Heracles Almelo

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Heracles Almelo
Heracles Almelo logo.svg
Full nameHeracles Almelo
Founded1903; 118 years ago (1903)
GroundErve Asito, Almelo
ChairmanHans Bredewoud[1]
ManagerFrank Wormuth
2020–21Eredivisie, 9th of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Heracles Almelo is a Dutch professional football club based in Almelo, founded in 1903. The club has won the Dutch national title twice, in 1927 and 1941. Heracles won the Eerste Divisie title during the 2004–05 season, gaining promotion to the Eredivisie for the first time in 28 years. The club has remained in the top division ever since. In 2012, reached the KNVB Cup final for the first time in club history, losing to PSV in the final. The club's main rival is FC Twente.


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

Heracles finished sixth in the Eredivisie during the 2015–16 season, qualifying for the end of season European play-offs. The club first defeated FC Groningen and then FC Utrecht and thus qualified for the first time in club history for European football, starting in the third qualifying round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.[2]


Heracles Almelo currently play at the Erve Asito in Almelo. The Erve Asito was built in 1999 with a capacity 6,900, this was expanded in 2005 to hold 8,500. The pitch at the Erve Asito is artificial turf. After renovation of the stadium at the beginning of 2015–16 season, it currently holds 13,500 spectators.



Domestic results[edit]

Below is a table with Heracles Almelo's domestic results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Europa League
Portugal Arouca 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 August 2021[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Germany GER Janis Blaswich (captain)
3 DF Italy ITA Giacomo Quagliata
4 DF Germany GER Sven Sonnenberg
5 DF Germany GER Marco Rente
6 MF Germany GER Orestis Kiomourtzoglou
7 FW Turkey TUR Bilal Başaçıkoğlu
8 MF Belgium BEL Elias Sierra
9 FW Turkey TUR Sinan Bakış
10 MF Netherlands NED Rai Vloet
11 FW Denmark DEN Nikolai Laursen
12 DF Netherlands NED Ruben Roosken
13 DF Netherlands NED Mats Knoester (vice-captain)
14 MF United States USA Luca de la Torre
15 MF Belgium BEL Lucas Schoofs
16 FW Netherlands NED Kaj Sierhuis (on loan from Reims)
17 MF Hungary HUN Adrián Szőke
18 MF Belgium BEL Ismail Azzaoui
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF Netherlands NED Navajo Bakboord
20 MF Denmark DEN Kasper Lunding
22 DF Croatia CRO Mateo Leš
23 DF Belgium BEL Noah Fadiga
24 DF Germany GER Elias Oubella
25 DF Ghana GHA Robin Polley
26 GK Netherlands NED Koen Bucker
27 MF Turkey TUR Melih İbrahimoğlu
28 GK Netherlands NED Robin Jalving
30 MF Burundi BDI Mohamed Amissi
31 MF Netherlands NED Rohat Agca
34 GK Netherlands NED Alessandro Damen
37 FW Netherlands NED Delano Burgzorg

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Netherlands NED Michael Brouwer (on loan to FC Emmen until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Curaçao CUW Jeremy Cijntje (on loan to Roda JC Kerkrade until 30 June 2022)

Former managers[edit]


  1. ^ Fardau Wagenaar (1 July 2017). "Hans Bredewoud is vanaf vandaag de nieuwe voorzitter van Heracles". AD. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Sport – Het laatste nieuws uit Nederland leest u op Telegraaf.nl". Telegraaf. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  3. ^ Eerste Divisie Champions, RSSSF.com, Retrieved 7 June 2013
  4. ^ "Selectie 2017–2018". www.heracles.nl. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Delpher Kranten – Het volk : dagblad voor de arbeiderspartij 16-10-1933". kb.nl.
  6. ^ "Delpher Kranten – De Heerenveensche koerier : onafhankelijk dagblad voor Midden-Zuid-Oost-Friesland en Noord-Overijssel 10-05-1950". kb.nl.
  7. ^ "Delpher Kranten – Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 13-10-1979". kb.nl.
  8. ^ "Delpher Kranten – De waarheid 04-11-1982". kb.nl.
  9. ^ "Delpher Kranten – De Telegraaf 04-12-1987". kb.nl.
  10. ^ "Delpher Kranten – Leeuwarder courant : hoofdblad van Friesland 08-01-1988". kb.nl.
  11. ^ "SC HERACLES '74". 18 August 1988. Retrieved 17 March 2018 – via KBDK.

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