S.V. Transvaal

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SV Transvaal
Full name Sport Vereniging Transvaal
Founded 15 January 1921
Ground Andre Kamperveen Stadion
Paramaribo, Suriname
Ground Capacity 7,000
Chairman Ludwig Simson
Manager Wensley Bundel
League Hoofdklasse
2013–14 8th

Sport Vereniging Transvaal is a Surinamese association football club, which currently play in Suriname's first division. They play their home games in Paramaribo at Andre Kamperveen Stadion.

The team is one of Suriname's most successful, having won their first league championship in 1937, and having won a total of 19. They have also won two CONCACAF Champions Cups, winning their first in 1973, and a second in 1981. Both times the coach was Humbert Boerleider. To date, they are the only Surinamese club to win the Champions' Cup (now Champions League).

SV Tranvaal was appointed by the IFFHS, as one of the ten clubs in the 20th century. standing in fifth position.


The club colors are green and white.

The team from the CONCACAF 1973, in the Andre Kamperveen Stadion

The football club was founded in 1921 by Hendrik School students, a middle school in Paramaribo, Suriname. The club is unusually named for the former province of South Africa, Transvaal Province.

Transvaal was in the Second Division for their first season, which ended with promotion to the highest-level of Surinamese football. In 1925, SV Transvaal won the national title for the first time.

Transvaal have won a total of 19 national championships, good for second most in Suriname after Robinhood. Transvaal have also won the Beker van Suriname (Surinamese Cup) three times and the Suriname President's Cup twice (1997 and 2008). The biggest international successes were in 1973 and 1981, both resulting in CONCACAF Champions Cup victories.


Champions (19):1925, 1937, 1938, 1950, 1951, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2000
Champions (3):1996, 2002, 2008
Champions (2):1997, 2008

Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]

Titles (2):1973, 1981
1968 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 2nd Place – Lost To Mexico Deportivo Toluca SV Transvaal were ejected from the competition.
1970 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Semi-finals – Lost To Mexico Cruz Azul SV Transvaal withdrew the competition.
1971 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – Fifth Place (Group Stage) – Hosted by Guatemala CSD Comunicaciones in Guatemala.
1973 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 1st Place – Winner To Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa and Costa Rica LD Alajuelense the two teams withdrew the competition.
1974 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 2nd Place – Lost To Guatemala CSD Municipal 4-2 in the global result.
1975 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 2nd Place – Lost To Mexico Atlético Español 5-1 in the global result.
1978 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Second Round (Caribbean Region) – Lost To Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force 4-2 in the global result.
1980 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Third Round (Caribbean Region) – Lost To Suriname SV Robinhood 4-3 in the global result.
1981 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 1st Place – Winner To El Salvador Atlético Marte 2-1 in the global result.
1986 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 2nd Place – Lost To Costa Rica LD Alajuelense 4-2 in the global result.
1990 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Fourth Round – Lost To Cuba FC Pinar del Río 2-0 in the global result.
1991 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Second Round (Caribbean Region) – Lost To Trinidad and Tobago Police 4-0 in the global result.
1992 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Second Round (Caribbean Region) – Lost To Curaçao RKV FC Sithoc 3-2 in the definition of penalty.
1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Fourth Round – Lost To United States Seattle Sounders 10-0 in the global result.
1997 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – First Round Group Stage (Caribbean Region) – Hosted by Jamaica Montego Bay United in Jamaica.

1981 Season: The Golden Age[edit]

By 1981, Transvaal had become one of the most successful sides in Surinamese football. They had amassed 14 league titles already and held the only CONCACAF Champions League win for a Surinamese side back in 1971. With this season they would add their most recent international triumph over none other than Atlético Marte of El Salvador.[1]

The 1981 CONCACAF Champions' Cup final took place in the city of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname. According to former players, the onset of civil war in El Salvador was the reason CONCACAF decided to hold both games in the Andre Kamperveen Stadion in Suriname.

The first game was played with great difficulty. "The lawn was ugly [for lack of rain] and affected both teams," says Wensley Bundel, a midfielder who played in both games.

"Atlético Marte wanted to play short passes, but could not, so we took advantage of them," he said.

Wensley Bundel scored for Transvaal in the first game, which ended in 1-1 draw. Regarding the shot, he said, "It was a free throw. I remember that was barely hit the mark, but I gave it my all and I think [the] goalie is still looking for where the ball went."

For the second game, Johan Leisberger scored the winner. Transvaal played quick and fast and it paid off with raising the trophy. Thanks to an excellent performance, striker Theo Klein was hailed as the man of the match and was awarded player of the year in Suriname as well. Coach Humbert Boerleider also raised his second CONCACAF title, both with Transvaal.

The Transvaal Lineup 1981:


As of November 6, 2012.[2]

Current squad 2013–14[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Suriname GK Ronny Aloema
Suriname GK Roel Tempo
Suriname DF Rocky Kaise
Suriname DF Gillermo Faeber
Suriname DF Miquel Darson
Suriname MF Sergio Aroepa
Suriname MF Iwan Sake
Suriname MF Daryll Landus
No. Position Player
Suriname MF Romano Sordam
Suriname MF Sergino Eduard
Suriname MF Siegfried Uralime
Suriname MF Cleon Wondel
Suriname FW Kenzo Huur
Guyana FW Anthony Benfield
Suriname FW Wensley Christoph

List Of Coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "La Prensa Grafica - Marte las pagó en Paramaribo". laprensagrafica.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  2. ^ Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. "SV Transvaal Paramaribo (13/14) | National Football Teams". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 

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