Feyenoord Rotterdam was founded on 19 July 1908. The club’s traditional home kit features a halved red and white shirt with black shorts. Along with Ajax and PSV, Feyenoord are one of the “Big Three” sides in the Netherlands and have never been relegated from the Eredivisie.
Known as the people’s club, Feyenoord have retired the number 12 jersey, in honour of the club’s twelfth man, their supporters.
Feyenoord’s home stadium is De Kuip, which was built in 1937. The stadium has a capacity of 51,117.
Feyenoord have won fourteen Eredivisie titles, most recently in the 1998-99 season. The club has also won eleven KNVB Cups, two UEFA Cups and a European Cup. The club was crowned champions of Europe in the 1969-70 season after beating Celtic 2-1 in Milan.
The club’s all-time leading goalscorer is Jaap Barendregt, who scored 196 goals in 238 matches for the club. Coen Moulijn holds the record for most club appearances, playing 487 times for the club.
Dutch legends Ruud Gullit and Johan Cruyff both played had spells at the club in the 1980s. Other notable players to have played for the club include Graziano Pelle, Nuri Sahin, Roy Makaay, Salomon Kalou and Henrik Larsson. Notable graduates of the club’s academy include Robin van Persie, Jonathan de Guzman, Daryl Janmaat, Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordy Clasie.
The club’s current manager is Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who took over in 2015. Notable former managers include Ronald Koeman and Bert van Marwijk.