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Eredivisie
2018–19
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Season information
Winners Ajax (34th title)
Relegated NAC Breda
TBA
Domestic cup winners
KNVB Cup Ajax
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Ajax
PSV Eindhoven
Europa League Feyenoord
AZ
Season statistics
Matches played 306
Goals scored 1061
Average 3.47 (per match)
Top goalscorer Luuk de Jong
Dušan Tadić
(28 goals each)
Biggest home win Ajax 8–0 De Graafschap
(16 December 2018)
Biggest away win ADO Den Haag 0–7 PSV Eindhoven
(15 September 2018)
Highest scoring Heracles Almelo 4–5 Excelsior
(12 May 2019)
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The 2018–19 Eredivisie was the 63rd season of the Eredivisie since its establishment in 1955. The season began on 10 August 2018 and will conclude on 12 May 2019; the Europa League and relegation play-offs will take place later that month. PSV are the defending champions. Emmen, De Graafschap and Fortuna Sittard join as the promoted clubs from the 2017–18 Eerste Divisie. They will replace Sparta Rotterdam, Twente and Roda JC who were relegated to the 2018-19 Eerste Divisie.

Teams

A total of 18 teams took part in the league: The best fifteen teams from the 2017–18 season, two promotion/relegation playoff winners (FC Emmen and De Graafschap) and the 2017–18 Eerste Divisie champions (Fortuna Sittard). FC Emmen will play in the Eredivisie for the first time in their history.

Stadiums and locations

Club Location Venue Capacity
ADO Den Haag The Hague Cars Jeans Stadion 15,000
Ajax Amsterdam Johan Cruyff Arena 54,033
AZ Alkmaar AFAS Stadion 17,023
De Graafschap Doetinchem De Vijverberg 12,600
Emmen Emmen De Oude Meerdijk 8,600
Excelsior Rotterdam Van Donge & De Roo Stadion 4,500
Feyenoord Rotterdam De Kuip 51,177
Fortuna Sittard Sittard Fortuna Sittard Stadion 10,300
Groningen Groningen Noordlease Stadion 22,550
Heerenveen Heerenveen Abe Lenstra Stadion 26,100
Heracles Almelo Almelo Polman Stadion 12,080
NAC Breda Breda Rat Verlegh Stadion 19,000
PEC Zwolle Zwolle MAC³PARK Stadion 12,500
PSV Eindhoven Philips Stadion 36,500
Utrecht Utrecht Stadion Galgenwaard 23,750
Vitesse Arnhem GelreDome 25,500
VVV-Venlo Venlo Seacon Stadion – De Koel 8,000
Willem II Tilburg Koning Willem II Stadion 14,500

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ADO Den Haag Flag of Netherlands Alfons Groenendijk Flag of Netherlands Aaron Meijers Erreà Cars Jeans
Ajax Flag of Netherlands Erik ten Hag Flag of Netherlands Matthijs de Ligt Adidas Ziggo
AZ Flag of Netherlands John van den Brom Flag of Netherlands Ron Vlaar Under Armour AFAS Software
De Graafschap Flag of Netherlands Henk de Jong Flag of Netherlands Sven Nieuwpoort Nike Flexfactory
Emmen Flag of Netherlands Dick Lukkien Flag of Netherlands Dennis Telgenkamp Beltona Noordlease
Excelsior Flag of Netherlands Adrie Poldervaart Flag of Netherlands Ryan Koolwijk Quick DSW Zorgverzekeraar
Feyenoord Flag of Netherlands Giovanni van Bronckhorst Flag of Netherlands Robin van Persie Adidas Qurrent
Fortuna Sittard Flag of Netherlands René Eijer TBD Masita Sparr Finance
Groningen Flag of Netherlands Danny Buijs Flag of Netherlands Sergio Padt Puma Payt
Heerenveen Flag of Netherlands Jan Olde Riekerink Flag of Netherlands Stijn Schaars Jako GroenLeven
Heracles Flag of Germany Frank Wormuth TBD Acerbis Asito
NAC Breda Flag of Netherlands Mitchell van der Gaag TBD Legea CM Payments
PEC Zwolle Flag of Netherlands John van 't Schip Flag of Netherlands Bram van Polen Craft Molecaten
PSV Flag of Netherlands Mark van Bommel Flag of Netherlands Luuk de Jong Umbro Energiedirect.nl
Utrecht Flag of Netherlands Jean-Paul de Jong Flag of Netherlands Willem Janssen Hummel Zorg van de zaak
Vitesse Flag of Russia Leonid Slutsky Flag of Netherlands Bryan Linssen Macron Droomparken
VVV-Venlo Flag of Netherlands Maurice Steijn Flag of Netherlands Danny Post Masita Seacon Logistics
Willem II Flag of Netherlands Adrie Koster Flag of Netherlands Jordens Peters Robey TBD

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Excelsior Flag of Netherlands van der Gaag, MitchellMitchell van der Gaag End of contract 1 July 2018 Pre-season Flag of Netherlands Poldervaart, AdrieAdrie Poldervaart 1 July 2018
Fortuna Sittard Flag of Portugal Braga, ClaudioClaudio Braga End of interim spell 1 July 2018 Flag of Netherlands Eijer, RenéRené Eijer 1 July 2018
Groningen Flag of Netherlands Faber, ErnestErnest Faber End of contract 1 July 2018 Flag of Netherlands Buijs, DannyDanny Buijs 1 July 2018
Heerenveen Flag of Netherlands Streppel, JurgenJurgen Streppel End of contract 1 July 2018 Flag of Netherlands Olde Riekerink, JanJan Olde Riekerink 1 July 2018
Heracles Almelo Flag of Netherlands Stegeman, JohnJohn Stegeman End of contract 1 July 2018 Flag of Germany Wormuth, FrankFrank Wormuth 1 July 2018
NAC Breda Flag of Belgium Vreven, StijnStijn Vreven End of contract 1 July 2018 Flag of Netherlands van der Gaag, MitchellMitchell van der Gaag 1 July 2018
PSV Flag of Netherlands Cocu, PhillipPhillip Cocu Signed by Fenerbahçe 1 July 2018 Flag of Netherlands van Bommel, MarkMark van Bommel 1 July 2018
Vitesse Flag of Netherlands Sturing, EdwardEdward Sturing End of interim spell 1 July 2018 Flag of Russia Slutsky, LeonidLeonid Slutsky 1 July 2018
Willem II Flag of Netherlands Robbemond, ReinierReinier Robbemond End of interim spell 1 July 2018 Flag of Netherlands Koster, AdrieAdrie Koster 1 July 2018
FC Utrecht Flag of Netherlands de Jong, Jean-PaulJean-Paul de Jong Sacked 4 September 2018 11th Flag of Netherlands Advocaat, DickDick Advocaat 12 September 2018
PEC Zwolle Flag of Netherlands van 't Schip, JohnJohn van 't Schip Sacked 19 December 2018 15th Flag of Netherlands Stam, JaapJaap Stam 28 December 2018
Excelsior Flag of Netherlands Poldervaart, AdrieAdrie Poldervaart Resigned 4 April 2019 15th Flag of Netherlands Hoekstra, AndréAndré Hoekstra 4 April 2019
Heerenveen Flag of Netherlands Olde Riekerink, JanJan Olde Riekerink Sacked 10 April 2019 10th Flag of Netherlands Johnny Jansen (caretaker) 10 April 2019

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ajax  (C) 34 28 2 4 119 32 +87 86
UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 PSV 34 26 5 3 98 26 +72 83
UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Feyenoord 34 20 5 9 75 41 +34 65
Europa League Third qualifying round
4 AZ 34 17 7 10 64 43 +21 58
Europa League Second qualifying round
5 Vitesse 34 14 11 9 70 51 +19 53 Qualification to the European competition play-offs
6 Utrecht 34 15 8 11 60 51 +9 53
7 Heracles 34 15 3 16 61 68 −7 48
8 Groningen 34 13 6 15 39 41 −2 45
9 ADO Den Haag 34 12 9 13 58 63 −5 45
10 Willem II 34 13 5 16 58 72 −14 44
11 Heerenveen 34 10 11 13 64 73 −9 41
12 VVV-Venlo 34 11 8 15 47 63 −16 41
13 PEC Zwolle 34 11 6 17 44 57 −13 39
14 Emmen 34 10 8 16 41 72 −31 38
15 Fortuna Sittard 34 9 7 18 50 80 −30 34
16 Excelsior 34 9 6 19 46 79 −33 33 Qualification to the Relegation play-offs
17 De Graafschap 34 8 5 21 29 74 −45 29
18 NAC Breda  (R) 34 5 8 21 29 74 −45 23 Relegation to the Eerste Divisie
Source: NUSport (in Dutch), Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


Play-offs

European competition

Four teams will play for a spot in the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.

Semifinals Final
                           
   Heracles Almelo  
 Utrecht  
   
   
 Groningen
   Vitesse  
Key: * = Play-off winners, (a) = Wins because of away goals rule, (e) = Wins after extra time in second leg, (p) = Wins after penalty shoot-out.

Promotion/relegation play-offs

Ten teams, two from the Eredivisie and eight from the Eerste Divisie, play for two spots in the 2019–20 Eredivisie, the remaining eight teams playing in the 2019–20 Eerste Divisie.

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Games Goal Soccerball shad check.png avg.
1. Flag of Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV Eindhoven 34 28 00 0.82
Flag of Serbia Dušan Tadić Ajax 34 11 0.82
3. Flag of Spain Adrián Dalmau Heracles Almelo 31 19 00 0.61
4. Flag of Mexico Hirving Lozano PSV Eindhoven 30 17 04 0.57
Flag of Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag 33 06 0.52
6. Flag of Netherlands Robin van Persie Feyenoord 25 16 00 0.64
Flag of Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Ajax 28 01 0.57
Flag of Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax 29 00 0.55
Flag of Netherlands Sam Lammers Heerenveen 31 05 0.52
Flag of Netherlands Michel Vlap Heerenveen 34 00 0.47

Source: nos.nl

Hat-tricks(+)

Rnd Player Club Goals Date Home Score Away
3 Flag of Spain Fran Sol Willem II Goal 34' Goal 52' (p) Goal 70' 26 August 2018 Willem II 5–0 Heracles Almelo
4 Flag of Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag Goal 21' (p) Goal 45'+1' Goal 65' Goal 69' 1 September 2018 Excelsior 2–4 ADO Den Haag
16 Flag of Netherlands Daley Blind Ajax Goal 65' Goal 74' Goal 90' 16 December 2018 Ajax 8–0 De Graafschap
16 Flag of Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax Goal 32' Goal 62' Goal 69' 16 December 2018 Ajax 8–0 De Graafschap
18 Flag of Netherlands Fabian Serrarens De Graafschap Goal 27' Goal 30' Goal 66' 20 January 2019 De Graafschap 5–1 Fortuna Sittard
20 Flag of Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV Eindhoven Goal 54' Goal 76' Goal 87' 3 February 2019 PSV Eindhoven 5–0 Fortuna Sittard
22 Flag of Spain Adrián Dalmau Heracles Almelo Goal 1' Goal 51' Goal 60' Goal 78' 16 February 2019 Heracles Almelo 6–0 Fortuna Sittard
24 Flag of Netherlands Robin van Persie Feyenoord Goal 38' Goal 52' Goal 62' 3 March 2019 Feyenoord 4–0 Emmen
27 Flag of Sweden Alexander Isak Willem II Goal 44' (p) Goal 58' (p) Goal 61' (p) 30 March 2019 Willem II 3–2 Fortuna Sittard
27 Flag of Netherlands Thomas Buitink Vitesse Goal 21' Goal 27' Goal 43' 30 March 2019 ADO Den Haag 3–3 Vitesse
30 Flag of Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Ajax Goal 10' Goal 40' Goal 65' 13 April 2019 Ajax 6–2 Excelsior
31 Flag of Netherlands Bryan Linssen Vitesse Goal 9' Goal 47' Goal 77' 20 April 2019 Vitesse 4–1 PEC Zwolle
33 Flag of Spain Adrián Dalmau Heracles Almelo Goal 23' Goal 51' Goal 59' 12 May 2019 Heracles Almelo 4–5 Excelsior
33 Flag of Iceland Elías Már Ómarsson Excelsior Goal 4' Goal 45' Goal 90'+1' 12 May 2019 Heracles Almelo 4–5 Excelsior
33 Flag of Togo Peniel Mlapa VVV-Venlo Goal 54' Goal 57' Goal 75' 12 May 2019 PEC Zwolle 2–4 VVV-Venlo

Assists

Rank Player Club Games Assist avg.
1. Flag of Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax 29 13 0.45
Flag of Serbia Dušan Tadić Ajax 34 0.38
3. Flag of Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord 33 12 0.36
Flag of Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV Eindhoven 33 0.36
Flag of Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag 33 0.36
6. Flag of Norway Martin Ødegaard Vitesse 31 10 0.32
Flag of Curaçao Brandley Kuwas Heracles Almelo 33 0.3
Flag of Netherlands Donny van de Beek Ajax 34 0.29
9. Flag of Kosovo Arbër Zeneli Heerenveen 17 09 0.53
Flag of Spain Angeliño PSV Eindhoven 34 0.26

Discipline

Player with the most yellow cards: 11

Players with the most red cards: 2

Updated to match(es) played on 8 April 2019.

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Player of the Month Talent of the Month
Player Club Player Club
August Flag of Netherlands Robin van Persie Feyenoord Flag of Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV
September Flag of Sweden Kristoffer Peterson Heracles Flag of Spain Angeliño PSV
October Flag of Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax Flag of Netherlands Michel Vlap Heerenveen
November Flag of Argentina Nicolás Tagliafico Ajax Flag of Morocco Noussair Mazraoui Ajax
December Flag of Netherlands Frenkie de Jong Ajax Flag of Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV
January Flag of Netherlands Patrick Joosten VVV-Venlo Flag of Netherlands Sam Lammers Heerenveen
February Flag of Netherlands Frenkie de Jong Ajax Flag of Greece Lazaros Lamprou Fortuna Sittard
March Flag of Serbia Dušan Tadić Ajax Flag of Sweden Alexander Isak Willem II
April Flag of Norway Martin Ødegaard Vitesse Flag of Netherlands Tyrell Malacia Feyenoord

External links

Eredivisie 2018-19

ADO Den Haag · Ajax · AZ · Emmen · Excelsior · Feyenoord · Fortuna Sittard · De Graafschap · Groningen · Heerenveen · Heracles · NAC · PEC Zwolle · PSV · Utrecht · Vitesse · VVV · Willem II

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