Heracles Almelo

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Heracles Almelo
Heracles Almelo logo.jpg
Full name Heracles Almelo
Nickname(s) Heraclieden
Founded May 3, 1903; 112 years ago (1903-05-03)
Ground Polman Stadion
Ground Capacity 13,500
Chairman Jan Smit
Manager John Stegeman
League Eredivisie
2014–15 Eredivisie, 14th
Current season

Heracles Almelo is a football club from Almelo, The Netherlands. The club has won the Dutch national title twice, in 1927 and 1941.

In the 2004–05 season, Heracles won the title in the Eerste Divisie, so that during the 2005–06 season, Heracles played in the Eredivisie, where they finished 13th. The average attendance in 2004–05 was 5,700 people. In the recent[when?] top flight seasons, this has risen to just over 8,300[citation needed] (close to the maximum capacity of 8,500).

In 2012 Heracles competed in its first Dutch cup final, which it lost to PSV in the Rotterdam Stadium De Kuip.


Heracles Almelo currently play at the Polman Stadion in Almelo. The Polman Stadion was built in 1999 with a capacity 6,900, this was expanded in 2005 to hold 8,500. The pitch at the Polman Stadion is artificial turf. Renovation of the stadium is on the way and it will be expanded to hold 12.080 supporters at the beginning of season 2015–16.


The club was founded on May 3, 1903 as Heracles, after the demigod son of Zeus. They changed their name on July 1, 1974 to SC Heracles '74 and finally settled on the current name in 1998.



Domestic results[edit]

Below is a table with Heracles Almelo'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
1 Belgium GK Bram Castro
2 Netherlands DF Tim Breukers
3 Netherlands DF Mike te Wierik
4 Netherlands DF Gino Bosz
6 Netherlands MF Bas Sibum
7 Netherlands FW Brahim Darri
8 Netherlands MF Iliass Bel Hassani
9 Netherlands FW Paul Gladon
10 Netherlands MF Thomas Bruns
11 Netherlands FW Tarik Kada
12 Netherlands DF Wout Droste
14 Netherlands MF Joey Pelupessy
15 Czech Republic FW Jaroslav Navrátil
No. Position Player
17 Croatia MF Dario Vujičević
18 Netherlands DF Ramon Zomer
19 Netherlands FW Wout Weghorst
20 Netherlands MF Peter van Ooijen
21 Germany MF Robin Gosens
22 Spain MF Gonzalo García-García (on loan from Anorthosis)
23 Netherlands MF Mark-Jan Fledderus (captain)
24 Netherlands MF Menno Heerkes
25 Netherlands GK Renze Fij
26 Netherlands MF Rick Hemmink
29 Netherlands DF Coen Gortemaker
30 Netherlands GK Michael Brouwer
31 Netherlands DF Marijn de Kler

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
5 Netherlands DF Fahd Aktaou (at FC Dordrecht until 30 June 2016)

Former managers[edit]


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