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The 2017–18 season of the Belgian First Division A will be the 115th season of top-tier football in Belgium. It is scheduled to begin near the end of July 2017 and will finish in May 2018. The fixtures will be announced in early June 2017. Anderlecht are the defending champions.

Team changes

Teams

Stadiums and locations

Matricule Club Location Venue Capacity
35 Anderlecht Anderlecht Constant Vanden Stock Stadium 21,000
1 Antwerp Antwerp Bosuilstadion 12,975
22 Charleroi Charleroi Stade du Pays de Charleroi 14,000
3 Club Brugge Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,042
4276 Eupen Eupen Kehrweg Stadion 8,363
322 Genk Genk Cristal Arena 24,956
7 Gent Ghent Ghelamco Arena 19,999
19 Kortrijk Kortrijk Guldensporen Stadion 9,399
282 Lokeren Lokeren Daknamstadion 9,560
25 Mechelen Mechelen AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne 13,213
216 Excel Mouscron Mouscron Stade Le Canonnier 10,571
31 Oostende Ostend Albertpark 8,000
373 Sint-Truiden Sint-Truiden Stayen 14,600
16 Standard Liège Liège Stade Maurice Dufrasne 28,278
4068 Waasland-Beveren Beveren Freethiel Stadion 8,190
5381 Zulte Waregem Waregem Regenboogstadion 9,540

Personnel and kits

Club Manager Captain Kit Manufacturer Sponsors
Anderlecht Switzerland René Weiler Flag of Algeria Sofiane Hanni Adidas BNP Paribas Fortis
Antwerp Belgium Wim De Decker
Charleroi Belgium Felice Mazzu Flag of Spain Francisco Martos Hungaria Proximus
Club Brugge TBD Belgium Timmy Simons Nike Daikin
Eupen Flag of Spain Jordi Condom Aulí Flag of Spain Luis García Fernández BURRDA Aspire Academy
Excel Mouscron Romania Mircea Rednic Belgium David Hubert Patrick Star Casino
Genk Netherlands Albert Stuivenberg Belgium Thomas Buffel Nike Beobank
Gent Belgium Hein Vanhaezebrouck Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Danijel Milićević Jartazi VDK Spaarbank
Kortrijk Flag of Greece.svg Yannis Anastasiou Flag of Serbia Nebojša Pavlović Jako AGO Jobs & HR
Lokeren Flag of Iceland Rúnar Kristinsson Belgium Killian Overmeire Jartazi QTeam
Mechelen Belgium Yannick Ferrera Belgium Seth De Witte Kappa Telenet
Oostende Belgium Yves Vanderhaeghe Flag of France Franck Berrier Joma Willems Veranda's
Sint-Truiden Croatia Ivan Leko Belgium Steven De Petter Kappa Golden Palace
Standard Liège TBD Flag of Denmark Alexander Scholz Kappa BASE
Waasland-Beveren Belgium Philippe Clement Flag of Senegal.svg Ibrahima Seck Kappa Circus
Zulte-Waregem Belgium Francky Dury Flag of Senegal.svg Mbaye Leye Patrick Record Bank

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position Replaced by Date of appointment
Club Brugge Belgium Michel Preud'homme Mutual consent End of 2016–17 season Pre-season 1 July 2016
Kortrijk Flag of France Karim Belhocine Replaced End of 2016–17 season Flag of Greece.svg Yannis Anastasiou
Standard Liège Belgium José Jeunechamps Caretaker replaced End of 2016–17 season
Waasland-Beveren Flag of Macedonia Čedomir Janevski Mutual consent End of 2016–17 season Belgium Philippe Clement

Regular season

League table

Template:2017–18 Belgian First Division A Regular Season table

Championship play-offs

The points obtained during the regular season were halved (and rounded up) before the start of the playoff.

League table

Template:2017–18 Belgian First Division A Championship play-offs table

Europa League play-offs

Group A of the play-offs will consist of the teams finishing in positions 7, 9, 12 and 14 during the regular season and the first and third placed team in the qualifying positions in the 2017–18 Belgian First Division B. The teams finishing in positions 8, 10, 11, 13 and 15 will join the second placed qualifier from the 2017–18 Belgian First Division B in group B.

Group A

Template:2017–18 Belgian First Division A Europa League play-offs Group A table

Group B

Template:2017–18 Belgian First Division A Europa League play-offs Group B table

Semi-final

The winners of both play-off groups compete in one match to play the fourth-placed or fifth-placed team of the championship play-offs for a spot in the final. This match will be played on the field of the highest ranked team in the regular competition. The winner of the semi-final will advance to the final to play for a spot in the third qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.


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Final

The winner of the Europa League play-off semi-final and the fourth-placed or fifth-placed team of the championship play-offs (depending on cup winner) will play one match to determine the Europa League play-off winner. The winner qualifies for the third qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.


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Number of teams by provinces

Number of teams Province or region Team(s)
4 West FlandersClub Brugge, Kortrijk, Oostende and Zulte Waregem
3 East FlandersGent, Lokeren and Waasland-Beveren
2 AntwerpAntwerp and Mechelen
HainautCharleroi and Excel Mouscron
LiègeEupen and Standard Liège
LimburgGenk and Sint-Truiden
1 Brussels (not a province)Anderlecht
0 Flemish Brabant, Walloon Brabant, Namur and Luxembourg/
Belgian First Division A seasons

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Template:2017–18 in Belgian football

201718 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus '17 '18 · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia '17 '18 · Faroe Islands '17 '18 · Finland '17 '18 · France · Georgia '17 '18 · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '17 '18 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '17 '18 · Latvia '17 '18 · Lithuania '17 '18 · Luxembourg · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Montenegro · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '17 '18 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden '17 '18 · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

Domestic cups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands '17 '18 · Finland '17 '18 · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '17 '18 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '17 '18 · Latvia · Liechtenstein · Lithuania · Luxembourg · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Montenegro · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '17 '18 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

League cups

England · Estonia · Finland '17 '18 · France · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland '17 '18 · Israel · Latvia · Northern Ireland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Scotland · Wales

Supercups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bulgaria · Cyprus · Czech Republic · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan · Lithuania · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Turkey · Ukraine

UEFA competitions

Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup

International competitions

2018 FIFA World Cup (UEFA qualification) · 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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