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SC Cambuur
File:SC Cambuur.png
Full name SC Cambuur
Founded 19 June 1964; 50 years ago (1964-06-19)
Ground Cambuur Stadion
Ground Capacity 10,500
Chairman Netherlands Ype Smid
Manager Netherlands Dwight Lodeweges
League Eredivisie
2012–13 Eerste Divisie, 1st (promoted)
Home colours
Away colours

SC Cambuur (Dutch pronunciation: [ɛ.ˈseː ˈkɑm.byːr]), formed on 19 June 1964, is a Dutch football club from Leeuwarden, currently playing in the Dutch Eredivisie. The home ground of the club is the Cambuur Stadion, which has 10,500 seats. The clubs 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, which was a Frisian noble family. SC Cambuur played four seasons in the Eredivisie. In 2000 the club relegated to the Eerste Divisie and has never succeeded to promote to the Eredivisie. In the eighties and nineties the club was a regular contender in the Eerste Divisie playoffs. Cambuur won the Eerste Divisie title in 1992, but relegated in two seasons. In 1998 the club promoted back to the Eredivisie. At that time Leeuwarder millionaire Jan Riedstra was involved. He left the club in 1999, which almost caused a bankruptcy in 2005. Riedstra saved the club again together with some of his friends, Wim Sleijfer, Dirk Hoekstra and Klaas Buwalda, by buying the stadium and by almost clearing the club's whole debt. Under the leadership of Dutch-American CEO Alex Pama the club's results improved on and off the pitch. Riedstra died in May 2009, having said that the club was in good hands with Pama. Pama resigned in February 2011 due to family reasons and was replaced by Gerald van den Belt, previously chief executive of FC Zwolle and since 2009 chief financial officer of Cambuur.

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 SC 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 2009/2010 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 SC 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 2009/2010 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.

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 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 JC on a big screen in the city centre of the city of Leeuwarden. More than 1,400,000 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 4,500,000 people watched the play-off matches between Cambuur, PEC Zwolle and Roda JC on television that year. In 2013 Cambuur secured the championship of the Jupiler League on the last day, and because of that Cambuur returns to the Eredivisie.



The clubs rivals include FC Groningen, FC Zwolle, Go Ahead Eagles, and there is fierce rivalry with SC Heerenveen because both clubs are from the same region. In the 1970s and 1980s Cambuur was bigger than Heerenveen; in the 1990s they were equal in size. After the relegation in 2000, Cambuur lost many fans and corporate sponsors, while Heerenveen grew much larger. In 2010 Cambuur had reclaimed some of the local fandom. With the promotion of Cambuur the derby will return.

Current squad

As of 1 July 2013

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2013

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Tim Coremans
2 Netherlands DF Wout Droste
3 Netherlands DF Robert van Boxel (on loan from Sparta Rotterdam)
4 Netherlands DF Martijn van der Laan
5 Netherlands DF Marlon Pereira
6 Netherlands MF Erik Bakker
7 Netherlands MF Kevin Brands (on loan from Willem II)
8 Netherlands MF Bart van Brakel
9 Netherlands FW Martijn Barto
10 Netherlands MF Paco van Moorsel (on loan from FC Groningen)
11 Denmark FW Oliver Feldballe
12 Netherlands FW Michiel Hemmen
14 Netherlands FW Oebele Schokker
No. Position Player
15 Netherlands MF Mart Dijkstra (captain)
16 Netherlands FW Jeremy de Graaf
17 Netherlands DF Lucas Bijker
18 Netherlands MF Marco van der Heide
19 Netherlands FW Jody Lukoki (on loan from Ajax)
21 Netherlands MF Mohamed El Makrini
22 Netherlands GK Leonard Nienhuis
23 Netherlands MF Johnny de Vries
24 Austria MF Marcel Ritzmaier (on loan from PSV)
26 Netherlands GK Harm Zeinstra
30 Netherlands DF Ramon Leeuwin
42 Angola FW Alexander Christovao


  • Germany Fritz Korbach (Sept 30, 1993–Jan 31, 1995)
  • Netherlands Han Berger (July 1, 1995–June 30, 1998)
  • Netherlands Gert Kruys (July 1, 1998–May 18, 2002)
  • Netherlands Henny Lee (interim) (May 19, 2002–June 30, 2002)
  • England Rob McDonald (July 1, 2002–June 30, 2003)
  • Netherlands Dick de Boer (July 1, 2003–Dec 31, 2004)
  • Netherlands Jan Schulting (Dec 31, 2004–June 30, 2005)
  • Netherlands Roy Wesseling (July 1, 2005–Feb 19, 2007)

  • Netherlands Gerrie Schouwenaar (2007)
  • Netherlands Jurrie Koolhof (July 1, 2007–Sept 14, 2008)
  • Netherlands Stanley Menzo (Sept 20, 2008–Oct 27, 2010)
  • Netherlands Alfons Arts (Oct 27, 2010–March 22, 2013)
  • Netherlands Henk de Jong (interim) (March 22, 2013–June 30, 2013)
  • Netherlands Dwight Lodeweges (July 1, 2013–)

Notable former players

Recent history

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from:01/01/1990 till:01/01/1991 shift:(0,-4) text:11
from:01/01/1991 till:01/01/1992 shift:(0,-4) text:1
from:01/01/1992 till:01/01/1993 shift:(0,-4) text:14
from:01/01/1993 till:01/01/1994 shift:(0,-4) text:18
from:01/01/1994 till:01/01/1995 shift:(0,-4) text:7
from:01/01/1995 till:01/01/1996 shift:(0,-4) text:6
from:01/01/1996 till:01/01/1997 shift:(0,-4) text:2
from:01/01/1997 till:01/01/1998 shift:(0,-4) text:2
from:01/01/1998 till:01/01/1999 shift:(0,-4) text:15
from:01/01/1999 till:01/01/2000 shift:(0,-4) text:17
from:01/01/2000 till:01/01/2001 shift:(0,-4) text:4
from:01/01/2001 till:01/01/2002 shift:(0,-4) text:7
from:01/01/2002 till:01/01/2003 shift:(0,-4) text:11
from:01/01/2003 till:01/01/2004 shift:(0,-4) text:17
from:01/01/2004 till:01/01/2005 shift:(0,-4) text:9
from:01/01/2005 till:01/01/2006 shift:(0,-4) text:15
from:01/01/2006 till:01/01/2007 shift:(0,-4) text:12
from:01/01/2007 till:01/01/2008 shift:(0,-4) text:17
from:01/01/2008 till:01/01/2009 shift:(0,-4) text:3
from:01/01/2009 till:01/01/2010 shift:(0,-4) text:2
from:01/01/2010 till:01/01/2011 shift:(0,-4) text:5
from:01/01/2011 till:01/01/2012 shift:(0,-4) text:7
from:01/01/2012 till:01/01/2013 shift:(0,-4) text:1
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from:01/01/1992 till:01/01/1994 color:bl2 shift:(0,13) text: "Eredivisie"
from:01/01/1994 till:01/01/1998 color:bl1 shift:(0,13) text: "Eerste Divisie"
from:01/01/1998 till:01/01/2000 color:bl2 shift:(0,13) text: "Eredivisie"
from:01/01/2000 till:01/01/2013 color:bl1 shift:(0,13) text: "Eerste Divisie"

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

See also

External links

  • Official website

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