PSV Eindhoven

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The Philips Sport Vereniging (Philips Sports Union), abbreviated as PSV and internationally known as PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football.wikipedia
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AFC Ajax

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Along with Ajax and Feyenoord, PSV is one of the country's "big three" clubs that have dominated the Eredivisie. The early 1970s in football were dominated by Ajax and Feyenoord and it was not until the appointment of Kees Rijvers as coach in 1972 that would mark the start of increasing success for PSV.
It has continuously played in the Eredivisie, since the league's inception in 1956 and, along with Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven, it is one of the country's "big three" clubs that have dominated that competition.

Feyenoord

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Along with Ajax and Feyenoord, PSV is one of the country's "big three" clubs that have dominated the Eredivisie. The early 1970s in football were dominated by Ajax and Feyenoord and it was not until the appointment of Kees Rijvers as coach in 1972 that would mark the start of increasing success for PSV.
The club has played continuously in the top tier of the Dutch football system since gaining promotion to Eerste Klasse (the Eredivisie's forerunner competition) in 1921, more times than any other club in the country, including the likes of Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.

Philips

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The club was founded in 1913 as a team for Philips employees.
They also have had a sports club since 1913 called PSV Eindhoven.

Ronaldo (Brazilian footballer)

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Throughout the years, PSV established itself as a stepping stone for future world class players like Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romário, Ronaldo, Phillip Cocu, Jaap Stam, Park Ji-Sung, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Arjen Robben.
In the 1990s, Ronaldo starred at club level for Cruzeiro, PSV, Barcelona, and Inter Milan.

Ruud van Nistelrooy

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Throughout the years, PSV established itself as a stepping stone for future world class players like Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romário, Ronaldo, Phillip Cocu, Jaap Stam, Park Ji-Sung, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Arjen Robben.
He is currently the coach of the PSV Eindhoven under-19s team.

Ruud Gullit

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Throughout the years, PSV established itself as a stepping stone for future world class players like Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romário, Ronaldo, Phillip Cocu, Jaap Stam, Park Ji-Sung, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Arjen Robben.
At club level, in 1987 he moved from PSV to Milan for a world record transfer fee.

1987–88 European Cup

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PSV's history contains two golden eras revolving around the UEFA Cup victory in 1978 and the 1987–88 European Cup victory as part of the seasonal treble in 1988.
The competition was won for the first time by PSV Eindhoven, who defeated two-time winners Benfica in the final at Neckarstadion in Stuttgart.

Arjen Robben

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Throughout the years, PSV established itself as a stepping stone for future world class players like Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romário, Ronaldo, Phillip Cocu, Jaap Stam, Park Ji-Sung, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Arjen Robben.
Two years later he signed for PSV, where he became the Netherlands' Young Player of the Year and won an Eredivisie title.

Romário

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Throughout the years, PSV established itself as a stepping stone for future world class players like Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romário, Ronaldo, Phillip Cocu, Jaap Stam, Park Ji-Sung, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Arjen Robben.
At club level, after developing his early career in Brazil, Romário moved to PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 1988.

Jaap Stam

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Throughout the years, PSV established itself as a stepping stone for future world class players like Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romário, Ronaldo, Phillip Cocu, Jaap Stam, Park Ji-Sung, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Arjen Robben.
Stam played for several European clubs including PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Lazio, Milan and Ajax before retiring in October 2007.

Philips Stadion

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Since its foundation, it has played in the Philips Stadion and has upheld its club colours (red and white).
The Philips Stadion is a football stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and it is the home of PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging), also known as PSV Eindhoven.

FC Eindhoven

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A year later, PSV won the district title after EVV failed to win their final match.
They currently play in the Eerste Divisie (second tier of Dutch football), and are one of two professional clubs which are based in the city of Eindhoven, the other one being PSV Eindhoven.

Ronald Koeman

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Throughout the years, PSV established itself as a stepping stone for future world class players like Ruud Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Romário, Ronaldo, Phillip Cocu, Jaap Stam, Park Ji-Sung, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Arjen Robben.
He then joined Ajax's rivals PSV, winning three consecutive Eredivisie titles (1986–87, 1987–88 and 1988–89) and the European Cup in 1988.

1934–35 Netherlands Football League Championship

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In that year, the team secured the second championship ever in a 2–1 victory against DWS.
PSV won this year's championship by beating Go Ahead, AFC Ajax, Velocitas 1897 and DWS.

1950–51 Netherlands Football League Championship

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Even though coach Sam Wadsworth resigned during the championship play-offs, the title was won after a 2–1 win over Willem II.
PSV Eindhoven won this year's championship by beating DWS, Willem II, Blauw-Wit Amsterdam and sc Heerenveen.

Willem II (football club)

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The club's first ever match was a 3–2 defeat against Willem II Reserves on 19 September 1915.
After reaching the KNVB Cup final in 2004 where they lost 4–0 against PSV Eindhoven, Willem II again qualified again for the UEFA Cup, in which they lost to French side AS Monaco in the first round by 5–1 on aggregate.

Willy van der Kuijlen

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Willy van der Kuijlen was signed in 1964, who produced 23 league goals in 1966 and became the league's top scorer at age 20.
Wilhelmus Martinus Leonardus Johannes "Willy" van der Kuijlen (born 6 December 1946) is a former Dutch football player and currently a scout for PSV Eindhoven.

Roel Wiersma

Representative for this policy were defender Roel Wiersma, who arrived in 1954 and captained the team for a decade, and Piet van der Kuil, who came from Ajax for the equivalent of €59,000 (PSV's then-highest transfer fee).
Roel Wiersma (, 15 April 1932 – 4 February 1995) was a Dutch footballer, who most notably played for PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands national team.

Coen Dillen

After the war, PSV signed two new strikers: Piet Fransen in 1948 and Coen Dillen in 1949.
Coenraad Henrik Dillen (5 October 1926 – 24 July 1990) was a Dutch footballer who primarily played for PSV as well as the Dutch national side.

1962–63 Eredivisie

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In the 1962–63 season, marking PSV's 50-year anniversary, the club appointed Bram Appel as the new coach.
PSV Eindhoven won the championship.

Kees Rijvers

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The early 1970s in football were dominated by Ajax and Feyenoord and it was not until the appointment of Kees Rijvers as coach in 1972 that would mark the start of increasing success for PSV.
Cornelus Bernardus "Kees" Rijvers (born 27 May 1926) is a former Dutch footballer who was active as a midfielder and later as coach for o.a PSV Eindhoven and the Dutch national team.

Big Three (Netherlands)

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Along with Ajax and Feyenoord, PSV is one of the country's "big three" clubs that have dominated the Eredivisie.
In Dutch sports, The Big Three (De Grote Drie) is the nickname for the three most successful rivalling football clubs in the Netherlands: Ajax from Amsterdam, Feyenoord from Rotterdam and PSV from Eindhoven.

René van de Kerkhof

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With Van der Kuijlen and goalkeeper Jan van Beveren as the stars of the team, Rijvers created a new squad by signing Ralf Edström, Gerrie Deijkers and the twins Willy and René van der Kerkhof.
Reinier "René" Lambertus van de Kerkhof (born 16 September 1951) is a Dutch former football player, who played as a right winger for FC Twente, PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands national football team.

Jan van Beveren

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With Van der Kuijlen and goalkeeper Jan van Beveren as the stars of the team, Rijvers created a new squad by signing Ralf Edström, Gerrie Deijkers and the twins Willy and René van der Kerkhof.
In 1970, Van Beveren was bought by PSV Eindhoven, where he won three Eredivisie titles, two domestic cups and the UEFA Cup in 1978.

1921–22 Netherlands Football League Championship

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Under the guidance of coach Wout Buitenweg, PSV were promoted in 1918 and 1921 as well, eventually reaching the Eerste Klasse.
*Promoted from 2nd Division: PSV Eindhoven