FC Emmen was promoted to the Eredivisie for the first time in the club's history on Sunday after a 1-3 victory in an away game against Sparta Rotterdam in the final of the playoffs. "We knew we could achieve this but that we actually made it happen, is wonderful", Youri Loen said to NU.nl.
Another two former football players reported being sexually abused at their football clubs when they were children. One was abused as a youth player for Sparta Rotterdam in the 90s, the other at FC Eindhoven in the 70s, they told the Volkskrant. Both clubs contacted the victims and call for other victims to come forward.
Football team Sparta Rotterdam is mourning the death of youth player Ousmane Kone. The 12-year-old footballer died "under tragic circumstances" during the team's end of the season celebration, a police spokesperson said
Wit a 3-1 win against Jong Ajax on Monday, Sparta Rotterdam became the champion in the Jupiler League. And with that the Rotterdam club returned to the Eredivisie after six years.