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FC Zwolle is a Dutch
Netherlands
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

 football club based in Zwolle
Zwolle
Zwolle is a municipality and the capital city of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands, 120 kilometers northeast of Amsterdam. Zwolle has about 120,000 citizens.-History:...

, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie
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...

, the country's second level of professional club football. The club was founded in 1990 after the bankruptcy of PEC. They have played in the Eredivisie
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....

, the highest tier of Dutch football, for a total of twelve seasons, reaching eighth place in 1979. They reached the KNVB Cup
KNVB Cup
The KNVB Cup is a competition in the Netherlands organized by the Royal Dutch Football Association since 1899. It was based on the format of the English FA Cup. Outside of the Netherlands, it is often referred to as the Dutch Cup...

 final in 1928 and 1977, but lost both matches.

Introduction


PEC was founded on June 12, 1910, which stood for PH EDN Combinatie (PH EDN Combination). The club was formed by a merger of Prins Hendrik (April 1, 1906; Prince Henry
Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin , later Prince Henry of the Netherlands, was prince consort of the Netherlands as the husband of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands...

) and Ende Desespereert Nimmer (1904; And Never Despair). PEC has been a professional football club since February 23, 1955. The club name was changed to PEC Zwolle in 1971 and to PEC Zwolle '82 in 1982. Instantly after the bankruptcy a new name was chosen for the new club: FC Zwolle.

PEC


PEC was one of Zwolle's three top football clubs, along with ZAC (founded in 1893) and Zwolsche Boys (1918). ZAC was associated with the local high society, Zwolsche Boys were associated with the working class, while PEC was the club of the local middle class. There was considerable rivalry between these three clubs, especially between Zwolsche Boys and PEC. Not only were their stadiums on walking distance from each other, the clubs frequently met each other in league matches.

PEC Zwolle


Despite this rivalry, PEC and Zwolsche Boys merged in 1969, taking the name PEC. In 1971, this became PEC Zwolle, in an attempt to promote the image of the city of Zwolle
Zwolle
Zwolle is a municipality and the capital city of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands, 120 kilometers northeast of Amsterdam. Zwolle has about 120,000 citizens.-History:...

. In 1977, PEC Zwolle reached the finals of the KNVB Cup
KNVB Cup
The KNVB Cup is a competition in the Netherlands organized by the Royal Dutch Football Association since 1899. It was based on the format of the English FA Cup. Outside of the Netherlands, it is often referred to as the Dutch Cup...

, losing to FC Twente
FC Twente
FC Twente is a Dutch professional football club from the city of Enschede, playing in the Eredivisie. The club was formed in 1965 by the merger of 1926 Eredivisie Champions, Sportclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys...

 in extra time, and missed out on promotion to the Eredivisie
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....

 by one point. In 1978, the club won the Dutch first division
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...

 title and was promoted to the Eredivisie for the first time in its history. In its first season in the Eredivisie, the club finished eighth, which remains PEC Zwolle's highest ever league position. Their most impressive result that season was a 0–1 away victory at PSV Eindhoven. These results were achieved by a talented group of players bought from other clubs, such as Rinus Israël
Rinus Israël
Marinus David Israël is a former Dutch football player, manager and currently scout....

. The money for this came from the Slavenburgse Bank, which was led by FC Zwolle chairman Jan Willem van der Wal. By 1982, the club had built up a debt of six million guilders and was on the verge of bankruptcy.

PEC Zwolle '82


Real estate developer Marten Eibrink took over power in FC Zwolle in 1982. He managed to end the debt and restructure the club, which was epitomized by a change in the name: PEC Zwolle '82. He also had the club's stadium renovated and decided to name the stadium's main stand the Johan Cruyff
Johan Cruyff
Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON , known as Johan Cruyff, is a retired Dutch footballer and is currently the manager of the Catalan national team as well as a member of the AFC Ajax board of directors. He won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974, which is a record jointly held with...

 Stand, because Johan Cruyff had played his last official match against PEC Zwolle '82 on May 13, 1984. Eibrink brought legendary players like Piet Schrijvers
Piet Schrijvers
Pieter "Piet" Schrijvers is a professional Dutch football manager and former international player.-External links:...

, Johnny Rep and Cees van Kooten to the club. The club managed to revive, but the revival was short-lived. In 1985, PEC Zwolle '82 were relegated to the Dutch first division, largely due to an injury-ridden main squad. They managed to return after only one season, having finished in second place. That team was led by the coach Co Adriaanse
Co Adriaanse
Jacobus "Co" Adriaanse is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who is currently the head coach of Eredivisie team FC Twente.-Playing career:...

 and the player Foeke Booy
Foeke Booy
Foeke Booy is a Dutch former football player and current football manager, who was born in the Frisian town of Leeuwarden. On Tuesday 18 December 2007 Booy was named as the Sparta Rotterdam coach after having guided Al Nasr in Saudi Arabia for only eight league matches during the summer of 2007...

. Eibrink, however, grew increasingly disappointed in sponsors and local authorities, accusing them of not loving the club in the way that he did, and he left the club in 1988. Despite a promising start to the 1988/89 season, the club finished in 16th place, which meant that it was relegated to the First Division. The financial crisis worsened, as sponsors refused to invest in the club any longer. The players' wages could not be paid, and a debt to the Slavenburgse Bank appeared which had been overseen by the board for around ten years. This led to the club's bankruptcy in March 1990.

FC Zwolle


After the bankruptcy, it was decided that the club had to sever all ties with the troubled finances of the past and make a fresh start. The club got a new name (FC Zwolle), a new organisational structure, new sponsors, new club colours (blue-white shirts with white shorts instead of green-white shirts with black shorts) and a new crest. The first years of the 'new' club were hard, but after 1992/1993, a new team filled with talents such as Jaap Stam
Jaap Stam
Jakob "Jaap" Stam is a retired Dutch football player who was twice voted best defender in the 1998–99 and 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League. He played for several European clubs like PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, S.S. Lazio, A.C. Milan and AFC Ajax before retiring in October 2007...

 (who would later play for PSV, Manchester United
Manchester United F.C.
Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, that plays in the Premier League. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.The 1958...

, Lazio Roma
S.S. Lazio
Società Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to as Lazio, is a professional Italian football club based in Rome. The team, founded in 1900, play in the Serie A and have spent most of their history in the top tier of Italian football...

, A.C. Milan
A.C. Milan
Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simply Milan , is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, that plays in the Serie A. Milan was founded in 1899 by English lace-maker Herbert Kilpin and businessman Alfred Edwards among others...

 and Ajax), Bert Konterman
Bert Konterman
Bert Konterman is a former professional footballer from the Netherlands. He retired in June 2004.Konterman's career began with the local amateur club SC Rouveen, then went on to play for clubs in the Dutch Eredivisie including FC Zwolle, Cambuur, Willem II and Feyenoord, until he was snapped up by...

 (Feyenoord and Rangers
Rangers F.C.
Rangers Football Club are an association football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, who play in the Scottish Premier League. The club are nicknamed the Gers, Teddy Bears and the Light Blues, and the fans are known to each other as bluenoses...

), Johan Hansma (SC Heerenveen) and Henri van der Vegt (Udinese
Udinese Calcio
Udinese Calcio is an Italian football club based in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and currently plays in the Serie A. Founded in 1896, Udinese is the second oldest club in the Serie A, after Genoa....

) played attractive and successful football. In 1992/93, FC Zwolle narrowly missed promotion to the Eredivisie
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....

. In the KNVB Cup
KNVB Cup
The KNVB Cup is a competition in the Netherlands organized by the Royal Dutch Football Association since 1899. It was based on the format of the English FA Cup. Outside of the Netherlands, it is often referred to as the Dutch Cup...

, FC Zwolle reached the quarter finals, losing to Feyenoord in a penalty shootout.

After many failed attempts in the play-offs, FC Zwolle finally managed to secure a return to the Eredivisie by winning the First Division in 2002. In the 2002/03 Eredivisie season, the club finished in 16th place and escaped relegation via the play-offs. A year later, they made a miserable start to the season, and had scored only seven points halfway through the season. An impressive sprint, with victories over the likes of SC Heerenveen and AZ, proved in vain, as FC Zwolle dropped from a 16th place (which would have placed them in the play-offs) to the 18th place (direct relegation) on the last day of the season. They lost 7–1 away at Feyenoord, while their rivals Vitesse and FC Volendam
FC Volendam
Football Club Volendam is a Dutch football club based in Volendam, North Holland, Edam-Volendam. Founded on June 1, 1977, as a result of a split up with RKSV . It currently plays in the Eerste Divisie, holding home games at Kras Stadion, with a 6,260-seat capacity.-History:Football Club Volendam...

 managed to beat their opponents FC Utrecht and RBC Roosendaal.

At the beginning of the 2004–05 season, FC Zwolle was considered one of the favourites for the title in the First Division, along with Sparta
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. Sparta is one of three professional football clubs from Rotterdam, the others being Excelsior and Feyenoord , the latter playing in the Eredivisie.-History:Sparta was first founded in 1887....

. However, it was another club from the province of Overijssel
Overijssel
Overijssel is a province of the Netherlands in the central eastern part of the country. The region has a NUTS classification of NL21. The province's name means "Lands across river IJssel". The capital city of Overijssel is Zwolle and the largest city is Enschede...

, Heracles Almelo
Heracles Almelo
Heracles Almelo is a football club from Almelo, Netherlands.Heracles Almelo were founded on May 3, 1903 as Heracles, after the demigod son of Zeus. They changed their name on July 1, 1974 to SC Heracles '74 and finally settled on the current name in 1998. The club has won the Dutch national title...

, that won the title. FC Zwolle finished the season in fourth place, and had to play playoff matches against the second- and sixth-placed teams of the First Division (Sparta
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. Sparta is one of three professional football clubs from Rotterdam, the others being Excelsior and Feyenoord , the latter playing in the Eredivisie.-History:Sparta was first founded in 1887....

 and Helmond Sport
Helmond Sport
Helmond Sport is a Dutch football club, playing in the Dutch Eerste Divisie and located in Helmond, Noord-Brabant. The club was founded on July 27, 1967, as a breakaway from the local professional club Helmondia '55, which had gone bankrupt.-History:...

) and the seventeenth-placed team of the Eredivisie
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....

, De Graafschap
De Graafschap
De Graafschap is a professional football club from Doetinchem, Netherlands. It was formed on 1 February 1954 and they play their home games at the "De Vijverberg" stadium. Their current home ground stands on where the old pitch used to be located and was opened on 12 August 2000...

. They finished bottom of their group, with one point from six matches, while Sparta
Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. Sparta is one of three professional football clubs from Rotterdam, the others being Excelsior and Feyenoord , the latter playing in the Eredivisie.-History:Sparta was first founded in 1887....

 won the group and clinched promotion and De Graafschap
De Graafschap
De Graafschap is a professional football club from Doetinchem, Netherlands. It was formed on 1 February 1954 and they play their home games at the "De Vijverberg" stadium. Their current home ground stands on where the old pitch used to be located and was opened on 12 August 2000...

 was relegated.

The 2005–06 season
Eerste Divisie 2005-06
The 2005/2006 season of the Eerste Divisie began on August 12, 2005 and ended on April 7, 2006. The title was won by Excelsior Rotterdam.-Newly admitted team:The following team was admitted to the Eerste Divisie at the start of the season:*FC Omniworld...

 started well, with FC Zwolle fighting for the league's top spot in the first months. However, the results dwindled in November and December. Angry supporters threatened manager Hennie Spijkerman after a 0–5 home defeat against Excelsior
Excelsior Rotterdam
SBV Excelsior is a professional football club from the Kralingen-Crooswijk district of Rotterdam, Netherlands. It was founded on July 23, 1902 and was formerly known as 'Rotterdamse Voetbal en Atletiek Vereniging Excelsior'...

, and Spijkerman resigned a few days later. The club's chairman announced that he would crack down on the supporters involved, and said that some had already received stadium bans of up to 9 years. Spijkerman's assistant manager Harry Sinkgraven
Harry Sinkgraven
Harm "Harry" Sinkgraven is a Dutch association football coach and former professional player.He currently manages Canadian soccer team FC Edmonton.-Playing career:...

 finished the season, leading the club to the play-offs, in which Eredivisie
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....

 side Willem II
Willem II Tilburg
Willem II , also known as Willem II Tilburg, is a football club based in Tilburg, North Brabant, Netherlands. The team was founded on 12 August 1896 as Tilburgia...

 proved too strong.

Former Feyenoord
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Feyenoord is a Dutch professional football club located in Rotterdam. Along with Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord is one of the "big three" clubs in the Netherlands. These three clubs and Utrecht and Roda JC are the only clubs never to have been relegated from the Dutch first division...

 and Ajax
Ajax Amsterdam
Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax , also referred to as AFC Ajax, Ajax Amsterdam or simply Ajax , is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands...

 player Jan Everse
Jan Everse
Jan Everse is a retired Dutch footballer, who currently coaches the Dutch amateur team WHC.-Career:He played for Feyenoord Rotterdam and Ajax Amsterdam in the 1970s...

, who had already managed the club between 1996 and 1999, was presented as the new manager. He was faced with financial problems at the club, and the departure of key striker Santi Kolk
Santi Kolk
Santi Kolk is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for NAC Breda on loan from German 2. Bundesliga club 1. FC Union Berlin. His favorite position is right-winger....

. Many players from the club's youth teams were brought into the main squad, with mixed results. The team ended at the 9th place of the table during the 2006/2007 season.

Oosterenkstadion



The old stadium was built in 1934 and demolished in 2007. It was located at Business park
Business park
A business park or office park is an area of land in which many office buildings are grouped together. All of the work that goes on is commercial, not industrial or residential....

 Oosterenk. Since the completion in 1934 two different clubs played in the stadium. PEC from 1934 till 1957, Zwolsche Boys from 1957 till 1970. Since 1970 PEC played its games at the Oosterenk Stadium. The stadium had to be demolished because the new stadium is located at the same spot as the Oosterenk Stadium is.

FC Zwolle Stadion



Officially since August 29, 2009 the stadium no longer in construction. Construction started at March 9, 2007. The first game in the new stadium was against MVV. The final score was 0–0. The first goal in the new stadium was made by FC Zwolle player Bram van Polen
Bram van Polen
Bram van Polen is a Dutch football midfielder who currently plays for FC Zwolle.-References:...

. It was scored on August 22, 2008 against SC Cambuur.

Rivalries



FC Zwolle biggest rival is Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles
The Go Ahead Eagles are a football club from Deventer, Netherlands, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie. The club's home stadium is De Adelaarshorst. To date, the club has won the national championship four times...

. Both clubs are located at the river IJssel
IJssel
River IJssel , sometimes called Gelderse IJssel to avoid confusion with its Hollandse IJssel namesake in the west of the Netherlands, is a branch of the Rhine in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel...

, hence the name IJssel-derby. In the early years Go Ahead was the best club in the region but since the relegation to the Dutch First Division
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 1987, FC Zwolle is considered to be the better club of the two.

FC Zwolle in the Eredivisie

Season Final
position
Points
scored
Matches
played
1978/79 8th 32 34
1979/80 14th 27 34
1980/81 9th 30 34
1981/82 15th 26 34
1982/83 13th 27 34
1983/84 14th 29 34
1984/85 18th 17 34 relegated
1986/87 11th 31 34
1987/88 13th 29 34
1988/89 16th 25 34 relegated
2002/03 16th 32 34
2003/04 18th 26 34 relegated

Current squad


As of 1 August 2011

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2011

(on loan from FC Twente
FC Twente
FC Twente is a Dutch professional football club from the city of Enschede, playing in the Eredivisie. The club was formed in 1965 by the merger of 1926 Eredivisie Champions, Sportclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys...

)

National Cup


FC Zwolle made it twice to the final round of the national cup. They lost both matches. The first was in 1928 against RHC Heemstede. The final score was 2–0. The second time they made it to the final was in 1977. The opponent that time was FC Twente
FC Twente
FC Twente is a Dutch professional football club from the city of Enschede, playing in the Eredivisie. The club was formed in 1965 by the merger of 1926 Eredivisie Champions, Sportclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys...

. They lost 3–0 this time.

Honours

  • KNVB Cup
    KNVB Cup
    The KNVB Cup is a competition in the Netherlands organized by the Royal Dutch Football Association since 1899. It was based on the format of the English FA Cup. Outside of the Netherlands, it is often referred to as the Dutch Cup...

    • Runners-up: 1928, 1977

  • Eerste Divisie
    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...

    • Winner: 1978, 2002

  • Promoted to Eredivisie
    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....

    • Promotion: 1986

  • Promoted to Eerste Divisie
    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...

    • Promotion: 1971

Statistics

  • Dutch First Division
    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...

    – Champions in 1978 and 2002
  • KNVB Cup
    KNVB Cup
    The KNVB Cup is a competition in the Netherlands organized by the Royal Dutch Football Association since 1899. It was based on the format of the English FA Cup. Outside of the Netherlands, it is often referred to as the Dutch Cup...

    – Runner-up in 1928 and 1977
  • Biggest victory – PEC vs. De Valk 8–0 (Tweede Divisie
    Tweede Divisie
    The Tweede Divisie was the lowest professional football league in the Netherlands. It was established in 1956, together with the Eredivisie and the Eerste Divisie. Between 1956 and 1960 and between 1962 and 1966, the league consisted of two divisions, Tweede Divisie A and Tweede Divisie B. The...

    , 1956–57)
  • Biggest Eerste Divisie
    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...

     victory
    – FC Zwolle vs. FC Omniworld
    FC Omniworld
    Almere City Football Club is a Dutch football club. The club was founded in 2001, and is an expression of the ambitions of the city council of Almere to play an active role in top sports. To that end, a sports club was formed, which now comprises a volleyball branch, a basketball branch and a...

     7–2 (2006–07)
  • Biggest Eredivisie
    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....

     victory
    – FC Zwolle vs. Roda JC 5–0 (1982–83)
  • Biggest defeatLeeuwarden
    Cambuur Leeuwarden
    SC Cambuur , formed on June 19, 1964, is a Dutch football club from Leeuwarden, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie. The club's home ground is the 10,250 seater Cambuur Stadion and they play in yellow shirts and blue shorts. The club's emblem originates from the coat of arms of the House of...

     vs. PEC 9–0 (1956–57), Fortuna Sittard
    Fortuna Sittard
    Fortuna Sittard is a football club in Sittard, Netherlands. The club currently plays its football in the 12,500 capacity Trendwork Arena and features in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. The club was a merger of former clubs 'Fortuna 54' and 'Sittardia' to merge as the Fortuna Sittard Combinatie on July 1,...

     vs. PEC 9–0 (1971–72)
  • Record attendance – PEC vs. Ajax
    Ajax Amsterdam
    Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax , also referred to as AFC Ajax, Ajax Amsterdam or simply Ajax , is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands...

     and PEC vs. Feyenoord, 1982–83, 14,000 spectators

Eredivisie statistics


{| class="wikitable"
|-
| Games
| 410
|-
| Won
| 100
|-
| Lost
| 189
|-
| Draw
| 120
|-
| Points (twopointssystem)
| 318
|-
| Goals scored
| 496
|-
| Goals conceded
| 745
|-
| Seasons
| 12
|-
| Best finish
| 8 (1978/1979)
|-
| Worst finish
| 18 (1984/1985) 18 (2003/2004)
|}
Last update: 10 May 2009

|width="35"| 
|valign="top"|

Eerste Divisie statistics


{| class="wikitable"
|-
| Games
| 936
|-
| Won
| 409
|-
| Lost
| 259
|-
| Draw
| 268
|-
| Points (twopointssystem)
| 1053
|-
| Goals scored
| 1512
|-
| Goals conceded
| 1147
|-
| Seasons
| 26
|-
| Best finish
| 1 (1977/1978) 1 (2001/2002)
|-
| Worst finish
| 17 (1991/1992)
|}

|width="35"| 
|valign="top"|

Tweede Divisie statistics


{| class="wikitable"
|-
| Games
| 468
|-
| Won
| 167
|-
| Lost
| 214
|-
| Draw
| 87
|-
| Points (twopointssystem)
| 421
|-
| Goals scored
| 766
|-
| Goals conceded
| 927
|-
| Seasons
| 15
|-
| Best finish
| 2 (1970/1971)
|-
| Worst finish
| 18 (1968/1969)
|}
|}
|valign="top"|

Overall statistics


{| class="wikitable"
|-
| Games
| 1812
|-
| Won
| 675
|-
| Lost
| 662
|-
| Draw
| 475
|-
| Points (twopointssystem)
| 1792
|-
| Goals scored
| 2774
|-
| Goals conceded
| 2819
|-
| Seasons
| 53
|}
|}>

Topscorers



  • 1989-90 :   Richard Roelofsen
    Richard Roelofsen
    Richard Roelofsen is a retired football striker from the Netherlands, who started his professional career in the 1988/1989 season. He played for FC Zwolle, Vitesse Arnhem, MVV Maastricht, Roda JC, NAC Breda, De Graafschap and Heracles Almelo...

     (11)
  • 1990-91 :   Marco Roelofsen
    Marco Roelofsen
    Marco Roelofsen is a retired football midfielder from the Netherlands, who started his professional career in the 1987/1988 season. He played for FC Twente, NEC Nijmegen, FC Zwolle, and SC Heerenveen. He retired in 2004. His nephew Richard Roelofsen also played football on the highest level in...

     (12)
  • 1991-92 :   Gerard v/d Nooy (10)
  • 1992-93 :   Martin Reynders (11)
  • 1993-94 :   Remco Boere
    Remco Boere
    Remco Boere is a retired Dutch football striker.Boere played club football for Roda JC and ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie. He also played for Iraklis Thessaloniki F.C. in the Greek Super League and Gil Vicente F.C...

     (13)
  • 1994-95 :   Remco Boere
    Remco Boere
    Remco Boere is a retired Dutch football striker.Boere played club football for Roda JC and ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie. He also played for Iraklis Thessaloniki F.C. in the Greek Super League and Gil Vicente F.C...

     (10)
  • 1994/95 :   Henri van der Vegt (10)
  • 1995-96 :   Lucian Ilie
    Lucian Ilie
    Lucian Ilie is a retired Romanian footballer who played for Rapid Bucharest, in Sweden for Jönköpings Södra, and Belgian side KV Mechelen, in the Netherlands for FC Wageningen, FC Groningen, BV Veendam, and FC Zwolle...

     (7)

  • 1996-97 :   Jan Bruin
    Jan Bruin
    Jan Bruin is a retired Dutch footballer. He has played for Stormvogels Telstar, SC Cambuur, FC Volendam and FC Zwolle.-External links:* at Voetbal International...

     (11)
  • 1997-98 :   Jan Bruin
    Jan Bruin
    Jan Bruin is a retired Dutch footballer. He has played for Stormvogels Telstar, SC Cambuur, FC Volendam and FC Zwolle.-External links:* at Voetbal International...

     (14)
  • 1998-99 :   Arne Slot
    Arne Slot
    Arne Slot is an Dutch professional footballer midfielder, who currently plays for FC Zwolle. He also played for NAC Breda and Sparta Rotterdam.-External links:* – Sparta Rotterdam* – Voetbal International...

     (18)
  • 1999-00 :   Dirk Jan Derksen
    Dirk Jan Derksen
    Dirk Jan Derksen, is a Dutch retired former football player. He is one of the only players who has played for all Limburgian professional clubs ....

     (28)
  • 2000-01 :   Richard Roelofsen
    Richard Roelofsen
    Richard Roelofsen is a retired football striker from the Netherlands, who started his professional career in the 1988/1989 season. He played for FC Zwolle, Vitesse Arnhem, MVV Maastricht, Roda JC, NAC Breda, De Graafschap and Heracles Almelo...

     (14)
  • 2001-02 :   Arne Slot
    Arne Slot
    Arne Slot is an Dutch professional footballer midfielder, who currently plays for FC Zwolle. He also played for NAC Breda and Sparta Rotterdam.-External links:* – Sparta Rotterdam* – Voetbal International...

     (12)
  • 2002-03 :   Richard Roelofsen
    Richard Roelofsen
    Richard Roelofsen is a retired football striker from the Netherlands, who started his professional career in the 1988/1989 season. He played for FC Zwolle, Vitesse Arnhem, MVV Maastricht, Roda JC, NAC Breda, De Graafschap and Heracles Almelo...

     (8)
  • 2003-04 :   Jasar Takak
    Jasar Takak
    Jasar Takak is a Dutch footballer who currently plays in midfield. He is currently unattached.- Early career :Born in 's-Hertogenbosch by Assyrian/Syriac parents from Turkey, Takak started his career with local side RKVV Sint-Michielsgestel...

     (8)

  • 2004-05 :   Ruud Berger
    Ruud Berger
    Rudy Johan Berger is a football midfielder from the Netherlands, who is playing for RKC Waalwijk since the 2005–2006 season in the Dutch highest league, Eredivisie...

     (13)
  • 2005-06 :   Santi Kolk
    Santi Kolk
    Santi Kolk is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for NAC Breda on loan from German 2. Bundesliga club 1. FC Union Berlin. His favorite position is right-winger....

     (18)
  • 2006-07 :   Anton Jongsma
    Anton Jongsma
    Anton Jongsma is a Dutch Antillean footballer. He plays for WKE Emmen.-External links:*...

     (14)
  • 2007-08 :   Tozé
    Tozé Marreco
    Antonio José Marreco de Gouveia, aka Tozé Marreco is a Portuguese footballer who plays for União da Madeira as a striker.-Youth:...

     (15)
  • 2008-09 :   Dave Huymans (8)
  • 2008/09 :   Derk Boerrigter
    Derk Boerrigter
    Derk Boerrigter is a Dutch footballer currently playing for Eredivisie side Ajax.-Ajax :...

     (8)
  • 2009-10 :   Eldridge Rojer
    Eldridge Rojer
    Eldridge Rojer is a Dutch footballer of Netherlands Antillean descent who plays as a striker for FC Emmen.- Career :...

     (12)
  • 2010-11 :   Sjoerd Ars
    Sjoerd Ars
    Sjoerd Ars is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a striker for Bulgarian A PFG club Levski Sofia. Ars has played previously in the Dutch second division, and he is known as a striker with pace.-Youth career:...

     (20)


Managers



Jan van Asten (1955–57) Jan van Asten (1957–58) Piet Vogelzang (1957–58) (ass.) Herman Spijkerman (1958–59) Jan de Roos (1959–61) Herman Spijkerman (1961–63) Cor Sluyk (1963–65) Wim Blokland (1965–66) Jan van Asten (1966–68) Joep Brandes (1968–69) Pim van de Meent
Pim van de Meent
Pim van de Meent is a former football defender from the Netherlands, who played for Holland Sport, DOS and NEC Nijmegen. He is more famous for being a football coach, who worked for clubs like PEC Zwolle, NEC Nijmegen and De Graafschap...

 (1969–70) Laszlo Zalai (1970–73) Georg Kessler (1973–74)
Friedrich Donenfeld (1974–75) Jan Verhaert (1974–75) (ass.) Hans Alleman (1975–77) Fritz Korbach
Fritz Korbach
Fritz Korbach was a German professional football player and manager, active primarily in the Netherlands, where he died in 2011....

 (1977–82) Bas Paauwe
Bas Paauwe
Bastiaan Jacob Paauwe is a former Dutch footballer who was active as a midfielder. Paauwe played his whole career at Feijenoord and won 31 caps for the Netherlands, scoring one goal.-Honours:...

 (1982) (a.i.) Rinus Israel
Rinus Israël
Marinus David Israël is a former Dutch football player, manager and currently scout....

 (1982) (a.i.) Cor Brom
Cor Brom
Cor Brom was a Dutch football player and manager. Brom died in Amsterdam on 29 October 2008, of Parkinson's disease.-Playing career:During his playing career, Brom played with Telstar.-Coaching career:...

 (1982–84) Co Adriaanse
Co Adriaanse
Jacobus "Co" Adriaanse is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who is currently the head coach of Eredivisie team FC Twente.-Playing career:...

 (1984–88) Ben Hendriks (1988) (a.i.) Theo Laseroms
Theo Laseroms
Matheus Wilhelmus Theodorus Laseroms was a football defender from the Netherlands, who made a name for himself when he played for Feyenoord Rotterdam. Born in Roosendaal, he has six caps for the Netherlands....

 (1988–89) Theo de Jong
Theo de Jong
Theodorus Jacob de Jong is a former Dutch footballer, and now coach.During his career he played for NEC Nijmegen and Feyenoord Rotterdam...

 (1989–92) Ben Hendriks (1992–95) Piet Schrijvers
Piet Schrijvers
Pieter "Piet" Schrijvers is a professional Dutch football manager and former international player.-External links:...

 (1995–96)
Jan Everse
Jan Everse
Jan Everse is a retired Dutch footballer, who currently coaches the Dutch amateur team WHC.-Career:He played for Feyenoord Rotterdam and Ajax Amsterdam in the 1970s...

 (1996–98) Dwight Lodeweges
Dwight Lodeweges
Dwight Lodeweges is Dutch football coach and former professional player now coaching for JEF United Ichihara Chiba in J. League Division 2.- Early life :...

 (1999-01) Paul Krabbe (2001–02) Peter Boeve (2002–03) Gerard Nijkamp (2003) (a.i.) Hennie Spijkerman (2003–06) Harry Sinkgraven
Harry Sinkgraven
Harm "Harry" Sinkgraven is a Dutch association football coach and former professional player.He currently manages Canadian soccer team FC Edmonton.-Playing career:...

 (2006) Jan Everse
Jan Everse
Jan Everse is a retired Dutch footballer, who currently coaches the Dutch amateur team WHC.-Career:He played for Feyenoord Rotterdam and Ajax Amsterdam in the 1970s...

 (2006–09) Claus Boekweg (2009) (a.i.) Marco Roelofsen
Marco Roelofsen
Marco Roelofsen is a retired football midfielder from the Netherlands, who started his professional career in the 1987/1988 season. He played for FC Twente, NEC Nijmegen, FC Zwolle, and SC Heerenveen. He retired in 2004. His nephew Richard Roelofsen also played football on the highest level in...

 (2009) (a.i.) Jan Everse
Jan Everse
Jan Everse is a retired Dutch footballer, who currently coaches the Dutch amateur team WHC.-Career:He played for Feyenoord Rotterdam and Ajax Amsterdam in the 1970s...

 (2009) Claus Boekweg & Jaap Stam
Jaap Stam
Jakob "Jaap" Stam is a retired Dutch football player who was twice voted best defender in the 1998–99 and 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League. He played for several European clubs like PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, S.S. Lazio, A.C. Milan and AFC Ajax before retiring in October 2007...

 (2009) (a.i.) Art Langeler (2010-) (a.i.)

Chairmen



Jan-Willem v/d Wal (19??-81) Marten Eibrink (1981–89)
Gaston Sporre (1989–98) Ronald van Vliet (1998-09)
Arjan Jansen (2009) (a.i.) Adriaan Visser (2009-)

See also

  • Eerste Divisie 2009–10
  • Eerste Divisie
    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...

  • List of football clubs in the Netherlands

External links

Official WebsiteSupporters WebsiteFC Zwolle Business Club