Final Tables First Class North
1916/17 Be Quick (G) 1917/18 Be Quick (G) 1918/19 Be Quick (G) 1919/20 Be Quick (G) 1920/21 Be Quick (G) 1921/22 Be Quick (G) 1922/23 Be Quick (G) 1923/24 Be Quick (G) 1924/25 Frisia 1925/26 Be Quick (G) 1926/27 Velocitas (G) 1927/28 Velocitas (G) 1928/29 Velocitas (G) 1929/30 Velocitas (G) 1930/31 Velocitas (G) 1931/32 Veendam 1932/33 Velocitas (G) 1933/34 Velocitas (G) 1934/35 Velocitas (G) 1935/36 Be Quick (G) 1936/37 Be Quick (G) 1937/38 Be Quick (G) 1938/39 Achilles (A) 1939/40 G.V.A.V. 1940/41 Be Quick (G) 1941/42 Heerenveen 1942/43 Heerenveen 1943/44 Heerenveen 1944/45 no competition 1945/46 Heerenveen 1946/47 Heerenveen 1947/48 Heerenveen 1948/49 Heerenveen 1949/50 Heerenveen Top Champions (33 titles) 13 Be Quick (Groningen) 8 Heerenveen 8 Velocitas (Groningen) 1 Achilles (Assen) 1 Frisia (Leeuwarden) 1 G.V.A.V. (Groningen) 1 Veendam
Present in all 33 seasons were: Be Quick, Velocitas, and Achilles. Next on the list are Veendam (31 seasons), Leeuwarden (26, and never relegated), Frisia and G.V.A.V. (both 23, G.V.A.V. never relegated), H.S.C. (Hoogezand, 20), Friesland (Leeuwarden) and Sneek (both 17, Sneek never relegated), W.V.V. (Winschoten, 15), Alcides (Meppel, 14), and Heerenveen (12, never relegated).
Over the years, the city of Groningen had 5 eerste klasse teams (apart from those already named, Forward and G.V.V.), Leeuwarden 3 (all mentioned above), and Hoogezand (H.S.C. and Hoogezand), Meppel (Alcides and M.S.C.), Sneek (L.S.C. and Sneek), and Winschoten (W.V.V. and Upright) 2 each. All these towns enjoyed at least one season with an "eerste klasse derby".
Be Quick and Heerenveen both won 8 consecutive titles. Velocitas finished in the top-3 for 16 consecutive seasons (1920/21-1935/36); they did not finish lower than 4th until 1937/38, in their 22nd season in the Eerste Klasse. Be Quick, in 1919/20, was the only club from the North ever to win the Dutch championship. Both Be Quick and Heerenveen twice finished as runners-up in the national playoff.
In the four seasons of redistributed eerste klasses before the introduction of professionalism, only Be Quick, G.V.A.V., Heerenveen, Leeuwarden and Sneek managed to retain eerste klasse status for all four seasons; Sneek were relegated at the end of the last. The city of Groningen did earn a 6th team to play in the Eerste Klasse, Oosterparkers (relegated in both seasons they played).
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Author: Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 22 Jul 1999
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