Heracles Almelo

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Heracles Almelo
Heracles Almelo emblem
Full name Heracles Almelo
Nickname(s) Heraclieden
Founded May 3, 1903; 111 years ago (1903-05-03)
Ground Polman Stadion
Ground Capacity 8,500
Chairman Netherlands Jan Smit
Manager Netherlands Jan de Jonge
League Eredivisie
2013–14 Eredivisie, 14th
Current season

Heracles Almelo is a football club from Almelo, Netherlands.

Almelo were founded on May 3, 1903 as Heracles, after the demigod son of Zeus. They changed their name on July 1, 1974 to SC Heracles '74 and finally settled on the current name in 1998. The club has won the Dutch national title twice, in 1927 and 1941. One of the club's most famous players was South African Steve Mokone, nicknamed The Black Meteor, the first black football player in the Netherlands ever.

In the 2004/05 season, Heracles won the title in the Eerste Divisie, so that during the 2005/06 season, Heracles played in the Eredivisie, where they finished 13th. The average attendance in 2004/05 was 5,700 people. In the recent top flight seasons this has risen to just over 8,300 (close to the maximum capacity of 8,500).

In 2012 Heracles competed in its first Dutch cup final, which it has lost to PSV in De Kuip.


Heracles Almelo currently play at the Polman Stadion in Almelo. The Polman Stadion was built in 1999 with a capacity 6,900, this was expanded in 2005 to hold 8,500. The pitch at the Polman Stadion is artificial turf.

Currently there are advanced plans for the building of a new stadium for the club with a capacity of 15,000. The new stadium is predicted to be finished by mid-2013.

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 Dennis Telgenkamp
2 Netherlands DF Milano Koenders
3 Netherlands DF Bart Schenkeveld
4 Netherlands DF Jeroen Veldmate
5 Netherlands DF Fahd Aktaou
6 Croatia MF Dario Vujičević
7 Netherlands MF Bas Sibum
8 Morocco MF Iliass Bel Hassani
9 Netherlands FW Wout Weghorst
10 Netherlands MF Thomas Bruns
11 Netherlands MF Bryan Linssen
12 Finland FW Aleksei Kangaskolkka
13 Germany DF Dragan Paljić
14 Netherlands MF Menno Heerkes
15 Czech Republic FW Jaroslav Navrátil
No. Position Player
16 Belgium GK Bram Castro
17 Netherlands MF Joey Pelupessy
18 Netherlands DF Ramon Zomer
19 Morocco FW Oussama Tannane
20 Netherlands FW Edwin Gyasi
21 Germany MF Simon Cziommer (vice-captain)
22 Netherlands DF Mark Engberink
23 Netherlands MF Mark-Jan Fledderus (captain)
24 Netherlands MF Rick Hemmink
25 Netherlands GK Renze Fij
26 Netherlands GK Michael Brouwer
29 Australia DF Jason Davidson
31 Netherlands MF Daan Rienstra
32 Netherlands DF Mike te Wierik



Domestic results[edit]

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

Former managers[edit]


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