Heracles Almelo

Heracles Almelo is a Dutch professional football club based in Almelo, founded in 1903. The club has won the Dutch national title twice, in 1927 and 1941.

Heracles Almelo
Full nameHeracles Almelo
Founded1903 (1903)
GroundPolman Stadion, Almelo
ChairmanHans Bredewoud[1]
ManagerFrank Wormuth
2018–19Eredivisie, 7th
WebsiteClub website

In the 2004–05 season, Heracles won the title in the Eerste Divisie, so that during the 2005–06 season, Heracles played in the Eredivisie, where they finished 13th. The average attendance in 2004–05 was 5,700 people. In the recent top flight seasons, this has risen to just over 13,500. Their main rival is FC Twente.

In 2012 Heracles competed in its first Dutch cup final, which it lost to PSV in the Rotterdam Stadium De Kuip.


Heracles Almelo currently play at the Erve Asito in Almelo. The Erve Asito was built in 1999 with a capacity 6,900, this was expanded in 2005 to hold 8,500. The pitch at the Erve Asito is artificial turf. After renovation of the stadium at the beginning of season 2015–16 it holds 13.500 supporters.


The club was founded on 3 May 1903 as Heracles, after the demigod son of Zeus. They changed their name on 1 July 1974 to SC Heracles '74 and finally settled on the current name in 1998.

In the 2015/16 season, Heracles finished sixth in the Eredivisie, so the club could participate in the playoffs for European football. The club first defeated FC Groningen and then FC Utrecht. Heracles thus qualified for the first time in club history for European football, in the third qualifying round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League.[2]



Domestic results

Below is a table with Heracles Almelo's domestic results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

European record

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Europa League
Arouca 1–1 0–0 1–1
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

Current squad

As of 2 September 2019[4]

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 Janis Blaswich
2 DF Tim Breukers
3 DF Lennart Czyborra
4 DF Robin Pröpper (captain)
5 MF Lucas Schoofs
6 DF Dario Van den Buijs
7 FW Jeremy Cijntje
8 MF Teun Bijleveld
9 FW Cyriel Dessers
10 MF Mauro Júnior (on loan from PSV)
11 FW Silvester van der Water
13 DF Mats Knoester
14 MF Mohammed Osman
16 GK Michael Brouwer
17 MF Adrián Szőke
No. Position Player
18 MF Jesper Drost
19 DF Navajo Bakboord
20 DF Jelle van Benthem
21 MF Sebastian Jakubiak
22 MF Orestis Kiomourtzoglou
23 DF Maximilian Rossmann
24 FW Dabney dos Santos
25 FW Joey Konings
26 GK Koen Bucker
27 MF Niels Leemhuis
29 MF Reuven Niemeijer
31 DF Stephen Sama
34 DF Jeff Hardeveld
52 MF Alexander Merkel

On loan

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

No. Position Player

Former managers


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