FC Den Bosch experiences ‘biggest nightmare’ and loses 13-0 to PEC

FC Den Bosch experienced a horror match against leader PEC Zwolle on Friday evening. At the end of the game, the telling numbers of 13-0 were on the scoreboard. At the leader in the Kitchen Champion Division, Apostolos Vellios was on a roll, scoring four of thirteen goals. It is the biggest result ever in the Eerste Divisie.

“This is the lowest point for me, as a trainer and as a player,” coach Jack de Gier said to ESPN after the game. “I have never experienced this, not even with the pupils. From the first minute every ball flew in, there was no stopping us. This is very bad.”

It is also an unprecedented result for player Danny Verbeek, born in Bosschenaar, he told ESPN. “This is the biggest humiliation of my career. We missed five or six players and it immediately turns out that we are no longer worthy of professional football. It was very bad from the start. Nothing came of everything we had agreed in advance. It was unbelievable. “

FC Den Bosch coach Jack de Gier at ESPN (photo: Orange Pictures).
FC Den Bosch coach Jack de Gier at ESPN (photo: Orange Pictures).

Hat-trick within twelve minutes, 7-0 after half an hour
PEC Zwolle started the game energetically. Vellios scored a hat-trick within twelve minutes. The other goals before the break came from Haris Medunjanin, Younes Taha, Thomas van den Belt and Vellios. For Vellios it was therefore his fourth goal. In between, another goal from PEC Zwolle was rejected. Within half an hour the score on the scoreboard was already 7-0.

After the break, Lennart Thy (three times), Thomas Beelen, Van den Belt and Dave van den Berg scored for the Zwollenaren.

Biggest Defeat
The 13-0 defeat is the biggest in the history of the Bossche club. BVV, the predecessor of FC Den Bosch, lost 9-0 at MVV in October 1957. FC Den Bosch lost to Ajax in November 1972 with the same figures. The 13-0 is also equal to the biggest result in professional football. On October 24, 2020, Ajax won 13-0 against VVV in Venlo.

Bad season
FC Den Bosch is having a bad season. The team of trainer Jack de Gier is in seventeenth place in the Kitchen Champion Division with twenty-seven points. The board recently announced that it would not renew the contract of trainer Jack de Gier at the end of the season.

The scoreboard after 90 minutes of play (photo: Orange Pictures).
The scoreboard after 90 minutes of play (photo: Orange Pictures).