Dutch national football team
|Nickname (s)||Orange , Elftal|
|Head coach||Dwight Lodeweges (interim)|
|Assistant coach||Fred Grim|
Virgil van Dijk
|Record scorer||Robin van Persie (50)|
|Record player||Wesley Sneijder (134)|
|Home stadium||Johan Cruyff Arena|
|FIFA rank||14. (1604 points)
(as of July 16, 2020)
First international match Belgium 1: 4 Netherlands ( Antwerp , Belgium ; April 30, 1905 )
Biggest win Netherlands 11-0 San Marino ( Eindhoven , Netherlands ; September 2, 2011 )
Biggest defeat Netherlands 2:12 England (amateurs) ( The Hague , Netherlands ; April 1, 1907 )
|Successes in tournaments|
|Participation in the finals||10 ( first : 1934 )|
|Best results||Second place in 1974 , 1978 , 2010|
|Participation in the finals||9 ( first : 1976 )|
|Best results||European champion in 1988|
|(As of November 19, 2019)|
The Dutch national football team ( netherlands : Nederlands voetbalelftal ) is the name of the football team in the Netherlands . Since 1905, 759 players competed for the team organized by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond . In 797 games , the Dutch national team reached 401 wins and 176 draws, and lost 221 games. So far she has participated in nine soccer world championships and eight European championships . Her greatest successes were the European championship title in 1988 , as well as three runner-up world championships in 1974 , 1978 and 2010 . The national team also won three bronze medals at the 1908 , 1912 and 1920 Olympic Games and came third at the 2014 World Cup . On August 24, 2011, the team led the FIFA world rankings alone for the first time. Due to the orange jerseys that have been traditional since December 21, 1907 and the ruling royal family of Orange- Nassau in the Netherlands , the team is also known as Oranje elftal (orange eleven) or Oranje for short , in German also incorrectly referred to as Oranjes in the plural .
Before the First World War
Beginnings of international football relations
International games played by Dutch teams have been shaped from the start by the "brotherly duels" with their neighbors from Belgium. Football contacts had existed since around 1890. On March 30th of that year, the oldest Belgian club, Royal Antwerp , which had been founded by the English and at that time had almost only English players, came to a game at Concordia in Rotterdam. The following year the “English Belgians” received a selection from the Dutch city. The later Minister of the Interior and Agriculture Jan Kan , who later recalled:
“When we arrived at the venue at nine in the morning, the honorary beer was already ready, followed by an opulent lunch, during which the beer flowed again. The game didn't start until 3:00 p.m. and we only got nine men on the field. We were able to achieve a draw - which is probably only owed to the fact that the opposing players had awarded the beer even more than we did. "
Further encounters between Dutch and Belgian, but also British teams followed. Sparta Rotterdam in particular was a pioneer in this regard.
The Dutch Football Association - known until 1895 as the Football and Athletics Association NVAB ( Nederlandsche Voetbal- en Athletic Bond ) - was founded as early as 1889 . Five years later, on February 6, 1894, the first international game of the NVAB was played. The selection of players from five clubs - who played in the shirts of their respective clubs for the encounter with FC Felixstowe , who had played a 1-1 draw at Sparta the day before - lost against the English with 0: 1. English teams were mostly the opponents of the Dutch selection in the following years, including village clubs like the one from Saxmundham , which the NVAB-Elf could defeat 9-2. Ultimately, however, the English teams were merely development workers who helped Dutch football get on its feet. On December 3, 1900, a Bondselftal with players from Ajax Leiden , HBS Craeyenhout , HVV Den Haag , RAP Amsterdam , Vitesse Arnheim and Victoria Wageningen competed against Preussen Berlin in The Hague - and won 5-1.
First official internationals
In 1904 the NVB was one of the founders of FIFA, and in the same year the Belgian association played its first international match. Reason enough for the NVB to plan an international match as well. In the run-up, the team completed a training game against the English capital club London Caledonians on April 21, 1905 , which they lost 3-2. On April 30, 1905 there was the first official international match of a Dutch, and in this case really Dutch selection, because all players came from the two provinces of Noord- and Zuid-Holland : on the field of play stood with Stom (actually at HFC ), Lutjens (HVV) and de Neve (HBS) three players who were active at a military school in Breda and for the local Velocitas club, plus goalkeepers Beeuwkes , Lotsy and de Vos from the DFC and the Spartans de Korver and Boomsma . The Haarlemer Stol , Gleenewinkel Kamperdijk from HBS and HVV player Dolf Kessler as captain completed the first Elftal . The game in front of 800 spectators in Antwerp ended 4: 1 for the Netherlands, but only after an extension of 30 minutes, because after regular time it was 1: 1. All goals were scored by the Dutch - de Neve scored four times for “Holland”, Stom scored for the Belgians in their own goal. In this and the next games, the team did not wear orange jerseys, but white jerseys with red, white and blue stripes borrowed from the flag .
The first was followed by three more games against the Belgians in 1905 and 1906, before the Dutch competed for the first time on April 1, 1907 against a selection from the soccer motherland. For the first time, the selection committee of the NVB invited players from the east of the kingdom to this match against the English amateur national team , namely Janssen from the Enschede club Prinses Wilhelmina , van Beek from Quick from Kampen and Blume from Quick from Nijmegen . Janssen replaced the playmaker de Korver previously used in all four games, making Ben Stom the first sole record international with his fifth appearance. In addition to Stom, goalkeeper Beeuwkes and van der Vinne , there were a total of eight debutants on the pitch. The English showed the Dutch their limits: after five minutes it was 0-2 before Blume cut the short cut. By half time the amateurs from the island increased to 5: 1 and in the end Beeuwkes had to reach eight times behind them. For three of the new national players, including van Beek and Blume, their international career was over.
After two more defeats against Belgium returned to the "revenge game" against the English on December 21, 1907 in Darlington de Korver under pressure from the press in the team, which was now composed only of Western players. For the match in England a new division had been designed: orange jerseys with a white border, white shorts, black socks with an orange-white border. Substitute goalkeeper La Chapelle stood between the posts for Beeuwkes and became the record goalkeeper for the Netherlands to concede the most goals to date - the first one a few seconds after kick-off, scored by Woodward . Eleven more followed until the final whistle, five of which were due to Stapley . The match ended 2:12, Ruffelse scored the 1: 5 and the last goal of the game. To date, it is the biggest defeat of a Dutch team, it was La Chapelle's only international match, although he was part of the squad at the Olympic Games the following year.
Development aid from an Englishman
However, the game had the effect that the association now pushed more towards the training of players. The English training system was to serve as a model, and in 1908, Edgar Chadwick, a former English professional player, was hired to coach the national team. Chadwick led the team to the bronze medal at the London Olympics and established it as one of the best teams in mainland Europe. In 1910 and 1912, the Elftal played three times against the team from the German Empire , the fifth opponent after Belgium, England's amateurs, France and Sweden . Oranje won the first two games, and the Germans only managed to draw in the third game. At the Olympic Games in Sweden in 1912 , the team again achieved bronze.
On March 24, 1913, the team trained by Chadwick was able to eradicate the "Shame of Darlington - or that of London 1911: 9: 1?" In The Hague, they managed to beat the English amateur team, again led by Woodward, 2-1 in the only international match at the Houtrust sports grounds of HBS Craeyenhout . From the team of 1907, only de Korver was left on the pitch. Two goalscorer was Huug de Groot , who gave his team an early lead in the fourth minute and after Woodward equalized (“Who else but Woodward?”, Writes Johan Derksen; the Chelsea player had previously played six matches between the two teams scored ten goals, five of them at 9-1 in London) also scored the winning goal in the 56th minute. 16,000 spectators were officially there, but there must have been far more who watched the defensive battle of the last half hour from trucks outside the fence, in which goalkeeper Göbel von Vitesse “held like a god” and his “resolute defenders” according to contemporary reports their strong bodies threw the ball in the way. ”The football fans present and the Dutch press celebrated the victory exuberantly:
"Our appreciation goes to the eleven in their entirety, who united as a unit in their striving defied the mighty Albion, broke its pride, defeated its elite selection."
In the end it was not the true elite selection, not the official “first” team of the Football Association , but “only” the amateur selection , but that didn't detract from the euphoria. The match against the selection from his home country was Chadwick's penultimate game as a trainer. For the games up to and including May 17, 1914 in Denmark , the Scot took over Billy Hunter . Then the world war forced football to take a five-year hiatus.
1919 to 1930 - From the Olympic podium to mediocrity
The third bronze medal and the "Shame of the Scheldt"
After the war, Fred Warburton was the next Englishman to be entrusted by the NVB as coach. Warburton led the team to the Olympic Games in neighboring Belgium, where they won the third Olympic bronze medal. A central player in these games and the following years was Jan de Natris , who in 1950 was described as the "best player who was ever active at Ajax Amsterdam " and made his debut in the national team in the spring of 1920. At the Olympic soccer competition in Brussels and Antwerp , de Natris was initially part of the line-up when the Dutch team attacked. In the quarter-finals against Sweden , he scored the goal in extra time to win 5-4. This was followed by what became known as De Schande van de Schelde ("The Shame of the Schelde"). The crew had traveled to Antwerp on a ship made available by the Dutch government, the Hollandia . During the games, the players stayed on the ship anchored on the Scheldt , three of them in small, sparsely equipped cabins without electric lights or washing facilities - "a disgusting, gloomy chamber in which you don't even lock prisoners," he said Chronicler of De Sportkroniek - while the officials were allowed to spend the night in luxurious hotel rooms.
After de Natris complained about the accommodations for the players, the association said they could appease them with a gramophone and a few records. De Natris and others, including his storm colleague Jaap Bulder, smeared the records with jam and used them to hop on the river. When, after losing the semi-final against the eventual Olympic champion (and at that time arch rivals) Belgium , several players got very drunk in Antwerp's pubs and de Natris, Jaap Bulder and the supplementary players Evert van Linge and Henk Tempel did not return to Hollandia until late at night , the association took action and excluded these four from the rest of the tournament. Only when their teammates threatened to strike for the “small final” were the “sinners” at least allowed to go to the match, but were not used. Without them, the team lost the game for second place against Spain , but won the bronze medal for the third time due to the disqualification of the Czechoslovaks .
No chance against the Olympic champion
Four years later, at the Olympic Games in France, the Netherlands - still trained by an Englishman, now Bill Townley - won the round of 16 against Romania 6-0 ; Kees Pijl scored four goals. After the lost semi-final - against Uruguay with the "black miracle" Andrade - Sweden was again opponent of the Dutch. The game for third place ended in a 1-1 draw; Oranje lost the replay with 1: 3, so that after three bronze medals at the fourth Olympic football tournament only the “thankless” fourth place remained.
In 1925, Bob Glendenning took over as coach. He was to remain in office until 1940 and is still the bond coach with the most games in a row in the new millennium . But he could not celebrate great success with his team, although the expectations were often high, for example before the Olympic Games in 1928 in his own country. Despite mixed results in the test matches before the Olympic Games - four out of ten games in 1927 and 1928 were won, three lost - the audience was euphoric. However, the lot - drawn by Prince Consort Hendrik - brought the home team the reigning Olympic champion and upcoming world champion Uruguay as the first opponent . 40,000 people wanted to see their national team win against the South Americans in the newly built Olympic Stadium , which actually only held 31,000 spectators, in the round of 16 on May 30 , but Uruguay easily won 2-0. All that remained for the Olympic hosts was the consolation round organized by FIFA, in which the Netherlands gave the trophy to the Chileans after a 2-2 draw in the final .
After the Olympic Games of 1928, the team could only win one of 13 games by the end of 1930. In November 1930, she lost 3: 6 in Zurich's Letzigrund against the Swiss team, which had previously been rated equally strong . The defeat was the final impetus for the KNVB to set up a selection committee to watch league games throughout the Netherlands and look for national players. Karel Lotsy became the head of the three-person commission . Their mission: "There has to be a Dutch team that wins."
The Karel Lotsy era
Beb Bakhuys and unexpected defeats at world championships
In 1930 Karel Lotsy received his first office at the KNVB when he was elected to the main board. This marked the beginning of the "Lotsy era": until 1954 he was to have a decisive influence on the fate of Dutch football. On January 25, 1931, he took up his post as head of the selection committee; just two weeks later, the candidates for the national team met for the first time for a joint training session in The Hague. From then on, these meetings took place twice a week on the premises of VUC Den Haag . Every Thursday Lotsy gave his patriotic thunderous speeches here. The success came first: In 1931 and 1932 Oranje won six out of ten games, plus a draw against the German team. Hopes that were growing as a result could not be fully fulfilled at the two following World Championships. In 1934 the Netherlands lost to Switzerland in the round of 16. Four years later, the team was eliminated again in the round of sixteen, this time against Czechoslovakia.
After the Second World War, from which the Dutch people also suffered greatly, it took a long time for the national football team to catch up with a higher European level. Up to and including Mexico 1970 she could not qualify for a World Cup tournament, while Dutch top clubs like Ajax Amsterdam already had a pretty good reputation in the European context.
The successful 1970s
The heyday of Dutch football began in the early 1970s with the successes of Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord Rotterdam in the European Football Cup . At the 1974 World Cup , the Dutch team around the brilliant playmaker Johan Cruyff with their total voetbal was considered the best team in terms of play, but lost in the final against the strong German team with 1: 2. Two years later, the Netherlands qualified for the finals of the 1976 European Championship , ahead of Italy's runner-up in 1970 and Poland, third in the World Cup , where the best four European teams competed against each other. The trunk of the 1974 Elf was still intact and the Netherlands finished third. At the 1978 World Cup Cruyff did not participate more. A brutal kidnapping attempt of his family in 1977 in Barcelona is said to have been the reason that he did not find the nerve to start again. In 1978 the Netherlands reached the final and lost again to the hosts, this time 3-1 after extra time against Argentina . They succeeded in the 90th minute when the score was 1: 1 a shot on the Argentine goal, which ricocheted off the post.
The 1980s - the road to the only title
With the European Championship in 1980 , after the stars of the successful generation had ended their careers or passed their zenith, the glamorous years of the Dutch national team came to an end. A quite old team - the pillars of the team, like team captain Ruud Krol and midfield strategist Arie Haan, were already over 30, or were just about to do so , like René and Willy van de Kerkhof and Johnny Rep , only the unused Romeo Zondervan and John Metgod were after 1956 Born - in Italy, especially in the group game against Germany, did not find his way back to the previous tournament form.
In this match, Willy van de Kerkhof couldn't get his brilliant direct opponent, midfield director Bernd Schuster , under control, which turned out to be decisive. The 20-year-old shoemaker prepared two of Klaus Allofs' three goals . Even if the Netherlands came close to 3-2 in the last ten minutes through an unjustified 19-year-old substitute Lothar Matthäus , a penalty from Rep and a goal by Willy van de Kerkhof, the German victory was never in danger. In the last group game against the ČSSR , the Elftal would have needed a win to at least move into the game for third place, but played especially in the first half without inspiration and only got a 1 in a game that was played hard by the Czechs and Slovaks: 1. "My players seem to have been on vacation in their minds," said Bondscoach Jan Zwartkruis after the game.
Zwartkruis' time as coach came to an end with the mini-World Cup in Uruguay , which was not very successful for the European teams, at the turn of the year 1980/81. In the spring of 1981, Kees Rijvers took over the team to lead them to the 1982 World Cup . However, the Netherlands had to let France and Belgium take part in the World Cup and were only fourth behind Ireland in their group after losing the decisive match in Paris 2-0.
Two years later, qualifying for the 1984 European Championship for Rijvers, his team and the whole country ended in shock: after Spain's 12-1 victory in the last Group 7 game against Malta , the European Championship that had been believed to be safe had gone to the Spaniards - and with the same goal difference only because of two more hits. The qualification for the 1986 World Cup also ended under association coach Leo Beenhakker with a "very close", as Enzo Scifo put it, decision against the Netherlands: of all things, the old rival Belgium they had to play in two relegation games due to the away goals rule - after the 1: 2 connection goal by Georges Grün in the 85th minute of the second leg in Rotterdam - participation left.
It was only under bond coach Rinus Michels that he returned to the limelight and won the first football title for the Netherlands in 1988 with his success at the European Championships in Germany . The cornerstone of the team was the trio of Frank Rijkaard in defense, Ruud Gullit in midfield and top scorer Marco van Basten in attack , which were also successful at AC Milan .
Final Years of the 1988 Generation (1988–1994)
Since winning the European Championship in 1988, the Netherlands have been represented at all major tournaments with the exception of the 2002 World Cup , but never made it past the semi-finals for the next 20 years. In qualifying for the 1990 World Cup in Italy , the Dutch national team met Wales , again Germany and Finland . The Netherlands qualified as group winners ahead of arch-rivals from Germany for the finals, where Elftal met Egypt , England and Ireland in the group stage . With three draws in all three games, the Dutch team qualified for the round of 16, in which they were eliminated with a 1: 2 defeat against arch-rivals Germany. The round of 16 game against the Federal Republic was remembered by Frank Rijkaard's spitting attack against German striker Rudi Völler , with both Rijkaard and Völler receiving the red card. In the following qualification for the 1992 European Championships in Sweden, Oranje played in a group with Portugal , Greece , Malta and Finland. The Netherlands qualified as group winners for the tournament and met Scotland , the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Germany in the group stage and qualified for the semi-finals after a draw against the CIS and two wins against Scotland and Germany, where the Netherlands met Denmark . The Dutch national team was able to equalize the opening goal of the Dane Henrik Larsen twice in the person of Dennis Bergkamp and Frank Rijkaard ; after the score was 2-2 after 90 minutes and no decisive goal was scored for either team in extra time, the penalty shoot-out had to decide in favor of one of the two selections. Marco van Basten missed, so that the Netherlands lost 4-5. In qualifying for the 1994 World Cup in the United States, the Netherlands played against Norway , Portugal , Turkey , San Marino and England. The Dutch qualified second behind the Norwegians and ahead of England for the finals in the USA. The Netherlands played in a group with Saudi Arabia , Belgium and Morocco . With equal points and the same goal difference as Saudi Arabia and Belgium, the Netherlands qualified as group winners for the round of 16, where the Dutch team won 2-0 against Ireland. In the quarter-finals, the selection against eventual world champions Brazil was eliminated 2: 3.
Penalty defeats and home European championships (1994–2001)
In the following qualification for the European Championship in England in 1996, the Dutch national team came second in a group with Luxembourg , Norway, the Czech Republic , Malta and Belarus . With a 1-0 win in the playoff against Ireland, Elftal qualified for the finals in the "motherland of football". The Netherlands was drawn into a group with Scotland, Switzerland and hosts England. A goalless draw was followed by a 2-0 win against Switzerland. Despite a 4-1 defeat in the last group game against England, the Netherlands qualified second in the group in front of Scots tied for points and with the same goal difference as Scotland for the round of 16, as the Dutch national team scored more goals. In the quarter-finals, the Netherlands were eliminated from France on penalties . The Netherlands then played in qualifying for the 1998 World Cup in France in a group with Wales, Belgium, San Marino and Turkey. With one point ahead of their neighbors from Belgium, the Dutch team qualified for the tournament in France and again played against Belgium as well as South Korea and Mexico in the group stage. With one win and two draws, the Dutch qualified for the round of 16, beating Yugoslavia 2-1 with a late goal from Edgar Davids . In the second round, the Netherlands met Argentina and won again 2-1. In the semifinals, Guus Hiddink's team were eliminated on penalties against Brazil. The Netherlands was automatically qualified as co-host for the 2000 European Championship . In the group stage, the team, now trained by Frank Rijkaard , played against the Czech Republic, Denmark and France and became group winners with a full score of 9 points. In the quarter-finals, the team beat Yugoslavia 6-1 and were eliminated in the semifinals on penalties against Italy, with Frank de Boer and Patrick Kluivert each missing a penalty in regular time and de Boer, Jaap Stam and Paul Bosvelt again missed on penalties . The Dutch national team could not qualify for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, after only finishing third in a group with Ireland, Cyprus , Portugal, Andorra and Estonia . Louis van Gaal then resigned as a bond coach.
The rise of the generation around van der Vaart, Sneijder and Robben (2001–2008)
Under Dick Advocaat , who trained the team until 1994, a new build followed. This also included the integration of Rafael van der Vaart into the team. In qualifying for the 2004 European Championship in Portugal, the Dutch selection met Belarus, Austria , the Czech Republic and Moldova . The Netherlands became second in the group with a 3-1 defeat in the penultimate game against the Czech Republic and met Scotland in the playoffs of the group runners-up. A 1-0 first leg win in Glasgow was followed by a 6-1 win in the second leg in the Netherlands. Arch-rivals Germany , the Czech Republic and Latvia were drawn in the group stage for the Netherlands . In the opening game against runner-up Germany, the Netherlands had been down 0-1 with a goal from Torsten Frings in the 30th minute before Ruud van Nistelrooy equalized; this was equivalent to the final score. In the second game against the Czech Republic, the Netherlands were 2-0 ahead and lost 3-2 in the end. With a 3-0 win in the last game against outsiders Latvia and the simultaneous defeat of the Germans in the parallel game against the Czech Republic, the Netherlands qualified for the quarter-finals, in which they beat Sweden on penalties . In the semifinals, the Netherlands were eliminated by hosts Portugal. Bond coach Dick Advocaat resigned after the tournament. Under his direction, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben made their debut in the Dutch national team. In qualifying for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, there was a clash with the Czech Republic, Macedonia , Finland, Andorra and Romania as well as Finland. With just two draws against Macedonia and ten wins, Oranje qualified as group winners for the finals in the country of their arch-rivals and faced Serbia-Montenegro , Ivory Coast and Argentina in the group stage . The Netherlands won the opening game against Serbia-Montenegro 1-0 with a goal from Robben in the 18th minute. In the second game, Elftal won against Ivory Coast with goals from Robin van Persie and Ruud van Nistelrooy 2-1. With a goalless draw against Argentina, the Netherlands lost their group win and met Portugal in the round of 16. In the “Battle of Nuremberg”, in which several Portuguese and Dutch players saw cards, the Dutch team lost 1-0. Khalid Boulahrouz and Giovanni van Bronckhorst saw the yellow-red card . On the Portuguese side, Costinha and Deco were sent off.
Although Elftal only suffered two defeats in 12 games in qualifying for the European Championship in 2008 , their rarely convincing performances caused criticism in their own country. At the European Championships , the Dutch defeated first world champion Italy and runner-up France in the so-called "group of deaths" C, as well as Romania with a "B-Elf" and were therefore considered favorites for the title. They were eliminated in the quarter-finals by a 1: 3 nV against the Russians trained by Dutchman Guus Hiddink .
Vice-world title 2010 and decline (2008-2017)
After the EM 2008, as planned, Bert van Marwijk took over the post as bond coach. There were initially few changes in the squad, apart from the resignations of Edwin van der Sars and Ruud van Nistelrooij . Not surprisingly came the comeback of Mark van Bommel , who played in the defensive midfield in the first international match under the direction of his father-in-law. In Moscow there was a 1-1 draw in the game of revenge against Russia. In the second friendly against Australia there was a 2-1 defeat in Eindhoven, in which Maarten Stekelenburg - Van der Sars successor as number one - saw the red card and helped Henk Timmer to his sixth appearance in Oranje . Ryan Babel returned to the team after his injury. At the top Klaas-Jan Huntelaar took the place of van Nistelrooij in the first few games.
In the World Cup qualification there was a 2-1 victory in Macedonia at the beginning . In the second game, Oranje defeated Iceland 2-0. In Rotterdam , Edwin van der Sar celebrated his "comeback" and thus his 129th appearance in the national team. Van Marwijk had convinced him to step in again for two games in the World Cup qualifying for the injured Stekelenburg. Dirk Marcellis was the first newcomer of the Van Marwijk era to make his debut in the Elftal , whose defense he reinforced in the following match in Oslo . Thanks to a goal by van Bommel, the Netherlands beat Norway 1-0 after an unattractive game and thus remained in the third World Cup qualifier without losing points. In the last friendly game against Sweden in 2008 , there was a 3-1 win, Michel Vorm made his debut in goal. Van Persie (2) and Kuyt scored the goals.
2009 started with a 1-1 draw in Tunis against Tunisia . It was only the fourth time that Elftal played on African soil. Against the number 41 in the FIFA world rankings, van Marwijk changed the team in some positions, especially leaving the Madrid players van der Vaart and Huntelaar, who had not had enough match practice, on the bench. But it was Huntelaar who took the lead a quarter of an hour after being substituted on. The debutants in this less thrilling match were Edson Braafheid , who lasted the full playing time, and Gregory van der Wiel in the final minutes . The Ajax player was allowed to play the entire 90 minutes in the next game, in the World Cup qualifier on March 28th. Thanks to goals from Huntelaar and van Persie before the break and a penalty goal from Kuyt, they beat Scotland 3-0 . With the fifth win in as many games, a 4-0 win over Macedonia on April 1 - the goals were scored by Huntelaar, twice Kuyt and substitute van der Vaart - the Dutch came very close to participating in the 2010 World Cup. The team made it perfect - and with it the trip to South Africa - on June 6th with a 2-1 win on Iceland thanks to two goals from de Jong and van Bommel. They also won the match against Norway four days later 2-0, Ooijer and Robben scored .
In the first game of the World Cup season, after a 2-0 half-time lead, there was a 2-2 draw against England . The team - without the injured regulars van Bommel and van Bronckhorst - did not reach the form they had before the summer break in this friendly match. A friendship encounter with the Japanese who also qualified for the 2010 World Cup - the first international match against the Asians and the first also in Enschede - Oranje won with a flattering 3-0. The goals came in the last 20 minutes by van Persie , Sneijder and substitute Huntelaar . With Loovens in defense and Elia and goalkeeper Velthuizen , who came on after half-time , three players made their debut in the national team. Especially because of the performance in the first half, Bondscoach van Marwijk called it the "worst game under my management."
With a 1-0 win in Glasgow, the Dutch won their eighth and final World Cup qualifier four days later . In doing so, they set the record for the German team from World Cup qualification in 1982 . Substitute Elia scored the goal against Scotland .
In their first international match in Australia and Oceania , the Socceroos were then 0-0. With the same result, Oranje parted ways with the Italian team in Pescara in November in a charity match for the victims of the April earthquake in Abruzzo . In the third goalless draw in a row, against Paraguay on November 18, 2009, Wout Brama and Otman Bakkal made their debuts with short appearances in Heerenveen . At the beginning of March 2010, Bondscoach van Marwijk extended his contract until after the Euro 2012 . In the first international match of the year, they won 2-1 against the USA, in which Ron Vlaar made his comeback in Orange after more than four years . For the World Cup in South Africa , the Netherlands was placed as one of the group heads based on the FIFA world rankings and was thus given preference over Portugal and France , which had done better in previous tournaments. There the Dutch played in Group E against Denmark , Japan and Cameroon , against which they were able to prevail as group winners. As the only undefeated team in the course of the tournament besides New Zealand , they faced the Spanish selection in the final , which ended with their 0-1 victory in the successful Dutch streak of 25 unbeaten games - including 14 wins from all competitive games of the tournament including qualification.
At the EM 2012 , the team under van Marwijk was eliminated as vice world champion after three defeats against Denmark (0: 1 ), Germany (1: 2) and Portugal (1: 2 ) in the preliminary round. It was the worst result of a Dutch national team in their tournament history. Van Marwijk resigned on June 27, 2012.
About a week after van Marwijk's resignation, the Dutch association presented Louis van Gaal as the new head coach. Van Gaal took up his post with assistants Danny Blind and Patrick Kluivert on August 1, 2012. It started with a 2: 4 defeat in the 125th international match against Belgium, with Rafael van der Vaart as the fifth Dutchman to complete his 100th international match . On September 10, 2013 van Gaal qualified with the Dutch national team after a 2-0 win in Andorra as the first European team for the 2014 World Cup.
In the first game of the Dutch at the 2014 World Cup , van Gaal and his team won against the final opponent from 2010 and reigning European and world champions Spain with 5: 1, and with a 3: 2 against Australia and a 2: 0 against Chile won the group without losing points Group B, defeated Mexico 2-1 in the round of 16 and Costa Rica in the quarter-finals on penalties (0-0 aet; 4: 3 penalties), but missed out on penalties against Argentina as well : 0 n.V .; 2: 4 n.E.). In the game for third place, the Dutch beat Brazil 3-0. National coach Louis van Gaal made a novelty when he replaced the second substitute goalkeeper Michel Vorm in the 93rd minute . With this substitution, all 23 players in the World Cup had played at least one minute at the tournament in Brazil for the Netherlands.
After the tournament van Gaal resigned as national coach. His successor was Guus Hiddink , who was now Bondscoach for the second time. The first game under his direction was lost 2-0 in Bari against Italy . In qualifying for the 2016 European Championship in France , the Netherlands faced the Czech Republic , Kazakhstan , Iceland , Latvia and again Turkey. Hiddink's last game as Bondscoach ended with a victory against Latvia in the European Championship qualifiers in June 2015. He resigned a short time later. He was followed by his previous assistant coach Danny Blind . His debut was unsuccessful when the European Championship qualifiers were lost against Iceland at home and in Turkey. In the penultimate game against Kazakhstan they won. At the end of the qualifying round, the Dutch selection finished fourth in the group and missed participation in a major tournament for the first time since 2002.
In qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia , the Netherlands met Sweden , Belarus , runner-up European champions France , Luxembourg and Bulgaria . After the "Elftal" only finished fourth after two defeats, one draw and two wins, Bondscoach blind was dismissed; In the last game led by Blind, the 2-0 defeat in Sofia against Bulgaria, the 17-year-old Matthijs de Ligt made his debut for the Dutch national team. Under his successor Dick Advocaat , the Netherlands started with a 5-0 win in the World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg in Rotterdam , but the following game on August 31, 2017 in Saint-Denis against France ended with a 0-4 defeat. The remaining four games were all won, but since Sweden beat Luxembourg 8-0 on the penultimate match day in Solna and despite a 2-0 win on the last group match day against the Scandinavians, the Netherlands finished fourth behind the Swedes due to the poor goal difference Place and thus missed a major tournament for the second time in a row. As a result, Coach Dick Advocaat resigned from his position on November 8, 2017.
The missed qualifications for the 2016 European Championship and for the 2018 World Championship had the following reasons: On the one hand, the generation of players after the same around van Persie, Robben and Sneijder did not make the breakthrough, on the other hand, the Eredivisie lost the connection in international comparison. Furthermore, the 4-3-3 was considered out of date, while the Dutch talents moved abroad early, but could not fight for a regular place at their clubs.
Rebuilding under Ronald Koeman (2018–)
In February 2018, Ronald Koeman was introduced as the new bond coach. In addition, with Nico-Jan Hoogma, a new sports director was hired. Koeman relies on a chain of three or five on the defensive . In March 2018 Wesley Sneijder resigned from the national team; On September 6, 2018, he celebrated his departure from the national team as part of a friendly against Peru in Amsterdam , with 21-year-old Frenkie de Jong coming on in the middle of the second half . In Group 1 of League A of the newly created UEFA Nations League , the Dutch national team met the reigning world champions France and Germany . The first leg against the German team in Amsterdam was won 3-0. On the one hand it was the biggest win against Germany and on the other hand the first win against the German national team in 16 years. A 2-0 win against world champions France followed in Rotterdam on November 16, and goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay marked the first win against the Bleus in ten years. The German national team was relegated to League B before the last game thanks to the Dutch victory. In the second leg, the Germans took the lead early through goals from Timo Werner and Leroy Sané and left only a few chances in their own half. The goal was only followed in the 85th minute by Quincy Promes , who had been ordered into the storm by coach Koeman, and the powerful captain and defense chief Virgil van Dijk finally scored in the 91st minute with a volley to make it 2-2. The team moved into the final round of the Final Four as group winners with Switzerland, Portugal and England, and after a 3-1 win over England they reached the final; this lost the Elftal with 0: 1 against Portugal .
In qualifying for EM 2021 , the Netherlands met Germany again. Other opponents were Estonia , again Belarus and Northern Ireland . Second in the group after a 2: 3 and 4: 2 against Germany as well as a 4: 0 and a 5: 0 over Estonia you could qualify directly for the finals. In the period up to the end of the European Championship qualification, Denzel Dumfries and Donyell Malen, who are under contract with PSV Eindhoven, made their debut for the Elftal .
International match records
The Netherlands have the following results against other national teams (at least 10 games; as of October 13, 2019 after the game against Belarus):
|Belgium||127||55||31||41||280: 220||+60||Semifinals of the 1920 Olympic Games, consolation round of the 1928 Olympic Games; World Cup preliminary round 1994, 1998; European Championship quarter-finals 1976|
|Brazil||13||4th||5||4th||19: 20||-1||Preliminary round of the 1952 Olympic Games; World Cup intermediate round 1974, World Cup quarter-finals 1994, 2010, World Cup semi-finals 1998, World Cup match for 3rd place 2014|
|Bulgaria||12||5||2||5||20: 17||+3||World Cup preliminary round 1974, qualification 2018; European Championship qualification 2008|
|Denmark||31||12||10||9||59: 43||+16||1912 Olympic Games semi-finals; World Cup preliminary round 2010; EC semi-finals 1992, EC preliminary round 2000, 2012|
|Germany||44||12||16||16||75: 84||-9||World Cup final 1974, World Cup intermediate round 1978, World Cup round of 16 1990; European Championship preliminary round 1980, 1992, 2004, 2012, European Championship semi-finals 1988; Nations League 2018/19, European Championship qualification 2020|
|England||22nd||7th||9||6th||29: 31||-2nd||World Cup preliminary round 1990, European Championship preliminary round 1988, 1996, UEFA Nations League 2018/19 final round|
|England (amateurs)||10||2||1||7th||10: 43||−33||only friendly matches|
|Finland||14th||11||2||1||43: 14||+29||Game for 3rd place at the 1912 Olympic Games; World Cup qualification 1990, 2006; European Championship qualification 1976, 1992, 2012|
|France||28||11||4th||13||56: 47||+9||World Cup qualification 1982, 2018; EM quarter-finals 1996, EM preliminary round 2000, 2008; Nations League 2018/19|
|Ireland||22nd||11||4th||7th||40: 29||+11||Quarter-finals of the 1924 Olympic Games, preliminary round of the 1948 Olympic Games; World Cup preliminary round 1990, World Cup round of 16 1994; European Championship preliminary round 1988|
|Iceland||12||9||1||2||33: 7||+26||World Cup qualification 1974, 1978, 2010; European Championship qualification 1980, 1984, 2016|
|Italy||21st||3||9||9||21: 28||-7th||World Cup intermediate round 1978; EM semi-finals 2000, EM preliminary round 2008|
|Luxembourg||18th||15th||1||2||67: 14||+53||Round of 16 of the 1920 Olympic Games; World Cup qualification 1938, 1958, 1970, 2018; European Championship round of 16 1964, European Championship qualification 1972, 1996, 2008|
|Norway||20th||9||6th||5||44: 27||+17||World Cup qualification 1974, 1994, 2010; European Championship qualification 1996|
|Austria||19th||9||4th||6th||36: 24||+12||Quarter-finals of the 1912 Olympic Games; World Cup intermediate round 1978; 2004 European Championship qualification|
|Poland||15th||6th||6th||3||21: 16||+5||World Cup qualification 1970, 1994; European Championship qualification 1976, 1980, 1988|
|Portugal||14th||2||4th||8th||10: 16||-6||World Cup round of 16 2006; 2004 European Championship semi-finals, 2012 European Championship preliminary round, 2018/19 UEFA Nations League final round|
|Romania||14th||10||3||1||29: 3||+26||Round of 16 of the 1924 Olympic Games; World Cup qualification 2006, 2014; European Championship preliminary round 2008|
|Scotland||18th||9||4th||5||26: 13||+13||World Cup preliminary round 1978; European Championship preliminary round 1992, 1996|
|Sweden||25th||11||6th||8th||47: 48||+1||Play for 3rd place in the 1908, 1924 Olympic Games (2 ×), round of 16 of the 1912 Olympic Games, quarter-finals of the 1920 Olympic Games; World Cup preliminary round 1974; European Championship quarter-finals 2004|
|Switzerland||33||15th||3||15th||68: 61||+7||World Cup round of 16 1934; European Championship preliminary round 1996|
|Spain||12||6th||1||5||18: 17||+1||Game for 2nd and 3rd place at the 1920 Olympic Games; World Cup final 2010, preliminary round 2014; European Championship qualification 1984|
|Czech Republic||11||3||3||5||14: 16||-2nd||World Cup qualification 2006; European Championship qualification 1996, 2004, 2016; European Championship preliminary round 2000, 2004|
|Turkey||12||5||4th||3||13: 9||+4||World Cup qualification 1994, 1998, 2014; European Championship qualification 2016|
|Hungary||17th||10||2||5||51: 29||+22||World Cup qualification 1962, 1986, 2014; European Championship qualification 1968, 1988, 2012|
|Belarus||10||8th||0||2||23: 6||+17||European Championship qualification 1996, 2004, 2008, 2020; World Cup qualification 2018|
- green background = positive balance sheet (number of wins higher than that of defeats)
- yellow background = balance balanced
- red background = negative balance (number of defeats higher than that of victories)
Notes on the table:
- If a game ends after regular playing time or after extra time, it will be rated according to the result; Games decided on penalties count as a draw in the following
Qualifying matches are only listed in this table if there has not yet been a match in a final round in the relevant competition.
A detailed list of all competitive games can be found here .
- The game at the Olympic Games in 1952 (5-1 defeat) is now listed by FIFA and classified as official according to its criteria , but since only amateurs were allowed to start at the Olympic Games at that time, this game is reported by many sources (under other RSSSF Brazil) not taken into account. This must be taken into account when comparing the balance sheet given here with information from other sources.
- Including a benefit game not counted by FIFA and DBU
- The international matches of the English national football team of the amateurs are not considered by the FA and FIFA as official international matches. Most European associations, including the KNVB, count them as such.
- The FAI evaluates the games at the Olympic Games in 1924 in contrast to FIFA and KNVB and 1948 not as an official international matches, which is why Ireland two matches played in his view, less and lost.
Complete balance sheet: List of international matches for the Dutch national football team
Participation in the soccer world championship
The Netherlands took part in ten finals and made it to the final three times, most recently in 2010. However, they have not yet won a world championship title. As one of the few national teams, the Dutch have never been eliminated in the preliminary round of the World Cup.
|year||Host country||Participation until ...||Last opponent||Result||Trainer||Comments and special features|
|1934||Italy||Round of 16||Switzerland||9.||Robert Glendenning|
|1938||France||Round of 16||Czechoslovakia||14th||Robert Glendenning|
|1954||Switzerland||not allowed||Application was submitted too late|
|1958||Sweden||not qualified||In the qualification of Austria failed|
|1962||Chile||not qualified||In the qualification of Hungary failed|
|1966||England||not qualified||In qualifying at the Switzerland failed|
|1970||Mexico||not qualified||In the qualification of Bulgaria failed|
|1974||Germany||final||Germany||Vice world champion||Rinus Michels|
|1978||Argentina||final||Argentina||Vice world champion||Ernst Happel||Defeat in extra time|
|1982||Spain||not qualified||In the qualification of France and Belgium failed|
|1986||Mexico||not qualified||In the qualification of Belgium failed|
|1990||Italy||Round of 16||Germany||15th||Leo Beenhakker|
|1994||United States||Quarter finals||Brazil||7th||Dick Advocaat|
|1998||France||3rd place match||Croatia||Fourth||Guus Hiddink||Semi-final on penalties against Brazil|
|2002||South Korea / Japan||not qualified||In the qualification of Portugal and Ireland failed|
|2006||Germany||Round of 16||Portugal||11.||Marco van Basten||Yellow-red record|
|2010||South Africa||final||Spain||Vice world champion||Bert van Marwijk|
|2014||Brazil||3rd place match||Brazil||Third||Louis van Gaal||In the finals, the first group match saw the 2010 World Cup final against Spain (5-1 win).|
|2018||Russia||not qualified||In the qualification of France and Sweden failed|
Participation in the European Football Championship
The Netherlands first took part in the qualification for the European Championship in 1964, but failed in the first round against Luxembourg. For the first time qualification for the finals in 1976 and then for all finals with the exception of 1984 and 2016. This means that after Germany (twelve entries), Russia / CIS / USSR (eleven entries), Spain (ten entries) together with England, France, Italy, Portugal and Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic with nine entries, the fourth most frequent participants in the final round.
|year||Host country||Participation until ...||Last opponent||Result||Comments and special features|
|1964||Spain||not qualified||In the second round of Luxembourg failed.|
|1968||Italy||not qualified||In the qualification of Hungary failed, but that could also not qualify for the final round.|
|1972||Belgium||not qualified||Failed in the qualification to vice European champion Yugoslavia , which could not qualify for the finals either.|
|1976||Yugoslavia||3rd place match||Yugoslavia||Third||In the semifinals, the later European champions Czechoslovakia failed in extra time.|
|1980||Italy||Preliminary round||Greece , Germany , Czechoslovakia||-||After one win, one defeat (against later European champions Germany) and one draw due to the worse goal difference, they were eliminated as third party|
|1984||France||not qualified||In the qualification because of fewer goals scored in the late Vice European champion Spain failed.|
|1988||BR Germany||final||USSR||European champion||First title for the Elftal.|
|1992||Sweden||Semifinals||Denmark||-||Failed in the penalty shootout at the eventual European champions.|
|1996||England||Quarter finals||France||-||Failed on penalties.|
|2000||Netherlands and Belgium||Semifinals||Italy||-||Failed on penalties.|
|2004||Portugal||Semifinals||Portugal||-||First penalty shoot-out won in the quarter-finals against Sweden|
|2008||Austria and Switzerland||Quarter finals||Russia||-||Defeat in extra time.|
|2012||Poland and Ukraine||Preliminary round||Denmark , Germany , Portugal||-||Worst tournament record in the history of Elftal - retired as the reigning vice world champion with three defeats in the preliminary round. Bert van Marwijk subsequently resigned as a bond coach.|
|2016||France||not qualified||In the qualification , the Netherlands came in fourth in a group with the Czech Republic , Turkey , Latvia , Iceland and Kazakhstan .|
|2021||Europe||qualified||In the qualification , the Netherlands met Germany , Estonia , Northern Ireland and Belarus in a group .|
Participation in the Olympic Games
|1908 in London||3rd place|
|1912 in Stockholm||3rd place|
|1920 in Antwerp||3rd place|
|1924 in Paris||4th Place|
|1928 in Amsterdam||Round of 16|
|1936 in Berlin||not participated|
|1948 in London||Round of 16|
|1952 in Helsinki||Preliminary round|
The following players have been called up for the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League matches against Poland on September 4th and Italy on September 7th, 2020. It was the first nomination for Mohamed Ihattaren , Teun Koopmeiners , Perr Schuurs and Owen Wijndal .
- Performance data as of November 19, 2019 (after the game against Estonia)
|Marco Bizot||03/10/1991||0||0||AZ Alkmaar|
|Jasper Cillessen||04/22/1989||56||0||Valencia CF||June 7, 2013||19th November 2019|
|Tim Krul||03/04/1988||8th||0||Norwich City||June 4, 2011||October 10, 2015|
|Jeroen Zoet||01/06/1991||11||0||PSV Eindhoven||October 10, 2015||May 31, 2018|
|Nathan Aké||02/18/1995||13||2||Manchester City||May 31, 2017||19th November 2019|
|Daley blind||March 9, 1990||69||2||Ajax Amsterdam||February 6, 2013||16th November 2019|
|Virgil van Dijk||07/08/1991||33||4th||Liverpool FC||October 10, 2015||16th November 2019|
|Denzel Dumfries||04/18/1996||9||0||PSV Eindhoven||October 13, 2018||October 10, 2019|
|Hans Hateboer||01/09/1994||3||0||Atalanta Bergamo||23 March 2018||October 16, 2018|
|Perr Schuurs||11/26/1999||0||0||Ajax Amsterdam|
|Kenny Tete||10/09/1995||13||0||Olympique Lyon||June 1, 2016||March 21, 2019|
|Joël Veltman||01/15/1992||22nd||2||Brighton & Hove Albion||19th November 2013||16th November 2019|
|Stefan de Vrij||02/05/1992||37||3||Inter Milan||August 15, 2012||October 16, 2018|
|Owen Wijndal||11/28/1999||0||0||AZ Alkmaar|
|Donny van de Beek||04/18/1997||10||0||Ajax Amsterdam||November 14, 2017||16th November 2019|
|Leroy Fer||05/01/1990||11||1||Feyenoord Rotterdam||August 11, 2010||October 13, 2014|
|Mohamed Ihattaren||02/12/2002||0||0||PSV Eindhoven|
|Frenkie de Jong||05/12/1997||15th||1||FC Barcelona||September 6, 2018||19th November 2019|
|Teun Koopmeiners||02/28/1998||0||0||AZ Alkmaar|
|Davy Pröpper||09/02/1991||19th||3||Brighton & Hove Albion||5th June 2015||19th November 2019|
|Marten de Roon||03/29/1991||16||0||Atalanta Bergamo||November 13, 2016||16th November 2019|
|Kevin Strootman||02/13/1990||46||3||Olympique Marseille||February 9, 2011||19th November 2019|
|Tonny Vilhena||03/01/1995||15th||0||FK Krasnodar||4th June 2016||19th November 2018|
|Georginio Wijnaldum||11/11/1990||62||18th||Liverpool FC||September 2, 2011||19th November 2019|
|Ryan Babel||December 19, 1986||63||10||Galatasaray Istanbul||March 26, 2005||16th November 2019|
|Steven Bergwijn||10/08/1997||9||0||Tottenham Hotspur||October 16, 2018||October 13, 2019|
|Myron Boadu||01/14/2001||1||1||AZ Alkmaar||19th November 2019||19th November 2019|
|Memphis Depay||02/13/1994||52||19th||Olympique Lyon||15 October 2013||19th November 2019|
|Luuk de Jong||08/27/1990||22nd||5||Sevilla FC||February 9, 2011||19th November 2019|
|Quincy Promes||01/04/1992||42||7th||Ajax Amsterdam||5th March 2014||19th November 2019|
|Calvin Stengs||12/18/1998||1||0||AZ Alkmaar||19th November 2019||19th November 2019|
|Wout Weghorst||08/07/1992||4th||0||VfL Wolfsburg||23 March 2018||19th November 2019|
The information in the following tables (as of: November 19, 2019) relating to appearances and goals in official matches of Oranje . Players in bold are still active.
Other well-known players
The association trainers of the KNVB
In the first three years in which international matches took place, there was no official association coach (Dutch: Bondscoach ) of the KNVB. Kees van Hasselt , tailor and former Sparta Rotterdam player , is usually referred to as the coach of the team that played for the Netherlands in the early years; he was also the organizer of the first games and selected the teams from players of his circle of friends. Only in 1908, for the Olympic Games , was a qualified trainer employed, the Englishman Edgar Chadwick . The selection committee of the KNVB was responsible for the selection of the cadre until the 1950s; The only task of the bond coach was to manage the training and the games. The following coaches sat on the bench in chronological order at the national team's games (the dates of the first and last game are given):
|Trainer||first international match||last international match||Number of games in a row||Total number of games||comment|
|Kees van Hasselt||April 30, 1905||May 10, 1908||11||11|
|Edgar Chadwick||October 22, 1908||April 24, 1910||10||10|
|Jimmy Hogan||October 16, 1910||October 16, 1910||1||1|
|Edgar Chadwick||March 19, 1911||4th July 1912||11||21st|
|Fred Warburton||November 17, 1912||November 17, 1912||1||1|
|Edgar Chadwick||March 9, 1913||March 24, 1913||2||23|
|Tom Bradshaw||April 20, 1913||April 20, 1913||1||1|
|Edgar Chadwick||November 15, 1913||November 15, 1913||1||24|
|Billy Hunter||March 15, 1914||May 17, 1914||4th||4th|
|Jack Reynolds||June 9, 1919||June 9, 1919||1||1|
|Fred Warburton||August 24, 1919||May 15, 1921||12||13|
|Jim Waites||June 12, 1921||June 12, 1921||1||1|
|Fred Warburton||November 13, 1921||May 10, 1923||8th||21st|
|Bob Glendenning||November 25, 1923||November 25, 1923||1||1|
|Bill Townley||March 23, 1924||June 9, 1924||8th||8th|
|Jack Bollington||November 2, 1924||November 2, 1924||1||1|
|Bob Glendenning||March 15, 1925||April 21, 1940||86||87||Coach with most games in a row|
|Karel Kaufman||March 10, 1946||November 27, 1946||4th||4th|
|Jesse Carver||April 7, 1947||July 31, 1948||10||10|
|Tom Sneddon||November 21, 1948||November 21, 1948||1||1|
|Karel Kaufman||March 13, 1949||April 23, 1949||2||6th|
|Jaap van der Leck||June 12, 1949||May 30, 1954||29||29|
|Karel Kaufman||October 24, 1954||October 24, 1954||1||7th|
|Friedrich Donenfeld||March 13, 1955||March 13, 1955||1||1|
|Max Merkel||April 3, 1955||June 6, 1956||10||10|
|Wudi Müller||September 15, 1956||September 15, 1956||1||1|
|Friedrich Donenfeld||October 14, 1956||4th November 1956||2||3|
|George Hardwick||January 30, 1957||May 26, 1957||5||5|
|Elek Schwartz||September 11, 1957||May 24, 1964||49||49|
|Dennis Neville||September 30, 1964||November 14, 1965||8th||8th|
|Georg Keßler||March 23, 1966||January 28, 1970||28||28|
|František Fadrhonc||October 11, 1970||November 18, 1973||20th||20th|
|Rinus Michels||March 27, 1974||July 7th 1974||10||10||Supervisor for the 1974 World Cup, 1974 World Cup finalist|
|Georg Knobel||4th September 1974||June 19, 1976||15th||15th|
|Jan Zwartkruis||September 8, 1976||March 26, 1977||4th||4th|
|Ernst Happel||August 31, 1977||August 31, 1977||1||1||Supervisor for the 1978 World Cup|
|Jan Zwartkruis||5th October 1977||5th October 1977||1||5|
|Ernst Happel||October 12, 1977||October 12, 1977||1||2|
|Jan Zwartkruis||October 26, 1977||October 26, 1977||1||6th|
|Ernst Happel||February 22, 1978||June 25, 1978||10||12||World Cup finalist 1978|
|Jan Zwartkruis||20th September 1978||January 6, 1981||22nd||28|
|Rob Baan||February 22, 1981||February 22, 1981||1||1|
|Kees Rijvers||March 25, 1981||March 25, 1981||1||1|
|Rob Baan||April 29, 1981||April 29, 1981||1||2|
|Kees Rijvers||September 1, 1981||17th October 1984||20th||21st|
|Rinus Michels||November 14, 1984||23rd December 1984||2||12||since July 1, 1984 Technical Director|
|Leo Beenhakker||February 27, 1985||March 12, 1986||7th||7th|
|Rinus Michels||April 29, 1986||June 25, 1988||22nd||34||European champion in 1988|
|Thijs Libregts||September 14, 1988||December 20, 1989||11||11|
|Nol de Ruiter||February 21, 1990||March 28, 1990||2||2|
|Leo Beenhakker||May 30, 1990||June 24, 1990||6th||13|
|Rinus Michels||September 26, 1990||June 22, 1992||19th||53|
|Dick Advocaat||September 9, 1992||December 14, 1994||26th||26th|
|Guus Hiddink||January 18, 1995||December 14, 1996||20th||20th|
|Jan Rab||February 26, 1997||February 26, 1997||1||1|
|Guus Hiddink||March 29, 1997||July 11, 1998||18th||38|
|Frank Rijkaard||October 10, 1998||June 29, 2000||22nd||22nd|
|Louis van Gaal||September 2, 2000||November 10, 2001||14th||14th|
|Dick Advocaat||February 13, 2002||June 30, 2004||29||55|
|Marco van Basten||August 18, 2004||June 21, 2008||52||52|
|Bert van Marwijk||August 20, 2008||June 27, 2012||40||40||World Cup finalist 2010|
|Louis van Gaal||August 15, 2012||July 12, 2014||29||43||World Cup third without defeat|
|Guus Hiddink||September 9, 2014||June 30, 2015||10||48|
|Danny Blind||July 1, 2015||March 26, 2017||17th||17th|
|Fred Grim (interim)||May 31, 2017||4th June 2017||2||2|
|Dick Advocaat||June 9, 2017||November 14, 2017||7th||62|
|Ronald Koeman||23 March 2018||19th August 2020||20th||20th|
As of August 19, 2020
International matches against German-speaking national soccer teams
The Dutch are the second most common opponents of the German team.
(Results always from a Dutch perspective)
|International matches against Germany
(see also: Dutch-German football rivalry )
|1.||April 24, 1910||Arnhem||4: 2||Friendly match|
|2.||October 16, 1910||Kleve||2: 1||Friendly match|
|3.||March 24, 1912||Zwolle||5: 5||Friendly match|
|4th||November 17, 1912||Leipzig||3: 2||Friendly match|
|5.||April 5, 1914||Amsterdam||4: 4||Friendly match|
|6th||May 10, 1923||Hamburg||0-0||Friendly match|
|7th||April 21, 1924||Amsterdam||0: 1||Friendly match|
|8th.||March 29, 1925||Amsterdam||2: 1||Friendly match|
|9.||April 18, 1926||Dusseldorf||2: 4||Friendly match|
|10.||October 31, 1926||Amsterdam||2: 3||Friendly match|
|11.||November 20, 1927||Cologne||2: 2||Friendly match|
|12.||April 26, 1931||Amsterdam||1: 1||Friendly match|
|13.||4th December 1932||Dusseldorf||2-0||Friendly match|
|14th||February 17, 1935||Amsterdam||2: 3||Friendly match|
|15th||January 31, 1937||Dusseldorf||2: 2||Friendly match|
|16.||March 14, 1956||Dusseldorf||2: 1||Friendly match|
|17th||April 3, 1957||Amsterdam||1: 2||Friendly match|
|18th||October 21, 1959||Cologne||0: 7||Friendly match|
|19th||March 23, 1966||Rotterdam||2: 4||Friendly match|
|20th||July 7th 1974||Munich||1: 2||World Cup final|
|21st||17th May 1975||Frankfurt am Main||1: 1||Friendly match|
|22nd||June 18, 1978||Cordoba||2: 2||World Cup intermediate round|
|23.||December 20, 1978||Dusseldorf||1: 3||Friendly match|
|24.||June 14, 1980||Naples||2: 3||European Championship finals|
|25th||October 11, 1980||Eindhoven||1: 1||Friendly match|
|26th||May 14, 1986||Dortmund||1: 3||Friendly match|
|27.||June 21, 1988||Hamburg||2: 1||EM semifinals|
|28.||October 19, 1988||Munich||0-0||World Cup qualification|
|29||April 26, 1989||Rotterdam||1: 1||World Cup qualification|
|30th||June 24, 1990||Milan||1: 2||World Cup round of 16|
|31.||June 18, 1992||Gothenburg||3: 1||EM preliminary round|
|32.||April 24, 1996||Rotterdam||0: 1||Friendly match|
|33.||November 18, 1998||Gelsenkirchen||1: 1||Friendly match|
|34.||February 23, 2000||Amsterdam||2: 1||Friendly match|
|35.||November 20, 2002||Gelsenkirchen||3: 1||Friendly match|
|36.||June 14, 2004||postage||1: 1||EM preliminary round|
|37.||August 17, 2005||Rotterdam||2: 2||Friendly match|
|38.||November 15, 2011||Hamburg||0: 3||Friendly match|
|39.||June 13, 2012||Kharkiv||1: 2||EM preliminary round|
|40.||November 14, 2012||Amsterdam||0-0||Friendly match|
|17th November 2015||Hanover||called off||Friendly match|
|41.||October 13, 2018||Amsterdam||3-0||UEFA Nations League 2018/19|
|42.||19th November 2018||Gelsenkirchen||2: 2||UEFA Nations League 2018/19|
|43.||March 24, 2019||Amsterdam||2: 3||European Championship qualification|
|44.||September 6, 2019||Hamburg||4: 2||European Championship qualification|
|International matches against the GDR|
|1.||May 14, 1961||Leipzig||1: 1||World Cup qualification|
|2.||April 5th 1967||Leipzig||3: 4||European Championship qualification|
|3.||September 13, 1967||Amsterdam||1-0||European Championship qualification|
|4th||November 11, 1970||Dresden||0: 1||European Championship qualification|
|5.||October 10, 1971||Rotterdam||3: 2||European Championship qualification|
|6th||June 30, 1974||Gelsenkirchen||2-0||World Cup intermediate round|
|7th||November 15, 1978||Rotterdam||3-0||European Championship qualification|
|8th.||November 21, 1979||Leipzig||3: 2||European Championship qualification|
|9.||March 12, 1986||Leipzig||1-0||Friendly match|
|International matches against Saarland|
|1.||November 16, 1955||Saarbrücken||2: 1||Friendly match|
|2.||June 6, 1956||Amsterdam||3: 2||Friendly match|
|International matches against Switzerland|
|1.||May 16, 1920||Basel||1: 2||Friendly match|
|2.||March 28, 1921||Amsterdam||2-0||Friendly match|
|3.||November 19, 1922||Bern||0: 5||Friendly match|
|4th||November 25, 1923||Amsterdam||4: 1||Friendly match|
|5.||April 19, 1925||Zurich||1: 4||Friendly match|
|6th||March 28, 1926||Amsterdam||5-0||Friendly match|
|7th||May 6, 1928||Basel||1: 2||Friendly match|
|8th.||March 17, 1929||Amsterdam||3: 2||Friendly match|
|9.||November 2, 1930||Zurich||3: 6||Friendly match|
|10.||January 22, 1933||Amsterdam||0: 2||Friendly match|
|11.||May 27, 1934||Milan||2: 3||World Cup round of 16|
|12.||November 4, 1934||Bern||4: 2||Friendly match|
|13.||March 7, 1937||Amsterdam||2: 1||Friendly match|
|14th||May 7, 1939||Bern||1: 2||Friendly match|
|15th||September 21, 1947||Amsterdam||6: 2||Friendly match|
|16.||October 15, 1950||Basel||5: 7||Friendly match|
|17th||March 22, 1953||Amsterdam||1: 2||Friendly match|
|18th||May 30, 1954||Zurich||1: 3||Friendly match|
|19th||May 19, 1955||Rotterdam||4: 1||Friendly match|
|20th||September 15, 1956||Lausanne||3: 2||Friendly match|
|21st||November 2, 1958||Rotterdam||2-0||Friendly match|
|22nd||May 18, 1960||Zurich||1: 3||Friendly match|
|23.||November 11, 1962||Amsterdam||3: 1||European Championship qualification|
|24.||March 31, 1963||Bern||1: 1||European Championship qualification|
|25th||October 17, 1965||Amsterdam||0-0||World Cup qualification|
|26th||November 14, 1965||Bern||1: 2||World Cup qualification|
|27.||October 9, 1974||Rotterdam||1-0||Friendly match|
|28.||October 11, 1978||Bern||3: 1||European Championship qualification|
|29||March 28, 1979||Eindhoven||3-0||European Championship qualification|
|30th||September 1, 1981||Zurich||1: 2||Friendly match|
|31.||June 13, 1996||Birmingham||2-0||EM preliminary round|
|32.||August 22, 2007||Geneva||1: 2||Friendly match|
|33.||November 11, 2011||Amsterdam||0-0||Friendly match|
|International matches against Liechtenstein|
|1.||September 3, 2004||Utrecht||3-0||Friendly match|
|International matches against Austria|
|1.||June 30, 1912||Stockholm||3: 1||Olympic quarter-finals|
|2.||December 10, 1933||Amsterdam||0: 1||Friendly match|
|3.||May 26, 1957||Vienna||2: 3||World Cup qualification|
|4th||September 25, 1957||Amsterdam||1: 1||World Cup qualification|
|5.||April 12, 1964||Amsterdam||1: 1||Friendly match|
|6th||September 18, 1966||Vienna||1: 2||Friendly match|
|7th||March 28, 1973||Vienna||0: 1||Friendly match|
|8th.||March 27, 1974||Rotterdam||1: 1||Friendly match|
|9.||May 20, 1978||Vienna||1-0||Friendly match|
|10.||June 14, 1978||Cordoba||5: 1||World Cup intermediate round|
|11.||November 14, 1984||Vienna||0: 1||World Cup qualification|
|12.||May 1, 1985||Rotterdam||1: 1||World Cup qualification|
|13.||May 30, 1990||Vienna||2: 3||Friendly match|
|14th||May 27, 1992||Sittard||3: 2||Friendly match|
|15th||October 16, 2002||Vienna||3-0||European Championship qualification|
|16.||September 6, 2003||Rotterdam||3: 1||European Championship qualification|
|17th||March 26, 2008||Vienna||4: 3||Friendly match|
|18th||February 9, 2011||Eindhoven||3: 1||Friendly match|
National colors on the jersey
Since the preparation games for EM 2000, the national team has been wearing its own national flag next to the opponent's flag and the date of the game underneath it on the home jerseys on the left chest below the KNVB logo and on the World Cup away jerseys on the right sleeve. This is now practiced by almost all teams - especially at large tournaments.
The term "Oranjes"
The Dutch national team is often referred to in German as the "Oranjes". “Oranje” is a synonym for the Netherlands, for example in the Dutch expression “Oranje boven”. The German plural variant is a designation for members of the royal family in Dutch. The national team, on the other hand, is called in the singular "Oranje".
The origin lies in the royal house of Orange- Nassau, Dutch Orange, whereby the origin was in the French county Orange , which William I of Orange-Nassau inherited. He led the Dutch to independence from the Spanish in the 16th century . The national anthem " Het Wilhelmus " is dedicated to him and orange became the national color of the Netherlands.
- Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905-1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 .
- Zeger van Herwaarden, Het Oranje W K-boek , De Arbeiderspers / Het Sporthuis Amsterdam / Antwerpen 2010, ISBN 978-90-295-7219-4 .
- The FIFA / Coca-Cola World Ranking. In: fifa.com. July 16, 2020, accessed July 21, 2020 .
- Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905–1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 , p. 8f.
- Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905–1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 , p. 11.
- Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905–1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 , p. 22.
- Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905–1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 , p. 26.
- Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905–1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 , p. 28.
- Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905–1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 , p. 27.
- Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905–1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 , p. 18.
- Anniversary book for the 50th anniversary of the association in 1950; op.cit. in Marco Meeuwse: Jan de Natris , in: Ajax vanaf de oprichting dead 1930 ( Memento from May 14, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
- Willem Vissers, Nigel de Jong is niet de enige , in: De Volkskrant of October 4, 2010, online version viewed on February 2, 2011; also: Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905-1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 , p. 32.
- op.cit. in Jan Luitzen: Jan de Natris (1895–1972): De opstandige dwarserik , in: Mik Schots & Jan Luitzen, Tovenaars in Oranje . AW Bruna, Utrecht 2004, ISBN 90-229-8813-9 , p. 161; also in Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905-1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 , p. 33.
- Johan Derksen et al., Het Nederlands Elftal 1905–1989. De historie van Oranje , Weekbladpers BV / Voetbal International, Amsterdam 1989, ISBN 90-236-7211-9 , p. 120.
- Zeger van Herwaarden, Het Oranje W K-boek , De Arbeiderspers / Het Sporthuis Amsterdam / Antwerpen 2010, ISBN 978-90-295-7219-4 , p. 29.
- "'Period Lotsy', het begin"; Zeger van Herwaarden, Het Oranje W K-boek , De Arbeiderspers / Het Sporthuis Amsterdam / Antwerpen 2010, ISBN 978-90-295-7219-4 , p. 29.
- Süddeutsche Zeitung : Football World Cup 1978: Cruyff reveals attempted kidnapping , May 17, 2010
- On the EM 1980 see Het toernooi van 1980 verslag (PDF; 203 kB), viewed on October 27, 2010
- Scifo: “The Mentality Counts” , FIFA homepage of September 14, 2009, viewed on May 31, 2011
- VAN MARWIJK ROEPT FER, MADURO EN MARCELLIS OP - 8 AUGUSTUS 2010 ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Website Ons Oranje from October 15, 2008
- Oranje speelt gelijk tegen Tunesië ( Memento of February 13, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), Ons Oranje website of February 11, 2009. Accessed on August 24, 2015.
- Bert van Marwijk gematigd tevreden ( Memento from August 15, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), OnsOranje website of the KNVB from August 13, 2009
- 'Slechtste duel onder mijn leiding' ( Memento from September 8, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), OnsOranje website of the KNVB from September 5, 2009
- Elia schiet Oranje naar record ( Memento from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), OnsOranje website of the KNVB from September 9, 2009
- Ronaldo shoots Oranje out of the tournament , Spiegel Online from June 17, 2012 (accessed June 18, 2012).
- Nederlands elftal historically zwak ( memento from June 26, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) (German: Dutch team historically weak), message on the homepage of the Dutch football association KNVB from June 18, 2012 (in Dutch, accessed on June 18, 2012).
- Bondscoach van Marwijk throws down , Spiegel Online from June 27, 2012 (accessed June 27, 2012).
- Van Gaal nieuwe bondscoach ( memento of July 11, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) (German: Van Gaal new national coach), notification on the KNVB homepage of July 6, 2012 (accessed on August 1, 2012).
- Kluivert assistant bij Oranje ( Memento from June 26, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) (German: Kluivert assistant near Oranje), notification on the KNVB homepage of July 31, 2012 (accessed on August 1, 2012).
- fifa.com: Bad start for van Gaal
- Italy and the Netherlands qualified for the World Cup early. In: fussball-wm-total.de. FOOTBALL World Cup total, September 11, 2013, accessed on September 11, 2013 .
- Der Tagesspiegel : Brazil is losing and is no longer even crying , Armin Lehmann, July 13, 2014
- Advocaat stops working as a bond coach. In: sport1.de. Retrieved December 26, 2017 .
- The Netherlands under bond coach Ronald Koeman: This is what a radical change looks like
- German misery continues, 0: 3 against the Netherlands , derstandard.de, accessed on October 15, 2018
- Germany is relegated to the Nations League , faz.net, accessed on November 17, 2018
- 2: 2 after 2: 0! Van Dijk shocks the DFB team , kicker.de, accessed on November 20, 2018
- The placements from 5th place onwards were determined by FIFA without any placement games. See: All-time FIFA World Cup Ranking 1930–2010 (PDF; 200 kB)
- Spelers & Staf. In: onsoranje.nl. Retrieved August 25, 2020 .
- onsoranje.nl: Nederlands elftal - history (partly out of date)
- Current data
- onsoranje.nl: Nederlands elftal - Spelers & Staf