Vitesse

Vitesse

About Vitesse

Stichting Betaald Voetbal Vitesse is a Dutch football club from Arnhem, which was founded on 14 May 1892. Vitesse (French for speed) has enjoyed some success in Eredivisie and featured in the UEFA Cup competition, but has never been considered a close competitor of the top three clubs of Netherlands football, namely PSV, Feyenoord, and Ajax. The owner and chairman is a Georgian businessman, which makes Vitesse the first Dutch football club owned by a foreigner. The idea of conceiving a football team stemmed from the club's early roots as a cricket club. Vitesse once attracted big name signings into its ranks including Roy Makaay, Nikos Machlas, Sander Westerveld, Danko Lazovic, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Mahamadou Diarra and Philip Cocu.

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