Association of Contract Players

The Association of Contract Players (Dutch: Vereniging van ContractspelersVVCS) is the trade union for professional football players in the Netherlands. Established on 1 January 1961, it is a member of the Dutch Federation of Trade Unions and one of the three founding members of FIFPro, whom they share offices with.

Association of Contract Players
Vereniging van Contractspelers
Founded1 January 1961
HeadquartersHoofddorp, Netherlands
  • Netherlands
Key people
Evgeniy Levchenko (president)
AffiliationsFNV, FIFPro

Initiatives set up by the association include the VVCS Academy, which help players earn a diploma during their football careers, and Team VVCS, a team consisting of out-of-contract players looking for a new club.


1961: Theo Timmermans
1963: Gerard Kerkum
1967: Roel Wiersma
1975: Martin Snoeck
1978: Karel Jansen
1981: Arend Steunenberg
1983: Jim Janssen van Raaij
1980s: Theo van Seggelen
2015: Danny Hesp
2019: Evgeniy Levchenko