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FC Volendam

FC Volendam
Full name Football Club Volendam
Nickname(s) Palingboeren, Wijdbroeken, Het Andere Oranje
(The Other Oranje)
Founded June 1, 1977 (1977-06-01)
Ground Kras Stadion
Volendam
Ground Capacity 6,984
Chairman Henk Kras
Manager Robert Molenaar
League Eerste Divisie
2014–15 Eerste Divisie, 5th
Website Club home page

Football Club Volendam is a Dutch football club based in Volendam, Edam-Volendam, North Holland. Founded on June 1, 1977, as a result of a split up with RKSV (founded 1920).[1] It currently plays in the Eerste Divisie, holding home games at Kras Stadion, with a 6,984-seat capacity.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Honours 2
    • Results 2.1
  • Domestic Results 3
  • Current squad 4
  • Former managers 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Football Club Volendam was founded as Victoria on June 1, 1920 by local fishermen. By 1923, the club had already been renamed to its most famous denomination. In 1977 RKSV Volendam split up in RKSV (non-pro) en FC Volendam (pro), this situation is still actual today.

Being from the piously catholic village of Volendam, the club quickly joined the Catholic Football Association of the Netherlands. In 1935 and 1938, Volendam won that competition and, in the Second World War, was forced by the nazis to join the KNVB. In 1955, the club joined the professional football league, soon establishing its reputation as the Heen-en-weer club (the back-and-forth club) due to the many times the club was promoted and relegated throughout its history.

Throughout the years, Volendam spawned many talented players, such as Wim Jonk, Edwin Zoetebier, Arnold and Gerrie Mühren and Henk Veerman. The club also has an accomplished scouting and youth system, which spreads across many different countries.

Honours

Results

Domestic Results

Below is a table with Volendam's domestic results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

Current squad

As of 1 September 2015

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2015

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Jordi van Stappershoef
GK Jeroen Verhoeven
GK Hobie Verhulst
DF Sofian Akouili
DF Daan Klinkenberg
DF Jermano Lo Fo Sang
DF Gijs Luirink
DF Denzel Prijor
DF Henny Schilder
DF Erik Schouten
DF Nick Zeijlmans
MF Randy Ababio
MF Hilal Ben Moussa
MF Rafik El Hamdi
MF Raoul Esseboom
No. Position Player
MF Ties Evers
MF Johan Keizer
MF Kees Kwakman (captain)
MF Nick Runderkamp
MF Gerry Vlak
FW Jordy Hilterman
FW Kevin van Kippersluis
FW Soufiane Laghmouchi
FW Dylan Mertens
FW Guyon Philips
FW Genridge Prijor
FW Daniël van Son
FW Bert Steltenpool
FW Jack Tuyp
FW Gyliano van Velzen

Former managers

References

  1. ^ (Dutch)FC Volendam official website

External links

  • Official website (Dutch)
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