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Welcome at Sparta Rotterdam!

Sparta Rotterdam is a Dutch professional football club based in Rotterdam. Established on 1 April 1888, Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands.


On 1 April 1888, several students from Rotterdam founded a cricket club called Rotterdamsche Cricket & Football Club Sparta. In July 1888, a football branch of the club was established. In 1890, Sparta played its first real football match, and in 1892 Sparta disbanded the cricket branch. Sparta was promoted to the highest league of Dutch football on 23 April 1893. The club continued to exist, however, and in 1899 the board of Sparta visited a match of Sunderland. Impressed with the red-and-white jersey of the English club, the board decided that Sunderland's colours (red-white striped jersey, black shorts) would henceforth be the colours of Sparta.

Visit a game of Sparta

To visit a Sparta match, please fill in the form below. After completing the form, you will receive a confirmation email with the payment options we offer. After payment you can pick up your tickets at the head office of the stadium (you will receive information about this later).

The times of the matches, marked with a star (*), can still be changed



The Sparta Stadium is easy to reach by public transport. Tram 8 of the RET stops in front of the stadium, at the side of the old Castle. With tram 8 you can also see a huge part of the city Rotterdam, which gives you an extra experience.


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