SC Cambuur

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Full nameSC Cambuur
Nickname(s)The Yellow-Blues
Founded19 June 1964; 54 years ago (1964-06-19)
GroundCambuur Stadion
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
ChairmanYpe Smid
ManagerRené Hake
LeagueEerste Divisie
2017–18Eerste Divisie, 8th
Current season

SC Cambuur (Dutch pronunciation: [ɛsˈseː ˈkɑmbyːr]) is a Dutch football club from the city of Leeuwarden formed on 19 June 1964, that plays in the Eerste Divisie, the second tier of Dutch football, after being relegated in May 2016 from the Eredivisie. The home ground of the club is the 10,000-capacity Cambuur Stadion. The club usually plays in yellow shirts and blue shorts. The origin of the club's emblem is the coat of arms of the House of Cammingha, a Frisian noble family.


Founded in 1964, Cambuur has played a total of seven seasons in the top-flight Eredivisie. In the 1980s and 1990s, the club was a regular contender in the Eerste Divisie playoffs. Cambuur won the Eerste Divisie title in 1992 and gained promotion to the Eredivisie, but was relegated two seasons later in 1994. In 1998, the club was promoted again to the Eredivisie, but again was relegated after just two years in the top-flight in 2000. Troubled times followed which brought the "folk club" close to bankruptcy in 2005. The rebuilding started in 2006 and since 2010, the club has been in a relatively stable financial condition.

In 2009, the club almost won the playoff against Eredivisie side Roda JC, only losing on penalties. In 2010, the club came in second, again just narrowly missing promotion. Cambuur welcomed during these play-offs more than 40,000 spectators in just two weeks. Another estimated 7,000 fans watched the final play-off match against Roda on a large screen in the city centre of the city of Leeuwarden. More than 1.4 million people watched the final play-off match on television, which appeared to be another record for a play-off promotion match in the Netherlands. In total, more than 4.5 million people watched the play-off matches between Cambuur, PEC Zwolle and Roda JC on television that year.

Cambuur won the Eerste Divisie championship in the 2012–13 season, awarding the club promotion to the Eredivisie for the 2013–14 season. On 1 May 2016, Cambuur were relegated to the Eerste Divisie after losing 6–2 away to PSV.


Cambuur has a group of ultras, known as the M.I.-Side, who stand on the north and south stands at the Cambuur Stadion. The name derives from the street names in which the stands are built: M stands for Marathonstraat and I for Insulindestraat. Most of the hardcore fans of Cambuur are sitting close to the stand of the away fans on the northern side of the stadium. They are among the most notorious in the Netherlands. In the 2009–10 season, the average attendance was 8,600 fans per game, and more than 6,500 season tickets were sold. That was a new record for Cambuur, as these numbers were achieved while the club was in the second division but even higher than when it played in the Eredivisie. In the 2009–10 season, the club sold out six regular season matches with 10,000 fans per game, another milestone for the Leeuwarden-based club. Never before in the second division it had sold out that many regular season matches.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2018

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 Xavier Mous
2 Netherlands DF Jordy van Deelen
3 Cameroon DF Emmanuel Mbende
4 Netherlands DF Matthew Steenvoorden
5 Japan DF Sai van Wermeskerken
6 Germany MF Kevin Schindler
7 Netherlands FW Issa Kallon
8 Belgium MF Mathias Schils
9 Netherlands FW Nigel Robertha
10 Netherlands MF Kevin Jansen
11 Netherlands FW Justin Mathieu
12 Netherlands GK Pieter Bos
14 Netherlands DF Robert van Koesveld
16 Netherlands MF Daan Boerlage
No. Position Player
17 Netherlands FW Tyrone Conraad
18 Netherlands MF Julian Calor
19 Switzerland FW Karim Rossi
20 France MF Robin Maulun
21 Netherlands DF Robbert Schilder (captain)
22 Latvia MF Andrejs Cigaņiks
23 Netherlands DF Omar el Baad
24 France DF David Sambissa
25 Netherlands DF Cody Claver
28 Netherlands MF Rutger Etten
29 Netherlands FW Kevin van Kippersluis
31 Netherlands DF Nino van den Beemt
42 Netherlands GK Martijn Bijdevier

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player


Recent history[edit]

Eerste DivisieEredivisieEerste DivisieEredivisieEerste DivisieEredivisieEerste Divisie

Below is a table with Cambuur's domestic results since the introduction of professional football in 1956.


Notable former players[edit]

The players below had senior international cap(s) for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed represented their countries while playing for SC Cambuur.

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