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De Treffers

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De Treffers
Full nameDe Treffers
Founded1 August 1919; 102 years ago (1919-08-01)
GroundSportpark Zuid
ChairmanBert Janssen
ManagerJan de Jonge
LeagueTweede Divisie
2017–18Tweede Divisie, 13th
Current season

De Treffers is an amateur football club from Groesbeek, Netherlands. The club is plays in the Tweede Divisie, a semi-professional league and the third tier of Dutch football.


It was founded in 1919, and its first chairman was Jan Piepenbreier. De Treffers has been a member of the Royal Dutch Football Association since around 1930. In the seasons 1935–1936 and 1936–1937 it was champion of the eastern district of the Eerste Klasse (First amateur league), at the time the highest league in Dutch amateur football. In both seasons De Treffers failed to win the national amateur championship.

After the Second World War De Treffers performed not as well. In the 1961–1962 season De Treffers was promoted from Derde Klasse (Third amateur league) to Tweede Klasse (Second amateur league). From 1963 to 1974, with the exception of the 1971–1972 season, De Treffers played in the Eerste Klasse (First amateur league).

From 1974 to 2010, De Treffers participated in the Sunday Hoofdklasse. De Treffers were the only team to play so constantly in the Hoofdklasse during these years. The football club has won the district championship of the Hoofdklasse six times (in 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1998, and 2005). In 1988, 1991, and 1998 De Treffers also won the Sunday amateur championships, and in 1991 and 1998 De Treffers became champion of Dutch amateur football in general.

In 2010 it promoted to the Topklasse. Since 2016 De Treffers plays in the Tweede Divisie.

Current squad

As of 6 November 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Netherlands NED Niels Kornelis
2 DF Netherlands NED Guido van Rijn
3 DF Netherlands NED Gino van den Berg
5 DF Netherlands NED Bryan Sirvania
6 MF Netherlands NED Joey Dekkers
7 FW Netherlands NED Coen Maertzdorf
8 MF Netherlands NED Robin Janssen
9 FW Netherlands NED Lowie van Zundert
10 MF Netherlands NED Boy van de Beek
11 FW Netherlands NED Gavin Vlijter
14 DF Netherlands NED Jermo Wilsterman
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 FW Netherlands NED Saad Lazizi
16 DF Netherlands NED Timo Pluk
17 MF Netherlands NED Kane Keizer
18 DF Netherlands NED Dennis Janssen
19 FW Netherlands NED Marlon Versteeg
20 MF Netherlands NED Bob Melis
21 MF Netherlands NED Tjeu Langeveld
23 DF Netherlands NED Pim Balkestein (captain)
29 GK Netherlands NED Dani Centen
FW Netherlands NED Elvio van Overbeek

Wyke Wanderers Exchange

Each year the junior teams of De Treffers and Wyke Wanderers (an English amateur football club) take part in an event where the two teams meet each other and get to know one another. They take part in a series of activities followed by a football match this normally takes place for 4–5 days. One year the event will take place at De Treffers the following year it will take place at Wyke Wanderers.


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