Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden

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Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden logo
Nickname ZZ Leiden
Leagues Dutch Basketball League
Founded 1958
History BS Leiden
Mercasol Leiden
Parker Leiden
Elmex Leiden
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
Arena Vijf Meihal
Arena Capacity 2,000
Location Leiden, Netherlands
Team colors Blue, Navy (uniforms), White
Main sponsor Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
President Marcel Verburg
Team manager Rob van Hooven
Head coach Eddy Casteels
Championships 3 Dutch Championships
1978, 2011, 2013
2 Dutch Cups
2010, 2012
2 Dutch Supercups
2011, 2012
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Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden is a basketball club based in Leiden, Netherlands that plays in the Dutch first division Dutch Basketball League. Their home games are played at Vijf Meihal, which has 2,000 seats.[1] Leiden has won the national championship 3 times and the national NBB Cup 2 times.


On September 23, 1958 the club was founded as Bona Stars by Ton Kallenberg, a physical education professor at a school in Leiden. In 1967 the club entered the eredivisie, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands under the name BS Leiden. When Parker became the main sponsor of the club in 1977 Leiden won its first national championship. In 1983, Leiden was forced to leave the eredivisie, because the absence of a main sponsor. The team played five years in the Promotiedivisie, the highest non-professional league.

On February 16, 2006 it was announced that Leiden would return at the highest stage in the Netherlands.[2] The team got a new main sponsor in Zorg en Zekerheid and would play its games in the Vijf Meihal. After being quarter- and semifinalist in a few seasons, Leiden returned to the top of the Netherlands in 2010. The club won its first NBB Cup, by beating ABC Amsterdam in the championship game. A year later Leiden won its second championship, by beating GasTerra Flames out of Groningen in the Dutch finals. The deciding game 7 was won by Leiden, after three overtimes, with 96-95.[3] The following year the team its second NBB Cup, but was defeated in the Finals of the DBL. ZZ Leiden also reached the Round of 16 in the EuroChallenge 2011-12 after their second place in the first group stage this season. In 2013 the team got its third national championship, by going undefeated in the play-offs and beating Aris Leeuwarden in the Finals. In the 2013–14 season Leiden ended on the 4th place and lost in the Semifinals. After the end of the season, Leiden decided to part ways with head coach Toon van Helfteren.[4] Van Helfteren eventually won six trophies with Leiden.

Main sponsor Zorg en Zekerheid extended their contract with 3 years in the 2014 offseason,[5] and a new head coach was signed in Eddy Casteels.[6]


Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name
G 5 Netherlands Averink, Kasper
SG 6 Netherlands de Jong, Worthy
PF 11 Netherlands Kherrazi, Mohamed
F/C 10 Netherlands van der List, Jeroen
F/C 13 Netherlands Versteeg, Floris (DP)
C/G 4 Netherlands Jansen, Rogier
PF 9 United States Felder, Will
G/F 7 Netherlands Morren, Adeola
PF 8 Netherlands Breel, Tomas
F 14 Netherlands Driessen, Jan
C/G 15 United States Cormier, Dylon
C 20 Netherlands Nelemans, Bas
F 12 United States Willman, Joe
Head coach

Belgium Eddy Casteels

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 28 September 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.


1978, 2011, 2013
Runner-up: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 2012
2010, 2012
Runner-up: 2014
2011, 2012
Runner-up: 2013, 2014

Season by season[edit]

Note: Scroll down to see more seasons.
Season Domestic competitions Cup competitions European competitions
Tier League Pos. Postseason Cup Supercup Tier League Result
1967–68 1 Eredivisie 6 N/A N/A
1968–69 1 Eredivisie 8 N/A N/A
1969–70 1 Eredivisie 5 N/A N/A
1970–71 1 Eredivisie 3 N/A N/A
1971–72 1 Eredivisie 8 N/A N/A
1972–73 1 Eredivisie 6 N/A N/A
1973–74 1 Eredivisie 7 N/A N/A
1974–75 1 Eredivisie 5 N/A N/A
1975–76 1 Eredivisie 10 N/A N/A
1976–77 1 Eredivisie 10 N/A N/A
1977–78 1 Eredivisie 3 Champion N/A N/A
1978–79 1 Eredivisie 2 Finalist N/A
Champions Cup
1979–80 1 Eredivisie 1 Finalist N/A N/A
1980–81 1 Eredivisie 1 Finalist N/A N/A
1981–82 1 Eredivisie 3 Semifinalist N/A N/A
1982–83 1 Eredivisie 3 Semifinalist N/A N/A
1983–84 1 Eredivisie 2 Finalist N/A N/A
1984–85 1 Eredivisie
Finalist N/A N/A
1985–86 1 Eredivisie 4 Semifinalist N/A N/A
Lower divisions & non-excistent
2006–07 1 Eredivisie 8 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist N/A N/A
2007–08 1 Eredivisie 9 N/A N/A
2008–09 1 Eredivisie 8 Quarterfinalist N/A N/A
2009–10 1 Eredivisie 5 Champion Semifinalist N/A N/A
2010–11 1 DBL 1 Champion Champion N/A
2011–12 1 DBL 1 Finalist Fourth round Champion
2012–13 1 DBL
Champion Semifinalist Champion N/A
2013–14 1 DBL
Semifinalist Finalist Finalist
2014–15 1 DBL Runner–up N/A

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either: played at least one season for the club, set a club record or won an individual award while at the club, played at least one official international match for their national team at any time or performed very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Notable coaches[edit]



  1. ^ Dutch Basketball League - Teams, basketballleague.nl, accessed 10 July 2011. (Dutch)
  2. ^ "BS Leiden terug in Eredivisie" (in du). Sleutelstad. 2006-02-14. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  3. ^ "ZZ Leiden kampioen" (in du). NOS. May 29, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  4. ^ "ZZ Leiden niet verder met coach Toon van Helfteren". Omroepwest.nl. 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Zorg en Zekerheid nog drie jaar basketbalsponsor Leiden". Omroep West (in Dutch). 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Eddy Casteels wordt ook coach van Nederlandse Leiden". HLN.be (in Dutch). 2014-05-30. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 

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