Eredivisie
2017–18
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Season information
Winners PSV (24th title)
Relegated Twente
Sparta Rotterdam
Roda JC
Domestic cup winners
KNVB Cup Feyenoord (13th title)
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League PSV
Ajax
Europa League AZ
Feyenoord
Vitesse
Season statistics
Matches played 306
Goals scored 960
Average (3.14 per match)
Top goalscorer Alireza Jahanbakhsh
(21 goals)
Biggest home win Vitesse 7–0 Sparta
(14 April 2018)
Biggest away win NAC 0–8 Ajax
(18 November 2017)
Highest scoring Utrecht 1–7 PSV
(24 September 2017)
NAC 0–8 Ajax
(18 November 2017)
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The 2017–18 Eredivisie was the 62nd season of the Eredivisie since its establishment in 1955. The season began on 11 August 2017 and concluded on 6 May 2018; the Europa League and relegation play-offs will take place later that month. Feyenoord were the defending champions from the previous season. On 15 April 2018, PSV became champions for the 24th time after defeating their closest rival Ajax 3–0 at the Philips Stadion.

Teams

A total of 18 teams took part in the league: The best fifteen teams from the 2016–17 season, two promotion/relegation playoff winners (Roda JC and NAC Breda) and the 2016–17 Eerste Divisie champions (VVV-Venlo).

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
Excelsior Rotterdam Van Donge & De Roo Stadion 4,500
Feyenoord Rotterdam De Kuip 51,177
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
Roda JC Kerkrade Parkstad Limburg Stadion 19,979
Sparta Rotterdam Rotterdam Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel 11,026
Twente Enschede De Grolsch Veste 30,205
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 Basic-Fit Fitness
Ajax Flag of Netherlands Erik ten Hag Flag of Netherlands Joël Veltman Adidas Ziggo
AZ Flag of Netherlands John van den Brom Flag of Netherlands Ron Vlaar Under Armour AFAS Software
Excelsior Flag of Netherlands Mitchell van der Gaag Flag of Netherlands Ryan Koolwijk Quick DSW Zorgverzekeraar
Feyenoord Flag of Netherlands Giovanni van Bronckhorst Flag of Morocco Karim El Ahmadi Adidas Qurrent
Groningen Flag of Netherlands Ernest Faber Flag of Netherlands Sergio Padt Puma Essent
Heerenveen Flag of Netherlands Jurgen Streppel Flag of Netherlands Stijn Schaars Jako GroenLeven
Heracles Flag of Netherlands John Stegeman Flag of Netherlands Joey Pelupessy Acerbis Asito
NAC Breda Flag of Belgium Stijn Vreven Flag of Spain Pablo Marí Legea CM Payments
PEC Zwolle Flag of Netherlands John van 't Schip Flag of Netherlands Bram van Polen Craft Molecaten
PSV Flag of Netherlands Phillip Cocu Flag of Netherlands Marco van Ginkel Umbro Energiedirect.nl
Roda JC Flag of Netherlands Robert Molenaar Flag of Netherlands Ard van Peppen Masita MASCOT Workwear
Sparta Rotterdam Flag of Netherlands Dick Advocaat Flag of Netherlands Michel Breuer Robey Axidus
Twente Flag of Netherlands Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Marino Pusic Flag of Germany Stefan Thesker Sondico Pure Energie
Utrecht Flag of Netherlands Jean-Paul de Jong Flag of Netherlands Willem Janssen Hummel Zorg van de zaak
Vitesse Flag of Netherlands Edward Sturing Flag of Georgia Guram Kashia Macron Truphone
VVV-Venlo Flag of Netherlands Maurice Steijn Flag of Netherlands Danny Post Masita Seacon Logistics
Willem II Flag of Netherlands Reinier Robbemond Flag of Netherlands Jordens Peters Robey Tricorp

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
PEC Zwolle Flag of Netherlands Jans, RonRon Jans End of contract 1 July 2017 Pre-season Flag of Netherlands van 't Schip, JohnJohn van 't Schip 1 July 2017
Roda JC Kerkrade Flag of Netherlands Plum, RickRick Plum End of interim spell 1 July 2017 Flag of Netherlands Molenaar, RobertRobert Molenaar 1 July 2017
Ajax Flag of Netherlands Bosz, PeterPeter Bosz Signed by Borussia Dortmund 1 July 2017 Flag of Netherlands Keizer, MarcelMarcel Keizer 1 July 2017
Twente Flag of Netherlands Hake, RenéRené Hake Sacked 18 October 2017 15th Flag of Netherlands Verbeek, GertjanGertjan Verbeek 30 October 2017
Sparta Rotterdam Flag of Netherlands Pastoor, AlexAlex Pastoor Sacked 17 December 2017 17th Flag of Netherlands Advocaat, DickDick Advocaat 25 December 2017
Ajax Flag of Netherlands Keizer, MarcelMarcel Keizer Sacked 21 December 2017 2nd Flag of Netherlands Erik ten Hag 1 January 2018
FC Utrecht Flag of Netherlands ten Hag, ErikErik ten Hag Signed by Ajax 1 January 2018 6th Flag of Netherlands Jean-Paul de Jong 4 January 2018
Willem II Flag of Netherlands van de Looi, ErwinErwin van de Looi Resigned 8 March 2018 15th Flag of Netherlands Reinier Robbemond (caretaker) 8 March 2018
FC Twente Flag of Netherlands Verbeek, GertjanGertjan Verbeek Sacked 26 March 2018 18th Flag of Netherlands Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Marino Pusic 26 March 2018
Vitesse Flag of Netherlands Fraser, HenkHenk Fraser Sacked 11 April 2018 7th Flag of Netherlands Edward Sturing 11 April 2018

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 PSV  (C) 34 26 5 3 87 39 +48 83
Champions League group stage
2 Ajax 34 25 4 5 89 33 +56 79
UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 AZ 34 22 5 7 72 38 +34 71
Europa League Third qualifying round
4 Feyenoord 34 20 6 8 76 39 +37 66 Qualification to the European competition play-offs
5 Utrecht 34 14 12 8 58 53 +5 54
6 Vitesse 34 13 10 11 63 47 +16 49
7 ADO Den Haag 34 13 8 13 45 53 −8 47
8 Heerenveen 34 12 10 12 48 53 −5 46
9 PEC Zwolle 34 12 8 14 42 54 −12 44
10 Heracles 34 11 9 14 50 64 −14 42
11 Excelsior 34 11 7 16 41 56 −15 40
12 Groningen 34 8 14 12 50 50 0 38
13 Willem II 34 10 7 17 50 63 −13 37
14 NAC Breda 34 9 7 18 41 57 −16 34
15 VVV-Venlo 34 7 13 14 35 54 −19 34
16 Roda JC  (R) 34 8 6 20 42 69 −27 30 Qualification to the Relegation play-offs
17 Sparta Rotterdam  (R) 34 7 6 21 34 75 −41 27
18 Twente  (R) 34 5 9 20 37 63 −26 24 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
PSV 5 3 2 5 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ajax 12 8 6 3 6 7 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
AZ 11 9 7 6 2 5 8 7 6 4 4 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Feyenoord 7 5 1 1 1 4 2 3 5 6 6 7 7 5 5 6 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Utrecht 2 2 5 4 8 9 10 8 9 8 8 5 5 6 7 5 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Vitesse 1 1 4 2 5 3 3 4 3 5 5 6 6 7 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 6 7 6 6
ADO Den Haag 17 17 17 14 14 14 9 11 8 10 11 9 11 11 8 8 9 8 8 9 10 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 7
Heerenveen 10 11 9 7 4 2 5 6 7 9 10 8 9 8 9 10 8 9 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 11 10 8 8 8 6 7 8
Zwolle 4 6 3 9 7 6 4 5 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 8 8 9
Heracles 8 7 10 11 11 10 12 13 14 11 9 11 8 9 10 9 10 11 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 11 9 9 10 11 11 11 11 10
Excelsior 6 10 11 13 13 12 13 10 11 7 7 10 10 10 11 12 11 12 10 11 11 11 12 11 10 12 10 11 11 10 10 10 10 11
Groningen 9 12 12 10 10 11 11 12 13 14 15 13 13 12 12 11 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 13 13 12 12 12
Willem II 14 15 18 18 17 17 18 17 15 16 17 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 14 13 14 14 14 13 13
NAC Breda 16 18 14 15 15 13 14 14 16 17 16 17 17 15 15 16 16 15 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 14
VVV-Venlo 3 4 8 8 9 8 7 9 10 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 10 11 10 9 10 10 10 11 10 12 12 12 12 12 13 14 15
Roda JC 15 16 16 17 18 18 17 16 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 17 17 18 18 17 16 16 16 16 16 16
Sparta Rotterdam 18 13 13 12 12 15 16 18 17 15 13 14 14 16 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17
Twente 13 14 15 16 16 16 15 15 12 13 14 16 16 17 18 15 15 16 15 15 15 16 17 16 16 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Last updated: 06 May 2018
Source: eredivisiestatistieken.nl

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Games Goal Soccerball shad check.png avg.
1. Flag of Iran Alireza Jahanbakhsh AZ 33 21 4 0.64
2. Flag of Norway Bjørn Maars Johnsen ADO Den Haag 34 19 0 0.56
3. Flag of Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord 31 18 0 0.58
Flag of Netherlands Wout Weghorst AZ 31 2 0.58
5. Flag of Mexico Hirving Lozano PSV Eindhoven 29 17 0 0.59
6. Flag of Spain Fran Sol Willem II 32 16 2 0.5
7. Flag of Netherlands Bryan Linssen Vitesse 33 15 0 0.45
8. Flag of Netherlands Marco van Ginkel PSV Eindhoven 28 14 9 0.5
Flag of Slovenia Tim Matavž Vitesse 30 2 0.47
Flag of Brazil David Neres Ajax 32 0 0.44

Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2018.
Source: nos.nl (reliable), Soccerway (unreliable)

Hat-tricks(+)

Rnd Player Club Goals Date Home Score Away
6 Flag of Netherlands Jürgen Locadia PSV Eindhoven Goal 15' Goal 49' Goal 68' Goal 85' (p) 24 September 2017 Utrecht 1–7 PSV Eindhoven
12 Flag of Netherlands Donny van de Beek Ajax Goal 18' Goal 27' Goal 75' 18 November 2017 NAC Breda 0–8 Ajax
13 Flag of Nigeria Bartholomew Ogbeche Willem II Goal 62' Goal 74' Goal 90'+2' 25 November 2017 VVV-Venlo 3–3 Willem II
13 Flag of Netherlands Justin Kluivert Ajax Goal 45' Goal 60' Goal 85' 26 November 2017 Ajax 5–1 Roda JC Kerkrade
18 Flag of Germany Lennart Thy VVV-Venlo Goal 17' Goal 54' Goal 76' 24 December 2017 VVV-Venlo 3–1 Heracles Almelo
21 Flag of Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV Eindhoven Goal 45'+3' Goal 65' Goal 72' 3 February 2018 PSV Eindhoven 4–0 PEC Zwolle
27 Flag of Spain Fran Sol Willem II Goal 59' Goal 70' (p) Goal 90' (p) 10 March 2018 Willem II 5–0 PSV Eindhoven
32 Flag of Iran Alireza Jahanbakhsh AZ Goal 12' Goal 45'+2' Goal 53' 18 April 2018 AZ 4–3 Vitesse
34 Flag of Iran Alireza Jahanbakhsh AZ Goal 13' Goal 52' Goal 88' 6 May 2018 AZ 6–0 PEC Zwolle

Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2018.

Assists

Rank Player Club Games Assist avg.
1. Flag of Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax 34 15 0.44
2. Flag of Curaçao Brandley Kuwas Heracles Almelo 30 13 0.43
3. Flag of Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord 31 12 0.39
Flag of Brazil David Neres Ajax 32 0.38
Flag of Iran Alireza Jahanbakhsh AZ 33 0.36
6. Flag of Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag 32 11 0.34
7. Flag of Netherlands Jens Toornstra Feyenoord 32 10 0.31
8. Flag of Mexico Hirving Lozano PSV Eindhoven 29 9 0.31
9. Flag of Morocco Zakaria Labyad Utrecht 29 8 0.28
Flag of England Mason Mount Vitesse 29 0.28
Flag of Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV Eindhoven 32 0.25

Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2018.
Source: nos.nl (reliable), Soccerway (unreliable)

Discipline

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Player of the Month Talent of the Month
Player Club Player Club
August Flag of Mexico Hirving Lozano PSV Flag of Netherlands Denzel Dumfries Heerenveen
September Flag of Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord Flag of Spain Angeliño NAC Breda
October Flag of Uruguay Gastón Pereiro PSV Flag of Brazil David Neres Ajax
November Flag of Morocco Zakaria Labyad Utrecht Flag of Netherlands Donny van de Beek Ajax
December Flag of Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord Flag of Spain Angeliño NAC Breda
January Flag of Norway Jonas Svensson AZ Flag of England Mason Mount Vitesse
February Flag of Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV Flag of Spain Angeliño NAC Breda
March Flag of Colombia Santiago Arias PSV Flag of Greece Kostas Tsimikas Willem II
April Flag of Brazil David Neres Ajax Flag of Spain Angeliño NAC Breda

Play-offs

European competition

Four teams will play for a spot in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.

Semifinals Final
                           
   ADO Den Haag 2 1 3  
 Vitesse 5 2 7  
   Vitesse 3 2 5
   Utrecht 2 1 3
 Heerenveen 4 1 5
   Utrecht (a) 3 2 5  
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, will play for two spots in the 2018–19 Eredivisie, the remaining eight teams will play in the 2018–19 Eerste Divisie.

External links

Eredivisie 2017-18

ADO Den Haag · Ajax · AZ · Excelsior · Feyenoord · Groningen · Heerenveen · Heracles Almelo · NAC Breda · PEC Zwolle · PSV · Roda JC · Sparta Rotterdam · Twente · Utrecht · Vitesse · VVV-Venlo · Willem II

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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

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