VVV-Venlo

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VVV
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Full name Venlose Voetbal
Vereniging Venlo
Nickname(s) The Good Old,
Venlose trots,
Pride of the South
Short name V.V.V.
Founded February 7, 1903; 111 years ago (1903-02-07)
Ground De Koel
Venlo
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Netherlands Hai Berden
Manager Netherlands Maurice Steijn
League Eerste Divisie
2013–14 Eerste Divisie, 5th

VVV-Venlo (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌveɪ̯.veɪ̯.ˈveɪ̯ ˈvɛn.loʊ̯], VVV stands for Venlose Voetbal Vereniging [ˈvɛn.ˌloʊ̯.zə ˈvut.bɑɫ və.ˈreɪ̯.nə.ɣɪŋ]) is a football club from Venlo in the Netherlands, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie. The club plays its home games in the De Koel stadium, known as Seacon Stadion – De Koel - for sponsorship reasons.

VVV returned to the Eredivisie, the highest league in the Netherlands, by defeating RKC Waalwijk in the promotion/relegation play-offs of the season 2006-2007. After one season in the Eredivisie, VVV-Venlo were relegated back to the Eerste Divisie. After a single season, VVV-Venlo won the Eerste Divisie 2008-09 title and returned to the Eredivisie.

In the 2009-2010 season the team booked its best league result since 1988, finishing 12th in the Eredivisie. Another remarkable event was the transfer of star player Keisuke Honda to CSKA Moscow. They also signed toddler Baerke van der Meij on a symbolic 10-year contract, after a video featuring him scoring a hat trick into a toy box went viral.[1]

Stadium[edit]

VVV Venlo currently play at De Koel in Venlo. The stadium holds 8,000 people and was built in 1972. It is named after its main sponsor, hence its current name 'Seacon Stadion De Koel'.

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 Danny Wintjens
2 Netherlands DF Guus Joppen (captain)
3 Netherlands DF Jerold Promes
4 Netherlands DF Pim Balkestein
5 Netherlands DF Niels Fleuren
7 Netherlands FW Aziz Khalouta
8 Netherlands MF Danny Post
9 Nigeria FW Uche Nwofor
10 Japan MF Yuki Otsu
11 Netherlands FW Randy Wolters
12 Finland GK Niki Mäenpää
14 Netherlands MF Selman Sevinç
15 Netherlands DF Joeri Schroyen
No. Position Player
17 Netherlands MF Quin Kruijsen
18 Netherlands FW Dyon Gijzen
19 Australia DF Harry Ascroft
20 Netherlands FW Bas Hendriks
21 Netherlands DF Dylan Donkers
22 Netherlands GK Eric Verstappen
23 Australia FW Travis Cooper
24 England FW Medy Elito
25 Netherlands MF Jeffrey Altheer
26 Netherlands FW Vito van Crooy
27 Netherlands FW Shaquille Simmons
28 Netherlands DF Beau Vilters

Domestic Results[edit]

Below is a table with VVV-Venlo's domestic results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

Former managers[edit]

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