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Eredivisie
2015–16
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Season information
Winners PSV
Relegated Cambuur
Domestic cup winners
KNVB Cup Feyenoord
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League PSV
Ajax
Europa League Feyenoord
Season statistics
Matches played 306
Goals scored 912
Average (2.98 per match)
Top goalscorer Vincent Janssen (27 goals)
Biggest home win Ajax 4–0 ADO Den Haag
Biggest away win Cambuur 1–6 Heracles
Highest scoring Cambuur 1–6 Heracles
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The 2015–16 Eredivisie season is the 60th season of the Eredivisie since its establishment in 1955. Defending champions PSV retained their title.

Teams

A total of 18 teams will be taking part in the league: The best fifteen teams from the 2014–15 season, two promotion/relegation playoff winners and the 2014–15 Eerste Divisie champions.

N.E.C., champion of the 2014–15 Eerste Divisie, and play-off winner Roda JC Kerkrade return to the Eredivisie after just one season. De Graafschap, the other play-off winner, returns to the highest level since the 2011–12 season.

Club Location Venue Capacity
ADO Den Haag The Hague Kyocera Stadion 15,000
Ajax Amsterdam Amsterdam ArenA 53,490
AZ Alkmaar AFAS Stadion 17,023
Cambuur Leeuwarden Cambuur Stadion 10,500
De Graafschap Doetinchem De Vijverberg 12,600
Excelsior Rotterdam Stadion Woudestein 3,531
Feyenoord Rotterdam De Kuip 51,177
Groningen Groningen Euroborg 22,550
Heerenveen Heerenveen Abe Lenstra Stadion 26,100
Heracles Almelo Almelo Polman Stadion 13,500
NEC Nijmegen Stadion de Goffert 12,500
PEC Zwolle Zwolle IJsseldelta Stadion 12,500
PSV Eindhoven Philips Stadion 36,500
Roda JC Kerkrade Parkstad Limburg Stadion 19,979
Twente Enschede De Grolsch Veste 30,205
Utrecht Utrecht Stadion Galgenwaard 23,750
Vitesse Arnhem GelreDome 25,500
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 Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ADO Den Haag Netherlands Henk Fraser Erreà Basic-Fit Fitness
Ajax Netherlands Frank de Boer adidas Ziggo
AZ Netherlands John van den Brom Under Armour AFAS software
Cambuur Netherlands Marcel Keizer Quick Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma
De Graafschap Netherlands Jan Vreman Quick ATAG
Excelsior Netherlands Alfons Groenendijk Quick DSW Zorgverzekeraar
Feyenoord Netherlands Giovanni van Bronckhorst adidas Opel
Groningen Netherlands Erwin van de Looi Robey Essent
Heerenveen Netherlands Foppe de Haan Jako Univé
Heracles Netherlands John Stegeman Acerbis TenCate
NEC Netherlands Ernest Faber Patrick Scholten Awater
PEC Zwolle Netherlands Ron Jans Robey Molecaten
PSV Netherlands Phillip Cocu Umbro Philips
Roda JC Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Darije Kalezić Robey KLG
Twente Netherlands René Hake Nike Webprint.nl
Utrecht Netherlands Erik ten Hag hummel Zorg van de Zaak
Vitesse Netherlands Rob Maas Macron Truphone
Willem II Netherlands Jurgen Streppel Robey Tricorp

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Utrecht Netherlands Alflen, RobRob Alflen End of contract 1 July 2015 Pre-season Netherlands ten Hag, ErikErik ten Hag 1 July 2015
NEC Netherlands Brood, RuudRuud Brood Mutual consent 1 July 2015 Pre-season Netherlands Faber, ErnestErnest Faber 1 July 2015
Excelsior Netherlands Dijkhuizen, MarinusMarinus Dijkhuizen Signed by Brentford 1 July 2015 Pre-season Netherlands Groenendijk, AlfonsAlfons Groenendijk 1 July 2015
Roda JC Netherlands Plum, RickRick Plum End of interim spell 1 July 2015 Pre-season Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Kalezić, DarijeDarije Kalezić 1 July 2015
Twente Netherlands Schreuder, AlfredAlfred Schreuder Sacked 30 August 2015 16th Netherlands Hake, RenéRené Hake (a.i.) 30 August 2015
Heerenveen Netherlands Lodeweges, DwightDwight Lodeweges Resigned 20 October 2015 15th Netherlands de Haan, FoppeFoppe de Haan 20 October 2015
Vitesse Netherlands Bosz, PeterPeter Bosz Signed by Maccabi Tel Aviv 4 January 2016 5th Netherlands Maas, RobRob Maas 4 January 2016
Cambuur Netherlands de Jong, HenkHenk de Jong Resigned 9 February 2016 17th Netherlands Keizer, MarcelMarcel Keizer 13 February 2016

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 PSV  (C) 34 26 6 2 88 32+56 84
2016–17 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Ajax 34 25 7 2 81 21+60 82
2016–17 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Feyenoord 34 19 6 9 62 40+22 63
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
4 AZ 34 18 5 11 70 53+17 59
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
5 Utrecht 34 15 8 11 57 48+9 53 Qualification to the European competition play-offs
6 Heracles 34 14 9 11 47 49−2 51
7 Groningen 34 14 8 12 41 48−7 50
8 Zwolle 34 14 6 14 56 54+2 48
9 Vitesse 34 12 10 12 55 38+17 46
10 NEC 34 13 7 14 37 42−5 46
11 ADO Den Haag 34 10 13 11 48 49−1 43
12 Heerenveen 34 11 9 14 46 61−15 42
13 Twente 34 12 7 15 49 64−15 43
14 Roda JC 34 8 10 16 34 55−21 34
15 Excelsior 34 7 9 18 34 60−26 30
16 Willem II 34 6 11 17 35 53−18 29 Qualification to the Relegation play-offs
17 De Graafschap 34 5 8 21 39 66−27 23
18 Cambuur  (R) 34 3 9 22 33 79−46 18 Relegation to the Eerste Divisie
Source: Kicker.de
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


Results

Home \ Away ADO AJX AZCAMGRAEXCFEYGROHEEHERNECPECPSVRJCTWEUTRVITWIL
ADO Den Haag 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Ajax 4–0 4–1 5–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 5–2 0–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 6–0 4–0 2–2 1–0 3–0
AZ 0–1 0–3 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 2–4 5–1 2–4 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 0–0
Cambuur 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–6 3–1 1–0 0–6 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–1
De Graafschap 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 3–6 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2
Excelsior 2–4 0–2 2–2 1–4 3–0 2–4 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–3 0–0
Feyenoord 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 1–0
Groningen 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–4 0–3 2–1
Heerenveen 0–4 0–2 4–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–5 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–3 0–4 0–0 3–1
Heracles 1–1 0–2 3–6 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–5 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1
NEC 4–1 0–2 0–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
PEC Zwolle 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–3 5–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–5 4–1
PSV 2–0 0–2 3–0 6–2 4–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 4–2 3–1 2–0 2–0
Roda JC 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 0–5 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–3
Twente 1–4 2–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–4 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–3
Utrecht 2–2 1–0 1–3 3–3 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 4–2 3–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 4–2 2–1 2–1
Vitesse 2–2 1–3 0–2 4–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 5–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 5–1 1–3 0–1
Willem II 0–2 0–4 0–2 3–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 3–2 2–3 3–1 1–1
Updated to games played on 8 May 2016
Source: [1]
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Netherlands Vincent Janssen AZ 27
2 Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV 26
3 Flag of Poland Arkadiusz Milik Ajax 21
4 Netherlands Dirk Kuyt Feyenoord 19
5 Flag of France Sébastien Haller Utrecht 17
Morocco Hakim Ziyech Twente
7 Flag of Japan Mike Havenaar ADO Den Haag 16
Flag of Venezuela Christian Santos NEC
9 Netherlands Michiel Kramer Feyenoord 14
Netherlands Lars Veldwijk PEC Zwolle

Assists

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of France Édouard Duplan ADO Den Haag 11
2 Netherlands Rick Karsdorp Feyenoord 10
Netherlands Jürgen Locadia PSV
Netherlands Lars Veldwijk PEC Zwolle
Morocco Hakim Ziyech Twente
6 Flag of Mexico Andrés Guardado PSV 9
Netherlands Joris van Overeem AZ
8 Netherlands Dabney dos Santos AZ 8
Flag of Serbia Nemanja Gudelj Ajax
Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV
Netherlands Davy Klaassen Ajax
Flag of Sweden Good one Sam Larsson Heerenveen

Attendances

External links

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UEFA competitions

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