Hoofdklasse (women)

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Hoofdklasse
Country Netherlands
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1973
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 2 (since 2008)
1 (1973-2007)
Promotion to Topklasse
Relegation to Eerste Klasse
Domestic cup(s) KNVB Women's Cup

The Hoofdklasse is the second highest league of amateur women's football in the Netherlands, and the third tier in general.

When the Hoofdklasse was created in 1973, the league was the top level league of the Netherlands, and the winner was named the national champion. After the 2006/07 season, the professional Eredivisie was established as the top level league which now plays out the championship.

There was no relegation and promotion between those two leagues.[1]

In the 2011/12 season the Hoofdklasse became a third level league, as above it the Topklasse was created. The Hoffdklasse thus is the second highest amateur league and now promotes teams to the Topklasse.

Format[edit]

From 1973 to 1994, the Hoofdklasse was Championship Playoff between regional champions. Mostly consisting of 6 regional champions that would play each other once. The winner of the group becoming the champion of the Netherlands. Since the 1994-95 season the Hoofdklasse was played nationwide as a 12 team league.

The teams play each other 2 times over the course of the season.

The last two teams get relegated into the Eerste Klasse.

Current Teams (2016-17)[edit]

Teams the play in the 2016-17 season.[2]

Team Home city Home ground Capacity
RCL Leiderdorp Sportpark de Bloemerd 2000
PEC Zwolle II Zwolle Sportpark De Marslanden 2000
VV Vooruitgang is Ons Doel Driesum Driesum Sportpark Treffers Heech 1000
SSS Klaaswaal Sportpark SSS 1000
CVV Oranje Nassau Groningen Sportpark Coendersborg 1800
VV Heerenveen Heerenveen Sportpark Skoatterwâld 3000
BE QUICK 1928 Zwolle Sportpark Ceintuurbaan 3000
VV Sterk Door Combinatie Hoornaar Sportpark SteDoCo 1700
VV IJzendijke IJzendijke Gemeentelijk Sportpark IJzendijke 2000
TER Leede II Sassenheim Sportpark De Roodemolen 3000
HTC Zwolle Zwolle Sportpark De Pelikaan 1000
Sporting 1970 Utrecht Sportpark Voordorp (Sporting 70) 1000

Hoofdklasse champions since 1973[edit]

The list of champions:[3]

  • 1973/74: VV Reutum
  • 1974/75: Osdorp Amsterdam
  • 1975/76: Blauw Wit Amsterdam
  • 1976/77: RKSV Braakhuizen
  • 1977/78: Sint Hubert
  • 1978/79: Alkmania Roelofarendsveen
  • 1979/80: RKSV Braakhuizen
  • 1980/81: RKSV Braakhuizen
  • 1981/82: Puck Deventer
  • 1982/83: RKTVC Tiel
  • 1983/84: Groote Lindt Zwihndrecht
  • 1984/85: UD Weerselo
  • 1985/86: KFC '71 Delft
  • 1986/87: RKSV Braakhuizen
  • 1987/88: RKTVC Tiel
  • 1988/89: KFC '71 Delft
  • 1989/90: Rijsoord
  • 1990/91: Den Dungen
  • 1991/92: Den Dungen
  • 1992/93: Den Dungen
  • 1993/94: Den Dungen
  • 1994/95: Den Dungen
  • 1995/96: SV Saestum
  • 1996/97: SV Saestum
  • 1997/98: SV Saestum
  • 1998/99: SV Saestum
  • 1999/00: SV Saestum
  • 2000/01: VV Ter Leede
  • 2001/02: SV Saestum
  • 2002/03: VV Ter Leede
  • 2003/04: VV Ter Leede
  • 2004/05: SV Saestum
  • 2005/06: SV Saestum
  • 2006/07: VV Ter Leede

Winners of the Hoofdklasse since 2007[edit]

The winner is no more the champion of the Netherlands. Since 2011–12 the Hoofdklasse is a third level league.

  • 2007–08: SV Saestum
  • 2008–09: Ter Leede Sassenheim
  • 2009–10: Ter Leede Sassenheim
  • 2010–11: RCL
  • 2011–12: DTS Ede and RKHVV (2 divisions)
  • 2012–13: Wartburgia and Gelre
  • 2013–14: Oranje Nassau and Saestum II
  • 2014–15: Barendrecht and VV AV Eindhoven

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eredivisie Vrousen". Eredivisievrouwenvoetbal.nl. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Summary - Hoofdklasse Women - Netherlands - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Women Soccerway". us.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Netherlands - List of Women Champions". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2010-06-27.