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was a Dutch
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football club which was founded on June 20, 1972, from the merger of the Amsterdam
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football clubs Blauw Wit
Blauw-Wit is a Dutch football club from Amsterdam. The name refers to the colours of their uniform, blue and white.Blauw-Wit was founded in 1902, as a local club in the Kinkerbuurt. From 1928 it started to play its home matches in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. The club entered professional...
AFC Door Wilskracht Sterk is a Dutch football club from Amsterdam.-History:AFC Door Wilskracht Sterk was founded on 11 October 1907, by the trio of Robert Beijerbacht, Theo Beijerbacht and Jansen van Galen under the name of Fortuna which was soon changed to Hercules. The team played in a blue and...
. The club Volewijckers
De Volewijckers is a football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. They are one of a number of Dutch clubs that were successful in post-war leagues before being forced to merge to cope with the popularity of the big teams such as Ajax and Feyenoord.-History:...
joined the side for the 1973-1974 season. After a successful start, in which the club made it to the quarter finals of the 1974-75 UEFA Cup
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giants Inter Milan in the process, the club was relegated from the Eredivisie
The Eredivisie is the highest football league in the Netherlands. The league was founded in 1956 two years after the start of professional football in the Netherlands. It is currently ranked the ninth best league in Europe by UEFA....
to the Eerste Divisie
The Eerste Divisie is the second-highest division of football in the Netherlands. It is linked with the top-level Eredivisie via a promotion/relegation system. It is also known as the Jupiler League due to sponsorship, which is the same name as the top league in Belgium...
in 1978. This resulted in a massive reduction in spectator numbers for FC Amsterdam, with the club moving out of the Olympisch Stadion
The Olympisch Stadion is a stadium built as the main stadium for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. When completed, the stadium had a capacity of 31,600. Following the completion of the rival De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam in 1937, the Amsterdam authorities decided to increase the capacity of the...
in 1980. The side disbanded in 1982.
- Jan Jongbloed
Jan Jongbloed was a football goalkeeper with the Netherlands national football team at the 1974 and 1978 FIFA World Cups, wearing the number 8 jersey....
- Heini Otto
Heini Otto is a retired football player from the Netherlands.-Early career:Otto worked for his father-in-law in the gold business, and then in a whisky distillery before becoming a professional footballer...
- Frits Flinkevleugel
- Nico Jansen
- Gerard van der Lem
Gerard van der Lem is a retired football winger from the Netherlands, who made his professional debut for FC Amsterdam on August 12, 1973 against PSV Eindhoven...
- Geert Meijer
Geert Meijer is a Dutch football manager and former professional player who currently coaches amateur team VV Strijen.-Playing career:...
- Jan Fransz
- Frank Kramer
- Chris Dekker
Chris Dekker is a former football defender and midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for AZ Alkmaar, NEC Nijmegen, DWS and FC Amsterdam, before moving to Belgium to play for R. Charleroi S.C....
- Rob Bianchi
- Leen van der Merkt
- Tjeerd Koopman
- Leo de Leeuw
- Willy 'Stengel' van Bommel
- Ton Jung