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; 38 years ago (1977-06-01)
Ground Kras Stadion
Ground Capacity 6,984
Chairman Henk Kras
Manager Robert Molenaar
League Eerste Divisie
2014–15 Eerste Divisie, 5th
Website Club home page

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 and Henk Veerman. 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 1 September 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
Netherlands GK Jordi van Stappershoef
Netherlands GK Jeroen Verhoeven
Netherlands GK Hobie Verhulst
Netherlands DF Sofian Akouili
Netherlands DF Daan Klinkenberg
Netherlands DF Jermano Lo Fo Sang
Netherlands DF Gijs Luirink
Netherlands DF Denzel Prijor
Netherlands DF Henny Schilder
Netherlands DF Erik Schouten
Netherlands DF Nick Zeijlmans
Ghana MF Randy Ababio
Netherlands MF Hilal Ben Moussa
Netherlands MF Rafik El Hamdi
Netherlands MF Raoul Esseboom
Netherlands MF Ties Evers
No. Position Player
Netherlands MF Johan Keizer
Netherlands MF Kees Kwakman (captain)
Netherlands MF Nick Runderkamp
Netherlands MF Gerry Vlak
Netherlands FW Jordy Hilterman
Curaçao FW Elson Hooi (on loan from NAC Breda)
Netherlands FW Kevin van Kippersluis
Morocco FW Soufiane Laghmouchi
Netherlands FW Dylan Mertens
Netherlands FW Guyon Philips
Netherlands FW Genridge Prijor
Netherlands FW Daniël van Son
Netherlands FW Bert Steltenpool
Netherlands FW Jack Tuyp
Netherlands FW Gyliano van Velzen

Former managers[edit]


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