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; 76 years ago (1940-08-26)
Ground Mandemakers Stadion
Ground Capacity 7,500
Chairman Remco Oversier
Manager Peter van den Berg
League Eerste Divisie
2016–17 Eerste Divisie, 10th
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 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 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 9 March 2017

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2016

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

No. Position Player'
1 New Zealand GK Tamati Williams
2 Netherlands DF Gigli Ndefe
3 Netherlands DF Nando Wormgoor
4 Netherlands DF Serginho Greene
5 Netherlands DF Mark Engberink
6 Netherlands MF Steef Nieuwendaal (captain)
7 Netherlands FW Moussa Sanoh
8 Netherlands MF Roel van de Sande
9 Netherlands FW Johan Voskamp
10 Scotland MF Kenny Anderson
11 Netherlands FW Pieter Langedijk
12 Netherlands DF Ingo van Weert
14 Netherlands FW Fred Benson
15 Curaçao FW Irvingly van Eijma
16 Netherlands GK Etienne Vaessen
17 Netherlands DF Collin Seedorf
No. Position Player
18 Netherlands MF Philippe van Arnhem
19 Netherlands FW Rob van Sonsbeek
20 Netherlands MF Noël de Graauw
21 Belgium DF Mohamed Mezghrani
22 Netherlands MF Mark Sifneos
23 Netherlands MF Daan Rienstra
24 Netherlands GK Martijn Bijdevier
25 Netherlands FW Jan Verduijn
26 Netherlands DF Vlatko Lazić
27 Netherlands FW Yesin Ben Mohamadi
28 Netherlands FW Robby Ndefe
29 Netherlands MF Anass Najah
30 Netherlands DF Dwayne Green
43 Netherlands MF Evander Sno
99 Netherlands FW Maurits de Baar


Former managers[edit]

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