2011–12 Eredivisie (women)

The 2011–12 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the fifth season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. After a troubled build-up, the season took place from 2 September 2011 to 18 May 2012 with seven teams.[1]

Eredivisie Vrouwen
Season2011–12
Dates2 September 2011 – 18 May 2012
ChampionsADO Den Haag (1st title)
UEFA Women's Champions LeagueADO Den Haag
Matches played63
Goals scored245 (3.89 per match)
Top goalscorerPriscilla de Vos (16)
Biggest home winDen Haag 7–0 Utrecht
Biggest away winZwolle 0–8 Den Haag
Highest scoringVenlo 3–6 Telstar
Zwolle 4–5 Venlo
Total attendance44,607 (708 per match)

Before the start of the season, on 30 August 2011, the BeNe Super Cup was played, a match where the Dutch champion FC Twente met Belgian champion Standard Liège. Twente lost the match 4–1. In sight of the cup a memorandum was signed by the Dutch and Belgian football associations to create an inter-country top-level league (BeNe League) to start as early as 2012–13.[2][3]

FC Twente entered the season as reigning champions and finished as runners-up, behind ADO Den Haag. It was ADO Den Haag's first championship after finishing runners-up in the previous three seasons.[4] The 63 matches of the season had a 44,607 total attendance.[5]

Build-upEdit

On 22 February 2011, a meeting between the League (Stichting Eredivisie Vrouwen - SEV), Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) and clubs was held to discuss possible improvement to the league. A statement from the KNVB announced the season's matchdays would move from Thursdays to Fridays, relationship changes between clubs and their affiliated amateur clubs, guideline principles amongst other topics discussed and the financial conditions were to be discussed on a further meeting, as the KNVB was trying to keep the league with eight teams.[6] At the same day following the meeting, three time league champions AZ announced its withdraw from the league.[7] On the following day Willem II announced it was also withdrawing from the league.[8] Financial issues were responsible for both clubs decision.[9] PSV Eindhoven, working to build a women's team, confirmed on 3 March 2011 it would not be able to participate in this season.[10] On 8 March 2011, FC Utrecht also announced its withdraw due to financial reasons,[11][12] but on 6 April 2011 retreated its withdraw and confirmed it had secured finances for the season.[13][14] On 14 April 2011 it was SC Heerenveen who announced its withdraw due to financial issues,[15] two weeks later, on 26 April 2011, as the club continued working to find sponsors to remain in the league, RBC Roosendaal presented a possibility of entering a team if its male team remained in Jupiler League.[16] The KNVB extension of the clubs registration deadline allowed SC Heerenveen to secure the funds needed to play the season and on 28 April 2011 the club confirmed its participation.[17] On 27 May 2011 SC Telstar was confirmed as the seventh team for the season.[18]

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in the Eredivisie 2011–12

AZ[19] and Willem II[20] withdrew from the league at the conclusion of the previous season.[21] On 27 May 2011 it was announced that Telstar joined the league, becoming the seventh team of the season.[22]

Team City / Town Venue(s) Capacity
ADO Den Haag Den Haag Kyocera Stadion 15,000
Sportpark Nieuw Hanenburg 1,500
SC Heerenveen Heerenveen Sportpark Skoatterwâld 3,000
Zuidersportpark (Sneek) 3,150
Telstar Velsen TATA Steel Stadion 3,625
Sportpark De Wending (Heerhugowaard) 1,000
AFAS Trainingscomplex (Wormerland) 1,000
FC Twente Enschede De Grolsch Veste 30,205
Sportpark Slangenbeek (Hengelo) 2,000
FC Twente-trainingscentrum (Hengelo) 1,000
FC Utrecht Utrecht Sportpark Elinkwijk 5,000
Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd 1,000
Sportcomplex Zoudenbalch[23] 450
Sportpark Saestum (Zeist)[24]
VVV-Venlo Venlo Seacon Stadion De Koel 8,000
Sportpark VV VOS[25]
FC Zwolle Zwolle FC Zwolle Stadion 10,500
Sportpark Ceintuurbaan 3,000

Source: Soccerway[26]

FormatEdit

The season was played in a triple round-robin format, where all seven participating teams played each other three times (once at home, once away with the third confrontation defined by a lottery-system at the second half the season), a total of 18 matches each. The champion qualified to the UEFA Women's Champions League. There was no relegation system in place.[27]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 ADO Den Haag (C) 18 15 2 1 60 18 +42 47 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League
2 Twente 18 10 3 5 31 22 +9 33
3 Telstar 18 8 3 7 39 42 −3 27
4 Utrecht 18 6 3 9 25 30 −5 21
5 VVV-Venlo 18 6 2 10 34 47 −13 20
6 PEC Zwolle 18 4 4 10 31 48 −17 16
7 Heerenveen 18 4 3 11 25 38 −13 15
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Home \ Away ADO HEE TEL TWE UTR VVV ZWO ADO HEE TEL TWE UTR VVV ZWO
ADO Den Haag 1–1 2–2 3–1 7–0 5–1 3–1 4–2 4–3 4–0
Heerenveen 1–4 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–3 0–2 1–3 3–4
Telstar 1–4 3–2 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–4 4–2 3–3 3–3
Twente 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 0–0 4–1 0–3
Utrecht 1–3 0–1 5–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–3
VVV-Venlo 1–2 2–3 3–6 1–2 1–4 2–1 0–2 1–1 5–1
PEC Zwolle 0–8 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 4–5 1–2 4–1 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Pos. Player Club Goals
1   Priscilla de Vos Telstar 16
2   Renate Jansen ADO Den Haag 10
  Vivianne Miedema Heerenveen
  Tessel Middag ADO Den Haag
  Jill Wilmot ADO Den Haag
6   Lisanne Grimberg ADO Den Haag 9
  Marianne Van Brummelen FC Zwolle
8   Danielle van de Donk Willem II 8
  Lisanne Vermeulen FC Zwolle
10   Sylvia Smit Heerenveen 7
11 6 players 6
17 5 players 5
22 5 players 4
27 7 players 3
34 8 players 2
42 28 players 1
Own goals 2
Total: 245
Games: 63
Average: 3.89

Source: VrouwenvoetbalNederland.nl,[28] Soccerway[29]

ReferencesEdit

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