SBV Excelsior (Stichting Betaald Voetbal Excelsior ) is in German speaking countries better known under the Germanized name Excelsior Rotterdam and is a Dutch professional football club, who comes from the Rotterdam district Kralingen - Crooswijk. Home games are played in Woudestein Stadium, which can accommodate 3,531 spectators. With Excelsior, Sparta and Feyenoord Rotterdam is the only city in the Netherlands, which has three professional football clubs.
Excelsior Rotterdam from 1997 to 2005, a farm team of the Rotterdam club Feyenoord neighbor. This means that Feyenoord had young players on loan for a certain period of Excelsior, so that they can gain contest experience there at a lower level.
The greatest success of the club's history was in 1930, reaching the final at the Dutch Cup. The finale of the club lost 0-1 against Feyenoord Rotterdam.
The greatest success of recent years was the rise in the Eredivisie in 2002. Excelsior Rotterdam this year also celebrated the 100th anniversary club. After a season of club from but rose again, but managed in 2006 and again in 2010 promotion to the Eredivisie. Due to the low budget and the very small stadium Excelsior Rotterdam continues to play against relegation.
Current squad 2013/14
- Master of the Eerste Divisie ( 2nd Division ): 1974, 1979, 2006