RBC Roosendaal

Roosendaal Boys Combinatie commonly known as RBC,[2] is a football club based in Roosendaal, North Brabant, Netherlands. RBC currently plays in the seventh-tier Tweede Klasse after a bankruptcy in 2011, restarting the club in ninth tier Vijfde Klasse.

RBC
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Full nameRoosendaal Boys Combinatie
Short nameRBC
Founded31 July 1912; 108 years ago (31 July 1912), as Excelsior
1919; 101 years ago (1919), as Oranje-Wit
1920; 100 years ago (1920), as VV Roosendaal
16 July 1927; 93 years ago (16 July 1927), as R.B.C. (Roosendaal Boys Combinatie)
23 October 1999; 21 years ago (23 October 1999), as RBC Roosendaal
2 December 2011; 8 years ago (2 December 2011), as RBC
GroundHerstaco Stadion
Capacity4,664[1]
ChairmanGer Deleij
Head coachKoos Waslander
LeagueTweede Klasse
2019–20Derde Klasse (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

1912–1949: Formative years, mostly Tweede KlasseEdit

RBC, the idea of Frans Mathijsen and Anton Poldermans, was formed on 31 July 1912. The club was initially called Excelsior and was renamed VV Roosendaal in 1920. The club's present name is the result of a merger with another football team. On 16 July 1927, the club changed into Roosendaal Boys Combinatie (RBC) because of the merger with Roosendaalsche Boys.

1950–1999: Hovering between amateurs and professionalsEdit

In 1955 the club turned professional and won the Tweede Divisie B in 1957. With the leagues restructured by the KNVB the club left professional football in 1971. Between the return to professional status in 1983 RBC was a successful amateur club.

On 23 October 1999, the club's name was officially changed to RBC Roosendaal.[2]

2000s: Eredivisie for the first timeEdit

 
RBC Roosendaal badge between 1999 and its bankruptcy in 2011.

In 2000 the club reached the Eredivisie for the first time just for one season. Before 2001, RBC played its league games in stadium De Luiten, which had a capacity of 2,000 seats and 5,000 standing places. In 2001, RBC moved into its new 5,000 seater stadium. RBC returned in the Eredivisie in 2002 for four seasons.

In the 2004–05 season, RBC just avoided the relegation playoff. Relegation could not be avoided a year later, with RBC finishing bottom of the Eredivisie in the 2005–06 season.

2010s: Bankruptcy and a fresh beginningEdit

On 8 June 2011, RBC Roosendaal was declared bankrupt after the board failed to repay the outstanding debts of €1.6 million; this led to an automatic revocation of the professional license from KNVB.[3] With RBC Roosendaal now out of Eerste Divisie, the board started working in order to register the club to the amateur Hoofdklasse league for the 15 June deadline.[4] On 14 June 2011, it was announced that RBC would not play in the Hoofdklasse.

On 21 September 2011, it was announced that the club would make a new start in Dutch football under the name RBC. RBC started season 2012–13 in the Vijfde Klasse, the 9th tier in Dutch football.[5] It played its games at Sportpark Rimboe in the village of Wouwse Plantage, just south of Roosendaal. On 7 April 2013, its first promotion since their restart was confirmed after beating VV Rimboe 10–1. It played the 2013–14 season in the Vierde Klasse. One week after winning promotion, it won the championship of the division. After the end of the 2012–13 season it was announced that RBC would return to its old ground, the RBC Stadion.[6] After finishing second two years in a row, RBC won a Vierde Klasse title in 2017 and it currently plays in the Derde Klasse.

2020s: Cancelled merger with RKSV Halsteren and promotionEdit

At the beginning of 2020 the club was again at the brink of a bankruptcy and was exploring a merger with RKSV Halsteren.[7] A merger agreement has been reached and is contingent to supporter input.[8] After already agreeing on a new name and colors, the clubs decided not to merge.[9]

In May 2020, RBC reached promotion to the Tweede Klasse after the Royal Dutch Football Association granted them the decision.[10] RBC had won two period titles in the 2019–20 season, which had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[11]

HonoursEdit

  • Promoted to Eredivisie
    • 2000, 2002
  • Sunday Amateur Champions
    • 1973

ResultsEdit

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2A
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2A
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2A
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2A
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2A
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2A
2
2A
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C
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2D
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2E
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2E
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2E
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2A
6
2A
1
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1D
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1C
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1D
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1D
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B
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B
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B
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C
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C
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Eredivisie
Eerste Divisie
Eerste klasse
(professional league)
Tweede Divisie
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Hoofdklasse
Eerste Klasse
Tweede Klasse
Derde Klasse
Vierde Klasse
Emergency League

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Accommodatie". rbcvoetbal.nl. RBC. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Historisch overzicht" [Historical Overview]. rbcvoetbal.nl. 23 oktober 1999 RBC verandert de naam in RBC Roosendaal. [23 October the name changes into RBC Roosendaal.]
  3. ^ "Voetbalclub RBC failliet verklaard" (in Dutch). BN/De Stem. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  4. ^ "RBC Roosendaal bezigt met Hoofdklasse" (in Dutch). VoetbalPlus.nl. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  5. ^ "RBC Roosendaal wil terug naar de top van het amateurvoetbal" (in Dutch). 2 January 2015. Archived from the original on 20 March 2015.
  6. ^ (in Dutch) Stadion RBC per 1 augustus weer operationeel, Omroep Brabant (3 mei 2013)
  7. ^ Kas, Dennis (18 January 2020). "Toekomst noodlijdend RBC in gevaar: fusie met Halsteren laatste redmiddel". BN De Stem. Retrieved 23 January 2020. Het voortbestaan van voetbalclub RBC hangt aan een zijden draadje. Een fusie met RKSV Halsteren, waarover momenteel ‘verkennende gesprekken’ gevoerd worden, is het laatste redmiddel. Er is geen plan B.
  8. ^ https://www.voetbalprimeur.nl/nieuws/923472/ex-profclub-rbc-kan-driedubbele-promotie-maken-door-op-handen-zijnde-fusie.html
  9. ^ https://www.internetbode.nl/regio/bergen-op-zoom/312556/fusie-tussen-rbc-en-halsteren-van-de-baan-
  10. ^ "Promotie voor RBC naar Tweede Klasse". rbcvoetbal.nl. RBC. 26 May 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  11. ^ Kas, Dennis (26 May 2020). "'Verguld' RBC promoveert alsnog naar tweede klasse". bndestem.nl. BN DeStem. Retrieved 8 August 2020.