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Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club (founded 28 January 1892) is the oldest field hockey club of the Netherlands, based in Amstelveen. AH&BC is also the largest field hockey club in the city (2286 members).

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Full nameAmsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club
Short nameAH&BC
Founded18 January 1892; 127 years ago (1892-01-18)
Home groundWagener Stadium, Amstelveen
(Capacity 15,000)
Members2286[1]
LeagueMen's Hoofdklasse
Women's Hoofdklasse
2018–19Men: 4th
Women: 1st
WebsiteClub website
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The team is a powerhouse of both domestic and international hockey. Both its men's and women's teams are annual contenders for the Dutch titles. The men's team won its maiden European Cup in 2005.

Originally, the club was also playing bandy, as is still reflected in the club's name.

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1892 and is seen as the oldest hockey club of the Netherlands and the European mainland.[2] In the early years bandy was the most important sport, when there was no ice in the summer they would play field hockey. Because of the 1928 Summer Olympics the regard towards hockey changed, the Netherlands national hockey team won the silver medal at the field hockey tournament. From this moment onwards field hockey became the most important sport for the club.[3]

HonoursEdit

MenEdit

National Title / Hoofdklasse

  • Winners (21): 1924–25, 1925–26, 1926–27, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1936–37, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1974–75, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2010–11, 2011–12
  • Hoofdklasse runners-up (11): 1973–74, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1988–89, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2015–16, 2017–18

Gold Cup

  • Winners (1): 2018–19

KNHB Cup

  • Winners (1): 1995–96
  • Runners-up (1): 1994–95

Euro Hockey League

European Cup

  • Winners (1): 2005
  • Runners-up (3): 1995, 1996, 1998

Cup Winners' Cup: 2

  • 1999, 2003

Hoofdklasse Indoor

  • 1987–88, 1988–89, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1990

EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy

  • Winners (1): 2016

WomenEdit

National title / Hoofdklasse

  • Winners (20): 1936–37, 1937–38, 1948–49, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1991–92, 2008–09, 2012–13, 2018–19
  • Hoofdklasse runners-up (17): 1981–82, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

European Cup

  • Winners (14): 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2014, 2019
  • Runners-up (1): 1993

Cup Winners' Cup

  • Winners (6): 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009

Hoofdklasse Indoor

  • Winners (5): 1971–72, 1986–87, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Women's squadEdit

Head coach: Robert Tigges

As of July 2019[4]
No. Position Player
1   GK Anne Veenendaal
2   GK Zoë van den Barselaar
6   FW Marijn Veen
7   DF Charlotte Adegeest
8   FW Charlotte Vega
9   Hanna Bergkamp
10   FW Kelly Jonker
11   FW Maria Verschoor
12   DF Kimberley Thompson
14   Ilse Kappelle
No. Position Player
16   Noor de Baat
17   MF Felice Albers
18   Floor de Haan
19   Sosha Benninga
21   DF Lauren Stam
23   MF Lana Kalse
24   MF Eva de Goede (C)
  FW Michelle Fillet
  DF Sabine Plönissen
  Joy Haarman

Men's squadEdit

Head coach: Santi Freixa

As of July 2019[5]
No. Position Player
8   MF Billy Bakker (C)
9   FW Rik van Kan
10   FW Mirco Pruyser
11   FW Boris Burkhardt
12   MF Valentin Verga
14   Nicki Leijs
15   GK Philip van Leeuwen
20   MF Tijn Lissone
21   DF Teun Rohof
23   DF Wiegert Schut
No. Position Player
24   FW Tom Hiebendaal
25   DF Justin Reid-Ross
31   DF Fergus Kavanagh
  DF Johannes Mooij
  FW Tanguy Cosyns
  FW Brent van Bijnen
  Ties Klinkhamer
  MF Teun Kropholler
  MF Floris Middendorp
  Wout Kooijman

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amsterdamsche (H. & B.C.)". www.knhb.nl (in Dutch). Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Algemeen". ahbc.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Archief Amsterdamsche Hockey- en Bandyclub". amsterdam.nl (in Dutch). Stadsarchief Amsterdam. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Amsterdam Dames 1 – spelers en staf 2018/2019". hockey.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Amsterdam Heren 1 – spelers en staf 2018/2019". hockey.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 March 2019.

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