Belgium Pro league winners list, Belgian First Division A Champions in history

Belgium Pro league winners list, Belgian First Division A Champions in history

May 30, 2021 0 By Ibiye Ambille

Belgium Pro league winners, Belgian First Division A Champions in history.

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Who has won the most Belgian league titles? RSC Anderlecht is the most successful team in the Belgium league history with 34 titles.


Belgium league winners 2021?

Club Brugge won the 2021 Belgian Pro League.


What league is Club Brugge? Club Brugge play in the Belgium First Division A.


Who won Belgium League 2020? Club Brugge won the 2020 league.


The Belgian Pro League or the Belgian First Division A is a men’s professional football league in Belgium which has produced notable winners in the past and present.


It is the top tier football league according to the Belgian football league system contested by 18 clubs.

The Belgium league was established in 1895 and FC Liégeois won the inaugural edition.


Since its inception, a top of 16 different clubs has been crowned Champions.


Unlike the Spanish La Liga and other top European leagues, the Belgian league operates in a way that the top four teams at the end of every season will participate in a separate competition to determine the winner.


In this history of the league, RSC Anderlecht is the most successful team with 34 titles closely followed by Club Brugge KV (17), Union Saint-Gilloise (11) and Standard Liège (10).

Belgium league winners list, most successful teams in history

RSC Anderlecht

Titles: 34

Years Won: Years

1946–47, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–17.


Anderlecht is currently rated as the best team in the country.


When it comes to Belgium Pro League, RSC Anderlecht is the most successful team in the country with 34 titles.


The club’s first title was achieved in the 1946–47 season.


In the 1950s alone, Anderlecht won six league titles with another six titles once again in the 1960s.


This remarkable achievement announced the club’s presence in the country’s top-flight football league.


Following up with this success, Anderlecht in the 1970s could only manage just three titles.


However, the start of the 1980s marked another return for the club with more league titles moving into the 1990s.

Anderlecht also continued to dominate the scene even in the 21st century until the end of 2016–17.


Club Brugge

Titles: 17
Years Won: 1919–20, 1972–73, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1997–98, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2019–20, 2020–21.

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In the history of the league, Club Brugge is the second most successful team with 16 titles.

The club’s first title was in the 1919–20 season. However, the club waited for another 50 years to add a second title in the 1972–73 season.


The success in 1972–73 was the begging of the club’s entrance to the domestic scene.


Since the start of the 21st century, have won over six Belgian league titles with most recently in 2021.


Union Saint-Gilloise (Union SG)

Titles: 11
Years Won: 1903–04, 1904–05, 1905–06, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1909–10, 1912–13, 1922–23, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35

Union Saint-Gilloise is the third most successful team in the league with over eleven titles.


Union Saint-Gilloise created an individual team record after winning the league title in four consecutive seasons from 1903–04 to 1906–07.

Union almost repeated the same success, but this time it was three titles in a row between 1932–33, 1933–34 and 1934–35.


The 1934–35 season was the last time the club won the league.

Standard Liège


Years Won: 1957–58, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1981–82, 1982–83, 2007–08, 2008–09.


Standard Liège is another top side in the country that have won 10 league titles although the club ended up as runners up on 13 different occasions which is more than the number of wins.


The club’s first time lifting the domestic league was in 1957–58.


Standard Liège also won the league title in three consecutive seasons between 1968–69, 1969–70 and 1970–71.


In the 21st century, Liège won and defended it in 2007–08 and 2008–09.

K Beerschot VAC

Titles: 7
Years Won: 1921-22, 1923–24, 1924–25, 1925–26, 1927–28, 1937–38, 1938–39.


Beerschot is the fifth most successful team in Belgium league history with seven titles won.


The club’s first triumph was in 1921-22.

This success was followed by three consecutive wins 1923–24, 1924–25 and 1925–26.


The last time Beerschot won the league title was in 1938–39.

Racing de Bruxelles

Titles: 6
Years Won: 1896–97, 1899–1900, 1900–01, 1901–02, 1902–03, 1907–08.

Racing de Bruxelles is the sixth most successful team on the all-time winner’s list with five titles.


The club won the title in four consecutive seasons between 1899–1900, 1900–01, 1901–02 and 1902–03.

RFC Liège

Titles: 5
Years Won: 1895–96, 1897–98, 1898–99, 1951–52, 1952–53.

RFC Liège is five times the Champions of Belgium.


The club won its first title in 1895–96. RFC Liège enjoyed twice back to back wins between 1897–98 to 1898–99 and 1951–52 to 1952–53.

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1952–53 was the last time the club won the title.

Daring de Bruxelles

Titles: 5
Years Won: 1911–12, 1913–14, 1920–21, 1935–36, 1936–37.


Daring de Bruxelles is one of the early league winners of the Belgian league with five titles.


The club enjoyed success in the early years starting from the 1911–12 season when the club won the inaugural title.


Daring also enjoyed back to back wins between 1935–36 and 1936–37.

Royal Antwerp

Titles: 4

Years Won: 1928–29, 1930–31, 1943–44, 1956–57.


Antwerp is another top side in the Belgian league with four titles. Antwerp’s first title was in the 1928–29 season.


The last time it won the league was in the 1956–57 season.

KV Mechelen

Titles: 4

Years Won: 1942–43, 1945–46, 1947–48, 1988–89.

Mechelen won most of its league titles during the 1940s. During this time, VK Mechelen won three league titles.


Titles: 4
Years Won: 1998–99, 2001–02, 2010–11, 2018–19.

Genk endured life in the first division without a league title during the early years of its existence.


However, the club won the 1998–99 edition as it’s the first title in history.


The club’s success started in the late 1990s moving into the early 2000s where the title was achieved in 2001–02.


Genk’s most recent success was in the 2018–19 season.

K Lierse SK

Titles: 4
Years Won: 1931–32, 1941–42, 1959–60, 1996–97.


K Lierse SK is a four-time Belgium Pro League winners starting from the 1931–32 season.


The last time the club tasted victory was in the 1996–97 season.

Cercle Brugge

Titles: 3
Years Won: 1910–11, 1926–27, 1929–30.

Cercle Brugge is also one of the early winners of the league with a total of three titles.


KSK Beveren

Titles: 2

Years Won: 1978–79, 1983–84.

Beveren is two-time Champions of Belgium.


Other notable Belgium league winners

Gent – 1 Title

Years Won: 2014–15

RWD Molenbeek – 1 Title

Years Won: 1974–75

Belgium league winners list, most Champions in history

2020–21 Club Brugge
2019–20 Club Brugge
2018–19 Genk
2017–18 Club Brugge
2016–17 RSC Anderlecht
2015–16 Club Brugge
2014–15 KAA Gent
2013–14 RSC Anderlecht
2012–13 RSC Anderlecht
2011–12 RSC Anderlecht
2010–11 Genk
2009–10 RSC Anderlecht
2008–09 Standard Liège
2007–08 Standard Liège
2006–07 RSC Anderlecht
2005–06 RSC Anderlecht
2004–05 Club Brugge
2003–04 RSC Anderlecht
2002–03 Club Brugge
2001–02 Genk
2000–01 RSC Anderlecht
1999–2000 RSC Anderlecht
1998–99 Genk
1997–98 Club Brugge
1996–97 K Lierse SK
1995–96 Club Brugge
1994–95 RSC Anderlecht
1993–94 RSC Anderlecht
1992–93 RSC Anderlecht
1991–92 Club Brugge
1990–91 RSC Anderlecht
1989–90 Club Brugge
1988–89 KV Mechelen
1987–88 Club Brugge
1986–87 RSC Anderlecht
1985–86 RSC Anderlecht
1984–85 RSC Anderlecht
1983–84 KSK Beveren
1982–83 Standard Liège
1981–82 Standard Liège
1980–81 RSC Anderlecht
1979–80 Club Brugge
1978–79 KSK Beveren
1977–78 Club Brugge
1976–77 Club Brugge
1975–76 Club Brugge
1974–75 R White Daring Molenbeek
1973–74 RSC Anderlecht
1972–73 Club Brugge
1971–72 RSC Anderlecht
1970–71 Standard Liège
1969–70 Standard Liège
1968–69 Standard Liège
1967–68 RSC Anderlecht
1966–67 RSC Anderlecht
1965–66 RSC Anderlecht
1964–65 RSC Anderlecht
1963–64 RSC Anderlecht
1962–63 Standard Liège
1961–62 RSC Anderlecht
1960–61 Standard Liège
1959–60 K Lierse SK
1958–59 RSC Anderlecht
1957–58 Standard Liège
1956–57 Antwerp
1955–56 RSC Anderlecht
1954–55 RSC Anderlecht
1953–54 RSC Anderlecht
1952–53 RFC Liège
1951–52 RFC Liège
1950–51 RSC Anderlecht
1949–50 RSC Anderlecht
1948–49 RSC Anderlecht
1947–48 RFC Malinois
1946–47 RSC Anderlecht
1945–46 RFC Malinois
1944–1945 Suspended
1943–44 Antwerp
1942–43 RFC Malinois
1941–42 K Liersche SK
1939–1941 Suspended
1938–39 R Beerschot AC
1937–38 R Beerschot AC
1936–37 Daring Club de Bruxelles SR
1935–36 Daring Club de Bruxelles SR
1934–35 Union Saint-Gilloise
1933–34 Union Saint-Gilloise
1932–33 Union Saint-Gilloise
1931–32 K Lierse SK
1930–31 Antwerp
1929–30 RCS Brugeois
1928–29 Antwerp
1927–28 K Beerschot VAC
1926–27 RCS Brugeois
1925–26 K Beerschot VAC
1924–25 K Beerschot VAC
1923–24 K Beerschot VAC
1922–23 Union Saint-Gilloise
1921–22 K Beerschot VAC
1920–21 Daring Club de Bruxelles SR
1919–20 FC Brugeois
1915–1919 Suspended
1913–14 Daring Club de Bruxelles
1912–13 Union Saint-Gilloise
1911–12 Daring Club de Bruxelles
1910–11 CS Brugeois
1909–10 Union Saint-Gilloise
1908–09 Union Saint-Gilloise
1907–08 Racing de Bruxelles
1906–07 Union Saint-Gilloise
1905–06 Union Saint-Gilloise
1904–05 Union Saint-Gilloise
1903–04 Union Saint-Gilloise
1902–03 Racing de Bruxelles
1901–02 Racing de Bruxelles
1900–01 Racing de Bruxelles
1899–1900 Racing de Bruxelles
1898–99 FC Liégeois
1897–98 FC Liégeois
1896–97 Racing de Bruxelles
1895–96 FC Liégeois

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Belgium league format

The Belgian league runs a different format. The Championship playoff and the regular season campaign.


The winner of the Championship Round is crowned winner and Champions of Belgium for the second.


The Belgian league is the most popular domestic football Competition.


On the international stage, it also one of the top choice and is ranked among the top ten leagues in European football.



Since the establishment of the league, there have been different winners until today.


The league is not a one-horse race and is usually difficult to predict the league winners.


This article highlights the Belgium league winners list, Belgian First Division A Champions of Belgium in history.

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