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Eredivisie
Eredivisie nieuw logo 2017-.svg
Kintra Netherlands
Confederation UEFA
Foondit 1956
Nummer o teams 18
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation tae Eerste Divisie
Domestic cup(s) KNVB Cup
Johan Cruijff Shield
Internaitional cup(s) Champions League
Europa League
Current champions PSV Eindhoven (24t teetle)
(2017–18)
Maist championships AFC Ajax (33)
TV partners Fox Sports Eredivisie
NOS (Highlights)
Wabsteid Eredivisie.nl
2018–19 Eredivisie

The Eredivisie (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeː.rə.di.ˌvi.zi]; "Honor Diveesion") is the heichest echelon o profeesional fitbaw in the Netherlands. The league wis foondit in 1956, twa years efter the stairt o profeesional fitbaw in the Netherlands. At the end o the 2012–2013 saison it wis rankit the aicht best league in Europe bi UEFA.[1]

The top division consists o 18 clubs. Each club meets ivery ither club twice durin the saison, ance at hame an ance awa. At the end o each saison, the club at the bottom is automatically relegatit tae the seicont level o the Dutch league seestem, the Eerste Divisie (First Diveesion). At the same time, the champion o the Eerste Divisie will be automatically promotit tae the Eredivisie. The next twa clubs frae the bottom o the Eredivisie go tae separate promotion/relegation play-affs. The play-affs are played in twa groups. Each group haes ane Eredivisie club an three heich-placit clubs frae the Eerste Divisie. In baith promotion/relegation play-aff groups, each club plays a hame-an-awa series wi the ither clubs. The winner o each play-aff group plays in the follaein saison's Eredivisie, wi the ither teams goin tae the Eerste Divisie.

The winner o the Eredivisie claims the Dutch naitional championship. AFC Ajax haes wan maist titles, 24 (33 naitional titles). PSV Eindhoven are next wi 18 (21), an Feyenoord follae wi 9 (14). Syne 1965, these three clubs hae wan aw except for three titles (the 1981 an 2009 titles went tae AZ an FC Twente wan the 2010 title).

Current teams (2018–19)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Club
Ceety Capacity Poseetion
in 2017-18
1st season
in Eredivisie
No. o saisons
in Eredivisie
1st saison o
current spell
No. o saisons
o current spell
Eredivisie teetles Naitional teetles Last teetle
Ajaxa b Amsterdam 52,502 2nt 1956–57 63 1956–57 63 25 33 2014
AZ Alkmaar 17,250 3rd 1968–69 41 1998–99 21 2 2 2009
ADO Den Haag The Hague 15,000 7t 1957–58 45 2008–09 11 0 2 1943
FC Emmen Emmen 8.600 promoted* 2018-19 1 2018-19 1 0 0 -
Excelsior Rotterdam 4,500 11th 1970–71 22 2014–15 5 0 0 -
Feyenoorda b Rotterdam 51,137 4t 1956–57 63 1956–57 63 10 15 2017
Fortuna Sittard Sittard 12.500 promotit* 1968-69 20 2018-19 1 0 0 -
de Graafschap Doetinchem 12.600 promotit* 1973-74 21 2018-19 1 0 0 -
FC Groningen Groningen 22,579 12th 1971–72 40 2000–01 19 0 0 -
SC Heerenveen Heerenveen 26,100 8t 1990–91 27 1993–94 26 0 0 -
Heracles Almelo Almelo 12,080 10th 1962–63 19 2005–06 14 0 2 1941
PSVa b Eindhoven 36,500 1st 1956–57 63 1956–57 63 21 24 2018
NAC Bredaa Breda 19,000 14t 1956–57 50 2017–18 2 0 1 1921
FC Utrechtb Utrecht 22,750 5t 1970–71 49 1970–71 49 0 0 -
Vitesse Arnhem 25,500 6t 1971–72 34 1989–90 30 0 0 -
VVV-Venloa Venlo 8,000 15t 1956–57 22 2017–18 2 0 0 -
Willem IIa Tilburg 14,700 13t 1956–57 42 2014–15 5 0 3 1955
PEC Zwolle Zwolle 13,500 9t 1978–79 19 2012–13 7 0 0 -

* Fortuna Sittard feenished seicont in the Eerste Divisie. FC Emmen wan against Sparta Rotterdam in the playaff feenal an de Graafschap defeatit Almere City.

a Foondin member o the Eredivisie
b Niver been relegatit frae the Eredivisie

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Country coefficients 2012/13". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 

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