VVV-Venlo

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VVV
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Full nameVenlose Voetbal
Vereniging Venlo
Nickname(s)The Good Old,
Venlose trots,
Pride of the South
Short nameV.V.V.
FoundedFebruary 7, 1903; 111 years ago (1903-02-07)
GroundDe Koel
Venlo
Ground Capacity8,000
ChairmanNetherlands Hai Berden
ManagerNetherlands René Trost
LeagueEerste Divisie
2012–13Eredivisie, 17th (relegated)
Home colours
Away colours
 
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VVV
logo
Full nameVenlose Voetbal
Vereniging Venlo
Nickname(s)The Good Old,
Venlose trots,
Pride of the South
Short nameV.V.V.
FoundedFebruary 7, 1903; 111 years ago (1903-02-07)
GroundDe Koel
Venlo
Ground Capacity8,000
ChairmanNetherlands Hai Berden
ManagerNetherlands René Trost
LeagueEerste Divisie
2012–13Eredivisie, 17th (relegated)
Home colours
Away colours

VVV-Venlo (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌveɪ̯.veɪ̯.ˈveɪ̯ ˈvɛn.loʊ̯], VVV stands for Venlose Voetbal Vereniging [ˈvɛn.ˌloʊ̯.zə ˈvut.bɑɫ və.ˈreɪ̯.nə.ɣɪŋ]) is a football club from Venlo in the Netherlands, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie. The club plays its home games in the De Koel stadium, known as Seacon Stadion – De Koel - for sponsorship reasons.

VVV returned to the Eredivisie, the highest league in the Netherlands, by defeating RKC Waalwijk in the promotion/relegation play-offs of the season 2006-2007. After one season in the Eredivisie, VVV-Venlo were relegated back to the Eerste Divisie. After a single season, VVV-Venlo won the Eerste Divisie 2008-09 title and returned to the Eredivisie.

In the 2009-2010 season the team booked its best league result since 1988, finishing 12th in the Eredivisie. Another remarkable event was the transfer of star player Keisuke Honda to CSKA Moscow. They also signed toddler Baerke van der Meij on a symbolic 10-year contract, after a video featuring him scoring a hat trick into a toy box went viral.[1]

Stadium[edit]

VVV Venlo currently play at De Koel in Venlo. The stadium holds 8,000 people and was built in 1972. It is named after its main sponsor, hence its current name 'Seacon Stadion De Koel'.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2014

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers winter 2013–14

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
1NetherlandsGKDanny Wintjens
2NetherlandsDFGuus Joppen (captain)
3NetherlandsDFJerold Promes
4NetherlandsDFPim Balkestein
5NetherlandsDFNiels Fleuren
7NetherlandsFWJules Reimerink
8NetherlandsMFDanny Post
9NetherlandsFWPrince Rajcomar
10JapanMFYuki Otsu
11NetherlandsFWRandy Wolters
12FinlandGKNiki Mäenpää
14NetherlandsMFOğuzhan Türk
17NetherlandsMFQuin Kruijsen
No.PositionPlayer
19AustraliaDFHarry Ascroft
20NetherlandsFWLeon de Kogel (on loan from FC Utrecht)
21NetherlandsMFAron Gielen
22NetherlandsGKEric Verstappen
23AustraliaFWTravis Cooper
24NetherlandsDFRoy Heesen
25NetherlandsMFJeffrey Altheer
26NetherlandsDFJoeri Schroyen (on loan from Go Ahead Eagles)
27NetherlandsFWDyon Gijzen
28NetherlandsFWBas Hendriks
29NetherlandsMFSelman Sevinç
32NetherlandsDFDylan Donkers

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
NigeriaFWUche Nwofor (at SC Heerenveen)

Domestic Results[edit]

Below is a table with VVV-Venlo's domestic results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

Managers[edit]

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