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 June 1, 1977; 39 years ago (1977-06-01)
Ground Kras Stadion
Ground Capacity 6,984
Chairman Henk Kras
Manager Robert Molenaar
League Eerste Divisie
2015–16 Eerste Divisie, 6th
Website Club home page
Current season

Football Club Volendam is a Dutch football club based in Volendam, Edam-Volendam, North Holland. Founded on June 1, 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 June 1, 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.



Eerste Divisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie Eredivisie

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 17 July 2016

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2016

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 Jermano Lo Fo Sang
Netherlands DF Paul Kok
Netherlands DF Henny Schilder
Netherlands DF Erik Schouten
Netherlands DF Nick Zeijlmans

England MF Aaron Eyoma (on loan from Arsenal)
Morocco MF Rafik El Hamdi
Netherlands MF Raoul Esseboom
Netherlands MF Kees Kwakman (Captain)
No. Position Player
Netherlands MF Nick Runderkamp
Netherlands MF Rodney Smorenberg
Netherlands MF Joey Veerman
Netherlands MF Kevin Visser
Netherlands MF Gerry Vlak

Netherlands FW Rodney Antwi
Netherlands FW Jordy Hilterman
Netherlands FW Dennis van der Heijden (on loan from ADO Den Haag)
Netherlands FW Kevin van Kippersluis
Netherlands FW Dylan Mertens
Curaçao FW Rihairo Meulens
Netherlands FW Kevin Owusu Asare
Netherlands FW Daniël van Son
Netherlands FW Bert Steltenpool
Netherlands FW Jack Tuyp

Former managers[edit]


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