Willem II
Full name Willem II Tilburg
Nickname(s) Tricolores
Short name Willem II
Founded 12 August 1896
Ground Koning Willem II Stadion
(Capacity: 14,637)
Chairman Flag of None Vacant
Manager Netherlands Erwin van de Looi
Current League Eredivisie 
2016-17 Eredivisie, 13th
Website Club home page
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Willem II is a Dutch football club based in Tilburg, Netherlands. The team was founded on 12 August 1896 as Tilburgia. On 12 January 1898, the club was renamed Willem II, after Dutch king William II of the Netherlands, who, as Prince of Orange and commander of the Dutch army, had his military headquarters in Tilburg during the Belgian uprising of 1830 and also spent a lot of time in the city after becoming king and eventually died while he was there.

Notable former players for the club include Dutch internationals Jan van Roessel, Joris Mathijsen, Jaap Stam, Marc Overmars as well as Finland's Sami Hyypiä. The club's shirt consists of red-white-blue vertical stripes, inspired by the colours of the flag of the Netherlands. Willem II plays its home matches in the Koning Willem II Stadion, also named after the King. The stadium, opened on May 31, 1995, has a capacity of 14,700 spectators. The average attendance in 2004–05 was 12,500 people.

The club has won the Eredivisie and the Eerste Divisie a total of three times in both respects all in all.

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Willem II current squad - 2017-18

1 Lamprou · 3 Heerkens · 4 Peters (c) · 5 Koppers · 6 Ojo · 7 Schuurman · 8 Haye · 9 Sol · 10 Falkenburg · 14 Croux · 15 Wuytens · 16 Sakor · 17 Van den Boomen · 20 Kali · 22 Ogbeche · 23 Bertrams · 24 Joppen · 25 Lieftink · 26 Tshimanga · 28 Abubakar · 29 Lachman · 30 Calcan · 31 Branderhorst · 46 Van Anholt · 58 Oularé ·

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