RBC Roosendaal

RBC Roosendaal

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RBC Roosendaal was a Dutch football club based in Roosendaal, North Brabant. RBC lastly played in the Eerste Divisie, the second tier of football in the Netherlands.

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RBC, the brainchild of Frans Mathijsen and Anton Poldermans, was formed on July 31, 1912. The club was initially called Excelsior and was renamed VV Roosendaal in 1920. The club's present name is the result of a merger with another football team. On July 16, 1927, the club became known as Roosendaal Boys Combinatie (RBC). Before 2001, RBC played its league games in stadium De Luiten, which had a capacity of 2,000 seats and 5,000 standing places. In 2001, RBC moved into its new 5,000 seater stadium.

Pre World War II successes are numerous, but their last few seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie were characterized by flirting with relegation. In the 2004–05 season, RBC just avoided the Nacompetitie (relegation playoff). Relegation could not be avoided a year later, with RBC finishing bottom of the Eredivisie in the 2005–06 season.

On 8 June 2011 RBC Roosendaal was declared bankrupt after the board failed to repay the outstanding debts of 1.6 million €; this led to an automatic revocation of the professional license from KNVB. With RBC Roosendaal now out of Eerste Divisie, the board started working in order to register the club to the amateur Hoofdklasse league for the 15 June deadline. On 14 June 2011 it was published that RBC will not play in the...
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