De Graafschap

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De Graafschap
Degraafschap.png
Full name Vereniging Betaald Voetbal
De Graafschap
Nickname(s) Superboeren (Super Farmers)
Founded February 1, 1954; 61 years ago (1954-02-01)
Ground De Vijverberg
Doetinchem
Ground Capacity 12.600
Chairman Hans Veldhorst
Manager Jan Vreman
League Eredivisie
2014–15 Eerste Divisie, 6th (promoted by play-offs)

De Graafschap (Dutch pronunciation: [də ˈɣraːfsxɑp]) is a professional football club from Doetinchem, The Netherlands.

It was formed on 1 February 1954 and they play their home games at the De Vijverberg stadium. The stadium was opened on 12 August 2000 and stands on the site of the club's old pitch. The name of the club means "The County" in Dutch although they are nicknamed the Superboeren ("Super Farmers" or "Ham Sandwiches").

While not a large club by European club football standards, the club has remained a semi-permanent fixture in the Dutch Eredivisie (top league); although to date it has never won any silverware of importance. It also has a large stadium and a large fan base when compared to many other Dutch teams, particularly those in the Eerste Divisie. They have a fierce rivalry with Vitesse Arnhem.

History[edit]

In 1995, their first season back in the top flight, De Graafschap lost out in the play-offs and were relegated from the Eredivisie. In 2003, it was defeated again in the playoffs, this time as a promotion candidate.

They were crowned champions of the Eerste Divisie for the 2009–10 season. At the end of the 2011–12 season, De Graafschap were again relegated from the Eredivisie.[1] They finished 6th in the 2014/15 Eerste Divisie, but won promotion to the top tier after beating Volendam in the promotion/relegation play-offs.[2]

Their colors are blue and white hooped shirts with white shorts and blue socks.

Honours[edit]

  • Promoted to Eredivisie
    • Promotion: 1973, 1981, 1995, 2004, 2010, 2015

Results[edit]

Eredivisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie Eerste Divisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie

Season League Rank Games Points GF GA Manager Top Scorer Goals
1999-00 Eredivisie 14 34 33 41 60 England Rob McDonald Netherlands Eric Viscaal
10
2000–01 Eredivisie 15 34 31 44 66 Netherlands Jurrie Koolhof Netherlands Marino Promes
8
2001–02 Eredivisie 14 34 37 43 55 Netherlands Jurrie Koolhof Netherlands Martijn Meerdink
10
2002–03 Eredivisie 18 34 23 35 84 Netherlands Peter Bosz Netherlands Hans van de Haar
11
2003–04 Eerste divisie 6 36 64 63 43 Netherlands Frans Adelaar Netherlands Jhon van Beukering / Netherlands Hilmi Mihci
9
2004–05 Eredivisie 17 34 23 32 78 Netherlands Gert Kruys / Netherlands Andries Ulderink Netherlands Jhon van Beukering
9
2005–06 Eerste divisie 5 38 62 63 51 Netherlands Jan de Jonge Netherlands Donny de Groot
13
2006–07 Eerste divisie 1 38 83 88 41 Netherlands Jan de Jonge Netherlands Berry Powel
29
2007–08 Eredivisie 16 34 30 33 64 Netherlands Jan de Jonge Netherlands Donny de Groot
8
2008–09 Eredivisie 17 34 30 24 58 Netherlands Henk van Stee / Bosnia and Herzegovina Darije Kalezić Netherlands Jason Oost / Israel Ben Sahar
5
2009–10 Eerste divisie 1 38 81 85 34 Bosnia and Herzegovina Darije Kalezić Argentina Hugo Bargas
16
2010–11 Eredivisie 14 34 38 31 56 Bosnia and Herzegovina Darije Kalezić Netherlands Rydell Poepon
12
2011–12 Eredivisie 17 34 24 36 74 Netherlands Andries Ulderink / Netherlands Richard Roelofsen Netherlands Michael de Leeuw
10
2012–13 Eerste divisie 8 30 45 57 41 Netherlands Pieter Huistra Netherlands Anco Jansen
21
2013–14 Eerste divisie 7 38 58 67 48 Netherlands Pieter Huistra / Scotland Jimmy Calderwood / Netherlands Jan Vreman Poland Piotr Parzyszek
16
2014–15 Eerste divisie 6 38 61 73 49 Netherlands Jan Vreman Netherlands Jerry van Ewijk / Netherlands Vincent Vermeij
18

Below is a table with De Graafschap's domestic results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

Current squad[edit]

As of 23 June 2015

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2015

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 Hidde Jurjus
2 Netherlands DF Thijs Bouma
3 Netherlands DF Robin Pröpper
4 Netherlands DF Ted van de Pavert (captain)
5 Netherlands DF Jeroen Tesselaar
6 Netherlands MF Lion Kaak
7 Netherlands MF Alexander Bannink
8 Belgium MF Karim Tarfi
9 Netherlands FW Vincent Vermeij
10 Netherlands MF Dean Koolhof
11 Netherlands FW Erik Quekel
12 Netherlands DF Bart Straalman
14 Netherlands MF Bryan Smeets
15 England MF Andrew Driver
16 Netherlands GK Jasper Heusinkveld
17 Belgium FW Nathan Kabasele (on loan from Anderlecht)
No. Position Player
18 Netherlands DF Tim Linthorst
19 Netherlands DF Nathaniël Will
20 Netherlands MF Youssef El Jebi
21 Netherlands MF Jeroen Meurs
22 Netherlands FW Cas Peters
23 Hungary FW Kristopher Vida
24 Netherlands DF Jan Lammers
25 Netherlands DF Tolgahan Çiçek
27 Netherlands FW Shant Bedrosian
28 Netherlands MF Mart de Jong
29 Netherlands MF Tom Menting
30 Netherlands DF Mart Raterink
31 Netherlands MF Tom Klein Kranenberg
36 Netherlands MF Osama Ben Kaddour
41 Netherlands GK Eric Verstappen

Former managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Graafschap gedegradeerd – NOS (Dutch)
  2. ^ De Graafschap terug in eredivisie – Telegraaf (Dutch)

External links[edit]