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SC Veendam (Dutch pronunciation: [ɛs seː veːnˈdɑm]) was a Dutch football club based in Veendam, Groningen province, established in 1894 and dissolved in 2013. The club's official colours were black and yellow.

SC Veendam
Logo SC Veendam.png
Full nameSportClub Veendam
Nickname(s)Veenkolonialen
Black Yellow Angels
Founded4 September 1894
Dissolved25 March 2013[1]
GroundDe Langeleegte
Veendam
Capacity6,500

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HistoryEdit

 
Old club logo, under the denomination of BV Veendam

The club was founded on 4 September 1894, which makes it one of the oldest professional Dutch football clubs. The club's first name was Look-Out, which was changed to Prinses Juliana Veendam (Princess Juliana Veendam) in 1909, which soon became simply Veendam. Veendam became professional in 1954, when the Dutch professional league was introduced. The professional branch of the club left the club in 1974, to form Sportclub Veendam. The amateur branch became Veendam 1894. Sportclub Veendam would later become Betaalde Voetbal Veendam, more commonly known as BV Veendam.

The club has spent the largest part of its professional existence (42 seasons) in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. The club has spent six seasons in the Second Division, and has played in the Eredivisie for two seasons: 1986–87 (17th) and 1988–89 (18th).

During the 2009–10 season, a number of financial issues emerged at Veendam, and on 28 April 2010 (only days after the end of the 2009–10 Eerste Divisie) the club was requested to be declared bankrupt due to excessive debts.[2] On 12 May 2010, BV Veendam was ultimately declared bankrupt, an event that threatened to put an end to the club's 115-year history.[3] However, the verdict was later overturned on appeal, after the club managed to collect enough money to pay off most of its debts before the deadline of 2 June.[4][5] In 2011, the club changed its name from BV Veendam to SC Veendam.[6] Veendam's main rival was FC Emmen from Emmen. Renewed funding problems made the club file for bankruptcy, which was declared on 25 March 2013.[1]

HonoursEdit

ResultsEdit

Eerste Divisie 
Season League Rank Games Points GF GA Manager Topscorer Goals
1990–91 Eerste divisie 18 38 25 47 78   Thiemo Meertens   Lee Payne
10
1991–92 Eerste divisie 12 38 40 48 49   Theo Verlangen   Willem Brouwer
12
1992–93 Eerste divisie 16 34 22 32 60   Theo Verlangen   Willem Brouwer
9
1993–94 Eerste divisie 17 34 23 39 57   Henk Nienhuis   Willem Brouwer
11
1994–95 Eerste divisie 8 34 38 54 41   Jan Schulting   Joseph Oosting
  Bert Zuurman
11
1995–96 Eerste divisie 4 34 58 48 35   Jan Schulting   Lesmond Prinsen 6
1996–97 Eerste divisie 10 34 49 44 35   Jan Schulting   Henny Meijer 14
1997–98 Eerste divisie 12 34 45 51 55   Henk Bodewes   Bert Zuurman 16
1998–99 Eerste divisie 13 34 39 47 54   Henk Bodewes   Marnix Kolder
  Bob Mulder
8
1999-00 Eerste divisie 12 34 41 50 61   Azing Griever   Marnix Kolder 8
2000–01 Eerste divisie 14 34 39 54 69   Martin Koopman   Ivan Tsvetkov 18
2001–02 Eerste divisie 11 34 45 60 62   Martin Koopman   Ivan Tsvetkov 22
2002–03 Eerste divisie 17 34 32 37 66   Jan Korte   Rick Slor 4
2003–04 Eerste divisie 14 36 34 44 71   Jan Korte   Ronald Hamming 21
2004–05 Eerste divisie 11 36 45 47 56   Jan Korte   Ronald Hamming 16
2005–06 Eerste divisie 14 38 51 54 60   Joop Gall   Ronald Hamming 14
2006–07 Eerste divisie 8 38 55 57 50   Joop Gall   Marnix Kolder 15
2007–08 Eerste divisie 15 38 44[7] 57 67   Joop Gall   Mark Veldmate 11
2008–09 Eerste divisie 19 38 36[8] 46 67   Joop Gall   Michiel Hemmen 7
2009–10 Eerste divisie 9 36 52 57 48   Joop Gall   Michael de Leeuw 25
2010–11 Eerste divisie 4 34 53 54 44   Gert Heerkes   Michael de Leeuw 13
2011–12 Eerste divisie 16 34 22 42 67   Gert Heerkes   Anco Jansen 10

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

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Reddingsactie mislukt: SC Veendam is definitief failliet, Voetbal International, 2 April 2013
  2. ^ "Last chance for Veendam football club". DutchNews.nl. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Veendam na 115 jaar ten onder" (in Dutch). Jupiler League. 12 May 2010. Archived from the original on 16 May 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Sluitende begroting Veendam" (in Dutch). Jupiler League. 2 June 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Rechter stelt Veendam in gelijk" (in Dutch). Jupiler League. 4 June 2010. Archived from the original on 8 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ BV Veendam and AGOVV Apeldoorn were deducted three points for financial irregularities
  8. ^ Three points deducted during the season

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