Hoofdklasse (Suriname)

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Hoofdklasse (Suriname)
Country Suriname Suriname
Confederation CONCACAF
Founded 1924
First season 1924-25
Number of teams 10
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Surinamese Eerste Klasse
Domestic cup(s) Beker van Suriname
Suriname President's Cup
International cup(s) CFU Club Championship
CONCACAF Champions League
Current champions Inter Moengotapoe
Most championships Robinhood
2013–14 SVB Hoofdklasse

The Hoofdklasse is a football championship for clubs run by the Surinaamse Voetbal Bond. The Hoofdklasse is at the top of the system of Surinamese football championships. The league currently comprises ten teams and operates a system of promotion and relegation. Seasons run from October to May of the next year, with teams playing 18 games in the regular season.

The competition was founded in 1924, when Suriname was still a Dutch colony.


At the beginning of the 20th century the NGVB (Guyaneesche Dutch Football Association) was founded. The rival Suriname Football Association was founded on October 1, 1920. There had long been animosity between the two unions, but the opening of the stadium by M. de la Fuente a reconciliation was brought about between the unions. The first club formed by the SVB, and it still occupies an important place within the Surinamese top flight, was Forward. This club recently celebrated its 90th anniversary (August 1, 2009). On January 15, 1921, SV Transvaal was established. Before the SVB was founded, there was already another association with the same name. It was founded in 1914. With the creation of the current SVB came a newfound momentum in the development of Surinamese football.

Members for 2014–15[edit]

City Position
in 2013–14
First season of
current spell
in Hoofdklasse
Number of seasons
of current spell
in Hoofdklasse
titles 1
Last Hoofdklasse
Boma Star - 0091st; Eerste Klasse 2014–15 ? 0 -
Botopasie Paramaribo 010?; Eerste Klasse 2014–15 ? 0 -
Excelsior Meerzorg 0022nd 1998–99 17 1 1930–31
Inter Moengotapoe Moengo 0011st 1997–98 17 6 2013–14
Leo Victor Paramaribo 0033rd 1988–89 22 5 1992–93
SNL Paramaribo 0055th 2012–13 ? 1 1998–99
SV Notch Moengo 0066th 2011–12 ? 0 -
Takdier Boys Paramaribo 0077th 2013–14 ? 0 -
Transvaal Paramaribo 0088th 1923–24 82 19 1999–00
Walking Bout Company Paramaribo 0044th 2002–03 12 3 2008–09

1 Only the Eredivisie titles (starting in the 1956-57 season) are displayed here. See below for a table with all national titles included.

Past Champions[edit]

Source for list of champions: RSSSF[1]

Number of titles[edit]

Club #
Robinhood 23
Transvaal 19
Inter Moengotapoe, Voorwaarts 6
Leo Victor 5
Cicerone 4
Ajax, Walking Bout Company 3
Arsenal, MVV, Olympia 2
Excelsior, FCS Nacional, SNL 1


  1. ^ Allard Doesburg and Hans Schöggl (27 January 2012). "Surinam - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 

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