Eredivisie

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Eredivisie
Eredivisie logo.svg
Country Netherlands
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1956
Number of teams 18
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Eerste Divisie
Domestic cup(s) KNVB Cup
Johan Cruijff Shield
International cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions AFC Ajax
(2013–14)
Most championships AFC Ajax (33)
TV partners Fox Sports Eredivisie
NOS (Highlights)
Website Eredivisie.nl
2014–15 Eredivisie

The Eredivisie (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːrədiˌvizi]; "Honor Division") is the highest echelon of professional football in the Netherlands. The league was founded in 1956, two years after the start of professional football in the Netherlands. At the end of the 2012–2013 season it was ranked the ninth best league in Europe by UEFA.[1]

The top division consists of 18 clubs. Each club meets every other club twice during the season, once at home and once away. At the end of each season, the club at the bottom is automatically relegated to the second level of the Dutch league system, the Eerste Divisie (First Division). At the same time, the champion of the Eerste Divisie will be automatically promoted to the Eredivisie. The next two clubs from the bottom of the Eredivisie go to separate promotion/relegation play-offs. The play-offs are played in two groups. Each group has one Eredivisie club and three high-placed clubs from the Eerste Divisie. In both promotion/relegation play-off groups, each club plays a home-and-away series with the other clubs. The winner of each play-off group plays in the following season's Eredivisie, with the other teams going to the Eerste Divisie.

The winner of the Eredivisie claims the Dutch national championship. AFC Ajax has won most titles, 24 (33 national titles). PSV Eindhoven are next with 18 (21), and Feyenoord follow with 9 (14). Since 1965, these three clubs have won all except for three titles (the 1981 and 2009 titles went to AZ and FC Twente won the 2010 title).

From 1990 to 1999, the official name of the league was PTT Telecompetitie (after the sponsor, PTT Telecom), which was changed to KPN Telecompetitie (because PTT Telecom changed its name to KPN Telecom in 1999) and to KPN Eredivisie in 2000. From 2002 to 2005, the league was called the Holland Casino Eredivisie. Since the 2005–06 season, the league has been sponsored by the Sponsorloterij (lottery), but for legal reasons its name could not be attached to the league (the Dutch government was against the name, because the Eredivisie would, after Holland Casino's sponsorship, yet again be sponsored by a company providing games of chance). On 8 August 2012 it was made public that the American-based Australian tycoon Rupert Murdoch had secured the rights to the Eredivisie for 12 years at the expense of 1 billion euros, beginning in the 2013/2014 season[citation needed]. Within this deal each Eredivisie club should receive over 4 million euros per year for the duration of the contract[citation needed].

History[edit]

From the foundation of the Netherlands Football League Championship until 1954, the title was decided through play-offs by a handful of clubs who had previously won their regional league.[2] The competition was purely an amateur one; the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) rejected any form of payment and suspended players who were caught receiving salary or transfer fees.[3] The call for professional football grew in the early fifties after many national team members left to play abroad in search for financial benefits.[4] The KNVB would usually suspend these players, preventing them to appear for the Dutch national team. After the North Sea flood of 1953, the Dutch players abroad (mainly playing in the French league) organised a charity match against the French national team in Paris. The match was boycotted by the KNVB, but after the assembled Dutch players defeated the French (2–1), the Dutch public witnessed the heights that could be achieved through professional football.[5] To serve the growing interest, a dissident professional football association (the NBVB) and league were founded for the 1954–55 season.[6] On 3 July 1954, the KNVB met with a group of concerned amateur club chairmen, who feared the best players would join the professional teams. The meeting, dubbed the slaapkamerconferentie ('bedroom conference'), led to the Association reluctantly accepting semi-professionalism.[3]

Meanwhile, both the KNVB and the NBVB started their separate competition. The first professional football match was contested between Alkmaar and Venlo.[3] The leagues went on for eleven rounds, before a merger was negotiated between the two federations in November. Both leagues were cancelled and a new, combined competition emerged immediately. De Graafschap, Amsterdam, Alkmaar and Fortuna '54 from the NBVB were accepted to the new league. Other clubs merged, which led to new names like Rapid J.C., Holland Sport and Roda Sport. The first (semi-)professional league was won by Willem II.[7] For the 1956–57 season, the KNVB abandoned the regional league system. The Eredivisie was founded, in which the eighteen best clubs nationwide directly played for the league title without play-offs. The inaugural members of the Eredivisie in 1956 were Ajax, BVC, BVV, DOS, EVV, Elinkwijk, SC Enschede, Feijenoord, Fortuna '54, GVAV, MVV, NAC, NOAD, PSV, Rapid J.C., Sparta, VVV '03 and Willem II.[8] Ajax was the first team to claim the title that season.[8]

Current teams (2014–15)[edit]

Club
City Position
in 2013–14
First season
in Eredivisie
Number of seasons
in Eredivisie
First season of
current spell
in Eredivisie
Number of seasons
of current spell
in Eredivisie
Eredivisie
titles 1
National
titles
Most recent
title
ADO Den Haag The Hague 0099th 1957–58 40 2008–09 6 0 2 1943
Ajax Amsterdam 0022nd 1956–57 58 1956–57 58 24 33 2014
AZ Alkmaar 01010th 1968–69 37 1998–99 16 2 2 2009
SC Cambuur Leeuwarden 0171st, Eerste Divisie 1992–93 5 2013–14 1 0 0 -
FC Groningen Groningen 0077th 1956–57 48 2000–01 14 0 0 -
FC Twente Enschede 0066th 1965–66 47 1984–85 30 1 1 2010
FC Utrecht Utrecht 0055th 1970–71 44 1970–71 44 1 1 1958 2
Go Ahead Eagles Deventer 0186th, Eerste Divisie 1963–64 29 2013–14 1 0 4 1933
PEC Zwolle Zwolle 01111th 1978–79 14 2012–13 2 0 0 -
Feyenoord Rotterdam 0033rd 1956–57 58 1956–57 58 9 14 1999
Heracles Almelo Almelo 01212th 1962–63 14 2005–06 9 0 2 1941
NAC Breda Breda 01313th 1956–57 47 2000–01 14 0 1 1921
Excelsior Rotterdam 01515th 1967–68 38 1994–95 20 0 0 -
PSV Eindhoven 0011st 1956–57 58 1956–57 58 18 21 2008
FC Dordrecht Dordrecht 01416th 1995-96 3 2014/15 3 0 2 2014
Willem II Tilburg 01616th 1956–57 47 2014/15 1 0 0 -
SC Heerenveen Heerenveen 0088th 1990–91 22 1993–94 21 0 0 -
Vitesse Arnhem 0044th 1971–72 29 1989–90 25 0 0 -

1 Only the Eredivisie titles (starting in the 1956–57 season) are displayed here
2 Obtained as DOS
3 Obtained as Rapid JC

National champions[edit]

Year Winner Title number Runner up Third
1888–89 VV Concordia 1 HFC HVV
1889–90 HFC 1 RAP Amsterdam HVV
1890–91 HVV 1 HFC RAP Amsterdam
1891–92 RAP Amsterdam 1 RC en VV Rotterdam HFC
1892–93 HFC 2 RAP Amsterdam HVV
1893–94 RAP Amsterdam 2 HFC HVV
1894–95 HFC 3 Sparta HVV
1895–96 HVV 2 RAP Amsterdam Sparta
1896–97 RAP Amsterdam 3 HVV HBS Craeyenhout
1897–98 RAP Amsterdam 4 Vitesse
1898–99 RAP Amsterdam 5 Vitesse
1899-00 HVV 3 Victoria Wageningen
1900–01 HVV 4 Victoria Wageningen
1901–02 HVV 5 Victoria Wageningen
1902–03 HVV 6 Vitesse Volharding
1903–04 HBS Craeyenhout 1 Velocitas Breda PW Enschede
1904–05 HVV 7 PW Enschede
1905–06 HBS Craeyenhout 2 PW Enschede
1906–07 HVV 8 PW Enschede
1907–08 Quick Den Haag 1 UD Deventer
1908–09 Sparta 1 Wilhelmina
1909–10 HVV 9 Quick Nijmegen
1910–11 Sparta 2 GVC Wageningen
1911–12 Sparta 3 GVC Wageningen
1912–13 Sparta 4 Vitesse
1913–14 HVV 10 Vitesse Willem II
1914–15 Sparta 5 Vitesse
1915–16 Willem II 1 Go Ahead Sparta
1916–17 Go Ahead 1 UVV Utrecht Willem II
1917–18 Ajax 1 Go Ahead Willem II
1918–19 Ajax 2 Go Ahead AFC Amsterdam
1919–20 Be Quick 1887 1 VOC Rotterdam Go Ahead
1920–21 NAC 1 Be Quick 1887 Ajax
1921–22 Go Ahead 2 Blauw-Wit NAC Breda
1922–23 RCH 1 Be Quick 1887 Go Ahead
1923–24 Feyenoord 1 Stormvogels NAC
1924–25 HBS Craeyenhout 3 NAC Sparta
1925–26 SC Enschede 1 MVV Feyenoord
1926–27 Heracles 1 NAC Ajax
1927–28 Feyenoord 2 Ajax NOAD
1928–29 PSV 1 Go Ahead Feyenoord
1929–30 Go Ahead 3 Ajax Velocitas
1930–31 Ajax 3 Feyenoord PSV
1931–32 Ajax 4 Feyenoord SC Enschede
1932–33 Go Ahead 4 Feyenoord Stormvogels
1933–34 Ajax 5 KFC Willem II
1934–35 PSV 2 Go Ahead Ajax
1935–36 Feyenoord 3 Ajax SC Enschede
1936–37 Ajax 6 Feyenoord PSV
1937–38 Feyenoord 4 Heracles DWS
1938–39 Ajax 7 DWS NEC
1939–40 Feyenoord 5 Blauw-Wit Heracles
1940–41 Heracles 2 PSV ADO
1941–42 ADO 1 FC Eindhoven AGOVV
1942–43 ADO 2 Feyenoord Willem II
1943–44 De Volewijckers 1 VUC Den Haag LONGA
1944–45 Not played
1945–46 Haarlem 1 Ajax SC Heerenveen
1946–47 Ajax 8 SC Heerenveen NEC
1947–48 BVV Den Bosch 1 SC Heerenveen Go Ahead
1948–49 SVV 1 BVV Den Bosch AGOVV
1949–50 Limburgia 1 Blauw-Wit Maurits
1950–51 PSV 3 DWS Willem II
1951–52 Willem II 2 Hermes DVS Haarlem
1952–53 RCH 2 FC Eindhoven Sparta
1953–54 FC Eindhoven 1 DOS PSV
Introduction of professional football
1954–55 Willem II 3 NAC PSV
1955–56 Rapid JC 1 NAC Elinkwijk
Introduction of the Dutch Eredivisie
1956–57 Ajax 9 Fortuna '54 SC Enschede
1957–58 DOS 1 SC Enschede Ajax
1958–59 Sparta 6 Rapid JC Fortuna '54
1959–60 Ajax 10 Feyenoord Blauw-Wit
1960–61 Feyenoord 6 Ajax VVV
1961–62 Feyenoord 7 PSV Blauw-Wit
1962–63 PSV 4 Ajax Sparta
1963–64 DWS 1 PSV SC Enschede
1964–65 Feyenoord 8 DWS ADO Den Haag
1965–66 Ajax 11 Feyenoord ADO
1966–67 Ajax 12 Feyenoord Sparta
1967–68 Ajax 13 Feyenoord Go Ahead
1968–69 Feyenoord 9 Ajax FC Twente
1969–70 Ajax 14 Feyenoord PSV
1970–71 Feyenoord 10 Ajax ADO Den Haag
1971–72 Ajax 15 Feyenoord FC Twente
1972–73 Ajax 16 Feyenoord FC Twente
1973–74 Feyenoord 11 FC Twente Ajax
1974–75 PSV 5 Feyenoord Ajax
1975–76 PSV 6 Feyenoord Ajax
1976–77 Ajax 17 PSV AZ '67
1977–78 PSV 7 Ajax AZ '67
1978–79 Ajax 18 Feyenoord PSV
1979–80 Ajax 19 AZ '67 PSV
1980–81 AZ '67 1 Ajax FC Utrecht
1981–82 Ajax 20 PSV AZ '67
1982–83 Ajax 21 Feyenoord PSV
1983–84 Feyenoord 12 PSV Ajax
1984–85 Ajax 22 PSV Feyenoord
1985–86 PSV 8 Ajax Feyenoord
1986–87 PSV 9 Ajax Feyenoord
1987–88 PSV 10 Ajax FC Twente
1988–89 PSV 11 Ajax FC Twente
1989–90 Ajax 23 PSV FC Twente
1990–91 PSV 12 Ajax FC Groningen
1991–92 PSV 13 Ajax Feyenoord
1992–93 Feyenoord 13 PSV Ajax
1993–94 Ajax 24 Feyenoord PSV
1994–95 Ajax 25 Roda JC PSV
1995–96 Ajax 26 PSV Feyenoord
1996–97 PSV 14 Feyenoord FC Twente
1997–98 Ajax 27 PSV Vitesse
1998–99 Feyenoord 14 Willem II PSV
1999-00 PSV 15 SC Heerenveen Feyenoord
2000–01 PSV 16 Feyenoord Ajax
2001–02 Ajax 28 PSV Feyenoord
2002–03 PSV 17 Ajax Feyenoord
2003–04 Ajax 29 PSV Feyenoord
2004–05 PSV 18 Ajax AZ
2005–06 PSV 19 AZ Feyenoord
2006–07 PSV 20 Ajax AZ
2007–08 PSV 21 Ajax NAC Breda
2008–09 AZ 2 FC Twente Ajax
2009–10 FC Twente 1 Ajax PSV
2010–11 Ajax 30 FC Twente PSV
2011–12 Ajax 31 Feyenoord PSV
2012–13 Ajax 32 PSV Feyenoord
2013–14 Ajax 33 Feyenoord FC Twente

Dutch titles[edit]

Club Total titles Eredivisie titles
Ajax 33 25
PSV Eindhoven 21 18
Feyenoord 14 9
HVV 10 0
Sparta Rotterdam 6 1
RAP Amsterdam 5 0
Go Ahead Eagles 4 0
HBS Craeyenhout, HFC, Willem II 3 0
AZ 2 2
ADO Den Haag, Heracles Almelo, RCH 2 0
DOS, DWS, FC Twente 1 1
Be Quick 1887, BVV Den Bosch, De Volewijckers, FC Eindhoven, Haarlem, Limburgia, NAC Breda, Quick Den Haag, Rapid JC, SVV, VV Concordia, SC Enschede 1 0

Playoffs[edit]

European competition[edit]

Position Playoff Qualification to
1 Champions League group stage
2 Champions League 3rd qualifying round for non-champions
3 – 4 / 5 Europa League 3rd qualifying round
5 – 8 / 6 – 9 Europa League 5th vs 8th and 6th vs 7th or 6th vs 9th and 7th vs 8th; the two winners play each other to qualify for:
Europa League 2nd qualifying round
Cup winner Europa League play-off round

Relegation[edit]

Position Playoff Following season
16 – 17 Nacompetitie Two Eredivisie teams each play two teams from the Eerste Divisie against relegation
18 Relegation to Eerste Divisie

Attendance[edit]

Since the beginning of the league, there have been three clubs with an attendance much higher than the others: Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord. Clubs like Heerenveen, FC Twente and FC Groningen also have fairly large fanbases. The regular season average league attendance was just over 7,000 in 1990, but this figure has risen sharply over the years thanks to the opening of new stadiums and the expansion of existing ones nationwide. Average attendance for the 2008–09 season was 19,827, with AFC Ajax having the largest (49,014) and FC Volendam having the smallest (5,460). Ajax' figures however differ from those provided by the Amsterdam ArenA since the club counts all tickets sold instead of the number of people going through the turnstiles.

Season 2012–13 average attendance

Club Attendance
Ajax 50,490
Feyenoord 45,500
PSV 33,129
Heerenveen 24,732
FC Twente 29,453
FC Groningen 21,126
FC Utrecht 17,153
Vitesse 18,462
NAC Breda 17,324
AZ 16,462
Roda JC 13,501
Willem II 11,313
NEC 12,341
PEC Zwolle 12,500
ADO Den Haag 10,319
Heracles Almelo 8,459
Average 19,827

All-time ranking (since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956)[edit]

Last updated following the 2012–13 season
Rank Club Seasons Played Won Drawn Lost Points Avg. Points Goals for Goals against Goal difference Champions
1 Ajax 57 1855 1225 326 304 3999 2.16 4712 1935 2777 24
2 PSV 57 1855 1109 422 334 3729 2.01 4231 1948 2283 18
3 Feyenoord 57 1855 1045 440 370 3575 1.93 3978 2041 1837 9
4 FC Twente (including games played as Sportclub Enschede) 56 1821 800 485 536 2885 1.58 2969 2393 576 1
5 Sparta Rotterdam 52 1719 603 485 631 2294 1.33 2601 2667 -66 1
6 Roda JC 46 1497 585 389 523 2144 1.43 2316 2176 140
7 FC Groningen 46 1471 496 414 571 1902 1.29 2093 2247 -190
8 FC Utrecht 43 1395 504 359 532 1871 1.33 1940 2092 -152
9 NAC Breda 46 1485 481 388 616 1830 1.23 2015 2463 -446
10 AZ/'67 36 1157 475 298 384 1723 1.49 1879 1597 271 2
11 ADO/FC Den Haag 38 1242 418 314 511 1565 1.26 1808 2015 -207'
12 Willem II 37 1251 387 285 579 1446 1.16 1776 2250 -474
13 MVV 36 1208 350 357 501 1407 1.16 1527 1990 -463
14 NEC 37 1191 329 340 521 1328 1.11 1357 1839 -482
15 Vitesse 28 885 327 257 301 1238 1.40 1273 1253 20
16 Go Ahead Eagles 28 940 302 249 389 1155 1.23 1293 1500 -207
17 sc Heerenveen 20 647 270 158 219 968 1.50 1080 970 110
18 FC Volendam 25 842 228 215 399 899 1.07 994 1513 -519
19 RKC Waalwijk 21 680 211 170 299 803 1.18 891 1108 -217
20 Fortuna Sittard 19 646 179 193 274 730 1.13 756 1005 -249
21 HFC Haarlem 18 612 172 178 262 694 1.13 695 978 -283
22 VVV-Venlo 19 613 174 162 277 684 1.12 811 1114 -289
23 Door Wilskracht Sterk 15 498 167 137 194 638 1.28 691 774 -83 1
24 DOS 14 460 168 109 183 613 1.33 790 848 -58 1
25 De Graafschap 20 613 138 156 319 570 0.93 661 1166 -505
26 FC Den Bosch 15 510 132 133 245 529 1.04 617 928 -311
27 Fortuna '54 12 392 141 99 152 522 1.33 635 700 -65
28 Excelsior 17 545 122 133 290 498 0.91 591 1007 -416
29 Stormvogels Telstar 14 464 117 141 210 492 1.06 528 754 -226
30 FC Zwolle/PEC 12 408 99 120 189 417 1.02 496 745 -249
31 Heracles Almelo 12 359 100 87 173 384 1.07 447 683 -236
32 USV Elinkwijk 7 234 65 50 119 245 1.05 306 483 -177
33 FC Amsterdam 6 204 61 56 87 239 1.17 263 321 -58
34 Blauw-Wit Amsterdam 6 196 65 42 89 237 1.21 334 401 -67
35 Holland Sport 4 136 37 34 65 138 1.01 168 279 -101
36 RBC Roosendaal 5 170 35 26 109 131 0.77 164 358 -194
37 NOAD 4 136 33 30 73 129 0.95 187 311 -124
38 Sittardia 4 132 32 29 71 125 0.95 148 256 -108
39 FC Dordrecht/Dordrecht '90 5 170 27 38 105 119 0.70 184 387 -203
40 Cambuur Leeuwarden 4 136 25 38 73 113 0.83 139 252 -113
41 Xerxes 2 68 26 17 25 95 1.40 92 95 -3
42 FC Eindhoven 3 102 23 25 54 94 0.92 107 209 -102
43 BV Veendam 2 68 12 23 33 59 0.87 74 127 -53
44 FC Wageningen 2 68 13 18 37 57 0.84 72 137 -65
45 De Volewijckers 2 64 15 10 39 55 0.86 99 189 -90
46 Helmond Sport 2 68 12 18 38 54 0.79 93 162 -69
47 SVV 2 68 13 13 42 52 0.77 62 142 -80
  • The clubs highlighted in green play in the Eredivisie in the current season
  • The clubs highlighted in red play in the Eerste Divisie in the current season
  • The clubs highlighted in grey no longer exist because they have been disestablished or have been merged into another club
  • Remaining clubs play in lower competitions

Top scorers[edit]

Season Topscorer Goals Club
1956–57 Netherlands Coen Dillen 43 PSV
1957–58 Netherlands Leo Canjels 32 NAC
1958–59 Netherlands Leo Canjels 34 NAC
1959–60 Netherlands Henk Groot[9] 37 Ajax
1960–61 Netherlands Henk Groot 41 Ajax
1961–62 Netherlands Dick Tol 27 FC Volendam
1962–63 Netherlands Pierre Kerkhofs 22 PSV
1963–64 Netherlands Frans Geurtsen 28 DWS
1964–65 Netherlands Frans Geurtsen 23 DWS
1965–66 Netherlands Willy van der Kuijlen
Netherlands Piet Kruiver
23 PSV
Feyenoord
1966–67 Netherlands Johan Cruijff 33 Ajax
1967–68 Sweden Ove Kindvall 28 Feyenoord
1968–69 Netherlands Dick van Dijk
Sweden Ove Kindvall
30 FC Twente
Feyenoord
1969–70 Netherlands Willy van der Kuijlen 26 PSV
1970–71 Sweden Ove Kindvall 24 Feyenoord
1971–72 Netherlands Johan Cruijff 25 Ajax
1972–73 Netherlands Cas Janssens
Netherlands Willy Brokamp
18 NEC
MVV
1973–74 Netherlands Willy van der Kuijlen 27 PSV
1974–75 Netherlands Ruud Geels 30 Ajax
1975–76 Netherlands Ruud Geels 29 Ajax
1976–77 Netherlands Ruud Geels 34 Ajax
1977–78 Netherlands Ruud Geels 30 Ajax
1978–79 Netherlands Kees Kist 34 AZ'67
1979–80 Netherlands Kees Kist 27 AZ'67
1980–81 Netherlands Ruud Geels 22 Sparta
1981–82 Netherlands Wim Kieft 32 Ajax
1982–83 Netherlands Peter Houtman 30 Feyenoord
1983–84 Netherlands Marco van Basten 28 Ajax
1984–85 Netherlands Marco van Basten 22 Ajax
1985–86 Netherlands Marco van Basten 37 Ajax
1986–87 Netherlands Marco van Basten 31 Ajax
1987–88 Netherlands Wim Kieft 29 PSV
1988–89 Brazil Romário 19 PSV
1989–90 Brazil Romário 23 PSV
1990–91 Brazil Romário[10]
Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp[10]
25 PSV
Ajax
1991–92 Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp[11] 24 Ajax
1992–93 Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp[12] 26 Ajax
1993–94 Finland Jari Litmanen 26 Ajax
1994–95 Brazil Ronaldo 30 PSV
1995–96 Belgium Luc Nilis 21 PSV
1996–97 Belgium Luc Nilis 21 PSV
1997–98 Greece Nikos Machlas 34 Vitesse
1998–99 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 31 PSV
1999-00 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 29 PSV
2000–01 Serbia Mateja Kežman 24 PSV
2001–02 Netherlands Pierre van Hooijdonk 24 Feyenoord
2002–03 Serbia Mateja Kežman 35 PSV
2003–04 Serbia Mateja Kežman 31 PSV
2004–05 Netherlands Dirk Kuyt 29 Feyenoord
2005–06 Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 33 SC Heerenveen/Ajax
2006–07 Brazil Afonso Alves 34 SC Heerenveen
2007–08 Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 33 Ajax
2008–09 Morocco Mounir El Hamdaoui 23 AZ
2009–10 Uruguay Luis Suárez 35 Ajax
2010–11 Belgium Björn Vleminckx 23 NEC
2011–12 Netherlands Bas Dost 32 SC Heerenveen
2012–13 Ivory Coast Wilfried Bony 31 Vitesse
2013–14 Iceland Alfreð Finnbogason 29 SC Heerenveen

Media coverage[edit]

Country Network Details
Netherlands Fox Sports Eredivisie; NOS Fox Sports Eredivisie (a pay-TV channel) airs all matches live and the NOS broadcasts match summaries on the open channels Nederland 1 and 3
Australia Setanta Sports Covers three matches per week featuring the big clubs (Ajax, Feyenoord, PSV, AZ or FC Twente)[13]
Brazil ESPN Brasil One match per week
India Ten Action One match per week
Romania Sport 1 One match per week, and highlights, since 2008
Sport.ro Two matches per week, since 2012
Italy Fox Sports Two matches per week, and highlights, since 2013
Sweden TV4 Sport One match every Sunday at 14:30 CET
Hungary Sport 1 and Sport 2 Live matches every week, two or three times
Spain Digital + Three matches every week, and highlights
Portugal Sport TV Two or three live matches every week
United States ESPN3 Same two live matches as ESPN UK
Germany Sportdigital.tv Up to three matches per week, and highlights
South Korea tvN Live PSV matches
Turkey - -
Lithuania [ [Sport1] ] Two matches every week, plus highlights
United Kingdom Sky Sports 5 Live Eredivisie matches

Eredivisie teams and major UEFA and FIFA competitions[edit]

The following sixteen international tournaments were won by Eredivisie teams:

The European Super Cup was founded by a Dutch reporter named Anton Witkamp and Ajax's 1973 win was the first time the tournament was contested officially.

The following 24 European finals took place at Dutch venues, or are scheduled to take place at them:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country coefficients 2012/13". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Netherlands – Regional Analysis". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c (Dutch)"Eredivisie – ontstaan". Vak Q. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Professionalism and European Games". TimeRime. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  5. ^ (Dutch)"De Watersnoodwedstrijd van Cor van der Hart". Sportgeschiedenis. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Netherlands Final Tables 1950–1954". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Netherlands 1954/55". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Netherlands 1956/57". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Topscorers Eredivisie 1959–1960, Eredivisielive.nl (Dutch)
  10. ^ a b Topscorers Eredivisie 1990–1991, Eredivisielive.nl (Dutch)
  11. ^ Topscorers Eredivisie 1991–1992, Eredivisielive.nl (Dutch)
  12. ^ Topscorers Eredivisie 1992–1993, Eredivisielive.nl (Dutch)
  13. ^ "Dutch Football". Setanta. 12 November 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 

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