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RKC Waalwijk

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Established
1940 (80 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Stadium/Home
Mandemakers Stadion
(7,500 Capacity)

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Location
Waalwijk, Netherlands

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League
Dutch Eredivisie

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Upcoming Events
25 Oct 20 RKC Waalwijk   -  Feyenoord
01 Nov 20 AZ Alkmaar   -  RKC Waalwijk
07 Nov 20 RKC Waalwijk   -  Sparta
22 Nov 20 RKC Waalwijk   -  SC Heerenveen
27 Nov 20 FC Twente   -  RKC Waalwijk

Latest Results
21 Oct 20 RKC Waalwijk  1 - 1  PEC Zwolle
17 Oct 20 SC Heracles  0 - 1  RKC Waalwijk
27 Sep 20 FC Utrecht  3 - 1  RKC Waalwijk
20 Sep 20 Ajax  3 - 0  RKC Waalwijk
13 Sep 20 RKC Waalwijk  0 - 1  Vitesse

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RKC Waalwijk is a football club currently playing in the Dutch Eredivisie. Its name is derived from 'Rooms Katholieke Combinatie' ('Roman Catholic Combination' in Dutch) and was established as a merger of HEC, WVB and Hercules.

The club was formed on 26 August 1940 and used to play its home games at Sportpark Olympia. Its new stadium, the 7500 seater Mandemakers Stadion was opened in 1996 and featured the home match against Roda JC. While considered one of the Eredivisie's smaller clubs, it nevertheless maintained its top flight status for many years. Its home colors are yellow and blue.

At the end of the 2006–07 season, RKC Waalwijk were relegated from the Eredivisie after a defeat in play-offs against VVV-Venlo.

On 3 June 2009 they were promoted to the Eredivisie division after a win in the play-offs against De Graafschap. Though, their spell didn't last long ending in the last place with only 15 points. In the season followed they would finish first in the Eerste Divisie promoting back in the top flight of Dutch football.

After another relegation at the end of the 2013-14 season, RKC Waalwijk finished 20th (last) in the 2014-15 season of Eerste Divisie. However, they didn't relegate to Topklasse (amateurs) because both of the two Topklasse champions declined promotion into professionalism. In 2016-17, they made the Eerste Divisie playoffs, losing 5-2 on aggregate to FC Emmen.

In the 2017–18 season, RKC was placed 16th out of 20 teams in the Eerste Divisie. In 2019, Waalwijk promoted back to the Eredivisie after a five year absence, after beating Go Ahead Eagles in the play-off finals. After a 0–0 draw in the first leg at home, RKC won the second leg 4–5 away.

Team Members
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Cuco
Martina



Aaron
Meijers
#8


Mitchell
Schet



Fred
Benson



Hans
Mulder
#12


Henrico
Drost
#14


Robert
Braber
#10


Jeroen
Zoet
#1

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Stadium or Home

The Mandemakers Stadion is a multi-use stadium in Waalwijk, Netherlands. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium is able to hold 7,500 people and was built in 1996.

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