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Heracles Almelo: the heroic football club
Heracles Almelo has without doubt been one of Dutch professional football's greatest success stories in recent years. The rags-to-riches tale of this talented little club has captured the attention of legions of new fans who avidly attend the team's every game. With Heracles Almelo tickets now available to buy or sell on StubHub, you too can join the fans in wild cheers and celebrations!
See the Heracles Almelo players in action
Heracles Almelo was formed in 1903 in the eastern Netherlands city of Almelo. It was named after Heracles (often known in the West as Hercules), a hero of Greek mythology who incorporated great strength and also divine character, being the son of Zeus. Perhaps this name gave the club confidence because they went on to win the Netherlands' premier division in 1927 and 1941. Yet a long fallow period followed, in which the Heracles Almelo squad enjoyed success in the Eerste Divisie but couldn't reach a higher level. 2005 changed all that, however, when the club blasted back into the Eredivisie and, just over ten years later, even qualified for European football's 2016-2017 season. As the team has enjoyed more and more success, the number of Heracles Almelo fans has grown exponentially. Tickets for Heracles Almelo are, predictably, incredibly popular with Dutch football fans - but also with anyone who appreciates the underdog.
Watch Heracles Almelo go from strength to strength
The team has become so popular that the Heracles Almelo stadium, the Polman Stadion, needed to be expanded from its original 6,900 seats to a whopping 13,500 capacity in 2015. Nearly always full of excited fans, the stadium has been home to some emotional games. Fortunately - to avoid any bad associations - the club's first KNVB Beker final, which it lost to PSV Eindhoven, was held in the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam instead. The club's traditional rivals are FC Twente, but Heracles Almelo players have also managed to beat heavyweights such as FC Groningen and FC Utrecht in recent years, proving that they are indeed strong contenders worthy of a place in the highest echelons of Dutch football. Besides skill on the pitch, Heracles Almelo is known for being the first football club in the Netherlands to have employed a black player - South African Steve Mokone was signed in 1958. Other footballers who have been proud to wear a Heracles Almelo jersey have included Everton Ramos da Silva, Roy Friend and Wout Weghorst. With talent in the ranks at all stages, you can buy or sell Heracles Almelo tickets on StubHub and watch this remarkable team write the next page in their inspiring history!
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