Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging - History - Near Bankruptcy and Merger

Near Bankruptcy and Merger

SVV appeared to go bankrupt in 1988, but local car salesman John van Dijk rescued the club. Wim Jansen became technical director, Dick Advocaat was appointed manager. The club won the Eerste Divisie title in 1990, and clinched promotion to the Eredivisie. As a part of the rescue, Van Dijk bought valuable players like Joop Hiele and Winston Bogarde. Because the stadium in Schiedam was deemed inappropriate for high-risk games, the club played such matches in the Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam. When the stadium couldn't be renovated, Van Dijk decided to merge SVV with Dordrecht'90, from neighbouring Dordrecht. The new club, called SVV/Dordrecht'90, played in the Eredivisie. Its home turf was the stadium of Dordrecht '90 in Dordrecht. The club's name was changed to Dordrecht'90 in 1992, and to FC Dordrecht in 2002.

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