Sportclub Enschede

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SC Enschede
Full name Sportclub Enschede
Nickname(s) Sportclub
Founded June 1, 1910; 107 years ago (1910-06-01)
Ground Sportpark het Diekman
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Netherlands Albert Walda
Manager Netherlands Theo Vonk
League Eerste Klasse

Sportclub Enschede is a football club from Enschede, the Netherlands. SC Enschede was established in 1910. The club won the national championship in 1926. In 1965 SC Enschede merged with their rivals Enschedese Boys to form FC Twente (both clubs continued as non-league clubs). Currently Sportclub plays in the Eerste Klasse (5th tier in Dutch football).


Sportclub Enschede was founded on June 1, 1910. Soon the club developed in one of the leading football clubs in the Netherlands, winning the national title in 1926 and winning the Eastern League five times. When in 1956 the new Eredivisie was established (as the single highest league in the Netherlands), SC Enschede was one of the topteams with starplayers as Abe Lenstra and Helmut Rahn. In 1958 they lost after 180 (!) minutes the first and last final of the Eredivisie ever against DOS Utrecht. In 1965 they were forced due to debts to merge with their rivals Enschedese Boys to FC Twente. SC Enschede continued as non-league amateur club. Currently they play in the Eerste Klasse (the fifth tier of Dutch football).


  • Dutch National Title:
Winner (1): 1925–26
Runner-up (1): 1957–58