2012–13 Eredivisie

The 2012–13 Eredivisie was the 57th season of Eredivisie, since its establishment in 1955. It began on 10 August 2012 with the first match of the season and ended on 26 May 2013, with the last matches of the European competition and relegation play-offs.[2]

Eredivisie
Season2012–13
ChampionsAjax (32nd title)
RelegatedWillem II
VVV-Venlo
Champions LeagueAjax
PSV
Europa LeagueFeyenoord
Vitesse Arnhem
AZ
Utrecht
Matches played306
Goals scored964 (3.15 per match)
Top goalscorerWilfried Bony
(31 goals)
Biggest home winPSV 7–0 ADO Den Haag
Biggest away winVVV 0–6 PSV
Highest scoringHeracles Almelo 6–3 Heerenveen
Longest winning run8 games
PSV
Longest unbeaten run14 games
Ajax
Longest winless run10 games
NEC
Longest losing run6 games
VVV-Venlo
Total attendance4,596,704[1]
Average attendance18,838[1]

Teams

A total of 18 teams took part in the league: The best fifteen teams from the 2011–12 season, two promotion/relegation playoff winners and the 2011–12 Eerste Divisie champions.

Club Location Venue Capacity
ADO Den Haag The Hague Kyocera Stadion 15,000
Ajax Amsterdam Amsterdam Arena 52,651
AZ Alkmaar AFAS Stadion 17,023
Feyenoord Rotterdam Stadion Feijenoord 51,177
Groningen Groningen Euroborg 22,550
Heerenveen Heerenveen Abe Lenstra Stadion 26,100
Heracles Almelo Polman Stadion 8,500
NAC Breda Rat Verlegh Stadion 19,005
NEC Nijmegen Stadion de Goffert 12,500
PEC Zwolle[3] Zwolle IJsseldelta Stadion 11,324
PSV Eindhoven Philips Stadion 35,000
RKC Waalwijk Waalwijk Mandemakers Stadion 7,508
Roda JC Kerkrade Parkstad Limburg Stadion 18,936
Twente Enschede De Grolsch Veste 30,014
Utrecht Utrecht Stadion Galgenwaard 23,750
Vitesse Arnhem Arnhem GelreDome 25,000
VVV-Venlo Venlo De Koel 8,000
Willem II Tilburg Koning Willem II Stadion 14,500

Personnel and kits

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

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
ADO Den Haag Maurice Steijn Danny Holla Erreà Basic-Fit Fitness
Ajax Frank de Boer Siem de Jong adidas Aegon
AZ Gertjan Verbeek Nick Viergever Macron AFAS software
Feyenoord Ronald Koeman Stefan de Vrij Puma ASR
Groningen Robert Maaskant Kees Kwakman Klupp Essent
Heerenveen Marco van Basten Ramon Zomer Jako Univé
Heracles Peter Bosz Kwame Quansah Erima TenCate
NAC Nebojša Gudelj Jelle ten Rouwelaar Patrick SunWeb
NEC Alex Pastoor Gábor Babos Jako Scholten Awater
PEC Zwolle Art Langeler Arne Slot Patrick Beaphar
PSV Dick Advocaat Mark van Bommel Nike Philips
RKC Waalwijk Erwin Koeman Ard van Peppen Nike Mandemakens Keukens
Roda JC Ruud Brood Sanharib Malki Lotto Toverland
Twente Alfred Schreuder (caretaker) Wout Brama Nike Arke
Utrecht Jan Wouters Nana Akwasi Asare hummel HealthCity
Vitesse Fred Rutten Guram Kashia Nike
VVV-Venlo Ton Lokhoff Jeffrey Leiwakabessy Masita Seacon Logistics
Willem II Jurgen Streppel Hans Mulder Macron Pondres

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
SC Heerenveen Ron JansEnd of contract1 July 2012[4]Pre-season Marco van Basten1 July 2012[5]
Roda JC Kerkrade Harm van VeldhovenEnd of contract1 July 2012[6]Pre-season Ruud Brood1 July 2012[7]
RKC Waalwijk Ruud BroodSigned by Roda JC Kerkrade1 July 2012[7]Pre-season Erwin Koeman1 July 2012[8]
PSV Phillip CocuEnd of interim spell1 July 2012[9]Pre-season Dick Advocaat1 July 2012[10]
FC Groningen Pieter HuistraSacked10 May 2012[11]Pre-season Robert Maaskant1 July 2012[12]
Vitesse Arnhem John van den BromSigned by Anderlecht1 July 2012[13]Pre-season Fred Rutten1 July 2012[14]
NAC Breda John KarelseSacked23 October 2012[15]17th Adri Bogers (caretaker)23 October 2012
NAC Breda Adri BogersEnd of caretaker spell21 November 2012[16]15th Nebojša Gudelj21 November 2012
FC Twente Steve McClarenResigned26 February 2013[17]5th Alfred Schreuder (caretaker)26 February 2013

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ajax (C) 34 22 10 2 83 31 +52 76 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 PSV 34 22 3 9 103 43 +60 69 2013–14 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
3 Feyenoord 34 21 6 7 64 38 +26 69 2013–14 UEFA Europa League play-off round
4 Vitesse Arnhem 34 19 7 8 68 42 +26 64 2013–14 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
5 Utrecht (O) 34 19 6 9 55 41 +14 63 Qualification for European competition play-offs
6 Twente 34 17 11 6 60 33 +27 62
7 Groningen 34 12 7 15 36 53 17 43
8 Heerenveen 34 11 9 14 50 63 13 42
9 ADO Den Haag 34 9 13 12 49 63 14 40
10 AZ 34 10 9 15 56 54 +2 39 2013–14 UEFA Europa League play-off round[lower-alpha 1]
11 PEC Zwolle 34 10 9 15 42 55 13 39
12 Heracles Almelo 34 9 11 14 58 71 13 38
13 NAC Breda 34 10 8 16 40 56 16 38
14 RKC Waalwijk 34 9 10 15 39 48 9 37
15 NEC Nijmegen 34 10 7 17 44 66 22 37
16 Roda JC (O) 34 7 12 15 51 69 18 33 Qualification for relegation play-offs
17 VVV-Venlo (R) 34 6 10 18 33 62 29 28
18 Willem II (R) 34 5 8 21 33 76 43 23 Relegation to 2013–14 Eerste Divisie
Source: Eredivisie
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. AZ qualified for the play-off of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League after winning 2012–13 KNVB Cup.

Results

Home \ Away ADO AJX AZ FEY GRO HEE HER NAC NEC PEC PSV RKC RJC TWE UTR VIT VVV WIL
ADO Den Haag 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–6 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–0
Ajax 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 5–0 4–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 5–0
AZ 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–2 4–0 1–3 3–3 4–0 0–3 6–0 4–1 1–2 0–0
Feyenoord 3–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 6–0 1–0 5–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 5–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–0
Groningen 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–2 0–3 0–2 0–3 0–0 1–1
Heerenveen 1–3 2–2 0–4 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 4–4 2–1 2–4 2–1 2–2 3–2
Heracles 3–3 3–3 1–2 1–2 0–2 6–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–5 4–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 3–5 1–1 4–1
NAC Breda 0–3 0–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–6 2–1 5–3 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 4–0
N.E.C. 1–1 1–6 1–1 0–3 2–1 1–3 3–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–0
PEC Zwolle 4–2 2–4 1–2 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–4 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–0
PSV Eindhoven 7–0 2–3 5–1 3–0 5–2 5–1 4–0 4–0 4–2 1–3 2–0 5–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–2
RKC Waalwijk 4–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 1–2 3–2 1–0 0–1 4–0 3–2 1–1 0–0
Roda JC 0–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 4–1 1–0 3–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–3 3–0 3–0
Twente 2–0 0–2 3–0 3–0 4–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 5–2 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–4 0–1 1–0 1–1
Utrecht 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–1
Vitesse Arnhem 2–2 3–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 3–0 4–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 3–1
VVV-Venlo 2–4 0–3 1–4 2–3 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–4 2–2 0–2 0–6 1–0 2–4 2–2 1–3 3–1 4–1
Willem II 1–1 2–4 2–0 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 0–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–6 1–5 0–2 1–0
Source: Eredivisie
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by round

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Ajax5224334444544444333322222111111111
PSV15763533222211131112111111222232222
Feyenoord4656465555655555544543433334443333
Vitesse Arnhem5532222333333322455465544443324444
Utrecht16899856666466666666656666566666655
Twente1111111111122213221234355655555566
Groningen18171612121188101112101111911101112121210109101112111088877
Heerenveen1716131314161313111210131313131313131415141314129997777788
ADO Den Haag510786777888810889987888888779910121099
AZ53810791011131011121212121212121191011111315141414141314121010
PEC Zwolle9121115171814161515161714141414151413141616151514151315151411131411
Heracles9141414111212997998910101110101199910111010101112991112
NAC Breda9121717161315171716131415151516161716131314121112121112121113141213
RKC Waalwijk34459881012131411910118899101112131413131513131515151514
NEC2910710101112797777777787777778888910111315
Roda JC9181711121416141414151516161717171515161515161616161616161616161616
VVV-Venlo9141518151518181818181617171615141617171717171717171717171717171717
Willem II9111215181717151617171818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818
Leader and 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage
2013–14 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Qualification to European competition Playoffs
Qualification to relegation playoffs
Relegation to 2013–14 Eerste Divisie

Play-offs

European competition

The teams placed fifth through eighth competed in a play-off tournament for one spot in the second qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. Teams on the left played the first leg at home.

Semi-finals

The first legs were played on 16 May 2013, while the return legs were played on 19 May 2013.[18]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Groningen 2–4 Twente 0–1 2–3
SC Heerenveen 1–3 Utrecht 0–1 1–2

Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Twente 2–3 Utrecht 0–2 2–1

Relegation

Roda JC and VVV-Venlo joined the Eerste Divisie-teams for the play-offs, after finishing 16th and 17th in the Eredivisie.

Round 1

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FC Dordrecht 3–6 Go Ahead Eagles 3–3 0–3
De Graafschap 5–2 Fortuna Sittard 2–1 3–1

Round 2

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Go Ahead Eagles 4–0 VVV-Venlo 1–0 3–0
MVV Maastricht 1–4 FC Volendam 0–1 1–3
Helmond Sport 3–5 Sparta Rotterdam 2–4 1–1
De Graafschap 2–7 Roda JC 1–1 1–6

Round 3

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Go Ahead Eagles 3–1 FC Volendam 3–0 0–1
Sparta Rotterdam 1–2 Roda JC 0–0 1–2

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals[19]
1 Wilfried Bony Vitesse Arnhem 31
2 Graziano Pellè Feyenoord 27
3 Alfreð Finnbogason Heerenveen 24
4 Jozy Altidore AZ 23
5 Sanharib Malki Roda JC 17
6 Dries Mertens PSV 16
7 Jeremain Lens PSV 15
8 Jacob Mulenga Utrecht 14
Georginio Wijnaldum PSV 14
10 Luc Castaignos Twente 13

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