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Emmen is a football (soccer) club from Netherlands.

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FC Emmen is a Netherlands association football club based in Emmen, Netherlands, Drenthe, and currently playing in the Eerste Divisie, the second tier of football in the Netherlands.


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

In 1985, FC Emmen finally joined the professional ranks. The amateur section of the club retained the name FC Emmen, but the professional section used the name BVO Emmen ( Betaald Voetbal Organisatie, professional football organisation). In 2005, the club decided to return to the name 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 Eindhoven, RBC Roosendaal or ADO Den Haag.

FC Emmen has reached the Eerste Divisie play-offs eight times, but never managed to clinch promotion to the Eredivisie.

FC Emmen's Univé Stadion, more popularly known as De Meerdijk, was the scene of several matches of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship.


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As of 1 August 2011

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2011

On loan


- Hoofdklasse: 1
- Hoofdklasse: 1

- Best performance in the KNVB Cup: two times in the quarterfinals (KNVB Cup 1989-90 and KNVB Cup 1998-99).

Notable players

- Lee Payne
- Mika Nurmela
- Sergio van Dijk
- Jan van Beveren
- Martin Drent
- Edu Nandlal
- Rick Slor

Former technical directors

- Rob Groener
- Gerard Somer

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