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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 Netherlands Alfons Groenendijk Netherlands Aaron Meijers Erreà Cars Jeans
Ajax Netherlands Erik ten Hag Netherlands Matthijs de Ligt Adidas Ziggo
AZ Netherlands John van den Brom Netherlands Ron Vlaar Under Armour AFAS Software
De Graafschap Netherlands Henk de Jong Netherlands Sven Nieuwpoort Nike Flexfactory
Emmen Netherlands Dick Lukkien Netherlands Dennis Telgenkamp Beltona Noordlease
Excelsior Netherlands Adrie Poldervaart Netherlands Ryan Koolwijk Quick DSW Zorgverzekeraar
Feyenoord Netherlands Giovanni van Bronckhorst Netherlands Robin van Persie Adidas Qurrent
Fortuna Sittard Netherlands René Eijer TBD Masita Sparr Finance
Groningen Netherlands Danny Buijs Netherlands Sergio Padt Puma Payt
Heerenveen Netherlands Jan Olde Riekerink Netherlands Stijn Schaars Jako GroenLeven
Heracles Germany Frank Wormuth TBD Acerbis Asito
NAC Breda Netherlands Mitchell van der Gaag TBD Legea CM Payments
PEC Zwolle Netherlands John van 't Schip Netherlands Bram van Polen Craft Molecaten
PSV Netherlands Mark van Bommel Netherlands Luuk de Jong Umbro Energiedirect.nl
Utrecht Netherlands Jean-Paul de Jong Netherlands Willem Janssen Hummel Zorg van de zaak
Vitesse Flag of Russia Good One Leonid Slutsky Netherlands Bryan Linssen Macron Droomparken
VVV-Venlo Netherlands Maurice Steijn Netherlands Danny Post Masita Seacon Logistics
Willem II Netherlands Adrie Koster 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 Netherlands van der Gaag, MitchellMitchell van der Gaag End of contract 1 July 2018 Pre-season Netherlands Poldervaart, AdrieAdrie Poldervaart 1 July 2018
Fortuna Sittard Flag of Portugal Braga, ClaudioClaudio Braga End of interim spell 1 July 2018 Netherlands Eijer, RenéRené Eijer 1 July 2018
Groningen Netherlands Faber, ErnestErnest Faber End of contract 1 July 2018Netherlands Buijs, DannyDanny Buijs 1 July 2018
Heerenveen Netherlands Streppel, JurgenJurgen Streppel End of contract 1 July 2018 Netherlands Olde Riekerink, JanJan Olde Riekerink 1 July 2018
Heracles Almelo Netherlands Stegeman, JohnJohn Stegeman End of contract 1 July 2018Germany Wormuth, FrankFrank Wormuth 1 July 2018
NAC Breda Belgium Vreven, StijnStijn Vreven End of contract 1 July 2018 Netherlands van der Gaag, MitchellMitchell van der Gaag 1 July 2018
PSV Netherlands Cocu, PhillipPhillip Cocu Signed by Fenerbahçe 1 July 2018 Netherlands van Bommel, MarkMark van Bommel 1 July 2018
Vitesse Netherlands Sturing, EdwardEdward Sturing End of interim spell 1 July 2018 Flag of Russia Good One Slutsky, LeonidLeonid Slutsky 1 July 2018
Willem II Netherlands Robbemond, ReinierReinier Robbemond End of interim spell 1 July 2018Netherlands Koster, AdrieAdrie Koster 1 July 2018
FC Utrecht Netherlands de Jong, Jean-PaulJean-Paul de Jong Sacked 4 September 2018 11th Netherlands Advocaat, DickDick Advocaat 12 September 2018
PEC Zwolle Netherlands van 't Schip, JohnJohn van 't Schip Sacked 19 December 2018 15th Netherlands Stam, JaapJaap Stam 28 December 2018
Excelsior Netherlands Poldervaart, AdrieAdrie Poldervaart Resigned 4 April 2019 15th Netherlands Hoekstra, AndréAndré Hoekstra 4 April 2019
Heerenveen Netherlands Olde Riekerink, JanJan Olde Riekerink Sacked 10 April 2019 10th 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 Soccerball Soccerball shad check avg.
1. 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
Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag 33 06 0.52
6. Netherlands Robin van Persie Feyenoord 25 16 00 0.64
Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Ajax 28 01 0.57
Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax 29 00 0.55
Netherlands Sam Lammers Heerenveen 31 05 0.52
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 Soccerball 34' Soccerball 52' (p) Soccerball 70' 26 August 2018 Willem II 5–0 Heracles Almelo
4 Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag Soccerball 21' (p) Soccerball 45'+1' Soccerball 65' Soccerball 69' 1 September 2018 Excelsior 2–4 ADO Den Haag
16 Netherlands Daley Blind Ajax Soccerball 65' Soccerball 74' Soccerball 90' 16 December 2018 Ajax 8–0 De Graafschap
16 Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax Soccerball 32' Soccerball 62' Soccerball 69' 16 December 2018 Ajax 8–0 De Graafschap
18 Netherlands Fabian Serrarens De Graafschap Soccerball 27' Soccerball 30' Soccerball 66' 20 January 2019 De Graafschap 5–1 Fortuna Sittard
20 Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV Eindhoven Soccerball 54' Soccerball 76' Soccerball 87' 3 February 2019 PSV Eindhoven 5–0 Fortuna Sittard
22 Flag of Spain Adrián Dalmau Heracles Almelo Soccerball 1' Soccerball 51' Soccerball 60' Soccerball 78' 16 February 2019 Heracles Almelo 6–0 Fortuna Sittard
24 Netherlands Robin van Persie Feyenoord Soccerball 38' Soccerball 52' Soccerball 62' 3 March 2019 Feyenoord 4–0 Emmen
27 Flag of Sweden Good one Alexander Isak Willem II Soccerball 44' (p) Soccerball 58' (p) Soccerball 61' (p) 30 March 2019 Willem II 3–2 Fortuna Sittard
27 Netherlands Thomas Buitink Vitesse Soccerball 21' Soccerball 27' Soccerball 43' 30 March 2019 ADO Den Haag 3–3 Vitesse
30 Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Ajax Soccerball 10' Soccerball 40' Soccerball 65' 13 April 2019 Ajax 6–2 Excelsior
31 Netherlands Bryan Linssen Vitesse Soccerball 9' Soccerball 47' Soccerball 77' 20 April 2019 Vitesse 4–1 PEC Zwolle
33 Flag of Spain Adrián Dalmau Heracles Almelo Soccerball 23' Soccerball 51' Soccerball 59' 12 May 2019 Heracles Almelo 4–5 Excelsior
33 Flag of Iceland Elías Már Ómarsson Excelsior Soccerball 4' Soccerball 45' Soccerball 90'+1' 12 May 2019 Heracles Almelo 4–5 Excelsior
33 Flag of Togo Peniel Mlapa VVV-Venlo Soccerball 54' Soccerball 57' Soccerball 75' 12 May 2019 PEC Zwolle 2–4 VVV-Venlo

Assists

Rank Player Club Games Assist avg.
1. Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax 29 13 0.45
Flag of Serbia Dušan Tadić Ajax 34 0.38
3. Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord 33 12 0.36
Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV Eindhoven 33 0.36
Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag 33 0.36
6. Flag of Norway Martin Ødegaard Vitesse 31 10 0.32
Flag of Curacao Brandley Kuwas Heracles Almelo 33 0.3
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 Netherlands Robin van Persie Feyenoord Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV
September Flag of Sweden Good one Kristoffer Peterson Heracles Flag of Spain Angeliño PSV
October Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax Netherlands Michel Vlap Heerenveen
November Flag of Argentina Nicolás Tagliafico Ajax Morocco Noussair Mazraoui Ajax
December Netherlands Frenkie de Jong Ajax Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV
January Netherlands Patrick Joosten VVV-Venlo Netherlands Sam Lammers Heerenveen
February Netherlands Frenkie de Jong Ajax Flag of Greece.svg Lazaros Lamprou Fortuna Sittard
March Flag of Serbia Dušan Tadić Ajax Flag of Sweden Good one Alexander Isak Willem II
April Flag of Norway Martin Ødegaard Vitesse 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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Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round (Main Path), qualifying phase and play-off round (Champions Path) · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
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