1918–19 Netherlands Football League Championship

Netherl. Football Championship
Season 1918-1919
Champions AFC Ajax (2nd title)

The Netherlands Football League Championship 1918/1919 was contested by 52 teams participating in five divisions. The national champion would be determined by a play-off featuring the winners of the eastern, northern, southern and two western football divisions of the Netherlands. AFC Ajax won this year's championship by beating Go Ahead, AFC Amsterdam, Be Quick 1887 and NAC.

New entrants

Eerste Klasse East:

  • Promoted from 2nd Division: ZAC (returning after six seasons of absence)

Eerste Klasse North:

Eerste Klasse South:

  • Promoted from 2nd Division: NOAD

Eerste Klasse West-B:

  • Promoted from 2nd Division: SV Fortuna Wormerveer

Divisions

Eerste Klasse East

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 Go Ahead 18 15 0 3 49 16 30 +33 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 SC Enschede 18 12 5 1 42 16 29 +26
3 Quick Nijmegen 18 11 4 3 51 19 26 +32
4 EFC PW 1885 18 8 3 7 23 22 19 +1
5 HVV Tubantia 18 8 2 8 26 23 18 +3
6 Koninklijke UD 18 6 4 8 28 29 16 -1
7 ZAC 18 6 4 8 32 47 16 -15
8 Vitesse 18 3 5 10 26 50 11 -24
9 Be Quick Zutphen 18 4 2 12 19 37 10 -18
10 GVC 18 1 3 14 15 52 5 -37 Relegated to 2nd Division.

Eerste Klasse North

Not all matches were played owing to poor ground conditions.
Therefore, rankings were based on games played and average points, which explains why some teams are ranked higher despite having less points.

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA PtAv GD Notes
1 Be Quick 1887 16 16 0 0 87 12 2.00 +75 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 Velocitas 1897 16 11 3 2 49 22 1.56 +27
3 MVV Alcides 14 5 3 4 17 27 0.93 -10
4 LAC Frisia 1883 12 4 3 5 44 28 0.92 +16
5 WVV Winschoten 10 3 2 5 23 26 0.80 -3
6 GSAVV Forward 15 3 5 7 40 48 0.73 -8
7 Veendam 15 4 2 9 20 58 0.67 -38
8 Achilles 1894 14 4 1 9 35 54 0.64 -19
9 HSC 12 1 1 10 10 50 0.25 -40

Eerste Klasse South

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 NAC 16 13 2 1 45 11 28 +34 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 Willem II 16 10 2 4 48 22 22 +26
3 Zeelandia Middelburg 16 10 1 5 33 29 21 +4
4 MVV Maastricht 16 5 4 7 35 27 14 +8
5 CVV Velocitas 16 6 2 8 34 36 14 -2
6 NOAD 16 5 3 8 23 34 13 -11
7 VVV Venlo 16 6 1 9 18 36 13 -18
8 RKVV Wilhelmina 16 3 4 9 16 38 10 -22
9 HVV Helmond 16 3 3 10 21 40 9 -19 Relegated to 2nd Division.

Eerste Klasse West-A

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 AFC Ajax 22 19 3 0 70 11 41 +59 Qualified for Championship play-off.
2 Blauw-Wit Amsterdam 22 13 4 5 45 27 30 +18
3 HFC Haarlem 22 14 1 7 54 35 29 +19
4 Sparta Rotterdam 22 11 5 6 53 33 27 +20
5 HBS Craeyenhout 22 10 4 8 37 27 24 +10
6 VOC 22 8 6 8 30 29 22 +1
7 Koninklijke HFC 22 8 6 8 29 41 22 -12
8 HVV Den Haag 22 7 7 8 45 40 21 +5
9 UVV Utrecht 22 5 6 11 24 52 16 -28
10 DFC 22 4 5 13 24 45 13 -21
11 HC & CV Quick 22 2 6 14 13 45 10 -32
12 USV Hercules 22 3 3 16 26 65 9 -39 Relegated to 2nd Division.

Eerste Klasse West-B

The Eerste Klasse West-B would become Second Tier next season.

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 AFC Amsterdam 22 17 3 2 58 20 37 +38 Qualified for Championship play-off. [1]
2 VV Concordia 22 10 8 4 43 26 28 +17 Division moving to Second Tier
3 Feijenoord 22 10 7 5 53 37 27 +16
4 VVA 22 11 4 7 43 36 26 +7
5 HVV 't Gooi 22 8 9 5 27 18 25 +9
6 SV Fortuna Wormverveer 22 10 5 7 43 35 25 +8
7 De Spartaan 22 9 4 9 39 29 22 +10
8 SVV 22 5 8 9 28 29 18 -1
9 DVS Rotterdam 22 6 5 11 34 44 17 -10
10 RFC 22 7 5 10 28 45 17 -17 2 points deducted.
11 Hermes DVS 22 4 8 10 22 33 16 -11
12 Dordrecht 22 2 0 20 10 76 4 -66

[1] AFC Amsterdam moved to the Eerste Klasse West next season.

Championship play-off

Pos Team Pld Won Drw Lst GF GA Pts GD Notes
1 AFC Ajax 8 5 3 0 16 6 13 +10
2 Go Ahead 8 3 3 2 12 10 9 +2
3 AFC Amsterdam 8 3 3 2 9 8 9 +1
4 Be Quick 1887 8 2 2 4 11 20 6 -19
5 NAC 8 1 1 6 10 14 3 -4

References

  • RSSSF Netherlands Football League Championships 1898-1954
  • RSSSF Eerste Klasse Oost
  • RSSSF Eerste Klasse Noord
  • RSSSF Eerste Klasse Zuid
  • RSSSF Eerste Klasse West
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