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Helmond Sport is a Dutch football club, playing in the Dutch Eerste Divisie and located in Helmond, Noord-Brabant. The club was founded on June 27, 1967, as a breakaway from the local professional club Helmondia '55, which had gone bankrupt.

Helmond Sport
Helmond Sport logo.svg
Full nameHelmond Sport
FoundedJuly 27, 1967; 51 years ago (1967-07-27)
GroundStadion De Braak
Helmond
Capacity4,100
ChairmanPhilippe van Esch
ManagerWil Boessen
LeagueEerste Divisie
2018–19Eerste Divisie, 20th
Current season

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HistoryEdit

Helmond Sport started in the Tweede Divisie. After only a year, the club was promoted to the First Division, where they won the title in 1982 and were promoted to the Eredivisie. There, they would play for two seasons, before being relegated back to the Eerste Divisie. The first season back in the Eerste Divisie saw Helmond Sport reach the cup final, which was lost to FC Utrecht in injury time. Helmond Sport was close to promotion to the Eredivisie in the play-offs of the 2004–05 Eerste Divisie season. They came up 1–0 against Sparta due to a 59th minute Nyron Wau goal, but in the last 20 minutes Riga Mustapha (73') and Rachid Bouaouzan (90+1') scored 1–1 and 1–2 and Sparta was promoted instead. In the 2010–11 season Helmond finished 3rd in the Eerste Divisie but were beaten in the play-off final for promotion to the Eredivisie.

HonoursEdit

Eerste Divisie 

Domestic resultsEdit

Below is a table with Helmond Sport's domestic results since the introduction of professional football in 1956.

Current squadEdit

As of 1 February 2019[1]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Stijn van Gassel
3   DF Bart Meijers (on loan from NAC Breda)
4   DF Ron Janzen
5   DF Kjell Knops
6   MF Steven Edwards
7   FW Diego Snepvangers (on loan from NAC Breda)
8   MF Tibeau Swinnen (captain)
9   FW Arne Naudts
10   MF Bodi Brusselers (on loan from NAC Breda)
11   FW Dylan George (on loan from FC Twente)
12   MF Dean Koolhof
13   MF Odysseus Velanas (on loan from FC Utrecht)
14   MF Bram Zwanen
15   DF Dylan de Braal
16   DF Joeri Poelmans
No. Position Player
17   FW Daan Ibrahim
18   FW Albian Muzaqi
19   DF Maiky Fecunda
20   MF Koen Wesdorp
21   GK Stefan Tielemans
22   GK Jamie Watt
23   FW Richelor Sprangers (on loan from NAC Breda)
24   MF Jordan van der Gaag (on loan from NAC Breda)
25   DF Maikel Verkoelen
26   DF Jeroen Verkennis
27   FW Juul Respen
28   DF Nick de Louw
29   DF Dion van Horne
30   GK Marko Antunić

Former managersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Onze Spelers". www.helmondsport.nl. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

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