Netherlands Cup Finals


Full History of the Dutch Cup 1970-1994


1899 R.A.P.                - H.V.V.                1-0 (aet)
1900 Velocitas (Breda)     - Ajax (Leiden)         3-1
1901 H.B.S.                - R.A.P.                4-3
1902 Haarlem               - H.B.S.                2-1
1903 H.V.V.                - H.B.S.                6-1       [at H.V.V.]
1904 H.F.C.                - H.V.V.                3-1       [at H.V.V.]
1905 V.O.C.                - H.B.S. 2              3-0
1906 Concordia             - Volharding            3-2
1907 V.O.C.                - Voorwaarts            4-3 (aet)
1908 H.B.S. 2              - V.O.C. 2              3-1
1909 Quick (Den Haag) 2    - V.O.C.                2-0
1910 Quick (Den Haag) 2    - H.V.V. 2              2-0
1911 Quick (Den Haag)      - Haarlem               1-0       [at Haarlem]
1912 Haarlem               - Vitesse               2-0
1913 H.F.C.                - D.F.C.                4-1
1914 D.F.C.                - Haarlem               3-2
1915 H.F.C.                - H.B.S.                1-0
1916 Quick (Den Haag)      - H.B.S.                2-1 (aet) [at H.B.S.]
1917 Ajax                  - V.S.V.                5-0
1918 R.C.H.                - V.V.A.                2-1
1919 not played
1920 C.V.V.                - V.U.C.                2-1
1921 Schoten               - R.V.C.                2-1
1922   not played
1923   not played
1924   not played
1925 Z.F.C.                - Xerxes                5-1
1926 L.O.N.G.A.            - De Spartaan           5-2
1927 V.U.C.                - Vitesse               3-1       [at Vitesse]
1928 R.C.H.                - P.E.C.                2-0
1929   competition abandoned
1930 Feijenoord             - Excelsior             1-0
1931   not played
1932 D.F.C.                - P.S.V.                5-4 (asdet)
1933   not played
1934 Velocitas (Groningen) - Feijenoord             3-2 (asdet)
1935 Feijenoord             - Helmond               5-2       [at Feijenoord]
1936 Roermond              - K.F.C.                4-2
1937 Eindhoven             - De Spartaan           1-0       [at De Spartaan]
1938 V.S.V.                - A.G.O.V.V.            4-1
1939 Wageningen            - P.S.V.                2-1 (asdet)
1940   not played
1941   not played
1942   not played
1943 Ajax                  - D.F.C.                3-2
1944 Willem II             - Groene Ster           9-2
1945   not played
1946   competition abandoned
1947   not played
1948 Wageningen            - D.W.V.                0-0 (aet) [2-1 pen]
1949 Quick (Nijmegen)       - Helmondia             1-1 (aet) [2-1 pen]
1950 P.S.V.                - Haarlem               4-3 (aet)
1951   not played
1952   not played
1953   not played
1954   not played
1955   not played
1956   not played
1957 Fortuna '54           - Feijenoord             4-2       [at Feijenoord]
1958 Sparta                - Volendam              4-3
1959 V.V.V.                - A.D.O.                4-1       [at A.D.O.]
1960 not played
1961 Ajax                  - N.A.C.                3-0
1962 Sparta                - D.H.C.                1-0 (aet) [at Sparta]
1963 Willem II             - A.D.O.                3-0       [at A.D.O.]
1964 Fortuna '54           - A.D.O.                0-0 (aet) [4-3 pen]
1965 Feijenoord             - Go Ahead              1-0       [at Feijenoord]
1966 Sparta                - A.D.O.                1-0
1967 Ajax                  - N.A.C.                2-1 (aet) [at Ajax]
1968 A.D.O.                - Ajax                  2-1       [at A.D.O.]
1969 Feijenoord             - P.S.V.                1-1 (aet) [at Feijenoord]
 rep Feijenoord             - P.S.V.                2-0       [at Feijenoord]
1970 Ajax                  - P.S.V.                2-0 [*]
1971 Ajax                  - Sparta                2-2 (aet)
 rep Ajax                  - Sparta                2-1
1972 Ajax                  - F.C. Den Haag         3-2
1973 N.A.C.                - N.E.C.                2-0
1974 P.S.V.                - N.A.C.                6-0
1975 F.C. Den Haag         - F.C. Twente           1-0
1976 P.S.V.                - Roda J.C.             1-0 (aet)
1977 F.C. Twente           - P.E.C. Zwolle         3-0 (aet)
1978 A.Z. '67              - Ajax                  1-0
1979 Ajax                  - F.C. Twente           1-1 (aet)
 rep Ajax                  - F.C. Twente           3-0
1980 Feyenoord             - Ajax                  3-1       [at Feyenoord]
1981 A.Z. '67              - Ajax                  3-1
1982 F.C. Utrecht          - A.Z. '67              1-0       [at F.C. Utrecht]
 2nd A.Z. '67              - F.C. Utrecht          5-1       [at A.Z. '67]
     A.Z. '67 5-2 on aggregate
1983 Ajax                  - N.E.C.                3-1       [at Ajax]
 2nd N.E.C.                - Ajax                  1-3       [at N.E.C.]
     Ajax 6-2 on aggregate
1984 Feyenoord             - Fortuna Sittard       1-0       [at Feyenoord]
1985 F.C. Utrecht          - Helmond Sport         1-0       [at F.C. Utrecht]
1986 Ajax                  - R.B.C.                3-0       [at Ajax]
1987 Ajax                  - F.C. Den Haag         4-2 (aet) [at F.C. Den Haag]
1988 P.S.V.                - Roda J.C.             3-2 (aet)
1989 P.S.V.                - F.C. Groningen        4-1
1990 P.S.V.                - Vitesse               1-0
1991 Feyenoord             - B.V.V. Den Bosch      1-0 [**]  [at Feyenoord]
1992 Feyenoord             - Roda J.C.             3-0       [at Feyenoord]
1993 Ajax                  - Heerenveen            6-2
1994 Feyenoord             - N.E.C.                2-1       [at Feyenoord]
1995 Feyenoord             - Volendam              2-1       [at Feyenoord]
1996 P.S.V.                - Sparta                5-2
1997 Roda J.C.             - Heerenveen            4-2
1998 Ajax                  - P.S.V.                5-0
1999 Ajax                  - Fortuna Sittard       2-0
2000 Roda J.C.             - N.E.C.                2-0
2001 F.C. Twente           - P.S.V.                0-0 (aet) [4-3 pen]
2002 Ajax                  - F.C. Utrecht          3-2 (aet)
2003 F.C. Utrecht          - Feyenoord             4-1       [at Feyenoord]
2004 F.C. Utrecht          - F.C. Twente           1-0
2005 P.S.V.                - Willem II             4-0
2006 Ajax                  - P.S.V.                2-1
2007 Ajax                  - A.Z.                  1-1 (aet) [8-7 pen]
2008 Feyenoord             - Roda J.C.             2-0
2009 Heerenveen            - F.C. Twente           2-2 (aet) [5-4 pen]
2010 Ajax                  - Feyenoord             2-0       [at Ajax]
 2nd Feyenoord             - Ajax                  1-4       [at Feyenoord]
2011 F.C. Twente           - Ajax                  3-2 (aet)
2012 P.S.V.                - Heracles Almelo       3-0
2013 A.Z.                  - P.S.V.                2-1

 [*] Ajax actually lost in the round of 16, 2-1 away to A.Z. '67.  Since
     by that stage only 14 teams actually were in the competition, one of
     the 7 defeated teams was drawn into the quarterfinal.  Ajax won that
     draw and responded by winning the Cup.  The rule, which had been in
     use for some years due to the K.N.V.B. policy of only admitting
     professional teams, was immediately abolished.
[**] At the end of the 1991 final there were repeated invasions of the
     pitch by Feyenoord "fans".  A court later ruled that the second 
     half should be replayed, but this was revoked on appeal by Feyenoord
     and the Dutch FA.

Number of Cups per Club (95 cups)

18 Ajax (Amsterdam)

11 Feyenoord (Rotterdam)

 9 P.S.V. (Eindhoven)

 4 A.Z. (Alkmaar) [includes A.Z. '67]
 4 Quick (Den Haag) [includes 2 for second team]

 3 H.F.C. (Haarlem)
 3 Sparta (Rotterdam)
 3 F.C. Twente (Enschede)
 3 F.C. Utrecht

 2 D.F.C. (Dordrecht)
 2 Fortuna '54 (Geleen)
 2 Haarlem
 2 H.B.S. (Den Haag) [includes 1 for second team]
 2 R.C.H. (Haarlem)
 2 Roda J.C. (Kerkrade)
 2 V.O.C. (Rotterdam)
 2 Wageningen
 2 Willem II (Tilburg)

 1 A.D.O. (Den Haag)
 1 Concordia (Delft)
 1 C.V.V. (Rotterdam)
 1 Eindhoven 
 1 F.C. Den Haag
 1 Heerenveen
 1 H.V.V. (Den Haag)
 1 L.O.N.G.A. (Tilburg)
 1 N.A.C. (Breda)
 1 Quick (Nijmegen)
 1 R.A.P. (Amsterdam)
 1 Roermond
 1 Schoten (Haarlem)
 1 Velocitas (Breda)
 1 Velocitas (Groningen)
 1 V.S.V. (Velsen)
 1 V.U.C. (Den Haag)
 1 V.V.V. (Venlo)
 1 Z.F.C. (Zaandam)

Number of Finals per Club (190 finalists)

23 Ajax (Amsterdam)

17 P.S.V. (Eindhoven)

15 Feyenoord (Rotterdam)

 7 H.B.S. (Den Haag) [includes 2 for second team]
 7 F.C. Twente (Enschede)

 6 Roda J.C. (Kerkrade)

 5 A.D.O. (Den Haag)
 5 A.Z. (Alkmaar) [includes A.Z. '67]
 5 Haarlem
 5 Sparta (Rotterdam)
 5 F.C. Utrecht

 4 D.F.C. (Dordrecht)
 4 H.V.V. (Den Haag) [includes 1 for second team]
 4 Quick (Den Haag) [includes 2 for second team]
 4 N.A.C. (Breda)
 4 N.E.C. (Nijmegen)
 4 V.O.C. (Rotterdam) [includes 1 for second team]

 3 F.C. Den Haag
 3 Heerenveen
 3 H.F.C. (Haarlem)
 3 Vitesse (Arnhem)
 3 Willem II (Tilburg)

 2 Fortuna '54 (Geleen)
 2 Fortuna Sittard
 2 P.E.C. Zwolle 
 2 R.A.P. (Amsterdam)
 2 R.C.H. (Haarlem)
 2 De Spartaan (Amsterdam)
 2 Volendam
 2 V.S.V. (Velsen)
 2 V.U.C. (Den Haag)
 2 Wageningen

 1 A.G.O.V.V. (Apeldoorn)
 1 Ajax (Leiden)
 1 B.V.V. Den Bosch
 1 Concordia (Delft)
 1 C.V.V. (Rotterdam)
 1 D.H.C. (Delft)
 1 D.W.V. (Amsterdam)
 1 Eindhoven 
 1 Excelsior (Rotterdam)
 1 Go Ahead (Deventer)
 1 Groene Ster (Heerlerheide)
 1 F.C. Groningen
 1 Helmond
 1 Helmondia (Helmond)
 1 Helmond Sport
 1 Heracles Almelo
 1 K.F.C. (Koog aan de Zaan)
 1 L.O.N.G.A. (Tilburg)
 1 Quick (Nijmegen)
 1 R.B.C. (Roosendaal)
 1 R.F.C. (Rotterdam)
 1 Roermond
 1 Schoten (Haarlem)
 1 Velocitas (Breda)
 1 Velocitas (Groningen)
 1 Volharding (Amsterdam)
 1 Voorwaarts (Den Haag)
 1 V.V.A. (Amsterdam)
 1 V.V.V. (Venlo)
 1 Xerxes (Rotterdam)
 1 Z.F.C. (Zaandam)

Number of Lost Finals per Club (95 runners up)

 8 P.S.V. (Eindhoven)

 5 Ajax (Amsterdam)
 5 H.B.S. (Den Haag) [includes 1 for second team]

 4 A.D.O. (Den Haag)
 4 Feyenoord (Rotterdam)
 4 N.E.C. (Nijmegen)
 4 Roda J.C. (Kerkrade)
 4 F.C. Twente (Enschede)

 3 Haarlem
 3 H.V.V. (Den Haag) [includes 1 for second team]
 3 N.A.C. (Breda)
 3 Vitesse (Arnhem)

 2 D.F.C. (Dordrecht)
 2 Fortuna Sittard
 2 F.C. Den Haag
 2 Heerenveen
 2 P.E.C. Zwolle
 2 Sparta (Rotterdam)
 2 De Spartaan (Amsterdam)
 2 F.C. Utrecht
 2 V.O.C. (Rotterdam) [includes 1 for second team]
 2 Volendam

 1 A.G.O.V.V. (Apeldoorn)
 1 Ajax (Leiden)
 1 A.Z. (Alkmaar)
 1 B.V.V. Den Bosch
 1 D.H.C. (Delft)
 1 D.W.V. (Amsterdam)
 1 Excelsior (Rotterdam)
 1 Go Ahead (Deventer)
 1 Groene Ster (Heerlerheide)
 1 F.C. Groningen
 1 Helmond
 1 Helmondia (Helmond)
 1 Helmond Sport
 1 Heracles Almelo
 1 K.F.C. (Koog aan de Zaan)
 1 R.A.P. (Amsterdam)
 1 R.B.C. (Roosendaal)
 1 R.F.C. (Rotterdam)
 1 Volharding (Amsterdam)
 1 Voorwaarts (Den Haag)
 1 V.S.V. (Velsen)
 1 V.U.C. (Den Haag)
 1 V.V.A. (Amsterdam)
 1 Willem II (Tilburg)
 1 Xerxes (Rotterdam)

Trivia

In the beginning of the century, there were several seasons in which
the teams from "eerste klasse" (the highest level) were allowed only
to enter their second teams.  Two of the early finals therefore saw
two second teams facing each other (1908 and 1910).

Until 1920 the cup competition was named "Holdertbeker", from 1921 until
1929 "N.V.B. Beker".  After the Dutch FA were given the epithet "Koninklijke"
(Royal) it became "K.N.V.B. Beker".  Due to sponsoring the competition is
now known as "Amstel Cup".

When A.D.O. faced Ajax in the 1968 final, they had lost their previous
4 finals.  Ajax had won the 4 finals they had played until then.  A.D.O.
finally got things right in that fifth attempt.  A.D.O. later merged
with Holland Sport to become F.C. Den Haag; together, A.D.O. and F.C.
Den Haag appeared in 8 finals, winning only 2.

Three consecutive cups were won by Quick (Den Haag) (1909-1911, the first
two with their second team), Ajax (1970-1972), and P.S.V. (1988-1990).

Feyenoord won 10 of their 11 cups on their own field.  (They also lost
2 finals there.)

Sparta, the oldest team (founded 1888) remaining in Dutch professional
football and one of the strongest teams of the country since their
foundation, had to wait until 1958 for their first final appearance.

The big three did not play each other very often in finals: Ajax v 
Feyenoord occurred twice (1980 and 2010) and Feijenoord v P.S.V. once 
(1969); Ajax and P.S.V. met each other thrice in a final (1970, 1998, 
2006).

Repeated finals (apart from replays):

Ajax v P.S.V. (1970, 1998, 2006)
A.Z. v Ajax (1978, 1981, 2007)

Ajax v Feyenoord (1980, 2010)
Ajax v N.A.C. (1961, 1967)
Ajax v F.C. Den Haag (1972, 1987) 
Ajax v F.C. Twente (1979, 2011)
Feyenoord v Roda J.C. (1992, 2008)
P.S.V. v Roda J.C. (1976, 1988)
	
and, including second teams:

H.B.S. v V.O.C. (1905, 1908)

If we add finals for merger clubs, we find 3 occurrences for Ajax v
F.C. Den Haag/A.D.O. (1968, 1972, 1987) and 2 for Feyenoord v Fortuna
Sittard/Fortuna '54 (1957, 1984).

Notes

Compare the notes in the file on Dutch champions.

In addition to what is written there, note that in 1964 K.F.C. was split in 
an amateur section K.F.C. and a professional section F.C. Zaanstreek, which
later merged with Alkmaar '54 to become A.Z. '67 (now simply A.Z.).  Z.F.C. 
merged in 1990 with Z.V.V. to form Hellas Sport.  Fortuna '54 merged with 
Sittardia to form F.S.C., later renamed Fortuna Sittard.  D.F.C. were later 
renamed to first F.C. Dordrecht, then D.S. '79, and then Dordrecht '90, 
before merging with S.V.V. to become S.V.V./Dordrecht '90; they since returned
to Dordrecht '90.  Helmondia merged with Kolping S.D.W. to from Helmondia '55,
from which a professional section named Helmond Sport was formed in 1967.

H.F.C., the first Dutch club to play football, obtained the predicate
"Koninklijke" (Royal), and are now known as Kon. H.F.C. (just like H.V.V.
are now known as Kon. H.V.V.).


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Thanks to John Beuker and Bas Kammenga for additional information and corrections.

Prepared and maintained by Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 20 Jun 2013

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