Helmond Sport

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Helmond Sport
Helmond Sport logo.svg
Full name Helmond Sport
Founded July 27, 1967; 48 years ago (1967-07-27)
Ground Stadion De Braak
Ground Capacity 4,100
Chairman Philippe van Esch
Manager Jan van Dijk
League Eerste Divisie
2014–15 Eerste Divisie, 17th

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


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.


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 18 July 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
1 Netherlands GK Wouter van der Steen
2 Netherlands DF Steven Edwards
3 Netherlands DF Stephen Warmolts (on loan from SC Heerenveen)
4 Netherlands DF Jeffrey van Nuland
5 Curaçao DF Gillian Justiana
6 Netherlands MF Kevin Visser
7 Netherlands MF Mounir El Allouchi (on loan from NAC Breda)
8 Netherlands MF Roel van de Sande (captain)
9 Netherlands FW Marc Koot
10 Netherlands FW Sam Strijbosch
No. Position Player
11 Netherlands FW Stanley Elbers
12 Netherlands FW Thomas Schilders
14 Netherlands MF Colin van Gool
15 Netherlands DF Tim Rerimassie
17 Serbia DF Aleksandar Bjelica
19 Curaçao DF Maiky Fecunda
20 Netherlands DF Sven van de Kerkhof
22 Netherlands GK Jamie Watt
30 Netherlands GK Stijn van Gassel
36 Curaçao FW Charlton Vicento

Former managers[edit]

External links[edit]