From the 2016/17 football season the Belgian Pro League has been renamed to the Jupiler Pro League. The Belgian football league is conducted differently to other leagues in European football and operates a play-off system following regular season play. There are 16 teams that each play one-another twice. Following this the top 6 teams compete in play-off 1 for the top spot, and the other teams compete in play-off 2 with the aim of avoiding last place and relegation.
The Belgian Pro League was founded in 1895 with the 1970’s-1990’s being the leagues most successful period in European football, with several trophies in European competition and high-ranking finishes in the European Cup (Champions League).
It was in 2009 that the play-off format was introduced. Football fans have criticized this format along with some clubs. However, the Royal Belgian Football Association has persisted with the format.
Since the inception of the top-flight of Belgian football 74 different teams have competed within the league. Of these there have been 15 different Champions. RSC Anderlecht is ahead of any other team in terms of titles won both pre and post the new league format. Overall Anderlecht has won 33 Belgian Pro League titles. Club Brugge, Union Saint-Gilloise and Standard Liege are the next most successful teams of all time with 14, 11 and 10 titles respectively.
It is Anderlecht, Club Brugge and Standard Liege merchandise that we have available for you to order at Soccer Box in this Jupiler Pro League section. Use the menus to navigate between these teams in order see the full range of products that we have available.
We are supplied directly by the manufacturer and all Belgian Pro League football shirts or merchandise that we stock is official and licensed by the club. We strive to keep our prices low, our online shopping cart is secure, and we offer worldwide delivery options ensuring that your experience when ordering from us is hassle free.
As with other European football leagues the Belgian Pro League has sold rights for TV broadcasting both within Belgium and to multiple other locales within Europe and worldwide. These revenues are boosting the ability of clubs to buy players, however, the figures are not large enough to compare or compete with other leagues at the present time.
The Pro League offers excellent football for fans and as the league develops there is more young talent filtering through. Eden Hazard a Belgian national began his career aged just 4, but lack of facilities for youth development in Belgium meant a move to a French football club at age 14. However, in recent years youth football has moved on significantly and this can be seen clearly through the progress of the Belgian national team and their 2nd place FIFA Ranking as of August 2016.
If you are not already following the ups and downs, the goals and assists in the Belgian Pro League now is the time to start. So take this opportunity to grab a football shirt for one of the teams we stock, and get set for the exhilarating battle for the top-spot that plays-out each season in Belgium.