MVV Maastricht ( full name: Voetbal Vereniging Maatschappelijke Maastricht ) or short MVV is a football club from the city of Maastricht in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands and was established on April 2, 1902. Currently, the first team plays in the second-class Dutch Eerste Divisie. The home games are played at De Geusselt Stadium, which holds 10,000 spectators.
On April 2, 1902, the first Maastricht football club was founded under the name MVC (Maastricht Voetbal Club ). After several name changes, the association is, since 1908 officially MVV ( Voetbal Vereniging Maatschappelijke ). In 1956 the Division of Honour was founded, the MVV could qualify to participate as a founding member. Your best rankings reach the Maastricht same in the first two seasons with a 4th and 5th place. Subsequently, the MVV appeared barely on the upper third of the table and came to the end of the season no longer places at best midfield out. Outstanding players of the 1960s and 70s was Willy Brokamp. The striker was in his time as one of the best and scored for Maastricht in twelve seasons, 139 goals. Two years after his move to Ajax Amsterdam in 1976 rose for the first time from the club to the second division. Two years later succeeded in the promotion back to the Premier Division. In this clock ran later years the ups and downs of the Maastricht Association: 1982 descent, ascent in 1984, 1986 and 1988, the next descent, the recent resurgence. Then the MVV could hold up to 1995 in the first division. Major players of the time were, for example, Erik Meijer and Eric Gerets. Under coach Sef Vergoossen the team in 1992 was chosen because of its attractive attacking football for the "Team of the Year". After the descent 1995, the MVV needed again two years to return to the first division. In 2000, Maastricht dismounted again and celebrated its 100th anniversary club on 2 April 2002 as a second division side. A return to the Eredivisie not succeeded so far (as of season 2012/ 13).
The followers of MVV apply in the Netherlands as a very hot-tempered. In the 1980s and 90s, the ultra - fan group Angel - Side was significant. Her name is taken from the same block of fans of the stadium, which is named after the archangel Gabriel, who bears the arms of Maastricht and, derived from the well of the association. They were to be found and known in every game of the MVV for causing trouble at every opportunity. Because of increased Dutch legislation concerning hooligans in stadiums and the poor performance of the team, the fan group is now considered tamed. Due to the sporting failures it was also financially bad for the club. In 2003, therefore, was discussed at Maastricht Town Hall on the municipal bond. Mayor Leers wanted to end financial support for the football club, which would have had the bankruptcy of MVV result. Numerous club supporters gathered then around the town hall, threw bottles and stones and tried to partially penetrate into the building.
Former notable players
Achilles '29 | Jong Ajax | Almere City FC | FC Den Bosch | FC Dordrecht | FC Eindhoven | FC Emmen | Excelsior | Fortuna Sittard | VBV De Graafschap Doetinchem | Helmond Sport | MVV Maastricht | FC Oss | Jong PSV | Telstar Ijmuiden | Jong FC Twente | Sparta Rotterdam | VVV -Venlo | FC Volendam | Willem II Tilburg
- Dutch football club
- Sport ( Maastricht)