The top flight of football in the Netherlands is the Dutch Eredivisie league. This league is contested between the top 18 teams in Holland, each plays the others twice once at home and once away. The winning team claims the Dutch National Championship, and the bottom teams are pitted against the top teams in the second tier of Dutch football in a play-off style tournament to decide who is relegated and/or promoted.
The Eredivisie was founded in 1956, following the professionalisation of football in the Netherlands in 1954. Prior to this football was played in regions, and the Dutch National Championship winning team was decided following a play-off between the winners of each region. Three teams have dominated the history of football in Holland, and these are of course Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord. In terms of Dutch National Championship titles these three teams have claimed 33, 23 and 14 respectively.
Since the introduction of the Eredivisie league Ajax has won on 24 occasions with PSV claiming 18 titles and Feyenoord a still respectable 9. These three clubs dominance is so prevalent that since 1965 another team has won the league on only three occasions, AZ Alkmaar won in 1981 and 2009, and FC Twente were victorious in 2010.
Needless to say here at Soccer Box we are proud to stock merchandise for the ‘Big 3’ teams in the Dutch Eredivisie division. We stock a range of home and away shirts, kit and accessories for Ajax and PSV, use the menus provided to view the full range of merchandise available. We also stock a limited selection of products for Feyenoord and AZ Alkmaar, and these items can also be viewed by selecting the relevant team on the menu.
We are supplied directly by the football shirt manufacturers, specifically Nike, Adidas and Umbro in relation to the Dutch Eredivisie division, this ensures that you are shopping for official merchandise. Take a look around our online store and use our secure shopping cart to place your order. We keep our prices low and offer worldwide delivery options to ensure hassle free, and convenient ordering.
Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord are the only team from the Dutch Eredivisie football league to have had any success in European competition. Between these three teams there have been wins in the European Cup/Champions League and UEFA Cup amongst other successes.
It is expected that the Eredivisie league will grow and flourish during upcoming seasons. As with other leagues around Europe revenues from sponsorship and advertising is growing enabling more competition in the transfer market. Rupert Murdoch has bought the rights to the league for 12 years, and this should provide the biggest clubs with additional income of around €5 million per season.
Increasing attendance at matches has also been a boost to the Dutch Eredivisie in recent seasons. With increased interest the league is going from strength to strength. Get set to join the passion for football in Holland and order your Eredivisie football shirts today at Soccer Box.