All of the leagues are linked by a relegation and promotion structure. Still, to achieve promotion to the Eerste Divisie, a club must submit a proper business strategy to the country's football association for approval. Also, the team must meet speciﬁc stadium requirements and other standards set by the football federation for all teams in the top two divisions.
The bottom-placed club in the league is automatically demoted at the end of each season. Similarly, the champion of the First Division achieves Eredivisie promotion automatically. Two bottom-ranking teams in the Eredivisie play in separate relegation playoffs.
There are two groups in the playoffs, each containing one Eredivisie team and three Eerste Divisie high-placed clubs. Every club plays a home-and-away series with the other teams in promotion/relegation playoff groups. The champion from each playoff group advances to the Eredivisie the following season, while the other teams are relegated to the First Division.
Since its inception, the Eredivisie has earned recognition as being among the most recognized and exciting football competitions globally.
The Eredivisie's offensive system is adored throughout Europe and the rest of the world, with supporters who love to watch football and a nation full of sports enthusiasts. It has also been regarded as a prominent location for talented young players to come and build a reputation to advance in their careers.
What Makes Eredivisie So Popular?
The Eredivisie is known worldwide for its youth development and training programs for international elite players and coaches. The success of Dutch football teams is closely tied to the development of their players and the opportunities they provide for young talent to improve and build a reputation for themselves on a larger platform.
Many Dutch players have already been able to play at the top of the global stage owing to the Eredivisie's attention and dedication to youth talent throughout history.