Final Tables First Class East
1896/97 Vitesse 1897/98 Vitesse 1898/99 P.W. 1899/00 Victoria (W) 1900/01 Victoria (W) 1901/02 Victoria (W) 1902/03 Vitesse 1903/04 P.W. 1904/05 P.W. 1905/06 P.W. 1906/07 P.W. 1907/08 U.D. 1908/09 Wilhelmina (B) 1909/10 Quick (N) 1910/11 G.V.C. 1911/12 G.V.C. 1912/13 Vitesse 1913/14 Vitesse 1914/15 Vitesse 1915/16 Go Ahead 1916/17 Go Ahead 1917/18 Go Ahead 1918/19 Go Ahead 1919/20 Go Ahead 1920/21 Go Ahead 1921/22 Go Ahead 1922/23 Go Ahead 1923/24 S.C. Enschede 1924/25 Go Ahead 1925/26 S.C. Enschede 1926/27 Heracles 1927/28 Z.A.C. 1928/29 Go Ahead 1929/30 Go Ahead 1930/31 Go Ahead 1931/32 S.C. Enschede 1932/33 Go Ahead 1933/34 Heracles 1934/35 Go Ahead 1935/36 S.C. Enschede 1936/37 Go Ahead 1937/38 Heracles 1938/39 N.E.C. 1939/40 Heracles 1940/41 Heracles 1941/42 A.G.O.V.V. 1942/43 S.C. Enschede 1943/44 Heracles 1944/45 no competition 1945/46 N.E.C. 1946/47 N.E.C. 1947/48 Go Ahead 1948/49 A.G.O.V.V. 1949/50 Enschedese Boys Top Champions (53 titles) 16 Go Ahead (Deventer) 6 Heracles (Almelo) 6 Vitesse (Arnhem) 5 P.W. (Enschede) 5 S.C. Enschede 3 N.E.C. (Nijmegen) 3 Victoria (Wageningen) 2 A.G.O.V.V. (Apeldoorn) 2 G.V.C. (Wageningen) 1 Enschedese Boys 1 Quick (Nijmegen) 1 U.D. (Deventer) 1 Wilhelmina (Den Bosch) 1 Z.A.C. (Zwolle)
Most often present in the Eerste Klasse was Vitesse, in 40 of the 53 seasons. They are followed by Quick (39), Go Ahead (Deventer, 37), S.C. Enschede (33, never relegated), Heracles (28, never relegated), Tubantia (Hengelo) and U.D. (27), Wageningen (25, never relegated), A.G.O.V.V. and Enschedese Boys (22, A.G.O.V.V. never relegated), P.W. (21), and Z.A.C. (Zwolle, 20).
During the existence of the Eerste Klasse Oost, Wageningen was represented by 4 teams, Go Ahead, Victoria, G.V.C. (merger of the two previous ones), and Wageningen. Deventer (apart from the two mentioned, D.O.T.O.), Enschede (all mentioned above) and Zwolle (P.E.C., Z.A.C., and Zwolsche Boys) each had 3 different teams in the Eerste Klasse, Apeldoorn (A.G.O.V.V. and Robur Velocitas), Hengelo (Hengelo and Tubantia), and Nijmegen (N.E.C. and Quick) each had 2. All these towns had at least one season with a derby at the highest level.
Go Ahead won 8 consecutive titles. They were also the first team from "Oost" to win the national championship (1916/17), and won it 4 times in all (also 1921/22, 1929/30, 1932/33). Two other teams from Oost won the national championship: Heracles won 2 titles, in 1926/27 (their first participation in the playoff) and 1940/41, and S.C. Enschede won 1 (1925/26).
In the four seasons of redistributed eerste klasses before the introduction of professionalism, eight teams from Oost managed to retain their eerste klasse status throughout: A.G.O.V.V., Enschedese Boys, Go Ahead, N.E.C., S.C. Enschede, Vitesse, Wageningen and Zwolsche Boys. The town of Tiel enjoyed one season with 2 eerste klassers: apart from Theole, who had been there before 1950 as well, T.E.C. were promoted. The teams were placed into different divisions, however, so the derby was never played, and both teams were relegated at the end of the season (1951/52). The city of Enschede earned a 4th team to play at the highest level, Rigtersbleek.
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