2023–24 Belgian Pro League

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Season2023–24
Dates28 July 2023 – 2 June 2024
ChampionsClub Brugge
19th title
RelegatedRWD Molenbeek
Eupen
Champions LeagueClub Brugge
Union SG
Europa LeagueAnderlecht
Cercle Brugge
Conference LeagueGent
Matches played192
Goals scored544 (2.83 per match)
Top goalscorerKévin Denkey
(27 goals)
Biggest home winAntwerp 6–0 Kortrijk
(11 August 2023)
Club Brugge 7–1 RWDM
(20 August 2023)
Antwerp 6–0 Standard Liège
(11 November 2023)
Biggest away winEupen 0–5 Club Brugge
(13 August 2023)
RWD Molenbeek 1-6 Club Brugge
(22 December 2023) Standard Liege 0-5 KVC Westerlo
(10 May 2024)
Highest scoringClub Brugge 7–1 RWD Molenbeek
(20 August 2023)
Longest winning run8 matches
Union SG
Longest unbeaten run18 matches
Union SG
Longest winless run13 matches
RWDM
Longest losing run6 matches
Westerlo
Eupen
Highest attendance26.864
Standard Liège 3–2 Anderlecht
(22 October 2023)
Lowest attendance0 (Behind Closed Doors) Standard Liege 0-0 OH Leuven (06 April 2024) Sporting Charleroi 1-1 OH Leuven (29 July 2023)
Total attendance1,907,108 (145 matches)
Average attendance10,365
2022–23 2024–25 → All statistics correct as of 4 February 2024.

The 2023–24 Belgian Pro League (officially known as the Jupiler Pro League due to sponsorship reasons) was the 121st season of top-tier football in Belgium. Club Brugge crowned themselves champion for the 19th time in their history.

Format change

After 3 seasons, Belgian Pro League returns to the "old" format featuring the number of teams reduced from 18 to 16 and with similar play-offs as it was pre-COVID-19. After the regular season the top six teams qualify for the champions' play-offs (commonly called "Play-offs I"), teams from 7th to 12th place will qualify for the Europe play-offs (commonly called "Play-offs II"), but most importantly the number of teams relegating increases from one to either two or three, as the bottom four teams (13th through 16th) will play relegation play-offs after completion of which the two last teams will be relegated directly, with the team finishing 14th overall to play the 3rd-place finisher of the Challenger Pro League for the final spot in the 2024–25 Belgian Pro League.

Teams

Due to the league format change which reduced the number of teams back from 18 to 16, the bottom three teams had been relegated to the Challenger Pro League: Oostende (after ten seasons), Seraing (after two seasons) and Zulte Waregem (after 18 seasons). They were replaced by RWD Molenbeek, the winner of the 2022–23 Challenger Pro League. Officially, this club will play their first-ever season in the top flight, but the club sees itself as the successor of the former RWD Molenbeek, one-time Belgian champion, which last played at the highest level in 2002. Another distinct successor team with similar name RWDM Brussels also played four seasons at the highest level from 2004 to 2008.

Stadiums and locations

Matricule Club Location Venue Capacity
35 Anderlecht Anderlecht, Brussels Constant Vanden Stock Stadium 21,500
1 Antwerp Antwerp Bosuilstadion 16,144
12 Cercle Brugge Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,042
22 Charleroi Charleroi Stade du Pays de Charleroi 14,000
3 Club Brugge Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 29,042
4276 Eupen Eupen Kehrwegstadion 08,363
322 Genk Genk Cegeka Arena 24,956
7 Gent Ghent Ghelamco Arena 20,000
19 Kortrijk Kortrijk Guldensporen Stadion 09,399
25 Mechelen Mechelen AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne 16,700
18 OH Leuven Leuven Den Dreef 10,000
5479 RWD Molenbeek Molenbeek, Brussels Edmond Machtens Stadium 12,266
373 Sint-Truiden Sint-Truiden Stayen 14,600
16 Standard Liège Liège Stade Maurice Dufrasne 30,023
10 Union SG Forest, Brussels Stade Joseph Marien 09,400
2024 Westerlo Westerlo Het Kuipje 08,035

Number of teams by provinces

Number of teams Province or region Team(s)
3  Antwerp Antwerp, Mechelen and Westerlo
 Brussels Anderlecht, RWD Molenbeek and Union SG
 West Flanders Cercle Brugge, Club Brugge and Kortrijk
2  Limburg Genk and Sint-Truiden
 Liège Eupen and Standard Liège
1  East Flanders Gent
 Flemish Brabant Oud-Heverlee Leuven
 Hainaut Charleroi

Personnel and kits

Club Manager Kit Manufacturer Shirt sponsors (front) Shirt sponsors (back) Shirt sponsors (sleeve) Shorts sponsor
Anderlecht Denmark Brian Riemer Joma DVV Insurance (H)/Candriam (A) None Napoleon Games None
Antwerp Netherlands Mark van Bommel Jako betFIRST Heylen Vastgoed, Ghelamco None None
Cercle Brugge Bosnia and Herzegovina Miron Muslic Kappa Golden Palace Casino Sports Liantis, Callant Insurance Volvo Automobilia, Brugge Autoverhuur Meerschaert, Callant Insurance
Charleroi Belgium Rik De Mil Kipsta Unibet, R-Aqua, Cairox QNT Sport None UMons
Club Brugge Belgium Nicky Hayen Macron Unibet Allianz BWT None
Eupen Belgium Kristoffer Andersen & France Raphaël Fèvre Adidas Aspire Academy, Ostbelgien None Johnen Automobile None
Genk Belgium Domenico Olivieri, Belgium Michel Ribeiro & Belgium Eddy Vanhemel (caretakers) Nike Beobank, EAZER CEO's 4 Climate, Carglass Aqua-Step HDM Cegeka, Carglass
Gent Belgium Hein Vanhaezebrouck Craft Bâloise Circus Belgium, Vdk bank Hyundai APF Autoparts, Vdk bank
Kortrijk Iceland Freyr Alexandersson Erreà AGO Jobs & HR, Unibet Brustor, Earth Belgium, Caps Fuel Card NOVA Unibet, Caps Fuel Card
Mechelen Albania Besnik Hasi Erreà Telenet, Groep Verelst, Play Sports, AFAS Software AFAS Software None Arco Information, Golden Palace Casino Sports
OH Leuven Spain Óscar García Stanno Star Casino Tegel Concept Banqup None
RWD Molenbeek Belgium Yannick Ferrera Kipsta Golden Palace Casino Sports M&G Cleaning None Liften De Weghe, Tadal
Sint-Truiden Germany Thorsten Fink Macron Nishitan Clinic, DMM.com, City Creation, Maruhan Sint Truiden Asahi Kasei, Maruhan Pauli Beton, Star Casino
Standard Liège Croatia Ivan Leko Adidas VOO Circus Belgium Cainiao None
Union SG Germany Alexander Blessin Nike Loterie Nationale/Hey! Telecom (in UEFA matches) Hey! Telecom None None
Westerlo Belgium Bart Goor Nike Soudal Casino777, Arma Global Keukens Vanlommel, Voetbalshop.be Soloya

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position Replaced by Date of appointment
Club Brugge Belgium Rik De Mil Caretaker replaced End of 2022–23 season Pre-season Norway Ronny Deila 5 June 2023
Eupen Belgium Edward Still Mutual consent Germany Florian Kohfeldt 8 June 2023
Kortrijk Germany Bernd Storck Belgium Edward Still 2 July 2023
Sint-Truiden Germany Bernd Hollerbach Germany Thorsten Fink 16 May 2023
Standard Liège Belgium Geoffrey Valenne Caretaker replaced Belgium Carl Hoefkens 16 June 2023
Union SG Belgium Karel Geraerts No extension agreement found 21 June 2023 Germany Alexander Blessin 3 July 2023
RWD Molenbeek Belgium Vincent Euvrard Sacked 24 July 2023 Brazil Caçapa 25 July 2023
Kortrijk Belgium Edward Still 25 September 2023 16th Nigeria Joseph Akpala (caretaker) 25 September 2023
Nigeria Joseph Akpala (caretaker) Caretaker replaced 2 October 2023 16th Belgium Glen De Boeck 2 October 2023
OH Leuven Belgium Marc Brys Sacked 13 October 2023 14th Belgium Eddy Vanhemel (caretaker) 13 October 2023
Mechelen Belgium Steven Defour 2 November 2023 13th Belgium Frederik Vanderbiest (caretaker) 2 November 2023
OH Leuven Belgium Eddy Vanhemel Caretaker replaced 5 November 2023 13th Spain Óscar García 5 November 2023
Mechelen Belgium Frederik Vanderbiest 8 November 2023 14th Albania Besnik Hasi 8 November 2023
Westerlo Belgium Jonas De Roeck Sacked 2 December 2023 15th Belgium Bart Goor (caretaker) 2 December 2023
Kortrijk Belgium Glen De Boeck 6 December 2023 16th Nigeria Joseph Akpala (caretaker) 6 December 2023
Westerlo Belgium Bart Goor (caretaker) Caretaker replaced 12 December 2023 14th Belgium Rik De Mil 12 December 2023
Standard Liège Belgium Carl Hoefkens Sacked 31 December 2023 9th Croatia Ivan Leko 4 January 2024
Kortrijk Nigeria Joseph Akpala (caretaker) Caretaker replaced 5 January 2024 16th Iceland Freyr Alexandersson 5 January 2024
RWD Molenbeek Brazil Caçapa Sacked 11 February 2024 14th France Bruno Irles 14 February 2024
Eupen Germany Florian Kohfeldt Resigned 16 March 2024 14th Belgium Kristoffer Andersen & France Raphaël Fèvre 25 March 2024
Club Brugge Norway Ronny Deila Sacked 18 March 2024 4th Belgium Nicky Hayen (caretaker) 18 March 2024
Westerlo Belgium Rik De Mil 19 March 2024 11th Belgium Bart Goor (caretaker) 19 March 2024
Charleroi Belgium Felice Mazzù 20 March 2024 13th Belgium Rik De Mil 22 March 2024
RWD Molenbeek France Bruno Irles 23 March 2024 16th Belgium Yannick Ferrera 23 March 2024
Genk Belgium Wouter Vrancken Mutual consent 9 May 2024 4th (Champions' play-offs) Belgium Domenico Olivieri, Belgium Michel Ribeiro & Belgium Eddy Vanhemel (caretakers) 9 May 2024

Regular season

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Union SG 30 21 7 2 63 31 +32 70 Qualification for the Europa League and champions' play-offs
2 Anderlecht 30 18 9 3 58 30 +28 63 Qualification for the champions' play-offs
3 Antwerp 30 14 10 6 55 27 +28 52
4 Club Brugge 30 14 9 7 62 29 +33 51
5 Cercle Brugge 30 14 5 11 44 34 +10 47
6 Genk 30 12 11 7 51 31 +20 47
7 Gent 30 12 11 7 53 38 +15 47 Qualification for the Europe play-offs
8 Mechelen 30 13 6 11 39 34 +5 45
9 Sint-Truiden 30 10 10 10 35 46 −11 40
10 Standard Liège 30 8 10 12 33 41 −8 34
11 Westerlo 30 7 9 14 42 54 −12 30
12 OH Leuven 30 7 8 15 34 47 −13 29
13 Charleroi 30 7 8 15 26 48 −22 29 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
14 Eupen 30 7 3 20 24 58 −34 24
15 Kortrijk 30 6 6 18 22 57 −35 24
16 RWD Molenbeek 30 5 8 17 31 67 −36 23
Source: Jupiler Pro League (in Dutch), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Away matches won; 6) Away goal difference; 7) Away goals scored; 8) Play-off.
Notes:
  1. ^ The regular season winner will qualify for the 2024–25 UEFA Europa League if not earning 2024–25 UEFA Champions League in the play-off.

Results

Home \ Away USG AND ANT CLU CER GNK GNT MEC STR STA WES OHL CHA EUP KVK RWD
Union SG 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 5–1 3–1 4–1 3–0 3–2
Anderlecht 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 2–2 2–1 5–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–1
Antwerp 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 0–1 3–0 6–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 4–1 6–0 0–0
Club Brugge 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 4–2 4–0 3–3 7–1
Cercle Brugge 0–2 0–3 1–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–3 4–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 4–0
Genk 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–3 1–1 2–2 4–0 3–3 1–0 3–3 3–1 0–0 0–1 4–0 3–1
Gent 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 4–0 5–0 2–1 3–2 4–0
Mechelen 4–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 3–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–1
Sint-Truiden 0–4 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1
Standard Liège 0–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 0–1 1–1
Westerlo 1–3 1–3 0–3 0–1 4–2 1–1 1–3 2–3 3–3 2–1 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0
OH Leuven 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–2
Charleroi 1–3 1–3 3–2 1–4 0–0 0–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1
Eupen 1–2 1–3 1–0 0–5 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–3
Kortrijk 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–3 3–2
RWD Molenbeek 2–3 0–3 0–4 1–6 2–1 0–4 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1
Source: Kalender eerste klasse A 2023-24
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

Champions' play-offs

The champions' play-offs will decide the overall league champion. The top six teams of the Regular season qualify and play a round-robin tournament, with each team starting with half the points obtained during the regular season. The starting points are rounded up, in case of ties in standings at the end of the champions' play-offs, any half points gained are deducted first.

The points of Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Cercle Brugge and Genk were rounded up, and thus in the event of a tie on points, Union SG and Antwerp will always be ranked ahead of those four teams.

The teams finishing in the top four positions after conclusion of the champions' play-offs qualify for European football, with the team in position five facing the winner of the Europe play-offs for the final ticket.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation CLU USG AND CER GNK ANT
1 Club Brugge (C) 10 7 3 0 21 6 +15 50 Qualification for the Champions League league stage 2–2 3–1 0–0 4–0 3–0
2 Union SG 10 4 2 4 17 12 +5 49 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round 1–2 0–0 2–3 2–0 4–1
3 Anderlecht 10 4 2 4 12 12 0 46 Qualification for the Europa League play-off round 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–0
4 Cercle Brugge 10 3 4 3 13 13 0 37 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round 1–1 1–2 1–1 4–1 0–1
5 Genk 10 4 1 5 8 17 −9 37 Qualification for the European competition play-off 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0
6 Antwerp 10 2 0 8 7 18 −11 32 1–2 0–3 3–1 1–2 0–1
Source: Jupiler Pro League (in Dutch), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Points without (possible) half points added due to rounding; 3) Regular season finishing position.
(C) Champions
Notes:
  1. ^ Union SG qualified for the Europa League play-off round by winning the 2023–24 Belgian Cup. The Europa League second qualifying spot and the European competition play-off spot will be passed to the next two highest-placed teams that do not qualify for European competitions.

Europe play-offs

The Europe play-offs will be played by the teams in positions 7 through 12 at the conclusion of the Regular season. Teams play a round-robin tournament, with each team starting with half the points obtained during the regular season. The starting points are rounded up, in case of ties in standings at the end of the Europe play-offs, any half points gained are deducted first.

The points of Gent, Mechelen and OH Leuven were rounded up, and thus in the event of a tie on points, Sint-Truiden, Standard Liège and Westerlo will always be ranked ahead of those three teams.

The winner of the Europe play-offs faces the team finishing fifth in the champions' play-offs to decide which team qualifies for European football.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation GNT MEC STR OHL WES STA
1 Gent (O) 10 8 0 2 27 10 +17 48 Qualification for the European competition play-off 3–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 5–1
2 Mechelen 10 5 1 4 20 18 +2 39 2–4 2–3 3–0 3–2 3–2
3 Sint-Truiden 10 3 4 3 14 15 −1 33 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–3
4 OH Leuven 10 4 3 3 12 12 0 30 2–1 2–3 1–0 1–2 3–1
5 Westerlo 10 2 3 5 17 20 −3 24 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–3
6 Standard Liège 10 0 5 5 12 27 −15 22 1–4 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–5
Updated to match(es) played on 25 May 2024. Source: Jupiler Pro League (in Dutch), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Points without (possible) half points added due to rounding; 3) Regular season finishing position.
(O) Play-off winners
Notes:
  1. ^ Supporters of Standard Liège prevented the start of the game by blocking Standard's team bus's departure. On 28 May 2024, the Royal Belgian Football Association ruled that Standard had done too little to prevent this situation. As a result, the match will not be replayed and Westerlo wins with a 0–5 on forfeit.

European competition play-off

Single match between the fifth place finisher of the champions' play-offs and Gent, the winner of the Europe play-offs, with home advantage to the team from the champions' play-offs. The winner qualifies for European football.

Normally the fourth team of the champions' play-offs would be facing the winner of the Europe play-offs, but as Union SG won the 2023–24 Belgian Cup on 9 May 2024 and was already guaranteed of finishing in the top four, instead the fifth-placed team of the champions' play-offs will face Gent.

2 June 2024 (2 June 2024)13:30 CEST
Genk0–1Gent

Relegation play-offs

The bottom four teams after the regular season play the relegation play-offs, a round-robin tournament in which they start with the full points obtained during the regular season. The teams finishing in third and fourth at the conclusion of the relegation play-offs will be relegated to the 2024–25 Challenger Pro League, the team finishing in second place has to play the winner of the promotion play-offs, with the winner of that match playing in the 2024–25 Belgian Pro League.

Charleroi did not lose a single match during the play-offs and was already mathematically certain after four matchdays of not being relegated. Eupen was relegated after five matchdays, following a loss at Kortrijk. On the final matchday on 11 May 2024, to avoid direct relegation RWD Molenbeek needed to win (at Eupen) and hope Kortrijk would not win (at Charleroi). Kortrijk did lose, but so did RWDM, sending Kortrijk to the promotion/relegation play-offs for an ultimate chance at avoiding relegation, while directly relegating RWD Molenbeek back to the Challenger Pro League.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation CHA KVK RWD EUP
1 Charleroi 6 5 1 0 11 4 +7 45 3–1 0–0 1–0
2 Kortrijk (O) 6 2 1 3 7 10 −3 31 Qualification for the promotion/relegation play-offs 1–2 2–4 1–0
3 RWD Molenbeek (R) 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 30 Relegation to Challenger Pro League 1–3 0–1 3–1
4 Eupen (R) 6 1 1 4 5 8 −3 28 1–2 1–1 2–0
Source: Jupiler Pro League (in Dutch), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Regular season finishing position.
(O) Play-off winners; (R) Relegated

Promotion/relegation play-offs

The promotion/relegation play-offs are contested by the teams finishing in positions 3 to 6 in the 2023–24 Challenger Pro League, who meet in a knockout tournament with both quarter-finals and semi-finals over two legs and the highest season finisher always having home advantage in the return leg. The winner of the semi-finals plays the 14th place finisher of the 2023–24 Belgian Pro League over two legs. The Belgian Pro League team has home advantage in the return leg, the winner of the final will play in the 2024–25 Belgian Pro League, the loser in the 2024–25 Challenger Pro League.

Bracket
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinals
5Zulte Waregem101
14Kortrijk145
4Lommel112
4Lommel1234Lommel022
3Deinze112
6Patro Eisden Maasmechelen011
3Deinze426
Quarter-finals 27 April 2024 (27 April 2024)16:00 CEST
Patro Eisden Maasmechelen0–4Deinze
Patrostadion, Maasmechelen 1 May 2024 (1 May 2024)16:00 CEST
Deinze2–1Patro Eisden Maasmechelen
Dakota Arena, Deinze 27 April 2024 (27 April 2024)20:00 CEST
Zulte Waregem1–1Lommel
Elindus Arena, Waregem 1 May 2024 (1 May 2024)20:00 CEST
Lommel1–0Zulte Waregem
Soevereinstadion, Lommel Semi-finals 5 May 2024 (5 May 2024)16:00 CEST
Lommel1–1Deinze
Vancsa 54' Braken 75'
Soevereinstadion, Lommel 12 May 2024 (12 May 2024)16:00 CEST
Deinze1–2Lommel
Mertens 66'
Dakota Arena, Deinze Finals 19 May 2024 (19 May 2024)19:15 CEST
Lommel0–1Kortrijk
Kadri 14' (pen.)
Soevereinstadion, LommelReferee: L. Visser 26 May 2024 (26 May 2024)13:30 CEST
Kortrijk4–2 (a.e.t.)Lommel
Guldensporen Stadion, Kortrijk

Season statistics

As of 27 May 2024

Despite teams not playing the same amount of matches due to the play-offs, goals during the play-offs do count in determining the top scorer.

Top goalscorers

Cercle Brugge's Kévin Denkey is the season's current top scorer with 27 goals.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Togo Kévin Denkey Cercle Brugge 27
2 Denmark Anders Dreyer Anderlecht 19
3 Algeria Mohamed Amoura Union SG 18
Brazil Igor Thiago Club Brugge
5 Sweden Gustaf Nilsson Union SG 16
6 Denmark Kasper Dolberg Anderlecht 15
Mauritania Aboubakary Koita Sint-Truiden
Morocco Tarik Tissoudali Gent
9 Denmark Andreas Skov Olsen Club Brugge 14
10 Denmark Nicolas Madsen Westerlo 13

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 Belgium Maarten Vandevoordt Genk 13
2 France Jean Butez Antwerp 12
Brazil Warleson Cercle Brugge
4 Belgium Gaëtan Coucke Mechelen 11
Belgium Simon Mignolet Club Brugge
Luxembourg Anthony Moris Union SG
7 Burkina Faso Hervé Koffi Charleroi 9
8 Belgium Arnaud Bodart Standard Liège 7
Belgium Tobe Leysen OH Leuven
Belgium Davy Roef Gent
Denmark Kasper Schmeichel Anderlecht

Discipline

Player Club

Notes

  1. ^ Belgium Felice Mazzù managed the team during the regular season but was sacked before the start of the play-offs.
  2. ^ Norway Ronny Deila managed the team during the regular season but was sacked before the start of the play-offs.
  3. ^ Germany Florian Kohfeldt managed the team during the regular season but left before the start of the play-offs.
  4. ^ Belgium Wouter Vrancken managed the team during the regular season and the first 7 matchdays of the champions' play-offs.
  5. ^ Belgium Edward Still was the manager for matchdays 1 through 8, Nigeria Joseph Akpala was caretaker manager on matchday 9 and again from matchday 17 to 20, and Belgium Glen De Boeck managed the team from matchday 10 to 16.
  6. ^ Belgium Steven Defour was the manager for matchdays 1 through 12,Belgium Frederik Vanderbiest acted as caretaker manager for matchdays 12 through 14
  7. ^ Belgium Marc Brys was the manager for matchdays 1 through 10, Belgium Eddy Vanhemel acted as caretaker manager on matchdays 11 through 13.
  8. ^ Brazil Caçapa was the manager for matchdays 1 through 25, France Bruno Irles managed the team for matchdays 26 through 30 but was replaced before the start of the play-offs.
  9. ^ Belgium Carl Hoefkens was the manager for matchdays 1 through 20.
  10. ^ Belgium Jonas De Roeck was the manager for matchdays 1 through 16, Belgium Bart Goor took up the caretaker position of matchday 17, and Belgium Rik De Mil managed the team for matchdays 18 through 30.
  11. ^ While the announcement of Ronny Deila's signature at Club Brugge was already made on 25 May 2023, Rik De Mil remained in charge for the last few matches of the season and Deila thus only officially took up the position as soon as the 2022–23 season ended.
  12. ^ While the announcement of Glen De Boeck's signature at Kortrijk was already made on 28 September 2023, it was added that he would only take over on 2 October 2023, meaning caretaker Joseph Akpala remained in charge for the match of 29 September 2023.
  13. ^ At the time of the announcement of Glen De Boeck's signature at Kortrijk the team was in last place. When he actually took over a few days later the team had moved into 15th.
  14. ^ While the announcement of Óscar García's signature at OH Leuven was already made on 3 November 2023, caretaker Vanhemel remained in charge for the match of 4 November and García took over only after that match.
  15. ^ While the announcement of Besnik Hasi's signature at KV Mechelen was already made on 8 November 2023, caretaker Vanderbiest remained in charge for the match of 11 November and Hasi took over only after that match.
  16. ^ At the time of the announcement of Besnik Hasi's signature at Mechelen the team was in 14th place. When he actually took over a few days later the team had moved into 11th.

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