Name
Willem II

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Head Coach

Adrie Koster

League Position
14

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Established
1896 (125 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Stadium/Home
Koning Willem II Stadion
(14,637 Capacity)

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Location
Tilburg, Netherlands

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Competitions
Dutch Eredivisie
Dutch KNVB Cup

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Willem II, also known as Willem II Tilburg, is a Dutch football club based in Tilburg, Netherlands, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. The team was founded on 12 August 1896 as Tilburgia. On 12 January 1898, the club was renamed Willem II, after Dutch king William II of the Netherlands, who, as Prince of Orange and commander of the Dutch army, had his military headquarters in Tilburg during the Belgian uprising of 1830 and also spent a lot of time in the city after becoming king and would die while there.

Notable former players for the club include Dutch internationals Jan van Roessel, Joris Mathijsen, Jaap Stam, Frenkie de Jong and Marc Overmars and Finland's Sami Hyypiä. The club's shirt consists of red-white-blue vertical stripes, inspired by the colours of the flag of the Netherlands. Willem II plays its home matches in the Koning Willem II Stadion, also named after the King. The stadium, opened on 31 May 1995, has a capacity of 14,700 spectators. The average attendance in 2004–05 was 12,500 people.

The club has won the Eredivisie and the Eerste divisie a total of three times in both respects all in all.

Team Members
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Freek
Heerkens
#3



Jan-Arie
van #6



Sebastian
Holmén
#25



Elton
Kabangu
#14



Mats
Köhlert
#11



Derrick
Köhn




Fernando
Lewis
#2



Pol
Llonch
#8



James
McGarry
#24



Arijanet
Murić




Mike
Trésor #21



Mike
Ndayishimiye




Miquel
Nelom
#18



Bart
Nieuwkoop
#26



Ché
Nunnely
#7



Leeroy
Owusu




Vangelis
Pavlidis
#10



Jordens
Peters
#4



João
Queirós
#22



Ole
Romeny




Robbin
Ruiter
#21



Dries
Saddiki
#17



Görkem
Sağlam
#23



Ian
Smeulers




Wesley
Spieringhs




Giorgos
Strezos
#13



Marios
Vrousai
#16



Michael
Woud
#12



Kwasi
Wriedt




Rick
Zuijderwijk
#33


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Stadium or Home

Koning Willem II Stadion is a multi-purpose stadium in Goirleseweg 34, Tilburg, Netherlands, and the home ground of Willem II Tilburg. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium is able to hold 14,700 people, was built in 1995 and renovated in 2000 to add business lodges, a restaurant, conference rooms, business club and a supporters bar to the main building.

The new stadium is built on the same spot as the old stadium, the Gemeentelijk Sportpark Tilburg, which had a smaller capacity and fewer facilities. This stadium was demolished in 1992. The current stadium opened in 1995.

The original name was Willem II Stadion, but in 2009 the stadium was renamed Koning ("King") Willem II Stadion, honoring William II of the Netherlands.

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