FC Volendam

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FC Volendam
Logo FC Volendam.png
Full name Football Club Volendam
Nickname(s) Palingboeren, Wijdbroeken, Het Andere Oranje
(The Other Oranje)
Founded 1 June 1977; 41 years ago (1977-06-01)
Ground Kras Stadion
Capacity 6,984
Chairman Henk Kras
Manager Misha Salden
League Eerste Divisie
2016–17 Eerste Divisie, 6th
Website Club website
Current season

Football Club Volendam is a Dutch football club based in Volendam, Netherlands. Founded on 1 June 1977, as a result of a split up with RKSV (founded 1920).[1] It currently plays in the Eerste Divisie, holding home games at Kras Stadion, with a 6,984-seat capacity.


Football Club Volendam was founded as Victoria on 1 June 1920 by local fishermen. By 1923, the club had already been renamed to its most famous denomination. In 1977 RKSV Volendam split up in RKSV (non-pro) en FC Volendam (pro), this situation is still actual today.

Being from the piously catholic village of Volendam, the club quickly joined the Catholic Football Association of the Netherlands. In 1935 and 1938, Volendam won that competition and, in the Second World War, was forced by the nazis to join the KNVB. In 1955, the club joined the professional football league, soon establishing its reputation as the Heen-en-weer club (the back-and-forth club) due to the many times the club was promoted and relegated throughout its history.

Throughout the years, Volendam spawned many talented players, such as Wim Jonk, Edwin Zoetebier, Arnold and Gerrie Mühren. The club also has an accomplished scouting and youth system, which spreads across many different countries.



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Domestic Results[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 January 2018[2]

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

No. Position Player
Netherlands GK Hobie Verhulst
Netherlands GK Jordi van Stappershoef
Netherlands GK Mitchel Michaelis

Netherlands DF Mohamed Betti
Netherlands DF Ties Evers
Netherlands DF Daan Klinkenberg
Netherlands DF Paul Kok
Netherlands DF Erik Schouten
Netherlands DF Ali Ulusoy
Netherlands DF Nick Zeijlmans

Morocco MF Rafik El Hamdi
Netherlands MF Kees Kwakman (Captain)
No. Position Player
Netherlands MF Dylan Mertens
Netherlands MF Nick Runderkamp
Netherlands MF Henny Schilder
Netherlands MF Joey Veerman
Netherlands MF Kevin Visser
Netherlands MF Gerry Vlak

Netherlands FW Rodney Antwi
Netherlands FW Teije ten Den
Netherlands FW Nick Doodeman
Netherlands FW Jordy Hilterman
Angola FW Luís Pedro
Netherlands FW Enzo Stroo
Netherlands FW Sylvano Comvalius (on loan from Suphanburi)

Former managers[edit]


  1. ^ FC Volendam official website (in Dutch)
  2. ^ "Selectie". fcvolendam.nl. FC Volendam. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

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