Fixtures

Netherlands Eerste Divisie 01/21 19:00 23 De Graafschap vs Almere City FC - View
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 01/30 15:45 24 ADO Den Haag vs De Graafschap - View
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 02/04 19:00 25 Telstar vs De Graafschap - View
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 02/11 19:00 26 De Graafschap vs FC Dordrecht - View
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 02/18 19:00 27 Roda JC vs De Graafschap - View
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 02/25 19:00 28 De Graafschap vs FC Den Bosch - View

Results

Netherlands Eerste Divisie 01/14 19:00 22 [2] Excelsior v De Graafschap [6] D 0-0
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 01/09 15:45 21 [6] De Graafschap v VVV [12] L 1-2
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 12/20 19:00 20 [14] FC Utrecht Reserves v De Graafschap [6] W 0-2
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 12/10 19:00 19 [5] De Graafschap v Helmond Sport [18] L 0-1
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 12/06 19:00 18 [13] PSV Reserves v De Graafschap [5] W 2-3
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 11/26 19:00 17 [4] De Graafschap v Ajax Reserves [5] L 1-3
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 11/19 19:00 16 [20] FC Dordrecht v De Graafschap [3] W 0-4
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 11/14 13:30 15 [5] De Graafschap v Telstar [16] D 1-1
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 11/05 19:00 14 [14] FC Den Bosch v De Graafschap [2] L 2-1
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 10/29 18:00 13 [3] De Graafschap v ADO Den Haag [9] W 1-0
Netherlands Cup 10/26 18:00 7 PEC Zwolle v De Graafschap L 4-1
Netherlands Eerste Divisie 10/22 18:00 12 [10] VVV v De Graafschap [3] W 1-2

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 47 23 24
Wins 24 9 15
Draws 12 7 5
Losses 11 7 4
Goals for 74 28 46
Goals against 54 28 26
Clean sheets 16 8 8
Failed to score 8 6 2

Wikipedia - De Graafschap

VBV De Graafschap (Dutch pronunciation: [də ˈɣraːfsxɑp]) is a professional football club from Doetinchem, Netherlands, playing in the Eerste divisie, the second tier of Dutch football.

It was formed on 1 February 1954 and they play their home games at the De Vijverberg stadium. The stadium was opened on 12 August 2000 and stands on the site of the club's old pitch. The club name is Dutch for "The County". They are nicknamed Superboeren ("Super Farmers").

While not a large club by European club football standards, the club has remained a semi-permanent fixture in the Eredivisie (top league); although to date it has never won any silverware of importance. It also has a large stadium and a large fan base when compared to many other Dutch teams, particularly those in the Eerste Divisie. They had a fierce rivalry with Vitesse Arnhem, but during the years due several circumstances Go Ahead Eagles began to be a rival as well.

The club's colors are blue and white hooped shirts with white shorts and blue socks. The club's major sponsors are Pincvision and ATAG.

De Graafschap's home base, De Vijverberg has been voted as the most atmospheric stadium in the Eredivisie for the 2018–19 campaign.

History

De Graafschap had their longest streak in the Dutch top tier from 1995 until 2003. In the 1995–96 season De Graafschap finished in 8th place, an all-time high. After this season results went down and in 2003 the club was relegated after finishing in last place (18th).

Since 2003, De Graafschap was relegated four times and gained promotion five times. They were crowned champions of the Eerste Divisie in 2007 and 2010, and won the promotion playoffs in 2004 and 2015. De Graafschap never finished last in the Eredivisie since 2003 but lost relegation playoffs after finishing in 17th place in 2005, 2009 and 2012. In the 2015-16 Eredivisie season De Graafschap were once again relegated through playoffs after finishing 17th but not before drawing 1–1 against AFC Ajax on the final day of the season, denying Ajax the championship. In 2018, the club gained promotion again by winning the promotion playoffs, beating Almere City FC in the playoffs finals. They were relegated in 2019, and the next season ended in further heartbreak on April 24, 2020 as they were denied a possible promotion back to the top flight due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the Eredivisie to declare their season void with no promotion or relegation.

Late in the 2020–21 season, De Graafschap were in control of their promotion hopes, only needing one win in their final two games to secure promotion. However, they were held to a 1-1 draw, followed by a goalless draw versus Helmond Sport, denying them an automatic promotion spot and forcing them to go through the promotion playoffs. De Graafschap crashed out of the playoffs in the first round after a 3-2 home loss to Roda JC, thus meaning that they would remain in the Eerste Divisie.