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2010–11 Eredivisie

Eredivisie
Season 2010–11
Champions Ajax
30th title
Relegated Willem II
Champions League Ajax
Twente
Europa League PSV
AZ
ADO Den Haag
Matches played 306
Goals scored 987 (3.23 per match)
Top goalscorer Björn Vleminckx
(23 goals)
Biggest home win PSV 10–0 Feyenoord
Biggest away win De Graafschap 0–5 Ajax
Highest scoring PSV 10–0 Feyenoord
2009–10
2011–12

The 2010–11 Eredivisie is the fifty-fifth season of Eredivisie since its establishment in 1955. It began on 6 August 2010 with the first matches of the season and ended on 29 May 2011 with the last matches of the European competition and relegation playoffs. FC Twente were the reigning champions, having won their first Dutch championship the previous season. A total of 18 teams took part in the league. Ajax won their 30th title after beating FC Twente 3–1 on 15 May 2011.[1][2]

Teams

RKC Waalwijk were directly relegated to the 2010–11 Eerste Divisie at the end of last season after finishing the season at the bottom of the table, ending one season at the highest division of Dutch football. They were replaced by 2009–10 Eerste Divisie champions De Graafschap, who return to the Eredivisie after one season.

Sparta Rotterdam were also relegated at the end of the promotion/relegation playoff tournament, as they lost their two-legged play-off against city rivals SBV Excelsior on away goals. Sparta hence completed a 5-year stint in the league, while Excelsior played for the first time at the top level in 2 years. In contrast, Willem II retained their Eredivisie spot after beating Go Ahead Eagles after extra time of the return leg.

Club Location Kit maker Shirt Sponsor Venue Capacity
ADO Den Haag The Hague Hummel Fit For Free Fitnesscentra Kyocera Stadion 15,000
Ajax Amsterdam Adidas Aegon Amsterdam ArenA 52,960
AZ Alkmaar Quick Afas Software AZ Stadion 17,150
Excelsior Rotterdam Masita DSW Zorgverzekeraar Woudestein 3,527
Feyenoord Rotterdam Puma ASR Stadion Feijenoord 48,750
De Graafschap Doetinchem kwd Centric De Vijverberg 12,600
Groningen Groningen Klupp Noordlease Euroborg 22,700
Heerenveen Heerenveen Jako Unive Abe Lenstra Stadion 27,000
Heracles Almelo Almelo Jako Ten Cate Polman Stadion 8,500
NAC Breda Breda Klupp Sunweb Vakanties Rat Verlegh Stadion 19,000
NEC Nijmegen Nike Curaçao Stadion de Goffert 12,470
PSV Eindhoven Nike Philips Philips Stadion 35,250
Roda JC Kerkrade Diadora Accon AVM Parkstad Limburg Stadion 19,500
Twente Enschede Diadora Arke De Grolsch Veste 30,100
Utrecht Utrecht Kappa Phanos (since March)
Bank of Scotland
Stadion Galgenwaard 24,426
Vitesse Arnhem Klupp Afab GelreDome 28,000
VVV-Venlo Venlo Masita Seacon De Koel 8,000
Willem II Tilburg Masita Pondres Koning Willem II Stadion 14,637

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Position in table
FC Groningen Ron Jans[3] End of contract 1 July 2010 Pre-season Pieter Huistra[4] 1 July 2010 Pre-season
SC Heerenveen Jan Everse End of contract 1 July 2010 Pre-season Ron Jans[5] 1 July 2010 Pre-season
AZ Dick Advocaat Signed by Russia 1 July 2010 Pre-season Gertjan Verbeek[6] 1 July 2010 Pre-season
Heracles Almelo Gertjan Verbeek Signed by AZ 1 July 2010 Pre-season Peter Bosz[7] 1 July 2010 Pre-season
FC Twente Steve McClaren[8] Signed by VfL Wolfsburg 1 July 2010 Pre-season Michel Preud'homme[9] 1 July 2010 Pre-season
ADO Den Haag Maurice Steijn End of caretaker spell 1 July 2010 Pre-season John van den Brom[10] 1 July 2010 Pre-season
Willem II Theo de Jong End of caretaker spell 1 July 2010 Pre-season Gert Heerkes[11] 1 July 2010 Pre-season
NAC Breda Robert Maaskant Signed by Wisła Kraków 21 August 2010 17 John Karelse, Gert Aandewiel, Arno van Zwam 21 August 2010 13
Vitesse Theo Bos Sacked 21 October 2010 16 Albert Ferrer[12] 27 October 2010 15
Ajax Martin Jol Resigned 6 December 2010 4 Frank de Boer[13] 6 December 2010 1
VVV-Venlo Jan van Dijk[14] Sacked 20 December 2010 17 Willy Boessen[15] 12 January 2011 17
Willem II Gert Heerkes Contract disbanded 15 April 2011 18 John Feskens[16] 15 April 2011 18

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ajax (C) 34 22 7 5 72 30 +42 73 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Twente 34 21 8 5 65 34 +31 71 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 PSV 34 20 9 5 79 34 +45 69 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round 1
4 AZ 34 17 8 9 55 44 +11 59 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
5 Groningen 34 17 6 11 65 52 +13 57 Qualification to European competition Playoffs
6 Roda JC 34 14 13 7 65 50 +15 55
7 ADO Den Haag (O) 34 16 6 12 63 55 +8 54
8 Heracles 34 14 7 13 65 56 +9 49
9 Utrecht 34 13 8 13 55 51 +4 47
10 Feyenoord 34 12 8 14 53 54 −1 44
11 NEC 34 10 13 11 57 56 +1 43
12 Heerenveen 34 10 11 13 60 54 +6 41
13 NAC Breda 34 12 5 17 44 60 −16 0402
14 De Graafschap 34 9 11 14 31 56 −25 38
15 Vitesse 34 9 8 17 42 61 −19 35
16 Excelsior (O) 34 10 5 19 45 66 −21 35 Qualification to Relegation Playoffs
17 VVV-Venlo (O) 34 6 3 25 34 76 −42 21
18 Willem II (R) 34 3 6 25 37 98 −61 15 Relegation to Eerste Divisie

Source: eredivsie.nl (Dutch)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Since both 2010–11 KNVB Cup finalists, Twente and Ajax, qualified for the Champions League, allocation of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League spots was based upon the final league standings, with the cup-winners spot going to the third-placed team and the regular spots available through league placement awarded to the next best teams below.
2NAC Breda were deducted 1 point because they were late with payment obligations to Contractspelers Fonds KNVB (CFK).[17]
(C)=Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results

Home \ Away[1] ADO AJX AZ EXC FEY GRA GRO HEE HER NAC NEC PSV RJC TWE UTR VIT VVV WIL
ADO Den Haag 3–2 0–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–4 3–1 3–2 3–0 5–1 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1
Ajax 0–1 4–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–2 4–2 1–0 2–0
AZ 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 5–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 6–1 3–0
Excelsior 1–5 2–2 2–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–3 4–2 2–3 1–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–0 4–0
Feyenoord 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 5–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 4–0 3–0 6–1
De Graafschap 1–0 0–5 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–3 1–4 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1
Groningen 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–4 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–4 1–2 1–0 4–1 3–2 7–1
Heerenveen 0–0 1–2 0–2 2–3 0–1 4–0 1–4 3–2 3–1 0–0 1–3 2–2 6–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 5–0
Heracles 3–0 1–4 0–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 4–2 4–1 3–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 6–1 2–2 3–0
NAC Breda 3–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 4–2 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1
NEC 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 5–0 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–1
PSV 0–1 0–0 3–1 4–2 10–0 6–0 1–1 2–2 5–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1
Roda JC 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 4–2 5–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 4–1 5–2 2–2
Twente 3–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–2 0–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–1 4–0
Utrecht 2–3 3–0 5–1 2–0 0–4 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–2 3–2 3–0
Vitesse 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 5–2 0–3 1–4 2–0 0–0
VVV-Venlo 2–3 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 3–5 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–4 0–3 0–4 1–2 1–2 1–5 0–0
Willem II 2–4 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 4–3 2–6 0–1 3–5 2–4 4–5 1–3 3–3 1–0 1–4
Updated to games played on 15 May 2011.
Source: news.bbc.co.uk
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

European competition

The teams placed fifth through eighth compete in a play-off tournament for one spot in the second qualifying round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.

Semi-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Heracles 4–4 (a) Groningen 3–2 1–2
ADO Den Haag 6–3 Roda JC 4–2 2–1

Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ADO Den Haag 6–6 (p. 4–3) FC Groningen 5–1 1–5

Relegation

Excelsior and VVV-Venlo joined the Eerste Divisie-teams for the playoffs, after finishing 16th and 17th in the Eredivisie.

Round 1

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Volendam 5–2 MVV 3–2 2–0
Go Ahead Eagles 1–3 Den Bosch 0–1 1–2

Round 2

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Volendam 1−4 VVV-Venlo 1−2 0−2
Cambuur 3−3 (p. 6–7) Zwolle 2−1 1−2
Veendam 3−4 Helmond Sport 3−3 0−1
Den Bosch 4−6 Excelsior 3−3 1−3

Round 3

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zwolle 3–4 VVV-Venlo 1−2 2–2
Helmond Sport 3−9 Excelsior 1−5 2−4

VVV-Venlo and Excelsior will play in 2011–12 Eredivisie.

Top goalscorers

Source: (Dutch)Eredivisie (official site) , Soccerway, ESPN Soccernet
Pos. Player Club Goals
1 Björn Vleminckx NEC 23
2 Dmitri Bulykin ADO 21
3 Mads Junker Roda JC 20
4 Tim Matavž Groningen 16
Balázs Dzsudzsák PSV 16
6 Kolbeinn Sigþórsson AZ 15
Luc Castaignos Feyenoord 15
Everton Heracles 15
Ola Toivonen PSV 15
Ricky van Wolfswinkel Utrecht 15

References

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  2. ^ "Ajax end seven-year wait for Dutch title". ESPN Soccernet. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
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  5. ^ "Ron Jans named as new boss of Heerenveen". ESPN Soccernet. 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Verbeek nieuwe trainer AZ" (in Dutch). AZ. 2010-04-22. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  7. ^ "Peter Bosz nieuwe trainer Heracles" (in Dutch). RTL Nieuws. 2010-05-02. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Steve McClaren naar VfL Wolfsburg" (in Dutch). FC Twente. 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  9. ^ "Michel Preud'homme naar FC Twente, Manu Ferrera blijft" (in Dutch). KAA Gent. 2010-05-24. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  10. ^ "Van den Brom nieuwe hoofdtrainer" (in Dutch). ADO Den Haag. 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  11. ^ "Noodlijdend Willem II stelt Heerkes aan als hoofdtrainer" (in Dutch).  
  12. ^ "Ferrer takes charge of Vitesse". uefa.com. 
  13. ^ "Jol quits Ajax, de Boer take over". ajax.nl. 
  14. ^ "VVV Venlo sack coach Van Dijk". soccernet.espn.go.com. 
  15. ^ "Boessen interim-hoofdtrainer". vvv-venlo.nl. 
  16. ^ "John Feskens vervang Gert Heerkens bij Willem II" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 
  17. ^ "NAC begint seizoen met één strafpunt" (in Dutch). fcupdate.nl. 

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