Netherlands 1894/95


List of Clubs
Administrative Developments
Eerste Klasse
Tweede Klasse
Districtcompetities
Onderbonden
Other Available Match Results
International Activity

List of Clubs

Note that this list includes all clubs mentioned in this document, including a number of foreign ones, but is not necessarily exhaustive.
The short versions of the names on the left hand side are used in this document; an additional indication of the home town is only included if a homonymous club from another town appears in the document as well.
The full names on the right hand side appeared at least once in contemporary publications but for most clubs other versions appeared as well: in particular, the words "voetbal" and "football" as well as "vereeniging" and "club" were often interchanged, sometimes apparently at random, and while nearly all early Dutch football clubs originated from an older cricket club, the "cricket" part was not always included in the name.
Additional information is most welcome.

All clubs in italics were members of the N.V.A.B. at least at some point during the season.

Amersfoort
Amersfoort            = Amersfoortsche Voetbal Club
Quick Amf.            = Amersfoortsche Football Club "Quick"
Amsterdam
A.A.C.                = Amsterdamsche Athletische Club
De Amateur
E.D.O.                = Amsterdamsche Voetbal en Cricket-Club "Eendracht Doet Overwinnen"
Herakles              = Amsterdamsche Cricket- en Voetbal Vereeniging "Herakles"
Olympia               = Amsterdamsche Football Club "Olympia"
Quick Adm.            = Amsterdamsche Cricket en Footballclub "Quick"
R.A.P.                = Amsterdamsche Voetbal Vereeniging "R.U.N. Amstels Progress"
Sparta A.
Swift                 = Machinisten Football Club "Swift"                                  [1]
U.n.I.                = Amsterdamsche Football en Cricket Club "Uitspanning na Inspanning"
Volharding            = Amsterdamsche Cricket- en Voetbal Vereeniging "Volharding"
Antwerpen (Belgium)
Antwerp F.C.          = Antwerp Football Club
Apeldoorn
Robur et Velocitas    = Apeldoornsche Cricket- en Footballvereeniging "Robur et Velocitas"
Arnhem
Vitesse               = Arnhemsche Voetbal en Athletiek-Club "Vitesse"                     [2]
Barneveld
Be Quick B.           = "Be Quick"
Berlijn (Berlin, Germany)
Academic Sport Club
Berlin C.C.           = Berlin Cricket-Club
English F.C.          = The English Football Club Berlin
Excelsior             = Verein Sport-Excelsior Berlin
Den Bosch (official name: 's-Hertogenbosch)
Victoria DB           = 's-Hertogenbossche Voetbal Vereeniging "Victoria"                  [3]
Breda
Brabantia             = Bredasche Voetbal-Vereeniging "Brabantia"
Cadetten              = Cadetten Voetbal-Vereeniging "Quick"                               [army]
In Liefde Bloeiende   = "In Liefde Bloeiende", Princenhage
Sportmin              = "Sportmin", Ginneken
Brussel (Belgium)
Brussels F.A.         = Brussels Football Association
Delft
Concordia             = Delftsche Cricket en Voetbal Vereeniging "Concordia"
D.S.V.V.              = Delftsche Studenten Voetbal-Vereeniging
Deventer
U.D.                  = Deventer Cricket- en Football Club "Utile Dulci"                   [4]
Dieren
Drusus
Dordrecht
Dordrecht             = Dordrechtsche Cricket en Football Club
Enschede (usually spelled Enschedé at the time)
Prinses Wilhelmina    = Enschedesche Football Club "Prinses Wilhelmina"
Felixstowe (England)
Felixstowe F.C.       = Felixstowe Football Club
Groningen
Be Quick G.           = Groninger Cricket en Voetbalclub "Be Quick"                        [5]
Den Haag (official name: 's-Gravenhage)
Excelsior DH          = 's-Gravenhaagsche Voetbal en Cricket Club "Excelsior"
H.B.S.                = Haagsche Voetbalvereeniging "Hoogere Burger School"                [6]
H.G.V.                = Haagsche Gymnasiastenvereeniging
H.V.V.                = Haagsche Voetbalvereeniging
Mars                  = Haagsche Voetbalvereeniging "Mars"
Sparta DH             = Haagsche Voetbalvereeniging "Sparta"
Haarlem
Haarlem               = Haarlemsche Cricket- en Football Club "Haarlem"
H.F.C.                = Haarlemsche Football-Club
Den Helder (Willemsoord)
Adelborsten           = Adelborsten Voetbal Vereeniging "Concordia"                        [navy]
Hengelo
Tubantia              = Hengelosche Voetbal Club "Tubantia"
Hilversum
't Gooi               = Hilversumsche Football Club "'t Gooi"
Kampen
Celeritas K.          = Kampensche Football Club "Celeritas"
Karlsruhe (Germany)
Karlsruhe Kickers       [self-proclaimed "Meistermannschaft des Continents"]
Kopenhagen (København, Denmark)
K.B.                  = Kjøbenhavns Boldklub
Leeuwarden
Frisia                = Leeuwarder Cricket Club "Frisia"                                   [7]
Leiden
Ajax                  = Leidsche Cricket- en Voetbal-Vereeniging "Ajax"
L.S.F.C.              = Leidsche Studenten Football Club
L.V.V.                = Leidsche Voetbal Vereeniging
Luik (Liége, Belgium) (French spelling has since changed to Liège)
F.C. Liégeois         = Football Club Liégeois
Maidstone (England)
Maidstone F.C.        = Maidstone Football Club
New York (United States of America)
Friesland A.C.        = Friesland Athletic Club
Nijmegen
Advendo
Quick N.              = Nijmeegsche Cricket- en Football Club "Quick"
Quick Step            = Nijmeegsche Cricket- en Football Club "Quick Step"
Parijs (Paris, France)
Inter-Nos             = International Athletic Club
Stade Français          [did not play football at the time]
Standard A.C.         = Standard Athletic Club
White Rovers          = The White Rovers
Rotterdam
Batavia               = Rotterdamsche  Cricket- en Voetbal Club "Batavia"
Celeritas R.          = Rotterdamsche Cricket- en Football Club "Celeritas"
Excelsior R.          = Rotterdamsche Cricket- en Football Club "Excelsior"
Feijenoord             = Feijenoordsche Cricket en Voetbal Vereeniging "Feijenoord"
R.A.C. Hercules       = Rotterdamsche Athletische Club "Hercules" (did not play football)
Kralingen             = Cricket- en Football Club "Kralingen"
Leonidas              = Rotterdamsche Football Club "Leonidas"
Minerva
Neptunus              = Rotterdamsche Cricket en Voetbal Vereeniging "Neptunus"
Rapiditas K.          = Rotterdamsche Cricket en Voetbal Vereeniging "Rapiditas Katendrecht"
Rapiditas R.          = Rotterdamsche Cricket- en Football-Club "Rapiditas"
Sparta R.             = Rotterdamsche Cricket- en Football-Club "Sparta"
Victoria R.           = Rotterdamsche Cricket- en Football-Club "Victoria"
Saxmundham (England)
Saxmundham F.C.       = Saxmundham Football Club
Schiedam
Hermes                = Schiedamsche Cricket- en Football-Club "Hermes"
Tiel
Voorwaarts            = Tielsche Voetbal-Vereeniging "Voorwaarts"
Utrecht
Hercules              = Utrechtsche Football Club "Hercules"
Utrechtsch XI           [an ad hoc combination]
Wageningen
Get-on                = Wageningsche Football Club "Get-on"
Go Ahead              = Wageningsche Cricket- en Football-Club "Go-Ahead"
Zutphen
Zutphania             = Zutphense Football en Athletiek Club "Zutphania"
Zwolle
Z.A.C.                = Zwolsche Athletische Club

[1] Founded on Oct 20, 1894.
[2] In January 1895, Vitesse dropped cricket and changed name accordingly.
[3] Founded on Apr 25, 1891.
[4] Founded (as football club; as cricket club U.D. dates back to Oct 13, 1875)
    on May 1, 1894 by absorbing Deventer Cricket en Football Club "Excelsior".
[5] Founded on Apr 10, 1887; apparently started to play football in 1894.
[6] Founded on Oct 7, 1893.
[7] Founded on Apr 25, 1883; apparently started to play football in 1894.

Administrative Developments

At the board meeting on Aug 4, 1894, eerste secretaris L.J. Wijnands suggested to set up the "Derde Competitie" districtwise, so that new members such as Voorwaarts, who were based in Tiel, could enter without having to travel to Amsterdam or Rotterdam. He argued against a division by provinces (as used in the Tweede Klasse in 1890/91, which had been played in knock-out format). His suggestion was approved unanimously, also in view of the fact that several clubs from the eastern provinces had either joined the N.V.A.B. recently (at the time, Voorwaarts and Quick from Nijmegen) or expressed an interest in doing so. R. Schut, the tweede secretaris, then proposed to let the various district champions meet each other for the overall title, but given the financial and logistical problems that might have entailed, it was decided to leave arranging such matches to the clubs in question, on a voluntary basis, with support from the N.V.A.B. if required; all district champions were to be awarded a silver medal.
At the same meeting a request of Haarlem to be admitted to Eerste Klasse was refused, as approving such a request was against the regulations and there were no grounds for it whatsoever ("er hoegenaamd geen reden voor is").

On Sep 30, 1894, Haarlem repeated their promotion petition at the annual general meeting, held at café "Rapp", Mariaplaats, in Utrecht, but predictably the vote went against them (3 in favour, 13 against, 10 abstentions).
Thus, Haarlem had to settle for their fifth successive season in the Tweede Klasse. They were the only club from the previous season to enter it, promoted Rapiditas being replaced by relegated city rivals Victoria while the Gooi-Hercules merger was dissolved (newly founded Hilversum club 't Gooi joined the N.V.A.B. at the start of the season and Utrecht-based Hercules remained members, but both sat out the season) and Quick, who had been a fixture of the Tweede Klasse in each of the previous three seasons in spite of only once completing their fixtures, withdrew. Replacing Quick were two other clubs from the capital, Olympia (who seamlessly joined the time-honoured Amsterdam tradition of absconding during the season) and U.n.I.; in addition Kralingen, the winners of the Derde Competitie in 1893/94, decided to join (note they were not promoted – any member club of the N.V.A.B. was entitled to enter the Tweede Klasse competition).

At the board meeting one week later, on Oct 6, 1894, in Amsterdam, the new set-up of the Derde Competitie was decided, with sixteen clubs divided over five districts (Z.A.C. of Zwolle were included in both the eastern district (a) and the northern district (c), in order to provide new members Frisia of Leeuwarden with some competitive matches).
Also during October, clubs from Den Haag and Amsterdam set up local federations, who started their own leagues at the end of that month; Rotterdam followed suit in November (the new R.V.B. league might in fact be seen as a continuation of the 1893/94 Derde Competitie).

On May 12, 1895, at the general meeting held at café "Rapp", Mariaplaats, in Utrecht, there was yet another vote on the promotion of Haarlem, who had finished runners-up in the Tweede Klasse for the second season in succession, but after some discussion this was again rejected (6 votes in favour, 19 against, 31 abstentions). Their three defeats during the season against Eerste Klasse opposition (H.V.V., H.F.C. and Rapiditas) had done nothing to strengthen their (legally inexistent) case.


Eerste Klasse

Final Table:

 1.H.F.C. (Haarlem)              10   8  0  2  40-18  16  Champions
 2.Sparta (Rotterdam)            10   6  1  3  32-18  13  [g.a.: 1.78]
 3.H.V.V. (Den Haag)             10   6  1  3  30-20  13  [g.a.: 1.50]
 4.Rapiditas (Rotterdam)         10   3  1  6  15-45   7
 5.R.A.P. (Amsterdam)            10   3  0  7  19-27   6
 6.Go Ahead (Wageningen)         10   2  1  7  22-30   5

NB: as all clubs won at least two matches, none suffered relegation.

[Oct 28, 1894; Heemstede]
H.F.C.              4-2 Sparta R.           
[Oct 28, 1894; Wageningen]
Go Ahead            8-1 Rapiditas R.        

[Nov 4, 1894; Rotterdam]
Sparta R.           5-0 Rapiditas R.        
[Nov 4, 1894; Wageningen]
Go Ahead            2-3 H.V.V.              

[Nov 11, 1894; Heemstede]
H.F.C.              5-1 Go Ahead            
  [match originally fixtured for Wageningen but as the ground there was unplayable, it
   was moved to Heemstede; eventually, Go Ahead hosted H.F.C. on Apr 28, in the last
   match of the season; thanks to their second win, H.F.C. were safe from relegation]
[Nov 11, 1894; Rotterdam]
Sparta R.           abd R.A.P.              [abandoned at 0-0 after 8 minutes due to
                                             unplayable pitch]
[Nov 18, 1894; Wageningen]
Go Ahead            2-2 Sparta R.           

[Nov 25, 1894; Heemstede]
H.F.C.             12-0 Rapiditas R.        
[Nov 25, 1894; Rotterdam]
Sparta R.           4-1 H.V.V.              
  [thanks to their second win, Sparta were safe from relegation]
[Nov 25, 1894; Wageningen]
Go Ahead            2-5 R.A.P.              

[Dec 2, 1894; Amsterdam] 
R.A.P.              1-5 H.V.V.              
  [thanks to their second win, H.V.V. were safe from relegation]

[Dec 9, 1894; Amsterdam] 
R.A.P.              5-1 H.F.C.              [after protest; originally 6-1]
  [thanks to their second win, R.A.P. were safe from relegation]
[Dec 9, 1894; Rotterdam] 
Sparta R.           4-2 Go Ahead            

[Dec 16, 1894; Rotterdam]
Sparta R.           3-0 R.A.P.              [replay Nov 11]

[Dec 23, 1894; Rotterdam]
Rapiditas R.        3-3 H.V.V.              

[Dec 30, 1894; Rotterdam]
Rapiditas R.        1-4 H.F.C.              

[Jan 6, 1895; Den Haag]
H.V.V.              2-0 Sparta R.           

[Jan 13, 1895; Amsterdam]
R.A.P.              awd Rapiditas R.        [awarded 0-5, R.A.P. dns]
  [R.A.P. did not show up at their own venue (Oosterpark), considering the ground
   unplayable; however, the referee and their opponents were there and disagreed]

[Jan 20, 1895; Den Haag]
H.V.V.              3-1 R.A.P.              
[Jan 20, 1895; Rotterdam]
Sparta R.           4-2 H.F.C.              

[Jan 27, 1895; Rotterdam]
Rapiditas R.        2-1 Go Ahead            
  [thanks to their second win, Rapiditas were safe from relegation]

[Feb 24, 1895; Den Haag]
H.V.V.              5-1 Rapiditas R.        

[Mar 3, 1895; Heemstede]
H.F.C.              6-2 H.V.V.              
[Mar 3, 1895; Rotterdam]
Rapiditas R.        2-0 R.A.P.              

[Mar 10, 1895; Heemstede]
R.A.P.              5-1 Sparta R.           
  [moved to Heemstede as R.A.P.'s Oosterpark ground was unplayable]

[Mar 17, 1895; Den Haag]
H.V.V.              1-2 H.F.C.              
[Mar 17, 1895; Heemstede]
R.A.P.              1-3 Go Ahead            
  [thanks to their second win, Go Ahead were safe from relegation]
[Mar 17, 1895; Rotterdam]
Rapiditas R.        0-7 Sparta R.           

[Mar 24, 1895; Den Haag]
H.V.V.              5-0 Go Ahead            
[Mar 24, 1895; Heemstede]
H.F.C.              2-1 R.A.P.              
  [Weijerman (own goal) 1-0, Menten 2-0, Hisgen 2-1; half-time: 2-0]
  [this win guaranteed H.F.C. the championship]
  [H.F.C.: Kool; Van Manen, Schorer; F. Dölleman, M. Dölleman, G. Sminia;
           Putman Cramer ("Vestjes"), O. Menten, Hartogh, Mulier, Flier;
   R.A.P.: Blijdenstein; Kampers, Balschoen; J. Schröder, Weijerman, De Bruyn;
           Hisgen, Keuter, G. Schröder, Viersma; R.A.P. showed with 10 players;
   ref: Tromp]

Table:

 1.H.F.C. (Haarlem)               9   7  0  2  38-17  14  Champions
 2.Sparta (Rotterdam)            10   6  1  3  32-18  13
 3.H.V.V. (Den Haag)             10   6  1  3  30-20  13
 4.Rapiditas (Rotterdam)         10   3  1  6  15-45   7
 5.R.A.P. (Amsterdam)            10   3  0  7  19-27   6
 6.Go Ahead (Wageningen)          9   2  1  6  21-28   5

[Apr 28, 1895; Wageningen]
Go Ahead            1-2 H.F.C.              

Final Table:

 1.H.F.C. (Haarlem)              10   8  0  2  40-18  16  Champions
 2.Sparta (Rotterdam)            10   6  1  3  32-18  13  [g.a.: 1.78]
 3.H.V.V. (Den Haag)             10   6  1  3  30-20  13  [g.a.: 1.50]
 4.Rapiditas (Rotterdam)         10   3  1  6  15-45   7
 5.R.A.P. (Amsterdam)            10   3  0  7  19-27   6
 6.Go Ahead (Wageningen)         10   2  1  7  22-30   5

NB: as all clubs won at least two matches, none suffered relegation;
    H.F.C. won the cup offered by the former R.C. en V.V. for the best goal average. 

Cross-Table:                                 home records:            away records:
            HFC Spa HVV  Rap RAP GoA    HP HW HD HL  HF HA HPts  AP AW AD AL  AF AA APts
H.F.C.      xxx 4-2 6-2 12-0 2-1 5-1     5  5  0  0  29- 6  10    5  3  0  2  11-12   6
Sparta      4-2 xxx 4-1  5-0 3-0 4-2     5  5  0  0  20- 5  10    5  1  1  3  12-13   3
H.V.V.      1-2 2-0 xxx  5-1 3-1 5-0     5  4  0  1  16- 4   8    5  2  1  2  14-16   5
Rapiditas   1-4 0-7 3-3  xxx 2-0 2-1     5  2  1  2   8-15   5    5  1  0  4   7-30   2
R.A.P.      5-1 5-1 1-5  0a5 xxx 1-3     5  2  0  3  12-15   4    5  1  0  4   7-12   2
Go Ahead    1-2 2-2 2-3  8-1 2-5 xxx     5  1  1  3  15-13   3    5  1  0  4   7-17   2
NB: note that R.A.P. played their last two home matches, against Sparta and
    Go Ahead, in Heemstede;
    0a5 indicates match awarded 0-5 due to forfeit by home team.

Tweede Klasse

Final Table:

 1.Victoria (Rotterdam)           7   6  0  1  34- 6  12  Promotion Match
 2.Haarlem                        7   5  1  1  19-11  11
 3.U.n.I. (Amsterdam)             7   2  1  4  20-26   5
 4.Kralingen (Rotterdam)          7   1  2  4  16-28   4
 -.Olympia (Amsterdam)            4   0  0  4   2-20   0
NB: Olympia and U.n.I. also played in the A.V.B. competitie.

[Nov 4, 1894; Rotterdam]
Victoria R.         6-0 U.n.I.              

[Nov 11, 1894; Amsterdam]
U.n.I.              8-2 Kralingen           

[Nov 18, 1894; Rotterdam]
Kralingen           1-1 Haarlem             [after protest; originally 1-2]

[Nov 25, 1894; Heemstede]
Haarlem             4-0 Olympia             

[Dec 2, 1894; Heemstede]
Haarlem             2-1 Victoria R.         

[Dec 23, 1894; Amsterdam]
U.n.I.              5-2 Olympia             

[Jan 20, 1895; Heemstede]
Haarlem             4-2 Kralingen           
[Jan 20, 1895; Rotterdam]
Victoria R.         3-0 Olympia             

[Jan 27, 1895; Amsterdam]
Olympia             1-3 U.n.I.              
[Jan 27, 1895; Rotterdam]
Victoria R.         awd Haarlem             [awarded 5-0; Haarlem showed with three players]

[Feb 24, 1895; Rotterdam]
Kralingen           8-0 Olympia             

[Mar 3, 1895; Amsterdam]
U.n.I.              3-6 Victoria R.         

[Mar 10, 1895; Heemstede]
Haarlem             3-2 U.n.I.              
[Mar 10, 1895; Rotterdam]
Victoria R.         8-1 Kralingen           

[Mar 17, 1895; Heemstede]
Olympia             1-7 Haarlem             
  [officially home match for Olympia but moved to Heemstede as Olympia's
   ground had been closed by the commune of Amsterdam]
[Mar 17, 1895; Rotterdam]
Kralingen           2-2 U.n.I.              

Table (as published by L.J. Wijnands in Mar 23 issue of the "Nederlandsche Sport"):

 1.Haarlem                        7   5  1  1  21-12  11
 2.Victoria (Rotterdam)           6   5  0  1  29- 6  10
 3.U.n.I. (Amsterdam)             7   3  1  4  23-22   7  [*1]
 4.Kralingen (Rotterdam)          6   1  2  3  16-23   4
 5.Olympia (Amsterdam)            6   0  0  6   1-30   0  [*2]
[*1] the number of losses for U.N.I. should of course be 3.
[*2] the goal record for Olympia should have read 4-30.

NB: note that the above table (correctly) includes the result of the match
    Kralingen-Haarlem (played Nov 18) as a 1-1 draw;
    also note that it shows an imperfect mastery of the art of arithmetic,
    which reappears in standings published later (in particular on May 11).

[Mar 24, 1895; Rotterdam]
Olympia             awd Victoria R.         [awarded 0-5; Olympia forfeited]
  [officially home match for Olympia but moved to Rotterdam as Olympia's
   ground had been closed by the commune of Amsterdam]

[Apr 21, 1895; Amsterdam]
U.n.I.              awd Haarlem             [awarded 0-5; U.n.I. forfeited]
[Apr 21, 1895; Rotterdam]
Kralingen           awd Victoria R.         [awarded 0-5, Kralingen forfeited]
  [as Kralingen had forfeited days ahead of the match, Victoria instead played
   Rapiditas in their promotion match on this day]

In the Apr 27 issue of the "Nederlandsche Sport", the eerste secretaris of the
N.V.A.B., L.J. Wijnands, announced that Kralingen and Olympia had withdrawn from
the Tweede Klasse, and published the following final standings, in which all
results of Kralingen and Olympia (who were being dissolved) had been deleted:

 1.Victoria (Rotterdam)           4   3  0  1  18- 5   6  [g.a.: 3.60]
 2.Haarlem                        4   3  0  1  10- 8   6  [g.a.: 1.25]
 3.U.n.I. (Amsterdam)             4   0  0  4   5-20   0

Based on these standings, which were also given in [BNS -] (Part 1), Victoria
were proclaimed champions.  However, both Kralingen and Olympia had played all
other clubs at least once, so their first results against each of them should
have been included, and therefore the standings should have read:

 1.Victoria (Rotterdam)           6   5  0  1  29- 6  10
 2.Haarlem                        6   4  1  1  15- 9   9
 3.U.n.I. (Amsterdam)             6   2  0  4  18-24   4
 -.Kralingen (Rotterdam)          4   1  1  2  12-17   3
 -.Olympia (Amsterdam)            4   0  0  4   2-20   0

Of course, Victoria were champions regardless (and had already played and won
their promotion match against Rapiditas on Apr 21).  Presumably because of that
and the fact that they were revised two weeks later, the published standings
were never challenged.

[Apr 28, 1895; Rotterdam]
Kralingen           n/p Olympia             [Olympia withdrew]

At this point, in the May 11 issue of the "Nederlandsche Sport", Wijnands wrote
Kralingen had in fact not withdrawn (but had forfeited the last match against
Victoria), and published the following final standings, in which all results of
Kralingen had been added again – but incorrectly so (the fact that Wijnands had
taken over the administration of the Tweede Klasse from R. Schut, who withdrew
from his position as tweede secretaris during the season, may partially explain
the confusion):

 1.Victoria (Rotterdam)           6   5  0  1  31- 6  10  [g.a.: 5.17]
 2.Haarlem                        6   5  0  1  16-11  10  [g.a.: 1.45]
 3.U.n.I. (Amsterdam)             6   1  1  4  14-24   3
 4.Kralingen (Rotterdam)          6   0  1  5   8-28   1

The above standings were reproduced at the Voetbalkroniek site (except that
there, Kralingen are credited with the incredible number of 85 goals scored).

As Kralingen had drawn their first match with Haarlem (albeit after protest),
the above standings are clearly wrong; the standings without the results from
Olympia should in fact have read:

 1.Victoria (Rotterdam)           6   5  0  1  31- 6  10
 2.Haarlem                        6   4  1  1  15-11   9
 3.U.n.I. (Amsterdam)             6   1  1  4  15-24   3
 4.Kralingen (Rotterdam)          6   0  2  4   8-28   2

Again, as the season was long over and Victoria had been declared champions and
promoted, no complaints were lodged against the standings published on May 11.
However, those standings were not only, again, arithmetically incorrect; they
also were contrary to the regulations on clubs withdrawing during the season,
cf. the final tables in Afdeeling 2 and Afdeeling 3 of the Districtcompetities
and that of the R.V.B., where the rules were applied correctly.  As Olympia had 
played all other clubs at least once, their first result against each of them
should have been included and thus we can here, after over 128 years, present
the correct final table for the first time ever.

Final Table:

 1.Victoria (Rotterdam)           7   6  0  1  34- 6  12  Promotion Match
 2.Haarlem                        7   5  1  1  19-11  11
 3.U.n.I. (Amsterdam)             7   2  1  4  20-26   5
 4.Kralingen (Rotterdam)          7   1  2  4  16-28   4
 -.Olympia (Amsterdam)            4   0  0  4   2-20   0
NB: Olympia and U.n.I. also played in the A.V.B. competitie.

Cross-Table:                                 home records:            away records:
            Vic Haa UnI Kra Oly         HP HW HD HL  HF HA HPts  AP AW AD AL  AF AA APts
Victoria    xxx 5a0 6-0 8-1 3-0          4  4  0  0  22- 1   8    3  2  0  1  12- 5   4
Haarlem     2-1 xxx 3-2 4-2 4-0          4  4  0  0  13- 5   8    3  1  1  1   6- 6   3
U.n.I.      3-6 0a5 xxx 8-2 5-2          4  2  0  2  16-15   4    3  0  1  2   4-11   1
Kralingen   0a5 1-1 2-2 xxx 8-0          4  1  2  1  11- 8   4    3  0  0  3   5-20   0
Olympia     0a5 1-7 1-3 n/p xxx          0  0  0  0   0- 0   0    4  0  0  4   2-20   0
NB: annulled results Olympia (second match against respective opponents, curiously
    in all cases their (nominal) home match) in italics; note Olympia played their
    home match against Haarlem at the ground of their opponents (in Heemstede);
    5a0 indicates match awarded 5-0 due to forfeit by away team;
    0a5 indicates match awarded 0-5 due to forfeit by home team.

Promotion Matches

[Apr 14, 1895; Rotterdam]
Rapiditas R.        2-0 Haarlem             
  [this match was explicitly described as promotion match for Haarlem,
   although at the time of playing it was clear it was most improbable
   they would claim the championship of the Tweede Klasse; it may have
   been played "just in case", possibly like the matches at the start 
   of the season against H.V.V. and H.F.C.; as Haarlem lost, again, it
   did not matter]

[Apr 21, 1895; Rotterdam]
Rapiditas R.        3-4 Victoria R.         

NB: thanks to this win, Victoria were automatically promoted; note that
    Rapiditas did not risk relegation as they had won sufficiently many
    matches in the Eerste Klasse.

Districtcompetities

Given the success of both the Derde Competitie and the Oostelijke Competitie in the previous season, and the influx of new member clubs during the summer break, it was decided to play the "third competition" in districts. Note that, like in the 1893/94 season, this competition was explicitly not called "Derde Klasse". At a board meeting on Oct 6, 1894, five groups were agreed upon, as follows:

a: Prinses Wilhelmina, Z.A.C. Zutphania, U.D.;
b: Vitesse, Get-on, Voorwaarts, Quick (Nijmegen), Victoria (Den Bosch);
c: Z.A.C., Frisia;
d: Excelsior (Rotterdam), Celeritas (Rotterdam), Leonidas;
e: Batavia, Neptunus, L.V.V.

The winners of districts d and e were to meet over two legs to establish an
overall "western" winner; note that Z.A.C. entered both districts a and c.
During the season, district b became known as "Afdeeling 1", district e as "Afdeeling 2" and district d as "Afdeeling 3" (the rationale behind this particular permutation has been lost in time), whereas districts a and c (which overlapped and thus could not properly be described as "divisions") were referred to as "Oostelijke competitie" and "Noordelijke competitie" respectively. These are also the denominations used below. In spite of the apparent lack of uniformity in their names, all five competitions were of equal status (and in no way part of a league hierarchy).
Oostelijke competitie | Afdeeling 1 | Noordelijke competitie | Afdeeling 3 | Afdeeling 2

Oostelijke competitie

Final Table:

 1.Prinses Wilhelmina (Enschede)  6   5  1  0  34- 4  11
 2.Z.A.C. (Zwolle)                6   2  3  1   7- 6   7
 3.U.D. (Deventer)                6   2  1  3   8-23   5
 4.Zutphania (Zutphen)            6   0  1  5   3-19   1
NB: Z.A.C. also played in the Noordelijke competitie.

[Nov 4, 1894; Zwolle]
Z.A.C.              1-0 Zutphania           

[Nov 11, 1894; Deventer]
U.D.                0-2 Z.A.C.              
[Nov 11, 1894; Zutphen]
Zutphania           1-8 Prinses Wilhelmina  

[Nov 18, 1894; Deventer]
U.D.                3-1 Zutphania           

[Nov 25, 1894; Zwolle]
Z.A.C.              2-4 Prinses Wilhelmina  

[Dec 2, 1894; "De Pol", Enschede]
Prinses Wilhelmina 12-1 U.D.                

[Dec 16, 1894; Zutphen]
Zutphania           0-0 Z.A.C.              

[Mar 17, 1895; Enschede] 
Prinses Wilhelmina  awd Zutphania           [awarded 5-0, Zutphania forfeited]
  [Zutphania forfeited this match, hosting U.D. instead and declining to travel
   to Enschede on an alternative date]
[Mar 17, 1895; bij uitspanning "Rustoord", Zutphen] 
Zutphania           1-2 U.D.                

[Mar 31, 1895; Zwolle]
Z.A.C.              2-2 U.D.                

[Apr 28, 1895; Enschede] 
Prinses Wilhelmina  0-0 Z.A.C.              

[May 5, 1895; Deventer]
U.D.                awd Prinses Wilhelmina  [awarded 0-5, U.D. forfeited]
  [Prinses Wilhelmina travelled to Deventer but when arriving at the ground
   of U.D. were met by a hostile home side refusing to play the match]

Final Table:

 1.Prinses Wilhelmina (Enschede)  6   5  1  0  34- 4  11
 2.Z.A.C. (Zwolle)                6   2  3  1   7- 6   7
 3.U.D. (Deventer)                6   2  1  3   8-23   5
 4.Zutphania (Zutphen)            6   0  1  5   3-19   1
NB: Z.A.C. also played in the Noordelijke competitie.

Cross-Table:                                 home records:            away records:
            PrW ZAC  UD  Zut            HP HW HD HL  HF HA HPts  AP AW AD AL  AF AA APts
P.W.        xxx 0-0 12-1 5a0             3  2  1  0  17- 1   5    3  3  0  0  17- 3   6
Z.A.C.      2-4 xxx  2-2 1-0             3  1  1  1   5- 6   3    3  1  2  0   2- 0   4
U.D.        0a5 0-2  xxx 3-1             3  1  0  2   3- 8   2    3  1  1  1   5-15   3
Zutphania   1-8 0-0  1-2 xxx             3  0  1  2   2-10   1    3  0  0  3   1- 9   0
NB: 5a0 indicates match awarded 5-0 due to forfeit by away team;
    0a5 indicates match awarded 0-5 due to forfeit by home team.
 
Afdeeling 1

Final Table:

 1.Vitesse (Arnhem)               8   6  1  1  47- 5  13
 2.Get-on (Wageningen)            8   6  0  2  21- 7  12
 3.Quick (Nijmegen)                8   4  1  3  23- 7   9
 4.Voorwaarts (Tiel)              8   3  0  5  11-16   6
 5.Victoria (Den Bosch)           8   0  0  8   0-67   0

[Nov 11, 1894; voor het koffiehuis "De Bult", Hintham]
Victoria DB        0-17 Vitesse             
  [first ever match in an official N.V.A.B. competition played in the south
   of the Netherlands (provinces of Zeeland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg)]

[Nov 18, 1894; Arnhem]
Vitesse             4-0 Voorwaarts          
[Nov 18, 1894; Wageningen]
Get-on              0-2 Quick N.            

[Nov 25, 1894; Nijmegen]
Quick N.           11-0 Victoria DB         
[Nov 25, 1894; Tiel]
Voorwaarts          0-1 Get-on              

[Dec 2, 1894; Wageningen]
Get-on              0-3 Vitesse             

[Dec 9, 1894; Nijmegen]
Quick N.            0-0 Get-on              [annulled]
  [match annulled and replayed at neutral venue (Arnhem) on Jan 27]
[Dec 9, 1894; Tiel]
Voorwaarts          0-4 Vitesse             

[Jan 20, 1895; Arnhem]
Vitesse            14-0 Victoria DB         

[Jan 27, 1895; Arnhem]
Quick N.            0-1 Get-on              [replay match Dec 9]

[Feb 10, 1895; bij "Huisje ten Halve", Vught]
Victoria DB         0-5 Get-on              
  [note that Vught, south of Den Bosch (the ground was roughly halfway the road
   between the two towns), was often spelled Vucht in contemporary publications]

[Feb 24, 1895; Tiel]
Voorwaarts          2-0 Quick N.            

[Mar 3, 1895; bij "Huisje ten Halve", Vught]
Victoria DB         0-3 Voorwaarts          

[Mar 10, 1895; bij "Huisje ten Halve", Vught]
Victoria DB         0-7 Quick N.            

[Mar 17, 1895; Arnhem]
Vitesse             2-0 Quick N.            
[Mar 17, 1895; Wageningen]
Get-on              5-0 Voorwaarts          

[Mar 24, 1895; Nijmegen]
Quick N.            2-1 Voorwaarts          
[Mar 24, 1895; Wageningen]
Get-on              awd Victoria DB         [awarded 5-0, Victoria forfeited]

[Mar 31, 1895; Nijmegen]
Quick N.            1-1 Vitesse             
[Mar 31, 1895; Tiel]
Voorwaarts          5-0 Victoria DB         

[Apr 7, 1895; Wageningen]
Vitesse             2-4 Get-on              
  [officially the home match for Vitesse but played in Wageningen as the
   ground in Arnhem was unplayable]

Final Table:

 1.Vitesse (Arnhem)               8   6  1  1  47- 5  13
 2.Get-on (Wageningen)            8   6  0  2  21- 7  12
 3.Quick (Nijmegen)                8   4  1  3  23- 7   9
 4.Voorwaarts (Tiel)              8   3  0  5  11-16   6
 5.Victoria (Den Bosch)           8   0  0  8   0-67   0

Cross-Table:                                 home records:            away records:
             Vit Get Qui Voo  Vic       HP HW HD HL  HF HA HPts  AP AW AD AL  AF AA APts
Vitesse      xxx 2-4 2-0 4-0 14-0        3  3  0  0  20- 0   6    5  3  1  1  27- 5   7
Get-on       0-3 xxx 0-2 5-0  5a0        5  3  0  2  14- 7   6    3  3  0  0   7- 0   6
Quick        1-1 0-1 xxx 2-1 11-0        4  2  1  1  14- 3   5    4  2  0  2   9- 4   4
Voorwaarts   0-4 0-1 2-0 xxx  5-0        4  2  0  2   7- 5   4    4  1  0  3   4-11   2
Victoria    0-17 0-5 0-7 0-3  xxx        4  0  0  4   0-32   0    4  0  0  4   0-35   0
NB: Vitesse-Get-on was played in Wageningen and thus counted as a home match for Get-on;
    5a0 indicates match awarded 5-0 due to forfeit by away team.

Noordelijke competitie

Final Table:

 1.Z.A.C. (Zwolle)                2   1  1  0   6- 0   3
 2.Frisia (Leeuwarden)            2   0  1  1   0- 6   1
NB: Z.A.C. also played in the Oostelijke competitie.

[Nov 18, 1894; Zwolle]
Z.A.C.              6-0 Frisia              

[Mar 24, 1895; Leeuwarden] 
Frisia              0-0 Z.A.C.              
  [first ever match in an official N.V.A.B. competition played in the north
   of the Netherlands (provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe)]

Final Table:

 1.Z.A.C. (Zwolle)                2   1  1  0   6- 0   3
 2.Frisia (Leeuwarden)            2   0  1  1   0- 6   1
NB: Z.A.C. also played in the Oostelijke competitie.

Cross-Table:                                 home records:            away records:
            ZAC Fri                     HP HW HD HL  HF HA HPts  AP AW AD AL  AF AA APts
Z.A.C.      xxx 6-0                      1  1  0  0   6- 0   2    1  0  1  0   0- 0   1
Frisia      0-0 xxx                      1  0  1  0   0- 0   1    1  0  0  1   0- 6   0

Afdeeling 3

Final Table:

 1.Celeritas (Rotterdam)          3   3  0  0  23- 2   6  Playoff
 2.Excelsior (Rotterdam)          3   1  0  2   6-11   2
 -.Leonidas (Rotterdam)           2   0  0  2   1-17   0
NB: all clubs also played in the R.V.B. competitie.

[Dec 2, 1894; Rotterdam]
Excelsior R.        1-6 Celeritas R.        
[Dec 16, 1894; Rotterdam]
Celeritas R.       12-1 Leonidas            
[Dec 25, 1894; Rotterdam]
Excelsior R.        5-0 Leonidas            

NB: Leonidas withdrew; as they had played the two other clubs exactly once,
    their results stood.

[Apr 7, 1895; Rotterdam]
Celeritas R.        awd Excelsior R.        [awarded 5-0, Excelsior dns]

Final Table:

 1.Celeritas (Rotterdam)          3   3  0  0  23- 2   6  Playoff
 2.Excelsior (Rotterdam)          3   1  0  2   6-11   2
 -.Leonidas (Rotterdam)           2   0  0  2   1-17   0
NB: all clubs also played in the R.V.B. competitie.

Cross-Table:                                 home records:            away records:
            Cel Exc  Leo                HP HW HD HL  HF HA HPts  AP AW AD AL  AF AA APts
Celeritas   xxx 5a0 12-1                 2  2  0  0  17- 1   4    1  1  0  0   6- 1   2
Excelsior   1-6 xxx  5-0                 2  1  0  1   6- 6   0    1  0  0  1   0- 5   0
Leonidas             xxx                 0  0  0  0   0- 0   0    2  0  0  2   1-17   0
NB: 5a0 indicates match awarded 5-0 due to forfeit by away team.

Afdeeling 2

Final Table:

 1.Neptunus (Rotterdam)           3   3  0  0  18- 2   6  Playoff
 2.Batavia (Rotterdam)            3   0  0  3   0- 9   0
 -.L.V.V. (Leiden)                2   1  0  1   4-11   2
NB: Neptunus also played in the R.V.B. competitie.

[Dec 2, 1894; Leiden]
L.V.V.              2-0 Batavia             

[Dec 9, 1894; Rotterdam]
Neptunus           11-2 L.V.V.              

[Feb 24, 1895; Rotterdam]
Batavia             0-2 Neptunus            

NB: L.V.V. withdrew; as they had played the two other clubs exactly once,
    their results stood.

[Apr 7, 1895; Rotterdam]
Neptunus            awd Batavia             [awarded 5-0, Batavia forfeited]

Final Table:

 1.Neptunus (Rotterdam)           3   3  0  0  18- 2   6  Playoff
 2.Batavia (Rotterdam)            3   0  0  3   0- 9   0
 -.L.V.V. (Leiden)                2   1  0  1   4-11   2
NB: Neptunus also played in the R.V.B. competitie.

Cross-Table:                                 home records:            away records:
            Nep Bat  LVV                HP HW HD HL  HF HA HPts  AP AW AD AL  AF AA APts
Neptunus    xxx 5a0 11-2                 2  2  0  0  16- 2   4    1  1  0  0   2- 0   2
Batavia     0-2 xxx                      1  0  0  1   0- 2   0    2  0  0  2   0- 7   0
L.V.V.          2-0  xxx                 1  1  0  0   2- 0   2    1  0  0  1   2-11   0
NB: 5a0 indicates match awarded 5-0 due to forfeit by away team.

Kampioenswedstrijden Westelijke Afdeelingen

NB: between the winners of districts d and e, or Afdeeling 3 and Afdeeling 2
    as they had become known during the season.

Final Table:

 1.Celeritas (Rotterdam)          2   1  1  0   5- 4   3
 2.Neptunus (Rotterdam)           2   0  1  1   4- 5   1

First Leg [Apr 14, 1895; Rotterdam]
Neptunus            3-3 Celeritas R.        

Second Leg [Apr 28, 1895; Rotterdam]
Celeritas R.        2-1 Neptunus            

Final Table:

 1.Celeritas (Rotterdam)          2   1  1  0   5- 4   3
 2.Neptunus (Rotterdam)           2   0  1  1   4- 5   1

Cross-Table:                                 home records:            away records:
            Cel Nep                     HP HW HD HL  HF HA HPts  AP AW AD AL  AF AA APts
Celeritas   xxx 2-1                      1  1  0  0   2- 1   2    1  0  1  0   3- 3   1
Neptunus    3-3 xxx                      1  0  1  0   3- 3   1    1  0  0  1   1- 2   0

Onderbonden

After the proposal by Louis van Rooy to let reserve sides of Eerste Klasse clubs enter the Tweede Klasse had been rejected at the start of the previous season, R.A.P. invited other Amsterdam football clubs (Quick, A.A.C., U.n.I., Volharding and Olympia) to a meeting on Sep 29, 1894, at which the foundation of a football federation for Amsterdam was approved; the A.V.B. (Amsterdamsche Voetbal Bond) was founded formally on Oct 17, 1894. Two weeks earlier, on Oct 1, 1894, clubs from Den Haag had already established the H.V.B. (Haagsche Voetbal Bond), and on the initiative of Sparta, Rotterdam followed suit: on Nov 21, 1894, the R.V.B. (Rotterdamsche Voetbal Bond) came into existence.
All three new city federations introduced a local league, although only one Eerste Klasse side (Sparta) made serious use of this new possibility for the reserve side to play competitive matches; H.V.V. withdrew their reserves from the H.V.B. League before they had played a match (however, at the end of the season H.V.V.'s first team challenged a selection of the H.V.B. clubs), and R.A.P.'s reserve side forfeited half its matches.

Amsterdam | Den Haag | Rotterdam

A.V.B. (Amsterdamsche Voetbal Bond)

Final Table:

 1.U.n.I. (Amsterdam)             8   6  2  0  36- 6  14
 2.Volharding (Amsterdam)         8   6  1  1  49- 6  13
 3.Olympia (Amsterdam)            8   2  2  4  20-33   6  [g.a.: 0.61]
 4.Quick (Amsterdam)              8   3  0  5  14-41   6  [g.a.: 0.34]
 5.R.A.P. II (Amsterdam)          8   0  1  7   4-37   1
NB: Olympia and U.n.I. also played in the Tweede Klasse.

[Oct 28, 1894]
Olympia             1-1 U.n.I.              [after protest, originally 1-2]

[Nov 4, 1894]
R.A.P. II           2-2 Olympia             

[Nov 18, 1894]
R.A.P. II           1-9 Volharding          

[Nov 25, 1894]
R.A.P. II           1-3 U.n.I.              

[Dec 9, 1894]
U.n.I.              4-2 Olympia             

[Dec 26, 1894]
Olympia            1-11 Volharding          
U.n.I.              awd R.A.P. II           [awarded 5-0 (inferred from published standings)]

[Jan 1, 1895]
U.n.I.              2-1 Volharding          

[Jan 6, 1895]
Quick Adm.          2-1 Olympia             

[Jan 20, 1890]
Quick Adm.          awd R.A.P. II           [awarded 5-0]

[Jan 27, 1895]
Volharding          3-0 R.A.P. II           

[Mar 10, 1895]
Olympia             8-1 Quick Adm.          

[Mar 17, 1895]
Quick Adm.          0-5 Volharding          

[Mar 31, 1895]
Olympia             awd R.A.P. II           [awarded 5-0 (inferred from final standings)]
Quick Adm.         0-15 U.n.I.              
  [Quick fielded 5 players; result inferred from final standings]

[Apr 7, 1895]
Volharding          7-1 Quick Adm.          

[Apr 14, 1895]
Volharding         12-0 Olympia             
[Apr 15, 1895]
Volharding          1-1 U.n.I.              

[dates?; inferred from final standings]
U.n.I.              awd Quick Adm.          [awarded 5-0]
R.A.P. II           awd Quick Adm.          [awarded 0-5]
  [as no fixtures were found for these two matches, they may have been
   forfeited before a match date was announced]

Final Table:

 1.U.n.I. (Amsterdam)             8   6  2  0  36- 6  14
 2.Volharding (Amsterdam)         8   6  1  1  49- 6  13
 3.Olympia (Amsterdam)            8   2  2  4  20-33   6  [g.a.: 0.61]
 4.Quick (Amsterdam)              8   3  0  5  14-41   6  [g.a.: 0.34]
 5.R.A.P. II (Amsterdam)          8   0  1  7   4-37   1
NB: Olympia and U.n.I. also played in the Tweede Klasse;
    the above final standings were published in the Apr 18 issue of
    "De Athleet" by C.W. Dreckmeijer, secretaris of the A.V.B.

Cross-Table:
             UnI  Vol  Oly Qui RAP
U.n.I.       xxx  2-1  4-2 5a0 5a0
Volharding   1-1  xxx 12-0 7-1 3-0
Olympia      1-1 1-11  xxx 8-1 5a0
Quick       0-15  0-5  2-1 xxx 5a0
R.A.P. II    1-3  1-9  2-2 0a5 xxx
NB: home and away records not indicated as venues are not clear for all matches;
    5a0 indicates match awarded 5-0 due to forfeit by away team;
    0a5 indicates match awarded 0-5 due to forfeit by home team.

H.V.B. (Haagsche Voetbal Bond)

Final Table:

 1.H.B.S. (Den Haag)              6   5  0  1  17- 4  10  Playoff
 2.Excelsior (Den Haag)           6   4  0  2  19- 8   8
 3.Xerxes (Den Haag)              6   2  0  4   6-10   4
 4.H.G.V. (Den Haag)              6   1  0  5   3-23   2
 -.H.V.V. II (Den Haag)          withdrew before playing a match

[Oct 28, 1894]
H.B.S.              3-0 H.G.V.              
[Nov 11, 1894]
Xerxes              2-0 Excelsior DH        
[Nov 18, 1894]
Excelsior DH        5-0 H.G.V.              
[Nov 25, 1894]
H.V.V. II           n/p Xerxes              [H.V.V. II withdrew]
[Dec 2, 1894]
H.G.V.              2-1 Xerxes              [after protest; originally 3-1]
[Dec 23, 1894]
Xerxes              0-4 H.B.S.              
[Dec 30, 1894]
H.B.S.              abd Excelsior DH        [abandoned at 3-3 due to darkness]
[Jan 26, 1895]
H.G.V.              0-6 H.B.S.              
[Mar 10, 1895]
Excelsior DH        3-2 Xerxes              
[Mar 24, 1895]
Xerxes              1-0 H.G.V.              
[Mar 31, 1895]
H.B.S.              1-0 Xerxes              
[Apr 6, 1895]
Excelsior DH        3-1 H.B.S.              
[Apr 12, 1895]
H.G.V.              1-7 Excelsior DH        
[Apr 15, 1895]
H.B.S.              2-1 Excelsior DH        [replay Dec 30]

Final Table:

 1.H.B.S. (Den Haag)              6   5  0  1  17- 4  10  Playoff
 2.Excelsior (Den Haag)           6   4  0  2  19- 8   8
 3.Xerxes (Den Haag)              6   2  0  4   6-10   4
 4.H.G.V. (Den Haag)              6   1  0  5   3-23   2
 -.H.V.V. II (Den Haag)          withdrew before playing a match

Cross-Table:               
            HBS Exc Xer HGV
H.B.S.      xxx 2-1 1-0 3-0
Excelsior   3-1 xxx 3-2 5-0
Xerxes      0-4 2-0 xxx 1-0
H.G.V.      0-6 1-7 2-1 xxx
NB: as far as known, all matches were played at the same venue (Malieveld),
    so home and away records are not indicated.

R.V.B. (Rotterdamsche Voetbal Bond)

Final Table:

 1.Celeritas (Rotterdam)          8   7  1  0  43-12  15  Playoff
 2.Sparta II (Rotterdam)          8   6  1  1  29- 9  13
 3.Neptunus (Rotterdam)           8   3  0  5  28-22   6  [g.a.: 1.27]
 4.Leonidas (Rotterdam)           8   3  0  5  16-29   6  [g.a.: 0.55]
 -.Rapiditas II (Rotterdam)       5   1  0  4   4-18   2
 -.Excelsior (Rotterdam)          5   0  0  5   6-36   0
NB: Neptunus also played in Afdeeling 2 of the Districtscompetities;
    Celeritas, Excelsior and Leonidas also played in Afdeeling 3.

[Dec 2, 1894]
Leonidas            1-5 Sparta II           

[Dec 23, 1894]
Sparta II           5-0 Excelsior R.        
Neptunus            7-1 Leonidas            

[Dec 26, 1894]
Neptunus            1-6 Celeritas R.        
Sparta II           5-0 Rapiditas R. II     

[Dec 30, 1894]
Celeritas R.        1-1 Sparta II           

[Jan 6, 1895]
Neptunus            3-0 Rapiditas R. II     

[Jan 20, 1895]
Excelsior R.        2-3 Rapiditas R. II     [after protest; originally 3-3]

[Jan 27, 1895]
Celeritas R.        5-1 Leonidas            
Sparta II           3-1 Neptunus            

[Feb 24, 1895]
Leonidas            5-1 Excelsior R.        

[Mar 3, 1895]
Leonidas            3-1 Neptunus            

[Mar 10, 1895]
Excelsior R.       2-14 Celeritas R.        
Rapiditas R. II     1-3 Leonidas            

[Mar 17, 1895]
Leonidas            1-4 Celeritas R.        

[Mar 24, 1895]
Rapiditas R. II     awd Celeritas R.        [awarded 0-5, Rapiditas II forfeited]

[Mar 31, 1895]
Excelsior R.       0-14 Sparta II           [annulled]
Leonidas           11-0 Rapiditas R. II     [annulled]
Celeritas R.        5-4 Neptunus            

[Apr 21, 1895]
Sparta II           2-3 Celeritas R.        
Excelsior R.        1-9 Neptunus            

NB: Rapiditas II withdrew; as they had played all other clubs at least once,
    their first result against each stood (all except their match on Mar 31).

Table (Apr 22):

 1.Celeritas (Rotterdam)          8   7  1  0  43-12  15 
 2.Sparta II (Rotterdam)          7   5  1  1  35- 6  11
 3.Neptunus (Rotterdam)           7   3  0  4  26-19   6 
 4.Leonidas (Rotterdam)           7   3  0  4  15-24   6  [11-0]
 5.Excelsior (Rotterdam)          6   0  0  6   6-50   0
 -.Rapiditas II (Rotterdam)       withdrew;
   record at withdrawal:          6   1  0  5   4-29   2
     results which stood:           5   1  0  4   4-18   2
     results annulled:              1   0  0  1   0-11   0

NB: annulled result Leonidas against Rapiditas II between square brackets.

[Apr 28, 1895]
Sparta II           5-1 Leonidas            

NB: Excelsior withdrew; as they had played all other clubs at least once,
    their first result against each stood (all except their match on Mar 31).

Table (Apr 29):

 1.Celeritas (Rotterdam)          8   7  1  0  43-12  15
 2.Sparta II (Rotterdam)          7   5  1  1  26- 7  11  [14-0]
 3.Neptunus (Rotterdam)           7   3  0  4  26-19   6 
 4.Leonidas (Rotterdam)           8   3  0  5  16-29   6  [11-0]
 -.Excelsior (Rotterdam)          withdrew;
   record at withdrawal:          6   0  0  6   6-50   0
     results which stood:           5   0  0  5   6-36   0
     results annulled:              1   0  0  1   0-14   0
 -.Rapiditas II (Rotterdam)       withdrew;
   record at withdrawal:          6   1  0  5   4-29   2
     results which stood:           5   1  0  4   4-18   2
     results annulled:              1   0  0  1   0-11   0

NB: annulled results against Excelsior/Rapiditas II between square brackets.

[May 5, 1895]
Neptunus            2-3 Sparta II           

Final Table:

 1.Celeritas (Rotterdam)          8   7  1  0  43-12  15  Playoff
 2.Sparta II (Rotterdam)          8   6  1  1  29- 9  13
 3.Neptunus (Rotterdam)           8   3  0  5  28-22   6  [g.a.: 1.27]
 4.Leonidas (Rotterdam)           8   3  0  5  16-29   6  [g.a.: 0.55]
 -.Rapiditas II (Rotterdam)       5   1  0  4   4-18   2
 -.Excelsior (Rotterdam)          5   0  0  5   6-36   0
NB: Neptunus also played in Afdeeling 2 of the Districtscompetities;
    Celeritas, Excelsior and Leonidas also played in Afdeeling 3.

NB: in the May 9 issue of "De Athleet", M.J. Overeijnder, the secretaris of
    the R.V.B., published a final standings (omitting the withdrawn clubs)
    with different goal records for Sparta II (33-9) and Leonidas (20-29);
    the discrepancies are due to a highly arbitrary decision by the board
    of the R.V.B. to "average" the results of the first and second matches
    between Sparta II and Rapiditas II (5-0 and 14-0 being rounded to 9-0)
    as well as Leonidas and Excelsior (3-1 and 11-0 being rounded to 7-1);
    by this peculiar bit of arithmetic Sparta II would have won the medal
    offered by N.V.A.B. president F.H. van Leeuwen for the club with the
    best goal average; however, at the R.V.B. meeting on May 15 at which
    Sparta were to be handed this medal that decision was overturned by a
    majority of the clubs and in spite of strong opposition from the board
    Celeritas were allocated the medal (43:12=3.58; 29:9=3.22; 33:9=3.67),
    in line with the existing N.V.A.B. regulations on withdrawn clubs.

Cross-Table:                         
            Cel  Spa Nep Leo  Rap Exc
Celeritas   xxx  1-1 5-4 5-1
Sparta II   2-3  xxx 3-1 5-1  5-0 5-0
Neptunus    1-6  2-3 xxx 7-1  3-0
Leonidas    1-4  1-5 3-1 xxx 11-0 5-1
Rap'tas II  0a5          1-3  xxx
Excelsior  2-14 0-14 1-9      2-3 xxx
NB: annulled matches of Leonidas and Rapiditas II in italics;
    home and away records not indicated as venues are not clear for all matches;
    0a5 indicates match awarded 0-5 due to forfeit by home team.

Kampioenswedstrijd Zuid-Holland

NB: between the winners of the competitions of the H.V.B. and R.V.B.

[May 12, 1895; Den Haag]
H.B.S.              4-1 Celeritas R.        

Other Available Match Results

NB: includes matches by reserve sides; additional information is welcome.

[Sep 23, 1894; Rotterdam]
Neptunus            1-3 Sparta II           

[Sep 24, 1894; Rotterdam]
Excelsior R.        5-2 Rapiditas R. II     

[Sep 30, 1894; Rotterdam]
Celeritas           5-2 Excelsior R.        

[Oct 7, 1894; Rotterdam]
Excelsior R.       12-0 Minerva             

[Oct 14, 1894; Enschede]
Prinses Wilhelmina  5-5 Go Ahead            

[Oct 21, 1894; Den Haag]
H.V.V.              5-2 Rapiditas R.        
[Oct 21, 1894; Heemstede]
Haarlem             7-1 A.A.C.              
[Oct 21, 1894; Hilversum]
't Gooi             1-4 Go Ahead II         

[Oct 28, 1894; Den Haag]
H.V.V.              6-0 Haarlem             
  [this match was an attempt by Haarlem to fulfil the conditions of article 133
   of the regulations, on twice avoiding defeat against an Eerste Klasse club
   in order to enter the Eerste Klasse; it failed miserably]
[Oct 28, 1894; Nijmegen]
Quick N.            6-0 Brabantia           
[Oct 28, 1894; Rotterdam]
Neptunus            3-1 Leonidas            
[Oct 28, 1894; Zwolle]
Z.A.C. II           6-0 Celeritas K. II     

[Nov 4, 1894; Amsterdam]
Herakles            1-1 Sparta A.           
[Nov 4, 1894; Den Haag]
H.B.S.              6-1 Xerxes              
[Nov 4, 1894; Heemstede]
H.F.C.              7-1 Haarlem             
  [yet another attempt by Haarlem to fulfil the conditions of article 133 of the 
   regulations, on twice avoiding defeat against an Eerste Klasse club in order
   to enter the Eerste Klasse; it again failed miserably]
[Nov 4, 1894; Hilversum]
't Gooi             2-1 Get-on              
[Nov 4, 1894; Nijmegen]
Quick N. II         4-1 Advendo             

[Nov 10, 1894; Nijmegen]
Advendo             abd Quick Step II       [abandoned at 0-2 due to rain]

[Nov 11, 1894; Den Haag]
H.B.S.              6-2 Ajax                
[Nov 11, 1894; Leeuwarden]
Frisia              1-5 Be Quick G.         
[Nov 11, 1894; Rotterdam]
Neptunus            7-0 Excelsior R.        
[Nov 11, 1894; Wageningen]
Get-on              0-1 Quick Amf.          

[Nov 18, 1894; Amsterdam]
Sparta A.           1-1 Herakles            
[Nov 18, 1894; Breda]
Brabantia           4-1 Dordrecht           
[Nov 18, 1894; Delft]
Concordia           3-1 Hermes              
[Nov 18, 1894; Rotterdam]
Excelsior R.        3-2 Leonidas            

[Nov 25, 1894; Amsterdam]
E.D.O.              3-0 A.A.C. II           
Herakles            1-0 De Amateur          
Volharding II       4-2 Quick Adm.          
[Nov 25, 1894; Apeldoorn]
Robur et Velocitas  0-0 U.D.                
[Nov 25, 1894; Den Haag]
Sparta DH          0-17 Neptunus            
[Nov 25, 1894; Rotterdam]
Excelsior R.        5-0 Batavia             
[Nov 25, 1894; Wageningen]
Get-on II           1-1 Vitesse II          

[Dec 2, 1894; Amersfoort]
Quick Amf.          0-1 Go Ahead II         

[Dec 9, 1894; Den Haag]
H.V.V.              9-4 Excelsior DH        
[Dec 9, 1894; Rotterdam]
Excelsior R.        7-2 Leonidas            
[Dec 9, 1894; Zwolle]
Z.A.C. II           1-4 Celeritas K. II     

Varsity Match [Dec 14, 1894; Malieveld, Den Haag]
D.S.V.V.            5-0 L.S.F.C.            

[Dec 16, 1894; Amsterdam]
Swift               6-3 R.A.P. II           

[Dec 25, 1894; Den Haag]
H.V.V. II           2-3 H.B.S.              
[Dec 25, 1894; Leeuwarden]
Frisia             2-11 "Holland XI"        
  [half-time 0-8; in the second half, teams were mixed; visitors were a
   selection of players from Eerste Klasse club sides keen on promoting
   football in the north]

[Dec 26, 1894; Zwolle]
Z.A.C.              abd "Holland XI"        [abandoned at 0-8 in second half]
  [visitors were a selection of players from Eerste Klasse club sides
   keen on promoting football in the north]

[Dec 28, 1894; Den Haag]
H.B.S.              5-1 Excelsior R.        

[Dec 29, 1894; Nijmegen]
Advendo             2-0 Quick N. II         

Army/Navy Match [Dec 28, 1894; Malieveld, Den Haag]
Cadetten            n/p Adelborsten         
  [cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances"]

[Jan 6, 1895; Den Haag]
Sparta DH           1-0 Leonidas            

[Jan 20, 1895; Hilversum]
't Gooi            0-10 Volharding          

[Jan 27, 1895; Den Haag]
Xerxes              3-1 Excelsior R.        
[Jan 27, 1895; Rotterdam]
Batavia             0-2 Sparta DH           
[Jan 27, 1895; Schiedam]
Hermes              1-1 Concordia           

[Feb 17, 1895; Haarlem]
Bondselftal         n/p Universiteiten XI   
  [cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions]

[Mar 3, 1895; Amsterdam]
De Amateur         2-1 Herakles            
[Mar 3, 1895; Den Haag]
H.G.V.              2-2 Concordia           
Mars                3-0 H.V.V. III          

[Mar 10, 1895; Amsterdam]
Olympia II          8-0 Volharding II       
[Mar 10, 1895; Den Haag]
Xerxes II           1-5 Concordia II        

[Mar 17, 1895; Amersfoort]
Quick Aft.          1-4 Go Ahead II         
[Mar 17, 1895; Exercitieveld, Groningen]
Be Quick G. II      1-0 Frisia II           
Be Quick G.         6-0 Frisia              

[Mar 31, 1895; Apeldoorn]
Robur et Velocitas  5-0 Drusus              

[Apr 3, 1895; De Blauwe Kei, Breda]
Sportmin            0-1 In Liefde Bloeiende 

[Apr 12, 1895; Den Haag]
Xerxes              2-4 Excelsior R.        

[Apr 13, 1895; Den Haag]
H.V.B. XI           0-2 H.V.V.              
  [H.V.B. XI was a selection of the Haagsche Voetbal Bond]

[Apr 14, 1895; Den Haag]
H.V.V.              6-1 Victoria R.         
[Apr 14, 1895; Hilversum]
't Gooi             9-0 Utrechtsch XI       

[Apr 15, 1895; Nijmegen]
Vitesse             3-0 Rapiditas R.        [in the morning (kick-off 10.30)]
Oostelijk XI         0-2 Rapiditas R.        [in the afternoon]
  [hosts were a selection of players from afdeeling 1]
[Apr 15, 1895; Zwolle]
Overijssels XI       1-2 Haarlem             
  [hosts were a selection of players from oostelijke competitie;
   Haarlem only fielded 7 players]

[Apr 19, 1895; Amersfoort]
Quick Aft.          2-0 Be Quick B.         
[May 19, 1895; Enschede]
Prinses Wilhelmina 10-0 Tubantia            
[May 19, 1895; Rotterdam]
Feijenoord           0-7 Rapiditas K.        
[May 19, 1895; Zwolle]
Z.A.C.              3-0 Celeritas K.        

[May 23, 1895; IJsselmuiden]
Celeritas K.        2-0 Z.A.C.              

[May 26, 1895; Rotterdam]
Rapiditas K.        1-1 Feijenoord           

International Activity

Antwerp/Rotterdam matches

In June 1894 the "British Continentals" suggested the foundation of an "International Sporting Association"; those interested were to contact Mr. Fred. Manning, 76 Strand, London WC. In November 1894, that association reportedly had ten member clubs, most of them dominated by British ex-pats: four in Paris (White Rovers, Standard A.C., Stade Français and Inter-Nos), four in Berlin (Berlin C.C., English F.C., Academic Sport Club and Excelsior), and one each in Copenhagen (K.B.) and in Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Kickers, a short-lived split-off of the Karlsruher F.V. adorning itself with the epithet "Meistermannschaft des Continents" in true Baron von Münchhausen spirit and supposedly responsible for the later and somewhat – to the ears of native Dutch speakers – amusing abundance of football clubs named "Kickers" in southern Germany (e.g. Offenbach, Stuttgart, Würzburg) – Up the Frogs!).
Apparently none of the "British" sports clubs in Belgium had cared to join this "International Sporting Association" but three of them expressed interest in playing friendlies with clubs from Rotterdam. Victoria arranged five international matches: two meetings with both F.C. Liégeois (away on Jan 6 and at home on Feb 24) and Antwerp F.C. (away on Dec 9 and at home on Mar 17) as well as one with Brussels F.A. (on Feb 3 in Rotterdam), but for a variety of reasons, four of these five matches did not take place. Likewise, Sparta's intended home match against F.C. Liégeois on Jan 27 was cancelled, as was their match against Friesland A.C. from New York, which had been announced for Jan 13 in Rotterdam only to be called off by the visitors two days before the game.
However, both Sparta and Victoria (now a Tweede Klasse club) travelled to the Scheldestad and returned home victorious, thus resuming the tradition of Maasstad victories which had so rudely been interrupted in the 1893/94 season.

[Oct 14, 1894; Antwerpen]
Antwerp F.C.        0-7 Sparta R.           

[Dec 9, 1894; Antwerpen]
Antwerp F.C.        1-2 Victoria R.         
Visit Felixstowe F.C.

As in the previous season, Sparta invited Felixstowe F.C. over before paying a return visit at the end of the season.

[Dec 1, 1894; Sparta-terrein, Ouden Binnenweg, Rotterdam]
Sparta R.           3-3 Felixstowe F.C.     
  [Pauls (or Kampschreur?) 1-0, Van Holten (or Weinthal?) 2-0, J. Stok 3-0,
   Furber 3-1, Furber 3-2, Hubbard 3-3; half-time: 3-0]
  [Sparta: G. Stok; C.W. van Hasselt, A. Heybroek (15' J.A.M. Timmermans);
           A. Timmermans, J. Stok, F.J. Klene; F. Kampschreur, J.H. Pauls,
           J. van Holten, L. Weinthal ("Trapadoeli"), G. de Roodt;
   Felixstowe: R.D. Hendry; T.H. Winks, H.J. Syer; Lebbon, Archer, Blunt;
               H. Minns, Hubbard, M. Furber, J.M. Wade, K.Y. Beatton;
   ref: Tromp]

[Dec 3, 1894; Sparta-terrein, Ouden Binnenweg, Rotterdam]
Bondselftal         3-3 Felixstowe F.C.     
  [N.N. 0-1, Bakker 1-1, Van Holten 2-1, Weinthal 3-1, N.N. 3-2, N.N. 3-3;
   half-time: 3-2]
  [N.V.A.B.: G. Stok; C.W. van Hasselt, Klene; J. Stok, De Roodt, Hooykaas;
             F. Kampschreur, J. van Holten, Weinthal, Bakker; only three of
             the nominated players were present at the start of the match,
             whereupon numerous Sparta players were added;
   Felixstowe: R.D. Hendry (Henary?); T.H. Winks, H.J. Syer; H.J. Bealton,
               R. Smith, H. Blunt; W. Winks, Hubbard, H. Boston, Wade, M. Furber]
Visit Maidstone F.C.

As in 1894, Maidstone F.C. paid a visit to the Dutch federation, this time with a complete squad.

[Mar 30, 1895; Arnhem]
Oostelijk XI         0-4 Maidstone F.C.      

[Mar 31, 1895; Heemstede]
Bondselftal         1-2 Maidstone F.C.      
  [N.N. (deflected throw-in Wethered) 0-1, Smith 0-2, Stok 1-2; half-time: 0-1]
  [N.V.A.B.: W. Coops; W. Schorer, C. van Hasselt; F. v.d. Bosch, J. Stok, F. Dölleman;
             W.J.H. Mulier (c), F. Eijken, H. Monod de Froideville, O. Menten,
             Putman Cramer ("Vestjes"); four R.A.P. players (H. Blijdenstein, Krantz,
             V.d. Linde and G. Hisgen) had been selected but while most were present
             at the venue they refused to play;
   Maidstone: Sowler; Nelson, Smith; Ward, Willey, Wethered;
              Hewetson, Smith, Venour, Aiglewood, Barber;
   ref: Wijnands]

[Apr 1, 1895; Heemstede]
Noord-Holland       1-6 Maidstone F.C.      

[Apr 2, 1895; Utrecht]
Studenten XI        0-1 Maidstone F.C.      

[Apr 3, 1895; Rotterdam]
Sparta              0-4 Maidstone F.C.      

[Apr 5, 1895; Brussel]
Brussels F.A.       0-2 Maidstone F.C.      
Sparta trip to England

For the third year in succession, Sparta made a spring trip to England, as in 1893 and 1894.

[Apr 13, 1895; Saxmundham]
Saxmundham F.C.     3-0 Sparta R.           

[Apr 15, 1895; Felixstowe]
Felixstowe F.C.     1-0 Sparta R.           

1893/94

1895/96

list of champions.

list of first class champions.

list of second level champions.


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