Vitesse relegated from Eredivisie with an 18-point deduction

Vitesse, a Dutch club with a 35-year history, has been relegated from the Eredivisie after an 18-point deduction. The club is accused of providing incorrect information and withholding crucial information about potential sanctions violations. Despite submitting a restructuring plan, it has not been accepted. Vitesse has decided not to appeal against the licensing committee's decision, marking a significant downturn for the club.

Vitesse Relegated From Eredivisie With An 18 Point Deduction

Vitesse, a club with a 35-year history in the Dutch top flight, has been relegated from the Eredivisie after being handed an 18-point deduction. The club is accused of providing incorrect information to investigators and withholding important information related to potential violations of sanctions and the assessment of the club’s continued existence.

Despite submitting a restructuring plan to the Dutch FA, it has not been accepted. The 18-point deduction has placed Vitesse at the bottom of the Eredivisie on -1 points with just four games remaining. This punishment comes as a major blow, as the club was already seven points adrift of escaping the automatic relegation spots. Interim general manager Edwin Reijntjes acknowledged that the punishment was “inevitable” but expressed gratitude for the opportunity to retain the club’s license, which was also in jeopardy.

Vitesse has decided not to appeal against the licensing committee’s decision. This relegation marks a significant downturn for the club, especially considering their recent successes, including a successful loan spell by Mason Mount in 2016.

Vitesse performance and stats

Vitesse

Manager: Edward Sturing
Rank 18th
Win 6
Draw 5
Loss 22
Goals 28-72
Diff -44

Vitesse is currently 18th in the Eredivisie with 17 points.

In the last 30 games, it has won 4 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 21 times. In its last match, Vitesse lost 6-0 against PSV.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 22 goals and conceding 68.​

Vitesse will play the next match in Eredivisie against SC Heerenveen on Sunday 12th of May in Heerenveen.​

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