FC Volendam

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FC Volendam
Logo FC Volendam.png
Full nameFootball Club Volendam
Nickname(s)Palingboeren, Wijdbroeken, Het Andere Oranje, Het Nieuwe Oranje
(The Other Oranje)
Founded1 June 1977; 43 years ago (1977-06-01)
GroundKras Stadion
ChairmanPiet Kemper
ManagerWim Jonk
LeagueEerste Divisie
2018–19Eerste Divisie, 16th
WebsiteClub 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 its promotion from the Eerste divisie and relegation from the Eredivisie it is one of the most famous 'Yo-Yo teams' in the Netherlands.

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 1 February 2020[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 Nordin Bakker
Netherlands GK Barry Lauwers
Netherlands GK Mitchel Michaelis
Netherlands GK Joey Roggeveen

Netherlands DF Mohamed Betti
Netherlands DF Mike Eerdhuijzen
Netherlands DF Noah Fadiga
Netherlands DF Brian Plat
Netherlands DF Gijs Smal
Netherlands DF Marco Tol
Netherlands DF Micky van de Ven

Belgium MF Franco Antonucci (on loan from AS Monaco)
Netherlands MF Samir Ben Sallam
Curaçao MF Boy Deul
No. Position Player
Netherlands MF Alex Plat
Netherlands MF Nick Runderkamp
Netherlands MF Kevin Visser (captain)
Netherlands MF Gerry Vlak
Netherlands MF Jari Vlak

Netherlands FW Youssef Blel
Netherlands FW Nick Doodeman
Netherlands FW Jelle Duin (on loan from AZ)
Morocco FW Zakaria El Azzouzi
England FW Darius Johnson
Netherlands FW Martijn Kaars
England FW Leon Maloney
England FW Derry Murkin

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
Netherlands DF Darryl Bäly ( at Telstar until 30 June 2020)

Former managers[edit]


  1. ^ "FC Volendam official website" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  2. ^ "Selectie". fcvolendam.nl. FC Volendam. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

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