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Dutch New League Structure 2016/17 + Level 4 Database

New league system used from the 2016/2017 season contains 4 levels with promotion and relegation between them. Also features new reserve squads introduced in the pyramid.

By Updated on Sep 13, 2016   9101 views   3 comments
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FM 2016 New Leagues - Dutch New League Structure 2016/17 + Level 4 Database
I created a small extension to the dutch league system. It now has 2 extra levels. Containing the 2nd and 3rd divisions which were changed from the previous season. These have been added to the existing league structure. Also some teams have their reserve squads added to the pyramid. These Squads are "Jong" teams they can promote and relegate, as long as they stay below their main squad levels.

League changes in this file are:
  • New Tweede Divisie (Level 3) 18 teams
  • Topklasse replaced by new Derde Divisie (Level 4) 2 divisions, 18 teams each
  • Hoofdklasse feeds new clubs to Derde Divisie (Level 5, disabled) 4 divisions, 16 teams each

Relegation and promotion between leagues are as follows:
  • Eredivisie is unchanged
  • Jupiler League now has 1 relegation place
  • Tweede Divisie has 1 promotion place, 2 relegation spots(17th&18th) and 2 relegation play-off spots (15th&16th)
  • Derde Divisie has 2 direct promotion places (1 per subdivision) and 6 play-off spots (2nd to 4th, per subdivision) for 2 promotion places

There are no new clubs added to the database (Logo packs, transfer files etc. should all work without problems), teams in the Eredivisie/Jupiler League haven't been changed to reflect the 2016/17 season. The Jupiler League does contain 20 teams now, Jong FC Utrecht has been added there. Other divisions are based on the 2016/17 season team entries.

I have tried to make it as close as possible to reality, however play-off spots in the Derde Divisie are not based on periods but instead on the standings at the end of a season. Starting date is set for the 2015/16 season not the 2016/17 season!

I have played 2 seasons so far and have solved most issues which I ran into, however there could be some issues still. If you have any please leave a comment. If there is enough interest I will probably expand this database further. If you have any other requests or questions please don't hesitate to ask.

You are free to use and change this file as you like.

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Downloads: 1134 / Size: 33.2 kB / Added: 2016-09-11
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Discussion: Dutch New League Structure 2016/17 + Level 4 Database

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • tjaperd's avatar
    This database isn't working in my game...
  • Kefix's avatar
    Awesome! I was just looking for a database like this. Can't wait to try it out.
  • Tarrelaar's avatar
    I had to change the reserve team type(in the editor), from 'dutch jung team'' to 'B team''. for it to work better.
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