Feyenoord Basketball

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Feyenoord
Feyenoord logo
LeaguesDutch Basketball League
Founded1954; 65 years ago (1954)
HistoryAMVJ
1954–1988
Rotterdam Basketbal
1988–2018
Feyenoord Basketbal
2018–present
ArenaTopsportcentrum Rotterdam
Capacity1,000
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
Team colorsRed, Black, White, Gold
                   
Main sponsorForward Lease
General manager
Head coachRichard den Os
Championships1 Dutch Cup
Websitewww.rotterdambasketbal.nl//
Uniforms

Feyenoord Basketball is a Dutch professional basketball club based in Rotterdam. The team plays in the Dutch Basketball League (DBL) and plays its home games at the Topsportcentrum next to De Kuip in Rotterdam. It is the basketball section of the football club Feyenoord.

Rotterdam won their only trophy in 1985, when they won the domestic NBB Cup. The team has reached the semi-finals of the Dutch League playoffs twice in history. Until its name change to Feyenoord in 2018, the club was known as Rotterdam Basketbal.

History[edit]

The Rotterdam Challengers in an away match against the GasTerra Flames in 2010

Challenge Sports Rotterdam started in 1954 under the name AMVJ Rotterdam.[1] The first sponsor of the club was Gunco in 1988, which was their first year in the highest Dutch league. They only lasted a year and demoted to a lower division. In 1991 they returned with sponsor De Schiestreek, followed by the Rotterdam firm Idetrading in 1995. After a sponsorless year, Gunco then again returned as title sponsor in 1999. Johan Haga has made possible following a restart. This created a new name, new look, new logo and a change in the player selection.[2] In 2002, the team took the name Rotterdam Basketbal, without sponsorname. In 2007 the team was renamed to Rotterdam Challengers, but in 2010 they again took the name Rotterdam Basketbal. Starting with the 2011–2012 season, the name became Rotterdam Basketbal College, to underline the importance of the youth in the team. During the 2013–14 season, the club got a new main sponsor in Challenge Sports and the team's name was changed to Challenge Sports Rotterdam.[3]

In May 2018, Rotterdam reached the DBL semi-finals for the first time in 12 years, after upsetting Den Bosch in the quarter-finals, 1–2.[4] This month the club announced as well that it would be named Feyenoord Basketball starting with the 2018–19 season, as the team became a part of the multi-sports club of association football club Feyenoord.[5]

Names[edit]

Due to sponsorship reasons, the club has known several names:

  • 1988–1989: Gunco Rotterdam
  • 1989-1995: De Schiestreek Rotterdam
  • 1995–1999: Idétrading Rotterdam
  • 1999–2002: Gunco Rotterdam
  • 2002–2007: Rotterdam Basketbal
  • 2007–2010: Rotterdam Challengers
  • 2010–2011: Rotterdam Basketbal
  • 2011–2014: Rotterdam Basketbal College
  • 2014–2016: Challenge Sports Rotterdam
  • 2016–2018: Forward Lease Rotterdam
  • 2018–present: Feyenoord Basketball

Logos[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Feyenoord Basketbal roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 0 Netherlands Creesburg, Otmar 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
PF 4 United States Gordon, Justin (I) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
G/F 10 Netherlands Kok, Michael 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
C 1 Netherlands Krabbendam, Robert 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 32 – (1986-06-11)11 June 1986
F 6 Netherlands Stolk, Coen 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
G 3 Netherlands van Dijk, Sam 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
G 7 Italy Montaguti, Emanuele (I) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
SG 9 Netherlands Theeuwkens, Ties (C) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 34 – (1985-01-15)15 January 1985
PF 11 Netherlands van der List, Jeroen 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
F 13 Netherlands van Ravensteijn, Rens 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
PF 8 United States Setty, Trevor (I) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
PG Belgium Mwendanga, Marius (I) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Head coach

Netherlands Richard den Os

Assistant coach(es)

Netherlands René Mulder


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import player
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 14-12-2018

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Trophies[edit]

  • NBB Cup[6]
    • Winners (1): 1984–85
      • Runners-up (1): 2005–06

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason NBB Cup
1988–89 1 Eredivisie 9
1991–92 1 Eredivisie 11
1992–93 1 Eredivisie 8 Quarterfinalist
1993–94 1 Eredivisie 9
1994–95 1 Eredivisie 8
1995–96 1 Eredivisie 3 Quarterfinalist
1996–97 1 Eredivisie 6 Quarterfinalist
1997–98 1 Eredivisie 6 Quarterfinalist
1998–99 1 Eredivisie 8 Quarterfinalist
1999–00 1 Eredivisie 8 Quarterfinalist
2000–01 1 Eredivisie 5
2001–02 1 Eredivisie 10
2002–03 1 Eredivisie 9
2003–04 1 Eredivisie 9
2004–05 1 Eredivisie 4 Semifinalist
2005–06 1 Eredivisie 4 Semifinalist Runner-up
2007–08 1 Eredivisie 6 Quarterfinalist
2008–09 1 Eredivisie 10
2009–10 1 Eredivisie 10 4th round
2010–11 1 DBL 10 4th round
2011–12 1 DBL 8 Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 DBL 10 4th round
2013–14 1 DBL 9 Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 DBL 5 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 DBL 6 Quarterfinalist
2016–17 1 DBL 5 Quarterfinalist
2017–18 1 DBL 5 Semifinalist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rotterdam Basketbal". www.rotterdambasketbal.nl. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Rotterdam Basketbal is gered - Startbedrijf - uw eigen bedrijf of onderneming starten". www.startbedrijf.nl. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Challenge Sports main sponsor of Rotterdam Basketbal College". Rotterdam Basketbal College (in Dutch). January 27, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  4. ^ Rotterdam Basketbal stunt op bezoek bij Den Bosch
  5. ^ Rotterdamse sportclubs gaan in rood/wit en onder naam Feyenoord spelen
  6. ^ "Landskampioenen, bekerwinnaars en competitiewinnaars" (in Dutch). J-dus.com. Retrieved 16 March 2018.

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