FC Volendam

Football Club Volendam is a Dutch football club based in Volendam, Netherlands. Founded on 1 June 1977, as a result of a split up with RKSV (founded 1920).[1] It currently plays in the Eerste Divisie, holding home games at Kras Stadion, with a 6,984-seat capacity.

FC Volendam
Logo FC Volendam.png
Full nameFootball Club Volendam
Nickname(s)Palingboeren, Wijdbroeken, Het Andere Oranje, Het Nieuwe Oranje
(The Other Oranje)
Founded1 June 1977; 43 years ago (1977-06-01)
GroundKras Stadion
Volendam
Capacity7,384
ChairmanPiet Kemper
ManagerWim Jonk
LeagueEerste Divisie
2018–19Eerste Divisie, 16th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Football Club Volendam was founded as Victoria on 1 June 1920 by local fishermen. By 1923, the club had already been renamed to its most famous denomination. In 1977 RKSV Volendam split up in RKSV (non-pro) en FC Volendam (pro), this situation is still actual today.

Being from the piously catholic village of Volendam, the club quickly joined the Catholic Football Association of the Netherlands. In 1935 and 1938, Volendam won that competition and, in the Second World War, was forced by the nazis to join the KNVB. In 1955, the club joined the professional football league, soon establishing its reputation as the Heen-en-weer club (the back-and-forth club) due to its promotion from the Eerste divisie and relegation from the Eredivisie it is one of the most famous 'Yo-Yo teams' in the Netherlands.

Throughout the years, Volendam spawned many talented players, such as Wim Jonk, Edwin Zoetebier, Arnold and Gerrie Mühren. The club also has an accomplished scouting and youth system, which spreads across many different countries.

HonoursEdit

ResultsEdit

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Domestic ResultsEdit

Below is a table with Volendam's domestic results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

Current squadEdit

As of 1 February 2020[2]

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

No. Position Player
  GK Nordin Bakker
  GK Barry Lauwers
  GK Mitchel Michaelis
  GK Joey Roggeveen

  DF Mohamed Betti
  DF Mike Eerdhuijzen
  DF Noah Fadiga
  DF Brian Plat
  DF Gijs Smal
  DF Marco Tol
  DF Micky van de Ven

  MF Franco Antonucci (on loan from AS Monaco)
  MF Samir Ben Sallam
  MF Boy Deul
No. Position Player
  MF Alex Plat
  MF Nick Runderkamp
  MF Kevin Visser (captain)
  MF Gerry Vlak
  MF Jari Vlak

  FW Youssef Blel
  FW Nick Doodeman
  FW Jelle Duin (on loan from AZ)
  FW Zakaria El Azzouzi
  FW Darius Johnson
  FW Martijn Kaars
  FW Leon Maloney
  FW Derry Murkin

On loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  DF Darryl Bäly ( at Telstar until 30 June 2020)

Former managersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FC Volendam official website" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  2. ^ "Selectie". fcvolendam.nl. FC Volendam. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

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