Helmond Sport

Country Netherlands Netherlands
City Helmond, Noord-Brabant
Founded 1967
Website helmondsport.nl

Helmond Sport is a professional Dutch football club that plays in the Dutch Eerste Divisie and is based in Helmond, Noord-Brabant. Founded on 27th July, 1967, the club was a breakaway from the local professional club, named Helmondis ’55, which had gone bankrupt.

This team started in the Tweede Divisie, and post a year, got promoted to the First division, winning the title in 1982 and even getting promoted to the Eredivisie. They played for two seasons, prior to being relegated back to the Eerste Divisie. The first season in the Eerste Divisie saw this team reaching the cup final, losing to FC Utrecht in injury time. The team was close to promotion to the Eredivisie in 2004-05 Eerste Divisie play-offs. They came up with 1-0 against Sparta because of 59th minute Nyron Wau goal.

However, at the last 20 minutes, Rachid Bouaouzan and Riga Mustapha scored 1-2 and 1-1, with Sparta getting promoted instead. In 2010-11, the team finished in the third place in the Eerste Division, though were beaten in the play-off finals for promotion to the Eredivisie.

Major Achievements

The team was promoted to Eerste Divisie in 1968. The winner of Eerste Divisie title in 1982 was the runner up team in 1985 of the KNVB Cup.

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