RKC Waalwijk

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RKC Waalwijk
RKC Waalwijk logo.jpg
Full name Rooms Katholieke
Combinatie Waalwijk
Short name RKC Waalwijk
Founded August 26, 1940; 78 years ago (1940-08-26)
Ground Mandemakers Stadion
Capacity 7,500
Manager Fred Grim
League Eerste Divisie
2017–18 Eerste Divisie, 18th
Current season

RKC Waalwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌɛrkaːˈseː ˈʋaːlʋɛi̯k]) is a football club currently playing in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. Its name is derived from 'Rooms Katholieke Combinatie' ('Roman Catholic Combination' in Dutch) and was a fusion club of HEC, WVB and Hercules.


The club was formed on 26 August 1940 and used to play its home games at Sportpark Olympia. Its new stadium, the 7500 seater Mandemakers Stadion was opened in 1996 and featured the home match against Roda JC. While considered one of the Eredivisie's smaller clubs, it nevertheless maintained its top flight status for many years. Its home colors are yellow and blue.

At the end of the 2006–07 season, RKC Waalwijk were relegated from the Eredivisie after a defeat in play-offs against VVV-Venlo.

On 3 June 2009 they were promoted to the Eredivisie division after a win in the play-offs against De Graafschap. Though, their spell didn't last long ending in the last place with only 15 points. In the season followed they would finish first in the Eerste Divisie promoting back in the top flight of Dutch football.

After another relegation at the end of the 2013-14 season, RKC Waalwijk finished 20th (last) in the 2014-15 season of Eerste Divisie. However, they didn't relegate to Topklasse (amateurs) because both of the two Topklasse champions declined promotion into professionalism.


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RKC in Europe[edit]

  • Group = group game
  • 1R = first round
  • 2R = second round
  • 3R = third round
  • 1/8 = 1/8 final
Season Competition Round Country Club Score Goalscorers RKC
1989 Intertoto Cup
Group  West Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–1, 2–2
Group  Austria First Vienna FC 3–4, 2–4
Group  East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 2–0, 1–0
1989 Intertoto Cup
Group  France Caen 1–0, 0–2
Group  Denmark Lyngby BK 1–1, 0–2
Group  Germany FC Schalke 04 3–2, 4–2
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3R  England Bradford City 0–2, 0–1
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3R  Germany TSV 1860 München 1–2, 1–3

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 July 2018[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Etienne Vaessen
2 Curaçao DF Jurien Gaari
3 Netherlands DF Jan Lammers
4 Netherlands DF Henrico Drost
5 Czech Republic DF Paul Quasten
6 Netherlands FW Hans Mulder
7 Netherlands FW Darren Maatsen
8 Norway MF Emil Hansson (on loan from Feyenoord until 30 June 2019)
9 Russia FW Mario Bilate
10 Netherlands MF Kevin Vermeulen
11 Belgium MF Anas Tahiri
12 Netherlands DF Gigli Ndefe
No. Position Player
13 Netherlands DF Ingo van Weert
14 Comoros FW Saïd Bakari
15 Netherlands MF Nikki Baggerman
16 Netherlands GK Jordy Zielschot
17 Belgium FW Dylan Seys
18 Indonesia FW Ezra Walian (on loan from Almere City F.C)
19 Netherlands MF Daan Rienstra
Netherlands MF Noël de Graauw
Netherlands MF Melle Meulensteen
Netherlands FW Roland Bergkamp


Former managers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]