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|Full name||Sport Vereniging Transvaal|
|Founded||15 January 1921|
|Ground||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.
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
- CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 15 appearances
- Titles (2):1973, 1981
- 1968 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 2nd Place – Lost To Deportivo Toluca SV Transvaal were ejected from the competition.
- 1970 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Semi-finals – Lost To Cruz Azul SV Transvaal withdrew the competition.
- 1971 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – Fifth Place (Group Stage) – Hosted by CSD Comunicaciones in Guatemala.
- 1973 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 1st Place – Winner To Deportivo Saprissa and LD Alajuelense the two teams withdrew the competition.
- 1974 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 2nd Place – Lost To CSD Municipal 4-2 in the global result.
- 1975 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 2nd Place – Lost To Atlético Español 5-1 in the global result.
- 1978 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Second Round (Caribbean Region) – Lost To Defence Force 4-2 in the global result.
- 1980 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Third Round (Caribbean Region) – Lost To SV Robinhood 4-3 in the global result.
- 1981 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 1st Place – Winner To Atlético Marte 2-1 in the global result.
- 1986 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Final Round – 2nd Place – Lost To LD Alajuelense 4-2 in the global result.
- 1990 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Fourth Round – Lost To FC Pinar del Río 2-0 in the global result.
- 1991 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Second Round (Caribbean Region) – Lost To Police 4-0 in the global result.
- 1992 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Second Round (Caribbean Region) – Lost To RKV FC Sithoc 3-2 in the definition of penalty.
- 1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – Fourth Round – Lost To Seattle Sounders 10-0 in the global result.
- 1997 CONCACAF Champions' Cup – First Round Group Stage (Caribbean Region) – Hosted by Montego Bay United in Jamaica.
1981 Season: The Golden Age
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.
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:
- Emile Barron (GK)
- Jules Lagadeau (DF)
- Edwin Schal (DF)
- Remie Olmberg (DF)
- Harold Brammerloo (DF)
- Wensley Bundel (MF)
- Johan Leisberger (MF)
- Roy Vanenburg (MF)
- Wong Sai Sang (MF)
- Pauli Corte (FW)
- Theo Klein (FW)
- Humbert Boerleider Coach
As of November 6, 2012.
Current squad 2013–14
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
List Of Coaches
- Humbert Boerleider (1971–81)
- "La Prensa Grafica - Marte las pagó en Paramaribo". laprensagrafica.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
- Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. "SV Transvaal Paramaribo (13/14) | National Football Teams". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
- Guno Hoen:Onze Sporthelden Deel III. Paramaribo, 1999, page 213, ISBN 99914-962-3-8
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- http://www.svtransvaal.comeze.com/index.html (Official Website)
- http://www.concacaf.com/page/ThisWeekInDetail/0,,12813~2319337,00.html (briefly talks about Transvaal tying with cruz azul in 1971 CONCACAF Cup)