Feyenoord are not one of the most regular of competitors when it comes down to Champions League, however they do manage to qualify on occasion and play a number of matches in the tournament when they do. De club aan de Maas do have a history of playing in the competition and being successful, which is perhaps why the 51,177 capacity De Kuip stadium becomes an incredibly lively place when matches take place.
The Eredivisie outfit, who have a number of different nicknames that they go by including De club van het volk (The Club of the People), have had a number of top-quality players feature for them in Europe’s elite club competition over the years, as well. Players such as Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie, Johan Cryuff, Ronald Koeman and Ruud Gullit are just a few of the star-studded names to have represented the club.
Indeed, Feyenoord have been able to claim that they have won the tournament on at least one occasion in the history of the competition and their existence as a club.
Having won the tournament in 1969/70, as it was known as the European Cup, the Dutch outfit managed to beat Celtic 2-1 after extra-time when Ove Kindvall netted deep into the additional period of play.
Memorable moments since that occasion have been few and far between for De club ann de Maas, as their appearances have been extremely sporadic and they have not necessarily been helped by the draws they have been given.
Arguably, their best appearance in the tournament since that victory was in the 2000/01 campaign, where they managed to get to the second group stage of the competition - as it was before the introduction of an earlier knockout round.
Feyenoord had managed to overcome Borussia Dortmund, Rosenborg and Boavista in the first group, however a group with Chelsea, SS Lazio and Olympique de Marseille proved to be too much for the Dutch outfit.
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