Eredivisie

Eredivisie

Eredivisie
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General data
Venue Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Opening 1956
Organized by Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB)
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History
First Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax
Second North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
Third Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
Statistical data
Participants 18
Matches 306
Most laureate AFC Ajax (34)
More presences
Decline Eerste Divisie
Classification a uefa logo 2012 Champions League
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La Eredivisie, Also known as Netherlands Honor Division, is the highest category of the Netherlands Football Leagues system, organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB). It began to be played in the 1956-57 season, two years after the professionalization of Dutch football.

The first National Championship was held in the 1888-89 season with seven clubs from Amsterdam, The Hague, Haarlem and Rotterdam. During the first half of the 1953th century a format based on regional divisions was used, whose champions would face each other against all in a final league for the title As organizer, the KNVB opted for a strictly amateur model until in 1954 several clubs founded a parallel professional championship. Finally both parties would reach an agreement: the federation assumed professionalism in XNUMX, and two years later it restructured the system to the current model.

Although up to 53 teams have participated in at least one season, only eight have been crowned league champions. The Netherlands' three biggest clubs - AFC Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord Rotterdam - have won the most editions since 1965, although his dominance has recently been discussed by other teams such as Alkmaar Zaanstreek and FC Twente.

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Background

KHFC-hist

The Koninklijke HFC in Haarlem (1887) is considered the oldest football club in the Netherlands.

Before creating the Eredivisie, the main football league in the Netherlands was the National Championship (in Dutch, Nederlands landskampioenschap). The first edition corresponded to the 1888-89 season and had the participation of seven clubs: RAP and VVA (Amsterdam), VV Concordia and Olympia (Rotterdam), Koninklijke HFC and Excelsior (Haarlem) and HVV Den Haag (The Hague), being the VV Concordia the first winner.

The first nine editions of the National Championship consisted of a single group for teams from the west of the country, however, starting with the 1897-98 season, a system of regional conferences was established; the leader of each division was classified for a roundtrip final that the national champion would provide.As the number of participants increased, the Championship was incorporating new groups from the 1902-03 academic year and modified the final phase by a league between the champions of each group. In the 1917-18 season a second category was established.

Dutch football in the first half of the 1920th century was marked by strict amateurism. Since the 1930s it is known that some teams offered compensation to their best players to retain them. However, the KNVB prohibited any kind of payment. when considering sport a simple recreational activity. As early as 1937, goalkeeper Gerrit Keizer was the first Dutchman to go abroad, although not initially as a professional.In 1950, the Dutch Federation disqualified striker Bep Bakhuys for accepting a false professional contract from VVV-Venlo, after which This would end up leaving for the French FC Metz. Other stars such as Gerrit Vreken, Faas Wilkes and Frans de Munck followed in his footsteps abroad, in a situation that would persist until the XNUMXs.

Finally, there was an event that pushed towards professionalization. After the 1953 floods, several Dutch footballers abroad organized a friendly against France to raise funds. The Netherlands beat the Gauls by 2: 1, in contrast to the poor results that the combined Orange obtained with amateurs. At the end of that year, 10 teams created the Nederlandse Beroeps Voetbalbond (NBVB), a parallel professional championship that would begin in the 1954-55 season. The KNVB tried to boycott it, but both parties reached an agreement in November 1954: the federation would absorb the new entity, which would immediately cease its activities, in exchange for accepting professional sports.

Professional league

The 1956-57 season was the first of the Honor Division (Eredivisie), consisting of a single group of 18 teams under a free-for-all system. The previous year a transition campaign had been played to determine who would play in the top flight. The champion of the professional system was AFC Ajax, which will also be the first Dutch club to contest the European Cup.

Ajax-PSV 1975

Lance from a 1975 meeting between AFC Ajax and PSV, the two most successful Dutch clubs.

Development Eredivisie it paralleled that of Dutch football, which became one of the major European powers in the 1970s after the success of the 'Clockwork Orange'. Ernst Happel's Feyenoord Rotterdam were the first Dutch team to win a European title, the 1969-70 European Champions Cup, after getting rid of Celtic FC with a goal from Ove Kindvall in extra time. Nonetheless, the great representative of the time was AFC Ajax led by Rinus Michels and later by Ştefan Kovács, both promoters of the characteristic 'total football' of the Netherlands. Under the leadership of Johan Cruyff, whom many consider the best footballer in history of the country, and other stars such as Johan Neeskens and Ruud Krol, Ajax Amsterdam was proclaimed champion of six Leagues and three consecutive European Cups (1971, 1972, 1973). In 1978, PSV captained by Willy van der Kuijlen won the UEFA Cup.

Another effect of professionalism was the reduction of the number of teams. In some cities, there were mergers between clubs to create a single local representative that could compete equally, such as FC Twente (1965), Alkmaar Zaanstreek (1967), Fortuna Sittard ( 1968), FC Utrecht (1970), ADO Den Haag (1971) and FC Amsterdam (1972) Others were relegated to amateur football after the suppression of the Second Division (third level) from the 1971-72 season. From that year on, a lower level club could only be promoted to the professional system if it was accepted by the KNVB.

In the 1980s the trend of European dominance continued, with a first tranche for Marco van Basten's AFC Ajax and a second in which PSV broke in. This team, led by Guus Hiddink, broke an Eredivisie record by winning the 1987-88 league title with 117 goals, the year in which they also won the European Cup. The squad where Eric came to play Gerets, Ronald Koeman and Romario would control the tournament until the end of that decade, when Ajax Amsterdam experienced a second golden stage under Louis van Gaal. The Amsterdam team signed a Dutch league treble in the 1994-95 season , Champions League and Intercontinental Cup.

The emergence of the Bosman Case led to a significant increase in the number of foreign soccer players, as well as the departure of the best soccer players in the country. Eredivisie to other leagues. In 2008-09, Alkmaar Zaanstreek surprised with a second league title, something that had not happened for 28 seasons. And in the 2009-10 season, FC Twente won the first league title in their history However, the 'big three' of Dutch football - AFC Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord Rotterdam - have once again dominated the domestic championship.

Competition system

La Eredivisie is a tournament organized and regulated by the Royal Netherlands Football Federation (KNVB), in conjunction with the First Division (Eerste Divisie), the Netherlands Cup and the Super Cup. The only professional categories in Dutch football are the Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie.

The competition is held annually, beginning in August and ending in mid-May of the following year. It consists of a unique group made up of 18 football clubs. Following a league system, they will face everyone against everyone on two occasions: once in their own field and another in the opposite field, until a total of 34 days have been played. The order of the matches is decided by lottery before starting.

The final classification is established according to the total points obtained by each team at the end of the championship. Teams score three points for each game won, one point for each tie, and no points for games lost. If at the end of the championship two teams equal points, there are tie-breaking mechanisms:

  1. The one with the greatest difference between goals for and against, according to the result of the matches played between them.
  2. The one with the highest goal difference in favor, taking into account all those obtained and received in the course of the competition.
  3. The club that has scored the most goals.

The team that at the end of the 34 days adds more points, will be the national champion, and will qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

The classification criteria for competitions - according to the UEFA coefficient - is as follows: the league champion qualifies for the UEFA Champions League from the third qualifying round, while the runner-up does so from the second round. On the other hand, the champion of the Netherlands Cup (third round), the third-placed (second round) and the winner of a play-off between the fourth and seventh classified.

The last two teams in the table are descended directly to the Eerste Divisie, while the penultimate disputes a promotion against one, of the nine clubs in the lower division. KNVB reserves the right to reject participants if they do not meet the criteria set by the organization.

Participants

Throughout its history, the Eredivisie has had a total of 53 participants, with only three having competed in all professional editions: Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord.

2020–21 season

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ADO
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Ajax
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AZ
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Emmen
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Feyenoord
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Fortuna
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Groningen
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Heerenveen
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Heracles
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PEC Zwolle
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PSV
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Utrecht
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Vitesse
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VVV-Venlo
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Willem II
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Twente
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Sparta
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RKC
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Location of equipment of the Eredivisie 2019/20.
Club City Coach Stadium Capacity
ADO Den Haag Hague Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud brood Cars Jeans 15.000
AFC Ajax Amsterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg Erik Ten The Hague Johan Cruyff Arena 54.990
Alkmaar Zaanstreek Alkmaar [[Pascal Jansen |Flag of the Netherlands.svg Pascal Jansen]] AFAS 17.023
FC Emmen Emmen Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dick lukkien By Oude Meerdijk 8.600
Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dick advocaat Feijenoord - De Kuip 51.177
Fortuna Sittard Sittard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sjors ultee Fortuna Sittard 10.300
FC Groningen Groningen Flag of the Netherlands.svg Danny buijs Hitachi Capital Mobility 22.550
SC Heerenveen Heerenveen Flag of the Netherlands.svg Johnny jansen Abe Lenstra 27.224
Heracles Almelo Almelo Flag of Germany.svg Frank wormuth Erve asito 12.080
PEC Zwolle Zwolle Flag of the Netherlands.svg John stegeman MAC³PARK 14.000
Philips SV Eindhoven Eindhoven Flag of Germany.svg Roger Schmidt Philips 35.000
RKC Waalwijk Waalwijk Flag of the Netherlands.svg Fred grim mandemakers 7.508
Sparta Rotterdam Rotterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg henk fraser Sparta Stadion - Het Kasteel 11.000
FC Twente Enschede Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ron Jans By Grolsch Veste 30.205
FC Utrecht Utrecht Flag of the Netherlands.svg René hake Galgenwaard 23.750
Vitesse Arnhem Flag of Germany.svg Thomas letsch GelreDome 21.248
VVV-Venlo Venlo Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jos Luhukay Covebo Stadion - De Koel 8.000
Willem II Tilburg Tilburg Flag of Serbia.svg Zeljko Petrović King Willem II 14.500

History

To see all the champions from the amateur stage, see Eredivisie History

Despite the fact that 53 different teams have played in the Eredivisie throughout its history, so far only eight clubs have been able to win the tournament: Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, 26 times; the Philips Sport Vereniging, at 21; the Feyenoord of Rotterdam, at 10; Alkmaar Zaanstreek, in two, and Voetbalvereniging Door Oefening Sterk, Amsterdamsche Football Club Door Wilskracht Sterk, Sparta Rotterdam and Football Club Twente, in one.

Season Champion runner-up Third Notes
Eredivisie
1956-57 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (1) Flag of None.svg Fortuna Sittard Flag of None.svg SC Enschede
1957-58 Utrecht province-Flag.svg VV TWO (1) Flag of None.svg SC Enschede Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax It took a tiebreaker match to decide the champion
1958-59 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Sparta-Rotterdam (1) Flag of Limburg Netherlands.svg SV Roda JC Flag of None.svg Fortuna Sittard
1959-60 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (2) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag of North Holland.svg FC Blauw-Wit Amsterdam It took a tiebreaker match to decide the champion
1960-61 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam (1) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of None.svg VVV-Venlo
1961-62 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam (2) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag of North Holland.svg FC Blauw-Wit Amsterdam
1962-63 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (1) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Sparta Rotterdam League reduced to 16 teams
1963-64 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC DWS (1) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag of None.svg SC Enschede
1964-65 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam (3) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC DWS Flag Zuid-Holland.svg ADO Den Haag
1965-66 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (3) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag Zuid-Holland.svg ADO Den Haag
1966-67 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (4) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Sparta Rotterdam League expanded to 18 teams. Highest scoring record of a champion
1967-68 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (5) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag of Overijssel.svg Go Ahead Eagles
1968-69 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam (4) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente
1969-70 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (6) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
1970-71 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam (5) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag Zuid-Holland.svg ADO Den Haag
1971-72 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (7) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente
1972-73 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (8) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente
1973-74 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam (6) Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax
1974-75 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (2) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax
1975-76 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (3) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax
1976-77 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (9) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek
1977-78 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (4) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek
1978-79 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (10) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
1979-80 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (11) Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
1980-81 Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek (1) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of None.svg FC Utrecht
1981-82 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (12) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek
1982-83 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (13) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
1983-84 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam (7) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax
1984-85 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (14) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
1985-86 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (5) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
1986-87 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (6) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
1987-88 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (7) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente
1988-89 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (8) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente Consecutive championship record
1989-90 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (15) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente Ajax could not play the European Cup due to suspension
1990-91 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (9) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of None.svg FC Groningen
1991-92 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (10) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
1992-93 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam (8) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax
1993-94 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (16) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
1994-95 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (17) Flag of Limburg Netherlands.svg SV Roda JC North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Undefeated champion
1995-96 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (18) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
1996-97 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (11) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente
1997-98 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (19) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag of Gelderland.svg SBV Vitesse Highest score of a champion
1998-99 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam (9) Flag of None.svg Willem II Tilburg North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
1999-00 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (12) Friesian flag.svg SC Heerenveen Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
2000-01 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (13) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax
2001-02 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (20) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
2002-03 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (14) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
2003-04 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (21) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
2004-05 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (15) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek
2005-06 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (16) Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
2006-07 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (17) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek
2007-08 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (18) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of None.svg NAC Breda Consecutive championship record equaled
2008-09 Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek (2) Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax
2009-10 Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente (1) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
2010-11 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (22) Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
2011-12 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (23) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
2012-13 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (24) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
2013-14 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (25) Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente Consecutive championship record equaled
2014-15 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (19) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
2015-16 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (20) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
2016-17 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam (10) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
2017-18 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV (21) Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek
2018-19 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax (26) North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
2019-20 Season canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

History

Club Securities Subtitles Years of the championships
Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax
26
21
1957, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2011
North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
21
14
1963, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2018
Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
10
16
1961, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1984, 1993, 1999, 2017
Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek
2
2
1981, 2009
Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente
1
2
2010
Flag of North Holland.svg AFC DWS
1
1
1964
Utrecht province-Flag.svg VV TWO
1
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1958
Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Sparta Rotterdam
1
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1959
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Historical record of First Division

A total of eleven clubs have obtained at least one title of the highest category of Dutch football, all of them having managed to repeat the title on at least two other occasions.

Note: indicated in bold font the championships of the Eredivise.

Club Securities Subtitles Years of the championships
Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax
34
25
1918, 1919, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1939, 1947, 1957, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2011
North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV
24
15
1929, 1935, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2018
Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam
15
21
1924, 1928, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1984, 1993, 1999, 2017
Flag Zuid-Holland.svg HVV Den Haag
10
1
1891, 1896, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1910, 1914
Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Sparta Rotterdam
6
1
1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1959
Flag of North Holland.svg RAP Amsterdam
5
3
1892, 1894, 1897, 1898, 1899
Flag of Overijssel.svg Go Ahead Eagles
4
5
1917, 1922, 1930, 1933
Flag of North Holland.svg Koninklijke HFC
3
3
1890, 1893, 1895
North Brabant-Flag.svg Willem II Tilburg
3
1
1916, 1952, 1955
Flag Zuid-Holland.svg HBS Craeyenhout
3
-
1904, 1906, 1925
Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek
2
2
1981, 2009
Flag of North Holland.svg AFC DWS
1
1
1964
Utrecht province-Flag.svg VV TWO
1
-
1958
Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente
1
-
2010
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Statistics

Historical classification

The only three clubs that have been present in all editions of the competition are AFC Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord Rotterdam.

Note: Historical scoring system of 2 or 3 points per win. On Cursive teams without participation in the present edition.

Pos              Club temp Points PJ PG PE PP Securities
1 Flag of North Holland.svg AFC Ajax 61 4455 2058 1360 375 323 26
2 North Brabant-Flag.svg PSV 61 4181 2058 1246 443 369 21
3 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Feyenoord Rotterdam 61 3982 2058 1168 478 412 10
4 Flag of Overijssel.svg FC Twente 51 2764 1730 766 466 498 1
5 Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Sparta Rotterdam 52 2328 1752 612 492 648 1
6 600px Red and White diagonal border of Blu FC Utrecht 47 2174 1598 589 407 602 1
7 600px Roda JC SV Roda JC 43 2049 1462 555 384 522 -
8 North Brabant-Flag.svg NAC Breda 48 1970 1620 515 425 680 -
9 Flag of North Holland.svg Alkmaar Zaanstreek 39 2011 1326 559 334 433 2
10 600px ADO Den Haag ADO Den Haag 43 1798 1446 476 370 600 -


Statistics updated until the end of the season 2016-17.

Historic scorers table

The all-time top scorer in the competition is the Dutchman Willy van der Kuijlen, with a total of 311 goals.Of this number, he would get 308 goals defending the PSV shirt, in which he played from 1964 to 1981, while the remaining three they were in his last professional season, at MVV Maastricht. The rest of the podium is occupied by his compatriots Ruud Geels (266 goals) and Johan Cruyff (216 goals).

If the goals from a single season were taken into account, the best record corresponds to the Dutch Coen dillen, who in the Eredivisie inaugural season scored 43 points.

The championship awards a prize to the top scorer in each edition. The player who has conquered him the most times has been Ruud Geels, a total of 5 times, followed by Marco van Basten (4 times) and Dennis Bergkamp, ​​Mateja Kezman, Ove Kindvall, Willy van der Kuijlen and Romario (3 times).

The record for the top scorer in the same match belongs to Afonso Alves (SC Heerenveen), who scored seven goals against Heracles Almelo (9: 0) in 2007. The previous mark was Marco van Basten, six goals against Sparta Rotterdam (9: 0) in 1985.

It is also worth mentioning the aforementioned Geels and Van der Kuijlen, who are two of the players who have scored the most goals in the highest categories of European football, with 319 and 311 goals respectively, being the Dutch best positioned in the record.

Note: Matches and goals counted according to official records. On bold font, active footballers in the competition.

Pos Player G. Go. Debut Debut team Other clubs
1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Willy van der Kuijlen 311 544 1964-65 PSV (308) MVV Maastricht (3)
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud geels 266 420 1966-67 SC Telstar (5) Feyenoord Rotterdam (46), Go Ahead Eagles (35), AFC Ajax (123), Sparta-Rotterdam (35), PSV (15)
3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Johan Cruyff 215 308 1964-65 AFC Ajax (204) Feyenoord Rotterdam (11)
4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kees Kist 212 442 1972-73 Alkmaar Zaanstreek (212)
5 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tonny van der linden 208 ? 1956-57 USV Elinkwijk (208)
6 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Henk Groot 196 278 1959-60 AFC Ajax (162) Feyenoord Rotterdam (34)
7 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter houtman 180 339 1951-52 Feyenoord Rotterdam (84) FC Groningen (78), Sparta Rotterdam (16), ADO Den Haag (2)
8 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sjaak swart 175 463 1959-60 AFC Ajax (175)
9 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Leo van Veen 174 555 1943-44 VV TWO (21) FC Utrecht (153) AFC Ajax (0)
10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Cor van der Gijp 161 233 1971-72 Feyenoord Rotterdam (161)
11 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wim kieft 158 266 1979-80 AFC Ajax (69) PSV (89)
12 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dirk Kuyt 153 323 1998-99 FC Utrecht (51) Feyenoord Rotterdam (102)
13 Flag of Norway.svg Hallvar Thoresen 152 314 1976-77 FC Twente (46) PSV (106)
14 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Henk Bosveld 152 345 1959-60 SC Enschede (43) Sparta-Rotterdam (94), SBV Vitesse (15)
15 Flag of the Netherlands.svg John bosman 148 304 1983-02 AFC Ajax (79) FC Twente (34), Alkmaar Zaanstreek (24), PSV (11)
16 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 138 202 2002-03 PSV (0) Graafschap VBV (0), SC Heerenveen (34), AFC Ajax (104)
17 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Luuk de Jong 135 246 2008-09 Graafschap VBV (2) FC Twente (39), PSV (94)

Statistics updated until April 26th 2019.
Nederlands elftalselectie traint in Zeist nr 13 14 Willy van der Kuylen tijde Bestanddeelnr 927-5907

Willy van der Kuijlen is the top scorer in the Eredivisie.

Players with the most matches

The player who has played the most games in the Eredivisie is goalkeeper Pim Doesburg, active from 1962 to 1987 with a total of 687 games. His entire professional career was divided between Sparta Rotterdam and PSV, the latter being the club where he would get all his titles. Behind are two more goalkeepers: Jan Jongbloed (684 games) and Piet Schrijvers (576 games).

When it comes to footballers who have only played for one club, Sander Boschker has played a total of 561 games for FC Twente from 1989 to 2014. Although he had a fleeting stint for AFC Ajax in 2003, he would never play a only official meeting with those of Amsterdam.

Note: In bold font active footballers in the category during the 2016-17 campaign.​​

Pos Player Go. temp Debut team Other clubs
1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Pim doesburg 687 1962-1987 Sparta Rotterdam PSV
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Jongbloed 684 1959-1986 AFC DWS FC Amsterdam, SV Roda JC, Go Ahead Eagles
3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet schrijvers 576 1966-1985 FC Twente AFC Ajax, PEC Zwolle
4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sander boschker 561 1989-2014 FC Twente
5 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Eddy treijtel 554 1964-1985 Feyenoord Rotterdam Alkmaar Zaanstreek
6 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Willy van der Kuijlen 544 1964-1982 PSV MVV Maastricht
7 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Danny Blind 537 1979-1999 Sparta Rotterdam AFC Ajax
8 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Edward metgod 519 1979-1997 HFC Haarlem Sparta Rotterdam
9 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Willy van de Kerkhof 512 1970-1988 FC Twente PSV
10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Aad mansveld 505 1964-1982 ADO Den Haag Feyenoord Rotterdam, FC Utrecht

Statistics updated up to end of season 2016-17.
Pim Doesburg PSV

Pim Doesburg is the footballer with the most matches in Eredivisie.

See also

  • Sport in the Netherlands
  • Netherlands Cup
  • Netherlands Super Cup
  • Netherlands national soccer team
  • Eerste Divisie
  • Tweede Divisie

Outlinks

  • Commons-logo.svg Wikimedia Commons hosts a multimedia category on Eredivisie.
  • Official website of the Eredivisie (in Dutch)
  • Eredivisie on UEFA.com