Amsterdamsche FC

Amsterdamsche Football Club, known as AFC, is a football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is currently playing in the Tweede Divisie, the third tier of football in the Netherlands.

AFC
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Full nameAmsterdamsche Football Club
Founded18 January 1895; 126 years ago (1895-01-18)
GroundGoed Genoeg, Amsterdam
Capacity8,000
ChairmanMachiel van der Woude
ManagerUlrich Landvreugd
LeagueTweede Divisie
2018–19Tweede Divisie, 1st
Current season

HistoryEdit

 
The first squad of Amsterdamsche FC, 1949
 
Amsterdamsche FC flag

19th century: FoundationEdit

AFC was founded in 1895 when a group of young Amsterdammers decided to create a football club. On 18 January 1895 the founding meeting took place in the basement of a house on the Koninginneweg where after a long discussion the name "Amsterdamsche Football Club (AFC)" was chosen.[1] The meeting was held by six boys aged fifteen and sixteen. Four of them being Gerard Scheepens, Hein Brass, Frits Bernard and G.J. Bernard. These six boys were the progenitors of AFC.[2]

20th century: Championships galoreEdit

AFC-1 were crowned champions 13 times; 1906, 1909, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1946, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1969, 2001, 2010 and 2014, while also having been relegated three times; 1921, 1922 and 1998. In 2010 it was the first club in the Netherlands to enter the newly formed 'Top Class'. Despite only having 15 members when founded, by the time of the club's 50th anniversary (1945) it had over 700. By AFC's 100-year existence (1995) it has more than 1,500 members and in summer 2016 the club, including non-playing donors, over 2,100 members. Due to the shortage of fields and accommodation, unfortunately, hundreds of aspiring members must be disappointed every season when they apply for membership.[1]

21st century: Tweede Divisie and Eerste KlasseEdit

In 2016 the first male squad lost 3–1 against Ajax U15.[3] On 6 July 2017 it was announced that the squad's match against De Dijk in a qualifying round for the Dutch national cup had been postponed until 20 August.[4]

Current squadEdit

As of 12 November 2020 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   NED Patrick Zonneveld
4 DF   NED Dalian Maatsen
5 DF   NED Cody Claver
6 MF   NED Kenny Teijsse
7 FW   NED Matthijs Jesse
8 MF   NED Milan Hoek (captain)
9 FW   CUW Raily Ignacio
10 FW   NED Yordi Teijsse
11 FW   NED Melvin Grootfaam
14 DF   NED Gévero Markiet
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   NED Robbert Schilder
17 MF   CUW Djuric Ascencion
18 DF   NED Tim Linthorst
19 DF   NED Derre Kwee
20 MF   NED Oussama Siali
21 MF   MAR Fouad Belarbi
22 MF   NED Joel Tillema
23 GK   NED Jort Berghuis
24 GK   NED Dion Thomas
25 DF   NED Guus van Weerdenburg

Associated peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "AFC - Korte geschiedenis". www.afc.nl. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ De oprichting en de stamvaders van de "Amsterdamsche Football Club" (PDF)
  3. ^ "Americans Overseas: Uncle Sam's Soccer Ambassadors – beIN SPORTS".
  4. ^ "Bekerduel AFC – De Dijk verschoven naar 20 augustus". Het Amsterdamsche Voetbal. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017. Het duel tussen AFC en De Dijk in de tweede ronde van het kwalificatietoernooi van de KNVB Beker is verplaatst van woensdag 23 naar zondag 20 augustus.

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