Feyenoord Rotterdam is a Dutch football player based in the city of Rotterdam. They currently feature in the Dutch Eredivisie and are one of the three biggest clubs in the Netherlands, having won the league 14 times.
On July 19,1908 the football clubWilhelmina were established in a pub and in 1909 the club were rechristened as Hillesluise Football Club and then became RVV Celeritas.
The club became part of the Nationa Football Association in 1912 and were renamed as SC Feijenoord and were promoted to the Dutch first division in 1917. They won the championship in 1924 and won the national title again in 1928.
The club won their first Dutch Cup in 1930 and won the tournament again in 1935. They further won the national championships in 1936 and 1938.
Feyenoord were one of the founding members of the Dutch Eredivisie in the 1954-1955 and have never been relegated from the first division. They won their first Dutch Eredivisie title in 1961 and successfully defender their crown in 1962 and continued picking up silverware in the subsequent years until 1999.
Since 1999 however Feyenoord have not won the Dutch Eredivisie although they have come close on a number of occasions. They have regularly featured in the UEFA Champions League though and won the UEFA Cup in 2002.
Feyenoord officially celebrate their 100th birthday in the 2008-2009 season.
Feynoord play their home matches at the Feijenoord Stadion, which can entertain a crowd of 51,137.
They bear these nicknames:
Some of the club’s major achievements include: -14 Dutch championships -11 Dutch Cups -2 Supercups -1 European Cup -2 UEFA Cups
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