Enjoy a busy weekend with ADO

Starting today, fans of ADO Den Haag can enjoy a whole weekend of ADO activities.

This afternoon at 17.00 at the ground of HVV Laakkwartier ADO play their penultimate friendly against Turkish side Kardemir Karabükspor. Entry to this game is free!!

On Sunday it is the club’s open/family day. Again this is free to attend. Meet the players, get autographs and selfies. Both the mens and ladies teams will be there. There are many activities in and around the stadium.

All the fun goes on between 09:30 and 16:00. THis is a great time to get to know your local top flight football team. There is always a real fun and relaxed atmosphere there. So please, if you have never been to ADO’s Kyocera stadium before, here is a chance to get the vibe of the club and its supporters.

ADO squad numbers for new season

ADO Den Haag have released the squad/shirt numbers for the upcoming 2016/2017 season which starts in two weeks time. These numbers give a good indication what the starting line up will be.

  • 1. Ernestas Setkus
  • 2. Dion Malone
  • 3. Thomas Meissner
  • 4. Tom Beugelsdijk
  • 5. Wilfried Kanon
  • 6. Achraf El Mahdioui
  • 7. Kevin Jansen
  • 8. Aaron Meijers
  • 9. Mike Havenaar
  • 10. Mathias Gehrt
  • 11. Ludcinio Marengo
  • 13. José San Román
  • 17. Danny Bakker
  • 19. Dennis van der Heijden
  • 20. Ruben Schaken
  • 21. Edouard Duplan
  • 22. Robert Zwinkels
  • 23. Hector Hevel
  • 24. Rody de Boer
  • 25. Mohamed Haddachi
  • 27. Trevor David
  • 28. Tyronne Ebuehi
  • 30. Jerdy Schouten
  • 33. Gervane Kastaneer

ADO sign new keeper

ADO Den Haag have signed a new goalkeeper. The Lithuanian international Ernestas Setkus (31) has joined from Turkish club side Sivasspor and has signed a two year contract.

Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag

The career of Setkus spans more than ten years. He began his career in 2005 with Zalgiris in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. After 79 matches Setkus left in 2009 to FK Tauras Taurage, the club ADO Den Haag faced two years later in the Europa League. Setkus missed those games as he returned briefly at Zalgiris before in 2010 he signed a contract with Olympiakos Nicosia in Cyprus. From there he went to the Bulgarian side PFC Botev Plovdiv, Gomel of Belarus, the Cyprus side Nea Salamina and Kerkyra in Greece. Setkus ended at Sivasspor last year. The keeper last season played 31 matches in Turkey’s top league.

Change of ADO friendly this weekend

The friendly match against Al Shabab, which would initially have been this Friday at the Kyocera Stadium has unfortunately been cancelled. Fortunately, ADO Den Haag quickly managed to find a new opposition for the friendly. That is the Turkish Kardemir Karabükspor. The game has also changed location and time. ADO Den Haag take on Kardemir Karabükspor on Saturday 23rd July with a kick-off at 17.00 on the field of HVV Laakkwartier. To accommodate all the supporters, the entry will be free.

Kardemir Karabükspor was founded in 1969 and have played in the Super Lig, the highest Turkish division many times. Last season’s Kardemir Karabükspor were promoted back to the Süper Lig. In the 2014/2015 season the Turks qualified to play in the Europa League. Where they were knocked out in the play-offs by Saint-Etienne.

Fans who already purchased online tickets given for the match against Al Shabab were very quickly refunded their money. People who have bought a ticket from the Ticket / Fan shop section in the stadium can get their money back by emailing ticketing@adodenhaag.nl. The club apologises for the inconvenience caused.

ADO beat FC Eindhoven in latest friendly

On the final day of the summer camp, ADO Den Haag took on FC Eindhoven in Leende. This was their toughest test so far after beating four amateur clubs in their previous games. FC Eindhoven from the Jupiler league (Dutch second division) provided ADO with a tough test.

Both sides in the first half created good chances with Robert Zwinkels in the ADO goal pulling off some fine saves. ADO had several chances and on the half hour broke the deadlock. Edouard Duplan putting Mathias Gehrt through to score, 0-1. ADO should have increased their lead before the break, but Eindhoven kept them at bay.

Photos courtesy of and with thanks to Marc of ADOfans.nl

The second half was a quieter affair. Not much in the way of action, but the news of Ruben Schaken being sent off will not have pleased the management. Booked firstly for a foul, then immediately shown a second followed by the red card after using offensive comments to the officials.

So after being on their travels for five pre-season friendly games, ADO will play their final two warm up games at their own Kyocera stadium. Starting next friday 22 Jul,  ADO vAl Shabab FC (Saudi Arabia) kick-off at 19:00. Then on Saturday 30th Jul, it is ADO v Iraklis Saloniki (Greece) kick-off at 16.00. Tickets available on the day at the stadium, €5.00 each.

ADO sign German defender

ADO Den Haag has reached agreement with Thomas Meissner (25) for a three-year contract. The German central defender joins from MSV Duisburg, Bundesliga 2 in Germany.

In 2010, Meissner began his career with the second team of FSV Mainz. After two seasons, the German was picked up by Borussia Dortmund. There, too, he ended up in the second team, which played back in the Bundesliga 3. In the summer of 2014, the defender joined MSV Duisburg.
Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag

“I am very pleased with the opportunity that ADO Den Haag has given me,” Meissner says about his transfer. “For me it is an opportunity to play in the top division of a country. I can do this in the Netherlands at a great club like ADO Den Haag I see as a good step up in my career. I’m very excited to play the Hague supporters at Kyocera Stadion. I look forward to the first league match against go Ahead Eagles. I hope for a full stadium! “

ADO summer training camp

ADO Den Haag have journied to the Brabant town of Leende where the club will spend the week being put through their paces at the summer training camp. The squad will be there every day and take at least one training session per day. The training is open to the public. On Friday the training camp will conclude with a friendly game against FC Eindhoven, kick-off 16:00 and is free to go and watch.


Monday July 11: 12:00 and 17:45

Tuesday July 12: 10.00 and 17.30

Wednesday July 13: 10:30

Thursday July 14: 10:30 and 17:00

Friday July 15: Friendly match against FC Eindhoven 16:00

Address: Sportpark de Groote Speel, Hans van Breuekelenweg 3, 5598 AX Leende

ADO ladies fixtures released

The eight clubs playing in the Eredivisie ladies league on Wednesday unanimously agreed to the fixture schedule for the 2017/17 season in Zeist.

Eredivisie ladies league welcomes the coming season with a new participating eighth club, Achilles ’29 from Groesbeek. The other participating clubs are, Ajax, sc Heerenveen, PEC Zwolle, PSV, Telstar and FC Twente.

From 21st April to May 26th  there will be six playoff rounds, these will be split into two groups. Top four in group A, bottom four into group B. This will decide the final league standings. Each participating club will carry over half the number of points earned from the first 21 games into the playoffs. The winner of group A being crowned as champions and eter next season’s Champions League tournament.

The competition program shows that ADO Den Haag Women in the Eredivisie total plays fourteen home games and thirteen away games.

First games on Fri 2nd September
Ajax – FC Twente
SC Heerenveen – PSV
PEC Zwolle – Achilles’29
Telstar – ADO ladies

The eight clubs in the Eredivisie Women come for the first time all in the tournament for the KNVB Beker (Cup) on 28th or 29th January 2017 at an amateur club. Followed on March 11th or 12th the quarter-finals and the semi-finals on April 15th or 16th. The final of the Cup is provisionally set for Sunday 4th June.

To view all of the ADO ladies fixtures please click HERE