Season Review: 2016-2017

2016-2017 has finally come to an end. In a period of 337 days I watched 146 games including 480 goals in 8 different countries and 108 new grounds.

I literally enjoyed every second of this beautiful season and I realise I won't be doing this amount of games never again. It takes so much scheduling, rescheduling, just to reschedule it again the other week. But honnestly, it was all absolutely worth it, because of all the beautiful places I visited and all the great and kind people I met.

I hope you enjoy my top 10 and I hope to see you all again next season, in which I will visit less games as I start playing football again.

1. 26-02-2017 Atlético Madrid - FC Barcelona 1-2

A Spanish weekend with my dad covered 4 games visiting Léganes U19, Léganes, Villaverde Boetticher and Atlético Madrid. Estadio Vicente Calderón left me very impressed and it's such a shame it will be taken down in just a few weeks from now. I'm glad I could still watch a game in this amazing ground.

2. 07-01-2017 Glentoran FC - Linfield FC 1-2 (a.e.t.)

The Belfast Derby during the Belgian winterbreak, it couldn't be better scheduled. Visiting Belfast with another groundhopper we saw a few good grounds and had a beautiful story from Brantwoods' groundsman. Before visiting The Oval, which is an amazing ground, we also went to Dundela FC - Limavady United. We had to leave this game at the break to make it back in time to the Oval for the Belfast Derby. The game was even after 90 minutes but Linfield managed to score in the extra-time, proceeding to the next round of the Northern Irish Cup.

3. 25-03-2017 KFC Uerdingen - SSVg Velbert 02 2-2

After visiting Wattenscheid, I went to Uerdingen who were hosting SSVg Velbert in the Grotenburg-Stadion. I couldn't keep my eyes of the beautiful stands, terraces and floodlights.. Absolutely worth the visit, especially now KFC Uerdingen is back in the Regionalliga!

4. 03-11-2016 Athletic Club de Bilbao - KRC Genk 5-3

Despite the brand new stadium, visiting Athletic Club de Bilbao was one of the highlights in my season. I got the chance to visit the Spanish away with Drughi Genk, a great group of ultra's. Getting to know how these lads experience European awaydays was just great, as I will never experience that feeling with KVK Tienen, I guess.

5. 25-0292017 CD Leganes - Deportivo de La Coruna 4-0

Another Spanish game, yes.. Spain actually never let me down this season. I had the chance to visit 6 games this season with a combined total of 27 goals! CD Leganes played their first season ever in La Liga. The evening I visited them they even created history as they never before won (and scored so many goals) in La Liga. I also shouldn't forget the fantastic atmosphere their fans created.

6. 30-10-2016 Royal Antwerp FC - AFC Tubize 2-0

Completing the 1st and 2nd division of Belgian football were 2 of my goals this year and by visiting the oldest club in Belgium I managed to complete the 2nd division. Antwerp FC has an amazing stadium and great support, next time I will buy my ticket on 'Tribune 2' as it's a real beauty and I couldn't keep my eyes of it.

7. 06-08-2016 Lillestrøm - Rosenborg BK 3-4 

Norway is much more expensive than Portugal but as I was on holiday, I had the chance to visit Lillestrom. The visitors took a lot of fans to the capital of Norway and created a great atmosphere. Cristian Gytkjær scored a hattrick before the break (0-4) but the home team also made an unbelievable comeback, resulting in a spectacular 3-4.

8. 02-11-2016 Barakaldo CF - Real Madrid Castilla 1-1

As I visited Bilbao, I was lucky to find out that Barakaldo CF played at home. The "Baraka" have a rather new and special stadium but create a rather decent and special atmosphere. The home team managed to equalize in the last seconds, making their fans going crazy. Great evening out in the Bilbao suburbs!

9. 03-12-2016 RLC Bastogne - ROC Meix 0-5

Despite the home team having a terrible evening, I had a great one. RLC Bastogne has a very beautiful ground in the Belgian Ardennes, which is really worth the visit.

10. 13-04-2017 Royale Entente Rechaintoise - JS Vivegnis 4-2

Somewhere close to Verviers you will find Petit-Rechain, the hometown of Royal Entente Rechaintoise. The club is active in the 8th tier of Belgian football but was a great find because of their beautiful, little ground.

 

Visited games 2016-2017:

# Date Game Ground
1. 02/07/2016 KVK Tienen - YR KV Mechelen Bergestadion
2. 06/07/2016 KVK Tienen - Sint-Truiden VV Bergestadion
3. 08/07/2016 KAA Gent - Olympiakos Piraeus Ghelamco Arena
4. 09/07/2016 SK Lierse - KRC Genk Sint-Jannekestadion
5. 16/07/2016 ASV Geel - YR KV Mechelen De Leunen
6. 17/07/2016 FC Eindhoven - KRC Genk Mijnstadion
7. 23/07/2016 Lokeren - Newcastle United Daknam
8. 24/07/2016 HIH Hoepertingen - KVK Tienen Hoepertingenstadion
9. 29/07/2016 KRC Genk - Cork City Luminus Arena
10. 31/07/2016 KAC Betekom - RCS Brainois Stadion Grote Baan
11. 31/07/2016 SC Aarschot - KOVC Sterrebeek De Laak
12. 03/08/2016 Lanaken VV - Zutendaal VV Sportpark Pietersheim
13. 06/08/2016 Lillestrom SK - Rosenborg BK Arasen Stadium
14. 10/08/2016 Eendracht Termien - Patro Eisden 't Heke
15. 13/08/2016 KFC Schoten SK - KVK Westmalle Gemeentepark Schoten
16. 13/08/2016 KGR Katelijne - Heur-Tongeren Domstadion
17. 13/08/2016 KVK Tienen - FC Dender EH Bergestadion
18. 14/08/2016 Antonia FC - VW Hamme Antonia FC Stadion
19. 14/08/2016 KFC Turnhout - KSK Heist Stadsparkstadion
20. 15/08/2016 OH Leuven U21 - KAA Gent U21 OHL Opleidingscentrum
21. 21/08/2016 KFC Zwarte Leeuw - Sint-Lenaarts Louis Van Roey Stadion
22. 24/08/2016 KFC Diest - SC Aarschot Warandestadion
23. 25/08/2016 KRC Genk - Lokomotiva Zagreb Luminus Arena
24. 26/08/2016 NAC Breda - FC Den Bosch Rat Verlegh Stadion
25. 28/08/2016 Berg en Dal VV - Verbroedering Zwijndrecht Kattenstadion
26. 03/09/2016 RFC Tilleur - RRC Waterloo Stade de Buraufosse
27. 04/09/2016 Berchem Sport - KVK Tienen Ludo Coeckstadion
28. 07/09/2016 KDH Jeuk - ESJ Alken Gemeentelijk Sportterrein
29. 10/09/2016 Zepperen-Brustem - Vlijtingen VV Het Dekken
30. 11/09/2016 Zutendaal VV - KEWS S. Beverst Kerkeberg
31. 17/09/2016 KVV Thes Sport - KVK Tienen Gemeentelijk Sportpark
32. 20/09/2016 KFC Dessel Sport - Exc. Mouscron Armand Melis Stadion
33. 21/09/2016 KSK Hasselt - YR KV Mechelen Stedelijk Sportstadion
34. 24/09/2016 KVK Tienen - Hoogstraten VV Bergestadion
35. 25/09/2016 KFC Helson Helchteren - KFC Diest DMW Stadion
36. 26/09/2016 KRC Genk U21 - KAA Gent U21 Cristal Arena B
37. 29/09/2016 KRC Genk - US Sassuolo Luminus Arena
38. 01/10/2016 MSV Duisburg - Chemnitzer FC Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena
39. 01/10/2016 RC Hades - KVK Tienen Kiewitstadion
40. 06/10/2016 Kazakhstan U19 - Belgium U19 Patrostadion
41. 08/10/2016 KVK Tienen - Olympia Wijgmaal Bergestadion
42. 11/10/2016 Royal Union Oreye - FC Jupille Complex Sportif
43. 16/10/2016 Spouwen Mopertingen - KVK Tienen Norbert Beuls Stadion
44. 18/10/2016 Bayer Leverkusen U19 - Tottenham Hotspur U19 Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion
45. 18/10/2016 Bayer Leverkusen - Tottenham Hotspur BayArena
46. 20/10/2016 KRC Genk - Athletic Bilbao Luminus Arena
47. 22/10/2016 KSC Grimbergen - Sp. Mopertingen Prinsenbosstadion
48. 22/10/2016 KVK Tienen - Rupel Boom Bergestadion
49. 27/10/2016 PEC Zwolle - VVV Venlo MAC3PARK Stadion
50. 28/10/2016 FC Twente - Roda JC Grolsche Vest
51. 29/10/2016 Jong Vitesse - Kozakken Boys Papendal
52. 29/10/2016 Vitesse - PSV GelreDome
53. 30/10/2016 R. Antwerp FC - AFC Tubize Bosuilstadion
54. 30/10/2016 KSV Bornem - KFC Izegem Stadion Het Breeven
55. 30/10/2016 YR KV Mechelen - KAA Gent AFAS-Stadion
56. 02/11/2016 CF Barakaldo - Real Madrid Castilla Estadio Nuevo Lasesarre
57. 03/11/2016 Athletic Bilbao - KRC Genk San Mames
58. 12/11/2016 KFC Zwarte Leeuw - KVK Tienen Louis van Roeystadion
59. 13/11/2016 K. Herk FC - Melosport Zonhoven Maurice Baens Stadion
60. 19/11/2016 KVK Tienen - KFC Duffel Bergestadion
61. 22/11/2016 Eendracht Louwel - Nevok Gruitrode Op 't Heike
62. 24/11/2016 KRC Genk - Rapid Wien Luminus Arena
63. 25/11/2016 Fortuna Dusseldorf - Hannover96 Esprit-Arena
64. 26/11/2016 Royal Waremmien - RES Acrenoise Stade Edmond Leburton
65. 27/11/2016 Torpedo Hasselt - Nieuwerkerken VV Martinus
66. 03/12/2016 Eintracht Trier - TSV Steinbach Moselstadion
67. 03/12/2016 Alliance Aischdall - Lorentzweiler Stade Koericherberg
68. 03/12/2016 RLC Bastogne - ROC Meix Stade des Recollets
69. 10/12/2016 KFC Nijlen - Diegem Sport Ophoven
70. 11/12/2016 KVK Tienen - KSC Grimbergen Bergestadion
71. 16/12/2016 Lommel United - R. Antwerp FC Soevereinstadion
72. 17/12/2016 Sint-Gillis Waas - Eendracht Wervik Houtvoortstadion
73. 17/12/2016 RFC Meux - ROC Charleroi Complexe du RFC Meux
74. 18/12/2016 KVK Tienen - Berchem Sport Bergestadion
75. 21/12/2016 KFC Houtvenne - KFC Esperanza Pelt Complex KFC Houtvenne
76. 27/12/2016 KRC Genk - KAA Gent Luminus Arena
77. 27/12/2016 Zonhoven VV - KVVZ Diepenbeek De Basvelden
78. 03/01/2017 VV Houthalen - KVVZ Diepenbeek Mijnstadion
79. 07/01/2017 Dundela FC - Limavady United FC Wilgar Park
80. 07/01/2017 Glentoran FC - Linfield FC The Oval
81. 21/01/2017 Hoogstraten VV - KVK Tienen Sportcomplex Seminarie
82. 25/01/2017 KVC Westerlo - RSC Anderlecht 't Kuipje
83. 27/01/2017 Sporting Charleroi - Zulte Waregem Stade du Pays de Charleroi
84. 28/01/2017 KSV Oudenaarde - KVV Coxyde Burgemeester Thienpontstadion
85. 29/01/2017 KVK Wellen - KFC Sint-Lenaarts De Zavel
86. 31/01/2017 KRC Genk - KV Oostende Luminus Arena
87. 04/02/2017 1. FC Koln - VfL Wolfsburg Rheinenergiestadion
88. 05/02/2017 KVK Tienen - RC Hades Bergestadion
89. 11/02/2017 Schalke 04 - Hertha BSC VELTINS-Arena
90. 12/02/2017 Olympia Wijgmaal - KVK Tienen Sportcomplex Ymeria
91. 14/02/2017 VV Hoeselt - Habo SK Borgloon Caetsbeekstadion
92. 18/02/2017 KHO Bierbeek - RC Butsel Andre Ombeletstadion
93. 19/02/2017 KVK Tienen - Spouwen-Mopertingen Bergestadion
94. 21/02/2017 SFC Saive - Alliance Melen-Micheroux Complexe Rue Des Anemones
95. 23/02/2017 KRC Genk - Astra Giurgiu Luminus Arena
96. 25/02/2017 Leganes U19 - Atletico Madrid U19 Campo Anexo de Butarque
97. 25/02/2017 CD Leganes - Deportivo de La Coruna Estadio Municipal de Butarque
98. 26/02/2017 SR Villaverde Boetticher - Mostoles Estadio Boetticher
99. 26/02/2017 Atletico Madrid - FC Barcelona Estadio Vicente Calderon
100. 03/03/2017 VfL Bochum - Fortuna Dusseldorf Vonovia Ruhrstadion
101. 05/03/2017 KSK Bree - Zepperen-Brustem VV Stadion Bocholterstraat
102. 10/03/2017 Fortuna Smeermaas - FC Veldwezelt Stadion Fortuna 56
103. 11/03/2017 UR Namur - RFC Meux Stade Communal de Namur
104. 11/03/2017 CS Sedan - LB Chateauroux Stade Louis Dugauguez
105. 12/03/2017 KVK Tienen - Woluwe Zaventem Bergestadion
106. 16/03/2017 KRC Genk - KAA Gent Luminus Arena
107. 19/03/2017 SK Londerzeel - KVK Tienen Stadion Dirk Putteman
108. 21/03/2017 Genk VV - Fortuna Smeermaas Broeder Marcel-stadion
109. 24/03/2017 MVV Maastricht - KVC Westerlo De Geusselt
110. 25/03/2017 SG Wattenscheid 09 - TSG 1881 Sprockhovel e.V. Lohrheidestadion
111. 25/03/2017 KFC Uerdingen - SSVg Velbert 02 Grotenburg-Stadion
112. 26/03/2017 KVK Tienen - KFC Zwarte Leeuw Bergestadion
113. 29/03/2017 KFC Sparta Kolmont - FC Vliermaal Hof van Sparta
114. 01/04/2017 Borussia Monchengladbach II - Rot Weiss Ahlen Grenzlandstadion
115. 01/04/2017 KMR Biesen - Herk Sport Biesenveldweg
116. 01/04/2017 KVK Beringen - Zepperen-Brustem VV De Motbemden
117. 02/04/2017 KFC Duffel - KVK Tienen Gemeentelijk Sportcentrum
118. 05/04/2017 Union FC Rutten - Victoria VV 's Herenelderen Raam
119. 06/04/2017 RFC Queue-du-Bois - Royal Oupeye FC Rue Sur Les Bouhys
120. 08/04/2017 RFC Warnant - FC Herstal Complexe Sportif Warnant
121. 08/04/2017 Sparta Kumtich-Tienen - VS Kortenaken Elsenbosweg
122. 08/04/2017 KVK Tienen - Royal Cappellen FC Bergestadion
123. 09/04/2017 Arsenal Oplinter - FC Averbode-Okselaar Emile Vandersteen Stadion
124. 11/04/2017 RCS Verlaine - RERC Amay Stade des Six Bonniers
125. 12/04/2017 Membruggen V&V - Velm VV Op Den Bonthof
126. 13/04/2017 Royale Entente Rechaintoise - JS Vivegnis Avenue Henri Massin
127. 15/04/2017 Echt VV - Juliana '31 Sportpark In de Bandert
128. 17/04/2017 As VV - SK Moelingen Vennekeslaan
129. 19/04/2017 KVV Lummen - SV Breugel Maria Van Loonstraat
130. 20/04/2017 KRC Genk - Celta de Vigo Luminus Arena
131. 22/04/2017 Jong AZ - GVVV AFAS Trainingcomplex
132. 22/04/2017 AZ - FC Twente AFAS AZ Stadion
133. 23/04/2017 KVK Tienen - Tempo Overijse Bergestadion
134. 29/04/2017 KSK Heist - KSK Hasselt Gemeentelijk Sportcentrum
135. 30/04/2017 KSC Grimbergen - KVK Tienen Prinsenbosstadion
136. 01/05/2017 K. Ternesse VV Wommelgem - FC Walem Stadion Duffelsesteenweg
137. 07/05/2017 KSV Bornem - KVK Tienen Stadion Het Breeven
138. 09/05/2017 RFC Croatia Wandre - JS Vivegnis Rue des Pres
139. 10/05/2017 RDC Cointe Liege - Sprimont-Comblain Sport Stade Michel Jamar
140. 13/05/2017 KFC Lille - FC Oppuurs Sportcentrum Balsakker
141. 19/05/2017 Alemannia Aachen II - Alemannia Mariadorf Kunstrasenplatz Alkmaar
142. 25/05/2017 Eintracht Trier - TuS Koblenz Salmtalstadion
143. 25/05/2017 Jeunesse Canach - US Hostert Stade John Grun
144. 27/05/2017 KRC Genk - K. Sint-Truidense VV Luminus Arena
145. 03/06/2017 TSV LONGA - RKVV Erp Sportpark TSV LONGA
146. 04/06/2017 Luxembourg - Albania Stade Josy Barthel

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