1999–2000 Belgian First Division

The 1999/2000 season of the Jupiler League was held between August 6, 1999 and May 11, 2000. Sporting Anderlecht became champions.

Promoted teams

These teams were promoted from the second division at the start of the season:

Relegated teams

These teams were relegated to the second division at the end of the season:

Anderlecht's title success

Anderlecht became champions on April 21, 2000 after the defeat of rival Club Brugge at Herman Vanderpoortenstadion to Lierse 1-0 as, prior to these results, they were 7 points ahead of Brugge with 3 matches to go. The next day Anderlecht beat Racing Genk 4-1 and then Standard Liège 2-0.

Battle for Europe

Club Brugge and Gent qualified for the UEFA Cup.

The relegation dog fight

Charleroi avoided relegation with a controversial draw against Anderlecht on the last day of the season. Anderlecht were already champions and played with Enzo Scifo who had previously signed a deal with Charleroi. However, the result was irrelevant as Geel lost their last match to Club Brugge and were thus relegated with Lommel.

Final league table

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1R.S.C. Anderlecht342293863675+50Qualified for 2000-01 UEFA Champions League.
2Club Brugge342149703267+38Qualified for 2000-01 UEFA Cup.
3K.A.A. Gent3420311785463+24
4R.E. Mouscron341699674557+22
5Standard Liège3418214665256+14Qualified for 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
6K.V.C. Westerlo3416810736656+7
7K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot3416711564555+11
8K.R.C. Genk3416612635954+4Qualified for 2000-01 UEFA Cup.
9Lierse S.K.3415712654752+18
10K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen34121111565847-2
11Y.R. K.V. Mechelen3412517477741-30
12K.S.C. Eendracht Aalst3411419537237-19
13K. Sint-Truidense V.V.3410717416537-24
14K.R.C. Zuid-West-Vlaanderen3410519567235-16
15K.S.K. Beveren349817516935-18
16R. Charleroi S.C.3471017426231-20
17K.F.C. Verbroedering Geel3451316326028-28Relegated to Division II.
18K.F.C. Lommel S.K.3451217356627-31

Top goal scorers

Scorer Goals Team
Norway Ole Martin Årst 30 Gent
Belgium Toni Brogno 30 Westerlo
Czech Republic Jan Koller 20 Anderlecht
Belgium David Paas 19 Harelbeke
Belgium Eric Van Meir 15 Lierse
Canada Tomasz Radzinski 14 Anderlecht
Belgium Dante Brogno 14 Charleroi
Poland Marcin Żewłakow 14 Mouscron
Sweden Pär Zetterberg 14 Anderlecht

See also


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