Amsterdamsche FC

Amsterdamsche Football Club, known as AFC is a football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is currently playing in the Tweede Divisie, the third tier of football in the Netherlands.

AFC
Full nameAmsterdamsche Football Club
Nickname(s)Ajax amateurs
Founded18 January 1895 (1895-01-18)
GroundGoed Genoeg, Amsterdam
Capacity8,000
ChairmanMachiel van der Woude
ManagerUlrich Landvreugd
LeagueTweede Divisie
2018–19Tweede Divisie, 1st

History

19th century

AFC was founded in 1895, when a group of young Amsterdammers decided to create a football club. On 18 January 1895 the founding meeting took place in the basement of a house on the Koninginneweg where after a long discussion the name "Amsterdamsche Football Club (AFC)" was chosen.[1]

The meeting was held by six boys aged fifteen and sixteen. Four of them being Gerard Scheepens, Hein Brass, Frits Bernard and G.J. Bernard. These six boys were the progenitors of AFC.[2]

20th century

AFC-1 were crowned champions 13 times; 1906, 1909, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1946, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1969, 2001, 2010 and 2014, while also having been relegated three times; 1921, 1922 and 1998. In 2010 it was the first club in the Netherlands to enter the newly formed 'Top Class'. Despite only having 15 members when founded, by the time of the club's 50th anniversary (1945) it had over 700. By AFC's 100-year existence (1995) it has more than 1,500 members and in summer 2016 the club, including non-playing donors, over 2,100 members. Due to the shortage of fields and accommodation, unfortunately, hundreds of aspiring members must be disappointed every season when they apply for membership.[1]

21st century

In 2016 the first male squad lost 3–1 against Ajax U15.[3] On 6 July 2017 it was announced that the squad's match against De Dijk in a qualifying round for the Dutch national cup had been postponed until 20 August.[4]

Current squad

As of 1 January 2019

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

No. Position Player
1 GK Patrick Zonneveld
2 DF Moiz da Silva
3 DF Sam Nijpels
4 DF Rob Rietveld
5 DF Derre Kwee
6 DF Johan Kulhan
7 FW Matthijs Jesse
8 MF Milan Hoek
9 FW Raily Ignacio
10 FW Yordi Teijsse
11 FW Melvin Grootfaam
14 FW Tom van den Brink
15 DF Magid Jansen (captain)
No. Position Player
17 MF Tiemen van Hezel
18 DF Tim Linthorst
19 FW Vincent Weijl
20 MF Kenny Teijsse
21 MF Fouad Belarbi
22 DF Jonathan Richard
23 DF Thomas van den Houten
24 MF Dean Huisman
25 GK Richey Speelman
26 FW Andrew Kanters
27 DF Cody Claver
39 GK Joey Potveer

Notable coaches

References

  1. "AFC - Korte geschiedenis". www.afc.nl. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/afc-live/pdfs/114.pdf
  3. "Americans Overseas: Uncle Sam's Soccer Ambassadors – beIN SPORTS".
  4. "Bekerduel AFC – De Dijk verschoven naar 20 augustus". Het Amsterdamsche Voetbal. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017. Het duel tussen AFC en De Dijk in de tweede ronde van het kwalificatietoernooi van de KNVB Beker is verplaatst van woensdag 23 naar zondag 20 augustus.

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