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Heracles Almelo

Heracles Almelo
Heracles Almelo emblem
Full name Heracles Almelo
Nickname(s) Heraclieden
Founded May 3, 1903 (1903-05-03)
Ground Polman Stadion
Ground Capacity 8,500
Chairman Jan Smit
Manager Vacant
League Eredivisie
2013–14 Eredivisie, 14th

Heracles Almelo is a football club from Almelo, Netherlands.

The club was founded on May 3, 1903 as Heracles, after the demigod son of Zeus. They changed their name on July 1, 1974 to SC Heracles '74 and finally settled on the current name in 1998. The club has won the Dutch national title twice, in 1927 and 1941. One of the club's most famous players was Steve Mokone, a South African nicknamed The Black Meteor, the first black football player in the Netherlands ever.

In the 2004/05 season, Heracles won the title in the Eerste Divisie, so that during the 2005/06 season, Heracles played in the Eredivisie, where they finished 13th. The average attendance in 2004/05 was 5,700 people. In the recent top flight seasons this has risen to just over 8,300 (close to the maximum capacity of 8,500).

In 2012 Heracles competed in its first Dutch cup final, which it has lost to PSV in the Rotterdam Stadium De Kuip.


  • Stadium 1
  • Current squad 2
  • Honours 3
    • National 3.1
  • Domestic results 4
  • Former managers 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Heracles Almelo currently play at the Polman Stadion in Almelo. The Polman Stadion was built in 1999 with a capacity 6,900, this was expanded in 2005 to hold 8,500. The pitch at the Polman Stadion is artificial turf. Renovation of the stadium is on the way and it will be expanded to hold 12.500 supporters at the beginning of season 2015/2016.

Current squad

As of 1 July 2014

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Dennis Telgenkamp
2 DF Milano Koenders
3 DF Bart Schenkeveld
4 DF Jeroen Veldmate
5 DF Fahd Aktaou
6 MF Bas Sibum
8 MF Iliass Bel Hassani
9 FW Denni Avdić (on loan from AZ)
10 MF Thomas Bruns
11 MF Bryan Linssen
12 FW Aleksei Kangaskolkka
13 DF Dragan Paljić
14 MF Joey Pelupessy
15 FW Jaroslav Navrátil
16 GK Bram Castro
No. Position Player
17 MF Dario Vujičević
18 DF Ramon Zomer
19 FW Wout Weghorst
20 FW Edwin Gyasi
21 MF Simon Cziommer (vice-captain)
22 FW Oussama Tannane
23 MF Mark-Jan Fledderus (captain)
24 MF Menno Heerkes
25 GK Renze Fij
26 GK Michael Brouwer
29 DF Coen Gortemaker
30 DF Mark Engberink
31 MF Daan Rienstra
32 DF Mike te Wierik
35 MF Rick Hemmink



Domestic results

Below is a table with Heracles Almelo's domestic results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

Former managers


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External links

  • Official website (Dutch)
  • Fansite (Dutch)
  • Tactical formations at (English)
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