Thursday, 1 June 2017

NETHERLANDS: WVV Wageningen (1911-1918, 1925-1978) / FC Wageningen (1978-1992)

Wageningse Berg, Wageningen (formerly FC Wageningen)

Netherlands, province: Guelders = Gelderland

27 V 2017 / FC Wageningen XI - Guelders Valley Region XI 0-0 - Wageningen wins penalty shoot-out: 5-4 / Friendly

Note 1: FC Wageningen went into administration on May 27th, 1992. The match I visited here (to which the last part of this photo series has been dedicated) was played exactly twenty-five years after that fateful day. To commemorate the demise of FC Wageningen, a selection of former Wageningen football professionals faced a group of ex-players of non-league teams of the Wageningen region.

Note 2: the pictures below were taken on four different visits; when watching closely, one can detect the slow decay of the main stand over the years. 
* Photo 3 was taken in August 2008, when I first visited the ground and was guided around by former FC Wageningen players Marcel Broecks and Kees Quint (who passed away in 2009 - just to show how deep his love for the club was: at his funeral, the FC Wageningen club anthem was played);
* Photos 4 to 18 date back to July 2011;
* Photos 19 to 28 were taken in December 2014;
* Remainder of the series (photos 1-2 & 29-45): May 2017.

All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

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