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KNVB Cup

Competition in the Netherlands organized by the Royal Dutch Football Association

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KNVB Cup
Founded1898; 122 years ago (1898)
RegionNetherlands
Number of teams110
Qualifier forUEFA Europa League
Domestic cup(s)Johan Cruyff Shield
Current championsAjax (19th title)
Most successful club(s)Ajax (19 titles)
Television broadcastersFox Sports
WebsiteKNVB Cup
2020–21 KNVB Cup

The KNVB Beker (pronounced [ˌkaːʔɛnveːˈbeː ˈbeːkər]; English: KNVB Cup) is a competition in the Netherlands organized by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) since 1898. It was based on the format of the English FA Cup. Outside the Netherlands, it is often referred to as the Dutch Cup. The tournament consists of all teams from the top four tiers of Dutch league football (Eredivisie, Eerste Divisie, Tweede Divisie and Derde Divisie), as well as the 24 semi-finalists (or replacements) of the six KNVB District Cups. The finals of the tournament traditionally takes place in De Kuip, and has been held there every season since 1988. The winners of the cup compete against the winners of the Eredivisie for the Johan Cruyff Shield, which acts as the curtain raiser for the following season.

History

The competition was conceived during a board meeting of the Dutch Football Association, in The Hague, on 19 January 1898. The tournament began the following season, 1898–99. The first final was played on 9 May 1899 between RAP Amsterdam and HVV Den Haag. In 1946, the trophy was changed to one made out of silver, which was extremely rare in the immediate aftermath of World War II. That trophy remains in use today.

Name changes

Like many national cup competitions, the name of the tournament has changed with sponsorship. From 1995, the competition went from being the KNVB Cup to being known as the Amstel Cup after the then sponsor Amstel. On 16 August 2005, the name was changed to the Gatorade Cup after the drinks company Gatorade. In 2006, the name returned to being the KNVB Cup with Gatorade remaining as the principal sponsor. Its name, as of the 2019–20 season, is the TOTO KNVB Cup.

European competition

Up until 1998, the winner of the cup entered into the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, but with the abandonment of that tournament, the winner now goes into the UEFA Europa League. If the winning team has won the Eredivisie and thus entry into the UEFA Champions League, then the berth will be based on performance in that season's Eredivisie.

In 1998, both KNVB Cup finalists, Ajax and PSV, gained entry in the Champions League, so a third-place play-off was played between the beaten semi-finalists, SC Heerenveen and FC Twente, to determine who would take the Cup Winners' Cup place.

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Past finals

Season Winner Scorers Result Runner-up Scorers Venue Att.
1898–99 RAP Amsterdam 1–0 aet HVV Den Haag
1899–1900 Velocitas Breda 3–1 Ajax Leiden
1900–01 HBS Craeyenhout 4–3 RAP Amsterdam
1901–02 Haarlem 2–1 HBS Craeyenhout
1902–03 HVV Den Haag 6–1 HBS Craeyenhout
1903–04 HFC 3–1 HVV Den Haag
1904–05 VOC Rotterdam 3–0 HBS Craeyenhout 2
1905–06 Concordia 3–2 AC & VV Volharding
1906–07 VOC Rotterdam 4–3 Voorwaarts
1907–08 HBS Craeyenhout 2 3–1 VOC Rotterdam
1908–09 Quick Den Haag 2 2–0 VOC Rotterdam
1909–10 Quick Den Haag 2 2–0 HVV Den Haag 2
1910–11 Quick Den Haag 1–0 HFC Haarlem
1911–12 Haarlem 2–0 Vitesse
1912–13 HFC 4–1 DFC
1913–14 DFC 3–2 Haarlem
1914–15 HFC 1–0 HBS Craeyenhout
1915–16 Quick Den Haag 2–1 HBS Craeyenhout
1916–17 Ajax 5–0 VSV (Velsen)
1917–18 RCH 2–1 VVA
1918–19
Not played
1919–20 CVV 2–1 VUC Den Haag
1920–21 Schoten 2–1 RFC
1921–24
Not played
1924–25 ZFC 5–1 Xerxes
1925–26 LONGA 5–2 De Spartaan
1926–27 VUC Den Haag 3–1 Vitesse
1927–28 RCH Lourents van der Bend  30' (o.g.)
Barend de Groot  70' (o.g.)
2–0 PEC Sportpark Berestein 400
1928–29
Not played
1929–30 Feijenoord 1–0 Excelsior
1930–31
Not played
1931–32 DFC 5–4 PSV
1932–33
Not played
1933–34 Velocitas Groningen 3–2 Feijenoord
1934–35 Feijenoord Arie Paauwe
Wim Groenendijk
5–2 Helmond Drouwen
Van der Velden
Stadion Kromme Zandweg 12,000
1935–36 Roermond 4–2 KFC
1936–37 FC Eindhoven 1–0 De Spartaan
1937–38 VSV 4–1 AGOVV
1938–39 FC Wageningen 2–1 PSV
1939–42
Not played
1942–43 Ajax 3–2 DFC Olympic Stadium
1943–44 Willem II 9–2 Groene Ster Jan Louwers
1944–47
Not played
1947–48 Wageningen 0–0
2–1 pen
DWV Olympic Stadium
1948–49 Quick 1888 1–1
2–1 pen
Helmondia Jan Louwers
1949–50 PSV 4–3 HFC Haarlem De Kuip
1950–56
Not played
1956–57 Fortuna'54 Appel  14'  80'  81'
Angenent  78'
4–2 Feijenoord Schouten  1'
Aad Bak  42'
De Kuip 35,000
1957–58 Sparta Bosselaar  8'
Karregat  20' (o.g.)
Geel  38'
Verhoeven  69'
4–3 FC Volendam Smit  18'
Tol  41'
Smit  70'
Olympic Stadium 18,000
1958–59 VVV Teeuwen  23'
Sleven  32'
Klaassens  56'
Schatorjé  70'
4–1 ADO Den Haag Timmer  7' Zuiderpark 25,000
1959–60
Not played
1960–61 Ajax Groot  78'  82'  88' 3–0 NAC Breda De Meer 16,000
1961–62 Sparta Van Miert  105' 1–0 aet DHC Delft Het Kasteel 12,000
1962–63 Willem II Louer  35'
Aarts  46'
Senders  81'
3–0 ADO Den Haag Zuiderpark
1963–64 Fortuna'54 0–0
4–3 pen
ADO Den Haag Philips Stadion 10,000
1964–65 Feijenoord Bouwmeester  88' 1–0 Go Ahead De Kuip 31,000
1965–66 Sparta Madsen  60' 1–0 ADO Den Haag De Kuip
1966–67 Ajax Cruyff  64'
Nuninga  99'
2–1 aet NAC Breda Vesters  88' De Meer 21,000
1967–68 ADO Den Haag Schoenmaker  23'
Aarts  28'
2–1 Ajax Keizer  48' Zuiderpark 17,500
1968–69 Feijenoord Wery  27' 1–1 aet PSV Radović  71' De Kuip 55,000
Van Hanegem  47'
Wery  84'
Replay
2–0
De Kuip 60,000
1969–70 Ajax Keizer  22'
Cruijff  69'
2–0 PSV De Vliert 30,000
1970–71 Ajax Cruijff  62'  81' 2–2 aet Sparta Kowalik  39'
Visser  74'
De Kuip 63,154
Mühren  4'
Johan Neeskens  52'
Replay
2–1
Walbeek  47' De Kuip 60,068
1971–72 Ajax Cruyff  34'
Mühren  61' (pen.)
Keizer  72'
3–2 FC Den Haag van Eeden  68'
Mansveld  85' (pen.)
De Kuip 60,000
1972–73 NAC Breda Bish  10'
Brouwers  75'
2–0 NEC De Kuip 45,801
1973–74 PSV Deijkers  10'
R. van de Kerkhof  40'
Edström  53'
van der Kuijlen  51'  58'  90'
6–0 NAC Breda De Kuip
1974–75 FC Den Haag Van Leeuwen  67' 1–0 FC Twente De Kuip
1975–76 PSV Edström  98' 1–0 aet Roda JC De Kuip
1976–77 Twente Drost  96'
Mühren  105'
Jeuring  110'
3–0 aet PEC Zwolle De Goffert 26,000
1977–78 AZ Van Rijnsoever  56' 1–0 Ajax Olympic Stadium 38,248
1978–79 Ajax Clarke  42' (pen.) 1–1 aet Twente Meutstege  14' (o.g.) De Kuip 29,553
Clarke  27'
Tahamata  47'
Schoenaker  66'
Replay
3–0
29,274
1979–80 Feyenoord Petursson  39' (pen.)
De Leeuw  71'
Petursson  75'
3–1 Ajax Arnesen  19' De Kuip 50,340
1980–81 AZ Tol  24'
Spelbos  59'
Nygaard  74'
3–1 Ajax Vanenburg  53' Olympic Stadium 32,591
1981–82 AZ 0–1 FC Utrecht Wouters  5' Galgenwaard 10,000
Oberacher  18'
Kist  47'  57' (pen.)  76'
Tol  77'
5–1 Carbo  27' Alkmaarderhout 12,000
1982–83 Ajax Lerby  47'
Schoenaker  66'
Ophof  86'
3–1 NEC Mulderij  56' De Meer 7,700
Vanenburg  46'  52'
Cruyff  69'
3–1 Grim  60' De Goffert 24,000
1983–84 Feyenoord Houtman  72' 1–0 Fortuna Sittard De Kuip
1984–85 FC Utrecht Van Loen  90' 1–0 Helmond Sport Galgenwaard 18,000
1985–86 Ajax Bosman  46'  80'
Silooy  67'
3–0 RBC De Meer 23,000
1986–87 Ajax Bosman  11'  83'
van Basten  104'  106'
4–2 aet FC Den Haag Boere  43'
Morley  66'
Zuiderpark 8,600
1987–88 PSV Gerets  52'  85'
Lerby  90+2'
3–2 Roda JC H. Smeets  22'
R. Smeets  64'
Willem II Stadion 8,500
1988–89 PSV Romário  2'
Ellerman  45'  53'
Kieft  79'
4–1 Groningen Meijer  78' De Kuip 9,483
1989–90 PSV Valckx  30' (pen.) 1–0 Vitesse De Kuip 34,000
1990–91 Feyenoord Witschge  8' 1–0 BVV Den Bosch De Kuip 52,000
1991–92 Feyenoord de Wolf  28'
Taument  43'
Kiprich  53'
3–0 Roda JC De Kuip 48,000
1992–93 Ajax Davids  7'
Overmars  45'  89'
Pettersson  71'
Bergkamp  82'
Petersen  87'
6–2 Heerenveen Regtop  35'
Camataru  90'
De Kuip 45,000
1993–94 Feyenoord Heus  7' (pen.)
van Loen  80'
2–1 N.E.C. Dekker  90' De Kuip 43,000
1994–95 Feyenoord Taument  7'
Obiku  82'
2–1 Volendam Wasiman  47' De Kuip 48,146
1995–96 PSV Cocu  7'
Vink  14'
Veldman  65' (o.g.)
Jonk  87'
van der Doelen  90'
5–2 Sparta Rotterdam van der Meer  45'
D. de Nooijer  79' (pen.)
De Kuip 35,000
1996–97 Roda JC Sibon  4'
Senden  16'
van der Luer  48'
Schops  56'
4–2 Heerenveen Korneev  12'
Talan  83'
De Kuip 48,000
1997–98 Ajax Babangida  25'
Litmanen  38'  61'  84'
Arveladze  79'
5–0 PSV De Kuip 22,500
1998–99 Ajax Grønkjær  12'  15' 2–0 Fortuna Sittard De Kuip 25,000
1999–2000 Roda JC Peeters  19'
van der Luer  89'
2–0 NEC De Kuip 40,000
2000–01 Twente 0–0 aet
4–3 pen
PSV De Kuip 45,000
2001–02 Ajax Mido  21'
Wamberto  90'
Ibrahimović  93'
3–2 aet FC Utrecht Gluščević  56' (pen.)  76' De Kuip 37,000
2002–03 FC Utrecht de Jong  39'
Gluščević  49'  57'
Kuyt  81'
4–1 Feyenoord Kalou  73' De Kuip 45,000
2003–04 FC Utrecht van den Bergh  66' 1–0 Twente De Kuip 48,000
2004–05 PSV Bouma  45'
Cocu  51'
Park  74'
Vennegoor of Hesselink  90'
4–0 Willem II De Kuip 35,000
2005–06 Ajax Huntelaar  48'  89' 2–1 PSV Lamey  53' De Kuip 30,770
2006–07 Ajax Huntelaar  51' 1–1 aet
8–7 pen
AZ Dembélé  4' De Kuip 42,200
2007–08 Feyenoord Landzaat  8'
de Guzmán  36'
2–0 Roda JC De Kuip 51,177
2008–09 Heerenveen Popov  27'
Kalou  112'
2–2 aet
5–4 pen
Twente Elia  54'
Hersi  118'
De Kuip 45,000
2009–10 Ajax de Jong  6'  7' 2–0 Feyenoord Amsterdam Arena 37,283
Suárez  4'  82'
de Jong  64'  77'
4–1 Tomasson  72' De Kuip 35,000
2010–11 Twente Brama  45'
Janssen  56'
Janko  117'
3–2 aet Ajax De Zeeuw  18'
Ebecilio  40'
De Kuip 45,000
2011–12 PSV Toivonen  21'
Mertens  56'
Lens  63'
3–0 Heracles Almelo De Kuip 50,000
2012–13 AZ Maher  12'
Altidore  14'
2–1 PSV Locadia  31' De Kuip 50,000
2013–14 PEC Zwolle Thomas  8'  12'
Fernandez  22'  34'
van Polen  50'
5–1 Ajax van Rhijn  3' De Kuip 42,500
2014–15 FC Groningen Rusnák  64'  75' 2–0 PEC Zwolle De Kuip 46,193
2015–16 Feyenoord Kramer  42'
Elia  75'
2–1 FC Utrecht Leeuwin  51' De Kuip 45,592
2016–17 Vitesse Van Wolfswinkel  81'  88' 2–0 AZ Alkmaar De Kuip 46,105
2017–18 Feyenoord Jörgensen  28'
Van Persie  57'
Toornstra  90+3'
3–0 AZ Alkmaar De Kuip 46,084
2018–19 Ajax Blind  38'
Huntelaar  39'67'
Kristensen  76'
4–0 Willem II De Kuip 45,709
2019–20 Final between Utrecht and Feyenoord not played due to COVID-19 pandemic De Kuip

Number of titles

The Trophy
Club Titles Runners-up Winning years
Ajax 19 6 1917, 1943, 1961, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2019
Feyenoord 13 4 1930, 1935, 1965, 1969, 1980, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2016, 2018
PSV Eindhoven 9 8 1950, 1974, 1976, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2005, 2012
AZ 4 3 1978, 1981, 1982, 2013
Quick (H) 4 1909, 1910, 1911, 1916[n 1]
FC Twente 3 4 1977, 2001, 2011
FC Utrecht 3 3 1985, 2003, 2004
Sparta Rotterdam 3 2 1958, 1962, 1966
HFC 3 1904, 1913, 1915
HBS Craeyenhout 2 5 1901, 1908[n 2]
Roda JC 2 4 1997, 2000
ADO Den Haag 2 4 1968, 1975
Haarlem 2 3 1902, 1912
Fortuna'54 2 2 1957, 1964
DFC 2 2 1914, 1932
VOC Rotterdam 2 2 1905, 1907
Willem II 2 2 1944, 1963
Wageningen 2 1939, 1948
RCH 2 1918, 1928
Vitesse 1 3 2017
PEC Zwolle 1 3 2014
NAC Breda 1 3 1973
HVV Den Haag 1 3 1903
Heerenveen 1 2 2009
FC Groningen 1 1 2015
VSV 1 1 1938
VUC Den Haag 1 1 1927
RAP Amsterdam 1 1 1899
VVV 1 1959
Quick 1888 1 1949
FC Eindhoven 1 1937
Roermond 1 1936
Velocitas Groningen 1 1934
LONGA 1 1926
ZFC 1 1925
Schoten 1 1921
CVV 1 1920
Concordia 1 1906
Velocitas Breda 1 1900

Notes

  1. ^ Includes 2 for second team.
  2. ^ Includes 1 for second team.

Media coverage

The broadcast rights are included in the KNVB broadcast rights package, which also include the Johan Cruyff Shield.

Netherlands

The KNVB Cup is currently broadcast live by the Fox Sports Eredivisie channels.

International

Country/Region Broadcaster
Gol TV
 Indonesia Mola TV
 Timor-Leste
NENT
 Russia Match TV

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References

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