Heracles Almelo

Heracles Almelo is a Dutch professional football club based in Almelo, founded in 1903. The club has won the Dutch national title twice, in 1927 and 1941.

Heracles Almelo
Heracles Almelo logo.svg
Full nameHeracles Almelo
Founded1903; 117 years ago (1903)
GroundErve Asito, Almelo
ChairmanHans Bredewoud[1]
ManagerFrank Wormuth
2019–20Eredivisie, 8th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

In the 2004–05 season, Heracles won the title in the Eerste Divisie, so that during the 2005–06 season, Heracles played in the Eredivisie, where they finished 13th. The average attendance in 2004–05 was 5,700 people. In the recent top flight seasons, this has risen to just over 13,500. Their main rival is FC Twente.

In 2012 Heracles competed in its first Dutch Cup final, which it lost to PSV Eindhoven.


Heracles Almelo currently play at the Erve Asito in Almelo. The Erve Asito was built in 1999 with a capacity 6,900, this was expanded in 2005 to hold 8,500. The pitch at the Erve Asito is artificial turf. After renovation of the stadium at the beginning of season 2015–16 it holds 13.500 supporters.


The club was founded on 3 May 1903 as Heracles, after the demigod son of Zeus. They changed their name on 1 July 1974 to SC Heracles '74 and finally settled on the current name in 1998.

In the 2015/16 season, Heracles finished sixth in the Eredivisie, so the club could participate in the playoffs for European football. The club first defeated FC Groningen and then FC Utrecht. Heracles thus qualified for the first time in club history for European football, in the third qualifying round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.[2]



Domestic resultsEdit

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

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Europa League
  Arouca 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

Current squadEdit

As of 15 September 2020[4]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GER Janis Blaswich
2 DF   NED Tim Breukers
3 DF   ITA Giacomo Quagliata
4 DF   NED Robin Pröpper (captain)
5 DF   GER Marco Rente
6 MF   GER Orestis Kiomourtzoglou
7 FW   CUW Jeremy Cijntje
8 MF   NED Teun Bijleveld
9 FW   TUR Sinan Bakış
10 MF   NED Rai Vloet
11 FW   NED Silvester van der Water
13 DF   NED Mats Knoester
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF   USA Luca de la Torre
15 MF   BEL Lucas Schoofs
16 GK   NED Michael Brouwer
17 MF   HUN Adrián Szőke
19 DF   NED Navajo Bakboord
22 DF   CRO Mateo Les
23 DF   BEL Noah Fadiga
26 GK   NED Koen Bucker
30 MF   BDI Mohamed Amissi
31 MF   NED Rohat Agca
34 DF   NED Jeff Hardeveld
37 FW   NED Delano Burgzorg

Former playersEdit

North America
United States

Former managersEdit


  1. ^ Fardau Wagenaar (1 July 2017). "Hans Bredewoud is vanaf vandaag de nieuwe voorzitter van Heracles". AD. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Sport – Het laatste nieuws uit Nederland leest u op Telegraaf.nl". Telegraaf. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  3. ^ Eerste Divisie Champions, RSSSF.com, Retrieved 7 June 2013
  4. ^ "Selectie 2017–2018". www.heracles.nl. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Delpher Kranten – Het volk : dagblad voor de arbeiderspartij 16-10-1933". kb.nl.
  6. ^ "Delpher Kranten – De Heerenveensche koerier : onafhankelijk dagblad voor Midden-Zuid-Oost-Friesland en Noord-Overijssel 10-05-1950". kb.nl.
  7. ^ "Delpher Kranten – Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 13-10-1979". kb.nl.
  8. ^ "Delpher Kranten – De waarheid 04-11-1982". kb.nl.
  9. ^ "Delpher Kranten – De Telegraaf 04-12-1987". kb.nl.
  10. ^ "Delpher Kranten – Leeuwarder courant : hoofdblad van Friesland 08-01-1988". kb.nl.
  11. ^ "SC HERACLES '74". 18 August 1988. Retrieved 17 March 2018 – via KBDK.

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