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Tweede Divisie
Country Netherlands Netherlands
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2016
Number of teams 18
Promotion to Eerste Divisie
Relegation to Derde Divisie
Levels on pyramid 3
Domestic cup(s) KNVB Cup
Football current event 2018–19

The Tweede Divisie (Second Division) is the only semi-professional (and historically the lowest professional) football league in the Netherlands. It was established in 1956, together with the Eredivisie and the Eerste Divisie. Between 1956 and 1960 and between 1962 and 1966, the league consisted of two divisions, Tweede Divisie A and Tweede Divisie B. The league was disbanded in 1971. Six clubs were promoted to the Eerste Divisie (De Volewijckers, FC Eindhoven, FC VVV, Fortuna Vlaardingen, PEC and Roda JC), while the other eleven teams became amateur clubs.

Plans for a new, semi-professional Tweede Divisie, to be made up of 4 reserve teams and 14 Topklasse clubs, starting in season 2016–17 were approved in a KNVB assembly in December 2014. Thus, the Topklasse, renamed the Derde Divisie (Third Division), and leagues below decremented by one level, and furthermore, promotion and relegation among the second to fourth divisions are mandatory.

Tweede Divisie champions

External links

Tweede Divisie 2019-20

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Tweede Divisie seasons

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Football in the Netherlands
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Eerste Divisie (U-21) (U-19) Johan Cruijff Schaal
Tweede Divisie (from 2016) (U-17) (U-16) KNVB Amateur Cup
Derde Divisie List of Players KNVB District Cup
Hoofdklasse List of clubs
Eerste, Tweede, Derde List of stadiums
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