Feyenoord are one of Holland’s biggest three clubs. They have never been relegated are known as the people’s club. They are based in Rotterdam and play their football at De Kuip stadium. The fans are known as Het Legioen and are the most vocal, loyal and passionate in Holland.
This summer has seen the departure of several big names – Bruno Martins Indi, Graziano Pellè, Daryl Janmaat and coach Ronald Koeman. New coach Fred Rutten will look to make sound acquisitions, follow the good work of Koeman and look to Feyenoord’s award winning Varkenwood youth academy to fill those gaps and challenge for the Eredivisie title, KNVB Cup and Champions League.
Feyenoord’s Varkenwood youth academy since 2009 has been voted the best in the Netherlands. The club contributed more players to the Dutch 2014 World Cup squad than any other team. The CIES Football Observatory in Switzerland placed Feyenoord as the world number one team in player development for the tournament.
|3||Stefan de Vrij||05/02/92||CB||2015|
|19||Mitchell te Vrede||07/08/91||ST||2016|
|22||Sven van Beek||28/07/94||RB/CB||2015|
|35||Rodney Lopes Cabral||28/01/95||RB||2015|
|Fred Rutten||Giovanni van Bronckhorst||Jean-Paul van Gastel||Martin van Geel|
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Along with having been awarded the Rinus Michel Award for the last five years for having the best youth system and academy in Holland, Feyenoord have won 14 Eredivisie championships, 11 KNVB Bekers and 2 Johan Cruyff Schaals domestically.
Internationally, Feyenoord have won the single European Cup in 1970 along with two UEFA Cups (1974, 2002), three Intertoto Cups (1967, 1968, 1973), one Intercontinental Cup (1970), two Benelux Cups (1958, 1959) and one Amsterdam Tournament in 1983. In 1970, Feyenoord became the first Dutch club to win the European Cup and the Intercontinental Cup.
Famous names from Feyenoord’s past include Coen Moulijn, Rinus Israel, Ove Kindvall, Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit, Ernst Happel, Wim Van Hanegem, Wim Jansen, Peter Houtman, Bert Van Marwijk and Leo Beenhakker.
Last updated 31/7/14