Season Review: 2016-2017

2016-2017 has finally come to an end. In a period of 337 days I watched 147 games including 482 goals in 8 different countries and 109 new grounds.

I literally enjoyed every second of this beautiful season and I think I won't be doing this amount of games ever 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!

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

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