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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 Netherlands Alfons Groenendijk Netherlands Aaron Meijers Erreà Basic-Fit Fitness
Ajax Netherlands Erik ten Hag Netherlands Joël Veltman Adidas Ziggo
AZ Netherlands John van den Brom Netherlands Ron Vlaar Under Armour AFAS Software
Excelsior Netherlands Mitchell van der Gaag Netherlands Ryan Koolwijk Quick DSW Zorgverzekeraar
Feyenoord Netherlands Giovanni van Bronckhorst Morocco Karim El Ahmadi Adidas Qurrent
Groningen Netherlands Ernest Faber Netherlands Sergio Padt Puma Essent
Heerenveen Netherlands Jurgen Streppel Netherlands Stijn Schaars Jako GroenLeven
Heracles Netherlands John Stegeman Netherlands Joey Pelupessy Acerbis Asito
NAC Breda Belgium Stijn Vreven Flag of Spain Pablo Marí Legea CM Payments
PEC Zwolle Netherlands John van 't Schip Netherlands Bram van Polen Craft Molecaten
PSV Netherlands Phillip Cocu Netherlands Marco van Ginkel Umbro Energiedirect.nl
Roda JC Netherlands Robert Molenaar Netherlands Ard van Peppen Masita MASCOT Workwear
Sparta Rotterdam Netherlands Dick Advocaat Netherlands Michel Breuer Robey Axidus
Twente Netherlands Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Marino Pusic Germany Stefan Thesker Sondico Pure Energie
Utrecht Netherlands Jean-Paul de Jong Netherlands Willem Janssen Hummel Zorg van de zaak
Vitesse Netherlands Edward Sturing Flag of Georgia Guram Kashia Macron Truphone
VVV-Venlo Netherlands Maurice Steijn Netherlands Danny Post Masita Seacon Logistics
Willem II Netherlands Reinier Robbemond 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 Netherlands Jans, RonRon Jans End of contract 1 July 2017 Pre-season Netherlands van 't Schip, JohnJohn van 't Schip 1 July 2017
Roda JC Kerkrade Netherlands Plum, RickRick Plum End of interim spell 1 July 2017 Netherlands Molenaar, RobertRobert Molenaar 1 July 2017
Ajax Netherlands Bosz, PeterPeter Bosz Signed by Borussia Dortmund 1 July 2017 Netherlands Keizer, MarcelMarcel Keizer 1 July 2017
Twente Netherlands Hake, RenéRené Hake Sacked 18 October 2017 15th Netherlands Verbeek, GertjanGertjan Verbeek 30 October 2017
Sparta Rotterdam Netherlands Pastoor, AlexAlex Pastoor Sacked 17 December 2017 17th Netherlands Advocaat, DickDick Advocaat 25 December 2017
Ajax Netherlands Keizer, MarcelMarcel Keizer Sacked 21 December 2017 2nd Netherlands Erik ten Hag 1 January 2018
FC Utrecht Netherlands ten Hag, ErikErik ten Hag Signed by Ajax 1 January 2018 6th Netherlands Jean-Paul de Jong 4 January 2018
Willem II Netherlands van de Looi, ErwinErwin van de Looi Resigned 8 March 2018 15th Netherlands Reinier Robbemond (caretaker) 8 March 2018
FC Twente Netherlands Verbeek, GertjanGertjan Verbeek Sacked 26 March 2018 18th Netherlands Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Marino Pusic 26 March 2018
Vitesse Netherlands Fraser, HenkHenk Fraser Sacked 11 April 2018 7th 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 50 500 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 Soccerball Soccerball shad check avg.
1. 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. Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord 31 18 0 0.58
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. Netherlands Bryan Linssen Vitesse 33 15 0 0.45
8. Netherlands Marco van Ginkel PSV Eindhoven 28 14 9 0.5
Flag of Slovenia Tim Matavž Vitesse 30 2 0.47
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 Netherlands Jürgen Locadia PSV Eindhoven Soccerball 15' Soccerball 49' Soccerball 68' Soccerball 85' (p) 24 September 2017 Utrecht 1–7 PSV Eindhoven
12 Netherlands Donny van de Beek Ajax Soccerball 18' Soccerball 27' Soccerball 75' 18 November 2017 NAC Breda 0–8 Ajax
13 Flag of Nigeria 001 Bartholomew Ogbeche Willem II Soccerball 62' Soccerball 74' Soccerball 90'+2' 25 November 2017 VVV-Venlo 3–3 Willem II
13 Netherlands Justin Kluivert Ajax Soccerball 45' Soccerball 60' Soccerball 85' 26 November 2017 Ajax 5–1 Roda JC Kerkrade
18 Germany Lennart Thy VVV-Venlo Soccerball 17' Soccerball 54' Soccerball 76' 24 December 2017 VVV-Venlo 3–1 Heracles Almelo
21 Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV Eindhoven Soccerball 45'+3' Soccerball 65' Soccerball 72' 3 February 2018 PSV Eindhoven 4–0 PEC Zwolle
27 Flag of Spain Fran Sol Willem II Soccerball 59' Soccerball 70' (p) Soccerball 90' (p) 10 March 2018 Willem II 5–0 PSV Eindhoven
32 Iran Alireza Jahanbakhsh AZ Soccerball 12' Soccerball 45'+2' Soccerball 53' 18 April 2018 AZ 4–3 Vitesse
34 Iran Alireza Jahanbakhsh AZ Soccerball 13' Soccerball 52' Soccerball 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. Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax 34 15 0.44
2. Flag of Curacao Brandley Kuwas Heracles Almelo 30 13 0.43
3. Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord 31 12 0.39
Brazil David Neres Ajax 32 0.38
Iran Alireza Jahanbakhsh AZ 33 0.36
6. Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag 32 11 0.34
7. Netherlands Jens Toornstra Feyenoord 32 10 0.31
8. Flag of Mexico Hirving Lozano PSV Eindhoven 29 9 0.31
9. Morocco Zakaria Labyad Utrecht 29 8 0.28
England Mason Mount Vitesse 29 0.28
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 Netherlands Denzel Dumfries Heerenveen
September Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord Flag of Spain Angeliño NAC Breda
October Flag of Uruguay Gastón Pereiro PSV Brazil David Neres Ajax
November Morocco Zakaria Labyad Utrecht Netherlands Donny van de Beek Ajax
December Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord Flag of Spain Angeliño NAC Breda
January Flag of Norway Jonas Svensson AZ England Mason Mount Vitesse
February Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV Flag of Spain Angeliño NAC Breda
March Flag of Colombia Santiago Arias PSV Flag of Greece.svg Kostas Tsimikas Willem II
April 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

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