Last updated : Sunday, 03 December 2023
The Lide is an amateur football league in the Netherlands. It was founded in 1972 and currently has over 100 teams competing in its divisions. The league is open to all players, regardless of age or experience.
The Lide is divided into 10 divisions, each with its own set of rules and regulations. The top division is the Hoofdklasse, followed by the Eerste Klasse, Tweede Klasse, Derde Klasse, and so on. The lowest division is the Vijfde Klasse.
Teams are promoted and relegated between divisions based on their finishing position in the previous season. The top two teams in the Hoofdklasse are promoted to the Eerste Divisie, while the bottom two teams in the Eerste Divisie are relegated to the Hoofdklasse.
Rules and Regulations
The Lide follows the official rules of football, as set out by FIFA. However, the league also has its own set of rules and regulations, which are designed to ensure that the competition is fair and competitive.
- All teams must have a minimum of 11 players on the field at all times.
- The game is played over two halves of 45 minutes each.
- A goal is scored when the ball crosses the opponent's goal line.
- A team wins a match if they score more goals than their opponent.
- If the score is tied at the end of the match, there is extra time and, if necessary, a penalty shootout.