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Netherlands Netherlands
Royal Netherlands Football Association Logo
Nickname(s) Oranje
Holland
Association KNVB
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Netherlands Danny Blind
Asst coach Netherlands Marco van Basten
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy
Captain Netherlands Arjen Robben
Most caps Netherlands Edwin van der Sar (130)
Top scorer Netherlands Robin van Persie (50)
Ground Amsterdam ArenA (53,502)
De Kuip (51,137)
FIFA code NED
FIFA ranking 17 (5 May 2016)
Highest FIFA ranking 1 (August 2011-September 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 25 (May 1998)
Elo ranking 14 (3 December 2015)
Highest Elo ranking 1 (Mar 1911 – Mar 1912, Jun 1912, Aug 1920; Jun 1978, Jun 1988 – Jun 1990, Jun–Sep 1992, Jun 2002, Jun–Sep 2003, Oct 2005, Jun 2008, Jul 2010, Jun 2014)
Lowest Elo ranking 56 (1954)
First international Belgium Belgium 0-0 Netherlands Netherlands
Biggest win Netherlands Netherlands 11-0 San Marino San Marino
Biggest defeat England England 12-2 Netherlands Netherlands
World Cup appearances 9 (First in 1934)
Best result Runners-Up, 1974, 1978, 2010
UEFA European Championship appearances 9 (First in 1976)
Best result Winners, 1988
NED 1NED 2

The Netherlands national football team is the national association football team of the Netherlands and is controlled by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB). It won Euro '88 and reached two consecutive World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978, but lost both finals to their respective host nations, West Germany and Argentina. At the peak of its success in the 1970s, the team was famous for its mastery of Total Football and was nicknamed Clockwork Oranje for its precision passing. In many countries and even the Netherlands itself, the team is colloquially referred to as Holland.

History

Main article: History of the Netherlands national football team

FIFA World Cup history

Main article: Netherlands FIFA World Cup history

FIFA World Cup

UEFA European Football Championship

Main article: Netherlands UEFA European Football Championship history

Recent fixtures

Results and fixtures

For all past match results of the national team, see the team's results page

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the current or upcoming seasons.

2014

Friendly 5 March France Flag of France.png 2 – 0 Netherlands.png Netherlands Paris, France  
21:00 (UTC+1) Benzema Soccerball 32'
Matuidi Soccerball 41'
Report Stadium: Stade de France
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
Friendly 17 May Netherlands Netherlands.png 1 – 1 Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador Amsterdam, Netherlands  
20:30 (UTC+2) Van Persie Soccerball 37' Report Montero Soccerball 9' Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)
Friendly 31 May Netherlands Netherlands.png 1 – 0 Flag of Ghana.png Ghana Rotterdam, Netherlands  
20:30 (UTC+2) Van Persie Soccerball 5' Report Stadium: De Kuip
Attendance: 51,117
Referee: Carlos Miguel Taborda Xistra (Portugal)
Friendly 4 June Netherlands Netherlands.png 2 – 0 Flag of Wales.gif Wales Amsterdam, Netherlands  
20:30 (UTC+2) Robben Soccerball 32'
Lens Soccerball 76'
Report Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Bülent Yıldırım (Turkey)
2014 FIFA World Cup 13 June Spain Flag of Spain.png 1 – 5 Netherlands.png Netherlands Salvador, Brazil  
16:00 (UTC−3) Alonso Soccerball 27' (pen.) Report Van Persie Soccerball 44'72'
Robben Soccerball 53'80'
De Vrij Soccerball 65'
Stadium: Arena Fonte Nova
Attendance: 48,173
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
2014 FIFA World Cup 18 June Australia Flag of Australia.png 2 – 3 Netherlands.png Netherlands Porto Alegre, Brazil  
13:00 (UTC−3) Cahill Soccerball 21'
Jedinak Soccerball 54' (pen.)
Report Robben Soccerball 20'
Van Persie Soccerball 58'
Memphis Soccerball 68'
Stadium: Estádio Beira-Rio
Attendance: 42,877
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
2014 FIFA World Cup 23 June Netherlands Netherlands.png 2 – 0 Flag of CHI.png Chile São Paulo, Brazil  
13:00 (UTC−3) Fer Soccerball 77'
Memphis Soccerball 90+2'
Report Stadium: Arena de São Paulo
Attendance: 62,996
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
2014 FIFA World Cup 29 June Netherlands Netherlands.png 2 – 1 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Fortaleza, Brazil  
13:00 (UTC−3) Sneijder Soccerball 88'
Huntelaar Soccerball 90+4' (pen.)
Report G. dos Santos Soccerball 48' Stadium: Estádio Castelão
Attendance: 58,817
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)
2014 FIFA World Cup 5 July Netherlands Netherlands.png 0 – 0
(4 – 3 pen)
Flag of Costa Rica.png Costa Rica Salvador, Brazil  
17:00 (UTC−3) Report Stadium: Arena Fonte Nova
Attendance: 51,179
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
    Penalties  
Van Persie Soccerball
Robben Soccerball
Sneijder Soccerball
Kuyt Soccerball
  Soccerball Borges
-Soccerball shade cross Ruiz
Soccerball González
Soccerball Bolaños
-Soccerball shade cross Umaña
2014 FIFA World Cup 9 July Netherlands Netherlands.png 0 – 0
(2 – 4 pen)
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina São Paulo, Brazil  
17:00 (UTC−3) Report Stadium: Arena de São Paulo
Attendance: 61,606
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
    Penalties  
Vlaar -Soccerball shade cross
Robben Soccerball
Sneijder -Soccerball shade cross
Kuyt Soccerball
  Soccerball Messi
Soccerball Garay
Soccerball Agüero
Soccerball Rodríguez
2014 FIFA World Cup 12 July Brazil Brazil.png 0 – 3 Netherlands.png Netherlands Brasília, Brazil  
17:00 (UTC−3) Report Van Persie Soccerball 3' (pen.)
Blind Soccerball 17'
Wijnaldum Soccerball 90+1'
Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Attendance: 68,034
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
Friendly 4 September Italy Flag of Italy.gif 2 – 0 Netherlands.png Netherlands Bari, Italy  
20:45 (UTC+2) Immobile Soccerball 3'
De Rossi Soccerball 10' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Stadio San Nicola
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
UEFA Euro 2016 Q 9 September Czech Republic Flag of Czech.jpg 2 – 1 Netherlands.png Netherlands Prague, Czech Republic  
20:45 (UTC+2) Dočkal Soccerball 22'
Pilař Soccerball 90+1'
Report de Vrij Soccerball 55' Stadium: Generali Arena
Attendance: 17,946
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
UEFA Euro 2016 Q 10 October Netherlands Netherlands.png 3 – 1 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Amsterdam, Netherlands  
20:45 (UTC+2) Huntelaar Soccerball 62'
Afellay Soccerball 82'
Van Persie Soccerball 89' (pen.)
Report Abdulin Soccerball 17' Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
UEFA Euro 2016 Q 13 October Iceland Flag of Iceland.png 2 – 0 Netherlands.png Netherlands Reykjavík, Iceland  
18:45 (UTC±0) G. Sigurðsson Soccerball 10' (pen.)42' Report Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)
Friendly 12 November Netherlands Netherlands.png 2 – 3 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Amsterdam, Netherlands  
20:30 (UTC+1) Sneijder Soccerball 49'
Blind Soccerball 74'
Report Vela Soccerball 8'62'
J. Hernandez Soccerball 69'
Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
UEFA Euro 2016 Q 16 November Netherlands Netherlands.png 6 – 0 Latvia.png Latvia Amsterdam, Netherlands  
18:00 (UTC+1) Van Persie Soccerball 6'
Robben Soccerball 35'82'
Huntelaar Soccerball 42'89'
Bruma Soccerball 78'
Report Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Attendance: 47,500
Referee: Liran Liany (Israel)


2015

UEFA Euro 2016 Q 28 March Netherlands Netherlands.png v Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Amsterdam, Netherlands  
20:45 (UTC+1) Report Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Friendly 31 March Netherlands Netherlands.png v Flag of Spain.png Spain Amsterdam, Netherlands  
20:45 (UTC+1) Report Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Friendly 5 June Netherlands Netherlands.png v Flag of the United States.png United States Amsterdam, Netherlands  
20:45 (UTC+1) [1] Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
UEFA Euro 2016 Q 13 October Netherlands Netherlands.png v Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic Amsterdam, Netherlands  
20:45 (UTC+1) Report Stadium: Amsterdam Arena

Current squad

The following 23 players were named for the 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.

Caps and goals updated as June 4, 2014 after the match against Wales.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
22 1GK Michel Vorm October 20, 1983 (1983-10-20) (age 33) 14 0 Flag of Wales Swansea City
1 1GK Jasper Cillessen April 22, 1989 (1989-04-22) (age 28) 20 0 Netherlands Ajax
23 1GK Tim Krul April 3, 1988 (1988-04-03) (age 29) 7 0 England Newcastle United
2 2DF Ron Vlaar February 16, 1985 (1985-02-16) (age 32) 24 1 England Aston Villa
7 2DF Daryl Janmaat July 22, 1989 (1989-07-22) (age 27) 16 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
4 2DF Bruno Martins Indi February 8, 1992 (1992-02-08) (age 25) 16 2 Netherlands Feyenoord
3 2DF Stefan de Vrij February 5, 1992 (1992-02-05) (age 25) 12 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
13 2DF Joël Veltman January 15, 1992 (1992-01-15) (age 25) 2 0 Netherlands Ajax
12 2DF Paul Verhaegh September 1, 1983 (1983-09-01) (age 33) 2 0 Germany Augsburg
14 2DF Terence Kongolo February 14, 1994 (1994-02-14) (age 23) 1 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
10 3MF Wesley Sneijder June 9, 1984 (1984-06-09) (age 33) 99 26 Flag of Turkey Galatasaray
8 3MF Nigel de Jong November 13, 1984 (1984-11-13) (age 32) 71 1 Flag of Italy Milan
5 3MF Daley Blind March 9, 1990 (1990-03-09) (age 27) 12 0 Netherlands Ajax
6 3MF Jonathan de Guzmán September 13, 1987 (1987-09-13) (age 29) 10 0 Flag of Wales Swansea City
16 3MF Jordy Clasie June 27, 1991 (1991-06-27) (age 25) 11 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
18 3MF Leroy Fer January 5, 1990 (1990-01-05) (age 27) 6 0 England Norwich City
20 3MF Georginio Wijnaldum November 11, 1990 (1990-11-11) (age 26) 5 1 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
15 4FW Dirk Kuyt July 22, 1980 (1980-07-22) (age 36) 98 24 Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
9 4FW Robin van Persie August 6, 1983 (1983-08-06) (age 33) 85 43 England Manchester United
11 4FW Arjen Robben January 23, 1984 (1984-01-23) (age 33) 75 23 Germany Bayern Munich
19 4FW Klaas-Jan Huntelaar August 12, 1983 (1983-08-12) (age 33) 62 34 Germany Schalke 04
17 4FW Jeremain Lens November 24, 1987 (1987-11-24) (age 29) 22 8 Flag of Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
21 4FW Memphis Depay February 13, 1994 (1994-02-13) (age 23) 13 2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jeroen Zoet 6 January 1991 (1991-01-06) (age 26) 0 0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
GK Kenneth Vermeer April 22, 1989 (1989-04-22) (age 28) 4 0 Netherlands Ajax v. Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador, May 17, 2014 (preliminary)
GK Maarten Stekelenburg September 22, 1982 (1982-09-22) (age 34) 54 0 England Fulham v. Flag of France.png France, March 5, 2014 (preliminary)
DF Patrick van Aanholt 29 August 1990 (1990-08-29) (age 26) 2 0 Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
DF Karim Rekik 2 December 1994 (1994-12-02) (age 22) 1 0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
DF Gregory van der Wiel February 3, 1988 (1988-02-03) (age 29) 37 0 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain v. Flag of France.png France, March 5, 2014
DF Jeffrey Bruma November 13, 1991 (1991-11-13) (age 25) 7 0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven v. Flag of France.png France, March 5, 2014 (preliminary)
DF Jetro Willems March 30, 1994 (1994-03-30) (age 23) 11 0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven v. Flag of Japan.png Japan, November 16, 2013INJ
DF Ricardo van Rhijn June 13, 1991 (1991-06-13) (age 26) 7 0 Netherlands Ajax v. Estonia.png Estonia, September 6, 2013 (preliminary)
DF John Heitinga November 15, 1983 (1983-11-15) (age 33) 87 7 England Fulham v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China, June 11, 2013
DF Erik Pieters August 7, 1988 (1988-08-07) (age 28) 17 0 England Stoke City v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China, June 11, 2013
DF Miquel Nelom September 22, 1990 (1990-09-22) (age 26) 2 0 Netherlands Feyenoord v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China, June 11, 2013
DF Dwight Tiendalli October 21, 1985 (1985-10-21) (age 31) 2 0 Flag of Wales Swansea City v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China, June 11, 2013
MF Tonny Vilhena 3 January 1995 (1995-01-03) (age 22) 0 0 Netherlands Feyenoord 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
MF Rafael van der Vaart 11 February 1983 (1983-02-11) (age 34) 109 25 Germany Hamburg 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad INJ
MF Marco van Ginkel December 1, 1992 (1992-12-01) (age 24) 2 0 England Chelsea v. Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador, May 17, 2014 (preliminary)
MF Davy Klaassen February 21, 1993 (1993-02-21) (age 24) 1 0 Netherlands Ajax v. Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador, May 17, 2014 (preliminary)
MF Kevin Strootman February 13, 1990 (1990-02-13) (age 27) 25 3 Flag of Italy Roma v. Flag of France.png France, March 5, 2014
MF Stijn Schaars January 11, 1984 (1984-01-11) (age 33) 23 0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven v. Flag of France.png France, March 5, 2014
MF Siem de Jong January 28, 1989 (1989-01-28) (age 28) 6 2 Netherlands Ajax v. Flag of France.png France, March 5, 2014
MF Davy Pröpper September 2, 1991 (1991-09-02) (age 25) 0 0 Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem v. Flag of France.png France, March 5, 2014 (preliminary)
MF Adam Maher July 20, 1993 (1993-07-20) (age 23) 5 0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven v. Flag of Andorra.png Andorra, September 10, 2013
MF Jens Toornstra April 4, 1989 (1989-04-04) (age 28) 2 0 Netherlands Utrecht v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China, June 11, 2013
MF Lerin Duarte August 11, 1990 (1990-08-11) (age 26) 0 0 Netherlands Ajax v. Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China, June 11, 2013
FW Jean-Paul Boëtius 22 March 1994 (1994-03-22) (age 23) 1 0 Netherlands Feyenoord 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
FW Quincy Promes 4 January 1992 (1992-01-04) (age 25) 1 0 Netherlands Twente Enschede 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
FW Luciano Narsingh September 13, 1990 (1990-09-13) (age 26) 7 2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven v. Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador, May 17, 2014 (preliminary)
FW Luc Castaignos September 27, 1992 (1992-09-27) (age 24) 0 0 Netherlands Twente Enschede v. Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador, May 17, 2014 (preliminary)
FW Jürgen Locadia July 11, 1993 (1993-07-11) (age 23) 0 0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven v. Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador, May 17, 2014 (preliminary)INJ
FW Ruben Schaken April 3, 1982 (1982-04-03) (age 35) 6 2 Netherlands Feyenoord v. Flag of Hungary.png Hungary, October 11, 2013 (preliminary)
FW Ricky van Wolfswinkel January 27, 1989 (1989-01-27) (age 28) 2 0 England Norwich City v. Flag of Hungary.png Hungary, October 11, 2013 (preliminary)

Notes INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury

Current coaching staff

Position Name Notes
Manager Netherlands Danny Blind
Assistant Manager Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy
Assistant Manager Netherlands Marco van Basten
Goalkeeping Coach Netherlands Patrick Lodewijks
Fitness Coach Netherlands Rene Wormhoudt
Team Manager Netherlands Hans Jorritsma
Physician Netherlands Gert-Jan Goudswaard

Alumni

Former players

Main article: List of Dutch international players

Managers

Main article: List of Dutch international managers

Honours

External links

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League competitions KNVB Cup competitions
Eredivisie Netherlands KNVB Cup
Eerste Divisie (U-21) (U-19) Johan Cruijff Schaal
Tweede Divisie (from 2016) (U-17) (U-16) KNVB Amateur Cup
Derde Divisie List of Players KNVB District Cup
Hoofdklasse List of clubs
Eerste, Tweede, Derde List of stadiums
Vierde, Vijfde
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Netherlands – 1934 FIFA World Cup

1. Anderiesen 2. Bakhuys 3. Graafland 4. Halle 5. Lagendaal 6. Mijnders 7. Mol 8. Oprinsen 9. Paauwe 10. Pellikaan 11. Schoemaker 12. Smit 13. Van der Meulen 14. Van Diepenbeek 15. Van Heel 16. Van Male 17. Van Nellen 18. Van Run 19. Vente 20. Vrauwdeunt 21. Weber 22. Wels

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Netherlands – 1938 FIFA World Cup

1. Anderiesen 2. Been 3. Caldenhove 4. de Boer 5. de Harder 6. de Winter 7. Drok 8. Hogenbirk 9. Michel 10. Ooms 11. Paauwe 12. Pijpers 13. Plenter 14. Punt 15. Smit 16. van der Veen 17. van Heel 18. van Male 19. van Spaandonck 20. Vente 21. Weber 22. Wels

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Netherlands – 1974 FIFA World Cup

1. Geels 2. Haan 3. van Hanegem 4. van Ierssel 5. Israël 6. Jansen 7. de Jong 8. Jongbloed 9. Keizer 10. R. van de Kerkhof 11. W. van de Kerkhof 12. Krol 13. Neeskens 14. Cruijff 15. Rensenbrink 16. Rep 17. Rijsbergen 18. Schrijvers 19. Strik 20. Suurbier 21. Treijtel 22. Vos

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Netherlands – 1978 FIFA World Cup

1. Schrijvers 2. Poortvliet 3. Schoenaker 4. van Kraay 5. Krol 6. Jansen 7. Wildschut 8. Jongbloed 9. Haan 10. R. van de Kerkhof 11. W. van de Kerkhof 12. Rensenbrink 13. Neeskens 14. Boskamp 15. Hovenkamp 16. Rep 17. Rijsbergen 18. Nanninga 19. Doesburg 20. Suurbier 21. Lubse 22. Brandts

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 1976

1. Schrijvers 2. Suurbier 3. Rijsbergen 4. Van Kraay 5. Krol 6. Neeskens 7. Jansen 8. Rep 9. Cruijff 10. W. van de Kerkhof 11. Rensenbrink 12. Van Hanegem 13. Geels 14. Peters 15. R. van de Kerkhof 16. Arntz 17. Ruiter 18. Jongbloed 19. Kist 20. Meutstege

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 1980

1. Schrijvers 2. Wijnstekers 3. Van de Korput 4. Hovenkamp 5. Krol 6. Poortvliet 7. R. van de Kerkhof 8. W. van de Kerkhof 9. Kist 10. Haan 11. Otto 12. Rep 13. Nanninga 14. Koster 15. Stevens 16. Doesburg 17. Vreijsen 18. Thijssen 19. Zondervan 20. van Breukelen 21. Brandts 22. Metgod

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