Tom Beugelsdijk voted ‘Eredivisie Community Player of 2017’!

ADO Den Haag are very proud to announce that Tom Beugelsdijk on Monday night has been voted “Eredivisie Community Player of 2017”! He received this beautiful prize from his mother during the Gala Football Player of the Year.

Besides the trophy, Beugelsdijk also received a 50,000 euro check made available by the VriendenLoterij. Half of this amount is being used by the ADO Den Hague in the community foundation to increase the support residents in the Hague region. The other half, Beugelsdijk, gives to the Juliana Children’s Hospital in The Hague and The Hague’s Hoed, part of the Daniel Den Hoed Foundation, for more scientific research at the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute.

Beugelsdijk found it a great honor that he may now be called Eredivisie Community Player of 2017. ” I’m proud to have received this great prize, especially because I received it from my mother, who has meant so much to me and still does. I feel honored that so many people have cast their vote for me. I’ve always felt that everything I do in football helps in many social matters, this is very normal. I feel honoured by the people involved and now I’m rewarded with this prize, a bit unreal, but really very beautiful!”

The prize for ‘Eredivisie Community Player‘ is awarded annually by the Eredivisie and VriendenLoterij to a player who dedicates himself to the community in a special way. Sergio Padt (FC Groningen) and Morten Thorsby (sc Heerenveen) were also nominated.

With the award, the Eredivisie and VriendenLoterij want to emphasize the social importance of football. Previously, Giovanni van Bronckhorst (2011), Tim Gilissen (2012), Siem de Jong (2013), Deniz Türüç (2014), Jeroen Zoet (2015) and Nathan Rutjes (2016) were previous winners.

Tyronne Ebuehi selected for Nigerian team

Tyronne Ebuehi has been called up by the Nigeria national coach Coach Salisu Yusuf for two World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon, to be played next month. On September 1st, Nigeria play at home and on September 4th, the return match in Cameroon takes place.

Nigeria is currently in the lead in Group B of African Qualification with six points. The first two games both being won. Cameroon is second on four points. Only the group winners will qualify for the World Cup in Russia 2018.

Ebuehi has played once before for his country where his father was born. That was a friendly against Togo (3-0 victory) at the end of June.

Pia Rijsdijk stunner earns a draw in friendly

On Saturday afternoon, ADO ladies hosted German side Borussia Monchengladbach at the Aftrap, Zuiderpark. ADO’s starting eleven were Dalebout, Ridder, Daal, Delleman, Mesker, Speelman, Dessing, Simonis, van Erk, Koster, Admiraal.

The first half saw ADO mostly on the offensive, Monchengladbach seemed to settle to sit back and defend, when they did have possession, they showed no attacking flair, as they were making short passes across the midfield, rarely pushing forward.

ADO ladies were playing with plenty of aggression, the referee having to talk to some of the players during set pieces. Yet despite the dominance, it was the visitors who came closest to opening the scoring in the thirteenth minute. A shot being hit just wide of the post.

ADO were creating chances, yet the finishing touch was not quite there. This came back to haunt them as in the second minute of first half injury time Gladbach broke down the left. A shot went low into the far bottom corner with the keeper caught out of position, 0-1.

The second half saw a different approach from both sides. It was the Germans who were more in control, playing the long ball trying to catch ADO on the break. ADO ladies were now doing the short passing, but when they played the ball out wide to the left ADO looked really threatening.

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The finishing was still poor from ADO, a couple of times, just a solid contact would have got the ball over the line. When ADO leveled in the seventy fifth, it was a goal worth waiting for. Pia Rijsdijk collected the ball twenty two metres from goal, she looked up and curled a stunning shot into the top corner, offering the keeper no chance, 1-1.

In the final phase of the game, both sides had players through one on one with the keepers, yet both shot straight into the keepers arms. The final whistle blew and the draw was the fair result.

New ADO souvenirs in fan shop

New in the Fanshop: Boxer Shorts and Errea Backpack!

The true fan of ADO Den Haag has of course scarves and shirts. Now the club offers something new for you. Green and yellow boxer shorts sponsored by Cars Jeans. These are already for sale for only €7.99.

In order to take all the clothes on a trip, there is also a very spacious Errea backpack available in the Fanshop. For €32.50.

Food and drink tokens only valid for two more games

Last season’s catering tokens, which pay for the food and drinks under the public stands, are only valid for two more games. This means that the tokens can only be used at the following home games against sc Heerenveen (August 26th) and Ajax (September 17th).

Take note
Old tokens can only be exchanged after the match against Ajax. After that match, the tokens of last season will be no longer valid and will no longer be exchanged for new ones.

ADO games coming up this week

ADO Den Haag will be playing their first away game of the season this coming Saturday. The trip to Alkmaar to play AZ will hopefully see ADO bounce back from the surprise heavy defeat at home to FC Utrecht last week.

The ADO ladies team will be in action, they will be playing a high profile friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach. The game will take place at the Aftrap training complex in the Zuiderpark.

Please be aware. The website of ADO ladies does show in the Calendar that the game is to be played in the Kyocera/Cars Jeans stadium. They are aware of this error but are having technical difficulties in changing it. They confirmed with me that it is 100% at the Aftrap.

Ludcinio Marengo leaves for Norwegian side SK Brann

Ludcinio Marengo leaves ADO Den Haag and continues his career with SK Brann from Norway. The club where former ADO player Vito Wormgoor is playing at. Marengo signed a contract for two seasons. In The Hague, the winger was under contract until mid 2018.

In the summer of 2015, Marengo came to ADO from FC Volendam, where he made his debut in professional football in 2012. In his first season at ADO, Marengo played 21 times in the Eredivisie, mainly as a substitute. Last year, the attacker also had a reserve roll. Marengo was then loaned out to Go Ahead Eagles during the winter break.

Now the Amsterdammer leaves for SK Brann. In total, Marengo played 37 official matches for ADO Den Haag in which he scored twice.

Manager of Football Affairs Jeffrey van As: “Unfortunately, at ADO Den Haag, Ludcinio’s potential has never come to fruition. This season, he had little chance of playing time, due to the competition for his favorite positions, so it was better for both parties. We want to thank Ludcinio for his commitment to the club and wish him a lot of success in Norway.”

Ladan and Asmelash in preliminary Dutch squads

There is good news for a couple of ADO Den Haag’s younger squad members. Delano Ladan is selected in the under 18’s preliminary squad and Hennos Asmelash is in the preliminary squad of the under 19’s Dutch team.

Orange Under 18’s will play two friendly matches against Denmark next month. The under 19’s will participate in a four-nation tournament in August, which will also involve Belgium, Portugal and Finland.

Ladan and Asmelash will discover if they have been selected for the final squads on Friday 25th August.

ADO ladies lose to Ajax in pre-season friendly

On Wednesday evening, ADO ladies took on reigning league champions Ajax, as part of their pre-season build up.

Ajax took an early lead in the eighth minute. In the thirty third minute Ajax doubled their lead. ADO ladies, no matter how hard they tried, could not pull a goal back before the break. So at half-time it was 2-0.

ADO ladies made several changes during the second half, sadly ADO still could not score. Ajax added a third girl in the eighty eighth minute to make the final score 3-0 to Ajax.

ADO ladies starting eleven: Lorsheyd,  Ridder, Koster, Tieleman, Simonis, van der Meer, van Erk, Kuilenburg, Boshuizen, Admiraal, Delleman