HC Klein Zwitserland

Hockey Club Klein Zwitserland, commonly known as Klein Zwitserland, is a Dutch field hockey club based in The Hague, South Holland.

Klein Zwitserland
Full nameHockey Club Klein Zwitserland
Nickname(s)De Steenbokken (The Capricorns)
Short nameKZ
Founded20 September 1908; 113 years ago (1908-09-20)
Home groundSportpark Klein Zwitserland, The Hague
Members2068[1]
LeagueMen's Hoofdklasse
Women's Hoofdklasse
2020–21Men: 11th
Women: 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
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The women and men's first team compete in the hoofdklasse, the highest league of Dutch field hockey.

The club was founded on 20 September 1908. They were incredibly successful during the 1970s, winning 8 national titles in a row. The first men team played continuously on the highest level of Dutch hockey from 1974 until 2007. After promoting twice in a row they're back in the hoofdklasse since 2018.

HonoursEdit

MenEdit

Hoofdklasse

  • Winners (8): 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
  • Runners-up (2): 1974–75, 1975–76 :

Gold Cup

  • Winners (1): 2021–22

EuroHockey Club Champions Cup:

Hoofdklasse Indoor

  • Winners (2): 1974–75, 1982–83

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Men's squadEdit

Head coach: Omar Schlingemann

As of 10 September 2021[2]
No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   NED Koene Schaper
2 MF   AUS Tom Craig
3 FW   GER Max Kapaun
5 MF   NED Sijbrand Bolhuis
6   NED Lucas Middendorp
7 MF   NED Steven van Rhede van der Kloot (Captain)
8 FW   NED Camil Papa
9   NED Rogier Schaeffers
10   NED Bouwe Buitenhuis
11 FW   NED Martijn van Grimbergen
14 DF   USA Aki Käppeler
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   NED Douwe Steens
16 FW   NED David Huussen
17 FW   NED Nick van Trigt
19 GK   NED Laurens Goedegebure
21 DF   NED Govert Soeters
22 FW   GER Marco Miltkau
23 FW   ARG Nicolás Keenan
24 DF   AUS Matthew Swann
25 FW   NED Daniël de Haan
27 FW   ESP Albert Béltran
29 FW   AUS Tim Brand

Notable playersEdit

Men's internationalsEdit

  Netherlands
  England/  Great Britain
  Argentina
  Australia
  India
  United States

Women's internationalsEdit

  Netherlands
  Australia
  England/  Great Britain

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Klein Zwitserland (H.C.)". www.knhb.nl (in Dutch). Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond. 31 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Spelerslijsten Hoofdklasse Dames en Tulp Hoofdklasse Heren 2021-2022" (PDF). knhb.nl (in Dutch). 10 September 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.

External linksEdit


Coordinates: 52°06′20″N 4°18′36″E / 52.10556°N 4.31000°E / 52.10556; 4.31000