At the General Meeting of the Jupiler Pro League, Club Brugge was declared champion, Waasland-Beveren is relegated. During the next season, Class 1A will have sixteen clubs, which will play slimmed-down playoffs.
On April 2, the Board of Directors of the Pro League already announced that it wants to end the current football season after 29 playing days. After many detours, the General Assembly approved this arrangement. This is reported by Sporza, among others.
Club Brugge has been named the national champion of the 2019-2020 season. It is the sixteenth time in history that Club Brugge has won that title. After the 29 match days Club had a lead of no less than 15 points over the first pursuer AA Gent.
Relegation for Waasland-Beveren
Waasland-Beveren, on the other hand, was in last place in the rankings after 29 match days. The club is therefore relegated and disappears from class 1A.
During the next season, 1A will have sixteen clubs. A slimmed-down version of the playoffs will be introduced once. The numbers 1 to 4 of the regular season will compete for the title and the European places in the Champions Play-offs. The numbers 5 to 8 can also claim a European place in their play-offs.
Many football fans now want to know which club can take the place of Waasland-Beveren in class 1A.
OH Leuven and Beerschot are urged to still play the return in their promotion final. That should happen before the next season, which opens on August 7. If that fails, the position goes to Westerlo. That club is number 1 in the regular league ranking.
Class 1B will also consist of eight clubs during the next season. OH Leuven, Beerschot or Westerlo will receive their doctorate, but two of those three clubs will remain in class 1B. The clubs Lommel, Union, Deinze, RWDM, Seraing and degradant Waasland-Beveren join this class.
The eight clubs will compete four times. The period champions and promotion final are canceled. The champion after the regular season will promote next year.