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is a football club from Amsterdam
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. 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.
In 1972 the club merged with Blauw Wit
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to form FC Amsterdam
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. The club won the Dutch Eredivisie
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in 1944. De Volewijckers continued as an amateur club, which still exists today.