The 79th edition of the KNVB Cup (at the time called Amstel Cup) started on June 1, 1996. The final was played on May 8, 1997: Roda JC beat sc Heerenveen 4–2 and won the cup for the first time. A total of 78 clubs participated.
1996–97 KNVB Cup Intro articles: 3
All 18 participants of the Eredivisie 1996-97, four of which entering in the knock-out stage, the rest entering in the group stage
All 18 participants of the Eerste Divisie 1996-97, entering in the group stage (only FC Den Bosch entered in the preliminary round)
39 teams from lower (amateur) leagues, six of which entering in the group stage, the rest entering in the preliminary round
3 youth teams, one entering in the group stage, the other two in the preliminary round
The matches of the preliminary round were played on June 1, 2, 6 and 9, 1996. Except for Eerste Divisie club FC Den Bosch, only amateur clubs and two youth teams participated.
A penalty shoot-out is a method of determining which team is awarded victory in an association football match that cannot end in a draw, when the score is tied after the regulation playing time as well as extra time have expired. In a penalty shoot-out, each team takes turns shooting at goal from the penalty mark, with the goal only defended by the opposing team's goalkeeper. Each team has five shots which must be taken by different kickers; the team that makes more successful kicks is declared the victor. Shoot-outs finish as soon as one team has an insurmountable lead. If scores are level after five pairs of shots, the shootout progresses into additional "sudden-death" rounds. Balls successfully kicked into the goal during a shoot-out do not count as goals for the individual kickers or the team, and are tallied separately from the goals scored during normal play. Although the procedure for each individual kick in the shoot-out resembles that of a penalty kick, there are some differences. Most notably, neither the kicker nor any player other than the goalkeeper may play the ball again once it has been kicked.More
4 Overtime (sports)
Overtime or extra time is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport to bring a game to a decision and avoid declaring the match a tie or draw where the scores are the same. In some sports, this extra period is played only if the game is required to have a clear winner, as in single-elimination tournaments where only one team or players can advance to the next round or win the tournament. In other sports, particularly those prominently played in North America where ties are generally disfavored, some form of overtime is employed for all games.More
The matches of the group stage were played between August 15 and October 1, 1996. Except for four Eredivisie clubs, all other participants entered the tournament this round. 56 clubs participated, 28 advanced to the next round.
The 1995–96 Eredivisieseason was contested by 18 teams. Ajax won the championship. From this season onwards a match win was rewarded with 3 points instead of 2.More
5 1997 KNVB Cup Final
The 1997 KNVB Cup Final was a football match between Roda JC and Heerenveen on 8 May 1997 at De Kuip, Rotterdam. It was the final match of the 1996–97 KNVB Cup competition and the 79th KNVB Cup final. Roda won 4–2 after goals from Gerald Sibon, Ger Senden, Eric van der Luer and Maarten Schops. It was the side's first KNVB Cup trophy.More
9 Ger Senden
Gerardus Christianus (Ger) Senden is a retired Dutch footballer, who played as a right back.More
10 Eric van der Luer
Eric van der Luer is a former Dutch international footballer who played as a midfielder.More
11 Maarten Schops
Maarten Schops is a Belgian former footballer, who played as a defensive midfielder.More
13 Jeffrey Talan
Jeffrey Dennis Talan is a Dutch former football winger from the Netherlands, who obtained eight caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored once. He played club football for ADO Den Haag (1990–1995) and SC Heerenveen (1995–2003).More
16 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
The 1997–98 season of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup football club tournament was won by Chelsea in the final against Stuttgart.More
^ abDe Treffers are mentioned two times in the preliminary round, which is probably incorrect. It is possible another team has played in this round, however, that would be difficult to find out. Since 31 professional and eight amateur clubs are first mentioned in the group stage, it is possible one of those clubs actually already played in the preliminary round.