Eredivisie | Netherlands - an overview

The Netherlands Eredivisie is the top league of Hollands professional footballing body of the Royal Dutch FA. The meaning Eredivisie means "Honour” or "Premier". The Dutch league is a newcomer to the European and is currently ranked 11th best league in Europe according to UEFA. There are 18 clubs fighting for the right to be crowned the Dutch national championship. Ajax and PSV Eindhoven are the most prolific, with 25 and 21 titles respectively. There is no promotion from the Netherlands Eredivisie, but the top team qualifies for the UEFA Champions League, with the runner up entering the 2nd stage qualifying round. Third and fourth qualify for the Europa League. One further Europa League place is determined by the domestic cup competition the KNVB Cup.

Participating teams

  • ADO Den Haag
    Cars Jeans Stadion, Den Haag
  • AZ Alkmaar
    AFAS Stadion, Alkmaar
  • Ajax Amsterdam
    Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam
  • De Graafschap
    De Vijverberg, Doetinchem
  • FC Emmen
    JenS Vesting, Emmen
  • FC Groningen
    Euroborg, Groningen
  • FC Utrecht
    Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht
  • Feyenoord Rotterdam
    De Kuip, Rotterdam
  • Fortuna Sittard
    Fortuna Sittard Stadion, Sittard
  • Heracles Almelo
    Polman Stadion, Almelo
  • Jong AZ Alkmaar
  • NAC Breda
    Rat Verlegh Stadion, Breda
  • PEC Zwolle
    IJsseldelta Stadion, Zwolle
  • PSV Eindhoven
    Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
  • RKC Waalwijk
  • SBV Excelsior
    Van Donge & De Roo Stadion, Rotterdam
  • SC Heerenveen
    Abe Lenstra Stadion, Heerenveen
  • Sparta Rotterdam
  • Twente Enschede
  • VVV Venlo
    De Koel, Venlo
  • Vitesse Arnhem
    GelreDome, Arnhem
  • Willem II Tilburg
    Koning Willem II Stadion, Tilburg

Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1Ajax Amsterdam Logo Ajax Amsterdam254556
2AZ Alkmaar Logo AZ Alkmaar253756
3Feyenoord Rotterdam Logo Feyenoord Rotterdam251550
4PSV Eindhoven Logo PSV Eindhoven262649
5Willem II Tilburg Logo Willem II Tilburg26344
6FC Utrecht Logo FC Utrecht251641
7Vitesse Arnhem Logo Vitesse Arnhem261041
8Heracles Almelo Logo Heracles Almelo26636
9FC Groningen Logo FC Groningen26135
10SC Heerenveen Logo SC Heerenveen26033
11Sparta Rotterdam26-433
12FC Emmen Logo FC Emmen26-1332
13VVV Venlo Logo VVV Venlo26-2728
14Twente Enschede26-1227
15PEC Zwolle Logo PEC Zwolle26-1826
16Fortuna Sittard Logo Fortuna Sittard26-2326
17ADO Den Haag Logo ADO Den Haag26-2919
18RKC Waalwijk26-3315

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