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1997-98 in Dutch football

The 1997/1998 season in Dutch football was the 42nd season in the Eredivisie, where Ajax Amsterdam won the double, claiming the title and the Dutch National Cup.

Johan Cruijff-schaal

August 17, 1997
PSV 3–1 Roda JC
Cocu Goal 22', Goal 90'
De Bilde Goal 90'
Van Houdt Goal 84'
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Jol

Eredivisie

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Ajax 89 34 29 2 3 112 22 +90
2 PSV 72 34 21 9 4 95 44 +51
3 Vitesse 70 34 21 7 6 85 48 +37
4 Feyenoord 61 34 18 7 9 62 40 +22
5 Willem II 55 34 17 4 13 66 58 +8
6 SC Heerenveen 55 34 16 7 11 56 59 -3
7 Fortuna Sittard 48 34 14 6 14 51 53 -2
8 NEC 44 34 14 2 18 40 57 -17
9 FC Twente 43 34 11 10 13 41 42 -1
10 FC Utrecht 43 34 13 4 17 56 64 -8
11 De Graafschap 42 34 11 9 14 45 49 -4
12 NAC 42 34 12 6 16 41 49 -8
13 Sparta 41 34 10 11 13 50 59 -9
14 Roda JC 38 34 10 8 16 44 45 -1
15 MVV 32 34 9 5 20 35 75 -40
16 RKC 31 34 8 7 19 48 71 -23
17 FC Groningen 31 34 7 10 17 42 65 -23
18 FC Volendam 21 34 5 6 23 33 102 -79
  • Champions League : Ajax and PSV
  • UEFA Cup: Vitesse, Feyenoord and Willem II
  • Cup Winners Cup: SC Heerenveen
  • Promotion / relegation play-offs ("Nacompetitie"): RKC and FC Groningen
  • Relegated: FC Volendam

Topscorers

Position Player Nationality Club Goals
1 Nikos Machlas Greece Vitesse Arnhem 34
2 Shota Arveladze Georgia (country) Ajax Amsterdam 25
3 Ronald Hamming Netherlands Fortuna Sittard 20
4 Dejan Curovic Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vitesse Arnhem 17
5 Jari Litmanen Finland Ajax Amsterdam 16
Michael Mols Netherlands FC Utrecht 16

Awards

Dutch Footballer of the Year

Dutch Golden Shoe Winner

Ajax Winning Squad 1997-'98

Goal
Defence

Midfield

Attack
Management

Eerste Divisie

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 AZ Alkmaar 72 34 21 9 4 81 31 +50
2 Cambuur Leeuwarden 65 34 20 5 9 66 43 +23
3 FC Emmen 61 34 18 7 9 64 45 +19
4 FC Den Bosch 60 34 17 9 8 60 42 +18
5 ADO Den Haag 58 34 17 7 10 69 43 +26
6 FC Zwolle 54 34 14 12 8 58 42 +16
7 TOP Oss 52 34 16 4 14 59 50 +9
8 FC Eindhoven 51 34 16 3 15 50 52 -2
9 Go Ahead Eagles 49 34 15 4 15 70 55 +15
10 Helmond Sport 47 34 12 11 11 46 45 +1
11 VVV-Venlo 47 34 12 11 11 45 46 -1
12 BV Veendam 45 34 11 12 11 51 55 -4
13 SC Telstar 40 34 11 7 16 43 60 -17
14 SC Heracles 32 34 8 8 18 51 77 -26
15 HFC Haarlem 31 34 8 7 19 43 85 -42
16 Excelsior Rotterdam 30 34 8 6 20 39 64 -25
13 Dordrecht '90 30 34 6 12 16 37 64 -27
18 RBC Roosendaal 22 34 4 10 20 33 66 -33
  • Promoted : AZ Alkmaar
  • Promotion / relegation play-offs ("Nacompetitie"): Cambuur, Emmen, Den Bosch, ADO Den Haag, Zwolle and Eindhoven

Promotion and relegation

Group A

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 RKC Waalwijk 14 6 4 2 0 15 5 +10
2 FC Eindhoven 6 6 1 3 2 8 11 -3
3 ADO Den Haag 5 6 0 5 1 5 8 -3
4 FC Emmen 4 6 0 4 2 11 15 -4

Group B

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Cambuur Leeuwarden 14 6 4 2 0 15 8 +7
2 FC Zwolle 8 6 2 2 2 8 9 -1
3 FC Groningen 5 6 1 2 3 9 12 -3
4 FC Den Bosch 5 6 1 2 3 7 10 -3
  • Stayed / Promoted : RKC Waalwijk and Cambuur Leeuwarden
  • Relegated: FC Groningen

KNVB Cup

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
March 11        
 FC Twente  3
April 29
 Vitesse Arnhem  1  
 PSV Eindhoven  2
March 12
   FC Twente  1  
 PSV Eindhoven  4
May 17 - Rotterdam
 Feyenoord Rotterdam  0  
 Ajax Amsterdam  5
March 11
   PSV Eindhoven  0
 Ajax Amsterdam  2
May 7
 NAC Breda  1  
 Ajax Amsterdam  3 Third place
March 31
   SC Heerenveen  0  
 SC Heerenveen  3  SC Heerenveen  3
 Fortuna Sittard  0    FC Twente  1
May 14 - Zwolle

* The third place match was necessary to determine the Dutch Cup Winners Cup entrant, since both finalists (Ajax and PSV) were qualified for the Champions League.

Final

May 17, 1998
Ajax 5–0 PSV
Babangida Goal 25'
Litmanen Goal 38', Goal 61', Goal 84'
Arveladze Goal 79'
De Kuip, Rotterdam
Attendance: 22.500
Referee: Jol

Dutch national team

References

  • RSSSF Archive
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