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KNVB approve of idea to introduce championship stars (

14 mei 2007 - Source:

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The KNVB, the Royal Dutch Football Association and the ECV, the Association of Eredivisie clubs, have approved of the suggestion from PSV to introduce championship stars on the shirts of clubs that have won the national title at least a multiple of 10. Each star represents ten titles, a tradition that has been applied in the Serie A in Italy and the Bundesliga in Germany for some time.
PSV, who recently won the Dutch title for the twentieth time, will be entitled to wear two stars. Ajax are also entitled to claim two stars, while Feyenoord can add one star on their shirt. “We have decided to start counting the number of titles at the clubs’ foundation”, explains a KNVB spokesman. “The star will have a diameter of two centimetres and will be put on display on the shirts at all Eredivisie games, Dutch Cup games and UEFA competition games (Champions League and UEFA Cup and Intertoto Cup) and obviously during friendlies.” As the decision to introduce championship stars on the shirts was taken only today, PSV are going to study at short notice what possibilities there are for the new season. The shirts have already been manufactured, so PSV is investigating the possibilities to add the new stars. As developing new home and away kit is being carried out far ahead of the start of a new year and as the shirts are being replaced every two years, the new shirt with the two championship stars will probably be put on the market in the 2008-2009 season.