Netherlands - All-Time Table Eredivisie 1956-2013


In 1954 professional football was introduced in the Netherlands, and 1956/57 saw a national first division for the first time in history, called "eredivisie" (division of honour).

In general, all teams that went through name changes are listed under either their current name or (in case the club has disappeared from professional football) the last name under which they played in the eredivisie.

For teams that were formed by mergers, the records of the prime merger club (i.e. the club whose divisional place was taken by the merger club) have been added to those of the newly created club, and split again directly under the total. However, there are two exceptions to this:


Eredivisie 1956-2013 All-Time Ranking (57 Seasons)

Teams in bold face play in the eredivisie 2013/14;
teams in italics have disappeared from professional football.

   club                   S   Pd    W   D   L    GF   GA   Pts  PAct      GD Pts/G  GAv    Champ Ere Cups Fin

 1.Ajax                  57 1922 1269 343 310  4880-2001  2881  3278   +2879 1,499 2,439      32  24   18  23

 2.P.S.V.                57 1922 1151 421 350  4419-2038  2723  3132   +2381 1,417 2,168      21  18    9  17

 3.Feyenoord             57 1922 1086 453 383  4109-2216  2625  2967   +1893 1,366 1,854      14   9   11  15

 4.F.C. Twente           56 1888  833 505 550  3109-2472  2171  2456   + 637 1,150 1,258       2   1    3   7

   Sportclub Enschede     9  294  121  77  96   565- 490   319   319   +  75 1,085 1,153       1
   F.C. Twente           47 1594  712 428 454  2544-1982  1852  2137   + 562 1,162 1,284       1   1    3   7

 5.F.C. Utrecht          57 1922  702 484 736  2840-3036  1888  2117   - 196 0,982 0,935       1   1    3   5

   D.O.S.                14  460  168 109 183   790- 848   445   445   -  58 0,967 0,932       1   1
   F.C. Utrecht          43 1462  534 375 553  2050-2188  1443  1672   - 138 0,987 0,937                3   5

 6.Sparta Rotterdam      51 1718  603 485 630  2600-2665  1691  1798   -  65 0,984 0,976       6   1    3   5

 7.Roda J.C. Kerkrade    46 1564  606 402 556  2421-2314  1614  1855   + 107 1,032 1,046       1        2   6

   Rapid J.C.             6  204   73  47  84   307- 350   193   193   -  43 0,946 0,877       1
   Roda J.C. Kerkrade    40 1360  533 355 472  2114-1964  1421  1662   + 150 1,045 1,076                2   6

 8.F.C. Groningen        46 1548  517 428 603  2167-2397  1462  1651   - 230 0,944 0,904                    1

 9.N.A.C. Breda          46 1552  501 404 647  2090-2559  1405* 1603*  - 469 0,905 0,817       1        1   4

10.A.Z.                  36 1224  503 315 406  1995-1686  1321  1570   + 309 1,079 1,183       2   2    4   5

   Alkmaar                1   34    6  12  16    39-  61    24    24   -  22 0,706 0,639
   A.Z.                  35 1190  497 303 390  1956-1625  1297  1546   + 331 1,090 1,204       2   2    4   5

11.A.D.O. Den Haag       39 1310  434 335 541  1895-2145  1203  1283   - 250 0,918 0,883       2        2   8

   A.D.O.                14  460  189 121 150   793- 691   499   499   + 102 1,085 1,148       2        1   5
   A.D.O. Den Haag       25  850  245 214 391  1102-1454   704   784   - 352 0,828 0,758                1   3

12.Willem II Tilburg     38 1284  392 292 600  1809-2326  1076  1253   - 517 0,838 0,778       3        2   3
 
13.N.E.C.                37 1258  352 353 553  1442-1949  1057  1245   - 507 0,840 0,740                    4

14.M.V.V. Maastricht     36 1208  350 356 502  1527-1992  1056  1078   - 465 0,874 0,767

15.Vitesse               28  952  360 272 320  1387-1337   992  1236   +  50 1,042 1,037                    3

16.Fortuna Sittard       31 1038  320 292 426  1391-1705   932   994   - 314 0,898 0,816                2   4

   Fortuna '54           12  392  141  99 152   635- 700   381   381   -  65 0,972 0,907                2   2
   Fortuna Sittard       19  646  179 193 274   756-1005   551   613   - 249 0,853 0,752                    2

17.Go Ahead Eagles       28  940  302 249 389  1293-1500   853   858   - 207 0,907 0,862       4            1

18.S.C. Heerenveen       21  714  299 176 239  1209-1092   774  1043   + 117 1,084 1,107                1   3

19.F.C. Volendam         25  842  228 215 399   994-1513   671   705   - 519 0,797 0,657                    2

20.R.K.C. Waalwijk        22  748  233 186 329   970-1205   652   809   - 235 0,872 0,805

21.F.C. Amsterdam        19  634  208 173 253   851- 965   589   589   - 114 0,929 0,882       1   1

   D.W.S./A.              4  136   39  43  54   202- 251   121   121   -  49 0,890 0,805
   D.W.S.                 9  294  108  74 112   386- 393   290   290   -   7 0,986 0,982       1   1
   F.C. Amsterdam         6  204   61  56  87   263- 321   178   178   -  58 0,873 0,819

22.V.V.V.-Venlo          20  680  189 176 315   886-1250   554   590   - 364 0,815 0,709                1   1

23.Haarlem               18  612  172 178 262   695- 978   522   522   - 283 0,853 0,711       1        2   5

24.De Graafschap         19  646  144 162 340   696-1232   450   554   - 536 0,697 0,565

25.F.C. Den Bosch        15  510  132 133 245   617- 928   397   414   - 311 0,778 0,665       1            1

   B.V.V.                 2   68   18  10  40   126- 172    46    46   -  46 0,676 0,733       1
   F.C. Den Bosch        13  442  114 123 205   491- 756   351   368   - 265 0,794 0,649                    1

26.Excelsior             17  578  126 140 312   619-1081   392   426   - 462 0,678 0,573                    1

27.Telstar               14  468  118 140 210   530- 754   376   376   - 224 0,803 0,703                    2

28.P.E.C. Zwolle         13  442  109 129 204   538- 800   347   370   - 262 0,785 0,673                    2

29.Heracles Almelo       13  426  120 104 202   557- 814   344   428   - 257 0,808 0,684       2            1

30.Elinkwijk               7  234   65  50 119   306- 483   180   180   - 177 0,769 0,634

31.Blauw Wit              6  196   65  42  89   334- 401   172   172   -  67 0,878 0,833

32.Holland Sport          4  136   37  34  65   168- 279   108   108   - 111 0,794 0,602

33.N.O.A.D.               4  136   33  30  73   187- 311    96    96   - 124 0,706 0,601

34.R.B.C. Roosendaal      5  170   35  26 109   164- 358    96   131   - 194 0,565 0,458                    1

35.Sittardia              4  132   32  29  71   148- 256    93    93   - 108 0,705 0,578

36.F.C. Dordrecht         5  170   27  38 105   184- 387    92    92   - 203 0,541 0,475                2   4

   D.S. '79               2   68    8  11  49    76- 188    27    27   - 112 0,397 0,404                2   4
   Dordrecht '90          3  102   19  27  56   108- 199    65    65   -  91 0,637 0,543

37.S.C. Cambuur           4  136   25  38  73   139- 252    88   101   - 113 0,647 0,552

38.F.C. Eindhoven         3  102   23  25  54   107- 209    71    71   - 102 0,696 0,512       1        1   1

39.Xerxes/D.H.C.          2   68   26  17  25    92-  95    69    69   -   3 1,015 0,968                    1

   Xerxes                 1   34   13   8  13    47-  48    34    34   -   1 1,000 0,979                    1
   Xerxes/D.H.C.          1   34   13   9  12    45-  47    35    35   -   2 1,029 0,957

40.bvc Amsterdam          2   68   20  20  28   103- 130    60    60   -  27 0,882 0,792

41.Veendam                2   68   12  23  33    74- 127    47    47   -  53 0,691 0,583

42.Wageningen             2   68   13  18  37    72- 137    44    44   -  65 0,647 0,526                2   2
 
43.Helmond Sport          2   68   12  18  38    93- 162    42    42   -  69 0,618 0,574                    2

44.De Volewijckers         2   64   15  10  39    99- 189    40    40   -  90 0,625 0,524       1

45.S.V.V.                 2   68   13  13  42    62- 142    39    39   -  80 0,574 0,437       1

   Totals            57 1018    12812   12812 52868-52868               =    1     1          97  57   69 140
                           34356     8732                34355* 38585*

* N.A.C. Breda 1 point deducted in 2010/11

Explanations:

    S  Seasons in eredivisie (max. 57)
   Pd  Matches played (max. 1922)
    W  Matches won
    D  Matches drawn
    L  Matches lost
   GF  Goals scored
   GA  Goals conceded
  Pts  Number of points obtained (2/win)
 PAct  Number of actual points obtained (counting 3/win from 1995/96 onwards,
         which adds up to 4230 extra points until 2012/13 inclusive)
   GD  Goal difference 
Pts/G  Points per game ratio (based on 2/win)
  GAv  Goal average
Champ  Number of Dutch championships
  Ere  Number of wins in the eredivisie (Dutch championship since 1956/57)
 Cups  Number of Dutch Cups
  Fin  Number of Cup Final appearances

Note:  playoff matches, championship deciders, and "nacompetitie" matches not 
       included


Major name changes and mergers:

 3.Feijenoord changed name to Feyenoord in 1971.
 4.Sportclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys merged to form F.C. Twente in 1965.
 5.D.O.S., Elinkwijk (30) and Velox merged to form F.C. Utrecht in 1970.
 6.Sparta changed name to Sparta Rotterdam in 2004.
 7.Rapid J.C. and Roda Sport merged to form Roda J.C. in 1962.  Roda J.C.
   changed name to Roda J.C. Kerkrade in 2010.
 8.G.V.A.V. changed name to F.C. Groningen in 1971.
 9.N.A.C. changed name to N.A.C. Breda in 2003.
10.Alkmaar and F.C. Zaanstreek merged to form A.Z. '67 in 1967; A.Z. '67
   changed name to A.Z. in 1986.
11.A.D.O. and Holland Sport (32) merged to form F.C. Den Haag in 1971.  Between
   1992 and 1994 the merger club was known as A.D.O./Den Haag; since 1996 as
   A.D.O. Den Haag.
12.Willem II changed name to Willem II Tilburg in 2004.
14.M.V.V. changed name to M.V.V. Maastricht in 2010.
16.Fortuna '54 and Sittardia (35) merged to form F.S.C. in 1968; F.S.C. changed
   name to Fortuna Sittard in 1979.
17.Go Ahead changed name to Go Ahead Eagles in 1971.
20.R.K.C. changed name to R.K.C. Waalwijk in 1996.
21.D.W.S. and bvc Amsterdam (40) merged to form D.W.S./A. in 1958.  D.W.S./A
   changed name to D.W.S. in 1962.  D.W.S. and Blauw Wit (31) merged to form
   F.C. Amsterdam in 1972; De Volew&307;ckers (44) joined the merger in 1974.
   F.C. Amsterdam were dissolved in 1982.
22.V.V.V. were known as F.C. V.V.V. between 1968 and 1985 and changed name to
   V.V.V.-Venlo in 2004.
25.B.V.V. changed name to F.C. Den Bosch in 1965.  F.C. Den Bosch and
   Wilhelmina merged under the name of F.C. Den Bosch ('67) in 1967.
   Between 1988 and 1992 F.C. Den Bosch were known as B.V.V. Den Bosch.
27.Telstar were formed by a merger of Stormvogels and V.S.V. (neither club
   played in the eredivisie) and between 2001 and 2008 were known as
   Stormvogels Telstar Combinatie.
28.P.E.C. Zwolle were known as F.C. Zwolle between 1991 and 2012.
29.S.C. Heracles changed name to Heracles Almelo in 1998.
32.Holland Sport were known as S.H.S. between 1955 and 1964 (temporary merger
   with amateur club Scheveningen).  See also 11.
36.D.S. '79 changed name to Dordrecht '90 in 1990.  They merged with S.V.V.
   to form S.V.V./Dordrecht '90 in 1991, changing name to Dordrecht '90 in
   1992 and to F.C. Dordrecht in 2002.  See also 45.
39.Xerxes and D.H.C. '66 merged in 1967 to form Xerxes/D.H.C. who were
   dissolved in 1968.
45.S.V.V. and Dordrecht '90 merged to form S.V.V./Dordrecht '90 in 1991.
   The merger club changed name to Dordrecht '90 in 1992.  See also 36.

NB: for additional information on name changes, mergers, and the disappearance of
    clubs from Dutch professional football, see Netherlands - Regional Analysis.

Netherlands - All-Time Table Eerste and Tweede Divisie

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Thanks to Gerrit Tuitert and Graeme Riley for corrections

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Last updated: 9 Aug 2013

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