Feyenoord Basketball

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Feyenoord
Feyenoord logo
LeaguesBNXT League
Founded1954; 68 years ago (1954)
HistoryAMVJ
1954–1988
Rotterdam Basketbal
1988–2018
Feyenoord Basketbal
2018–present
ArenaTopsportcentrum Rotterdam
Capacity2,000
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
Team colorsRed, Black, White, Gold
       
Main sponsorZeeuw & Zeeuw
PresidentChiel den Dunnen
General manager
Head coachToon van Helfteren
2020–21 positionDBL, 5th of 12
Championships1 Dutch Cup
Websitewww.feyenoordbasketball.nl

Feyenoord Basketball, for sponsorship reasons known as Zeeuw & Zeeuw Feyenoord Basketball, is a Dutch professional basketball club based in Rotterdam. The team plays in the BNXT League and plays its home games at the Topsportcentrum next to De Kuip in Rotterdam. Established in 1954, it became the basketball section of the football club Feyenoord in 2018.

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 three times 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]

On 15 April 2019, accomplished head coach Toon van Helfteren signed a two-year contract to become the head coach of Feyenoord.[6]

Since the 2021–22 season, Feyenoord plays in the BNXT League, in which the national leagues of Belgium and the Netherlands have been merged.[7]

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
    • 2019–present: Zeeuw & Zeeuw Feyenoord[8]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Feyenoord roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 2 United States Collins, Anthony 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 29 – (1992-07-03)3 July 1992
PG 3 Belgium Foerts, Niels 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 24 – (1997-10-17)17 October 1997
PG 4 Netherlands Sow, Isai 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (2002-09-17)17 September 2002
PG 5 Netherlands Bruining, Mack 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 24 – (1997-07-04)4 July 1997
F 6 Netherlands Stolk, Coen 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 24 – (1997-06-26)26 June 1997
G 7 Netherlands Kusten, Lamar 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 20 – (2001-09-17)17 September 2001
SF 8 Netherlands Metz, Philip 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 19 – (2002-10-06)6 October 2002
SG 10 Netherlands dos Santos Borges, Yaell 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 20 – (2001-03-05)5 March 2001
F/C 11 Netherlands van der List, Jeroen 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 32 – (1989-12-09)9 December 1989
F 12 Netherlands Vis, Tommie 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 21 – (2000-09-16)16 September 2000
PF 15 Netherlands Wellian, Chaed 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 29 – (1992-08-27)27 August 1992
SG 23 United States Jones, CJ 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 23 – (1998-02-09)9 February 1998
F 34 Netherlands Buijs, Pieter Injured 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 19 – (2002-02-25)25 February 2002
SF 41 United States Rhodes, Jarrid 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 26 – (1995-10-15)15 October 1995
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Netherlands Gertjan van der Linden
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Netherlands Yannick Verweij
  • Netherlands Yannick Spruit Bleeker
Team manager
  • Netherlands Hesley Matroos

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

Updated: December 24, 2021

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Jeroen van der List
PF Coen Stolk Chaed Wellian
SF Jarrid Rhodes Philip Metz
SG CJ Jones Mack Bruining
PG Anthony Collins Niels Foerts Isai Sow

Notable players[edit]

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

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Individual awards[edit]

DBL Most Improved Player
DBL All-Rookie Team
  • Yasalde Pas Costa – 2007
  • Yannick Franke – 2014
  • Nigel Onuoha – 2015

Club records[edit]

Bold denotes still active with team. As of 14 April 2021:

Category Player Record
Games played Ties Theeuwkens 283
Points scored Ties Theeuwkens 1,862
Rebounds Robert Krabbendam 917
Assists Ties Theeuwkens 433
Steals Stephan van der Schoot 277
Blocks Chaz Briggs 85
Three-point field goals Ties Theeuwkens 376

Trophies[edit]

  • NBB Cup[9]
    • 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
2018–19 1 DBL 8 Quarterfinalist
Champions Runners-up Playoff berth
Season Tier League Finish Wins Losses Win% Playoffs NBB Cup Head coach
Rotterdam Basketbal
2012–13 1 DBL 10th 3 33 .083 Fourth Round
2013–14 1 DBL 9th 7 29 .194 Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 DBL 5th 8 20 .286 Lost quarterfinals (Landstede), 0–2 Armand Salomon
2015–16 1 DBL 6th 9 19 .321 Lost quarterfinals (Donar), 0–2 Armand Salomon
2016–17 1 DBL 5th 12 16 .429 Lost quarterfinals (Den Bosch), 0–2 Armand Salomon
2017–18 1 DBL 5th 15 17 .469 Won quarterfinals (Den Bosch), 3–1
Lost semifinals (Donar), 0–4
Fourth Round Armand Salomon
Feyenoord Basketball
2018–19 1 DBL 8th 9 25 .265 Lost quarterfinals (ZZ Leiden), 0–2 Quarterfinalist Richard den Os
Jan Stalman (a.i.)
2019–20 1 DBL 5th 12 10 .545 N/A[a] Quarterfinalist Toon van Helfteren
2020–21 1 DBL 5th 10 11 .476 Lost quarterfinals (Landstede Hammers, 158–180) Semifinalist Toon van Helfteren
2021–22 1 BNXT League Quarterfinalist Toon van Helfteren

Head coaches[edit]

Period Name Honours
2003–2008 Netherlands Erik Braal NBB Cup runner-up: 2006
2008–2009 United States Terence Stansbury
2009–2011 Netherlands Zlatko Jezerkic
2011–2013 Netherlands Randy Wiel
2013–2014 Netherlands Ferry Steenmetz
2014–2018 Netherlands Armand Salomon
2018–2019 Netherlands Richard den Os
2019 Netherlands Jan Stalman (interim)
2019–present Netherlands Toon van Helfteren

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rotterdam Basketbal". www.rotterdambasketbal.nl. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. 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. ^ "Van Helfteren naar Feyenoord". basketballleague.nl. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Licenties BNXT League 2021-2022 toegekend". Basketball League (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  8. ^ "ZEEUW & ZEEUW HOOFDSPONSOR IN ROTTERDAM". 1 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Landskampioenen, bekerwinnaars en competitiewinnaars" (in Dutch). J-dus.com. Retrieved 16 March 2018.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 2019–20 season was cancelled prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

External links[edit]

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