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The 2011–12 Eredivisie is the 56th season of Eredivisie since its establishment in 1955. It began in August 2011 with the first matches of the season [2] and ended in June with the last matches of the European competition and relegation playoffs. AFC Ajax had the highest average attendance, around 49,000.

Eredivisie
Season2011–12
ChampionsAjax (31st title)
RelegatedExcelsior
De Graafschap
Champions LeagueAjax
Feyenoord
Europa LeaguePSV
AZ
Heerenveen
Vitesse Arnhem
Twente
Matches played306
Top goalscorerBas Dost
(32 goals)
Biggest home winHeracles Almelo 7–0 VVV-Venlo
Roda JC 7–0 Excelsior
Biggest away winADO Den Haag 0–6 AZ
Highest scoringUtrecht 6–4 Ajax
Longest winning run14 games
Ajax
Longest unbeaten run14 games
Ajax
Longest winless run10 games
Excelsior
Longest losing run7 games
VVV-Venlo
Total attendance5,171,797[1]
Average attendance19,516[1]

TeamsEdit

A total of 18 teams are taking part in the league, the best 15 teams from the 2010–11 season, two promotion/relegation playoff winners and the 2010–11 Eerste Divisie champions.

Club Location Venue Capacity
ADO Den Haag The Hague Kyocera Stadion 15,000
AFC Ajax Amsterdam Amsterdam ArenA 52,342
AZ Alkmaar AFAS Stadion 17,000
SBV Excelsior Rotterdam Stadion Woudestein 3,531
Feyenoord Rotterdam De Kuip 51,577
De Graafschap Doetinchem De Vijverberg 12,600
FC Groningen Groningen Euroborg 22,580
SC Heerenveen Heerenveen Abe Lenstra Stadion 26,800
Heracles Almelo Almelo Polman Stadion 8,500
NAC Breda Breda Rat Verlegh Stadion 19,000
N.E.C. Nijmegen Stadion de Goffert 12,470
PSV Eindhoven Philips Stadion 35,000
RKC Waalwijk Waalwijk Mandemakers Stadion 7,500
Roda JC Kerkrade Parkstad Limburg Stadion 19,979
FC Twente Enschede De Grolsch Veste 32,000
FC Utrecht Utrecht Stadion Galgenwaard 24,426
SBV Vitesse Arnhem GelreDome 25,000
VVV-Venlo Venlo De Koel 8,000

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
N.E.C.   Wiljan Vloet Signed by Sparta Rotterdam 1 July 2011[3] Pre-season   Alex Pastoor 1 July 2011[3]
SBV Excelsior   Alex Pastoor Signed by NEC 1 July 2011[3] Pre-season   John Lammers 1 July 2011[4]
FC Utrecht   Ton du Chatinier Mutual consent 1 July 2011[5] Pre-season   Erwin Koeman 1 July 2011[6]
De Graafschap   Darije Kalezić End of contract 1 July 2011[7] Pre-season   Andries Ulderink 1 July 2011[8]
VVV-Venlo   Wil Boessen End of interim spell 1 July 2011[9] Pre-season   Glen De Boeck 15 June 2011[10]
FC Twente   Michel Preud'homme Signed by Al-Shabab 1 July 2011[11] Pre-season   Co Adriaanse 1 July 2011[12]
SBV Vitesse   Albert Ferrer End of contract 1 July 2011[13][14] Pre-season   John van den Brom 1 July 2011[14]
ADO Den Haag   John van den Brom Signed by Vitesse 1 July 2011[15] Pre-season   Maurice Steijn 1 July 2011[15]
Feyenoord   Mario Been Resigned 13 July 2011[16] Pre-season   Ronald Koeman 21 July 2011[17]
FC Utrecht   Erwin Koeman Resigned 18 October 2011[18] 10th   Jan Wouters 18 October 2011[19]
VVV-Venlo   Glen De Boeck Resigned 6 December 2011[20] 17th   Wil Boessen
  Ben van Dael (joint caretakers)
8 December 2011[21]
VVV-Venlo   Wil Boessen
  Ben van Dael
End of caretaker spell 24 December 2011[22] 17th   Ton Lokhoff 24 December 2011[22]
FC Twente   Co Adriaanse Dismissed 3 January 2012[23] 3rd   Steve McClaren 5 January 2012[24]
De Graafschap   Andries Ulderink Dismissed 19 February 2012[25] 18th   Richard Roelofsen (caretaker) 20 February 2012[26]
PSV   Fred Rutten Sacked 12 March 2012[27] 4th   Phillip Cocu (caretaker) 12 March 2012[28]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ajax (C) 34 23 7 4 93 36 +57 76 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Feyenoord 34 21 7 6 70 37 +33 70 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 PSV 34 21 6 7 87 47 +40 69 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round[a]
4 AZ 34 19 8 7 64 35 +29 65
5 Heerenveen 34 18 10 6 79 59 +20 64 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round[a]
6 Twente 34 17 9 8 82 46 +36 60 Qualification to the European competition Playoffs and 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round[b]
7 Vitesse Arnhem (O) 34 15 8 11 48 43 +5 53 Qualification for European competition Playoffs[a]
8 NEC 34 13 6 15 42 45 −3 45
9 RKC Waalwijk 34 13 6 15 40 49 −9 45
10 Roda JC 34 14 2 18 55 70 −15 44
11 Utrecht 34 11 10 13 55 58 −3 43
12 Heracles 34 11 7 16 52 62 −10 40
13 NAC Breda 34 10 8 16 45 54 −9 38
14 Groningen 34 10 7 17 41 61 −20 37
15 ADO Den Haag 34 8 8 18 38 67 −29 32
16 VVV-Venlo (O) 34 9 4 21 42 78 −36 31 Qualification for Relegation Playoffs
17 De Graafschap (R) 34 6 6 22 36 74 −38 24
18 Excelsior (R) 34 4 7 23 28 76 −48 19 Relegation to 2012–13 Eerste Divisie
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2012. Source: Eredivisie (official site) (in Dutch)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c PSV qualified for the play-off round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League after winning the 2011–12 KNVB Cup. As they finished third in the league, all Europa League berths and play-off places were moved down one spot from the original scheme.
  2. ^ Twente qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League based on the 2011–12 UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking, which awarded one extra qualifying spot to the Netherlands. This allowed qualification for Twente despite their loss in the European competition Playoffs.[29][30]

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Ajax1122133466554444444666542221111111
Feyenoord3235445544685556566555666555433222
PSV16963554222232222221112234444555333
AZ2854221111111111113223311112222454
Heerenveen61518161291012128766665755444455666666545
Twente5311312333323333332331123333344666
Vitesse Arnhem10436866655448777677777777777777777
NEC6510891114151516151315151515151311121214121212101088101110108
RKC Waalwijk612986777911121212131414131514111112119108119989989
Roda JC4101113101315131113141513109109999899108981010988910
Utrecht101112978991012131111121313141415151411131315131312131212121111
Heracles667101112111077999111011121210101010101111121213111110111212
NAC Breda1517151717151214131410101091112101112131515141413141413151515141413
Groningen1478111510888987788888889888911911121313131314
ADO Den Haag1013171214161311141011141414129111013141313151514151515141414151515
VVV-Venlo10161415161717171717171718171817171617181616161616161616161616161616
De Graafschap18141314131416161615161616161616161716171817171717181818171717171717
Excelsior17181618181818181818181817181718181818161718181818171717181818181818
Leader
2012–13 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Qualification to European competition Playoffs
Qualification to relegation playoffs
Relegation to 2012–13 Eerste Divisie

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ADO AJX AZ EXC FEY GRA GRO HEE HER NAC NEC PSV RKC RJC TWE UTR VIT VVV
ADO Den Haag 0–2 0–6 1–1 1–2 3–5 3–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–3 0–1 3–3 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–0
Ajax 4–0 2–2 4–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 5–1 6–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 2–0
AZ 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 3–3 3–1 0–0 4–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–1
Excelsior 1–1 1–4 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–5 0–2 3–0 0–2 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–3 0–2 3–1
Feyenoord 0–3 4–2 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 4–0
De Graafschap 0–3 1–4 0–2 2–2 0–3 2–3 0–2 2–3 3–1 1–0 1–3 1–3 1–2 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–4
Groningen 4–2 1–0 0–3 2–0 6–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 3–3 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 2–1
Heerenveen 4–0 0–5 5–1 4–2 2–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–5 1–1 4–3 1–5 2–0 1–1 4–1
Heracles 0–2 2–3 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–4 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 7–0
NAC Breda 4–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 3–2 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–1
N.E.C. 2–0 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–4 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 0–1 2–0
PSV Eindhoven 5–0 2–2 3–2 6–1 3–2 4–1 6–1 5–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 7–1 2–6 1–0 3–1 2–0
RKC Waalwijk 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 5–2 0–4 0–2 1–0 4–0
Roda JC 4–1 0–4 2–0 7–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 3–1 4–3 1–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 3–1 3–1
Twente 5–2 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 4–0 4–1 3–4 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 5–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–1
Utrecht 1–1 6–4 3–0 3–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–4 2–2 1–3 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–6 2–2 4–2
Vitesse Arnhem 1–0 1–3 2–2 3–2 0–4 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 5–0 1–4 2–1 4–0
VVV-Venlo 2–1 2–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–3 3–1 2–1 0–2 3–3 4–1 2–0 4–2 0–0 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 2 May 2012. Source: news.bbc.co.uk
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

European competitionEdit

The teams placed sixth through ninth compete in a play-off tournament for one spot in the second qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. Teams on the left played the first leg at home.

Semi-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 10 May 2012, while the return legs were competed on 13 May 2012.[31]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
NEC 3–4 Vitesse Arnhem 3–2 0–2
RKC Waalwijk 2–1 Twente 1–1 1–0

FinalsEdit

The first leg was played on 17 May 2012, while the return leg was competed on 20 May 2012.[32]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
RKC Waalwijk 2–5 Vitesse Arnhem 1–3 1–2

RelegationEdit

VVV-Venlo and De Graafschap joined the Eerste Divisie-teams for the playoffs, after finishing 16th and 17th in the Eredivisie. Teams on the left played the first leg at home.

Round 1Edit

The first legs were played on 1 May 2012, while the return legs were competed on 5 May 2012.[33]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Go Ahead Eagles 1–3 Den Bosch 1–1 0–2
MVV 1–2 Cambuur 0–2 1–0

Round 2Edit

The first legs were played on 10 May 2012, with the return legs were competed on 13 May 2012.[34]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Den Bosch 1–1 De Graafschap 0–0 1–1
Willem II 3–2 Sparta Rotterdam 2–1 1–1
Helmond Sport 3–0 Eindhoven 1–0 2–0
Cambuur 3–4 VVV-Venlo 0–0 3–4

Round 3Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Den Bosch 1–2 Willem II 0−0 1–2
Helmond Sport 3–4 VVV-Venlo 1−2 2–2

Top goalscorersEdit

Source: Eredivisie (official site) (in Dutch), Soccerway

Pos. Player Club Goals
1   Bas Dost Heerenveen 32
2   Luuk de Jong Twente 25
  Sanharib Malki Roda 25
4   Dries Mertens PSV 21
5   John Guidetti Feyenoord 20
6   Ola Toivonen PSV 18
7   Jozy Altidore AZ Alkmaar 15
8   Tim Matavž Groningen / PSV 14
9   Siem de Jong Ajax 13
10   Glynor Plet Heracles / Twente 12
  Wilfried Bony Vitesse Arnhem 12

Updated to games played on 6 May 2012 (end of competition)

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