The Netherlands’ premier football league, the Eredivisie, is under the scope here as we take a look at the home jerseys for the 2016/17 campaign. Eighteen of the best clubs within the Netherlands have their domestic campaigns well underway, with the top clubs still making tracks in Europe. Some intriguing designs and classic looks from the nation that birthed Total Football await.
The standard bearer of Dutch football, Ajax, revised their home jersey for this season. The classic red center band is accompanied this time by adidas three-stripes on the sides of the shirt. A v-neck collar and simple red trim on the sleeves is finished off with the Amsterdam flag on the neckline.
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AZ and Under Armour have a neat hooped home jersey for the 2016/17 season. Tonal horizontal stripes are the order of the day, with a black and white v-neck shape collar with black inset at the top.
ADO Den Haag
ADO Den Haag, hailing from The Hague, take their traditional green and yellow striped jersey for a modern spin. A yellow gradient fades in at the bottom of the jersey. Yellow stripes on the shoulders are broken up at the sleeves by kit sponsor Errea’s logos.
SBV Excelsior Rotterdam
The small but strong Excelsior Rotterdam has a brand new home strip from Q Sportswear. The Red-Blacks suit up with a black jersey with tonal vertical stripes and a polo collar up top. Two red diagonal stripes are seen on the right shoulder.
Another Rotterdam club, and one of the founding fathers of the league, Feyenoord have also touched up their traditional red and white halved home shirt from adidas. Black as the tertiary color is used to great effect, as it appears on a retro-styled thin v-neck collar and streaking up the sides as piping with adidas three-stripes.
Go Ahead Eagles
Returning to the Eredivisie after winning the Eerste Divisie (Dutch Second Division) promotion playoff, Go Ahead Eagles are representing their city their way. A new red with yellow center striped jersey from Hummel has a red silhouette of the Deventer skyline at the center, breaking up the center band. Yellow Hummel chevrons occupy the red sleeves.
The Pride of the North, FC Groningen have touched up their traditional white and green striped home shirt with the help of kit provider Robey. A mandarin style collar in white has a green trim at the top, with the sleeves’ cuffs clad in green with the club name on both arms.
The premier club from the Friesland region, SC Heerenveen has been traditionally clad in the flag of Friesland, and this current home kit from Jako follows suit. The blue and white stripes on the jersey have seven red waterlily leaves on the white stripes, for the seven districts of the region. At the neck, a blue wing collar has a blue v-shape inset.
Named after the demigod in Greek mythology, Heracles and kit sponsor Acerbis have gone for more white with a simpler style for their usual white and black tops. The collar is polo style clad in black, and three black stripes take up the body with white sleeves and shoulders save for black cuffs on the sleeves. The center stripe is partially blanked in the center to make space for the sponsor. Acerbis logos are also placed on the shoulders.
A bit of a changing of the kit guard is in place at NEC Nijmegen. The club’s traditional red and green halved shirt is a home jersey, but so is a new strip designed by Belgian sportswear company Patrick, which is considered the first choice this season. A horizontal green band with black trim is placed across a red jersey. Both jerseys have a standard black v-neck collar.
Defending champion PSV have a modern interpretation of their traditional red and white striped jerseys from Umbro. Long-time sponsor Philips has been replaced by Energie Direct, as black trim appears at the shoulders. Solid red sleeves give way to a red and white striped cuff pattern on both arms. The stripes are also cut off at the bottom, with a solid red hem.
Simplicity runs the roost at Roda JC, as Robey supplies the most recent Miners jersey. This yellow body has a black v-neck collar that runs thicker than usual with matching thin cuffs on the sleeves.
Back into the Eredivisie, Sparta Rotterdam are looking to build momentum from their Eerste Divisie title win and promotion from last season with a lovely looking jersey by Robey. The traditionally red and white striped shirts have a classy red collar with a two button placard. A nice shirt for one of the original Eredivisie clubs looking to make a comeback.
Replacing Nike for Sondico, FC Twente are looking to get back into the top level of the league with a solid red home jersey this season. White Sondico logos are seen on the chest and shoulders, with a rounded white collar with a notch in front.
FC Utrecht placed a unique take on their home kit this season. The shirts, who are supplied by Hummel, have placed the traditional diagonal white half at the back of the shirt only. The front is a primarily red number, with white trim and Hummel chevrons on the sleeves.
The yellow and black stripes of Vitesse Arnhem will come with a touch of white this season. Vitesse’s latest jersey from Uhlsport has white trim outside the black stripes, which also appear wider than usual. Overall, a more modern attempt at taking on the striped pattern overall.
Willem II is another of the original Eredivisie clubs. This Tilburg side runs out with a unique blue and red striped pattern over white jerseys, and this campaign’s shirt from Robey does its job well. The stripes are also on the sleeves, with very prominent red panels on the underarms and sides.
Last up, PEC Zwolle. The Bluefingers, known for their blue and white hooped jerseys, have placed more emphasis on white, and have produced a nice look from Robey. A nice blue collar with a two-button placket adds class. The blue sleeves have white trim at the cuffs, with the body’s white/blue hooped pattern having thicker white hoops and tonal pinhoops within. There is one even larger horizontal stripe on the chest, for sponsor space.