Netherlands Eerste Divisie 05/06 18:00 38 [1] FC Emmen v ADO Den Haag [4] W 3-0
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 04/29 18:00 37 [3] FC Eindhoven v FC Emmen [1] L 1-0
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 04/22 18:00 36 [1] FC Emmen v Roda JC [4] W 2-0
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 04/15 18:00 35 [18] FC Dordrecht v FC Emmen [1] W 0-1
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 04/08 18:00 34 [1] FC Emmen v AZ Reserves [12] W 3-0
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 04/01 18:00 33 [8] De Graafschap v FC Emmen [1] D 1-1
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 03/27 14:45 32 [1] FC Emmen v Telstar [16] W 2-1
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 03/19 15:30 31 [10] VVV v FC Emmen [1] W 0-2
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 03/14 19:00 27 [2] FC Emmen v FC Volendam [1] W 4-1
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 03/11 19:00 30 [2] FC Emmen v FC Utrecht Reserves [15] W 2-0
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 03/07 19:00 29 [11] PSV Reserves v FC Emmen [2] W 1-3
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 03/01 19:00 22 [2] FC Emmen v Helmond Sport [20] L 1-2


Matches played 43 21 22
Wins 30 16 14
Draws 5 0 5
Losses 8 5 3
Goals for 76 45 31
Goals against 27 14 13
Clean sheets 19 9 10
Failed to score 9 4 5

Wikipedia - FC Emmen

FC Emmen is a Dutch football club based in Emmen, Drenthe. They play in the Eerste Divisie, the second tier of Dutch football, but will play in the Eredivisie from the 2022–23 season after winning the 2021–22 Eerste Divisie title. Founded in 1925, the club entered the professional Eerste Divisie in 1985. In 2018, Emmen were promoted to the Eredivisie for the first time, but in 2021 they were relegated to the Eerste Divisie again. Home games are played at De Oude Meerdijk.


The amateur club Emmen was formed on 21 August 1925. When the Dutch professional league was formed in 1954, Emmen opted to maintain its amateur club status instead.

In 1985, Emmen finally joined the professional ranks. In 1988 the club was split into an amateur and a professional section. The latter was mostly called BVO Emmen ( Betaald Voetbal Organisatie, professional football organisation). In 2005, the professional club Emmen changed its name into FC Emmen, for two reasons. Firstly, it was hoped that the new name would better reflect the club's history, and secondly because many misunderstandings had arisen, among people who had grown to believe that BVO was an abbreviation similar to for instance PSV, RBC or ADO.

FC Emmen has reached the Eerste Divisie play-offs eleven times and on 20 May 2018, they managed to clinch promotion to the Dutch Eredivisie for the first time in their history after beating Sparta Rotterdam 3–1 in the promotion/relegation play-off finals.

They played their first Eredivisie match on 12 August 2018 against ADO, and won the match by 1–2. Glenn Bijl made the first goal for FC Emmen in the Eredivisie.

Emmen finished 14th in their first Eredivisie season and secured their spot in the Eredivisie for the 2019–2020 season.

Despite a very poor start to the 2020–21 season (six points in the first 22 matches), Emmen incredibly bounced back with an 8-match unbeaten run (five wins, three draws) from February to April, and ended the season with two wins to finish with 30 points. However, they could not achieve automatic safety, as they had a worse goal differential than 15th-placed RKC Waalwijk. This meant that Emmen would have to win the playoffs to avoid relegation, but they lost on penalties following a 1-1 draw vs. NAC Breda. As a result of this loss, FC Emmen were relegated to the Eerste Divisie following three seasons in the top tier.