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Eredivisie
2010-11
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Season information
Winners Ajax (30th title)
Relegated Willem II
Domestic cup winners
KNVB Cup FC Twente
Johan Cruijff Schaal FC Twente
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Ajax
Twente
Europa League PSV
AZ
ADO Den Haag
Season statistics
Matches played 306
Goals scored 987
Top goalscorer Björn Vleminckx
(23 goals)
Biggest home win PSV 10–0 Feyenoord
Biggest away win De Graafschap 0–5 Ajax
Highest scoring PSV 10–0 Feyenoord
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The 2010–11 Eredivisie is the fifty-fifth season of Eredivisie since its establishment in 1955. It began on 6 August 2010 with the first matches of the season and ended on 29 May 2011 with the last matches of the European competition and relegation playoffs. FC Twente were the reigning champions, having won their first Dutch championship the previous season. A total of 18 teams took part in the league. Ajax won their 30th title after beating FC Twente 3–1 on 15 May 2011.

Promotion and relegation

Start of season

Teams promoted from Eerste Divisie 2009-10

End of season

Teams relegated to Eerste Divisie 2011-12

Teams

RKC Waalwijk were directly relegated to the 2010–11 Eerste Divisie at the end of last season after finishing the season at the bottom of the table, ending one season at the highest division of Dutch football. They were replaced by 2009–10 Eerste Divisie champions De Graafschap, who return to the Eredivisie after one season.

Sparta Rotterdam were also relegated at the end of the promotion/relegation playoff tournament, as they lost their two-legged play-off against city rivals SBV Excelsior on away goals. Sparta hence completed a 5-year stint in the league, while Excelsior played for the first time at the top level in 2 years. In contrast, Willem II retained their Eredivisie spot after beating Go Ahead Eagles after extra time of the return leg.

Club Location Kit maker Shirt Sponsor Venue Capacity
ADO Den Haag The Hague Hummel Fit For Free Fitnesscentra Kyocera Stadion 15,000
Ajax Amsterdam Adidas Aegon Amsterdam ArenA 52,960
AZ Alkmaar Quick Afas Software AZ Stadion 17,150
Excelsior Rotterdam Masita DSW Zorgverzekeraar Woudestein 3,527
Feyenoord Rotterdam Puma ASR Stadion Feijenoord 48,750
De Graafschap Doetinchem kwd Centric De Vijverberg 12,600
Groningen Groningen Klupp Noordlease Euroborg 22,700
Heerenveen Heerenveen Jako Unive Abe Lenstra Stadion 27,000
Heracles Almelo Almelo Jako Ten Cate Polman Stadion 8,500
NAC Breda Breda Klupp Sunweb Vakanties Rat Verlegh Stadion 19,000
NEC Nijmegen Nike Curaçao Stadion de Goffert 12,470
PSV Eindhoven Nike Philips Philips Stadion 35,250
Roda JC Kerkrade Diadora Accon AVM Parkstad Limburg Stadion 19,500
Twente Enschede Diadora Arke De Grolsch Veste 30,100
Utrecht Utrecht Kappa Phanos (since March)
Bank of Scotland
Stadion Galgenwaard 24,426
Vitesse Arnhem Arnhem Klupp Afab GelreDome 28,000
VVV-Venlo Venlo Masita Seacon De Koel 8,000
Willem II Tilburg Masita Pondres Koning Willem II Stadion 14,637

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Position in table
FC Groningen Netherlands Ron Jans End of contract 1 July 2010 Pre-season Netherlands Pieter Huistra 1 July 2010 Pre-season
SC Heerenveen Netherlands Jan Everse End of contract 1 July 2010 Pre-season Netherlands Ron Jans 1 July 2010 Pre-season
AZ Netherlands Dick Advocaat Signed by Russia 1 July 2010 Pre-season Netherlands Gertjan Verbeek 1 July 2010 Pre-season
Heracles Almelo Netherlands Gertjan Verbeek Signed by AZ 1 July 2010 Pre-season Netherlands Peter Bosz 1 July 2010 Pre-season
FC Twente England Steve McClaren Signed by VfL Wolfsburg 1 July 2010 Pre-season Belgium Michel Preud'homme 1 July 2010 Pre-season
ADO Den Haag Netherlands Maurice Steijn End of caretaker spell 1 July 2010 Pre-season Netherlands John van den Brom 1 July 2010 Pre-season
Willem II Netherlands Theo de Jong End of caretaker spell 1 July 2010 Pre-season Netherlands Gert Heerkes 1 July 2010 Pre-season
NAC Breda Netherlands Robert Maaskant Signed by Wisła Kraków 21 August 2010 17 Netherlands John Karelse, Netherlands Gert Aandewiel, Netherlands Arno van Zwam 21 August 2010 13
Vitesse Netherlands Theo Bos Sacked 21 October 2010 16 Flag of Spain Albert Ferrer 27 October 2010 15
Ajax Netherlands Martin Jol Resigned 6 December 2010 4 Netherlands Frank de Boer 6 December 2010 1
VVV-Venlo Netherlands Jan van Dijk Sacked 20 December 2010 17 Netherlands Willy Boessen 12 January 2011 17
Willem II Netherlands Gert Heerkes Contract disbanded 15 April 2011 18 Netherlands John Feskens 15 April 2011 18

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Ajax  (C) 34 22 7 5 72 30+42 73
2011-12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Twente 34 21 8 5 65 34+31 71
2011–12 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 PSV 34 20 9 5 79 34+45 69
2011-12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round 1
4 AZ 34 17 8 9 55 44+11 59
2011-12 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
5 Groningen 34 17 6 11 65 52+13 57 Qualification to the European competition Playoffs
6 Roda JC 34 14 13 7 65 50+15 55
7 ADO Den Haag  (O) 34 16 6 12 63 55+8 54
8 Heracles 34 14 7 13 65 56+9 49
9 Utrecht 34 13 8 13 55 51+4 47
10 Feyenoord 34 12 8 14 53 54−1 44
11 NEC 34 10 13 11 57 56+1 43
12 Heerenveen 34 10 11 13 60 54+6 41
13 NAC Breda 34 12 5 17 44 60−16 0402
14 De Graafschap 34 9 11 14 31 56−25 38
15 Vitesse 34 9 8 17 42 61−19 35
16 Excelsior  (O) 34 10 5 19 45 66−21 35 Qualification to the Relegation Playoffs
17 VVV-Venlo  (O) 34 6 3 25 34 76−42 21
18 Willem II  (R) 34 3 6 25 37 98−61 15 Relegation to the Eerste Divisie
Source: eredivsie.nl
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
1Since both 2010–11 KNVB Cup finalists, Twente and Ajax, qualified for the Champions League, allocation of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League spots was based upon the final league standings, with the cup-winners spot going to the third-placed team and the regular spots available through league placement awarded to the next best teams below.
2NAC Breda were deducted 1 point because they were late with payment obligations to Contractspelers Fonds KNVB (CFK).
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.


Results

Home \ Away ADO AJX AZEXCFEYGRAGROHEEHERNACNECPSVRJCTWEUTRVITVVVWIL
ADO Den Haag 3–2 0–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–4 3–1 3–2 3–0 5–1 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1
Ajax 0–1 4–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–2 4–2 1–0 2–0
AZ 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 5–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 6–1 3–0
Excelsior 1–5 2–2 2–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–3 4–2 2–3 1–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–0 4–0
Feyenoord 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 5–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 4–0 3–0 6–1
De Graafschap 1–0 0–5 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–3 1–4 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1
Groningen 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–4 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–4 1–2 1–0 4–1 3–2 7–1
Heerenveen 0–0 1–2 0–2 2–3 0–1 4–0 1–4 3–2 3–1 0–0 1–3 2–2 6–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 5–0
Heracles 3–0 1–4 0–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 4–2 4–1 3–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 6–1 2–2 3–0
NAC Breda 3–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 4–2 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1
NEC 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 5–0 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–1
PSV 0–1 0–0 3–1 4–2 10–0 6–0 1–1 2–2 5–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1
Roda JC 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 4–2 5–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 4–1 5–2 2–2
Twente 3–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–2 0–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–1 4–0
Utrecht 2–3 3–0 5–1 2–0 0–4 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–2 3–2 3–0
Vitesse 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 5–2 0–3 1–4 2–0 0–0
VVV-Venlo 2–3 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 3–5 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–4 0–3 0–4 1–2 1–2 1–5 0–0
Willem II 2–4 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 4–3 2–6 0–1 3–5 2–4 4–5 1–3 3–3 1–0 1–4
Updated to games played on 15 May 2011
Source: news.bbc.co.uk
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

European competition

The teams placed fifth through eighth compete in a play-off tournament for one spot in the second qualifying round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.

Semi-finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Heracles 4–4 (a) Groningen 3–2 1–2
ADO Den Haag 6–3 Roda JC 4–2 2–1

Finals

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
ADO Den Haag 6–6 (p. 4–3) FC Groningen 5–1 1–5

Relegation

Excelsior and VVV-Venlo joined the Eerste Divisie-teams for the playoffs, after finishing 16th and 17th in the Eredivisie.

Round 1

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Volendam 5–2 MVV 3–2 2–0
Go Ahead Eagles 1–3 Den Bosch 0–1 1–2

Round 2

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Volendam 1−4 VVV-Venlo 1−2 0−2
Cambuur 3−3 (p. 6–7) Zwolle 2−1 1−2
Veendam 3−4 Helmond Sport 3−3 0−1
Den Bosch 4−6 Excelsior 3−3 1−3

Round 3

Team #1   Agg.   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Zwolle 3–4 VVV-Venlo 1−2 2–2
Helmond Sport 3−9 Excelsior 1−5 2−4

VVV-Venlo and Excelsior will play in 2011–12 Eredivisie.

Top goalscorers

Source: Eredivisie (official site), Soccerway, ESPN Soccernet

Pos. Player Club Goals
1 Belgium Björn Vleminckx NEC 23
2 Flag of Russia Good One Dmitri Bulykin ADO 21
3 Flag of Denmark Mads Junker Roda JC 20
4 Flag of Slovenia Tim Matavž Groningen 16
Flag of Hungary Balázs Dzsudzsák PSV 16
6 Flag of Iceland Kolbeinn Sigþórsson AZ 15
Netherlands Luc Castaignos Feyenoord 15
Brazil Everton Heracles 15
Flag of Sweden Good one Ola Toivonen PSV 15
Netherlands Ricky van Wolfswinkel Utrecht 15

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