Go Ahead Eagles

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Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles crest
Full name Go Ahead Eagles
Nickname(s) The pride of the IJssel
Founded December 2, 1902; 112 years ago (1902-12-02)
Ground Adelaarshorst
Ground Capacity 8,011
Chairman Edwin Lugt
Manager Foeke Booy
League Eredivisie
2013–14 Eredivisie, 13th
Current season

The Go Ahead Eagles (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɡoː əˈɦɛt ˈiɡəls]) are a football club from Deventer, Netherlands, currently playing in the Eredivisie. The club's home stadium is De Adelaarshorst. To date, the club has won the national championship four times (in 1917, 1922, 1930 and 1933). They have produced a number of notable players over the recent years, such as Bart Verheul,[1] Raimond van der Gouw, René Eijkelkamp, Marc Overmars, Paul Bosvelt, Jan Kromkamp, Victor Sikora, Bert van Marwijk and Demy de Zeeuw, whilst providing Henk ten Cate and Leo Beenhakker with their first tastes of management.


The club was founded in 1902 as Be Quick, although the name was soon changed to Go Ahead at the request of the Dutch Football Association. The suffix Eagles was added in 1971, following a suggestion from the then coach, Barry Hughes.[2] The eagle is the charge in the coat of arms of the city of Deventer. After almost two decades in the second division, Go Ahead won promotion to the Eredivisie at the end of the 2012-13 season, winning the promotion play-offs.[3] The club will remain in the top division for the 2014-15 season having finished thirteenth in the 2013-14 Eredivisie.

The Go Ahead Eagles were famously the only side to defeat Ajax in any competition during the 1971-72 season, when they beat Ajax 3-2 at De Adelaarshorst in the Eredivisie.


Current squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2014

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2014

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Mickey van der Hart (on loan from Ajax)
3 Netherlands DF Bart Vriends
4 Netherlands DF Jop van der Linden
5 Netherlands DF Xandro Schenk
6 Netherlands MF Sjoerd Overgoor
7 Netherlands FW Alex Schalk
8 Netherlands MF Deniz Turuc
9 Netherlands FW Marnix Kolder (captain)
10 Netherlands MF Jeffrey Rijsdijk
11 Netherlands FW Lesley de Sa (on loan from Ajax)
12 Togo DF Mawouna Amevor
15 Netherlands MF Sander Duits
No. Position Player
16 Netherlands GK Erik Cummins
17 Netherlands DF Sven Nieuwpoort
18 Netherlands MF Lars Lambooij
19 Netherlands FW Fernando Lewis (on loan from AZ)
20 Netherlands MF Peter van Ooijen
21 Netherlands FW Nick de Bondt
22 Netherlands FW Jules Reimerink
23 Netherlands DF Robin van der Meer
24 Netherlands GK Ruben Lucas
25 Netherlands DF Giliano Wijnaldum
26 Netherlands FW Teije ten Den
27 Netherlands FW Puck Postma

On loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Netherlands FW Guyon Philips (at FC Volendam until 30 June 2015)


Eredivisie Eerste Divisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie

Below is a table with Go Ahead Eagles' domestic results since the introduction of professional football in 1956.


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