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"The intellectualisation
of football has
always foundered
on a simple problem-
-the players. Doing
all your most
rewarding thinking
with your feet seems
to dull the philo-
sophical impulse.
Unless, of course,
you are Dutch.
According to legend,
Europeans played
a moronic, muscular
version of the world's
game, until Holland
proclaimed its vision
of total football in the
1974 World Cup,
and enlightenment

Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football

Eredivisie - Records


Consecutive Championships: PSV Eindhoven 4
Most Championships since 1956 Ajax Amsterdam 21  


Biggest home victory Ajax Amsterdam - Vitesse Arnhem 12-1 1972
Biggest away victory Sittardia - SC Enschede 1-10 1960
Most goals in one match Feyenoord Rotterdam - Ajax Amsterdam 9-5 1960
Most goals in a draw RKC Waalwijk - FC Twente Enschede 6-6 1991
Most scored in one season Ajax Amsterdam 122 1967
Least scored in one season FC Volendam 16 1972
Most conceded in one season SHS 111 1959
Least conceded in one season FC Twente Enschede 13 1972
Best goal difference Ajax Amsterdam +90 / 112-22
Worst goal difference Heracles Almelo -73 / 26-99
Season with most goals 1958/1959 1188 av. 3.88
Season with least goals 1964/1965 681 av. 2.84
Most goals scored in one round   51 1958
Most scored in one season Coen Dillen ( PSV Eindhoven ) 43 1957
Most scored in carreer Willy van der Kuijlen ( PSV Eindhoven ) 311  
Most scored in one game Afonso Alves 7 2007
Player scoring in most consecutive games Pierre van Hooydonk ( NAC Breda ) 11 1993/1994
Quickest goal scored Koos Waslander (Excelsior) 8'' 1982
Quickest hattrick Wim van Hanegem , Feyenoord Rotterdam 6' 1971
Quickest own goal scored Arnold Kruiswijk 9'' 2006
Youngest goal scorer Arnold Bruggink ( FC Twente Enschede ) 16y 245d 1993/1994
Youngest goal scorer on debut Marco van Basten ( Ajax Amsterdam ) 17y 154d 1981/1982
Oldest goal scorer Rob Maas (Heracles Almelo) 37y 307d 2007/2008
Longest clean sheet - Goal keeper Stuy Heinz ( Ajax Amsterdam ) 1082' 1971
Longest clean sheet - Team PSV Eindhoven 1159' 2004
Most games without a goal scored Haarlem 9 / (830') 1989/1990
Most spot kicks for one team in one game PSV Eindhoven - 4 PSV-RBC 2/2/2005
Most own goals in one game by one team MVV - 3 MVV-PSV 14/10/1989
Most top scorer titles Ruud Geels 5 1975 1976 1977
1978 1981
Most consecutive top scorer titles Ruud Geels 4 1975 1976 1977
  Marco van Basten   1984 1985 1986


Most victories in one season Ajax Amsterdam 30 1971/1972
Least victories in one season Haarlem FC 1 1970/1971
  RBC Roosendaal   2005/2006
Least defeats in one season Ajax Amsterdam 0 1994/1995
Most defeats in one season RBC Roosendaal 28 2000/2001
Most draws in one season Sparta Rotterdam 18 1974/1975
  PEC Zwolle   1978/1979
  FC Twente Enschede   1988/1989
Least draws in one season Ajax Amsterdam 0 1972/1973
Most points gained in one season Ajax Amsterdam 63 (93) 1971/1972
Least points gained in one season RBC Roosendaal 8 (7) 2005/2006


Quickest yellow Hans Kraay Jr. (Dordrecht '90) 3'' 1992
Quickest red Bonaventure Kalou ( Feyenoord Rotterdam ) 1'01'' 2001
Quickest red after coming on as a sub Márcio Santos ( Ajax Amsterdam ) 19'' 1996
Most yellow total Barry van Galen 82  
  Jean-Paul de Jong 82  
Most red total Gregoor van Dijk 7  
Most yellow one season Raymond Atteveld 11 1995
  Barry van Galen 11 1999
  Aleksandar Rankovic 11 2004
  Jorge Acuņa 11 2006


Most games Jongbloed Jan 714  
Youngest player Kras Wim FC Volendam 15y 9m 17d 1959
Oldest player Jongbloed Jan (GA Eagles) 44y 9m 14d 1985
Most visitors in one game Feyenoord Rotterdam - Ajax Amsterdam 65,150 1970
Most visitors in one season 2007/2008 5.741.463
Least visitors in one season 1987/1988 2.076.000
Best Team Ajax Amsterdam 1.43 ppm
Worst team FC Dordrecht 0.54 ppm
Biggest buy Miralem Sulejmani
( SC Heerenveen > Ajax Amsterdam )
16.25 m 2008
Biggest sale Ruud van Nistelrooy
( PSV Eindhoven > Manchester United)
30 m 2001


Robben: "Hard to grasp"
Van Bommel after defeat: "I'm a little speechless"
Van Marwijk: "In no mood to get negative"
Flat Dutch don't know what to do with 20+ chances
Netherlands-Denmark: lineup
Joris Mathijsen recovering well
Cruyff: "Kuyt at right back"
Mathijsen still uncertain - could miss entire tournament
Holland and Denkmark: head-to-head
Van Persie seems worth the confidence
Van Marwijk again opts for Van Persie instead of Huntelaar
Huntelaar: "Upset is not the right the word"
Ron Vlaar: "I know what I am capable of"
Van Marwijk: "We remained disciplined"
Ibi and Rafa show manager he has options
Ibrahim Afellay Oranje's Zidane?
Van Marwijk looking for certainties
Cruijff: "Not enough depth in your game is asking for trouble"
Bouma: "I've gone through the desert"
Van Persie: "Defeat at this point not a problem"
Euro 2012 finals squad
Mathijsen strains muscle
Bulgarians surprise Oranje
Ola Toivonen's goal sees Sweden beat Holland and qualify
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sinks Moldova
Oranje maintain perfection, beat Finland
Netherlands thrash San Marino in Euro 2012 qualifier
Kuyt kills off brave Hungary for Netherlands
Oranje trash Hungary
Sweden no match for Oranje
Van Marwijk: "We left them without chance"
Dirk Kuyt out for months
"We are prepared for all scenarios"
Minimal but easy win for Holland in Moldavia
Van Marwijk: "We played very well"
Holland want result after tumultuous week
Van der Vaart to replace De Jong
"This case only has losers"
Van Marwijk drops Nigel de Jong
Holland & Moldavia: head-to-head
Holland & Sweden: head-to-head
Wisgerhof replaces Maduro
Bouma back on the radar
Netherlands - Finland 2-1
Van Marwijk: "We were late all over the pitch"
Van Bommel: "There wasn't anymore in it"
Heitinga: "That can not happen"
Van der Vaart unhappy with role on the side
Kuyt and Boulahrouz out with injury
"It all revolves around Jari Litmanen"
Sneijder: "Don't tinker with it"
Alonso: "No hard feelings"
Van Marwijk: "Second half was better"
San Marino-Netherlands 0-5
Oranje: a new mission