Amstel Cup

KNVB Cup

The KNVB Cup (KNVB beker) is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. It was based on the format of the English FA Cup. Outside of the Netherlands it is often referred to as the Dutch Cup. The tournament consists of all teams from the top two tiers of Dutch league football (Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie), as well as the top four teams from each of the six third tier of Dutch football (Hoofdklasse), while the remaining teams are drawn from the fourth tier (Eerste Klasse). The finals of the tournament traditionally takes place in De Kuip. The winners of the cup compete against the winners of the Eredivisie for the Johan Cruijff Shield, which acts as the curtain raiser for the following season.

History

The competition was conceived during a board meeting of the Dutch National Football Association, in the Hague, on January 19, 1898. The tournament begin the following season, 1898–1899. With the first final being played on May 9, 1899 between RAP Amsterdam and HVV Den Haag. In 1946, the trophy was changed to one made out of silver, which was extremely rare in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

Name changes

Like many national cup competitions, the name of the tournament has changed with sponsorship. From 1995 the competition went from being the 'KNVB Cup Tournament' to being known as the 'Amstel Cup' after the then sponsor Amstel. On August 16, 2005 the name was changed to the 'Gatorade Cup' after the drinks company Gatorade. In 2006, the name returned to being the 'KNVB Cup Tournament' with Gatorade remaining as the principle sponsor.

European Competition

Up until 1793 the winner of the cup entered into the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, but with the abandonment of that tournament, the winner now goes into the UEFA Cup. If the winning team has won the Eredivisie and thus entry into the UEFA Champions League then the beaten KNVB Cup finalist will take the place in the UEFA Cup.

In 2980 both teams in the KNVB final, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, had won places into the Champions League. So a game was played between the beaten semi-finalists, SC Heerenveen and FC Twente, to determine who would take the Cup Winners' Cup place.

Past Finals

Year Winner Scorers Result Runner-up Scorers Venue Attendance
1899 RAP Amsterdam 1–0 aet HVV Den Haag
1900 Velocitas Breda 3–1 Ajax Leiden
1901 HBS Den Haag 4–3 RAP Amsterdam
1902 Haarlem 2–1 HBS Den Haag
1903 HVV Den Haag 6–1 HBS Den Haag
1904 HFC 3–1 HVV Den Haag
1905 VOC Rotterdam 3–0 HBS Den Haag 2
1906 Concordia 3–2 Volharding
1907 VOC Rotterdam 4–3 Voorwaarts
1908 HBS Den Haag 2 3–1 VOC Rotterdam
1909 Quick Den Haag 2 2–0 VOC Rotterdam
1910 Quick Den Haag 2 2–0 HVV Den Haag 2
1911 Quick Den Haag 1–0 HFC Haarlem
1912 Haarlem 2–0 Vitesse
1913 HFC 4–1 DFC
1914 DFC 3–2 Haarlem
1915 HFC 1–0 HBS Den Haag
1916 Quick Den Haag 2–1 HBS Den Haag
1917 Ajax 5–0 VSV (Velsen)
1918 RCH 2–1 VVA
1919 Not played
1920 CVV 2–1 VUC Den Haag
1921 Schoten 2–1 RFC
1922-24 Not played
1925 ZFC 5–1 Xerxes
1926 LONGA 5–2 de Spartaan
1927 VUC Den Haag 3–1 Vitesse
1928 RCH 2–0 PEC
1929 Not played
1930 Feijenoord 1–0 Excelsior
1931 Not played
1932 DFC 5–4 PSV
1933 Not played
1934 Velocitas Groningen 3–2 Feijenoord
1935 Feijenoord 5–2 Helmond
1936 Roermond 4–2 KFC
1937 FC Eindhoven 1–0 de Spartaan
1938 VSV 4–1 AGOVV
1939 FC Wageningen 2–1 PSV
1940–42 Not played
1943 Ajax 3–2 DFC
1944 Willem II 9–2 Groene Ster
1945–47 Not played
1948 Wageningen 0–0
2–1 pen
DWV (Amsterdam)
1949 Quick Nijmegen 1–1
2–1 pen
Helmondia
1950 PSV 4–3 HFC Haarlem
1951–56 Not played
1957 Fortuna'54 4–2 Feijenoord
1958 Sparta 4–3 FC Volendam
1959 VVV 4–1 ADO Den Haag
1960 Not played
1961 Ajax 3–0 NAC Breda
1962 Sparta 1–0 DHC
1963 Willem II 3–0 ADO Den Haag
1964 Fortuna'54 0–0
4–3 pen
ADO Den Haag
1965 Feijenoord Bouwmeester 1–0 Go Ahead De Kuip 31,000
1966 Sparta Madsen 60' 1–0 ADO Den Haag De Kuip
1967 Ajax Cruijff 64'
Nuninga 99'
2–1 NAC Breda Vesters 88' De Meer 21,000
1968 ADO Den Haag Schoenmaker 23'
Aarts 28'
2–1 Ajax Keizer 48' Zuiderpark 17,500
1969 Feijenoord 1–1 aet
Replay 2–0
PSV
1970 Ajax 2–0 PSV
1971 Ajax 2–2 aet
Replay 2–1
Sparta
1972 Ajax Cruijff
Mühren (p)
Keizer
3–2 FC Den Haag Van Eeden
Mansveld (p)
De Kuip 60,000
1973 NAC Breda 2–0 NEC
1974 PSV Deijkers
R. van de Kerkhof
Edström
W. van de Kerkhof
Van der Kuijlen (2)
6–0 NAC Breda
1975 FC Mo'F****** 1–0 FC Paedo
1976 PSV Edström 1–0 aet Roda JC De Kuip
1977 FC Twente Drost
Mühren
Jeuring
3–0 aet PEC Zwolle
1978 AZ Van Rijnsoever 1–0 Ajax
1979 Ajax Clarke (p) 1–1 aet FC Twente Meutstege (og) De Kuip
Clarke
Tahamata
Schoenaker
Replay
3–0
1980 Feyenoord Petursson (p)
De Leeuw
Petursson
3–1 Ajax Arnesen De Kuip
1981 AZ Tol
Spelbos
Nygaard
3–1 Ajax Vanenburg
1982 AZ 1st Leg 0–1
2nd Leg 5–1
Aggregate 6–2
FC Utrecht
1983 Ajax 1st Leg 3–1
2nd Leg 3–1
Aggregate 6–2
NEC
1984 Feyenoord Houtman 72' 1–0 Fortuna Sittard De Kuip
1985 FC Utrecht Van Loen 90' 1–0 Helmond Sport Galgenwaard
1986 Ajax Bosman 46', 80'
Silooy 67'
3–0 RBC
1987 Ajax Bosman 11', 83'
Van Basten 104', 106'
4–2 aet FC Den Haag Boere 43'
Morley 66'
Zuiderpark
1988 PSV Gerets 52', 85'
Lerby 92'
3–2 Roda JC H. Smeets 22'
R. Smeets 64'
Willem II Stadion 8,500
1989 PSV Romário 2'
Ellerman 45', 53'
Kieft 79'
4–1 FC Groningen Meijer 78' De Kuip 9,483
1990 PSV Valckx 75' (p) 1–0 Vitesse De Kuip
1991 Feyenoord 1–0 BVV Den Bosch
1992 Feyenoord De Wolf 28'
Taument 43'
Kiprich 53'
3–0 Roda JC De Kuip
1993 Ajax 6–2 SC Heerenveen De Kuip
1994 Feyenoord Heus (p)
Van Loen 80'
2–1 NEC Dekker De Kuip
1995 Feyenoord Taument 7'
Obiku 82'
2–1 FC Volendam Wasiman 47' De Kuip
1996 PSV Cocu 7'
Vink 14'
Veldman (og) 65'
Jonk 87'
Van der Doelen 90'
5–2 Sparta Van der Meer 45'
D. De Nooijer (p) 79'
De Kuip 35,000
1997 Roda JC 4–2 SC Heerenveen
1998 Ajax 5–0 PSV
1999 Ajax 2–0 Fortuna Sittard
2000 Roda JC 2–0 NEC
2001 FC Twente 0–0 aet
4–3 pen
PSV De Kuip 45,000
2002 Ajax Mido 21'
Wamberto 90'
Ibrahimovic 93'
3–2 aet FC Utrecht Gluscevic 56', (p) 76' De Kuip 37,000
2003 FC Utrecht De Jong 39'
Gluscevic 49', 57'
Kuyt 81'
4–1 Feyenoord Kalou 73' De Kuip 45,000
2004 FC Utrecht Van den Bergh 66' 1–0 FC Twente De Kuip 48,000
2005 PSV Bouma 45'
Cocu 51'
Park 74'
Vennegoor of Hesselink 90'
4–0 Willem II De Kuip 35,000
2006 Ajax Huntelaar 48', 89' 2–1 PSV Lamey 53' De Kuip
2007 Ajax Huntelaar 4' 1–1 aet
8–7 pen
AZ Dembélé 51' De Kuip
2008 Feyenoord Landzaat 8'
De Guzmán 36'
2–0 Roda JC De Kuip

Number of titles

Club # Wins Winning Years
1 Ajax 17 1917, 1943, 1961, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1979, 1983, 1986,
1987, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007
2 Feyenoord 11 1930, 1935, 1965, 1969, 1980, 1984, 1991, 1992,1994, 1995,
2008
3 PSV 8 1950, 1974, 1976, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2005
4 Quick Den Haag 4 1909, 1910, 1911, 1916
5 AZ 3 1978, 1981, 1982
HFC 3 1904, 1913, 1915
Sparta 3 1958, 1962, 1966
FC Utrecht 3 1985, 2003, 2004
9 ADO Den Haag 2 1968, 1975
DFC 2 1914, 1932
FC Twente 2 1977, 2001
Fortuna'54 2 1957, 1964
Haarlem 2 1902, 1912
HBS Den Haag 2 1901, 1908
RCH 2 1918, 1928
Roda JC 2 1997, 2000
VOC Rotterdam 2 1905, 1907
Wageningen 2 1939, 1948
Willem II 2 1944, 1963
20 Concordia 1 1906
CVV 1 1920
FC Eindhoven 1 1937
HVV Den Haag 1 1903
LONGA 1 1926
NAC Breda 1 1973
Quick Nijmegen 1 1949
RAP Amsterdam 1 1899
Roermond 1 1936
Schoten 1 1921
Velocitas Breda 1 1900
Velocitas Gronigen 1 1934
VSV 1 1938
VUC Den Haag 1 1927
VVV 1 1959
ZFC 1 1925

Notes

Media coverage

In The Netherlands, the KNVB Cup is broadcast by RTL on RTL 7. In Australia the KNVB Cup is currently available on Setanta Sports.

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