SC Cambuur

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Full nameSportclub Cambuur-Leeuwarden
Nickname(s)The Yellow-Blues
Founded19 June 1964; 57 years ago (1964-06-19)
GroundCambuur Stadion
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
ManagerHenk de Jong
2020–21Eerste Divisie, 1st of 20 (champions, promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden, also known as SC Cambuur, or simply Cambuur, (Dutch pronunciation: [ɛsˈseː ˈkɑmbyːr]) is a Dutch football club from the city of Leeuwarden formed on 19 June 1964. They currently play in the Eredivisie, the top tier of Dutch football, after winning the 2020–21 Eerste Divisie title. The home ground of the club is the 10,000-capacity Cambuur Stadion. The club usually plays in yellow shirts and blue shorts. The origin of the club's emblem is the coat of arms of the House of Cammingha, a Frisian noble family.


Founded in 1964, Cambuur has played a total of seven seasons in the top-flight Eredivisie. In the 1980s and 1990s, the club was a regular contender in the Eerste Divisie playoffs. Cambuur won the Eerste Divisie title in 1992 and gained promotion to the Eredivisie, but was relegated two seasons later in 1994. In 1998, the club was promoted again to the Eredivisie, but again was relegated after just two years in the top-flight in 2000. Troubled times followed which brought the "folk club" close to bankruptcy in 2005. The rebuilding started in 2006 and since 2010, the club has been in a relatively stable financial condition.

In 2009, the club almost won the playoff against Eredivisie side Roda JC, only losing on penalties. In 2010, the club came in second, again just narrowly missing promotion. Cambuur welcomed during these play-offs more than 40,000 spectators in just two weeks. Another estimated 7,000 fans watched the final play-off match against Roda on a large screen in the city centre of the city of Leeuwarden. More than 1.4 million people watched the final play-off match on television, which appeared to be another record for a play-off promotion match in the Netherlands. In total, more than 4.5 million people watched the play-off matches between Cambuur, PEC Zwolle and Roda JC on television that year.

Cambuur won the Eerste Divisie championship in the 2012–13 season, awarding the club promotion to the Eredivisie for the 2013–14 season. On 1 May 2016, Cambuur were relegated to the Eerste Divisie after losing 6–2 away to PSV.

Cambuur were denied promotion to the 2020–21 Eredivisie as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite being in first place of the 2019–20 Eerste Divisie.[1]


Cambuur has a group of ultras, known as the M.I.-Side, who stand on the north and south stands at the Cambuur Stadion. The name derives from the street names in which the stands are built: M stands for Marathonstraat and I for Insulindestraat. Most of the hardcore fans of Cambuur are sitting close to the stand of the away fans on the northern side of the stadium. They are among the most notorious in the Netherlands. In the 2009–10 season, the average attendance was 8,600 fans per game, and more than 6,500 season tickets were sold. That was a new record for Cambuur, as these numbers were achieved while the club was in the second division but even higher than when it played in the Eredivisie. In the 2009–10 season, the club sold out six regular season matches with 10,000 fans per game, another milestone for the Leeuwarden-based club. Never before in the second division it had sold out that many regular season matches.

Current squad[edit]

As of 13 September 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Netherlands NED Sonny Stevens (vice-captain)
2 DF Netherlands NED Jasper ter Heide
3 DF Netherlands NED Calvin Mac-Intosch
4 DF Netherlands NED Erik Schouten (captain)
5 DF Netherlands NED Doke Schmidt
6 MF Netherlands NED Mees Hoedemakers
7 FW Netherlands NED Issa Kallon
8 MF Netherlands NED Jamie Jacobs
9 FW Netherlands NED Tom Boere
10 MF Netherlands NED Mitchel Paulissen
12 GK Netherlands NED Pieter Bos
14 MF Netherlands NED Michael Breij
15 DF Netherlands NED Marco Tol
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF Netherlands NED Alex Bangura
17 MF Netherlands NED Nick Doodeman
18 DF Gabon GAB David Sambissa
19 FW Netherlands NED Sam Hendriks
20 MF France FRA Robin Maulun
21 FW Hungary HUN Tamás Kiss (on loan from Puskás)
23 DF Netherlands NED Maxim Gullit
28 FW Latvia LVA Roberts Uldriķis
30 MF Bulgaria BUL Filip Krastev (on loan from Lommel)
31 GK Netherlands NED Brett Minnema
33 DF Haiti HAI Jhondly van der Meer
40 MF Netherlands NED Stefan Deuling


Eerste Divisie

Tweede Divisie

Recent history[edit]

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Below is a table with Cambuur's domestic results since the introduction of professional football in 1956.


Notable former players[edit]

The players below had senior international cap(s) for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed represented their countries while playing for SC Cambuur.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AFWIKKELING VOETBALSEIZOEN 2019/'20 EEN FEIT". Eredivisie (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  2. ^ Cambuur strikt Keizer als hoofdtrainer – AD (in Dutch)

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