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Eredivisie
2016–17
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Season information
Winners Feyenoord
Relegated Go Ahead Eagles
Domestic cup winners
KNVB Cup Vitesse
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Feyenoord
Ajax
Europa League PSV
Vitesse
Season statistics
Matches played 306
Goals scored 884
Average (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorer Nicolai Jørgensen
Enes Ünal
(6 goals each)
Biggest home win Feyenoord 5–0 Roda JC
(25 September 2016)
Biggest away win Groningen 0–5 Feyenoord
(7 August 2016)
Highest scoring Groningen 3–4 Twente
(21 August 2016)
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The 2016–17 Eredivisie season was the 61st season of the top-tier Dutch League Eredivisie since its establishment in 1955. The fixtures for this season were announced on 14 June 2016.

Teams

A total of 18 teams will be taking part in the league: The best fifteen teams from the 2015–16 season, two promotion/relegation playoff winners and the 2015–16 Eerste Divisie champions.

It is still unclear whether FC Twente will be a part of the 2016-17 Eredivisie. As a result of financial maladministration, the KNVB have taken FC Twente's license, causing them to relegate to the 2016-17 Eerste Divisie. However, this decision is not yet final, as FC Twente have lodged an official protest. Should FC Twente not retain their place in the Eredivisie, De Graafschap will be granted the vacant spot despite losing the relegation playoffs in the previous 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
Excelsior Rotterdam Stadion Woudestein 4,400
Feyenoord Rotterdam De Kuip 51,177
Go Ahead Eagles Deventer Adelaarshorst 10,400
Groningen Groningen Noordlease Stadion 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 MAC³PARK Stadion 12,500
PSV Eindhoven Philips Stadion 36,500
Roda JC Kerkrade Parkstad Limburg Stadion 19,979
Sparta Rotterdam Rotterdam Het Kasteel 11,026
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 Flag of Netherlands Henk Fraser Erreà Basic-Fit Fitness
Ajax Flag of Netherlands Peter Bosz Adidas Ziggo
AZ Flag of Netherlands John van den Brom Under Armour AFAS Software
Excelsior Flag of Netherlands Mitchell van der Gaag Quick DSW Zorgverzekeraar
Feyenoord Flag of Netherlands Giovanni van Bronckhorst Adidas Opel
Go Ahead Eagles Flag of Netherlands Hans de Koning Hummel Drukwerkdeal.nl
Groningen Flag of Netherlands Ernest Faber Robey Essent
Heerenveen Flag of Netherlands Jurgen Streppel Jako Univé
Heracles Flag of Netherlands John Stegeman Acerbis Asito
NEC Flag of Germany Peter Hyballa Patrick Scholten Awater
PEC Zwolle Flag of Netherlands Ron Jans Robey Molecaten
PSV Flag of Netherlands Phillip Cocu Umbro Energiedirect.nl
Roda JC Flag of Greece Yannis Anastasiou Robey KLG Europe
Sparta Rotterdam Flag of Netherlands Alex Pastoor Robey Axidus
Twente Flag of Netherlands René Hake Sondico Pure Energie
Utrecht Flag of Netherlands Erik ten Hag Hummel Zorg van de zaak
Vitesse Flag of Netherlands Henk Fraser Macron Truphone
Willem II Flag of Netherlands Erwin van de Looi Robey Tricorp

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Groningen Flag of Netherlands van de Looi, ErwinErwin van de Looi End of contract 1 July 2016 Pre-season Flag of Netherlands Faber, ErnestErnest Faber 1 July 2016
NEC Flag of Netherlands Faber, ErnestErnest Faber Signed by Groningen 1 July 2016 Flag of Germany Hyballa, PeterPeter Hyballa 1 July 2016
Heerenveen Flag of Netherlands de Haan, FoppeFoppe de Haan End of contract 1 July 2016 Flag of Netherlands Streppel, JurgenJurgen Streppel 1 July 2016
Willem II Flag of Netherlands Streppel, JurgenJurgen Streppel Signed by Heerenveen 1 July 2016 Flag of Netherlands van de Looi, ErwinErwin van de Looi 1 July 2016
Vitesse Flag of Netherlands Maas, RobRob Maas Resigned 1 July 2016 Flag of Netherlands Fraser, HenkHenk Fraser 1 July 2016
Roda JC Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Kalezić, DarijeDarije Kalezić Sacked 1 July 2016 Flag of Greece Anastasiou, YannisYannis Anastasiou 1 July 2016
Ajax Flag of Netherlands de Boer, FrankFrank de Boer Resigned 1 July 2016 Flag of Netherlands Bosz, PeterPeter Bosz 1 July 2016
Excelsior Flag of Netherlands Groenendijk, AlfonsAlfons Groenendijk Mutual consent 1 July 2016 Flag of Netherlands van der Gaag, MitchellMitchell van der Gaag 1 July 2016
ADO Den Haag Flag of Netherlands Fraser, HenkHenk Fraser Signed by Vitesse 1 July 2016 Flag of Montenegro Petrović, ŽeljkoŽeljko Petrović 1 July 2016

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Feyenoord  (C) 34 26 4 4 86 25 +61 82
Champions League group stage
2 Ajax 34 25 6 3 79 23 +56 81
UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 PSV 34 22 10 2 68 23 +45 76
Europa League Third qualifying round
4 Utrecht 34 18 8 8 54 38 +16 62 Qualification to the European competition play-offs
5 Vitesse 34 15 6 13 51 40 +11 51
Europa League group stage
6 AZ 34 12 13 9 56 52 +4 49 Qualification to the European competition play-offs
7 Twente 34 12 9 13 48 50 −2 45
8 Groningen 34 10 13 11 55 51 +4 43 Qualification to the European competition play-offs
9 Heerenveen 34 12 7 15 54 53 +1 43
10 Heracles 34 12 7 15 53 55 −2 43
11 ADO Den Haag 34 11 5 18 37 59 −22 38
12 Excelsior 34 9 10 15 43 60 −17 37
13 Willem II 34 9 9 16 29 44 −15 36
14 PEC Zwolle 34 9 8 17 39 67 −28 35
15 Sparta Rotterdam 34 9 7 18 42 61 −19 34
16 NEC 34 9 7 18 32 59 −27 34 Qualification to the Relegation play-offs
17 Roda JC 34 7 12 15 26 51 −25 33
18 Go Ahead Eagles  (R) 34 6 5 23 32 73 −41 23 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


Positions by round

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round.

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Feyenoord 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ajax 4 5 8 4 3 3 2 2
PSV 5 4 2 2 2 2 3 3
Heerenveen 7 9 13 11 7 5 4 4
AZ 7 13 10 6 4 4 5 5
Vitesse 2 7 4 5 8 6 7 6
Twente 13 16 11 7 10 10 6 7
Sparta Rotterdam 15 8 5 8 9 7 8 8
ADO Den Haag 3 2 3 3 5 9 10 9
Excelsior 5 3 5 9 6 8 9 10
NEC 9 10 7 12 12 14 15 11
Go Ahead Eagles 17 14 16 16 13 15 16 12
Heracles 9 6 9 10 11 11 11 13
Utrecht 13 12 15 15 15 16 13 14
Groningen 18 18 18 17 17 12 12 15
Willem II 16 17 12 13 14 13 14 16
PEC Zwolle 9 15 17 18 18 18 18 17
Roda JC 9 10 14 14 16 17 17 18

Source: BBC

Leader and 2015–16 UEFA Champions League group stage
2015–16 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
European competition play-offs
Relegation play-offs
Relegation to 2016–17 Eerste Divisie

Results

Home \ Away ADO AJX AZ EXC FEY GAE GRO HEE HER NEC PEC PSV RJC SPA TWE UTR VIT WIL
ADO Den Haag 3–0 0–3 1–1
Ajax 5–1 2–2 3–2 1–0 1–2
AZ 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–0
Excelsior 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–3
Feyenoord 3–1 4–1 5–0 2–0
Go Ahead Eagles 0–3 3–0 2–2 2–0
Groningen 0–5 0–0 1–1 3–4
Heerenveen 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–2
Heracles 0–2 0–1 1–1 3–1
NEC 2–1 1–1 0–4 0–0
PEC Zwolle 2–1 0–2 0–4 0–3 1–1
PSV 1–0 0–1 0–0
Roda JC 0–3 1–1 0–1 0–1
Sparta Rotterdam 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–0
Twente 4–1 1–2 3–1 2–1
Utrecht 1–2 1–5 1–2 2–0
Vitesse 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–1
Willem II 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–4
Updated to games played on 2 October 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.

Number of teams by provinces

Number of teams Province Team(s)
4 South Holland ADO Den Haag, Excelsior, Feyenoord and Sparta Rotterdam
Overijssel Go Ahead Eagles, Heracles, PEC Zwolle and Twente
2 Gelderland NEC and Vitesse Arnhem
North Brabant PSV and Willem II
North Holland Ajax and AZ
1 Friesland Heerenveen
Groningen Groningen
Limburg Roda JC
Utrecht Utrecht

Season statistics

Top scorers

Up to and including matches played on 2 October 2016.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Denmark Nicolai Jørgensen Feyenoord 6
Flag of Turkey Enes Ünal Twente
3 Flag of Netherlands Davy Klaassen Ajax 5
4 Flag of England Lewis Baker Vitesse 4
Flag of Belgium Loris Brogno Sparta
Flag of Denmark Kasper Dolberg Ajax
Flag of France Sébastien Haller Utrecht
Flag of Netherlands Danny Hoesen Groningen
Flag of Netherlands Wout Weghorst AZ
Flag of Netherlands Ricky van Wolfswinkel Vitesse
Flag of Kosovo Arber Zeneli Heerenveen

Hat-tricks

Up to and including matches played on 2 October 2016.

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of Netherlands Elia, EljeroEljero Elia Feyenoord Groningen 5-0 7 August 2016
Flag of Turkey Ünal, EnesEnes Ünal Twente Groningen 4-3 21 August 2016

Assists

Up to and including matches played on 2 October 2016.

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Morocco Hakim Ziyech Twente / Ajax 5
2 Flag of Turkey Bilal Başaçıkoğlu Feyenoord 4
Flag of Netherlands Jens Toornstra Feyenoord
4 Flag of Netherlands Sofyan Amrabat Utrecht 3
Flag of Netherlands Luigi Bruins Excelsior
Flag of Germany Chinedu Ede Twente
Flag of Netherlands Nigel Hasselbaink Excelsior
Flag of Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV
Flag of Denmark Nicolai Jørgensen Feyenoord
Flag of Netherlands Davy Klaassen Ajax
Flag of Belgium Stefano Marzo Heerenveen
Flag of Ghana Quincy Owusu-Abeyie NEC
Flag of Slovenia Dejan Trajkovski Twente

Clean sheets

Up to and including matches played on 2 October 2016.

Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Flag of Australia Brad Jones Feyenoord 6
2 Flag of Netherlands Jeroen Zoet PSV 4
3 Flag of Netherlands Roy Kortsmit Sparta 3
Flag of Netherlands Erwin Mulder Heerenveen
Flag of Cameroon André Onana Ajax
Flag of Uruguay Sergio Rochet AZ

Discipline

Up to and including matches played on 2 October 2016.

Player

  • Most yellow cards: 4
    • Dejan Trajkovski (Twente)
  • Most red cards: 1
    • Abdul Ajagun (Roda JC)
    • Frederic Ananou (Roda JC)
    • Hidde ter Avest (Twente)
    • Juninho Bacuna (Groningen)
    • Denzel Dumfries (Sparta)
    • Shay Facey (Heerenveen)
    • Julian von Haacke (NEC)
    • Willem Huizing (Heerenveen)
    • Arnold Kruiswijk (Vitesse)
    • Christian Kum (Roda JC)
    • Danilo Pantić (Excelsior)
    • Tom Trybull (ADO Den Haag)
    • Joël Veltman (Ajax)
    • Calvin Verdonk (PEC Zwolle)

Club

  • Most yellow cards: 20
    • ADO Den Haag
  • Most red cards: 3
    • Roda JC

External links

Eredivisie 2016-17

ADO Den Haag · Ajax · AZ · Excelsior · Feyenoord · Go Ahead Eagles · Groningen · Heerenveen · Heracles Almelo · NEC · PEC Zwolle · PSV · Roda JC · Sparta Rotterdam · Twente · Utrecht · Vitesse · Willem II

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Domestic cups

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League cups

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Supercups

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UEFA competitions

Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final) · Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final) · Super Cup

International competitions

UEFA Euro 2016 (qualification) · 2017 Euro Under-21 (qualification) · 2016 Euro Under-19 (qualification) · 2016 Euro Under-17 (qualification)

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