ADO sign attacker Melvyn Lorenzen

ADO Den Haag has captured forward Melvyn Lorenzen. The 22-year-old attacker played last season for German side Werder Bremen, where his contract expired. Earlier this month, Lorenzen was already on trial at ADO and he made a good impression on the technical staff during the pre-season friendly game against Lugdunum. The Ugandan International has signed for two seasons. Lorenzen will play with the number 33 on his back.

” I’m glad I can finally call ADO Den Haag my team,” says Lorenzen. “After my trial, it took a while before the signing took place, but I always felt confident that it would all come good. In the week I was on trial there, I got a good feeling about the club. I am therefore looking forward to The next two years.”

Photo courtesy of and with thanks to ADO Den Haag

ADO win latest pre-season friendly

On Saturday afternoon ADO Den Haag defeated De Graafschap thanks to in form goal scorer Danny Bakker.

With the game at 0-0 after the first half, it was Bakker who broke the deadlock with a well taken free-kick in the fifty eighth minute. The run of form in front of goal must be making trainer Fons Groenendijk smile beyond his wildest dreams.

Photos courtesy of and with thanks to Marc

Friendship between ADO and Legia continues to grow

I have decided to share this with the expat community, as again it shows how good it is to be a part of our great club. This is all taken from the Facebook page FAN CLUB LEGIA DEN HAAG which can be found HERE


Friendship is more than 90 minutes in the stadium!

One of the highlights of Fan Club Legia Den Haag’s first year were of course Legia Warschau’s matches against Ajax and the ADO Den Haag v FC Twente, where there were 700 supporters of Legia Warschau in the stadium to support ADO Den Haag.

What we do want people to know about is the beautiful letter that ADO Den Haag received from Legia Warschau, thanking everyone who helped, and thanked ADO Den Haag for opening the stadium before the match in Amsterdam.

It was also emphasized that Legia Warschau and The Hague supporters have a long history of friendship and that this could also be at the administrative level in terms of Legia Warschau’s management.

Beautiful words and, in our opinion, a good motivation to continue!


To read more about the friendship between the two great clubs, please click HERE

ADO play a home pre-season friendly on Saturday

Tomorrow 22nd July, ADO Den Haag will play a home pre-season friendly at the Cars Jeans stadium, hosting De Graafschap, a team from the Jupiler league (Second division) Kick-off 14:30.

The game is FREE for Season Ticket holders, you MUST download your free ticket from the online e-ticketing system. Club Card holders pay €2:50, also via e-ticketing system. Non card holders can buy at ticket for €5:00 from the stadium before the kick-off.

ADO’s new signing Elson Hooi

ADO Den Haag has added a new player to their squad. Forward Elson Hooi (25) signs a two-year contract with an option for a third. The international of Curaçao is transfer free from the Danish side Vendsyssel FF.

Hooi started his career as part of the youth side of NAC Breda, where he also made his debut in professional football in 2012. After two and a half seasons and 62 games in the Eredivisie, scoring eight times, the player was loaned out to Danish side Viborg, the club where Donny Gorter also played. After six months, Hooi returned to NAC to be leased to FC Volendam in early 2016. At the beginning of last season, the Willemstand born player was trying his luck at Ermis Aradippou in Cyprus. In the final months of last year Hooi went out Vendsyssel FF.

Since 2015 Hooi is international for Curaçao. With his country he won the Caribbean Cup by beating Jamaica in the final 2-1 at the end of June. He scored both of the goals in that final. By winning that prize, Hooi with Curaçao was allowed to participate in the Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America this month. After three defeats, Curaçao was eliminated in the group phase.

Jeffrey van As: “I know Elson from the time I was technical director at NAC. I was always charmed by him, he is a player capable of playing in multiple positions. Elson can also score goals, as he proved during the Caribbean Cup. I’ve always followed Elson, especially during his foreign adventures. He can definitely add value to ADO Den Haag.”

Hooi about how his transfer to ADO came about: “That happened through Jeffrey van As, I already knew from my NAC days. We had been in contact for a while now and now I’m here. ADO Den Haag is a good club with a nice stadium. I’m eager to start, and I’m in peak condition because I’ve played a lot for the national team lately.”

Photos courtesy of ADO Den Haag

Do you want to be a part of an ADO ladies game?

Are you interested in being a part of the match day experience with the ADO ladies football team? ADO ladies are seeking youngsters to be ballboys/girls and also to be part of the players escort as the ladies come on to the pitch.

If you want to be a part of the match day experience in the Cars Jeans stadium for home games, Friday nights, kick-offs at 19:30. Then send an email to 

ADO win their friendly at Zeeland training camp

ADO Den Haag kept up their 100% winning for the pre-season build up. ADO beating a Zeeuwse XI 1-3.

The first half ended 1-1. The home side taking the lead through Steve Schalkwijk in the fifteenth minute. It took until the thirty ninth minute to get level. Danny Bakker curling in a beautiful free-kick from 20m out.

The second half ADO struggling to put moves together and it wasn’t until the final minutes that the visitors sealed the win. Eighty six minutes in a long cross was headed into the area, the keeper made a good save but Mats van Kins was alert and fired the ball home, 1-2. The final minute and Sheraldo Becker was still fired up, chased down the keeper and got the ball, with calmness he moved wide before firing in at the far corner, great finish, 1-3.

So with six games of the pre-season won, scoring a whopping 40 goals and conceding just the 4. ADO’s remaining friendlies will be at home to MVV Maastricht next Tuesday night at 19:30 and Saturday 22nd at home to De Graafschap at 14:30. Then it is the final game to be played in China against Beijing Enterprises on 29th July.

Photos courtesy of and with thanks to Marc of