Philips Sport Vereniging, popularly known as PSV and PSV Eindhoven, is a Dutch sports club based in the city of Eindhoven. Their football club currently features in the Dutch Eredivisie and one of the giants of Dutch football, having won the national champions 21 times and the European Cup once.
The club was originally started as a team for the employees of the electronic giants Philips on August 31,1913. PSV won their first Dutch national league in the 1928-1929 season and came to the fore in the 1970s when they won trophies galore, thanks hugely to players such as Willy van der Kuijlen, Jan van Beveren. PSV also won the UEFA Cup in 1978 by defeating French side Bastia in the final. This was their trophy in Europe.
Legendary Dutch coach Guus Hiddink became the club’s coach in 1987 and led PSV to further European glory. In 1988, PSV won the European for the first and so far only time in their entire history. Hiddink also led PSv to three Dutch national league titles and 3 KNVB Cups in his first spell in charge of the club.
Sir Bobby Robson then arrived into the picture in 1990 and led the club to further domestic success, winning the title in 1991 and 1992. Guus Hiddink came back to PSV in the summer of 2002 after the World Cup was over and led PSV to a rampant success in the Netherlands but couldn’t win the UEFA Champions League again with PSV.
PSV Eindhoven have won the last four versions of the Dutch Eredivisie, from 2005 to 2008.
PSV Eindhoven play their home matches at the Philips Stadion that can house a crowd of 35,119. They bear the nicknames Boeren(Farmers), Rood-written(red-whites) and the Red White Army.
Some of the club’s major honours include:-21 Dutch Eredivisie titles-8 KNVB Cups-1 European Cup/UEFA Champions League-1UEFA Cup