Name
RKC Waalwijk

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Head Coach

Fred Grim

League Position
15

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Established
1940 (81 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Stadium/Home
Mandemakers Stadion
(7,500 Capacity)

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Location
Waalwijk, Netherlands

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Competitions
Dutch Eredivisie
Dutch KNVB Cup

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Upcoming Events
27 Nov 21 PEC Zwolle  -  RKC Waalwijk
05 Dec 21 RKC Waalwijk  -  NEC Nijmegen
12 Dec 21 FC Twente  -  RKC Waalwijk
14 Dec 21 Harkemase Boys  -  RKC Waalwijk
19 Dec 21 RKC Waalwijk  -  PSV Eindhoven

Latest Results
21 Nov 21 RKC Waalwijk  0 - 5  Ajax
07 Nov 21 FC Groningen  1 - 1  RKC Waalwijk
31 Oct 21 RKC Waalwijk  0 - 1  SC Cambuur
28 Oct 21 RKC Waalwijk  3 - 0  Willem II
28 Oct 21 RKC Waalwijk  3 - 0  Willem II

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RKC Waalwijk is a football club currently playing in the Dutch Eredivisie. Its name is derived from 'Rooms Katholieke Combinatie' ('Roman Catholic Combination' in Dutch) and was established as a merger of HEC, WVB and Hercules.

The club was formed on 26 August 1940 and used to play its home games at Sportpark Olympia. Its new stadium, the 7500 seater Mandemakers Stadion was opened in 1996 and featured the home match against Roda JC. While considered one of the Eredivisie's smaller clubs, it nevertheless maintained its top flight status for many years. Its home colors are yellow and blue.

At the end of the 2006–07 season, RKC Waalwijk were relegated from the Eredivisie after a defeat in play-offs against VVV-Venlo.

On 3 June 2009 they were promoted to the Eredivisie division after a win in the play-offs against De Graafschap. Though, their spell didn't last long ending in the last place with only 15 points. In the season followed they would finish first in the Eerste Divisie promoting back in the top flight of Dutch football.

After another relegation at the end of the 2013-14 season, RKC Waalwijk finished 20th (last) in the 2014-15 season of Eerste Divisie. However, they didn't relegate to Topklasse (amateurs) because both of the two Topklasse champions declined promotion into professionalism. In 2016-17, they made the Eerste Divisie playoffs, losing 5-2 on aggregate to FC Emmen.

In the 2017–18 season, RKC was placed 16th out of 20 teams in the Eerste Divisie. In 2019, Waalwijk promoted back to the Eredivisie after a five year absence, after beating Go Ahead Eagles in the play-off finals. After a 0–0 draw in the first leg at home, RKC won the second leg 4–5 away.

Team Members
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Vurnon
Anita
#4



Ayman
Azhil




Nikki
Baggerman
#26



Saïd
Bakari
#28



Mario
Bilate
#9



Vitalie
Damașcan




Lennerd
Daneels
#21



Henrico
Drost
#14



James
Efmorfidis




Stanley
Elbers
#17



Juriën
Gaari
#2



Emil
Hansson
#27



Kees
Heemskerk
#13



Ola
John
#11



Konstantinos
Lamprou




Clint
Leemans
#23



Darren
Maatsen
#11



Melle
Meulensteen
#3



Hans
Mulder
#12



Lars
Nieuwpoort
#15



Jens
Odgaard
#7



Thijs
Oosting




Paul
Quasten
#5



Daan
Rienstra
#6



Fabian
Sporkslede
#29



Finn
Stokkers




Anas
Tahiri
#8



Ahmed
Touba




Etienne
Vaessen
#1



Stefan
Velkov
#25



Richard
van #10



Dylan
Vente
#24



Ingo
van #16



Luuk
Wouters



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Stadium or Home

The Mandemakers Stadion is a multi-use stadium in Waalwijk, Netherlands. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium is able to hold 7,500 people and was built in 1996.

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