2014–15 Eredivisie

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Eredivisie
Season 2014–15
Matches played 207
Goals scored 631 (3.05 per match)
Top goalscorer Memphis Depay
(19 goals)
Biggest home win PSV 6–1 NAC Breda
(16 August 2014)
Vitesse 6–1
ADO Den Haag
(3 October 2014)
Heracles Almelo 6–1
NAC Breda
(4 October 2014)
Ajax 5–0 Willem II
(6 December 2014)
PSV 5–0 Go Ahead Eagles
(20 december 2014)
Utrecht 6–1 Dordrecht
(15 February 2015)
Biggest away win Excelsior 0–5 PEC Zwolle
(30 November 2014)
Twente 0–5 PSV
(4 April 2015)
Highest scoring Dordrecht 2–6 Vitesse
(27 September 2014)
Utrecht 6-2 AZ
(8 March 2015)
Longest winning run 10 games[1]
PSV
Longest unbeaten run 17 games[1]
PSV
Longest winless run 17 games[1]
Dordrecht
Longest losing run 9 games[1]
Dordrecht
Highest attendance 52,472[1]
Ajax 0–0 Feyenoord
(25 January 2015)
Lowest attendance 3,149[1]
Excelsior 3–1 Heracles
(30 August 2014)
Average attendance 18,718[1]
All statistics correct as of 15 February 2015.

The 2014–15 Eredivisie season is the fifty-ninth season of the Eredivisie since its establishment in 1955.

Teams[edit]

A total of 18 teams will be taking part in the league: The best fifteen teams from the 2013–14 season, two promotion/relegation playoff winners and the 2013–14 Eerste Divisie champions.

There are three teams that played in the 2013–14 Eerste Divisie that were promoted to the Eredivisie for the 2014–15 season. Willem II returned to the Eredivisie after just one season by winning its first Eerste Divisie title in 49 years. Meanwhile, FC Dordrecht and Excelsior navigated to the promotion/relegation playoffs to reach the Eredivisie, with both clubs having received byes after finishing second and third in the Eerste Divisie. FC Dordrecht swept both legs against VVV-Venlo 5–2 on aggregate in the second round before facing another Eerste Divisie club for a spot in the Eredivisie (after Sparta Rotterdam sent NEC Nijmegen into relegation). FC Dordrecht won 5–3 on aggregate to return to the Eredivisie for the first time in 19 years.[2]

Excelsior returned after two seasons in the Eerste Divisie by first overcoming FC Den Bosch 5–2 on aggregate before relegating RKC Waalwijk from the league by winning 4–2 on aggregate.[3]

Club Location Venue Capacity
ADO Den Haag The Hague Kyocera Stadion 15,000
Ajax Amsterdam Amsterdam ArenA 53,052
AZ Alkmaar AFAS Stadion 17,023
Cambuur Leeuwarden Cambuur Stadion 10,250
Dordrecht Dordrecht GN Bouw Stadion 4,088
Excelsior Rotterdam Stadion Woudestein 3,531
Feyenoord Rotterdam De Kuip 51,177
Go Ahead Eagles Deventer Adelaarshorst 8,000
Groningen Groningen Euroborg 22,550
Heerenveen Heerenveen Abe Lenstra Stadion 26,100
Heracles Almelo Almelo Polman Stadion 8,500
NAC Breda Breda Rat Verlegh Stadion 19,000
PEC Zwolle Zwolle IJsseldelta Stadion 12,500
PSV Eindhoven Philips Stadion 36,000
Twente Enschede De Grolsch Veste 30,205
Utrecht Utrecht Stadion Galgenwaard 23,750
Vitesse Arnhem GelreDome 25,000
Willem II Tilburg Koning Willem II Stadion 14,637

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ADO Den Haag Netherlands Henk Fräser Erreà Basic-Fit Fitness
Ajax Netherlands Frank de Boer adidas Ziggo
AZ Netherlands John van den Brom Macron AFAS software
Cambuur Netherlands Henk de Jong Quick Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma
Dordrecht Netherlands Jan Everse Macron Riwal
Excelsior Netherlands Marinus Dijkhuizen Masita DSW Zorgverzekeraar
Feyenoord Netherlands Fred Rutten adidas Opel
Go Ahead Eagles Netherlands Dennis Demmers hummel Drukwerkdeal.nl
Groningen Netherlands Erwin van de Looi Masita Essent
Heerenveen Netherlands Dwight Lodeweges Jako Univé
Heracles Almelo Netherlands John Stegeman Erima TenCate
NAC Breda Netherlands Robert Maaskant Umbro Into Telecom
PEC Zwolle Netherlands Ron Jans Patrick Compello
PSV Netherlands Phillip Cocu Nike Philips
Twente Netherlands Alfred Schreuder Nike XXImo
Utrecht Netherlands Rob Alflen hummel HealthCity
Vitesse Netherlands Peter Bosz Macron Truphone
Willem II Netherlands Jurgen Streppel Robey

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Heerenveen Netherlands van Basten, MarcoMarco van Basten End of contract 1 July 2014[4] Pre-season Netherlands Lodeweges, DwightDwight Lodeweges 1 July 2014[5]
AZ Netherlands Advocaat, DickDick Advocaat End of contract 1 July 2014[6] Pre-season Netherlands van Basten, MarcoMarco van Basten 1 July 2014[7]
Feyenoord Netherlands Koeman, RonaldRonald Koeman End of contract 1 July 2014[8] Pre-season Netherlands Rutten, FredFred Rutten 1 July 2014[9]
Utrecht Netherlands Wouters, JanJan Wouters Mutual consent 1 July 2014[10] Pre-season Netherlands Alflen, RobRob Alflen 1 July 2014[11]
Dordrecht Netherlands van den Ham, HarryHarry van den Ham End of contract 1 July 2014[12] Pre-season Netherlands Brandts, ErnieErnie Brandts 1 July 2014[13]
Heracles Almelo Netherlands de Jonge, JanJan de Jonge Sacked 31 August 2014[14] 18th Netherlands Stegeman, JohnJohn Stegeman 17 September 2014[15]
AZ Netherlands van Basten, MarcoMarco van Basten Mutual consent 16 September 2014[16] 12th Netherlands van den Brom, JohnJohn van den Brom 29 September 2014[17]
NAC Breda Serbia Gudelj, NebojšaNebojša Gudelj Sacked 13 October 2014[18] 15th Netherlands Hellemons, EricEric Hellemons 14 October 2014[19]
NAC Breda Netherlands Hellemons, EricEric Hellemons Sacked 2 January 2015[18] 17th Netherlands Maaskant, RobertRobert Maaskant 3 January 2015[20]
Dordrecht Netherlands Brandts, ErnieErnie Brandts Sacked 19 February 2015[21] 18th Netherlands Everse, JanJan Everse (interim) 10 March 2015
Go Ahead Eagles Netherlands Booy, FoekeFoeke Booy Sacked 22 March 2015[22] 17th Netherlands Demmers, DennisDennis Demmers (interim) 22 March 2015

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 PSV (Z) 30 25 1 4 80 26 +54 76 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Ajax (Y) 30 20 6 4 64 26 +38 66 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 Feyenoord (X) 30 17 7 6 54 30 +24 58 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
4 Vitesse 30 14 9 7 56 38 +18 51 Qualification to European competition play-offs[a]
5 AZ 30 15 5 10 51 52 −1 50
6 Heerenveen 30 13 9 8 49 37 +12 48
7 PEC Zwolle 30 14 4 12 54 40 +14 46
8 Cambuur 31 11 7 13 45 51 −6 40
9 Willem II 30 11 6 13 41 44 −3 39
10 Groningen 30 9 12 9 39 46 −7 39
11 Twente[b] 30 11 10 9 50 47 +3 37
12 ADO Den Haag 30 8 10 12 40 46 −6 34
13 Utrecht 30 9 6 15 52 57 −5 33
14 Excelsior 31 6 13 12 42 54 −12 31
15 Heracles 30 8 4 18 41 61 −20 28
16 NAC Breda 30 6 9 15 29 57 −28 27 Qualification to Relegation play-offs[c]
17 Go Ahead Eagles 30 6 5 19 27 55 −28 23
18 Dordrecht 30 3 7 20 22 69 −47 16 Relegation to the Eerste Divisie
Updated to match(es) played on 17 April 2015. Source: NUsport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(X) Team will at least qualify for play-offs; (Y) Team will at least qualify for Europa League; (Z) Team will at least qualify for Champions League.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for a spot in the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.
  2. ^ FC Twente were deducted three points twice since they did not meet the financial standards set by the KNVB.
  3. ^ Ten teams, two from the Eredivisie and eight from the Eerste Divisie, play for two spots in the 2015–16 Eredivisie, the remaining eight teams play in the 2015–16 Eerste Divisie.

Positions by round[edit]

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
PSV 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ajax 1 2 3 7 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Feyenoord 7 6 9 10 14 15 12 10 8 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Vitesse 17 14 17 17 17 17 13 11 7 7 11 11 12 11 11 12 10 12 12 10 9 8 7 7 5 6 5 5 5 4
AZ 2 7 14 8 12 9 6 7 9 10 12 6 5 5 4 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5
Heerenveen 13 12 8 5 4 4 4 6 6 5 8 7 10 12 12 9 11 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 7 6
PEC Zwolle 4 4 2 3 2 3 3 3 4 4 6 5 7 6 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 6 5 6 7 6 7
Willem II 15 17 12 16 11 8 10 8 12 9 9 12 9 8 9 10 12 10 10 11 11 9 10 9 10 12 10 8 9 8
Cambuur 8 10 6 4 3 5 7 4 3 6 5 8 6 9 8 7 7 7 8 9 10 11 9 10 8 10 9 10 8 9
Groningen 5 3 4 2 6 10 8 9 11 11 7 10 8 7 7 8 8 9 9 8 8 10 11 11 11 8 11 11 10 10
Twente 8 10 13 13 8 6 5 5 5 8 4 3 3 4 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 7 8 8 9 9 8 9 11 11
ADO Den Haag 14 12 7 12 13 13 15 16 16 15 15 14 15 15 16 16 14 14 15 15 14 14 14 13 14 14 14 14 13 12
Utrecht 16 9 5 9 10 7 9 12 10 13 10 9 11 10 10 11 9 11 11 12 12 13 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 13
Excelsior 8 5 11 6 9 11 11 13 14 12 13 13 13 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 13 14 13 13 13 13 14 14
Heracles 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 16 15 14 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15
NAC Breda 8 15 15 11 7 12 14 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16
Go Ahead Eagles 12 16 16 14 15 14 16 14 13 14 14 15 14 13 13 15 16 16 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 16 17 17 17 17
Dordrecht 6 8 9 15 16 16 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Last updated: 11 April 2015
Source: NUsport

Leader and 2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
European competition play-offs
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2015–16 Eerste Divisie

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ADO AJX AZ CAM DOR EXC FEY GAE GRO HEE HER NAC PEC PSV TWE UTR VIT WII
ADO Den Haag 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–3 3–2 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–2
Ajax 1–0 0–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 1–3 4–2 3–1 4–1 5–0
AZ 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–4 2–2 0–3 1–0 2–0
Cambuur 3–2 2–4 0–2 4–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–2
Dordrecht 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–6 0–4
Excelsior 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–5 3–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–5 2–1 2–2 1–3 2–3
Feyenoord 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 4–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–2
Go Ahead Eagles 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–4 2–3 1–3 2–0 3–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–0
Groningen 1–1 2–0 2–4 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–0
Heerenveen 0–0 1–4 5–2 2–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 0–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 3–1 4–1
Heracles 3–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–4 6–1 1–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–3
NAC Breda 1–1 2–5 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–5 0–1 0–0
PEC Zwolle 3–1 1–1 6–1 4–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–2 4–2 4–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–0
PSV 1–0 1–3 3–0 4–0 3–0 3–0 4–3 5–0 2–1 6–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–1
Twente 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–5 3–1 1–2 3–2
Utrecht 0–0 1–1 6–2 1–3 6–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–4 3–4 0–2 1–5 3–1 2–1
Vitesse 6–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–0
Willem II 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–4
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2015. Source: Eredivisie

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[23]
1 Netherlands Memphis Depay PSV 19
2 Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV 17
3 Netherlands Michiel Kramer ADO Den Haag 16
4 Germany Mark Uth Heerenveen 14
5 Netherlands Michael de Leeuw Groningen 13
6 Nigeria Bartholomew Ogbeche Cambuur 12
Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum PSV
8 Poland Arkadiusz Milik Ajax 11
Netherlands Stef Nijland PEC Zwolle
Morocco Adnane Tighadouini NAC Breda
Burkina Faso Bertrand Traoré Vitesse
Netherlands Tom van Weert Excelsior

Assists[edit]

Rank Player Club Assists[23]
1 Netherlands Jetro Willems PSV 11
2 Germany Mark Uth Heerenveen 10
Netherlands Hakim Ziyech Heerenveen / Twente
4 Netherlands Davy Klaassen Ajax 9
Netherlands Luciano Narsingh PSV
6 Netherlands Jesper Drost Zwolle 8
Netherlands Anwar El Ghazi Ajax
Netherlands Furdjel Narsingh Cambuur
Denmark Lasse Schöne Ajax
10 Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV 7
Australia Tommy Oar Utrecht
Netherlands Marko Vejinović Vitesse

References[edit]

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