During the 2007/2008 season in the Netherlands for the first time launched a professional league for women in football. It is one of the fastest growing sports among girls and women. At the same time, also the second step of the Dutch women’s sports.As more and more attention to women’s sport is growing rapidly.
Women’s football in Netherlands
During the season 1973/1974 is in the Netherlands for the first official battle for the Dutch national championships in women’s football. This is two years after the recognition of women’s football of the KNVB. The women’s soccer was still in its infancy and although it became more popular, there were only a few girls and ladies who practiced the sport. Around the creation of the first official national championship of the KNVB, there were about 8,000 women are active. This happened even at the amateur level.
From 2007/2008, the first Dutch professional league was founded. The contest was called Eredivisie women. This was partly because women’s football had experienced tremendous growth. In 1998, the KNVB 65,000 registered female footballers. This number continued to grow. In 2013, when the professional league existed for about five years, there were 127 500 women members. This football is the second most popular sport among women and girls, behind hockey.
In the Netherlands, a total of twelve professional clubs where women’s football is played or recorded. Some of these are active only. The reasons why some clubs are no longer varies. At the next football clubs in the Netherlands is a vrouwentak been active or active:
During the football season 2007/2008 first founded a Dutch professional league. For this time in the women’s Soccer League First Division where women could play. This was an amateur competition. From season 2012/2013 the Dutch merged and the Belgian Football Association. Women bene League was formed. The 2014/2015 season was the last season of this competition, it was then decided to go back to two national competitions.
During the 2007/2008 season was the first season for the women played professional football in the Netherlands.Took them to the competition with six clubs. The intention was that these four times against each played one season, twice at home and twice by. The first season consisted of the professional football club ADO Den Haag, AZ, Heerenveen, FC Twente, FC Utrecht and Willem II. Before the start of the race there was agreement on the financial contribution KNVB clubs, play days and the distribution of international matches between professional clubs. This was done in order to give all teams of at least a number of top players, which would increase the level of competition.
Season ’08 – ’09
During the 2008/2009 season, Eredivisie Women received more participating teams. This was Roda JC. The rest of the league that year left in the original composition.
Season ’09 – ’10
season 2009/2010 all went back to the original composition, as Roda JC have already retired after a year. This was due to the financial problems of the club, so no wife team can be financed.
Season ’10 – ’11
Before the start of the 2010/2011 season it was announced that Eredivisie Women adjusted. The clubs played from the season only three times against each other. This was done because it reprisals two new teams. For the number of rounds to keep roughly the same was passed on this change. The two teams that season would join the league, was FC Zwolle and VVV-Venlo.
Season ’11 – ’12
season 2011/2012 was preceded by many changes. Several clubs wanted to join the Eredivisie women, but for various reasons it was not always. AZ and Willem II also announced that they would stop women’s football. But the season ended SC Telstar VVNH joined the league, which means that the number of teams came at seven.
Champions Eredivisie Women 2007 – 2012
Season ’12 – ’13
From season 2012/2013 decided that the Belgian Football Association KNVB and hands in a shop and start a single race. The idea was that competition was played first six months of the domestic market in the two countries, and the Bene League League BENE orange and red. The numbers one through four from each country would participate in the second half of the season in Bene League A, played the rest of the Bene League B. The winner of the Bene League A can eventually crowned champions.
From the Netherlands did this first season with ADO Den Haag, Ajax , Heerenveen, PEC Zwolle PSV / FC Eindhoven, SC Telstar VVNH, FC Twente, FC Utrecht.
Before the season 2013/2014 a number of changes were made. The national first half of the season was canceled and all teams played the entire season in the league, women bene League. Belgium had before the season, seven teams in the league. Dutch side was eight now. The Dutch law was ADO Den Haag, Ajax, Heerenveen, PEC Zwolle PSV / FC Eindhoven, SC Telstar VVNH, FC Twente and FC Utrecht.
Halfway through the season, but it was announced that FC Utrecht from the league was made, due to bankruptcy.All matches played by the club was eliminated and the competition thus ended with seven teams from each country.
Season ’14 – ’15
season 2014/2015 began with the Dutch side with exactly the same clubs as the year before. The design was the same, which was played on a league all season. After this season indicated that implementation would begin its own national competition from the Netherlands back in.
Champions League bene
After the Bene League season 2014/2015 was announced that countries would play again in the national competitions. In the Netherlands, it was again the Eredivisie. The participating clubs in the 2015/2016 season, the teams also participated in the seasons 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 of the Bene League, namely ADO Den Haag, Ajax, Heerenveen, PEC Zwolle PSV / FC Eindhoven, SC VVNH Telstar and FC Twente.
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