SC Cambuur

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Full nameSC Cambuur
Nickname(s)The Yellow-Blues
Founded19 June 1964; 56 years ago (1964-06-19)
GroundCambuur Stadion
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
ManagerHenk de Jong
LeagueEerste Divisie
2018–19Eerste Divisie, 10th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

SC Cambuur (Dutch pronunciation: [ɛsˈseː ˈkɑmbyːr]) is a Dutch football club from the city of Leeuwarden formed on 19 June 1964, that plays in the Eerste Divisie, the second tier of Dutch football, after being relegated in May 2016 from the Eredivisie. 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 31 August, 2020

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
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 Maarten Pouwels
10 MF Netherlands NED Mitchel Paulissen
11 FW Netherlands NED Giovanni Korte
12 GK Netherlands NED Pieter Bos
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF Netherlands NED Michael Breij
15 DF Netherlands NED Kellian van der Kaap
16 DF Netherlands NED Alex Bangura
18 MF Netherlands NED Stanley Akoy
19 DF Netherlands NED Sven Nieuwpoort
20 MF France FRA Robin Maulun
21 FW Netherlands NED Robert Mühren (on loan from Zulte Waregem)
22 FW Netherlands NED Delano Ladan
24 DF France FRA David Sambissa
26 FW Netherlands NED Ragnar Oratmangoen
27 FW Curaçao CUW Jarchinio Antonia
33 GK Netherlands NED Brett Minnema


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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