RKC Waalwijk

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RKC Waalwijk
RKC Waalwijk logo.jpg
Full name Rooms Katholieke
Combinatie Waalwijk
Short name RKC Waalwijk
Founded August 26, 1940; 75 years ago (1940-08-26)
Ground Mandemakers Stadion
Ground Capacity 7,500
Chairman Remco Oversier
Manager Peter van den Berg
League Eerste Divisie
2014–15 Eerste Divisie, 20th

RKC Waalwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌɛrkaːˈseː ˈʋaːlʋɛi̯k]) is a football club currently playing in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. Its name is derived from 'Rooms Katholieke Combinatie' ('Roman Catholic Combination' in Dutch) and was a fusion club of HEC, WVB and Hercules.


The club was formed on 26 August 1940 and used to play its home games at Sportpark Olympia. Its new stadium, the 7500 seater Mandemakers Stadion was opened in 1996 and featured the home match against Roda JC. While considered as one of the Eredivisie's smaller clubs, it nevertheless maintained its top flight status for many years. Its home colors are yellow and blue.

At the end of the 2006–07 season, RKC Waalwijk were relegated from the Eredivisie after a defeat in play-offs against VVV-Venlo.

On 3 June 2009 they were promoted to the Eredivisie division after a win in the play-offs against De Graafschap. Though, their spell didn't last long ending in the last place with only 15 points. In the season followed they would finish first in the Eerste Divisie promoting back in the top flight of Dutch football.

After another relegation at the end of the 2013-14 season, RKC Waalwijk finished 20th (last) in the 2014-15 season of Eerste Divisie. However, they didn't relegate to Topklasse (amateurs) because both of the two Topklasse champions declined promotion into professionalism.


Eerste Divisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie Eredivisie Eerste Divisie

RKC in Europe[edit]

  • Group = group game
  • 1R = first round
  • 2R = second round
  • 3R = third round
  • 1/8 = 1/8 final
Season Competition Round Country Club Score Goalscorers RKC
1989 Intertoto Cup
Group  West Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–1, 2–2
Group  Austria First Vienna FC 3–4, 2–4
Group  East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 2–0, 1–0
1989 Intertoto Cup
Group  France Caen 1–0, 0–2
Group  Denmark Lyngby BK 1–1, 0–2
Group  Germany FC Schalke 04 3–2, 4–2
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3R  England Bradford City 0–2, 0–1
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3R  Germany TSV 1860 München 1–2, 1–3

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 Netherlands GK Nils den Hartog
2 Netherlands DF Ingo van Weert
3 Netherlands DF Nando Wormgoor
4 Netherlands DF Maikel Verkoelen
5 Netherlands DF Nick Coster
6 Netherlands MF Steef Nieuwendaal (captain)
7 Netherlands FW Ismaïl Yıldırım
8 Netherlands MF Philippe van Arnhem
9 Netherlands FW Rob van Sonsbeek
10 Belgium MF Jonathan Kindermans
11 Netherlands MF Kenny Anderson
12 Netherlands FW Pieter Langedijk
13 Netherlands MF Rick Mulder
14 Netherlands FW Adnan Bajić
No. Position Player
15 Curaçao FW Rigino Cicilia (on loan from Roda JC Kerkrade)
16 Netherlands GK Etienne Vaessen
17 Netherlands DF Collin Seedorf
18 Netherlands DF Mark Engberink
19 Netherlands FW Jordy Thomassen (on loan from FC Den Bosch)
20 Netherlands DF Ron Janzen
21 Morocco MF Imad Najah
22 Netherlands DF Dylan de Braal
23 Netherlands MF Daan Rienstra
24 Netherlands GK Ralph Vos
25 Netherlands DF Vincent van Hoof
26 Netherlands DF Yoeri Sijbers
27 Netherlands FW Moussa Sanoh
28 Netherlands MF Gigli Ndefe


Former managers[edit]

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