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
2018–19Eredivisie, 7th
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 in the Rotterdam Stadium De Kuip.


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
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

Current squadEdit

As of 2 September 2019[4]

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 Janis Blaswich
2   DF Tim Breukers
4   DF Robin Pröpper (captain)
5   MF Lucas Schoofs
6   DF Dario Van den Buijs
7   FW Jeremy Cijntje
8   MF Teun Bijleveld
9   FW Cyriel Dessers
10   MF Mauro Júnior (on loan from PSV)
11   FW Silvester van der Water
13   DF Mats Knoester
14   MF Mohammed Osman
16   GK Michael Brouwer
17   MF Adrián Szőke
No. Position Player
18   MF Jesper Drost
19   DF Navajo Bakboord
20   DF Jelle van Benthem
21   MF Sebastian Jakubiak
22   MF Orestis Kiomourtzoglou
23   DF Maximilian Rossmann
24   FW Dabney dos Santos
25   FW Joey Konings
26   GK Koen Bucker
27   MF Niels Leemhuis
29   MF Reuven Niemeijer
31   DF Stephen Sama
34   DF Jeff Hardeveld
52   MF Alexander Merkel

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

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 2013-06-07
  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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