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2001–02 KNVB Cup

2001–02
Country Netherlands
Teams 86
Champions Ajax
Runners-up Utrecht

The 84th edition of the KNVB Cup (at the time called Amstel Cup) started on 4 August 2001. The final was played on 12 May 2002: Ajax beat Utrecht 3–2 and received the cup for the fifteenth time. A total of 86 clubs participated.

Teams

  • All 18 participants of the Eredivisie 2001-02: six teams entered in the round of 16 of the knock-out stage; two in the first round of the knock-out stage and the rest in the group stage.
  • All 18 participants of the Eerste Divisie 2001-02
  • 48 teams from lower (amateur) leagues
  • Two reserve teams

Group stage

The matches of the group stage were played between August 4 and 22 2001. 78 teams played a total of 114 matches, 38 teams progressed to the next round.

E Eredivisie; 1 Eerste Divisie; A Amateur teams

Knock-out Stage

First round

The matches of the first round were played on September 18, 19 and 20 2001. sc Heerenveen and RKC Waalwijk entered the tournament this round. During the group stage, they were still active in the Intertoto Cup.

Home team Result Away team
Heracles Almelo 1–2 Cambuur Leeuwarden
RKC Waalwijk E 5–0 VV Bennekom
Stormvogels Telstar 4–1 SV Argon
FC Emmen 1–0 RKHVV
sc Heerenveen E 0–0 (p: 5-3) Willem II
FC Zwolle 3–1 AGOVV
FC Eindhoven 1–0 Young PSV
FC Den Bosch 2–0 FC Omniworld (on September 25)
VV Gemert 0–3 Excelsior (on September 26)
De Graafschap 2–1 (gg) Sparta (on October 3)
Home team Result Away team
FC Dordrecht 3–2 (gg) SV Capelle
RBC Roosendaal 3–0 VV DOVO
Fortuna Sittard 2–1 (gg) Vitesse
VVV-Venlo 2–0 ADO Den Haag
Young Ajax 4–0 HFC Haarlem
VV Kloetinge 1–4 FC Groningen
ACV 1–0 RKVV IVS
NAC Breda 3–0 SV Huizen
Go Ahead Eagles 1–2 AZ
SV Spakenburg 1–2 BV Veendam

E two Eredivisie entrants

Second round

The matches of the second round were played between October 23 and November 6, 2001.

Home team Result Away team
Young Ajax 2–0 De Graafschap
RKC Waalwijk 1–0 FC Emmen
FC Groningen 7–1 ACV
FC Den Bosch 4–3 VVV-Venlo
NAC Breda 0–1 (gg) Excelsior
Stormvogels Telstar 3–0 FC Dordrecht
FC Zwolle 6–3 FC Eindhoven
RBC Roosendaal 3–2 AZ
Fortuna Sittard 2–1 Cambuur Leeuwarden
BV Veendam 0–2 sc Heerenveen

Round of 16

The matches of the round of 16 were played on December 11 and 12 2001. The six Eredivisie teams that had been playing in European competitions after qualification last season, entered the tournament this round.

Home team Result Away team
Stormvogels Telstar 1–0 Fortuna Sittard
FC Utrecht E 4–1 Excelsior
Roda JC E 0–1 sc Heerenveen
Young Ajax 2–1 (gg) FC Twente E
FC Groningen 3–0 FC Zwolle
Feyenoord E 2–0 FC Den Bosch
RKC Waalwijk 1–2 (gg) PSV E
Ajax E 4–3 (gg) RBC Roosendaal

E six Eredivisie entrants

Quarter finals

The matches of the quarter finals were played on January 31 and February 7, 2002.

Home team Result Away team
PSV 1–1 (p: 7-6) Feyenoord
FC Utrecht 3–1 SC Heerenveen
Young Ajax 3–0 Stormvogels Telstar
Ajax 4–0 FC Groningen

Semi-finals

The matches of the semi-finals were played on March 29 and April 10, 2002.

Home team Result Away team
Young Ajax 2–2 (p: 6-7) Utrecht
Ajax 3–0 PSV

Final

Utrecht 2–3 (gg) Ajax
Gluščević 56'
Gluščević (p) 76'
12 May 2002
Stadion Feijenoord
Referee: René Temmink
Attendance: 37.000
21' Mido
90' Wamberto
93' Ibrahimović

Ajax also won the Dutch Eredivisie championship, thereby taking the double. They would participate in the Champions League, so finalists FC Utrecht could play in the UEFA Cup.

See also

External links

  • Results by Ronald Zwiers (Dutch)

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