Belgium 2024-2025 football season

Unveiling of the 2024-2025 Pro League calendar (Belgium)

The calendar for the 2024/25 Pro League has been unveiled. The dates for the 30-day regular season have been confirmed, and the Belgian championship will kick off on Friday, July 26th, 2024, and finish on May 29th 2025.

The regular season will end on March 15th, 2025. This will give way to the “Championship”, “Europe” and “Relegation” groups, which will begin right after the end of the regular season.

  1. Key dates in Belgian football
  2. Top matches of the season
  3. The 16 clubs in the Pro League
  4. The 2024-2025 calendar for the Belgian Pro League

The reigning Pro League champions Club Brugge will be looking to claim a fourth league title in five years. But Anderlecht and Union Saint-Gilloise, last season’s runners-up, are not having it all their way and will do everything they can to thwart Brugge’s plans to retain the league title.

Cercle Brugge and Racing Genk, fourth and fifth respectively last season and qualified for the Europa League play-offs, as well as La Gantoise or Charleroi are all in with a chance of upsetting the top-three clubs and playing a leading role this season. As for promoted Beerschot and Dender, who are returning to the top flight after 15 seasons, the season could be complicated and there is a real risk that they will be relegated to the second tier.

If you want to attend a match in Belgium, you can start consulting the 2024-2025 calendar for the Pro League, Belgium’s first football division.

Key dates in the 2024/25 Belgian football calendar

Matchday 1 at the end of July

The Belgian Premier League will kick off on the weekend of 26-28 July 2024. Reigning champions Club Brugge will host FC Mechelen in their opener on Friday 26th. Union Saint-Gilloise will pay a visit to promoted Dender, while Anderlecht will host Sint-Truiden. Fellow newcomers Beerschot welcome Leuven, and will be keen to get their season off to a good start – with a win if possible!

A boxing day before the break

The Pro League will give fans a nice Christmas present, with Matchday 20 scheduled for December 26th, 2024. The league will then take a short break before resuming on January 11th with Matchday 21 and the Klassieker between Anderlecht and Club Brugge at Anderlecht’s Constant Vanden Stockstadion.

The final matchday of the regular season

The 30th and final regular season matchday of the 2024/25 Pro League will be on March 15th, 2025. Racing Genk will host Union Saint-Gilloise. Club Brugge will end their season at home to Charleroi while Anderlecht will host Cercle Bruges KSV.

The Pro League play-offs

Once the regular season is over, the Belgian league is divided into three groups. The top 6 teams in the regular season standings are drawn into the “Championship Group”. The teams ranked seventh to twelfth form the Conference League Group. Finally, the 4 lowest-ranked clubs are relegated to the “Relegation Group”. The championship ends with the final matchday, on May 29th, 2025.

Football matches not to be missed in Belgium

De Klassieker: Standard Liège – Anderlecht

Historically, this is the most intense rivalry in Belgian football. Matches between Standard Liège and Anderlecht are crucial for both teams, often affecting their position in the standings and their title hopes. Anderlecht will have the privilege of playing this first Klassieker at home on Matchday 10 at the start of October 2024, with the return leg in Liège on Matchday 28 on March 1st, 2025. Last season, Standard Liege got the better of Anderlecht with a 3-2 win, while the return leg ended in a 2-2 draw.

De Topper: Anderlect v Club Brugge

De Topper, one of the matches of the year in Belgium, pits Anderlecht against Club Brugge. Aside from the huge rivalry between the two teams, these matches are crucial in the race for the title, and the atmosphere in the stadiums makes that abundantly clear. For the 2024/25 season, Club Brugge will host Anderlecht on Matchday 12. The return match at Anderlecht on Matchday 21 is scheduled for January 11th 2025, just after the winter break. Last season, Brugge won 1-0 away from home on the penultimate matchday and virtually secured the league title.

Anderlecht vs. Union Saint-Gilloise

The games between the two clubs have gained importance in recent years with the resurgence of Union Saint-Gilloise. The 2024/25 season will see USG host Anderlecht on Matchday 6, with the return leg scheduled for February 22nd, 2025. These matches are eagerly anticipated, reflecting the fierce rivalry between the two teams.

The Antwerp derby

This derby pits Royal Antwerp against promoted Beerschot, two historic clubs from the city of Antwerp. Passionate supporters and fierce local pride characterise this derby. This season, Beerschot will have the disadvantage of playing this first derby away on September 28th 2024, with the return leg on Matchday 21.

The Bruges derby

Bruges’ two big clubs, Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge KSV, will once again battle it out to assert their supremacy in the Bruges Derby. The 2024/25 season will see Club Brugge host Cercle on September 1st, 2024, with the return leg at Cercle Brugge, for Matchday 29. Last season, the two sides were unable to break the deadlock, with all four encounters ending in draws.

The Flanders Derby

Club Brugge and La Gantoise, two of the best teams in the region, clash in the Flanders Derby. Club Brugge host La Gantoise on Matchday 8 for the season’s first derby, with the return leg at La Gantoise on March 1st, 2025. Last season, each team won a match, with La Gantoise winning 2-1 in the first meeting and Club Brugge responding with a 2-0 victory three months later.

The Limburg derby

The strong regional rivalry between Racing Genk and Sint-Truiden VV brings us new Limburg derbies every football season. These matches are renowned for the passionate support of the fans and the crazy atmosphere in the stadiums. This season, Racing Genk will host Sint-Truiden in mid-October, with the return trip to Sint-Truiden on November 30th, 2024. Last season, the two encounters ended in draws of 3-3 and 1-1 respectively.

The Walloon derby

This passionate and competitive derby sees the two great clubs of Wallonia play against each other: Charleroi and Standard Liège. For the 2024/25 season, Standard Liège will host Royal Charleroi on October 19th, 2024 for Matchday 11, with the return leg at Charleroi on November 30th 2024. The two clubs could not settle the tie last season, with both derbies ending in draws (1-1 and 0-0).

The 16 Pro League clubs

The 2024/25 Pro League calendar in full

Matchday 1

Friday, July 26th, 2024
Club Brugge – KV Mechelen
Saturday, July 27th, 2024
Dender – Union Saint-Gilloise
Beerschot – OH Leuven
RSC Anderlecht – Sint-Truidense VV
Sunday, July 28th, 2024
Racing Genk – Standard Liège
KV Kortrijk – Gent
Royal Charleroi – Royal Antwerp FC
KVC Westerlo – Cercle Brugge KSV

Matchday 2

Friday, August 2nd, 2024
Union Saint-Gilloise – Beerschot
Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
KV Mechelen – KVC Westerlo
OH Leuven – Racing Genk
Sint-Truidense VV – Royal Charleroi
Sunday, August 4th, 2024
Royal Antwerp FC – RSC Anderlecht
Cercle Brugge KSV – KV Kortrijk
Standard Liège – Club Brugge
Gent – Dender

Matchday 3

Friday, August 9th, 2024
Standard Liège – KV Mechelen
Saturday, August 10th, 2024
Dender – KV Kortrijk
KVC Westerlo – Union Saint-Gilloise
RSC Anderlecht – OH Leuven
Sunday, August 11th, 2024
Racing Genk – Club Brugge
Royal Antwerp FC – Sint-Truidense VV
Royal Charleroi – Gent
Cercle Brugge KSV – Beerschot

Matchday 4

Friday, August 16th, 2024
Union Saint-Gilloise – Royal Charleroi
Saturday, August 17th, 2024
Beerschot – Racing Genk
Sint-Truidense VV – Dender
KV Mechelen – RSC Anderlecht
Sunday, August 18th, 2024
Club Brugge – Royal Antwerp FC
OH Leuven – Cercle Brugge KSV
KV Kortrijk – Standard Liège
Gent – KVC Westerlo

Matchday 5

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
RSC Anderlecht – Racing Genk
Cercle Brugge KSV – Gent
KVC Westerlo – OH Leuven
Royal Antwerp FC – KV Mechelen
Sunday, August 25th, 2024
Dender – Club Brugge
Sint-Truidense VV – Union Saint-Gilloise
Standard Liège – Beerschot
Royal Charleroi – KV Kortrijk

Matchday 6

Friday, August 30th, 2024
Racing Genk – KVC Westerlo
Saturday, August 31st, 2024
KV Mechelen – Royal Charleroi
Beerschot – Dender
OH Leuven – Standard Liège
Sunday, September 1st, 2024
Club Brugge – Cercle Brugge KSV
Gent – Royal Antwerp FC
Union Saint-Gilloise – RSC Anderlecht
KV Kortrijk – Sint-Truidense VV

Matchday 7

Friday, September 13th, 2024
Dender – Standard Liège
Saturday, September 14th, 2024
Cercle Brugge KSV – Racing Genk
KV Kortrijk – Club Brugge
Royal Antwerp FC – Union Saint-Gilloise
Sunday, September 15th, 2024
RSC Anderlecht – KVC Westerlo
Sint-Truidense VV – OH Leuven
Royal Charleroi – Beerschot
Gent – KV Mechelen

Matchday 8

Saturday, September 21st, 2024
Beerschot – Sint-Truidense VV
Club Brugge – Gent
KV Mechelen – Cercle Brugge KSV
KVC Westerlo – Royal Antwerp FC
OH Leuven – KV Kortrijk
Racing Genk – Dender
RSC Anderlecht – Royal Charleroi
Standard Liège – Union Saint-Gilloise

Matchday 9

Saturday, September 28th, 2024
Cercle Brugge KSV – Sint-Truidense VV
Dender – RSC Anderlecht
Gent – OH Leuven
Racing Genk – KV Mechelen
Royal Antwerp FC – Beerschot
Royal Charleroi – Club Brugge
Standard Liège – KVC Westerlo
Union Saint-Gilloise – KV Kortrijk

Matchday 10

Saturday, October 5th, 2024
Club Brugge – Union Saint-Gilloise
Dender – Royal Charleroi
KV Kortrijk – Racing Genk
KV Mechelen – OH Leuven
KVC Westerlo – Beerschot
Royal Antwerp FC – Cercle Brugge KSV
RSC Anderlecht – Standard Liège
Sint-Truidense VV – Gent

Matchday 11

Saturday, October 19th, 2024
Beerschot – RSC Anderlecht
Cercle Brugge KSV – Dender
KV Mechelen – KV Kortrijk
KVC Westerlo – Club Brugge
OH Leuven – Royal Antwerp FC
Racing Genk – Sint-Truidense VV
Standard Liège – Royal Charleroi
Union Saint-Gilloise – Gent

Matchday 12

Saturday, October 26th, 2024
Club Brugge – RSC Anderlecht
Dender – KV Mechelen
Gent – Racing Genk
KV Kortrijk – Beerschot
Royal Antwerp FC – Standard Liège
Royal Charleroi – OH Leuven
Sint-Truidense VV – KVC Westerlo
Union Saint-Gilloise – Cercle Brugge KSV

Matchday 13

Saturday, November 2nd, 2024
Beerschot – Gent
Cercle Brugge KSV – Royal Charleroi
KV Mechelen – Union Saint-Gilloise
KVC Westerlo – Dender
OH Leuven – Club Brugge
Racing Genk – Royal Antwerp FC
RSC Anderlecht – KV Kortrijk
Standard Liège – Sint-Truidense VV

Matchday 14

Saturday, November 9th, 2024
Beerschot – Club Brugge
Cercle Brugge KSV – RSC Anderlecht
Dender – OH Leuven
Gent – Standard Liège
KV Kortrijk – Royal Antwerp FC
Royal Charleroi – KVC Westerlo
Sint-Truidense VV – KV Mechelen
Union Saint-Gilloise – Racing Genk

Matchday 15

Saturday, November 23rd, 2024
Club Brugge – Sint-Truidense VV
KV Mechelen – Beerschot
KVC Westerlo – KV Kortrijk
OH Leuven – Union Saint-Gilloise
Racing Genk – Royal Charleroi
Royal Antwerp FC – Dender
RSC Anderlecht – Gent
Standard Liège – Cercle Brugge KSV

Matchday 16

Saturday, November 30th, 2024
Beerschot – Cercle Brugge KSV
Club Brugge – Dender
KV Kortrijk – KV Mechelen
KVC Westerlo – Gent
OH Leuven – RSC Anderlecht
Royal Charleroi – Standard Liège
Sint-Truidense VV – Racing Genk
Union Saint-Gilloise – Royal Antwerp FC

Matchday 17

Saturday, December 7th, 2024
Cercle Brugge KSV – Union Saint-Gilloise
Dender – KVC Westerlo
Gent – Sint-Truidense VV
KV Mechelen – Club Brugge
Racing Genk – KV Kortrijk
Royal Antwerp FC – Royal Charleroi
RSC Anderlecht – Beerschot
Standard Liège – OH Leuven

Matchday 18

Saturday, December 14th, 2024
Beerschot – Standard Liège
Club Brugge – Racing Genk
Gent – Cercle Brugge KSV
KV Kortrijk – Dender
KV Mechelen – Royal Antwerp FC
OH Leuven – Royal Charleroi
Sint-Truidense VV – RSC Anderlecht
Union Saint-Gilloise – KVC Westerlo

Matchday 19

Saturday, December 21st, 2024
Beerschot – KV Kortrijk
Cercle Brugge KSV – OH Leuven
Dender – Royal Antwerp FC
KVC Westerlo – KV Mechelen
Racing Genk – RSC Anderlecht
Royal Charleroi – Sint-Truidense VV
Standard Liège – Gent
Union Saint-Gilloise – Club Brugge

Matchday 20

Thursday, December 26th, 2024
Club Brugge – KVC Westerlo
Gent – Union Saint-Gilloise
KV Kortrijk – Royal Charleroi
KV Mechelen – Standard Liège
OH Leuven – Beerschot
Royal Antwerp FC – Racing Genk
RSC Anderlecht – Dender
Sint-Truidense VV – Cercle Brugge KSV

Matchday 21

Saturday, January 11th, 2025
Beerschot – Royal Antwerp FC
Cercle Brugge KSV – KV Mechelen
Dender – Gent
KVC Westerlo – Sint-Truidense VV
Racing Genk – OH Leuven
Royal Charleroi – Union Saint-Gilloise
RSC Anderlecht – Club Brugge
Standard Liège – KV Kortrijk

Matchday 22

Saturday, January 18th, 2025
Club Brugge – Beerschot
Dender – Cercle Brugge KSV
Gent – Royal Charleroi
KV Kortrijk – RSC Anderlecht
KV Mechelen – Racing Genk
Royal Antwerp FC – KVC Westerlo
Sint-Truidense VV – Standard Liège
Union Saint-Gilloise – OH Leuven

Matchday 23

Saturday, January 25th, 2025
Beerschot – Union Saint-Gilloise
Club Brugge – KV Kortrijk
KVC Westerlo – Racing Genk
OH Leuven – Gent
Royal Charleroi – Cercle Brugge KSV
RSC Anderlecht – KV Mechelen
Sint-Truidense VV – Royal Antwerp FC
Standard Liège – Dender

Matchday 24

Saturday, February 1st, 2025
Cercle Brugge KSV – Standard Liège
Gent – RSC Anderlecht
KV Kortrijk – KVC Westerlo
OH Leuven – KV Mechelen
Racing Genk – Beerschot
Royal Antwerp FC – Club Brugge
Royal Charleroi – Dender
Union Saint-Gilloise – Sint-Truidense VV

Matchday 25

Saturday, February 8th, 2025
Beerschot – Royal Charleroi
Club Brugge – OH Leuven
Dender – Sint-Truidense VV
KV Kortrijk – Union Saint-Gilloise
KV Mechelen – Gent
KVC Westerlo – Standard Liège
Racing Genk – Cercle Brugge KSV
RSC Anderlecht – Royal Antwerp FC

Matchday 26

Saturday, February 15th, 2025
Cercle Brugge KSV – KVC Westerlo
Gent – Beerschot
OH Leuven – Dender
Royal Antwerp FC – KV Kortrijk
Royal Charleroi – RSC Anderlecht
Sint-Truidense VV – Club Brugge
Standard Liège – Racing Genk
Union Saint-Gilloise – KV Mechelen

Matchday 27

Saturday, February 22nd, 2025
Club Brugge – Standard Liège
Dender – Beerschot
KV Kortrijk – Cercle Brugge KSV
KV Mechelen – Sint-Truidense VV
KVC Westerlo – Royal Charleroi
Racing Genk – Gent
Royal Antwerp FC – OH Leuven
RSC Anderlecht – Union Saint-Gilloise

Matchday 28

Saturday, March 1st, 2025
Beerschot – KV Mechelen
Cercle Brugge KSV – Royal Antwerp FC
Gent – Club Brugge
OH Leuven – KVC Westerlo
Royal Charleroi – Racing Genk
Sint-Truidense VV – KV Kortrijk
Standard Liège – RSC Anderlecht
Union Saint-Gilloise – Dender

Matchday 29

Saturday, March 8th, 2025
Cercle Brugge KSV – Club Brugge
Dender – Racing Genk
KV Kortrijk – OH Leuven
KVC Westerlo – RSC Anderlecht
Royal Antwerp FC – Gent
Royal Charleroi – KV Mechelen
Sint-Truidense VV – Beerschot
Union Saint-Gilloise – Standard Liège

Matchday 30

Saturday, March 15th, 2025
Beerschot – KVC Westerlo
Club Brugge – Royal Charleroi
Gent – KV Kortrijk
KV Mechelen – Dender
OH Leuven – Sint-Truidense VV
Racing Genk – Union Saint-Gilloise
RSC Anderlecht – Cercle Brugge KSV
Standard Liège – Royal Antwerp FC
The calendar for the 2024/25 Liga Portugal is confirmed The 2024/25 Bundesliga calendar has arrived! The 2024/25 Serie A calendar has been published! Everything you need to know about el Clásico in Barcelona Confirmation of the 2024/25 LaLiga calendar The 2024/25 Premier League calendar is here!