2007–08 Eredivisie

The 2007–08 Eredivisie was the 52nd season of the Eredivisie, the top division of association football in the Netherlands. The season began in August 2007 and ended on 18 May 2008, with defending champions PSV retaining their title with 72 points.

Eredivisie
Season2007–08
ChampionsPSV
(21st title)
PromotedDe Graafschap
VVV-Venlo
RelegatedExcelsior
VVV-Venlo
Champions LeaguePSV
FC Twente
UEFA CupFeyenoord
Ajax
SC Heerenveen
NEC
UEFA Intertoto CupNAC Breda
Top goalscorerKlaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax, 33)
Biggest home winSC Heerenveen 9-0 Heracles Almelo (2007-10-07)
Biggest away winDe Graafschap 1-8 Ajax (2007-08-19)
Highest scoringSC Heerenveen 9-0 Heracles Almelo (2007-10-07)
De Graafschap 1-8 Ajax (2007-08-19)
Average attendance19,090/game

The following teams are promoted to the Eredivisie at the start of the season:

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 PSV (C) 34 21 9 4 65 24 +41 72 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Ajax 34 20 9 5 94 45 +49 69 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round playoff
3 NAC Breda 34 19 6 9 48 40 +8 63
4 Twente 34 17 11 6 52 32 +20 62
5 Heerenveen 34 18 6 10 88 48 +40 60
6 Feyenoord 34 18 6 10 64 41 +23 60 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
7 Groningen 34 15 6 13 53 54 1 51 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round playoff
8 NEC 34 14 7 13 49 50 1 49
9 Roda JC 34 12 11 11 55 55 0 47
10 Utrecht 34 13 7 14 59 55 +4 46
11 AZ 34 11 10 13 48 53 5 43
12 Vitesse Arnhem 34 12 7 15 46 55 9 43
13 Sparta Rotterdam 34 9 7 18 52 76 24 34
14 Heracles 34 8 8 18 34 64 30 32
15 Willem II 34 8 7 19 40 49 9 31
16 De Graafschap 34 7 9 18 33 64 31 30 Relegation Playoffs
17 VVV-Venlo (R) 34 7 8 19 44 76 32 29
18 Excelsior (R) 34 7 6 21 32 75 43 27 Relegation to Eerste Divisie
Source: Eredivisie
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
 Eredivisie 2007–08 Winners 
PSV
21st title

Match table

Home \ Away AJX AZ EXC FEY GRA GRO HEE HER NAC NEC PSV RJC SPA TWE UTR VIT VVV WIL
Ajax 6–1 4–0 3–0 4–1 2–2 4–1 5–1 1–3 0–0 0–2 4–2 6–2 2–2 2–0 4–1 6–1 4–1
AZ 2–3 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 4–0 2–0
Excelsior 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–5 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–4 1–2 4–3 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–0
Feyenoord 2–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 6–0 5–0 1–3 0–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 4–1 2–0
De Graafschap 1–8 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 3–2 1–2
FC Groningen 1–2[lower-alpha 1] 2–1 3–2 3–2 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 5–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0
Heerenveen 2–4 4–0 5–0 1–1 2–3 4–2 9–0 3–0 2–3 2–1 4–3 3–3 1–2 2–3 7–0 5–1 0–0
Heracles Almelo 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0
NAC Breda 2–3 2–3 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–3 1–5 4–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0
NEC 1–1 5–2 0–1 0–2 3–1 5–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 4–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0
PSV 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 4–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–4 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 3–1 3–0
Roda JC 2–1 1–1 3–3 1–3 1–0 5–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 1–1
Sparta Rotterdam 2–2 2–2 0–1 3–2 6–1 1–3 4–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–4 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2
FC Twente 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 4–3 1–1 2–0
FC Utrecht 0–1 2–2 4–1 0–3 2–2 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–2 3–1 3–1 7–1 0–1 2–4 1–4 2–0
Vitesse Arnhem 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 3–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–0
VVV-Venlo 2–2 2–3 3–1 0–0 3–0 2–5 0–4 0–5 1–3 1–2 1–1 3–5 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1
Willem II 2–3 3–0 6–0 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 2–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–3 1–4 4–0 1–2
Source:
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. The match was played on April 16. It had originally been scheduled for April 13, but was suspended and then postponed due to a fire on one of the stands shortly before the match.

Top scorers

Goals Player Team
33 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Ajax
22 Blaise Nkufo FC Twente
17 Luis Suárez Ajax
16 Robin Nelisse FC Utrecht
15 Marcus Berg FC Groningen
Michael Bradley SC Heerenveen
Kenneth Perez Ajax/PSV
14 Danny Koevermans PSV
Miralem Sulejmani SC Heerenveen

Last updated: April 20, 2008
Source: Eredivisie official website

Play-offs

For UEFA competitions

For one Champions League ticket

  Matches A and B Match G
                         
5 SC Heerenveen 1 1 2  
2 Ajax 2 3 5  
    2 Ajax 1 0 1
  4 FC Twente 2 0 2
4 FC Twente 3 5 8
3 NAC Breda 0 1 1  

For one UEFA Cup playoff ticket

  Matches C and D Match I
                         
10 FC Utrecht 2 1 3  
7 FC Groningen 2 3 5  
    7 FC Groningen 0 1 1
  8 NEC 1 3 4
9 Roda JC 0 0 0
8 NEC 1 2 3  

For one UEFA Cup ticket

  Matches H and I Match J
                         
5 SC Heerenveen 2 2 4  
3 NAC Breda 0 2 2  
    3 NAC Breda 0 0 0
  8 NEC 6 1 7
7 FC Groningen 0 1 1
8 NEC 1 3 4  

The winner of match G, FC Twente, qualifies for 2008–09 UEFA Champions League. The loser of match G, Ajax, qualifies for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. The losers of matches A and B, SC Heerenveen and NAC Breda, faced each other in match H. The winner, SC Heerenveen, qualified for the UEFA Cup. The loser of match H, NAC Breda, faced NEC, the winner of the playoffs featuring FC Groningen, NEC, Roda JC and FC Utrecht. NEC won that match, match J, and clinched the final UEFA Cup ticket, while the loser, NAC Breda, qualified for the UEFA Intertoto Cup.

TeamTournament
FC Twente3rd Qualifying round 2008–09 UEFA Champions League
Ajax2008–09 UEFA Cup
SC Heerenveen2008–09 UEFA Cup
NEC2008–09 UEFA Cup
NAC BredaUEFA Intertoto Cup 2008

Relegation

Round 1
Team #1 Aggregate Team #2 Match 1 Match 2
Go Ahead Eagles1–4ADO Den Haag1–10–3
TOP Oss2–5Helmond Sport2–20–3
Round 2 (best of 3)
Team #1 Pts Team #2 Match 1 Match 2 Match 3
ADO Den Haag6–3VVV-Venlo1–00–12–0
MVV3–6RKC Waalwijk1–00–20–4
FC Zwolle6–3FC Den Bosch0–12–11–0
Helmond Sport0–6De Graafschap2–31–3Not played
Round 3 (best of 3)
Team #1 Series Win Team #2 Match 1 Match 2 Match 3
ADO Den Haag5–2RKC Waalwijk1–12–22–1
FC Zwolle1–4De Graafschap1–30–0Not played

The winners of matches G and H will play in the 2008–09 Eredivisie.

Season statistics

Last updated on April 20, 2008.

Scoring

Cards

Overview

Club Location Current manager Previous managers during 2007-08 season
Ajax Amsterdam Adrie Koster Henk ten Cate
AZ Alkmaar Louis van Gaal
Excelsior Rotterdam Ton Lokhoff
Feyenoord Rotterdam Bert van Marwijk
De Graafschap Doetinchem Jan de Jonge
FC Groningen Groningen Ron Jans
SC Heerenveen Heerenveen Gertjan Verbeek
Heracles Almelo Almelo Gert Heerkes Hendrie Krüzen, Ruud Brood
NAC Breda Breda Ernie Brandts
NEC Nijmegen Mario Been
PSV Eindhoven Sef Vergoossen Jan Wouters, Ronald Koeman
Roda JC Kerkrade Raymond Atteveld
Sparta Rotterdam Rotterdam Foeke Booy Adri van Tiggelen, Gert Aandewiel
FC Twente Enschede Fred Rutten
FC Utrecht Utrecht Willem van Hanegem
Vitesse Arnhem Aad de Mos
VVV-Venlo Venlo André Wetzel
Willem II Tilburg Andries Jonker Dennis van Wijk

Stadiums 2007-08

Team Stadium Capacity
AjaxAmsterdam ArenA51,628
FeyenoordFeijenoord Stadion51,137
PSVPhilips Stadion35,119
VitesseGelredome26,600
HeerenveenAbe Lenstra Stadion26,000
UtrechtStadion Galgenwaard24,426
GroningenEuroborg19,814
Roda JCParkstad Limburg Stadion19,979
AZDSB Stadion17,023
NACRat Verlegh Stadion17,064
Willem IIWillem II Stadion14,637
TwenteArke Stadion13,740[1]
NECStadion de Goffert12,470
SpartaSparta Stadion Het Kasteel11,026
De GraafschapDe Vijverberg12,600
HeraclesPolman Stadion8,500
VVV-VenloDe Koel5,998
ExcelsiorStadion Woudestein3,527

Kits 2007-2008

Team Kit maker Shirt sponsor Notes
Ajax Adidas ABN Amro
AZ Quick DSB Bank
Excelsior Masita DSW
Feyenoord Kappa Fortis
De Graafschap kwd Centric
FC Groningen Umbro Noord Lease
SC Heerenveen Umbro Univé
Heracles Almelo Ben Barton Koninklijke Ten Cate
NAC Breda Umbro Sunweb
NEC Nike Jiba
PSV Nike Philips
Roda JC Umbro Aevitae
Sparta Rotterdam Kelme Graydon
FC Twente Umbro Arke
FC Utrecht Puma Phanos
Vitesse Legea AFAB
VVV Venlo Erima Seacon Logistics
Willem II Masita Interpolis

References

  1. An expansion of the stadium started in January 2008 and increased capacity to 24,000
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