Belgium’s professional clubs are now officially aiming for a merger with the Dutch Eredivisie. The general assembly of the 25 Belgian professional clubs decided unanimously on Tuesday.
The teams expect a higher sporting level as well as economic stability from the “BeNeLeague” to be founded.
“The management of the Pro League will now play an active role in this project,” said a press release. Belgian media report a possible start to the 2025/26 season. The BeNeLeague will consist of 18 teams, ten from the Netherlands and eight from Belgium. There is still no official declaration of intent from the Dutch side.
In handball there has been a BeNeLeague since January 2008, in which teams from Luxembourg took part from time to time.