SVB Topklasse

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Topklasse
SVB Topklasse.png
Country Suriname Suriname
Confederation CONCACAF
Founded 1924; 91 years ago
First season 1924-25
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Surinamese Eerste Klasse
Domestic cup(s) Beker van Suriname
Suriname President's Cup
International cup(s) CFU Club Championship
CONCACAF Champions League
Current champions Inter Moengotapoe
(2015–16)
Most championships Robinhood
2016-17 Topklasse

The Topklasse is a football championship for clubs run by the Surinaamse Voetbal Bond. The Topklasse is at the top of the system of Surinamese football championships. The league currently comprises twelve teams and operates a system of promotion and relegation. Seasons run from November to June of the next year, with teams playing 22 games in the regular season.The league was known as the Hoofdklasse but became Topklasse for the season of 2016/2017 and upcoming seasons.

The competition was founded in 1924, when Suriname was still a Dutch colony.

History[edit]

At the beginning of the 20th century the NGVB (Guyaneesche Dutch Football Association) was founded. The rival Suriname Football Association was founded on October 1, 1920. There had long been animosity between the two unions, but the opening of the stadium by M. de la Fuente a reconciliation was brought about between the unions. The first club formed by the SVB, and it still occupies an important place within the Surinamese top flight, was Voorwaarts. This club recently celebrated its 90th anniversary (August 1, 2009). On January 15, 1921, Transvaal was established. Before the SVB was founded, there was already another association with the same name. It was founded in 1914. With the creation of the current SVB came a newfound momentum in the development of Surinamese football.In 2016 the Hoofdklasse was formed into Topklassse. To develop a professional league in Suriname and to get the Surinamese people to support the league and national selection, the SVB signed a deal with Telecommunications Company of Suriname Telesur on 30 September 2016. In this deal Telesur's daughter company ATV has received the rights to broadcast all Surinamese matches live. ATV will also establish a program that will provide viewers with soccer news to keep them up to date with the SVB and the football in Suriname.

Members for 2016–17[edit]

Club
City Position
in 2015–16
First season in the Hoofdklasse Number of seasons in the Hoofdklasse Hoofdklasse
titles 1
Last Hoofdklasse
title
Botopasi Paramaribo 0066th 2014–15 3 0 -
SNL Paramaribo 007Promoted - - 3 1998-99
Inter Moengotapoe Moengo 0011st 1997–98 19 8 2015–16
Jong Rambaan Lelydorp 003Promoted 2016–2017 1 0 -
Leo Victor Paramaribo 0043th 1988–89 29 5 1992–93
Nishan 42 Meerzorg 0094th 2015–16 2 0 -
Notch Moengo 0109th 2011–12 6 0 -
Robinhood Paramaribo 0057th 1949–50 67 23 2011–12
P.V.V. Paramaribo 008Promoted - - 0 -
Transvaal Paramaribo 0052nd 1923–24 94 19 1999–00
Voorwaarts Paramaribo 003Promoted 2016–2017 1 1 2001–02
Walking Boyz Company Paramaribo 0035th 2002–03 15 3 2008–09

Past Champions[edit]

Source for list of champions: RSSSF[1]

Number of titles[edit]

Club #
Robinhood 23
Transvaal 19
Inter Moengotapoe 8
Voorwaarts 6
Leo Victor 5
Cicerone 4
Ajax, SNL (incl. MVV) , Walking Boyz Company 3
Arsenal, Olympia 2
Excelsior, FCS Nacional 1

Stadiums[edit]

The following is a current list of stadiums in the SVB Topklasse;

Stadium Image Club(s) Location Capacity Ref.
André Kamperveen Stadion KamperveenStadion.jpg Robinhood
Transvaal
WBC
Paramaribo 7,000 [2]
Eddy Blackman Stadion Image Kamal Dewaker
Takdier Boys
Livorno 2,000 [3]
Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion Leo Victor
Paramaribo 3,500 Stadion[4]
Ronnie Brunswijkstadion Image Inter Moengotapoe Moengo 3,000 [5]
Voorwaartsveld Voorwaarts Paramaribo 1,500 [3]
J. Eliazer Stadion Boskamp Groningen 1,000 [3]
Nacionello Stadion Nacional Deva Boys Houttuin 1,500

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allard Doesburg and Hans Schöggl (27 January 2012). "Surinam - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "André Kamperveen Stadion". World Stadiums. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c World Stadiums
  4. ^ . World Stadiums http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/south_america/suriname/paramaribo_flora.shtml. Retrieved 3 August 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Ronnie Brunswijkstadion, Moengo (Suriname)". WorldFootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 

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