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The 2016–17 Eredivisie season was the 61st season of the top-tier Dutch League Eredivisie since its establishment in 1956. The fixtures for this season were announced on 14 June 2016.[4]

Eredivisie
Season2016–17
ChampionsFeyenoord (15th title)
RelegatedNEC
Go Ahead Eagles
Champions LeagueFeyenoord
Ajax
Europa LeaguePSV
Vitesse
FC Utrecht
Matches played306
Goals scored884 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorerNicolai Jørgensen
(21 goals)[1]
Biggest home winFeyenoord 8–0 Go Ahead Eagles
(5 April 2017)
Biggest away winGroningen 0–5 Feyenoord
(7 August 2016)
Highest scoringFeyenoord 8–0 Go Ahead Eagles
(5 April 2017)
Twente 3–5 Groningen
(15 May 2017)
Longest winning run10 matches[2]
Feyenoord
Longest unbeaten run17 matches[2]
PSV
Longest winless run12 matches[2]
Excelsior
Longest losing run7 matches[2]
NEC
Highest attendance51,998[3]
Ajax 1–1 PSV
(18 December 2016)
Lowest attendance3,200[3]
Excelsior 2–0 Groningen
(13 August 2016)
Total attendance5,841,335[3]
Average attendance19,089[3]

TeamsEdit

A total of 18 teams took part in the league: The best fifteen teams from the 2015–16 season, two promotion/relegation playoff winners and the 2015–16 Eerste Divisie champions.

Sparta Rotterdam, the champion of the 2015–16 Eerste Divisie, returned to the Eredivisie after spending six seasons in the Eerste Divisie, whereas play-off winner Go Ahead Eagles returned to the Eredivisie after just one season. They replaced relegated teams Cambuur and De Graafschap.

As a result of financial maladministration, the KNVB had originally taken FC Twente's license, causing them to relegate to the 2016-17 Eerste Divisie. However, FC Twente successfully appealed this decision and was therefore allowed to stay in the league.[5]

Location of teams in Eredivisie 2016–17
Rotterdam Eredivisie football clubs
Club Location Venue Capacity
ADO Den Haag The Hague Kyocera Stadion 15,000
Ajax Amsterdam Amsterdam ArenA 53,490
AZ Alkmaar AFAS Stadion 17,023
Excelsior Rotterdam Stadion Woudestein 4,400
Feyenoord Rotterdam De Kuip 51,177
Go Ahead Eagles Deventer Adelaarshorst 10,400
Groningen Groningen Noordlease Stadion 22,550
Heerenveen Heerenveen Abe Lenstra Stadion 26,100
Heracles Almelo Almelo Polman Stadion 13,500
NEC Nijmegen Stadion de Goffert 12,500
PEC Zwolle Zwolle MAC³PARK Stadion 13,250
PSV Eindhoven Philips Stadion 36,500
Roda JC Kerkrade Parkstad Limburg Stadion 19,979
Sparta Rotterdam Rotterdam Het Kasteel 11,026
Twente Enschede De Grolsch Veste 30,205
Utrecht Utrecht Stadion Galgenwaard 23,750
Vitesse Arnhem GelreDome 25,500
Willem II Tilburg Koning Willem II Stadion 14,500

Personnel and kitsEdit

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

Team Manager Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ADO Den Haag   Alfons Groenendijk Erreà Basic-Fit Fitness
Ajax   Peter Bosz Adidas Ziggo
AZ   John van den Brom Under Armour AFAS Software
Excelsior   Mitchell van der Gaag Quick DSW Zorgverzekeraar
Feyenoord   Giovanni van Bronckhorst Adidas Opel
Go Ahead Eagles   Robert Maaskant Hummel Drukwerkdeal.nl
Groningen   Ernest Faber Robey Essent
Heerenveen   Jurgen Streppel Jako GroenLeven
Heracles   John Stegeman Acerbis Asito
NEC   Ron de Groot Patrick EnergieFlex
PEC Zwolle   Ron Jans Robey Molecaten
PSV   Phillip Cocu Umbro Energiedirect.nl
Roda JC   Yannis Anastasiou Robey KLG Europe
Sparta Rotterdam   Alex Pastoor Robey Axidus
Twente   René Hake Sondico Pure Energie
Utrecht   Erik ten Hag Hummel Zorg van de zaak
Vitesse   Henk Fraser Macron Truphone
Willem II   Erwin van de Looi Robey Tricorp

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Groningen   Erwin van de Looi End of contract 1 July 2016[6] Pre-season   Ernest Faber 1 July 2016[7]
NEC   Ernest Faber Signed by Groningen 1 July 2016   Peter Hyballa 1 July 2016[8]
Heerenveen   Foppe de Haan End of contract 1 July 2016[9]   Jurgen Streppel 1 July 2016[10]
Willem II   Jurgen Streppel Signed by Heerenveen 1 July 2016   Erwin van de Looi 1 July 2016
Vitesse   Rob Maas Resigned 1 July 2016[11]   Henk Fraser 1 July 2016[12]
Roda JC   Darije Kalezić Sacked 1 July 2016[13]   Yannis Anastasiou 1 July 2016[14]
Ajax   Frank de Boer Resigned 1 July 2016[15]   Peter Bosz 1 July 2016[16]
Excelsior   Alfons Groenendijk Mutual consent 1 July 2016[17]   Mitchell van der Gaag 1 July 2016[18]
ADO Den Haag   Henk Fraser Signed by Vitesse 1 July 2016   Željko Petrović 1 July 2016[19]
ADO Den Haag   Željko Petrović Mutual consent 7 February 2017[20] 16th   Alfons Groenendijk 8 February 2017[21]
Go Ahead Eagles   Hans de Koning Sacked 22 March 2017[22] 18th   Robert Maaskant 25 March 2017[23]
NEC   Peter Hyballa Sacked 24 April 2017[24] 17th   Ron de Groot 25 April 2017
Roda JC   Yannis Anastasiou Sacked 23 May 2017[25] 17th   Huub Stevens 23 May 2017[26]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Feyenoord (C) 34 26 4 4 86 25 +61 82 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Ajax 34 25 6 3 79 23 +56 81 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 PSV Eindhoven 34 22 10 2 68 23 +45 76 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
4 Utrecht (O) 34 18 8 8 54 38 +16 62 Qualification to European competition play-offs[a]
5 Vitesse 34 15 6 13 51 40 +11 51 Qualification to Europa League group stage[b]
6 AZ 34 12 13 9 56 52 +4 49 Qualification to European competition play-offs[a]
7 Twente[c] 34 12 9 13 48 50 −2 45
8 Groningen 34 10 13 11 55 51 +4 43 Qualification to European competition play-offs[a]
9 Heerenveen 34 12 7 15 54 53 +1 43
10 Heracles Almelo 34 12 7 15 53 55 −2 43
11 ADO Den Haag 34 11 5 18 37 59 −22 38
12 Excelsior 34 9 10 15 43 60 −17 37
13 Willem II 34 9 9 16 29 44 −15 36
14 PEC Zwolle 34 9 8 17 39 67 −28 35
15 Sparta Rotterdam 34 9 7 18 42 61 −19 34
16 NEC (R) 34 9 7 18 32 59 −27 34 Qualification to Relegation play-offs
17 Roda JC Kerkrade (O) 34 7 12 15 26 51 −25 33
18 Go Ahead Eagles (R) 34 6 5 23 32 73 −41 23 Relegation to Eerste Divisie
Source: NUsport (in Dutch), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-off (only for deciding champion and relegation); 5) Head-to-head points; 6) Head-to-head goal difference; 7) Head-to-head away goals scored; 8) Draw. (Note: Criteria 5-8 is only used if deciding Europa League play-off places)[28]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Four teams played for a spot in the Europa League second qualifying round.
  2. ^ Vitesse qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2016–17 KNVB Cup.
  3. ^ Twente was excluded from European football for 3 years on 15 December 2015.[27]

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Feyenoord1111111111111111111111111111111111
Ajax4584332222222222222222222222222222
PSV5422223344333333333333333333333333
Utrecht1312151515161314118887776666645444444444444
Vitesse Arnhem2745867667798888877767878575555665
AZ713106445556555455555574555656666556
Twente131611710106775666667788888686767777777
Groningen18181817171212151613161512101191091099910111011121210101010108
Heerenveen791311754433444544444456767888888889
Heracles96910111111131315151210119109111112111091011101099999910
ADO Den Haag3233591091010111011151515141415151618181818171716151312121211
Excelsior535968910911131613131214151514141514171716151515171414131312
Willem II1617121314131416151714171614131311121211121111999910111111111113
PEC Zwolle9151718181818171814101114161616161616161313131313131111121213141414
Sparta Rotterdam1585897888997991012131313131416151414141313131516161615
NEC91071212141511121212131512141112109101012121212121414141617171716
Roda JC9101414161717181718181818171717171718171717141517161618161715151517
Go Ahead Eagles17141616131516121416171417181818181817181815161615181817181818181818
Leader and 2017–18 UEFA Champions League group stage
2017–18 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
2017–18 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
European competition play-offs
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2017–18 Eerste Divisie

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ADO AJX AZ EXC FEY GAE GRO HRV HRC NEC PEC PSV RJC SPA TWE UTR VIT WIL
ADO Den Haag 0–2 0–1 4–1 0–1 3–0 4–3 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0
Ajax 3–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 5–1 4–1 5–0 5–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 3–2 1–0 1–2
AZ 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–0 2–2 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–2 2–0
Excelsior 1–2 1–1 3–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–2
Feyenoord 3–1 1–1 5–2 4–1 8–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 5–0 6–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0
Go Ahead Eagles 3–1 0–3 1–3 3–0 1–0 2–3 1–3 1–4 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–1 1–3 0–1
Groningen 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–5 1–1 0–3 0–0 2–0 5–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–4 2–3 1–1 1–1
Heerenveen 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–0
Heracles Almelo 4–0 0–2 1–2 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–4 4–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–1
NEC 3–0 1–5 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–1 3–2 0–3 1–1 0–0
PEC Zwolle 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–4 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–0
PSV Eindhoven 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 4–3 1–1 3–1 4–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 5–0
Roda JC Kerkrade 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–0
Sparta Rotterdam 0–1 1–3 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–3 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–2
Twente 4–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–5 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 2–2 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–1
Utrecht 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 3–3 3–0 1–5 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–0
Vitesse 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–1 4–2 1–2 2–1 3–1 0–2 3–0 5–0 3–1 1–1 0–2
Willem II 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–3 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 0–1 1–4
Updated to match(es) played on 14 May 2017. Source: Eredivisie (in Dutch)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[1]
1   Nicolai Jørgensen Feyenoord 21
2   Reza Ghoochannejhad Heerenveen 20
  Ricky van Wolfswinkel Vitesse
4   Samuel Armenteros Heracles 19
5   Enes Ünal Twente 18
6   Mimoun Mahi Groningen 17
7   Kasper Dolberg Ajax 16
8   Davy Klaassen Ajax 14
  Jens Toornstra Feyenoord
10   Sébastien Haller Utrecht 13
  Wout Weghorst AZ

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Eljero Elia Feyenoord Groningen 5–0 7 August 2016
  Enes Ünal Twente Groningen 4–3 21 August 2016
  Kasper Dolberg Ajax NEC 5–0 20 November 2016
  Reza Ghoochannejhad Heerenveen PSV 3–4 22 January 2017
  Nicolai Jørgensen Feyenoord AZ 5–2 12 March 2017
  Jens Toornstra Feyenoord Go Ahead Eagles 8–0 5 April 2017
  Ricky van Wolfswinkel Vitesse Heerenveen 4–2 8 April 2017
  Dirk Kuyt Feyenoord Heracles 3–1 14 May 2017

AssistsEdit

Rank Player Club Assists[1]
1   Hakim Ziyech Twente / Ajax 12
2   Nicolai Jørgensen Feyenoord 11
  Sam Larsson Heerenveen
4   Milot Rashica Vitesse 10
5   Andrés Guardado PSV 9
  Davy Klaassen Ajax
  Jens Toornstra Feyenoord

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean sheets[1]
1   Brad Jones Feyenoord 17
2   André Onana Ajax 15
3   Jeroen Zoet PSV 14
4   David Jensen Utrecht 10
  Kostas Lamprou Willem II

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

Play-offsEdit

European competitionEdit

Four teams played for a spot in the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
Groningen 11 2
 
 
 
AZ 44 8
 
AZ 30 3
 
 
 
Utrecht (p) 03 3
 
Heerenveen 11 2
 
 
Utrecht 32 5
 
Key: * = Play-off winners, (a) = Wins because of away goals rule, (e) = Wins after extra time in second leg, (p) = Wins after penalty shoot-out.

Promotion/relegation play-offsEdit

Ten teams, two (NEC and Roda JC, as 16th- and 17th-placed teams) from the Eredivisie and eight from the Eerste Divisie, played for two spots in the 2017–18 Eredivisie, the remaining eight teams play in the 2017–18 Eerste Divisie.

 
First roundSecond roundThird round
 
                
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MVV 12 3
 
 
Cambuur 11 2
 
 
 
 
 
MVV 00 0
 
 
Roda JC 01 1
 
 
 
 
 
Helmond Sport 01 1
 
 
 
Roda JC 11 2
 
Helmond Sport 4 2 6
 
 
Almere City 2 0 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volendam20 2
 
 
NAC 22 4
 
 
 
 
 
NAC 14 5
 
 
NEC 01 1
 
 
 
 
 
Emmen 10 1
 
 
 
NEC 31 4
 
RKC 1 1 2
 
 
Emmen 5 0 5
 
Key: * = Play-off winners, (a) = Wins because of away goals rule, (e) = Wins after extra time in second leg, (p) = Wins after penalty shoot-out.

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External linksEdit