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2006–07 Belgian First Division

The 2006-07 season of the Belgian First Division began on July 28, 2006 and concluded on May 19, 2007. The championship was decided in the penultimate round on May 12, 2007, when Anderlecht moved five points clear of runners-up Genk to retain the title and win their 29th League Championship. At the other end of the table, the struggle to avoid automatic relegation went on until the final round, and it was Lierse who eventually prevailed. Having spent the entire season at the bottom of the standings and only just managed to close an eleven-point gap up to 17th, the Lier side won their last game to climb past Beveren and send the latter down to the Second Division. However, Lierse went on to lose the playoffs and was relegated anyway.

Clubs

Eighteen teams played in the 2006-07 first division. Twelve teams were from Flanders, four clubs from Wallonia and just two clubs from the Brussels-Capital Region.

New teams

La Louvière had been relegated at the end of the previous season with Mons replacing them as they won the Belgian Second Division. Lierse had managed to win the promotion playoff and thus they remained in the first division.

Overview

Club Location Current manager Previous managers during Season 2006-2007
R.S.C. Anderlecht Anderlecht 23x15px Franky Vercauteren none
Standard Liège Liège 23x15px Michel Preud'homme 23x15px Johan Boskamp
Club Brugge Brugge 23x15px Cedomir Janevski 23x15px Emilio Ferrera
K.A.A. Gent Ghent 23x15px Georges Leekens none
K.R.C. Genk Genk 23x15px Hugo Broos none
K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot Antwerp 23x15px Marc Brys none
S.V. Zulte-Waregem Waregem 23x15px Francky Dury none
K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen Lokeren 23x15px Slavoljub Muslin 23x15px Ariël Jacobs
K.V.C. Westerlo Westerlo 23x15px Herman Helleputte none
F.C. Molenbeek Brussels Strombeek Sint-Jans-Molenbeek 23x15px Albert Cartier none
R. Charleroi S.C. Charleroi 23x15px Philippe Van de Walle 23x15px Jacky Mathijssen
K.S.V. Roeselare Roeselare 23x15px Dirk Geeraerd none
R.E. Mouscron Mouscron 23x15px Ariël Jacobs 23x15px Gil Vandenbrouck
Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Brugge 23x15px Harm van Veldhoven none
K. Sint-Truidense V.V. Sint-Truiden 23x15px Peter Voets 23x15px Thomas Caers, 23x15px Henk Houwaart
K.S.K. Beveren Beveren 23x15px Edy De Bolle 23x15px Walter Meeuws
Lierse S.K. Lier 23x15px Kjetil Rekdal 23x15px René Trost
R.A.E.C. Mons Mons 23x15px José Riga none

Manager Changes

League standings

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 R.S.C. Anderlecht 34 23 8 3 75 30 77 +45 Qualified for 2007-08 UEFA Champions League. [1]
2 K.R.C. Genk 34 22 6 6 71 37 72 +34
3 Standard Liège 34 19 7 8 62 38 64 +24 Qualified for 2007-08 UEFA Cup.
4 K.A.A. Gent 34 18 6 10 56 40 60 +16 Qualified for 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup.
5 R. Charleroi S.C. 34 17 9 8 51 40 60 +11
6 Club Brugge 34 14 9 11 58 40 51 +18 Qualified for 2007-08 UEFA Cup.
7 K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot 34 14 9 11 52 46 51 +6
8 K.V.C. Westerlo 34 12 10 12 41 44 46 -3
9 R.A.E.C. Mons 34 12 8 14 41 41 44 0
10 R.E. Mouscron 34 10 12 12 51 55 42 -4
11 K.S.V. Roeselare 34 10 9 15 50 72 39 -22
12 Cercle Brugge K.S.V. 34 10 8 16 31 36 38 -5
13 F.C. Molenbeek Brussels Strombeek 34 8 14 12 39 50 38 -11
14 S.V. Zulte-Waregem 34 9 10 15 40 54 37 -14
15 K. Sint-Truidense V.V. 34 9 8 17 39 52 35 -13
16 K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen 34 5 15 14 32 48 30 -16
17 Lierse S.K. 34 6 8 20 33 66 26 -33 Played in Promotion/Relegation play-off.
18 K.S.K. Beveren 34 5 10 19 31 64 25 -33 Relegated to Division II.

[1] R.S.C. Anderlecht competed in the UEFA Cup First Round after losing in the Champions League Third Qualifying Round.

Belgian League 2006-07 Winners
RSC Anderlecht
29th Title

League standings

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 KV Mechelen 6 5 1 0 11 3 16 +8 Promoted to Division I.
2 R. Antwerp F.C. 6 3 1 2 7 4 10 +3
3 Lierse S.K. 6 3 0 3 10 8 9 -1 Relegated to Division II.
4 KV Kortrijk 6 0 0 6 4 17 0 -13

Fixtures/Results

  AND STA CLU GNT GNK GBA ZWA LOK WES BRU CHA ROE MOU CER STV BEV LIE MON
Anderlecht XXX 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-4 1-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 6-0 3-2 3-2 2-1 2-0 2-0 8-1 2-0 4-1
Standard Liège 0-0 XXX 1-0 0-1 2-1 2-2 1-1 3-1 3-0 2-1 1-2 2-1 2-0 1-0 1-2 0-0 3-2 1-0
Club Brugge 2-2 4-4 XXX 5-0 0-1 1-0 4-1 2-2 2-0 4-1 2-0 0-1 5-1 3-3 1-0 2-0 4-0 0-0
Gent 2-1 2-1 0-0 XXX 1-3 1-2 1-1 3-1 2-0 3-3 2-1 2-0 1-3 0-2 3-1 2-1 4-0 4-1
Genk 1-1 1-1 0-0 3-1 XXX 4-0 3-1 1-0 3-1 3-1 0-2 3-0 3-2 3-0 2-0 1-0 3-0 5-1
Germinal Beerschot 1-3 1-3 4-0 0-3 2-1 XXX 1-1 1-2 0-0 3-0 1-1 3-0 6-2 1-0 3-2 1-0 2-3 2-1
Zulte-Waregem 0-4 3-1 2-1 3-2 2-2 0-2 XXX 1-1 2-2 0-1 1-0 4-2 0-0 1-2 3-0 2-1 2-1 1-2
Lokeren 1-1 2-1 3-2 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-2 XXX 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-4 0-2
Westerlo 3-4 1-1 1-2 1-1 0-1 1-1 4-2 4-1 XXX 1-1 0-1 2-1 1-0 0-0 1-0 2-0 2-0 2-1
Brussels 0-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-2 2-0 0-0 0-1 XXX 0-2 6-2 1-1 0-0 2-2 2-0 2-1 1-0
Charleroi 1-1 2-5 1-1 1-0 4-1 3-3 2-1 4-3 1-2 1-0 XXX 2-1 1-0 2-1 2-1 2-1 0-0 1-0
Roeselare 0-5 2-3 3-2 1-3 3-3 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 XXX 2-1 1-0 3-2 2-1 2-0 2-1
Mouscron 1-1 2-0 2-1 0-3 2-2 1-0 3-0 1-1 4-0 2-2 2-1 2-2 XXX 2-1 1-0 4-2 2-2 2-2
Cercle Brugge 0-1 0-2 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-2 2-0 0-0 4-1 1-0 0-0 1-1 2-1 XXX 0-1 2-2 2-1 3-0
Sint-Truiden 2-4 0-3 2-3 0-1 1-2 2-0 2-2 1-0 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 XXX 3-2 4-0 1-0
Beveren 1-1 0-3 0-2 1-0 0-5 1-1 1-0 3-2 0-3 2-2 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-2 XXX 1-1 0-0
Lierse 1-4 1-3 1-2 1-4 0-3 2-3 1-0 1-0 1-1 0-1 2-1 3-1 3-3 0-2 0-0 0-1 XXX 0-0
Mons 3-1 2-3 1-0 0-1 5-0 2-1 0-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 6-1 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-1 XXX

Top goal scorers

Final standings

Player Team Goals
1 23x15px François Sterchele Germinal Beerschot 21
2 23x15px Patrick Ogunsoto Westerlo 20
23x15px Mohammed Tchité Anderlecht 20
4 23x15px Adnan Ćustović Mouscron 18
5 23x15px Boško Balaban Club Brugge 16
6 23x15px Adékambi Olufadé Gent 15
7 23x15px Nicolás Frutos Anderlecht 14
23x15px Milan Jovanović Standard Liège 14
9 23x15px Ahmed Hassan Anderlecht 12
10 23x15px Dieter Dekelver Cercle Brugge (4) and Westerlo (7) 11
23x15px Mahamadou Dissa Beveren 11
23x15px Goran Ljubojević Genk 11
23x15px Kevin Vandenbergh Genk 11

See also