Eredivisie is the highest echelon of Dutch league football and a competition renowned for its entertainment value – goals, goals and more goals tends to be the pattern of its matches.
Some very famous clubs are mainstays of the Eredivisie and the names of Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord are well known all over the globe.
The most successful club in the history of the Eredivisie, which was founded in 1956, are Ajax who have captured the league winner’s trophy on 25 occasions during that time – five more than the second most frequent champions, PSV Eindhoven, with Feyenoord third on nine titles.
Amsterdam-based Ajax were at their peak as a club in the early 1970s when they won the European Cup in three consecutive seasons with the late Johan Cruyff their star man, while they added a fourth continental title in 1995 – following on from PSV Eindhoven seven years earlier.
PSV were the Eredivisie champions in 2015 and 2016 and during those two campaigns they scored a combined total of 180 goals in 68 matches while conceding 63, which illustrates just how many goals are scored in a country hailed as the originator of ‘total football’.
The Eredivisie is also seen as being very much a stepping stone to Europe’s top leagues and among the players who have earned themselves big moves from Ajax alone within the last decade or so are Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luis Suarez, Wesley Sneijder and Christian Eriksen.
You have the chance to watch every single Eredivisie match throughout the course of a season via the live streaming services available with the online bookmakers, provided you have an account containing funds or have placed a bet within the preceding 24 hours.
It means that every week you can watch high-class players in action, including Ajax captain Davy Klaassen and exciting young striker Kasper Dolberg, PSV Eindhoven marksman Luuk de Jong and Feyenoord’s former Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt.