2007–08 Eredivisie

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Eredivisie
Season2007–08
ChampionsPSV
(21st title)
PromotedDe Graafschap
VVV-Venlo
RelegatedExcelsior
VVV-Venlo
Champions LeaguePSV
FC Twente
UEFA CupFeyenoord
Ajax
SC Heerenveen
NEC
UEFA Intertoto CupNAC Breda
Top goalscorerKlaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax, 33)
Biggest home winSC Heerenveen 9-0 Heracles Almelo (2007-10-07)
Biggest away winDe Graafschap 1-8 Ajax (2007-08-19)
Highest scoringSC Heerenveen 9-0 Heracles Almelo (2007-10-07)
De Graafschap 1-8 Ajax (2007-08-19)
Average attendance19,090/game

The 2007–08 Eredivisie was the 52nd season of the Eredivisie, the top division of association football in the Netherlands. The season began in August 2007 and ended on 18 May 2008, with defending champions PSV retaining their title with 72 points.

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The following teams are promoted to the Eredivisie at the start of the season:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 PSV (C) 34 21 9 4 65 24 +41 72 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Ajax 34 20 9 5 94 45 +49 69 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round playoff
3 NAC Breda 34 19 6 9 48 40 +8 63
4 Twente 34 17 11 6 52 32 +20 62
5 Heerenveen 34 18 6 10 88 48 +40 60
6 Feyenoord 34 18 6 10 64 41 +23 60 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
7 Groningen 34 15 6 13 53 54 −1 51 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round playoff
8 NEC 34 14 7 13 49 50 −1 49
9 Roda JC 34 12 11 11 55 55 0 47
10 Utrecht 34 13 7 14 59 55 +4 46
11 AZ 34 11 10 13 48 53 −5 43
12 Vitesse Arnhem 34 12 7 15 46 55 −9 43
13 Sparta Rotterdam 34 9 7 18 52 76 −24 34
14 Heracles 34 8 8 18 34 64 −30 32
15 Willem II 34 8 7 19 40 49 −9 31
16 De Graafschap 34 7 9 18 33 64 −31 30 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 VVV-Venlo (R) 34 7 8 19 44 76 −32 29
18 Excelsior (R) 34 7 6 21 32 75 −43 27 Relegation to Eerste Divisie
Source: Eredivisie
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
 Eredivisie 2007–08 Winners 
PSV
21st title

Match table[edit]

Home \ Away AJX AZ EXC FEY GRA GRO HEE HER NAC NEC PSV RJC SPA TWE UTR VIT VVV WIL
Ajax 6–1 4–0 3–0 4–1 2–2 4–1 5–1 1–3 0–0 0–2 4–2 6–2 2–2 2–0 4–1 6–1 4–1
AZ 2–3 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 4–0 2–0
Excelsior 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–5 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–4 1–2 4–3 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–0
Feyenoord 2–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 6–0 5–0 1–3 0–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 4–1 2–0
De Graafschap 1–8 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 3–2 1–2
FC Groningen 1–2[a] 2–1 3–2 3–2 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 5–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0
Heerenveen 2–4 4–0 5–0 1–1 2–3 4–2 9–0 3–0 2–3 2–1 4–3 3–3 1–2 2–3 7–0 5–1 0–0
Heracles Almelo 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0
NAC Breda 2–3 2–3 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–3 1–5 4–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0
NEC 1–1 5–2 0–1 0–2 3–1 5–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 4–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0
PSV 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 4–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–4 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 3–1 3–0
Roda JC 2–1 1–1 3–3 1–3 1–0 5–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 1–1
Sparta Rotterdam 2–2 2–2 0–1 3–2 6–1 1–3 4–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–4 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2
FC Twente 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 4–3 1–1 2–0
FC Utrecht 0–1 2–2 4–1 0–3 2–2 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–2 3–1 3–1 7–1 0–1 2–4 1–4 2–0
Vitesse Arnhem 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 3–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–0
VVV-Venlo 2–2 2–3 3–1 0–0 3–0 2–5 0–4 0–5 1–3 1–2 1–1 3–5 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1
Willem II 2–3 3–0 6–0 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 2–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–3 1–4 4–0 1–2
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was played on April 16. It had originally been scheduled for April 13, but was suspended and then postponed due to a fire on one of the stands shortly before the match.

Top scorers[edit]

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, the top scorer of the 2007–08 season.
Goals Player Team
33 Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Ajax
22 Switzerland Blaise Nkufo FC Twente
17 Uruguay Luis Suárez Ajax
16 Netherlands Antilles Robin Nelisse FC Utrecht
15 Sweden Marcus Berg FC Groningen
United States Michael Bradley SC Heerenveen
Denmark Kenneth Perez Ajax/PSV
14 Netherlands Danny Koevermans PSV
Serbia Miralem Sulejmani SC Heerenveen

Last updated: April 20, 2008
Source: Eredivisie official website

Play-offs[edit]

For UEFA competitions[edit]

For one Champions League ticket

  Matches A and B Match G
                         
2 SC Heerenveen 1 1 2  
5 Ajax 2 3 5  
    2 Ajax 1 0 1
  4 FC Twente 2 0 2
4 FC Twente 3 5 8
3 NAC Breda 0 1 1  

For one UEFA Cup playoff ticket

  Matches C and D Match I
                         
10 FC Utrecht 2 1 3  
7 FC Groningen 2 3 5  
    7 FC Groningen 0 1 1
  8 NEC 1 3 4
9 Roda JC 0 0 0
8 NEC 1 2 3  

For one UEFA Cup ticket

  Matches H and I Match J
                         
5 SC Heerenveen 2 2 4  
3 NAC Breda 0 2 2  
    3 NAC Breda 0 0 0
  8 NEC 6 1 7
7 FC Groningen 0 1 1
8 NEC 1 3 4  

The winner of match G, FC Twente, qualifies for 2008–09 UEFA Champions League. The loser of match G, Ajax, qualifies for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. The losers of matches A and B, SC Heerenveen and NAC Breda, faced each other in match H. The winner, SC Heerenveen, qualified for the UEFA Cup. The loser of match H, NAC Breda, faced NEC, the winner of the playoffs featuring FC Groningen, NEC, Roda JC and FC Utrecht. NEC won that match, match J, and clinched the final UEFA Cup ticket, while the loser, NAC Breda, qualified for the UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Team Tournament
FC Twente 3rd Qualifying round 2008–09 UEFA Champions League
Ajax 2008–09 UEFA Cup
SC Heerenveen 2008–09 UEFA Cup
NEC 2008–09 UEFA Cup
NAC Breda UEFA Intertoto Cup 2008

Relegation[edit]

Round 1
Team #1 Aggregate Team #2 Match 1 Match 2
Go Ahead Eagles 1–4 ADO Den Haag 1–1 0–3
TOP Oss 2–5 Helmond Sport 2–2 0–3
Round 2 (best of 3)
Team #1 Pts Team #2 Match 1 Match 2 Match 3
ADO Den Haag 6–3 VVV-Venlo 1–0 0–1 2–0
MVV 3–6 RKC Waalwijk 1–0 0–2 0–4
FC Zwolle 6–3 FC Den Bosch 0–1 2–1 1–0
Helmond Sport 0–6 De Graafschap 2–3 1–3 Not played
Round 3 (best of 3)
Team #1 Series Win Team #2 Match 1 Match 2 Match 3
ADO Den Haag 5–2 RKC Waalwijk 1–1 2–2 2–1
FC Zwolle 1–4 De Graafschap 1–3 0–0 Not played

The winners of matches G and H will play in the 2008–09 Eredivisie.

Season statistics[edit]

Last updated on April 20, 2008.

Scoring[edit]

Cards[edit]

Overview[edit]

Club Location Current manager Previous managers during 2007–08 season
Ajax Amsterdam Netherlands Adrie Koster Netherlands Henk ten Cate
AZ Alkmaar Netherlands Louis van Gaal
Excelsior Rotterdam Netherlands Ton Lokhoff
Feyenoord Rotterdam Netherlands Bert van Marwijk
De Graafschap Doetinchem Netherlands Jan de Jonge
FC Groningen Groningen Netherlands Ron Jans
SC Heerenveen Heerenveen Netherlands Gertjan Verbeek
Heracles Almelo Almelo Netherlands Gert Heerkes Netherlands Hendrie Krüzen, Netherlands Ruud Brood
NAC Breda Breda Netherlands Ernie Brandts
NEC Nijmegen Netherlands Mario Been
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands Sef Vergoossen Netherlands Jan Wouters, Netherlands Ronald Koeman
Roda JC Kerkrade Netherlands Raymond Atteveld
Sparta Rotterdam Rotterdam Netherlands Foeke Booy Netherlands Adri van Tiggelen, Netherlands Gert Aandewiel
FC Twente Enschede Netherlands Fred Rutten
FC Utrecht Utrecht Netherlands Willem van Hanegem
Vitesse Arnhem Netherlands Aad de Mos
VVV-Venlo Venlo Netherlands André Wetzel
Willem II Tilburg Netherlands Andries Jonker Netherlands Dennis van Wijk

Stadiums 2007-08[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Ajax Amsterdam ArenA 51,628
Feyenoord Feijenoord Stadion 51,137
PSV Philips Stadion 35,119
Vitesse Gelredome 26,600
Heerenveen Abe Lenstra Stadion 26,000
Utrecht Stadion Galgenwaard 24,426
Groningen Euroborg 19,814
Roda JC Parkstad Limburg Stadion 19,979
AZ DSB Stadion 17,023
NAC Rat Verlegh Stadion 17,064
Willem II Willem II Stadion 14,637
Twente Arke Stadion 13,740[1]
NEC Stadion de Goffert 12,470
Sparta Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel 11,026
De Graafschap De Vijverberg 12,600
Heracles Polman Stadion 8,500
VVV-Venlo De Koel 5,998
Excelsior Stadion Woudestein 3,527

Kits 2007-2008[edit]

Team Kit maker Shirt sponsor Notes
Ajax Adidas ABN Amro
AZ Quick DSB Bank
Excelsior Masita DSW
Feyenoord Kappa Fortis
De Graafschap kwd Centric
FC Groningen Umbro Noord Lease
SC Heerenveen Umbro Univé
Heracles Almelo Ben Barton Koninklijke Ten Cate
NAC Breda Umbro Sunweb
NEC Nike Jiba
PSV Nike Philips
Roda JC Umbro Aevitae
Sparta Rotterdam Kelme Graydon
FC Twente Umbro Arke
FC Utrecht Puma Phanos
Vitesse Legea AFAB
VVV Venlo Erima Seacon Logistics
Willem II Masita Interpolis

References[edit]

  1. ^ An expansion of the stadium started in January 2008 and increased capacity to 24,000