HBS Craeyenhout (football club)

HBS Craeyenhout is a Dutch association football team based in The Hague, a part of the wider HBS Craeyenhout sports team.

HBS Craeyenhout
Full nameHBS Craeyenhout
GroundSportpark Daal en Bergselaan
The Hague
ChairmanLeif de Kloet
ManagerMarcel Koning
LeagueDerde Divisie
2016–179th, Sunday Derde Divisie

One of the original clubs of Dutch football, and three times champions (190304, 190506,19241925), the club refused to enter into professionalism in the 1950s and has played at the amateur level since then. It currently plays in the Derde Divisie.


Founded in 1893, HBS Craeyenhout spent a period of 58 years 1896 to 1954 in the top division of Dutch football, winning the league in 190304, 190506 and 19241925. The club contributed a number of players to the Dutch national side, and chose to keep playing as an amateur team. A notable part in HBS Craeyenhout's history is when they defeated Racing of Belgium 1-0 in the 1901 Coupe Ponthoz Final, a competition that is considered one of the predecessors to UEFA-sanctioned European competitions.

In 2011 HBS was promoted to the Topklasse as Hoofdklasse champions.


A boy got a ball for his birthday gift and with two of his friends from the Secondary School in The Hague set up a "Football Club" on 7 October 1893. The three founders were J. Dijkman, A.W.G. Stigter and H. Tengbergen. They played at the Hague Malieveld, where every Hague club played at that time. The club was no longer a school club, in 1898, retaining the initials, adopted the name "Houdt Braef Stant". The first shirt was blue with white letters HBS on. On October 1, 1894 HBS founded with HVV Football at the Hague. In 1897 the club merged with HBS Hector. In addition, the dress in a white shirt with a wide red stripe on the chest and back was changed and black trousers. In 1898 the government, as owner of the banned Malieveld football there. HVV moved to its current location in the Benoordenhout and HBS to a field on the Beeklaan at a farm named "Hanenburg '(on the site of the current Hanenburglaan). In 1900 moved to the HBS Valkenboslaan, on the corner of the current Weimar Street, not far from the former location vanVUC. In 1905 HBS chose a new outfit, which was completely black. The nickname 'Crows' dates from that time. At that time, HBS twice champion and twice won the silver ball. In 1910 HBS moved because of the growth of the club to Houtrust, which was located at the beginning of the Sportlaan in Houtrust Avenue. Here was a stadium that would eventually have. Capacity of 25 000 spectators The construction of the Atlantic Wall had HBS Houtrust abandoned in 1943 and the club got to the shelter at VUC Schenkkade. After repairs HBS returned after the war Houtrust back. From 1955 she was sharing the accommodation Scheveningen Holland Sport, one of the two Hague professional clubs. HBS played one Sunday and SHS another. In 1966 discussed the Hague HBS with a move to the Houtrust Daal and Bergselaan because the sublet actually was a thorn in the eyes of the council. In 1968 the move was concrete. At HBS could not just join. Until well into the 60s a system of balloting ensured that unwanted people. Membership of the HBS safeguarded A new member could only join if he was nominated. By five members of HBS The Hague associations HVV and Quick went to ballot


Netherlands Football League Championship

Current squad

As of 1 February 2016

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 Gianni Kamperveen
2 DF Richelo Fecunda
3 DF Bart Koffeman
4 DF Ricardo Samoender
5 DF Jan-Paul Saeijs
6 DF Stijn Houben
7 MF Jasper Roberti
8 MF Kevin Schutte
9 MF Dominique Broekhuizen
10 FW Tjeerd Westdijk
11 DF Niels van Pelt
12 FW Ali Al Fredawi
13 MF Bram Ros
No. Position Player
14 MF Mike Tros
15 MF Berend Kaster
16 FW Jim Roberti
17 GK Danny Gout
18 FW Jelmer de Winter
19 DF Mahjoub Mathlouti
20 MF Willem Six
21 FW Joost Jonkman
22 GK Silver Wartna
23 MF Mike de Geer (captain)
24 FW Sami Aoulad Said
25 MF Noa de Jong
26 FW Harvey Van Beek


  1. "Sportpark Daal en Bergselaan" (in Dutch). Soccerway. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
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