- Address: Frederiklaan 10a, Eindhoven
- Country: Netherlands
- Capacity: 35,000
- Opened: 12 December 1910
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: PSV (football)
Extra stadium info – Philips Stadion
The Philips Stadion is located in North Brabant. It is named after a Dutch multinational conglomerate corporation that was founded in Eindhoven in 1891. The stadium was expanded several times and it became one of the largest Dutch sports venues by capacity. The expansion of the four corners of the venue in 2002 led to its current capacity.
The 2000 UEFA European Football Championship
The Philips Stadion hosted three matches for the 2000 UEFA European Football Championship. The first match of the tournament was won by the national football team of the Portuguese Republic after defeating England 3-2. 31,000 spectators showed up for the game. In the second match, Sweden faced Turkey. The third game was won by the Italian Republic after defeating Sweden.
The Philips Sport Vereniging
The clubs which are currently known as FC Den Bosch, FC Eindhoven, NAC Breda, PSV and Willem II are the only football clubs from North Brabant with at least one top-division title. PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging) use the Philips Stadion for home games. They won their first-ever domestic top-division title in 1929. In 2007, PSV became the second Dutch football club with 20 top-flight league titles. PSV drew an average home attendance of 33,000 in 17 home games in that domestic football league season. World class players like Arjen Robben, Romário, Ronaldo, Rutgerus van Nistelrooij and Rudi Dil played for PSV. Rudi Dil is commonly known as Ruud Gulit.
PSV and their international successes
In 1955, PSV participated in the inaugural edition of the European championship for football clubs. 16 clubs participated in the tournament. In 1978, PSV won their first major European trophy when they won the UEFA Cup. PSV were crowned European football champions in 1988 for the first time in their history. The final of the tournament was played in Stuttgart in front of 64,000 fans. PSV won 6-5 on penalties after a goalless draw against SL Benfica from the Portuguese Republic after extra time. PSV played their first-ever world championship final in 1988.
PSV against major clubs
The Philips Sports Vereniging also won the Dutch cup tournament various times. In 2010, they made international headlines when they humiliated the former European champions Feyenoord 10-0 at the Philips Stadion. PSV also defeated some of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world at the Philips Stadion, like AC Milan, Bayern München, FC Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid. They also won numerous matches in Eindhoven against their arch-rivals AFC Ajax from Amsterdam.
The Formula One star Max Verstappen, one of the first professional racers with 1 million followers on his main social media page, is known as a fan of PSV. In 2021, he became the first Dutch racer with a Formula One championship title. The father of Max Verstappen, Johannes Franciscus Verstappen, is a former Formula One driver.