VV Montfoort

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Montfoort's grounds with its nickname, Orange Machine, written on a sign

Voetbalvereniging Montfoort is an association football club from Montfoort, Netherlands. It was founded on 30 July 1946. Its kit consists of an orange shirt, black shorts and orange socks. The first male squad of Montfoort plays in the Eerste Klasse since 2015.

Home grounds of VV Montfoort are at Sportpark Hofland Zuid, located on the Bovenkerkweg in Montfoort.

History[edit]

1946–1996: Derde and Vierde Klasse and minor leagues[edit]

Voetbalvereniging Montfoort was founded on 30 July 1946. Until 1996 its first squad played mainly in local leagues, with shorter periods spent in KNVB's Derde and Vierde Klasse. In 1994 it rejoined the Vierde Klasse, promoting to the Derde Klasse in 1995. In 1996 It won the section championship, then promoted to Eerste Klasse, skipping the Tweede Klasse.

1996–2010: Eerste and Tweede Klasse[edit]

From 1996 through 2010 Montfoort played in the Eerste Klasse with a short interlude in the Tweede Klasse between 2003 and 2005.

2010–2015: Hoofdklasse, Topklasse and national cup participation[edit]

In 2010 Montfoort reached for the very first time the Hoofdklasse. One year later it promoted to Topklasse from 3rd position Hoofdklasse. It finished 15th in the Topklasse and relegated after only one year in the league. During the years 2012−15 Montfoort played in the Hoofdklasse.

In the National 2011–12 KNVB Cup Montfoort won 0−1 over Alphense Boys from a goal by Nick Koppers in minute 83.[1][2] In the second round it lost 1–6 to Sparta Rotterdam, with Andy van Vliet scoring the only goal for Montfoort in minute 69.[3]

In the National 2011–12 KNVB Cup Montfoort won first round over De Treffers from Groesbeek, 4–5 from penalty shots, after the game and extra time had ended 1–1. The Montfoort goal in the game was by Miquel Ballo in minute 57. While playing VV Staphorst in the second round, Montfoort player Joost van Apeldoorn was sent out with a red card in minute 59.[4] With one more player on the field, Staphorst scored twice and went on to the third round.[4]

Since 2015: Eerste Klasse[edit]

In recent years Montfoort plays again in the Eerste Klasse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alphense Boys - Montfoort". Voetbal International. Retrieved 2017-08-07. 
  2. ^ Sportredactie (2011-08-24). "Vier regioploegen naar tweede ronde KNVB-beker". RTV Utrecht. Retrieved 2017-08-06. Montfoort won met 1-0 op bezoek bij Alphense Boys. 
  3. ^ Redactie (2011-09-20). "Bokila helpt Sparta langs amateurs Montfoort". De Volkskrant. Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau. Jeremy Bokila heeft Sparta Rotterdam vanavond naar de derde ronde van de KNVB-beker geholpen. Hij scoorde viermaal in de gewonnen uitwedstrijd tegen de amateurs van Montfoort (1-6). 
  4. ^ a b "Staphorst verder in KNVB Beker". Meppeler Courant. 2012-09-25. Na een rode kaart aan Montfoort zijde hadden de gasten geen enkele kans meer (2-0). [...] Het tweede bedrijf ging pas echt los na een rode kaart voor Joost van Apeldoorn.