The first division is one of the most popular leagues in all of Suriname.
Fans love watching their local stars shine on national television.
After winning a championship, many players move up to manage teams in this league or in higher leagues.
Coaching lower ranked teams helps build talent and keeps players interested in the sport.
Hopefully more young people join this sport and help make it even better!
THE FIRST DIVISION IS AN ANNUAL FOOTBALL COMPETITION WHERE 18 CLUBS COMPETE FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Each team has a maximum of five players on its roster and they must be at least 13 years old to play in this league.
Each team plays each other twice in a regular season format.
After that, the top four teams advance to an elimination round to determine the national champions.
The first division is the most popular football league in Suriname.
A total of 18 teams participate and they are all from the capital city, Paramaribo.
The first division is primarily a local league with players from different parts of the country.
The local players play well to help their team and eventually excel at the national level.
Some of the most famous and successful footballers come from this league.
EACH TEAM ENJOYS A SHORT PERIOD OF FAME AS THEY ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS FOR ONE YEAR.
The main highlight of this league is when former stars become coaches or managers at some of the lower ranked clubs.
This helps develop younger players and gives them experience before moving up to higher leagues.
Stars typically move up to higher leagues after winning a championship in the eerje divisie.
All of this helps develop our country’s talent and makes for an amazing league!