2016–17 KNVB Cup

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2016–17 KNVB Cup
Country  Netherlands
Dates September 6, 2016 - April 30, 2017
Championship venue De Kuip, Rotterdam
Teams 64
(103 including preliminaries)
Champions Vitesse
Runners-up AZ
Championship match score 2–0
Matches played 63
Goals scored 152 (2.41 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Lewis Baker
(5 goals)

The 2016–17 KNVB Cup was the 99th season of the annual Dutch national football cup competition. It started on September 20, 2016 with the first of six rounds and ended on April 30, 2017 with the final played at De Kuip in Rotterdam.

This edition is notable for several unicums, which includes holding the first ever test in an official match of a top tier-domestic competition of the Video assistant referee-system.[1] Anouar Kali holds the distinction of becoming the first ever player to receive a red card after an intervention from the video referee in the first round-game between Ajax and his team Willem II.[2]

The defending champions were Feyenoord from the Eredivisie, after beating FC Utrecht 2–1 in the final in the previous season on April 24, 2016.

The winner will automatically qualify for the group stage of the 2017-18 edition of the UEFA Europa League. The winner will also participate in the 2017 edition of the Johan Cruyff Shield, the Dutch Supercup match at the start of next season between the Cup winner and the champions of the Eredivisie, Feyenoord.

Vitesse defeated AZ by 2-0 in the final to win its first ever major trophy in the 124-year history of the club.[3]

Calendar[edit]

Round Date
First preliminary round 17 August 2016
Second preliminary round 24 August 2016
First round 20–22 September 2016
Second round 25–27 October 2016
Round of 16 13–15 December 2016
Quarter-finals 24–26 January 2017
Semi-finals 1 and 2 March 2017
Final 30 April 2017

First round[edit]

The draw of the first round was done on 27 August 2016.[4] 64 teams participated and played on 20, 21 or 22 September 2016.[5]

Second round[edit]

The draw of the first round was done on 22 September 2016. 32 teams participated and matches were played on 25, 26 and 27 October 2016.[6]

The lowest ranked team left was Jodan Boys from the fifth tier of Dutch football.

Third round[edit]

The third round draw was held on 27 October 2016. 16 teams participated and the matches were played on 13, 14, and 15 December 2016.[7]

The lowest ranked team left was Jodan Boys from the fifth tier of Dutch football.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-final draw was held on 15 December 2016. 8 teams participated and the matches were played on 24, 25, and 26 January 2017.

The lowest ranked team left were FC Volendam and SC Cambuur from the second tier of Dutch football.

Semi-finals[edit]

The 4 winners from the previous round progress to this stage. Cupholders Feyenoord were eliminated in the previous round and therefore no longer active in the competition.

The draw was held on 26 January 2017. Matches were played on 1 and 2 March 2017. The lowest ranked team left was SC Cambuur from the second tier of Dutch football.

Final[edit]

The two winners from the previous round progressed to this stage. The winner of the semi-final match between AZ and SC Cambuur was marked as the 'home' team in the final, as that was the first match to be drawn at the draw for the semi-finals. The final took place on April 30, 2017 at De Kuip in Rotterdam.

Details[edit]

AZ 0–2 Vitesse
Report Van Wolfswinkel Goal 81'88'
Attendance: 46,105
Referee: Danny Makkelie [8]
AZ
Vitesse
GK 24 Netherlands Tim Krul
RB 17 Norway Jonas Svensson
CB 3 Netherlands Rens van Eijden Substituted off 83'
CB 4 Netherlands Ron Vlaar (c)
LB 5 Netherlands Ridgeciano Haps
CM 30 Belgium Stijn Wuytens
CM 23 Netherlands Derrick Luckassen YC 77'
AM 8 Netherlands Joris van Overeem Substituted off 67'
RW 7 Iran Alireza Jahanbakhsh
LW 19 Netherlands Dabney dos Santos Substituted off 79'
ST 9 Netherlands Wout Weghorst
Substitutes:
GK 1 Uruguay Sergio Rochet
DF 12 Netherlands Pantelis Hatzidiakos
DF 2 Sweden Mattias Johansson
DF 22 Netherlands Thomas Ouwejan
MF 18 Netherlands Iliass Bel Hassani Substituted in 79'
MF 6 Netherlands Ben Rienstra
MF 20 Netherlands Mats Seuntjens Substituted in 67'
FW 28 Nigeria Fred Friday Substituted in 83'
FW 29 Trinidad and Tobago Levi Garcia
FW 11 Sweden Muamer Tankovic
Manager:
Netherlands John van den Brom
GK 1 Curaçao Eloy Room
RB 5 Netherlands Kelvin Leerdam Substituted off 88'
CB 19 United States Matt Miazga
CB 37 Georgia (country) Guram Kashia (c)
LB 6 Netherlands Arnold Kruiswijk
CM 18 Zimbabwe Marvelous Nakamba
CM 34 England Lewis Baker
AM 25 Netherlands Navarone Foor Substituted off 90+1'
RW 7 Kosovo Milot Rashica
CF 13 Netherlands Ricky van Wolfswinkel YC 77'
LW 11 Brazil Nathan Substituted off 73'
Substitutes:
GK 24 Netherlands Jeroen Houwen
GK 23 Denmark Michael Tørnes
DF 28 Netherlands Alexander Büttner
DF 17 Netherlands Kevin Diks Substituted in 88'
DF 43 Netherlands Lassana Faye
DF 3 Netherlands Maikel van der Werff Substituted in 90+1'
MF 8 England Mukhtar Ali
MF 30 Russia Arshak Koryan
FW 10 Morocco Adnane Tighadouini Substituted in 73'
FW 9 China Yuning Zhang
FW 16 Netherlands Mitchell van Bergen
Manager:
Netherlands Henk Fräser

Assistant referees:[9]
Mario Diks
Hessel Steegstra
Fourth official:[9]
Jochem Kamphuis
Video referee:[9]
Pol van Boekel

Match rules[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.knvb.nl/nieuws/themas/arbitrage-20/20454/videoscheidsrechter-debuteert-knvb-bekertoernooi
  2. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/22/sport/anouar-kali-willem-ii-ajax-sent-off-video-referee/
  3. ^ https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/04/30/vitesse-voor-de-eerste-keer-winnaar-knvb-beker-a1556587
  4. ^ "Loting 1e ronde KNVB Beker verricht | knvb". Knvb.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-09-12. 
  6. ^ "Rotterdamse derby in 2e ronde KNVB Beker | knvb". Knvb.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-30. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  8. ^ http://refereesfifa.blogspot.fr/2017/04/netherlands-2017-knvb-cup-final.html
  9. ^ a b c "Danny Makkelie fluit finale KNVB Beker" [Danny Makkelie to officiate the KNVB Cup Final]. KNVB.nl (in Dutch). Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "reglement-voor-het-toernooi-om-de-knvb-beker-seizoen-2016-17" [Regulations for the KNVB Cup-tournament for the 2016-17 season] (PDF). KNVB.nl (in Dutch). Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond. p. 21. Retrieved 16 August 2016.