De Graafschap

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De Graafschap
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Full name Vereniging Betaald Voetbal
De Graafschap
Nickname(s) Superboeren (Super Farmers or Super Peasants)
Founded February 1, 1954; 60 years ago (1954-02-01)
Ground De Vijverberg
Doetinchem
Ground Capacity 12,600
Chairman Dick Chargois
Manager Jan Vreman (caretaker)
League Eerste Divisie
2012–13 Eerste Divisie, 8th
Home colours
Away colours

De Graafschap (Dutch pronunciation: [də ˈɣraːf.ˌsχɑp]) is a professional football club from Doetinchem, Netherlands. It was formed on 1 February 1954 and they play their home games at the De Vijverberg stadium. The stadium was opened on 12 August 2000 and stands on the site of the club's old pitch. The name of the club means "The County" in Dutch although they are nicknamed the Superboeren ("Super Farmers" or "Super Peasants").

While not a large club by European club football standards, the club has remained a semi-permanent fixture in the Dutch Eredivisie (top league); although to date it has never won any silverware of importance. De Graafschap is a club with a lot of tradition; but players such as the former PSV coach Guus Hiddink ensure that exciting football is played. It also has a large stadium and a large fan base when compared to many other Dutch teams, particularly those in the Eerste Divisie. They have a fierce rivalry with Vitesse Arnhem.

In 2005, their first season back in the top flight, De Graafschap lost out in the play-offs and were relegated from the Eredivisie. In 2003, it was defeated again in the playoffs, this time as a promotion candidate.

They were crowned champions of the Eerste Divisie for the 2009-10 season. At the end of the 2011-12 season, De Graafschap were again relegated from the Eredivisie. They currently play in the Eerste Divisie.

Their colors are blue and white hooped shirts with white shorts and blue socks.

Honours[edit]

  • Promoted to Eredivisie
    • Promotion: 1973, 1981, 1995, 2004, 2010

Results[edit]

Eredivisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie Eerste Divisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie

Season League Rank Games Points GF GA Manager Top Scorer Goals
1999-00 Eredivisie 14 34 33 41 60 England Rob McDonald Netherlands Eric Viscaal
10
2000-01 Eredivisie 15 34 31 44 66 Netherlands Jurrie Koolhof Netherlands Marino Promes
8
2001-02 Eredivisie 14 34 37 43 55 Netherlands Jurrie Koolhof Netherlands Martijn Meerdink
10
2002-03 Eredivisie 18 34 23 35 84 Netherlands Peter Bosz Netherlands Hans van de Haar
11
2003-04 Eerste divisie 6 36 64 63 43 Netherlands Frans Adelaar Netherlands Jhon van Beukering / Netherlands Hilmi Mihci
9
2004-05 Eredivisie 17 34 23 32 78 Netherlands Gert Kruys / Netherlands Andries Ulderink Netherlands Jhon van Beukering
9
2005-06 Eerste divisie 5 38 62 63 51 Netherlands Jan de Jonge Netherlands Donny de Groot
13
2006-07 Eerste divisie 1 38 83 88 41 Netherlands Jan de Jonge Netherlands Berry Powel
29
2007-08 Eredivisie 16 34 30 33 64 Netherlands Jan de Jonge Netherlands Donny de Groot
8
2008-09 Eredivisie 17 34 30 24 58 Netherlands Henk van Stee / Bosnia and Herzegovina Darije Kalezić Netherlands Jason Oost / Israel Ben Sahar
5
2009-10 Eerste divisie 1 38 81 85 34 Bosnia and Herzegovina Darije Kalezić Argentina Hugo Bargas
16
2010-11 Eredivisie 14 34 38 31 56 Bosnia and Herzegovina Darije Kalezić Netherlands Rydell Poepon
12

Below is a table with De Graafschap's domestic results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2014

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers winter 2013–14

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Theo Zwarthoed
2 Netherlands DF Ties Evers
4 Netherlands DF Ted van de Pavert
5 Netherlands DF Vlatko Lazić
6 Netherlands DF Frank van Kouwen
7 Netherlands FW Tim Vincken
8 Netherlands MF Gregor Breinburg
9 Netherlands FW Vincent Vermeij
11 Netherlands FW Jerry van Ewijk
12 Netherlands GK Jordy van de Kracht
13 Netherlands MF Rogier Meijer
14 Netherlands MF Santy Hulst
15 Netherlands DF Milan Massop
16 Netherlands MF Edwin Linssen (captain)
No. Position Player
17 Netherlands DF Tim Bakens
18 Belgium FW Nathan Kabasele (on loan from Anderlecht)
19 Netherlands DF Nathaniël Will
20 Spain MF Jordan García-Calvete
21 Netherlands FW Dean Koolhof
22 Netherlands DF Lars van Roon
23 Netherlands FW Brahim Darri (on loan from Vitesse)
24 Netherlands DF Robin Pröpper
26 Netherlands GK Hidde Jurjus
30 Netherlands GK Jasper Heusinkveld
31 Netherlands FW Coen Maertzdorf
33 Netherlands MF Soufian Echcharaf
34 Netherlands MF Tigran Gazarjan

Former managers[edit]

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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