Belgium Tier 3

Belgian National Division 1

League Guide & Facts

  • The third tier of Belgian Football

  • 15 teams

  • Teams play each other twice (28 games)

  • 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw


  • Top four teams play in a play-off after the regular season in which they keep 50% of their points

  • Team with the most points after the play-off is promoted


  • Bottom three automatically relegated

  • Team in 12th play a playoff with three teams from the league below to stay in the division


  • League sorted by 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Away goals scored; 6) Away matches won

  • The match squad must have at least 2 under-21 players. (Born after 9/8/1999)

  • 7 subs named, maximum 3 used

Location Of Clubs

Suggested* Additional Nations To Load

All Bordering Countries

*As always this is only a suggestion, the leagues listed are in order of importance, feel free to run as many or as little leagues as you think your system can handle. The setup above gives a nice regional feel.

It is advisable however to run as many top tier leagues of major nations as you can to keep the continental club competitions competitive

Media Prediction, Board Expectations and Title Odds

*Your odds and board expectations may vary slightly from save to save

Football Manager 2021 - Belgian National Division 1

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