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
Nickname(s)Kattenmeppers
Founded27 July 1967; 52 years ago (1967-07-27)
GroundSolarUnie Stadion
Capacity4,200
General ManagerLeon Vlemmings
ChairmanFrans Stienen
ManagerWil Boessen
LeagueEerste Divisie
2018–19Eerste Divisie, 20th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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 24 January 2020[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
2   DF Guus Joppen
3   DF Ferry de Regt (captain)
4   DF Nick de Louw
5   DF Daan Klomp (on loan from NAC Breda)
6   MF Tibeau Swinnen
7   FW Robert Mutzers
8   MF Orhan Džepar
9   FW Givan Werkhoven
10   MF Dean Koolhof
11   MF Bodi Brusselers
12   DF Jeroen Verkennis
No. Position Player
14   MF Bram Zwanen
15   MF Sander Vereijken
16   DF Joeri Poelmans
17   FW Juul Respen
18   FW Diego Snepvangers (on loan from NAC Breda)
20   MF Jeff Stans
21   GK Stefan Tielemans
22   GK Senne Vits
23   DF Jeffrey Neral
24   FW Jordy Thomassen
25   MF Kay van de Vorst

Former managersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Onze Spelers". www.helmondsport.nl. Retrieved 26 October 2019.

External linksEdit