LEAGUE FORMAT
 
EREDIVISIE
 
LEAGUE : 2016/17
Number of clubs : 18
Number of games : 34
League Format : 2 games against each other
Decider : goal difference
Play-off : # 5 - # 8 : 2 games for EL
   
UEFA ranking 2016 : # 10
Champions League : # 1
  QR3 : # 2
Europa League : cup winner
  QR3 : # 3
  QR2 : winner play-off # 4 - # 7
   
Relegation : # 16 play-off
  # 17 play-off
  # 18
   
Promotion : # 1
  see explanation
Play-off participants for promotion/relegation:
From first level # 17 and #18
From second level # 2 - # 5 and 4 period winners
Period winner is the best team from round 1 - 9, round 10 - 18, etc ...
Play-off schedule :
From the participants of the second level : the team highest in the final table is # 1, etc ...
Round 1 :
A) # 5 - # 8
B) # 6 - # 7
Round 2 :
C) winner A - # 17
D) # 4 - # 1
E) # 3 - # 2
F) winner B - # 16
Round 3 :
G) winner C - winner D
H) winner E - winner F
Winner G and winner H will play at first level, others at second level