Helmond Sport

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Helmond Sport
Helmond Sport logo.svg
Full nameHelmond Sport
Nickname(s)Kattenmeppers
Founded27 July 1967; 52 years ago (1967-07-27)
GroundSolarUnie Stadion
Capacity4,200
General ManagerLeon Vlemmings
ChairmanFrans Stienen
ManagerWil Boessen
LeagueEerste Divisie
2018–19Eerste Divisie, 20th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Helmond Sport is a Dutch football club, playing in the Dutch Eerste Divisie and located in Helmond, Noord-Brabant. The club was founded on June 27, 1967, as a breakaway from the local professional club Helmondia '55, which had gone bankrupt.

History[edit]

Helmond Sport started in the Tweede Divisie. After only a year, the club was promoted to the First Division, where they won the title in 1982 and were promoted to the Eredivisie. There, they would play for two seasons, before being relegated back to the Eerste Divisie. The first season back in the Eerste Divisie saw Helmond Sport reach the cup final, which was lost to FC Utrecht in injury time. Helmond Sport was close to promotion to the Eredivisie in the play-offs of the 2004–05 Eerste Divisie season. They came up 1–0 against Sparta due to a 59th minute Nyron Wau goal, but in the last 20 minutes Riga Mustapha (73') and Rachid Bouaouzan (90+1') scored 1–1 and 1–2 and Sparta was promoted instead. In the 2010–11 season Helmond finished 3rd in the Eerste Divisie but were beaten in the play-off final for promotion to the Eredivisie.

Honours[edit]

Eerste Divisie

Domestic results[edit]

Below is a table with Helmond Sport's domestic results since the introduction of professional football in 1956.

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 August, 2019[1]

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 Stijn van Gassel
2 Netherlands DF Guus Joppen
3 Netherlands DF Ferry de Regt (captain)
4 Netherlands DF Nick de Louw
5 Netherlands DF Daan Klomp (on loan from NAC Breda)
6 Belgium MF Tibeau Swinnen
7 Netherlands FW Robert Mutzers
8 Netherlands MF Orhan Džepar
9 Netherlands FW Givan Werkhoven
10 Netherlands MF Dean Koolhof
No. Position Player
12 Netherlands DF Jeroen Verkennis
14 Netherlands MF Bram Zwanen
15 Netherlands MF Sander Vereijken
16 Belgium DF Joeri Poelmans
17 Netherlands FW Juul Respen
18 Netherlands FW Diego Snepvangers (on loan from NAC Breda)
21 Netherlands GK Stefan Tielemans
23 Netherlands DF Jeffrey Neral
24 Netherlands MF Daan Ibrahim
25 Netherlands MF Kay van de Vorst

Former managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Onze Spelers". www.helmondsport.nl. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

External links[edit]