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Roda JC Kerkrade
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Full name Sport Vereniging Roda
Juliana Combinatie Kerkrade
Nickname(s) The Pride of the South
Founded June 27, 1962,
merger of Roda Sport (1954)
and Rapid JC (1954).
Ground Parkstad Limburg Stadion,
Kerkrade
Capacity 19,979
Chairman Servé Kuijer
Manager Huub Stevens
League Eredivisie
2004-05 Eredivisie, 8th
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Roda JC Kerkrade is a Dutch football club located in Kerkrade, a place in the south of The Netherlands near the German border. Roda JC plays in the Dutch Eredivisie. Roda Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Parkstad Limburg Stadion, also called PLS, is a stadium in Kerkrade, completed in 2000. ... Kerkrade is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... This is a list of major football (soccer) stadiums, grouped by country and ordered by capacity. ... Huub Stevens Huub Stevens (born November 29, 1953 in Sittard) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honor Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honor Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links Kit_shorts. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) The Current Laws of the Game (LOTG) The Rec. ... Kerkrade is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands. ... The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden). ... The Eredivisie (English: Honor Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ...

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History

Roda JC came into being by the merger of several football clubs from Kerkrade. In 1954, SV Kerkrade (of 1926) and SV Bleijerheide (of 1914) merged to form Roda Sport. That same year, Rapid '54 (of 1954) and amateur club Juliana (of 1910) merged to form Rapid JC, which would go on to win the Dutch league in 1956. On June 27, 1962, Rapid JC and Roda Sport merged to form Roda JC. Since being promoted to the Eredivisie in 1973, Roda JC hasn't been relegated. The club has reached the Dutch Cup final 5 times, winning it twice, in 1997 and 2000. The average attendance in 2004/05 was 12,700 people. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Eredivisie (English: Honor Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The KNVB Cup is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


The last Dutch coal-mines were closed in the 1960s, but the south of Holland's most southern province, Limburg, is still referred to as the Mijnstreek ('mine district') today. It is a beautifully shelving area, where the landscape does not look like The Netherlands. The coal-mines are still industrious in folk songs in the regional dialect and in the stories of old miners, reminiscing of an era that will never return. Southern Limburg will always be their home. Their team, in most cases, is Roda JC.


Roda are known as a 'coal-miner's club'. Fans of MVV, from the mundane provincial capital of Maastricht, pronounce those words condescendingly. In Kerkrade and surroundings they are pronounced with pride. Roda JC are without any doubt Limburg's number one club, now that Limburg rivals VVV-Venlo, MVV and Fortuna Sittard have all dropped out of the Eredivisie. Roda's club honors include seven European campaigns and five Dutch cup finals, of which the latter two (1997 and 2000) were won. One of the predecessors in Roda's 'family tree' of mergers, Rapid JC, were champions of The Netherlands in 1956. Ten out of eleven players on that Rapid JC team were coal-miners.


Few Dutch football clubs have such a complex history of mergers as Roda JC (full name: Roda Juliana Combinatie). The story in short: Kerkrade football club (of 1926) and Bleyerheide (of 1914) became Roda Sport in 1954. In the same year Juliana (of 1910) and Rapid (of 1954) became Rapid JC. The two mergers, Roda Sport and Rapid JC, existed for only eight years, forming Roda JC in 1962. The newly born club got promoted to the Eredivisie in 1973 and did not get relegated since. Today, the club play in Parkstad Limburg Stadium, one of the larger and most beautiful new Eredivisie facilities.


Since their promotion to the highest level in 1973 Roda finished in the top ten of the Eredivisie more than twenty times, thereby developing into one of Holland's 'best of the rest', the select handful of clubs that regularly qualify for 'Europe' and manifest themselves as tough opposition for the 'Big Three'. Roda, for one, reached their all-time high in the 1994-1995 season: the yellow and black side were the only team in Holland not to lose to unbeaten national and European champions Ajax. Both league confrontations ended in 1-1 (the final score of surprisingly many recent editions of Ajax vs Roda, by the way, especially in Kerkrade) and Roda JC finished second in the Eredivisie, their best league achievement ever.


The club's most memorable European campaign was in 1988-1989, when Roda made it through the winter in the European Cup Winners Cup before succumbing to the superb strikers of Bulgarian powerhouse Sredets Sofia: Hristo Stoichkov and Emil Kostadinov, who were soon to become superstars in Europe's major football leagues. Roda's most memorable European game, however, was played thirteen years later on 28 February 2002: after an unfortunate 0-1 defeat to the great AC Milan in Kerkrade, Roda caused panic at the San Siro by winning the return leg by the same score. Roda even took the lead in the penalty shoot-out, but ended up losing the series. One penalty away from eliminating AC Milan...


Roda's position in Dutch football is best illustrated by their history in the Dutch Cup. Roda were good enough to make it to five finals, but the first three times the opponent in the final was one of the 'Big Three' - and Roda went home with the silver medal: PSV won in 1976 and 1988, Feyenoord in 1992. In the club's latter two cup finals, however, a 'non-Big Three' side was the opponent. Both times the cup went to Kerkrade: Heerenveen were beaten in 1997, NEC in 2000. It sums it all up: normally not good enough to compete with the 'Big Three', but better than most of the others.


Roda can keep up with the big ones, even in times of financial trouble (2002-2003), but without being unfaithful to the real Roda soul. Typically, the club's eternal fan hero was a scion of a local coal-miner's family. A history of Roda would be incomplete without his name: Eugène Hanssen, long-time Roda captain during the 1980s and early 1990s, and still a working-class hero of Limburg's 'mine district'.


Stadium

Parkstad Limburg Stadion

Since the establishment of the club, Roda JC played in "Sportpark Kaalheide" with a capacity of 21,500 people. The current stadium is called Parkstad Limburg Stadion and has a capacity of nearly 20,000 seats. The Parkstad Limburg Stadion was opened August 15, 2000 with a match against Real Zaragoza. Parkstad Limburg Stadion File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Parkstad Limburg Stadion, also called PLS, is a stadium in Kerkrade, completed in 2000. ... The Parkstad Limburg Stadion, also called PLS, is a stadium in Kerkrade, completed in 2000. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Real Zaragoza is a Spanish football team from Zaragoza in Aragón. ...


Achievements

  • Eredivisie
    • Winners: 1955/1956 Rapid JC
    • Runners-Up: 1958/1959 Rapid JC
    • Runners-Up: 1994/1995 Roda JC
  • Dutch Cup
    • Winners: 1997, 2000 Roda JC
    • Runners-Up: 1976, 1988, 1992 Roda JC

The Eredivisie (English: Honor Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The Eerste Divisie is an division for clubs who are relegated from the Eredivisie,but the champion of the Eerste Divisie promotes to the Eredivisie,and the clubs who ended position 2-7 play Nacompetitie,and the number 1 of the group also promotes to the Eredivisie. ... The KNVB Cup is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. ... The Johan Cruijff-schaal, as known as the Dutch Super Cup (actually it is a schaal, ie a plate), is a football match between the champions of the Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup in the Netherlands. ...

Squad 2005/2006

No. Position Player
1 Serbia and Montenegro GK Vladan Kujovic
2 Netherlands DF Ger Senden
3 Germany DF Alexander Voigt
6 Norway DF Pa-Modou Kah
7 Gambia MF Edrissa Sonko
8 New Zealand MF Ivan Vicelich
9 Brazil FW Cristiano
10 Brazil MF Sergio
11 Estonia FW Andres Oper
12 Netherlands FW Dirk Jan Derksen
14 MF Kevin van Dessel
No. Position Player
15 Netherlands MF Charlie van den Ouweland
16 MF Jerôme Colinet
17 DF Vincent Lachambre
18 Netherlands MF Simon Cziommer
19 FW Sekou Cissé
20 Netherlands FW Diego Jongen
22 GK Bram Castro
24 GK Kevin Begois
25 DF Ken Leemans
26 Netherlands MF Gregoor van Dijk
27 Hungary DF Boldizsár Bodor

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Image File history File links Flag_of_The_Gambia. ... In association football (soccer), a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders. ... Edrissa Sonko (born March 23, 1980 in Essau) is a Gambian football midfielder or striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... In association football (soccer), a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders. ... Ivan Vicelich (in yellow and black) in action for his club, Roda JC, against Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Strikers, also known as centre forwards, forwards, and attackers, are the players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... In association football (soccer), a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... In association football (soccer), a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... In association football (soccer), a defender is a player whose position of play is behind the midfielders and first and foremost provide support to the goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... In association football (soccer), a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_dIvoire. ... Strikers, also known as centre forwards, forwards, and attackers, are the players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Strikers, also known as centre forwards, forwards, and attackers, are the players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... A goalkeeper leaves his feet to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... A goalkeeper leaves his feet to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... In association football (soccer), a defender is a player whose position of play is behind the midfielders and first and foremost provide support to the goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... In association football (soccer), a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... In association football (soccer), a defender is a player whose position of play is behind the midfielders and first and foremost provide support to the goalkeeper. ...

Hall of Fame

  • Ruud Hesp
  • Gene Hanssen
  • Marco van Hoogdalem
  • Mark Luijpers
  • Bram Geilman
  • Tijani Babangida
  • Gene Hanssen
  • John Eriksen
  • Pierre Vermeulen
  • Arouna Kone
  • Bert Jacobs
  • Gerard van de Lem
  • Joop Dacier
  • Leo Degens
  • Sten Ziegler
  • Jens Kolding
  • Peter de Wit
  • Adri Koster
  • Stanley Bish
  • Leo Ehlen

Dick Advocaat Dick Advocaat (born September 27, 1947 in Den Haag, Netherlands) was head coach of the Dutch national football team and, in his younger years, a football player. ... Huub Stevens Huub Stevens (born November 29, 1953 in Sittard) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... Joos Valgaeren (born March 3, 1976) is a Belgian football defender who, as of 2005, is playing for Club Brugge. ... Tijjani Babangida (born September 25, 1973 in Kaduna) is a former football winger from Nigeria. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Arouna Koné. (Discuss) Arouna Koné was born on the 11th of November in the year 1983 in Anyama near Abidjan (Côte dIvoire). ...

Sponsors

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External links


Eredivisie
ADO | Ajax | AZ | Feyenoord | Groningen | Heerenveen | Heracles | NAC | NEC | PSV | RBC | RKC | Roda JC | Sparta | Twente | Utrecht | Vitesse | Willem II
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Roda JC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (914 words)
Roda JC are without any doubt Limburg's number one club, now that Limburg rivals VVV Venlo, MVV and Fortuna Sittard have all dropped out of the Eredivisie.
Roda, for one, reached their all-time high in the 1994-1995 season: the yellow and fl side were the only team in the country not to lose to unbeaten national and European champions Ajax.
Roda's most memorable European game, however, was played thirteen years later on 28 February 2002: after a 0-1 defeat to AC Milan in Kerkrade, Roda caused panic at the San Siro by winning the return leg by the same score.
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