|Full name||Football Club Emmen|
|Founded||August 21, 1925|
|Ground||De Oude Meerdijk|
|2017–18||Eerste Divisie, 7th (Promoted via play-offs)|
The amateur club Emmen was formed on August 21, 1925. When the Dutch professional league was formed in 1954, Emmen opted to maintain its amateur club status instead.
In 1985, Emmen finally joined the professional ranks. In 1988 the club was split up in an amateur and a professional section. The latter was mostly called BVO Emmen ( Betaald Voetbal Organisatie, professional football organisation). In 2005, the professional club Emmen changed its name into FC Emmen, for two reasons. Firstly, it was hoped that the new name would better reflect the club's history, and secondly because many misunderstandings had arisen, among people who had grown to believe that BVO was an abbreviation similar to for instance PSV, RBC or ADO.
FC Emmen has reached the Eerste Divisie play-offs eleven times and on May 20th, 2018, they managed to clinch promotion to the Dutch Eredivisie for the first time in their history after beating Sparta Rotterdam 3-1 in the promotion/relegation play-off finals.
- As of 1 September 2018
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Former technical directorsEdit
- Rob Groener
- Gerard Somer
- "FC Emmen history" (in Dutch). FC Emmen.
- Sparta degradeert uit Eredivisie, historische promotie FC Emmen - NU (in Dutch)
- "Emmen-doelpuntenmaker Bijl: 'In de bus kijken of ik al op Wikipedia sta'". NOS. 12 August 2018.
- Van Dijk was fired on 2007-02-17 and replaced by former player Alfons Arts, who gave over the job on 2007-03-07 to Gerry Hamstra.
- Hamstra was fired on 2008-10-13 and replaced by Thiemo Meertens. He handed over his job on 2008-10-23 to Paul Krabbe.
- "FC Emmen 2017-2018 squad" (in Dutch). FC Emmen. Retrieved 25 January 2018.