrwegstadion
 KV Oostende   RFC SeraingDiaz Arena
Thu - 12 Jan 2023
 Club Brugge   AnderlechtJan Breydelstadion
 Genk   SV Zulte WaregemCegeka Arena

Results

Sun - 13 Nov 2022
 KV Kortrijk 04 KAA GentGuldensporen Stadion
 Anderlecht 02 GenkLotto Park
 Standard Liège 23 RU Saint-GilloiseStade Maurice Dufrasne
 Club Brugge 22 Royal Antwerp FCJan Breydelstadion
Sat - 12 Nov 2022
 R Charleroi SC 1 ABAN 0 KV MechelenStade du Pays de Charleroi
 SV Zulte Waregem 55 KAS EupenElindus Arena
Fri - 11 Nov 2022
 Oud-Heverlee Leuven 50 RFC SeraingKing Power at Den Dreef Stadion
Sun - 6 Nov 2022
 KV Oostende 31 KV KortrijkDiaz Arena
 Royal Antwerp FC 00 AnderlechtBosuilstadion
 RU Saint-Gilloise 11 KVC WesterloStade Joseph Mariën
 KAA Gent 20 Club BruggeGhelamco Arena
Sat - 5 Nov 2022
 KAS Eupen 20 Standard LiègeKehrwegstadion
 RFC Seraing 12 Sint-Truiden VVStade du Pairay
 KV Mechelen 22 SV Zulte WaregemAFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne
Fri - 4 Nov 2022
 Genk 41 R Charleroi SCCegeka Arena
Sun - 30 Oct 2022
 R Charleroi SC 10 Royal Antwerp FCStade du Pays de Charleroi
 Oud-Heverlee Leuven 11 KAA GentKing Power at Den Dreef Stadion