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2019–20 Belgian First Division A

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Belgian First Division A
Season2019–20
Dates26 July 2019 – May 2020
Matches played77
Goals scored232 (3.01 per match)
Longest winning run4 matches
Club Brugge
Longest unbeaten run9 matches
Club Brugge
Longest winless run9 matches
Waasland-Beveren
Longest losing run5 matches
Cercle Brugge
Highest attendanceRegular season
26,769[1]
Club Brugge 1–1 Genk
(1 September 2019)
Lowest attendanceRegular season
2,154[1]
Eupen 1–1 Waasland-Beveren
(2 August 2019)
Total attendance1,011,903
Average attendanceRegular season
10,765
All statistics correct as of 6 October 2019.

The 2019–20 Belgian First Division A is the 117th season of top-tier football in Belgium.

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Contents

Team changes

Theoretically, 2018–19 Belgian First Division B champions Mechelen would have replaced relegated Lokeren. However, as part of the 2017–19 Belgian football fraud scandal, Mechelen were found guilty of match-fixing at the end of the 2017–18 season, resulting in the club being relegated back to the First Division B and runners-up Beerschot taking the spot of Mechelen instead. Mechelen appealed the decision with the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sports, which confirmed that KV Mechelen was indeed guilty of match-fixing, but that according to the rules of the Royal Belgian Football Association, relegation is no longer a possible penalty as the alleged match-fixing occurred more that one season ago. KV Mechelen was thus allowed to play in the Belgian First Division A, but did get banned from participating in the UEFA Europa League and the Belgian Cup for one season.

Teams

Stadiums and locations

Matricule Club Location Venue Capacity
35 Anderlecht Anderlecht Constant Vanden Stock Stadium 21,500
1 Antwerp Antwerp Bosuilstadion 12,975
12 Cercle Brugge Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,042
22 Charleroi Charleroi Stade du Pays de Charleroi 14,000
3 Club Brugge Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,042
4276 Eupen Eupen Kehrwegstadion 08,363
322 Genk Genk Luminus Arena 24,956
7 Gent Ghent Ghelamco Arena 20,000
19 Kortrijk Kortrijk Guldensporen Stadion 09,399
25 Mechelen Mechelen AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne 16,700
216 Mouscron Mouscron Stade Le Canonnier 10,571
31 Oostende Ostend Versluys Arena 08,432
373 Sint-Truiden Sint-Truiden Stayen 14,600
16 Standard Liège Liège Stade Maurice Dufrasne 30,023
4068 Waasland-Beveren Beveren Freethiel Stadion 08,190
5381 Zulte Waregem Waregem Regenboogstadion 12,500

Personnel and kits

Club Manager Kit Manufacturer Sponsors
Anderlecht Belgium Vincent Kompany and Belgium Franky Vercauteren[n 1] Joma BNP Paribas Fortis
Antwerp Romania László Bölöni Jako Ghelamco
Cercle Brugge Germany Bernd Storck[n 2] Erima Napoleon Games
Charleroi France Karim Belhocine Kappa Proximus
Club Brugge Belgium Philippe Clement Macron Unibet
Eupen Spain Beñat San José Nike Aspire Academy
Excel Mouscron Germany Bernd Hollerbach Uhlsport Star Casino
Genk Germany Hannes Wolf[n 3] Nike Beobank
Gent Denmark Jess Thorup Craft Vdk bank [nl]
Kortrijk Belgium Yves Vanderhaeghe Jako AGO Jobs & HR
Mechelen Belgium Wouter Vrancken Jartazi Telenet
Oostende Norway Kåre Ingebrigtsen Joma DIAZ Be
Sint-Truiden Belgium Nicky Hayen (caretaker)[n 4] Umbro Golden Palace
Standard Liège Belgium Michel Preud'homme New Balance VOO
Waasland-Beveren France Arnauld Mercier[n 5] Uhlsport Star Casino
Zulte-Waregem Belgium Francky Dury Patrick Willy Naessens Group

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position Replaced by Date of appointment
Oostende Belgium Franky Van der Elst (caretaker) Replaced End of 2018–19 season Pre-season Norway Kåre Ingebrigtsen 6 May 2019[2]
Mouscron Germany Bernd Storck End of contract End of 2018–19 season Germany Bernd Hollerbach 22 May 2019[3]
Anderlecht France Karim Belhocine (caretaker) Replaced End of 2018–19 season Wales Simon Davies and Belgium Vincent Kompany 25 May 2019[4] and 19 May 2019[5]
Club Brugge Croatia Ivan Leko End of contract[6] End of 2018–19 season Belgium Philippe Clement 24 May 2019[7]
Genk Belgium Philippe Clement Moved to Club Brugge[7] End of 2018–19 season Belgium Felice Mazzù 3 June 2019[8]
Cercle Brugge Belgium José Jeunechamps (caretaker) End of caretaker spell[9] End of 2018–19 season France Fabien Mercadal 19 June 2019[10]
Charleroi Belgium Felice Mazzù Moved to Genk[8] End of 2018–19 season France Karim Belhocine 21 June 2019[11]
Eupen France Claude Makélélé Mutual consent 14 June 2019[12] Spain Beñat San José 24 June 2019[13]
Waasland-Beveren Bosnia and Herzegovina Adnan Čustović Sacked 26 August 2019[14] 16th Belgium Dirk Geeraerd (caretaker) 26 August 2019[14]
Waasland-Beveren Belgium Dirk Geeraerd (caretaker) Caretaker replaced 2 September 2019[n 6][15] 16th France Arnauld Mercier 2 September 2019[15]
Anderlecht Wales Simon Davies Replaced 3 October 2019[n 7][16] 13th Belgium Jonas De Roeck (caretaker) 3 October 2019
Anderlecht Belgium Jonas De Roeck (caretaker) Replaced 7 October 2019[16] 13th Belgium Franky Vercauteren 7 October 2019
Cercle Brugge France Fabien Mercadal Sacked 7 October 2019[17] 16th Germany Bernd Storck 12 October 2019[18]
Genk Belgium Felice Mazzù Sacked 12 November 2019[19] 9th Germany Hannes Wolf 18 November 2019[20]
Sint-Truiden Belgium Marc Brys Sacked 25 November 2019[21] 11th Belgium Nicky Hayen (caretaker) 25 November 2019[21]

Regular season

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Club Brugge 16 12 3 1 36 6 +30 39 Qualification for the championship play-offs
2 Standard Liège 17 10 3 4 33 17 +16 33
3 Gent 17 9 5 3 35 20 +15 32
4 Charleroi 16 9 4 3 26 16 +10 31
5 Antwerp 17 9 4 4 33 24 +9 31
6 Zulte Waregem 17 8 4 5 26 19 +7 28
7 Mechelen 17 8 3 6 27 26 +1 27 Qualification for the Europa League play-offs
8 Excel Mouscron 17 5 7 5 23 22 +1 22
9 Genk 16 6 3 7 24 25 −1 21
10 Sint-Truiden 16 6 3 7 19 29 −10 21
11 Anderlecht 17 5 6 6 21 21 0 21
12 Eupen 17 4 4 9 14 29 −15 16
13 Kortrijk 17 4 3 10 23 30 −7 15
14 Oostende 17 4 3 10 20 33 −13 15
15 Waasland-Beveren 17 2 5 10 14 33 −19 11
16 Cercle Brugge 17 2 2 13 15 39 −24 8 Relegation to the First Division B
Updated to match(es) played on 1 December 2019. Source: Belgian First Division A (in Dutch), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Away matches won; 7) Play-off.[22]

Results

Home \ Away AND ANT CER CHA CLU EUP EXM GNK GNT KVK KVM OOS STA STR W-B ZWA
Anderlecht 1–2 2–1 8 Dec 19 Jan 22 Dec 3–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 4–1 0–0
Antwerp 27 Dec 3–1 2–1 14 Dec 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 4–1
Cercle Brugge 19 Jan 0–3 0–2 1–2 2–2 7 Dec 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–0 21 Dec
Charleroi 1–2 2–1 14 Dec 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 27 Dec 0–3 2–0
Club Brugge 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 15 Dec 2–0 1–1 6–0 26 Dec
Eupen 0–0 1–4 18 Jan 2–0 21 Dec 0–2 8 Dec 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1
Excel Mouscron 0–0 3–1 21 Dec 0–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 26 Dec 8 Dec 2–2
Genk 1–0 2–2 1–0 26 Dec 2–1 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 14 Dec 0–2
Gent 1–1 3–2 22 Dec 6–1 18 Jan 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 7 Dec
Kortrijk 4–2 26 Dec 1–1 1–2 13 Dec 0–2 2–3 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–0
Mechelen 3–1 3–1 2–2 0–5 2–2 3–1 7 Dec 20 Dec 17 Jan 1–2 0–2
Oostende 3–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–2 2–3 2–2 15 Dec 2–1 1–4 18 Jan
Standard Liège 15 Dec 2–1 1–1 3–0 4–1 1–0 26 Dec 2–1 1–2 2–0 4–0
Sint-Truiden 22 Dec 1–3 7 Dec 0–1 Susp.[a] 0–0 18 Jan 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0
Waasland-Beveren 6 Dec 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–4 1–3 3–1 21 Dec 26 Dec 1–2
Zulte Waregem 1–2 2–0 6–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 19 Jan 2–2 0–2 2–0 14 Dec
Updated to match(es) played on 1 December 2019. Source: Belgian Pro League (in Dutch)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match between Sint-Truiden and Genk was suspended with the score at 3–3. No points have been awarded yet and a demand to replay the match entirely has been made by the Belgian FA.[23]

Season statistics

Top scorers

As of matches played on 21 November 2019.[24]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo Dieumerci Mbokani Antwerp 13
2 Canada Jonathan David Gent 9
3 Ivory Coast Yohan Boli Sint-Truiden 8
Belgium Hans Vanaken Club Brugge
Ukraine Roman Yaremchuk Gent
6 Nigeria David Okereke Club Brugge 7
Israel Lior Refaelov Antwerp
8 Belgium Nacer Chadli Anderlecht 6
Belgium Laurent Depoitre Gent
Belgium Renaud Emond Standard Liège
Canada Cyle Larin Zulte Waregem
Belgium Ilombe Mboyo Kortrijk
Japan Ryota Morioka Charleroi
Zambia Fashion Sakala Oostende
Tanzania Mbwana Samatta Genk

Top assists

As of matches played on 21 November 2019.[24]
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Netherlands Ruud Vormer Club Brugge 11
2 Belgium Onur Kaya Mechelen 6
Belgium Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe Gent
4 Japan Junya Ito Genk 5
Canada Cyle Larin Zulte Waregem
6 Morocco Mehdi Carcela Standard Liège 4
Canada Jonathan David Gent
Democratic Republic of the Congo Dieumerci Mbokani Antwerp
Bosnia and Herzegovina Danijel Milićević Eupen
Belgium Nikola Storm Mechelen

Notes

  1. ^ Previous managers at Anderlecht during the 2019–20 season include Wales Simon Davies & Belgium Vincent Kompany (matchday 1 to 9) and caretaker Belgium Jonas De Roeck & Belgium Vincent Kompany on matchday 10. Kompany & Vercauteren have been in charge from matchday 11.
  2. ^ Prior to Storck, France Fabien Mercadal was in charge for matchdays 1 through 10.
  3. ^ Belgium Felice Mazzù was in charge for matchdays 1 through 15, although Genk had at that point only played 14 matches as the away match at Antwerp had been postponed.
  4. ^ Belgium Marc Brys was in charge for matchdays 1 through 16.
  5. ^ Previous managers at Waasland-Beveren during the 2019–20 season include Bosnia and Herzegovina Adnan Čustović (matchday 1 to 5) and caretaker Belgium Dirk Geeraerd on matchday 6. Mercier has been in charge from matchday 7.
  6. ^ The announcement of Mercier coming in was made on 30 August 2019, however Geeraerd remained caretaker for the match of 31 August against Charleroi and Mercier would start the job only on September 2nd.
  7. ^ The announcement of Vercauteren coming in was made on 3 October 2019, however Jonas De Roeck was appointed caretaker manager for the match of 4 October 2019 against Charleroi and Vercauteren would start the job only on October 7th.

References

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  3. ^ Opnieuw een Duitse coach voor Moeskroen: Bernd Hollerbach is opvolger van Bernd Storck, Het Nieuwsblad, 22 May 2019
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  6. ^ "Club haalt bezem door technische staf: Leko en al zijn assistenten vertrekken" [Club changes technical staff entirely: Leko and all his assistants depart] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2019-05-21.
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