SC Cambuur

Football club infobox
clubname = SC Cambuur

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founded = June 19, 1964
ground = Cambuur Stadion
Leeuwarden
capacity = 10,000
chairman = flagicon|USA Alex Pama
manager = flagicon|Netherlands Stanley Menzo
league = Eerste Divisie
season = 2007-08
position = Eerste Divisie, 17th
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SC Cambuur Leeuwarden, formed on June 19, 1964, is a Dutch football club, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie. The club's home ground is the 10,000 seater Cambuur Stadion and they play in yellow shirts and blue shorts. The club's emblem originates from the coat of arms of the House of Cammingha, a Dutch noble family. SC Cambuur played four seasons in the Eredivisie. In 2000 the club went down to the Eerste Divisie and has been there without success. In the eighties and nineties the club was a regular contender in the Eerste Divisie playoffs. Cambuur won the Eerste Divisie title in 1992 and promotion in 1998. Back then Leeuwarder millionaire Jan Riedstra (64) was involved. He left the club in 1999 and after his departure the club went almost bankrupt in 2005. The same Jan Riedstra saved the club with his friends Wim Sleijfer, Dirk Hoekstra and Klaas Buwalda by buying the stadium and clearing the club's debt. Under the leadership of Dutch American GM Alex Pama the club has found its way up.

Current squad

Managers

* Leo Beenhakker (1972-1975)
* Nol de Ruiter (1976-1980)
* Henk de Jonge (1980-1983)
* Theo Verlangen (1983-1985)
* Fritz Korbach (1985-1988)
* Sandor Popovic (1988-1990)
* Rob Baan (1990-1992)
* Theo de Jong (1992-1993)
* Fritz Korbach (1993-1995)
* Han Berger (1995-1998)
* Gert Kruys (1998-2002)
*flagicon|ENG Rob McDonald (2002-2003)
* Dick de Boer (2003-2004)
* Jan Schulting (2005)
* Roy Wesseling (2005-2007)
* Gerrie Schouwenaar (2007-replaced Roy Wesseling mid season)
* Jurrie Koolhof (2007-2008)
* Stanley Menzo (2008-present)

Notable former players

* Willem van der Ark
* Frank Berghuis
* Gregg Berhalter
* Foeke Booy
* Jan Bruin
* Dirk Jan Derksen
* Johan Derksen
* Marinus Dijkhuizen
* Jack de Gier
* Fred Grim
* Jerry Haatrecht
* Winston Haatrecht
* Nico Jan Hoogma
* Bert Konterman
* Harry van der Laan
* Stefan Jansen
* Michael Mols
* Robin Nelisse
* Mark Payne
* Bernard Schuiteman
* Jaap Stam
* Erik Tammer
* Gus Uhlenbeek

upporters

One fan group is "The M.I.-Side" who stand on the South and North stands at Cambuur Stadion. The name comes from the streets where the stands are built: "M" for the Marathonstraat and "I" for the Insulindestraat. The hardcore fans of SC Cambuur now sit close to the away fans on the northern side of the stadium. Although Cambuur not being a big club they got one of the most notorious firms of the Dutch first division.Fact|date=March 2008

Rivals

The biggest rivalalry is with SC Heerenveen. Other rivals are FC Groningen, BV Veendam, FC Zwolle, Go Ahead Eagles and FC Emmen.

Recent History

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ee also

*List of football clubs in the Netherlands
*Eerste Divisie

External links

* [http://www.cambuur.nl/ Official website]


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