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De Graafschap
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Full name Vereniging Betaald Voetbal
De Graafschap
Nickname(s) Superboeren (Super Farmers)
Founded 1 February 1954
Ground De Vijverberg
Doetinchem
(Capacity: 12,600)
Chairman Netherlands Sietze Veen
Manager Bosnia and Herzegovina Darije Kalezić
League Eerste Divisie
2008–09 Eredivisie, 17th (relegated)
Home colours
Away colours

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. The name of the club means The County in Dutch although they are nicknamed the 'Superboeren' ('Super Farmers').

While not a large club by European club football standards, this club has remained a semi-regular fixture in the Dutch Eredivisie (top league); although to date, it has never won any silverware of importance. De Graafschap is a club with a lot of tradition, however, with players such as the former PSV coach Guus Hiddink ensuring exciting football being played. It also has a large stadium and a large fanbase when compared to many other Dutch teams, particularly those in the Eerste Divisie. They have a fierce rivalry with Vitesse Arnhem.

In 2005, its first season back in the top flight, De Graafschap lost out in the Dutch play-offs and were relegated from the Eredivisie. In 2006, it was defeated again in the playoffs, this time as a promotion candidate.

They were crowned champions of the Eerste Divisie on 2007-03-30 and have been playing in the Eredivisie since the 2007–08 season, On 2009-06-03 they were relegated to the Eerste Divisie division.

Their colors are blue and white hooped shirts with white shorts and blue socks.

Contents

Honours

1990-91, 2006-07
1968-69

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Joost Terol
2 Turkey DF Muslu Nalbantoglu (captain)
3 Netherlands DF Vito Wormgoor
5 Netherlands DF Purrel Fränkel
6 Netherlands MF Joep van den Ouweland
8 Netherlands MF Peter Jungschläger
10 Netherlands FW Berry Powel
11 Belgium FW Steve De Ridder
12 Netherlands GK Mustafa Amezrine
13 Netherlands MF Rogier Meijer
14 Netherlands FW Soufian El Hassnaoui
15 Netherlands DF Ties Evers
16 Morocco FW Abdelhali Chaiat
17 Netherlands DF Jochem Jansen
No. Position Player
18 Netherlands MF Sjoerd Overgoor
19 Netherlands DF Cerezo Fung a Wing
21 Netherlands MF Rik Sebens
22 Argentina FW Hugo Bargas
23 Netherlands MF Jordy Buijs
24 Netherlands DF Leon Broekhof
27 Netherlands MF Niek Sebens
28 Netherlands MF Mees Siers
29 Netherlands FW Yuri Rose
30 Netherlands MF Tim Keurntjes
31 Netherlands MF Roy Terschegget
32 Belgium MF Geoffry Hairemans
34 Finland MF Jussi Kujala

Jong De Graafschap

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

No. Position Player
12 Netherlands GK Mustafa Amezrine
15 Netherlands DF Ties Evers
17 Netherlands DF Jochem Jansen
20 Netherlands DF Sven Spekking
24 Netherlands DF Leon Broekhof
25 Netherlands MF Wessel Peelen
26 Netherlands GK Jordy van de Kracht
27 Netherlands MF Niek Sebens
28 Netherlands MF Mees Siers
No. Position Player
30 Netherlands MF Tim Keurntjes
31 Netherlands MF Roy Terschegget
33 Netherlands DF Geert van der Heiden
35 Belgium DF Dimitri Hairemans
36 Netherlands DF Ted van de Pavert
37 Netherlands DF Freek Mulder
38 Netherlands FW Kaye Coppoolse
40 Netherlands MF Gregor Breinburg

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
Netherlands MF Marcel van der Sloot (on loan to Dordrecht)

Former managers

Notable players

 Netherlands
 Australia
 Burkina Faso
 Egypt
 Israel
 Poland

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