RKC Waalwijk

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RKC Waalwijk
RKC Waalwijk logo.jpg
Full nameRooms Katholieke
Combinatie Waalwijk
Short nameRKC Waalwijk
FoundedAugust 26, 1940; 78 years ago (1940-08-26)
GroundMandemakers Stadion
ManagerFred Grim
LeagueEerste Divisie
2017–18Eerste Divisie, 18th
Current season

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 established as a merger 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 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. In 2016-17, they made the Eerste Divisie playoffs, losing 5-2 on aggregate to FC Emmen.


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Below is a table with RKC's domestic results since the introduction of professional football in 1984.

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 31 July 2018[1]

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

No. Position Player
Netherlands GK Bohdi Prinssen
Netherlands GK Etienne Vaessen
Netherlands GK Jordy Zielschot

Netherlands DF Henrico Drost
Curaçao DF Juriën Gaari
Netherlands DF Jan Lammers
Netherlands DF Melle Meulensteen
Netherlands DF Gigli Ndefe
Czech Republic DF Paul Quasten
Netherlands DF Ingo van Weert

Netherlands MF Nikki Baggerman
Netherlands MF Noël de Graauw
Netherlands MF Najim Haddouchi
Norway MF Emil Hansson (on loan from Feyenoord)
No. Position Player
Netherlands MF Jari Koenraat
Netherlands MF Hans Mulder
Netherlands MF Daan Rienstra
Netherlands MF Stijn Spierings
Belgium MF Anas Tahiri
Netherlands MF Kevin Vermeulen (captain)

Comoros FW Saïd Bakari
Netherlands FW Roland Bergkamp
Netherlands FW Mario Bilate
Netherlands FW Darren Maatsen
Belgium FW Dylan Seys
Netherlands FW Sylla Sow
Indonesia FW Ezra Walian (on loan from Almere City)


Former managers[edit]

See also[edit]


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External links[edit]