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; 111 years ago (1902-12-02)
Ground Adelaarshorst
Ground Capacity 6,700
Chairman Edwin Lugt
Manager Foeke Booy
League Eredivisie
2012–13 Eerste Divisie, 6th (promoted)
Home colours
Away colours
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]


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 Denmark GK Stephan Andersen (on loan from Betis)
2 Netherlands DF Mawouna Amevor
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 Jarchinio Antonia
8 Netherlands MF Deniz Turuc
9 Netherlands FW Marnix Kolder (captain)
10 Netherlands MF Jeffrey Rijsdijk
11 Netherlands FW Xander Houtkoop
12 Netherlands DF Doke Schmidt (on loan from SC Heerenveen)
14 Belgium FW Thomas Azevedo (on loan from OH Leuven)
15 Netherlands DF Ridgeciano Haps (on loan from AZ)
No. Position Player
16 Netherlands GK Erik Cummins
17 Netherlands MF Erik Falkenburg (on loan from AZ)
18 Netherlands MF Lars Lambooij
20 Netherlands MF Joran Pot
21 Netherlands FW Joey Godee (on loan from Cercle Brugge)
22 Netherlands GK Patrick ter Mate
23 Netherlands MF Tom Oostinjen
24 Netherlands DF Joost Krijns
26 Netherlands FW Teije ten Den
27 Netherlands FW Omar Kavak
28 Netherlands MF Kevin Spanjaard
29 Netherlands DF Michel Gerritsen Mulkes
30 Netherlands GK Ruben Lucas

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
Netherlands DF Joeri Schroyen (at VVV-Venlo until 30 June 2014)
Netherlands FW Guyon Philips (at FC Oss until 30 June 2014)


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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