The Dutch Eredivisie

The Dutch Eredivisie is the highest competition in The Netherlands and we provide the Eredivisie API.

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The best Eredivisie players

The Eredivisie is seen as a competition where young players can develop extremely well. It is a league where many great players start playing to earn a spot in the biggest leagues. After starting in the Netherlands, many have made the step and became one of the world’s finest players. Think about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luis Suarez, Moussa Dembélé, Dries Mertens, Maxwell, Romário de Souza Faria, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, Johan Cruijff, Frank Rijkaard, and so we can go on and on.

Let’s look at some of the greatest Dutch players that have played in the Eredivisie as well. Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, Stefan de Vrij, Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart and many more have played at different clubs in the Dutch Eredivisie.

There are many great players in the league in the current season as well. What do you think of Dusan Tadic, Antony Matheus dos Santos and Mario Götze? However, there are lots of younger talents we will keep an eye out for. Cody Gakpo and Ryan Gravenberch are just two examples of the many great talents.

Get Eredivisie player data

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All-time Eredivisie top scorers

Willy van der Kuijlen is the all-time top scorer of the Eredivisie. He scored a total of 311 goals for his clubs MVV and PSV. Ruud Geels is in second place with 265 goals for seven different teams (Telstar, Feyenoord, Go Ahead Eagles, Ajax, Sparta, PSV and NAC). To complete the top 3, we have a very special player. Johan Cruijff scored 215 goals for Ajax and Feyenoord.

Current season top scorers

On the left, you will find an API response of the current Eredivisie top scorers.

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Extensive Eredivisie data

We have talked about players a lot now. Lets’ go to the Eredivisie league table. The Eredivisie table exists of 18 teams. In most seasons there are three favourites upfront. Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV are the three teams that are most likely to be on top in the Eredivisie standings. However, there are seasons that supprises happen. AZ and FC Twente became champions in 2008/2009 (AZ) and 2009/2010 (FC Twente).

At this point in time (2022), Ajax is the record champion with 35 titles. PSV is in second place with 24 titles and Feyenoord completes the top three with 15 Eredivisie titles.

Eredivisie Schedule

The Eredivisie schedule alongside statistics is included in our Football API. All Eredivisie scores and other details are there to create the best Eredivisie application.

 

All Eredivisie teams

Not only do we have schedules, top scorers, and player stats. The team information and all squad data are up to date and reliable. Lets’ look at the 18 Eredivisie teams of season 2021/2022.

Ajax is the most popular clubs in the Dutch Eredivisie. They have been doing amazingly well in the European competitions like the Europa League and the UEFA Champions League. The club is located in Amsterdam and plays it home games in the Johan Cruijff ArenA with a capacity of 55.500. The club was founded in 1900 and the all-time top scorer is Johan Cruijff with 194 goals in 287 games which is an average of 0.68 goals per match.

PSV is located in Eindhoven and plays it homes matches in the Philips Stadion with a capacity of 35.000. The club was founded in 1913 with the name Philips Sport Vereniging as the official team of Philips a Dutch company. The club is one of the traditional top three teams in the Netherlands. Willy van der Kuijlen has scored 268 goals in 479 which is 0.56 goals per match on average.

Feyenoord is one of the three professional football clubs in Rotterdam. Feyenoord was founded in 1908. The club is called the club of the people. The home games are being played in Stadion Feijenoord, which is also known as De Kuip. The capacity of De Kuip is 51.117. Cor van der Gijp is the all-time top scorer of Feyenoord with his 158 goals in 212 matches he scored 0.75 goals on average.

AZ is the club from Alkmaar which plays its home games in the AFAS Stadion. The AFAS Stadion has a capacity of 19.500. AZ was founded in 1967 after Alkmaar ’54 and FC Zaanstreek. The all-time top scorer is Kees Kist with 184 goals in 293 matches. On average he scored 0.63 per game.

FC Twente is the club from Enschede. The club was founded in 1965. Only twice they didn’t play in the Eredivisie. The club plays its home games in De Grolsch Veste which has a capacity of 30.205. Blaise N’Kufo scored 128 goals in 263 matches which is an average of 0.49 per match.

Vitesse is the football club from Arnhem. The club was founded in 1892. The GelreDome is used by Vitesse to play the home games. It has a capacity of 34.000. The stadium is used for concerts as well. Also, it was one of the eight stadiums of the European Championship in 2.000. The all-time top scorer is Matthew Amoah with 174 matches played and 62 goals. That is 0.36 goals on average.

FC Utrecht is a club located in Utrecht. The home games are played in Stadion the Galgenwaard which has a capacity 23.750. The all-time top scorer has 205 goals at his name with 318 matches played. That is 0.64 on per match on average.

NEC was founded in 1910. The club from Nijmegen has the Goffertstadion as their home ground, the other name is The Goffert or Bloedkuul. It has a capacity of 12.500. Frank Janssen is the all-time top scorer with 53 goals in 238 games. That is an average of 0.22 goals per match.

Cambuur was founded in 1964. The home games are being played in the Cambuur Stadion. The stadium has a capacity of 10.500. Matijn Barto is the all-time top scorer with 66 goals in 238 matches. This is an average of 0.27 goals per match.

 

FC Groningen is a club located in Groningen. The club was founded in 1971 and plays its home matches in the Euroborg. The capacity of this stadium is 22.525. Rikkert La Crois is the all-time top scorer of FC Groningen with his 69 goals in 178 matches. This is an average of 0.39 goals per game.

SC Heerenveen is the professional football club in Heerenveen. They have named their stadium after an old player. They play their home matches in the Abe Lenstra Stadion which has a capacity of 27.224. Alfred Finnbogason is the all-time top scorer with 53 goals behind his name. He scored these goals in 62 matches which makes his average 0.85 goals per game.

Heracles Almelo is a club located in Almelo. The club was founded in 1903 and plays its home matches in Erve Asito. This stadium has a capacity of 12.080. Everton is the all-time top scorer of Heracles with 70 goals in 218 games. On average he scored 0.32 goals per match.

RKC Waalwijk is the club from Waalwijk. It was founded in 1984 and plays its home matches in the Mandemakers Stadion. The stadium has a capacity of 7.508 and the all-time top scorer is Rick Hoogendorp whith 95 goals in 218 matches. On average he scored 0.44 goals per match.

Go Ahead Eagles is the club from Deventer which was founded in 1902. It is a Dutch club trying to copy the English football culture with a stadium in a residential area and a big gate in front of the stadium. They are playing their home matches in The Adelaarshorst with a capacity of 10.400. Cees van Kooten is the all-time top scorer of Go Ahead Eagles with 79 goals in 198 matches. He scored 0.40 goals per game on average.

Willem II is located in Tilburg and was founded in 1896. The home matches are being played in the Koning Willem II Stadion which has a capacity of 14.700. Coy Koopal is the all-time top scorer of Willem II with 96 goals in 189 matches. That is 0.51 goals per game.

Fortuna is the club from Sittard. After a fusion in 1968 Fortuna Sittard was founded. The Fortuna Sittard Stadion is the stadium of Fortuna. Ronald Hamming has scored 73 goals in 180 matches. He scored 0.41 goals per match and is the all-time top scorer of Fortuna.

Sparta Rotterdam is one of the other clubs in Rotterdam. Sparta was founded in 1888. Only 11 amateur teams in the Netherlands are older than Sparta. Het Kasteel (translated The Castle) is the stadium where Sparta is playing its home games. It has a capacity of 11.000. Roland Lengkeek has scored 102 goals in 240 matches which is 0.43 goals per game.

PEC Zwolle was founded in 1910 and is the club from Zwolle. The home ground is the MAC³PARK Stadion which has a capacity of 14.000. Herman Heskamp has scored 72 goals in 165 matches. He is the all-time top scorer of PEC Zwolle and scored 0.44 on average per game.

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