FeyenoordFormed: 1908Nickname: De Trots van Zuid (The Pride of South)

Raemon Sluiter, Lee Towers, Dennis van der Geest, Robert Eenhoorn and Renate Verbaan have all officially been Feyenoord ambassadors. Gerard Meijer is the current ambassador, and was appointed 'ambassador for life' on 19 July 2008.

RecordsUEFA club competition• Biggest home win 9-0: Feyenoord v US Rumelange13/09/72, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win 0-12: US Rumelange v Feyenoord (see above)

After Louis van Gaal turned down an offer to manage Feyenoord, the club sought out legendary former Barcelona defender Ronald Koeman, who had played for Feyenoord during the late 1990s. With his eventual hiring as Feyenoord manager, Koeman became the first to ever serve as both player and head coach at all teams of the so-called "traditional big three" of Dutch football: (AFC Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord itself) Moreover, he played and managed these teams in the same order.[71]

1888-89   VV Concordia 1889-90   HFC (1/3) 1890-91   HVV (1/10) 1891-92   RAP (1/5) 1892-93   HFC (2/3) 1893-94   RAP (2/5) 1894-95   HFC (3/3) 1895-96   HVV (2/10) 1896-97   RAP (3/5) 1897-98   RAP (4/5) 1898-99   RAP (5/5) 1899-00   HVV (3/10)

SC Feyenoord are Feyenoord's amateur and youth side, who have played at Varkenoord, directly behind De Kuip since 1949.[11] Sportclub Feyenoord's annual youth trials attract a large number of hopefuls, with thousands of boys attempting to impress the coaches.[11]

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Feijenoord started to attract more fans to their stadium at Kromme Zandweg, and in 1933, they decided to build a new facility. The club moved to the Feijenoord Stadion (nicknamed "De Kuip" or "the Tub") in 1937, playing the first match there on 27 March against Beerschot.[7] During this period Feijenoord won three consecutive division titles from 1936 to 1938, with their third and fourth national championships coming in 1936 and 1938.[8]

1960-61   Ajax (3/18) 1961-62   Sparta (2/3) 1962-63   Willem II (2/2) 1963-64   Fortuna '54 (2/2) 1964-65   Feyenoord (3/12) 1965-66   Sparta (3/3) 1966-67   Ajax (4/18) 1967-68   ADO 1968-69   Feyenoord (4/12) 1969-70   Ajax (5/18)

• Biggest away win 0-12: US Rumelange v Feyenoord27/09/72, UEFA Cup first round second leg

Notable supporters of Feyenoord include Craig Bellamy,[141] Gerard Cox,[142] Frans Timmermans, Mark Rutte, Wouter Bos,[143] Jan Marijnissen,[144] Robert Eenhoorn,[145] Arjan Erkel,[146] Dennis van der Geest,[147] DJ Paul Elstak[148] and Raemon Sluiter.[149]

1950-51   PSV (3/22) 1951-52   Willem II (2/3) 1952-53   RCH (2/2) 1953-54   EVV 1954-55   Willem II (3/3) 1955-56   Rapid JC

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League• Biggest home win 9-0: Feyenoord v US Rumelange (see above)

Although Feyenoord's managers have come from all over Europe, the club's chairmen have been mostly Dutch, with Amandus Lundqvist from Sweden as the only exception. With 28 years Cor Kieboom was the longest reigning chairman in the club's history.[160]

On 7 August, Feyenoord had lost the third qualifying round of the Champions League against Dynamo Kyiv in both legs, which would secure a spot in the play-offs. Feyenoord was demoted to the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League. Ronald Koeman has said that Feyenoord was the better side over the two legs but missed a scoring striker, referring to John Guidetti, the loaned player from Manchester City one season earlier.[90]

1910-11   Sparta (2/6) 1911-12   Sparta (3/6) 1912-13   Sparta (4/6) 1913-14   HVV (10/10) 1914-15   Sparta (5/6) 1915-16   Willem II (1/3) 1916-17   Go Ahead (1/4) 1917-18   Ajax (1/33) 1918-19   Ajax (2/33) 1919-20   Be Quick 1887

Stefan de Vrij would be taking up the vacant spot for captain, considering his time and experiences with Feyenoord, making Jordy Clasie, who because of his good play and tenacity soon became one of the most popular players among the supporters, vice-captain.[89]

1986-87   PSV (9/23) 1987-88   PSV (10/23) 1988-89   PSV (11/23) 1989-90   Ajax (23/33) 1990-91   PSV (12/23) 1991-92   PSV (13/23) 1992-93   Feyenoord (13/14) 1993-94   Ajax (24/33) 1994-95   Ajax (25/33) 1995-96   Ajax (26/33)

1910-11  Quick D.Haag (3/4) 1911-12   HFC Haarlem (2/2) 1912-13   Koninklijke HFC (2/3) 1913-14   DFC (1/2) 1914-15   Koninklijke HFC (3/3) 1915-16  Quick D.Haag (4/4) 1916-17   Ajax (1/18) 1917-18   RHC (1/2) 1918-19   Not Played 1919-20   CVV

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)Domestic title: 14 (1999)Dutch Cup: 12 (2016)

In 1963, De Kuip hosted their first European final (Cup winners' Cup) between Tottenham Hotspur and Atlético Madrid. Nine more European finals would follow in the years after with Feyenoord's win over Borussia Dortmund in the 2002 UEFA Cup final being the 10th and latest.[105] The attendance record of 1949 was broken in 1968 when 65,427 fans visited the Feyenoord-FC Twente match.[105]

The club have also entered into several other partnerships which are now discontinued, most extensively in Brazil with América Futebol Clube and J.J.'s football school in Rio de Janeiro. Other clubs who have previously entered partnerships with Feyenoord include Parramatta Power, Nagoya Grampus Eight, Boldklubben 1893, Helsingborgs IF, Supersport United, KVC Westerlo, KV Mechelen, Breiðablik UBK, FC Lyn Oslo, UKS SMS Lodz, Omiya Ardija and Jiangsu Shuntian.[167][172]

The club also set ties with Indian Super League franchise Delhi Dynamos.[173]


1976-77   Ajax (17/33) 1977-78   PSV (7/23) 1978-79   Ajax (18/33) 1979-80   Ajax (19/33) 1980-81   AZ (1/2) 1981-82   Ajax (20/33) 1982-83   Ajax (21/33) 1983-84   Feyenoord (12/14) 1984-85   Ajax (22/33) 1985-86   PSV (8/23)

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Feyenoord's co-operation with Újpest FC started when Hungarian ex-footballer and former Feyenoord player Jószef Kiprich joined the Hungarian team as an under 19 coach and started as a scout for Feyenoord.[171]

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The supporters of Feyenoord are said to be one of the most loyal supporter groups in the world supporting the team during both good or bad times.[120][121] They are nicknamed Het Legioen, Dutch for The Legion and can be found everywhere in The Netherlands and far across the Dutch borders. Squad number 12 is never given to a player, but is reserved for Het Legioen instead.

2000-01   FC Twente (2/3) 2001-02   Ajax (15/18) 2002-03   FC Utrecht (2/3) 2003-04   FC Utrecht (3/3) 2004-05   PSV (8/9) 2005-06   Ajax (16/18) 2006-07   Ajax (17/18) 2007-08   Feyenoord (11/12) 2008-09   Heerenveen 2009-10   Ajax (18/18)

1920-21   Schoten 1921-22   Not Played 1922-23   Not Played 1923-24   Not Played 1924-25   ZFC 1925-26   LONGA 1926-27   VUC Den Haag 1927-28   RHC (2/2) 1928-29   Not Played 1929-30   Feyenoord (1/12)

When a goal is scored by Feyenoord in their home matches the song I Will Survive, covered by the Hermes House Band, but made famous by Gloria Gaynor in the 1970s is played.[114]

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2016 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

1966-67   Ajax (12/33) 1967-68   Ajax (13/33) 1968-69   Feyenoord (9/14) 1969-70   Ajax (14/33) 1970-71   Feyenoord (10/14) 1971-72   Ajax (15/33) 1972-73   Ajax (16/33) 1973-74   Feyenoord (11/14) 1974-75   PSV (5/23) 1975-76   PSV (6/23)

• Heaviest away defeat 5-0: Real Madrid CF v Feyenoord22/09/65, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round second leg

1956-57   Ajax (9/33) 1957-58   DOS 1958-59   Sparta (6/6) 1959-60   Ajax (10/33) 1960-61   Feyenoord (6/14) 1961-62   Feyenoord (7/14) 1962-63   PSV (4/23) 1963-64   DWS 1964-65   Feyenoord (8/14) 1965-66   Ajax (11/33)

1920-21   NAC 1921-22   Go Ahead (2/4) 1922-23   RCH (1/2) 1923-24   Feyenoord (1/14) 1924-25   Craeyenhout (3/3) 1925-26   SC Enschede 1926-27   Heracles (1/2) 1927-28   Feyenoord (2/14) 1928-29   PSV (1/22) 1929-30   Go Ahead (3/4)

In July 2011, a majority of players in the squad voted to oust Been as club manager. Thirteen out of eighteen players voted that they had lost all confidence in Been's ability to successfully manage the club.[69] Been's subsequent sacking became global news, if only because reports of Been's firing quickly became a trending topic on Twitter, leaving people around the world to wonder who exactly Mario Been was.[70]

The Feyenoord squad typically contains a number of players who joined the club after playing for Sportclub Feyenoord, and several players from Sportclub Feyenoord have progressed to have successful careers at international level, including Puck van Heel, Wim Jansen and Giovanni van Bronckhorst.[11] A number of high-profile managers also started their coaching careers at Varkenoord, including Clemens Westerhof and Leo Beenhakker.[11]