Dijkse Boys

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Dijkse Boys
Full name Voetbalvereniging Dijkse Boys
Founded 1948
Ground Sportpark Berckendonk
Helmond
Ground Capacity 1,500[1]
Chairman Netherlands Hans van de Vijfeijken
Manager Netherlands Wim Swinkels
League Eerste Klasse
2012–13 Eerste Klasse

Dijkse Boys is a Dutch amateur association football club from Helmond, North Brabant.

The club was founded on May 8, 1948 and has played exclusively at amateur level in all its history, making it the second team in the town after professional crosstown rivals Helmond Sport. The club was part of the Hoofdklasse league in the 2009–10 season, completing it in fifthplace in the Sunday B group, and then winning promotion to the newly established Topklasse league for the inaugural 2010–11 season through playoffs.

After a few months into the 2010-11 season, the main sponsor withdrew, leaving Dijkse Boys in financial trouble. In the turmoil, the club lost a KNVB Cup match against SC Genemuiden 1-9. The day after the defeat, Dijkse Boys decided to withdraw from the Topklasse because of financial problems.[2]

The club was relegates to Hoofdklasse. As of the 2012-13 season the club plays in de Eerste Klasse. The fifth league on the Dutch football league pyramid.

Current squad[edit]

2010–11 season
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Netherlands GK Jaap Janssen
Netherlands GK Ariën Pietersma
Netherlands MF Yusuf Altunel
Netherlands MF Abdes Assouiki
Netherlands MF Danny van Bakel
Netherlands MF Gokan Balci
Netherlands FW Youssef Chida
Netherlands DF Eltjo Gnodde
Netherlands FW Paul Jans
Netherlands MF Gaetan Klaassen
No. Position Player
Netherlands DF Wouter Lamers
Netherlands FW Robbie Lutgens
Netherlands FW Mathijs van der Meijden
Netherlands FW Jihad Ouchene
Netherlands MF Tom Timmermans
Netherlands Antilles FW Nyron Wau
Netherlands DF Antoine Wellens
Netherlands DF William van de Wetering
Netherlands FW Freek Winckens
Netherlands DF Serginho Zwennicker

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sportpark Berckendonk" (in Dutch). Soccerway. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  2. ^ Leden Dijkse Boys kiezen voor degradatie en Sportpark Berkendonck (Dutch)

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