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HBS Craeyenhout

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HBS Craeyenhout
Full nameHBS Craeyenhout
GroundSportpark Daal en Bergselaan
The Hague
ChairmanLeif de Kloet
ManagerMarcel Koning
2019–208th, Sunday A Hoofdklasse

HBS Craeyenhout is a omnisports club based in The Hague that fields teams in association football, cricket and hockey. The club is best known for its association football team based in The Hague, a part of the wider HBS Craeyenhout sports club. One of the original clubs of Dutch football, and three times national champions (1903–04, 1905–06,1924–1925), the club refused to enter into professionalism in the 1950s and has played at the amateur level ever since. It currently plays in the Hoofdklasse.


Founded in 1893, HBS Craeyenhout spent a period of 58 years – 1896 to 1954 – in the top division of Dutch football, winning the league in 1903–04, 1905–06 and 1924–1925. The club contributed a number of players to the Dutch national side, and chose to keep playing as an amateur team. A notable part in HBS Craeyenhout's history is when they defeated Racing of Belgium 1-0 in the 1901 Coupe Ponthoz Final, a competition that is considered one of the predecessors to UEFA-sanctioned European competitions.


HBS football teeam 1931-1932: v.d. Bergen, van Romondt, Ophorst, van Kesteren, d'Fonseca, Diehl, Schoorl, Arntzenius, Denis, Vermetten, Rambonnet
HBS football teeam 1931-1932: v.d. Bergen, van Romondt, Ophorst, van Kesteren, d'Fonseca, Diehl, Schoorl, Arntzenius, Denis, Vermetten, Rambonnet

A boy got a ball for his birthday gift and with two of his friends from the Secondary School in The Hague set up a "Football Club" on 7 October 1893. The three founders were J. Dijkman, A.W.G. Stigter and H. Tengbergen. They played at the Hague Malieveld, where every Hague club played at that time. The club was no longer a school club, in 1898, retaining the initials, adopted the name "Houdt Braef Stant". The first shirt was blue with white letters HBS on. On October 1, 1894 HBS founded with HVV Football at the Hague. In 1897 the club merged with HBS Hector. In addition, the dress in a white shirt with a wide red stripe on the chest and back was changed and black trousers. In 1898 the government, as owner of the banned Malieveld football there. HVV moved to its current location in the Benoordenhout and HBS to a field on the Beeklaan at a farm named "Hanenburg '(on the site of the current Hanenburglaan). In 1900 moved to the HBS Valkenboslaan, on the corner of the current Weimar Street, not far from the former location vanVUC. In 1905 HBS chose a new outfit, which was completely black. The nickname 'Crows' dates from that time. At that time, HBS twice champion and twice won the silver ball. In 1910 HBS moved because of the growth of the club to Houtrust, which was located at the beginning of the Sportlaan in Houtrust Avenue. Here was a stadium that would eventually have. Capacity of 25 000 spectators The construction of the Atlantic Wall had HBS Houtrust abandoned in 1943 and the club got to the shelter at VUC Schenkkade. After repairs HBS returned after the war Houtrust back. From 1955 she was sharing the accommodation Scheveningen Holland Sport, one of the two Hague professional clubs. HBS played one Sunday and SHS another. In 1966 discussed the Hague HBS with a move to the Houtrust Daal and Bergselaan because the sublet actually was a thorn in the eyes of the council. In 1968 the move was concrete. At HBS could not just join. Until well into the 60s a system of balloting ensured that unwanted people. Membership of the HBS safeguarded A new member could only join if he was nominated. By five members of HBS The Hague associations HVV and Quick went to ballot

In 2011 HBS was promoted to the Topklasse as Hoofdklasse champions.


Netherlands Football League Championship


  1. ^ "Sportpark Daal en Bergselaan" (in Dutch). Soccerway. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
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