2018-19 Eredivisie
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2018%E2%80%9319 Eredivisie
Eredivisie
Season2018-19
Dates
ChampionsAjax (34th title)
RelegatedNAC Breda
De Graafschap
Excelsior
Champions LeagueAjax
PSV Eindhoven
Europa LeagueFeyenoord
AZ
FC Utrecht
Matches played306
Goals scored1,061 (3.47 per match)
Top goalscorerDu?an Tadi?
Luuk de Jong
(28 goals each)
Biggest home win
(16 December 2018)
Biggest away win
(15 September 2018)
Highest scoring
(12 May 2019)
Longest winning run13 matches
PSV Eindhoven
Longest unbeaten run13 matches
PSV Eindhoven
Longest winless run10 matches
Excelsior
NAC Breda
Longest losing run7 matches
Excelsior
Highest attendance53,720
Lowest attendance3,811
Total attendance5,509,186
Average attendance18,004
2017-18

The 2018-19 Eredivisie was the 63rd season of the Eredivisie since its establishment in 1955. The season began on 10 August 2018 and concluded on 15 May 2019; the Europa League and relegation play-offs will take place later that month. PSV were the defending champions. Emmen, De Graafschap and Fortuna Sittard joined as the promoted clubs from the 2017-18 Eerste Divisie. They replaced Sparta Rotterdam, Twente and Roda JC who were relegated to the 2018-19 Eerste Divisie.

Teams

A total of 18 teams took part in the league: The best fifteen teams from the 2017-18 season, two promotion/relegation playoff winners (FC Emmen and De Graafschap) and the 2017-18 Eerste Divisie runners-up (Fortuna Sittard). FC Emmen will play in the Eredivisie for the first time in their history.

Stadiums and locations

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Excelsior Netherlands Mitchell van der Gaag End of contract 1 July 2018[1] Pre-season Netherlands Adrie Poldervaart 1 July 2018[2]
Fortuna Sittard Portugal Cláudio Braga [nl] End of interim spell 1 July 2018 Netherlands René Eijer [nl] 1 July 2018
Groningen Netherlands Ernest Faber End of contract 1 July 2018 Netherlands Danny Buijs 1 July 2018
Heerenveen Netherlands Jurgen Streppel End of contract 1 July 2018 Netherlands Jan Olde Riekerink 1 July 2018
Heracles Almelo Netherlands John Stegeman End of contract 1 July 2018 Germany Frank Wormuth 1 July 2018
NAC Breda Belgium Stijn Vreven End of contract 1 July 2018 Netherlands Mitchell van der Gaag 1 July 2018
PSV Netherlands Phillip Cocu Signed by Fenerbahçe 1 July 2018 Netherlands Mark van Bommel 1 July 2018
Vitesse Netherlands Edward Sturing End of interim spell 1 July 2018 Russia Leonid Slutsky 1 July 2018
Willem II Netherlands Reinier Robbemond End of interim spell 1 July 2018 Netherlands Adrie Koster 1 July 2018
FC Utrecht Netherlands Jean-Paul de Jong Sacked 4 September 2018 11th Netherlands Dick Advocaat 12 September 2018
PEC Zwolle Netherlands John van 't Schip Sacked 19 December 2018 15th Netherlands Jaap Stam 28 December 2018
Excelsior Netherlands Adrie Poldervaart Resigned 4 April 2019 [3] 15th Netherlands André Hoekstra 4 April 2019
Heerenveen Netherlands Jan Olde Riekerink Sacked 10 April 2019 [4] 10th Netherlands Johnny Jansen [nl] (caretaker) 10 April 2019

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ajax (C) 34 28 2 4 119 32 +87 86 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
2 PSV Eindhoven 34 26 5 3 98 26 +72 83 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
3 Feyenoord 34 20 5 9 75 41 +34 65 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
4 AZ 34 17 7 10 64 43 +21 58 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[a]
5 Vitesse 34 14 11 9 70 51 +19 53 Qualification to European competition play-offs[b]
6 Utrecht (O) 34 15 8 11 60 51 +9 53
7 Heracles Almelo 34 15 3 16 61 68 −7 48
8 Groningen 34 13 6 15 39 41 −2 45
9 ADO Den Haag 34 12 9 13 58 63 −5 45
10 Willem II 34 13 5 16 58 72 −14 44
11 Heerenveen 34 10 11 13 64 73 −9 41
12 VVV-Venlo 34 11 8 15 47 63 −16 41
13 PEC Zwolle 34 11 6 17 44 57 −13 39
14 Emmen 34 10 8 16 41 72 −31 38
15 Fortuna Sittard 34 9 7 18 50 80 −30 34
16 Excelsior (R) 34 9 6 19 46 79 −33 33 Qualification to Relegation play-offs[c]
17 De Graafschap (R) 34 8 5 21 38 75 −37 29
18 NAC Breda (R) 34 5 8 21 29 74 −45 23 Relegation to Eerste Divisie
Source: eredivisie.nl
Rules for classification: Season in progress: 1) Most points won; 2) Less points lost; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Alphabetical order; End of season: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Play-off if relevant for deciding champion, relegation or participating in a European league, otherwise by draw. 8) Penalty shoot-out (only after a play-off)[5]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2018-19 KNVB Cup, Ajax, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the KNVB Cup winners (Europa League third qualifying round) was passed to the third-placed team and the spot awarded to the third-placed team (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the fourth-placed team.
  2. ^ Four teams play for a spot in the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.
  3. ^ Ten teams, two from the Eredivisie and eight from the Eerste Divisie, play for two spots in the 2019-20 Eredivisie. The remaining eight teams play in the 2019-20 Eerste Divisie.

Results

Home \ Away ADO AJA AZ EMM EXC FEY FOR GRA GRO HEE HER NAC PEC PSV UTR VIT VVV WIL
ADO Den Haag 1-5 0-1 1-2 3-1 2-2 3-1 0-0 1-0 2-3 2-0 1-1 1-0 0-7 5-0 3-3 2-4 6-2
Ajax 5-1 5-0 5-0 6-2 3-0 4-0 8-0 3-0 4-4 1-1 5-0 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 6-0 2-0
AZ 2-3 1-0 5-0 2-1 1-1 4-2 1-0 1-0 2-3 2-1 5-0 2-2 1-0 3-0 0-0 3-0 0-2
Emmen 3-2 2-5 1-4 1-2 1-4 3-3 1-1 1-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-1 2-2 2-0 0-3 1-1 0-2
Excelsior 2-4 1-7 4-2 2-1 2-1 1-1 2-0 2-4 3-3 0-3 1-2 0-2 0-2 3-3 2-0 1-0 1-1
Feyenoord 0-2 6-2 2-1 4-0 3-0 0-2 4-0 1-0 3-0 2-1 4-2 3-0 2-1 1-0 2-1 4-1 2-3
Fortuna Sittard 0-0 0-2 0-3 3-1 4-1 1-4 3-1 0-0 2-4 3-0 2-1 3-0 1-2 1-1 2-1 1-1 4-4
De Graafschap 1-1 1-4 1-1 1-0 4-1 2-0 5-1 0-1 0-5 1-2 3-0 0-2 1-4 0-1 2-2 1-2 2-1
Groningen 1-0 0-1 1-3 1-2 1-0 1-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 5-2 0-1 1-2 1-1 2-1 3-2 0-1
Heerenveen 1-1 0-4 0-2 1-1 1-0 3-5 3-1 0-3 1-1 3-5 2-1 1-1 2-2 2-3 1-1 2-2 4-2
Heracles Almelo 4-2 1-0 3-2 2-1 4-5 0-2 6-0 4-0 4-1 2-1 1-0 0-2 0-4 1-5 3-2 4-1 3-4
NAC Breda 1-1 0-3 0-3 1-1 0-2 0-4 2-3 3-0 0-0 4-2 2-1 0-0 0-2 0-4 2-1 1-1 2-2
PEC Zwolle 2-3 1-4 0-0 3-0 2-0 3-1 5-0 0-3 3-2 2-3 1-1 0-0 1-2 4-3 0-2 2-4 2-3
PSV Eindhoven 3-1 3-0 3-1 6-0 6-0 1-1 5-0 2-1 2-1 3-0 3-1 2-0 4-0 4-0 1-0 4-0 6-1
Utrecht 3-0 1-3 2-1 1-2 0-0 3-2 2-1 5-0 0-0 3-1 3-1 2-1 2-0 2-2 0-0 1-1 0-1
Vitesse 1-1 0-4 2-2 1-1 3-2 1-1 2-1 6-1 5-1 2-2 4-0 4-1 4-1 3-3 2-1 2-1 3-2
VVV-Venlo 2-0 0-1 2-2 2-3 1-0 0-3 3-2 4-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 3-0 2-0 0-1 2-6 1-3 2-1
Willem II 0-3 1-4 2-1 2-3 2-2 1-1 3-2 3-2 1-2 1-5 5-0 2-0 2-0 0-3 0-1 1-3 0-1
Source: eredivisie.nl
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Positions by round

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round.

Team ? Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Ajax8632222222222222222222222222111111
PSV Eindhoven3211111111111111111111111111222222
Feyenoord15753333333333333333333333344333333
AZ1124555669657765754444444433444444
Vitesse2368677575764676545555555576776755
Utrecht171310111415161297575544466666766655557566
Heracles Almelo114115444444446457688887677767665677
Groningen16181516181817171818181616161416151316151299898109899988
ADO Den Haag1316126109108101112131013121111121311131012121214131312111210109
Willem II149478891111131411131111131299910121011119889888910
Heerenveen5581012121191289912988101011131515119810910101010111111
VVV-Venlo787976675688889987777881010111111131311131212
PEC Zwolle12171815161412101412131515141515161412101113151513121212111213121313
Emmen611161491014141516161214151612131514161416161616171717151515151414
Fortuna Sittard10141718111115151314101091010109111012911131314131414141414141515
Excelsior9159131313813810111411121314141615141614141415151515171716171616
De Graafschap4101312151613161615151717171818181818171717171717161616161617161717
NAC Breda18121417171718181717171818181717171717181818181818181818181818181818

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Games Goals Penalties Average per game
1. Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV Eindhoven 34 28 00 0.82
Serbia Du?an Tadi? Ajax 34 11 0.82
3. Spain Adrián Dalmau Heracles Almelo 31 19 00 0.61
4. Mexico Hirving Lozano PSV Eindhoven 30 17 04 0.57
Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag 33 06 0.52
6. Netherlands Robin van Persie Feyenoord 25 16 00 0.64
Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Ajax 28 01 0.57
Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax 29 00 0.55
Netherlands Sam Lammers Heerenveen 31 05 0.52
Netherlands Michel Vlap Heerenveen 34 00 0.47

Source: nos.nl[6]

Hat-tricks(+)

Rnd Player Club Goals Date Home Score Away
3 Spain Fran Sol Willem II Goal 34 Goal 52 (p) Goal 70 26 August 2018 Willem II 5-0 Heracles Almelo
4 Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag Goal 21 (p) Goal 45'+1 Goal 65 Goal 69 1 September 2018 Excelsior 2-4 ADO Den Haag
16 Netherlands Daley Blind Ajax Goal 65 Goal 74 Goal 90 16 December 2018 Ajax 8-0 De Graafschap
16 Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax Goal 32 Goal 62 Goal 69 16 December 2018 Ajax 8-0 De Graafschap
18 Netherlands Fabian Serrarens De Graafschap Goal 27 Goal 30 Goal 66 20 January 2019 De Graafschap 5-1 Fortuna Sittard
20 Netherlands Luuk de Jong PSV Eindhoven Goal 54 Goal 76 Goal 87 3 February 2019 PSV Eindhoven 5-0 Fortuna Sittard
22 Spain Adrián Dalmau Heracles Almelo Goal 1 Goal 51 Goal 60 Goal 78 16 February 2019 Heracles Almelo 6-0 Fortuna Sittard
24 Netherlands Robin van Persie Feyenoord Goal 38 Goal 52 Goal 62 3 March 2019 Feyenoord 4-0 Emmen
27 Sweden Alexander Isak Willem II Goal 44 (p) Goal 58 (p) Goal 61 (p) 30 March 2019 Willem II 3-2 Fortuna Sittard
27 Netherlands Thomas Buitink Vitesse Goal 21 Goal 27 Goal 43 30 March 2019 ADO Den Haag 3-3 Vitesse
30 Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Ajax Goal 10 Goal 40 Goal 65 13 April 2019 Ajax 6-2 Excelsior
31 Netherlands Bryan Linssen Vitesse Goal 9 Goal 47 Goal 77 20 April 2019 Vitesse 4-1 PEC Zwolle
33 Spain Adrián Dalmau Heracles Almelo Goal 23 Goal 51 Goal 59 12 May 2019 Heracles Almelo 4-5 Excelsior
33 Iceland Elías Már Ómarsson Excelsior Goal 4 Goal 45 Goal 90'+1 12 May 2019 Heracles Almelo 4-5 Excelsior
33 Togo Peniel Mlapa VVV-Venlo Goal 54 Goal 57 Goal 75 12 May 2019 PEC Zwolle 2-4 VVV-Venlo

Assists

Rank Player Club Games Assists Average per game
1. Morocco Hakim Ziyech Ajax 29 13 0.45
Serbia Du?an Tadi? Ajax 34 0.38
3. Netherlands Steven Berghuis Feyenoord 33 12 0.36
Netherlands Steven Bergwijn PSV Eindhoven 33 0.36
Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati ADO Den Haag 33 0.36
6. Norway Martin Ødegaard Vitesse 31 10 0.32
Curaçao Brandley Kuwas Heracles Almelo 33 0.3
Netherlands Donny van de Beek Ajax 34 0.29
9. Kosovo Arbër Zeneli Heerenveen 17 09 0.53
Spain Angeliño PSV Eindhoven 34 0.26

Source: nos.nl[7]

Discipline

Player with the most yellow cards: 11[8]

Players with the most red cards: 2

Updated to match(es) played on 8 April 2019.

Awards

Monthly awards

Annual awards

Award Player Club
Player of the Season[19] Netherlands Frenkie de Jong Ajax
Talent of the Season[19] Spain Angeliño PSV
Team of the Season[19]
Goalkeeper Cameroon André Onana (Ajax)
Defence Netherlands Denzel Dumfries (PSV) Netherlands Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax) Netherlands Daley Blind (Ajax) Spain Angeliño (PSV)
Midfield Norway Martin Ødegaard (Vitesse) Denmark Lasse Schöne (Ajax) Netherlands Frenkie de Jong (Ajax)
Attack Morocco Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) Netherlands Luuk de Jong (PSV) Serbia Du?an Tadi? (Ajax)
Bench Netherlands Marco Bizot (AZ)
Argentina Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax)
Netherlands Nick Viergever (PSV)
Netherlands Abdenasser El Khayati (ADO Den Haag)
South Africa Thulani Serero (Vitesse)
Denmark Younes Namli (PEC Zwolle)
Spain Adrián Dalmau (Heracles)
Netherlands Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord)
Netherlands Steven Bergwijn (PSV)

Play-offs

European competition

Four teams will play for a spot in the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
Heracles Almelo 0 0 0
 
 
 
FC Utrecht 2 3 5
 
FC Utrecht* 1 2 3
 
 
 
Vitesse 1 0 1
 
FC Groningen 2 1 3
 
 
Vitesse 1 3 4
 
Key: * = Play-off winners, (a) = Wins because of away goals rule, (e) = Wins after extra time in second leg, (p) = Wins after penalty shoot-out.

Promotion/relegation play-offs

Ten teams, two from the Eredivisie and eight from the Eerste Divisie, play for two spots in the 2019-20 Eredivisie, the remaining eight teams playing in the 2019-20 Eerste Divisie.

 
First roundSecond roundThird round
 
                
 
 
 
 
NEC 2 0 2
 
 
 
RKC Waalwijk 0 3 3
 
RKC Waalwijk 2 1 3
 
 
Excelsior 1 1 2
 
 
 
 
 
RKC Waalwijk* 0 5 5
 
 
Go Ahead Eagles 0 4 4
 
 
 
 
 
Go Ahead Eagles 2 1 3
 
 
FC Den Bosch 2 0 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOP Oss 0 0 0
 
 
Sparta Rotterdam 2 3 5
 
 
 
 
 
Sparta Rotterdam* 1 2 3
 
 
 
De Graafschap 2 0 2
 
SC Cambuur 2 2 4
 
 
 
Almere City 2 1 3
 
SC Cambuur 1 0 1
 
 
De Graafschap 1 2 3
 
 
 
 
Key: * = Play-off winners, (a) = Wins because of away goals rule, (e) = Wins after extra time in second leg, (p) = Wins after penalty shoot-out.

References

  1. ^ "Van der Gaag vertrekt na dit seizoen bij Excelsior". AD.nl (in Dutch). 4 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Adrie Poldervaart stapt over van de massagetafel naar het coachvak". Volkskrant (in Dutch). 30 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Trainer Poldervaart stapt op bij Excelsior na nederlaag tegen NAC". NOS.nl (in Dutch). 4 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Heerenveen zet trainer Olde Riekerink op non-actief". NOS.nl (in Dutch). 10 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Eredivisie 2018/2019 - Season rules" (PDF). KNVB. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Dutch Eredivisie Top Scorers". NOS (in Dutch). 15 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Dutch Eredivisie Assists". NOS (in Dutch). 15 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Eredivisie Stats". 4 April 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Robin van Persie receives first Eredivisie Player of the Month trophy | Eredivisie". eredivisie.nl. September 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Peterson wint prijs voor Speler van de Maand | Eredivisie". eredivisie.nl. October 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Hakim Ziyech uitgeroepen tot Eredivisiespeler van de Maand | Eredivisie". eredivisie.nl. November 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "Nicolás Tagliafico uitgeroepen tot Speler van de Maand november | Eredivisie". eredivisie.nl. December 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "Frenkie de Jong en Steven Bergwijn Speler en Talent van de Maand december". www.foxsports.nl.
  14. ^ "Patrick Joosten uitgeroepen tot Speler van de Maand januari | Eredivisie". eredivisie.nl. January 30, 2019.
  15. ^ "Frenkie de Jong opnieuw uitgeroepen tot Speler van de Maand | Eredivisie". eredivisie.nl. February 28, 2019.
  16. ^ "Dusan Tadic announced as Played of the Month | Eredivisie". eredivisie.nl. April 5, 2019.
  17. ^ "Martin Ødegaard named as player of the month for April | Eredivisie". eredivisie.nl. May 5, 2019.
  18. ^ "Omarsson Eredivisie player of the month May, Ødegaard talent of the month; Eredivisie". eredivisie.nl. May 20, 2019.
  19. ^ a b c "Frenkie de Jong Eredivisie Player of the Season 2018/2019". Eredivisie. 16 May 2019.

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