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|Nickname(s)||De Rooien (The Reds)|
De Vogels (The Birds)
|Founded||6 June 1932|
|Ground||Sportpark De Westmaat|
|Chairman||Frank van den Bos|
|2017–18||Tweede Divisie, 9th|
IJsselmeervogels (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌɛi̯səlˈmeːrˌvoːɣəls]) is a Dutch amateur football club. With seven national amateur titles IJsselmeervogels is the most successful amateur club in the Netherlands. The Red-whites come from Bunschoten – Spakenburg, in the Dutch province Utrecht, at the border of the former IJsselmeer (water). On the rankings of all time, as far as the number of points scored in games on the highest amateur level in Saturday league football, since introducing in 1970 it was first named First Class (Eerste Klasse) and later Head Class (Hoofdklasse) IJsselmeervogels is placed first on the ranking. These days, IJsselmeervogels plays in the highest amateur league (Tweede Divisie).
- 1 History
- 2 Current squad
- 3 Derby IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg
- 4 Honors
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The club was formed in 1932 and in the early days, the club had a number of different names such as VVIJV, V.V. IJsselmeer and n.a.s. (Na Arbeid Sport) (Sport after Labour) and soon the club colors of IJsselmeervogels were red and white. The kit consists of a white shirt with deep red course (such as Ajax) and a red suit. The stockings were initially red with a white band, but the last years, these more or less silently passed on to totally white.
In the first years IJsselmeervogels played in a regional bond in Utrecht, but over time the club always played in the highest possible class in the district. And not without success; nearly every year they played for the title with fellow townsclub SV Spakenburg and region clubs like HSV De Zuidvogels and SV Huizen. IJsselmeervogels took various titles and cups and on several occasions in the 1950s and 1960s they managed the Championship. After the sixties, the KNVB made a national amateur competition, the First Class (Eerste Klasse). Placement was harder than expected but after a play-off with VRC and VV Rijsoord IJsselmeervogels qualified.
Fellow townsclub and rival SV Spakenburg did also qualify for the First Class. At that time IJsselmeervogels moved to the same complex as Spakenburg and since then only the canteens, a fence and some trees separate both clubs. The second year that IJsselmeervogels participated in the new class (season 71/72) the club became champion just like in 72/73.
1975: Sports team of the year
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National fame was formed in the 1974/75 season. IJsselmeervogels had qualified for the Dutch national Cup, the KNVB Cup. SV Limburgia and SC Amersfoort (the former professional club from the near large city) were defeated 1–0 and 4–1. FC Groningen was at that time leader of the first division, the opponent IJsselmeervogels won the match 2–1 and reached the quarter finals.
In March 1975, IJsselmeervogels went to Alkmaar to play against AZ (number 5 in the Premier Division 1974/75) with players like Kees Kist and Hugo Hovenkamp. Jan Vedder and Jaan de Graaf then put the then-unpaid amateurs on a 0–2 lead, after which AZ came back to 2–2. In the extra game time there were no more goals. The match had to be decided on penalty kicks. Thanks to some saves of goalkeeper Jos de Feyter, IJsselmeervogels reached the semi-finals.
Singer Peter Koelewijn of 'Peter en zijn Rockets' composed a gramophone record for IJsselmeervogels that was sung by the players of IJsselmeervogels: Vogels van het IJsselmeer (Birds of the IJsselmeer) "Alle Vogels vliegen" ("All Birds fly"). This victory is considered the most historic days in club history and was celebrated in the village. In the semi finals, in the Deventer Adelaarshorst, FC Twente proved to be far too strong, 6–0. Due to excellent performances, IJsselmeervogels received the predicate 'Dutch Sports team of the year' at the end of the season. IJsselmeervogels is the only amateur club that has received this title.
In the rest of the 1970s and 1980s IJsselmeervogels were crowned champions for a few times. In 1976, 1977 and 1983, with teams which came largely from the own village, IJsselmeervogels won three national titles. At the end of the 1980s, the club had a bad time. The club doubted to play with players from their own town or get players from other parts of the country. There was a change in policy about 1988. From this period IJsselmeervogels was starting to pay the players, as other amateur clubs already did. Before that moment the footballers played unpaid. As yet unsuccessful, this earned a seven-year period. This period also knew some supporters rioting.
In the mid-1990s the Board decided to appoint Erik Assink as trainer. He got a team with some young home grown players supplemented by a few veteran. In 1995, IJsselmeervogels won all amateur titles on the Dutch fields. The largely intact squad also won the Saturday titles in 1998 and 1999. After that the team slowly switched to a new team. It lasted several years.
From 2003 the performance where getting better, because of attracting five players by then-champion and also nearly bankrupt SV Huizen. With Philip den Haan as their new trainer the results got better and better and lead to the championship. In the battle for the championship for all the clubs on Saturday. ASWH (total champion) and Excelsior '31 were too strong.
In the season 2005–2006, for the fifth time in its history overall amateur champion. Under the guidance of trainer Willem Leushuis conquered the amateur title again, with IJsselmeervogels competitors ASWH, VV SHO and GVVV were kept at a distance. Dogan Corneille, the former Pro and leader at the midfield of IJsselmeervogels, could well send the team by his experience, and let his fellow players play better football. Spakenburgse first team players are currently left back Henri de Graaf and right-back Jan Pieter Hartog. After winning the league title IJsselmeervogels had to compete with ONS Sneek and Rijnsburgse Boys. In this competition IJsselmeervogels wins the title with a minimal difference. Mainly Rijnsburgse Boys could match with IJsselmeervogels. Eventually the previously taken penalty shootout make the difference and gives IJsselmeervogels its thirteenth Saturday title. The overall amateur title went between Turkiyemspor and IJsselmeervogels. On Saturday the 10th June 2006 IJsselmeervogels lost by 1–2. The deciding game on June 17, 2006, was won by ijsselmeervogels by 0–3 at the field of Turkiyemspor. IJsselmeervogels is again the best amateurclub in the Netherlands, after 11 years. After the successes a few players were picket up by some professional clubs. Kwong-Wah Steinrath (top scorer) is picked up by Haarlem and defender Stanley Tailor left IJsselmeervogels for FC Emmen. Most notable transfer was left winger Gijs van Manen who mostly sat on the bench a year before at SDV Barneveld. He went on to play in the reserves of FC Utrecht.
In 2006–2007 IJsselmeervogels again had a pretty good selection. Dogan Corneille, who was so important for the team the previous season, is replaced by Kevin Winter and his brother Jeffrey Winter replaced Steinraht as a striker. He scored no less than 26 goals in 25 League matches. In mid-November trainer Willem Leushuis announced his sudden retirement, he had received an offer from Kuwait who was not to refuse. His successor, Cees Lok, came at the right time. His first League game was against rival Spakenburg (1–2 win). Later in the season, in February, the new all seated covered stand, which seats up to 1,050 spectators, was opened and on 21 April 2007 IJsselmeervogels won the league title for the third time in a row at home. Neighbour Spakenburg was too weak for IJsselmeervogels that day. which by a goal by Dennis van der Steen (penalty) and Jeffrey Winter won the match, 2–1. Also the Saturday title was a prey for IJsselmeervogels. With great display of power the first 2 games against Rijnsburgse Boys and HHC Hardenberg were won, after which IJsselmeervogels in her third game had enough to a point for the title. Eventually they did this by winning, 2–1. The overall amateur title didn't go to IJsselmeervogels. At the Westmaat IJsselmeervogels and SV Argon tied, 1–1. At Meidrecht IJsselmeervogels lost to Argon by 4–3 in extra time.
The season 2007/2008 went a lot less. The selection looks stronger at the front but has dropped some quality at midfield. Kwong-Wah Steinraht and Gijs van Manen returned after a one-year adventure from HFC Haarlem and FC Utrecht and Joost Kuhlmann and Bryan Simons (both Rijnsburgse Boys) came. IJsselmeervogels also picked up Mattheus Hoop and Philip van der Kolk as new keepers and got Frits van Putten as a replacement of Kevin Winter, who returned to FC Lisse. Also left are Dogan Corneille (BVV Barendrecht), Jaap de Feijter (Veensche Boys), Tom Gesgarz (DOVO), Alexander de Jong, Paul Verboom, Sjoerd van der Waal (all ASWH) and Erwin Schouten (VV Nunspeet). On August 15, 2007, it was announced that coach Cees Lok made an immediate switch to FC Twente. He will join the technical staff and mainly deal with young FC Twente. As a replacement the experienced Harry van den Ham signed for a year. On September 22, 2007, a record from the 1970s was equalled. IJsselmeervogels was undefeated for 29 League matches after beating Bennekom. The last time IJsselmeervogels lost at home in a season was on April 2, 2005, against SV Deltasport from Vlaardingen. On 24 December, Harry van den Ham was fired and some days later Roy Wesseling was published as the new coach. IJsselmeervogels eventually ended in a disappointing fifth position with twelve victories, six draws played and eight lost games.
Season 2008/2009 resulted in the thirtieth league title for IJsselmeervogels. With an almost completely new team including a number of former professional players, led by Roy Wesseling, IJsselmeervogels dominated the Saturday Hoofdklasse B from the first round. The reds were on top of the league from beginning until the end. Eventually, the title was won in the away match against SV geinoord which after that match relegated to the First Class (Eerste Klasse). The Saturday amateur Championship was less successful for IJsselmeervogels. In a competition with Rijnsburgse Boys and Harkemase Boys, IJsselmeervogels turned out to be the second best.
In the first half of the season 2009/2010 the results were a lot less. Some players and coach Roy Wesseling didn't have that click anymore. Thereby the board of IJsselmeervogels fired Wesseling on December 22, 2009. His successor was officially published on 29 December: Jan Zoutman. Under the lead of Jan Zoutman the performance went up drastically and in the second half of the season IJsselmeervogels just dropped points one game. On Saturday 8 May IJsselmeervogels became league champion for the 31st time and celebrated the 50th championship in the history of IJsselmeervogels. Three weeks later, IJsselmeervogels won the overall Saturday title for the 15th time and after that the club won the 6th national amateur title by beating VV Gemert twice (0–1 and 4–0).
Supporters club NAS
In the summer of 2008 Supporters club NAS was established. NAS stands for Na Arbeid Sport (Sport After Labour), which was a former name of IJsselmeervogels. The Supporters club has over 500 members. NAS provides atmosphere around matches of IJsselmeervogels. NAS also arranges dart evenings, parties and all sorts of other activities.
IJsselmeervogels got their first prize of the season by winning the Super Cup against VV Dongen, winner of the national KNVB Cup for amateurs. For the second time in the history of IJsselmeervogels the Super Cup for amateurs was won. In the first year of the Top Class Saturday (Topklasse Zaterdag) on 7 May 2011 the title is won with a 5–0 victory over SC Genemuiden. Three weeks later IJsselmeervogels is crowned as national amateur champion of the Netherlands for the seventh time in history. FC Oss (that uses her right to promote straight to the First Division (Jupiler League) is twice defeated by 2–0.
Season 2011/2012 starts with a match against KNVB Cup winner Achilles '29 from Groesbeek. On Sportpark De Westmaat IJsselmeervogels lost 1–2. At the end of the season Achilles '29 was also Dutch champion by defeating Saturday champion SV Spakenburg. IJsselmeervogels ended the competition at a disappointing sixth place.
The season 2012/2013 had a bad start. Coach Jan Zoutman received a red card in the opening match against CVV de Jodan Boys (2–1 defeat) because he knocked down a linesman. Zoutman was later suspended for three months. Despite the poor results, the contract of Zoutman in was renewed by a year in December. Through bad results after the winter holliday, the board of IJsselmeervogels decided to end the contract of Jan Zoutman, with five matches to go. Three days after this decision IJsselmeervogels appointed Gert Kruys as their new head coach. In the season 2013/2014 Kruys will have the lead over IJsselmeervogels. Gert Kruys appoints Maikel de Harder, a local boy, as the captain of IJsselmeervogels. On Saturday the 5th of may IJsselmeervogels secures itself to stay in the Topklasse Saturday where it also played in season 2013/14. IJsselmeervogels ended the season on a, again disappointing, twelfth position.
As of 1 February 2019
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Derby IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg
IJsselmeervogels and SV Spakenburg play since they were founded on the same level. Over the years there has been an atmosphere around the derby emerged stating that they are unique in amateur football. The club of the people and the fishermen (IJsselmeervogels, also known as "The Reds") against those of the "farmers and clerks" (SV spakenburg, "the Blues"). There was a rivalry that in 1987 reached the boiling point when during the second last contest a bomb made by a supporter of IJsselmeervogels exploded. A linesman was wounded. The years that followed, they were separated until the mid-1990s. In 1999, however, the relationship between the two clubs cools considerably if Spakenburg takes two star players from the "red championship team" (Gérard van der Nooij and Pascal de Bruijn) for a lot of money asks to play for "the Blues". The affair becomes so big that the local government bans de derby for a few year. Since 2002 the peace is returned and IJsselmeervogels and Spakenburg are playing against each other again. It is estimated that the edition of 16 April 2011 was visited by almost 9,000 people. In the stands there are many crowd chants and always a great atmosphere. The media spend lots of time at the derby. Magazins like Voetbal International and Dutch Broadcasting NOS give attention to it.
Besides neighbour Spakenburg there are more big opponents for IJsselmeervogels: SV Urk, VV Sparta Nijker, VV DOVO, SV Huizen and mostly Quick Boys are clubs where lots of people come to watch. During the season 2004/05 Quick Boys, from Katwijk, was the biggest opponent. On the last matchday Quick Boys (former club of Dirk Kuyt was defeated by 3–2. 7,000 spectators were watching.
Results of the derby since 1970 (introduction First Class (Eerste Klasse))
|Season||Date||First Match||Date||Second Match|
|1972/73||September 2, 1972||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 2–1||December 2, 1972||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 2–1|
|1982/83||January 8, 1983||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 1–1||April 4, 1983||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 1–1|
|1985/86||November 16, 1985||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 1–1||May 17, 1986||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 2–2|
|1986/87||November 1, 1986||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 0–0||May 9, 1987||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 1–0|
|1989/90||September 9, 1989||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 0–0||February 24, 1990||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 2–4|
|1992/93||December 12, 1992||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 1–0||March 20, 1993||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 2–1|
|1993/94||September 25, 1993||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 1–0||March 19, 1994||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 3–1|
|1994/95||November 5, 1994||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 0–0||April 22, 1995||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 1–1|
|2002/03||September 28, 2002||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 1–2||April 12, 2003||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 3–0|
|2003/04||Oktober 25, 2003||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 0–2||March 13, 2004||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 4–1|
|2004/05||Oktober 23, 2004||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 2–3||March 12, 2005||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 1–0|
|2005/06||November 5, 2005||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 0–2||April 1, 2006||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 0–0|
|2006/07||November 11, 2006||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 1–2||April 21, 2007||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 2–1|
|2007/08||November 17, 2007||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 1–5||April 26, 2008||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 7–1|
|2008/09||December 13, 2008||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 1–3||May 9, 2009||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 1–1|
|2009/10||November 7, 2009||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 0–2||April 10 2010||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 2–3|
|2010/11||November 6, 2010||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 2–3||April 16, 2011||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 3–2|
|2011/12||October 8, 2011||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 2–2||March 24, 2012||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 2–1|
|2012/13||September 22, 2012||Spakenburg – IJsselmeervogels 2–1||March 9, 2013||IJsselmeervogels – Spakenburg 1–0|
|Matches||Won||Draw||Lost||Goals F.||Goals A.||Goal diff.|
IJsselmeervogels was founded in 1932 en became champions for the first time on June 17, 1937. The 30th titel was celebrated on the 18th of April 2009. IJsselmeervogels won against SV Geinoord. 6–1. IJsselmeervogels was champion and Geinoord relegated to First Class (Eerste Klasse).
- Dutch Derde Divisie Saturday (1×)
- Dutch Amateur champions (7×)
- 1976, 1977, 1983, 1995, 2006, 2010, 2011
- Dutch Amateur champions Saturday (From 2011 as champions Top Class Saturday (16×)
- 1954, 1955, 1956, 1964, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
- Dutch Amateur league Saturday champions (31×)
- 1937, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
- KNVB Cup Amateurs Saturday amateurs (3×)
- 1957, 1962, 1974
- Districts Cup (West 1) (5×)
- 1981, 1996, 2003, 2014, 2015
- National KNVB Cup for amateurs (1×)
- Super Cup Amateurs (2×)
- 2006, 2010
- Dutch Sportsteam of the year (1×)
Ranking IJsselmeervogels per season
|2016/2017||Third Division (Derde Divisie) Saturday||1||34||21||7||6||70||74||36||+38|
|2015/2016||Top Class (Topklasse)||12||30||8||7||15||31||34||50||−16|
|2014/2015||Top Class (Topklasse)||5||30||14||6||10||48||48||40||+8|
|2013/2014||Top Class (Topklasse)||4||30||14||8||8||50||62||43||+19|
|2012/2013||Top Class (Topklasse)||12||30||10||9||11||39||44||48||−4|
|2011/2012||Top Class (Topklasse)||6||30||15||3||12||48||67||50||+17|
|2010/2011||Top Class (Topklasse)||1||30||19||5||6||62||68||39||+29|
|2009/2010||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) B||1||26||19||3||4||60||64||18||+46|
|2008/2009||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) B||1||26||15||9||2||54||59||22||+37|
|2007/2008||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) B||5||26||12||6||8||42||53||48||+5|
|2006/2007||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) B||1||26||18||5||3||59||65||29||+36|
|2005/2006||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) B||1||26||18||3||5||57||58||25||+33|
|2004/2005||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) B||1||26||16||4||6||52||46||31||+15|
|2003/2004||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) B||2||24||17||2||5||53||53||24||+29|
|2002/2003||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) B||5||26||11||7||8||40||37||34||+3|
|2001/2002||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) B||8||26||9||9||8||36||39||35||+4|
|2000/2001||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) C||9||26||8||6||12||30||36||42||−6|
|1999/2000||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) C||6||26||13||3||10||42||39||28||+11|
|1998/1999||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) C||1||26||18||5||3||59||61||29||+32|
|1997/1998||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) C||1||26||20||4||2||64||59||12||+47|
|1996/1997||Head Class (Hoofdklasse) B||3||26||12||7||7||43||38||23||+15|
|1995/1996||First Class (Eerste klasse) A||7||26||8||9||9||33||33||40||−7||* since 1995/1996 clubs get 3 instead of 2 points a victory|
|1994/1995||First Class (Eerste klasse) C||1||26||15||9||2||39||46||18||+28|
|1993/1994||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||4||26||11||6||9||28||41||38||+3|
|1992/1993||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||7||26||12||3||11||27||42||42||+0|
|1991/1992||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||3||26||13||7||6||33||44||22||+22|
|1990/1991||First Class (Eerste klasse) A||3||26||12||9||5||33||49||32||+17|
|1989/1990||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||8||26||9||7||10||25||39||39||+0|
|1988/1989||First Class (Eerste klasse)B||5||26||11||6||9||28||44||34||+10|
|1987/1988||First Class (Eerste klasse) A||1||26||17||5||4||39||58||25||+33|
|1986/1987||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||3||26||14||6||6||34||48||26||+22|
|1985/1986||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||1||26||16||7||3||39||46||19||+27|
|1984/1985||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||4||26||11||6||9||28||44||38||+6|
|1983/1984||First Class (Eerste klasse) C||1||26||16||5||3||37||71||33||+38|
|1982/1983||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||1||26||15||10||1||40||70||41||+29|
|1981/1982||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||1||26||15||8||3||38||55||21||+34|
|1980/1981||First Class (Eerste klasse) A||5||26||11||5||10||27||31||33||−2|
|1979/1980||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||5||26||11||6||9||28||44||27||+17|
|1978/1979||First Class (Eerste klasse) A||2||26||13||7||6||33||39||23||+16|
|1977/1978||First Class (Eerste klasse) A||4||26||12||6||8||30||42||25||+17|
|1976/1977||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||1||26||16||7||3||39||68||22||+46|
|1975/1976||First Class (Eerste klasse)B||1||26||18||5||3||41||63||25||+38|
|1974/1975||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||2||26||16||5||5||37||35||16||+19|
|1973/1974||First Class (Eerste klasse)A||2||22||12||6||4||30||50||29||+21|
|1972/1973||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||1||22||16||4||2||36||49||12||+37|
|1971/1972||First Class (Eerste klasse) B||1||20||13||3||4||29||43||22||+21|
|1970/1971||First Class (Eerste klasse) A||2||18||9||6||4||24||34||22||+12|
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