PSV is a Dutch football club based in Eindhoven. The club was founded in 1913 as a team for Philips employees. It has won the Eredivisie 24 times, the KNVB Cup nine times and the Johan Cruyff Shield eleven times. It won the UEFA Cup in 1978 and the 1987–88 European Cup as part of the seasonal treble in 1988.
About PSV Eindhoven in brief
PSV is a Dutch football club based in Eindhoven. The club was founded in 1913 as a team for Philips employees. PSV has won the Eredivisie 24 times, the KNVB Cup nine times and the Johan Cruyff Shield eleven times. It won the UEFA Cup in 1978 and the 1987–88 European Cup as part of the seasonal treble in 1988. Along with Ajax and Feyenoord, PSV is one of the country’s \”big three\” clubs that have dominated the E Redivisies. The team’s first ever match was a 3–2 defeat against Willem II Reserves on 19 September 1915. In 1950, its first team signed two new strikers: Piet Fransen in 1948 and Coen Dillen in 1949. The 1950–51 season was PSV’s breakthrough, scoring 21 times and earning the nickname \”The Canon\” PSV ended up playing 383 matches in the early 1950s, playing up to 383 matches up to the end of the 1950s. The first team to play in the Philips Stadion won the district title after EVV failed to win their district title. Since its foundation, it has played in the Philip Stadions and has upheld its club colours. The stadium is named after the Philips company, which has been a sponsor of the club since its inception. The Philips Sport Vereniging team was founded on 31 August 1913. It was the day that Philips organized celebrations and sports competitions in light of the centennial defeat of the French in the Napoleonic Wars.
In 1916, the football department switched its name from Philips Elftal to PSV. In 1925, the team was relegated in 1925, but its stint in the Second Division only lasted one year when PSV were promoted again. Since 1926, PSv has always played in the highest possible domestic league. Fans have named themselves ‘boeren’, Dutch for either peasants or farmers), taking pride in E Indhoven’s status of being a provincial city and their Brabantian heritage. In 1926, defender Sjef van Run was brought in and a year later Jan van den Broek joined PSV, two players that would shape the squad in the coming years. In 1935, the club secured the second championship ever in a 2–1 victory against DWS. In the following three years, it could not win the play-offs until 1935. In 1949, PSVs first post-war success when the defeated HFC Haarlem 3–3 after extra-time in the KNV Cup final. A year later, Anderlecht won the title after a 2-1 win over WillemII II 2-0 in the final. In 2008, PSVS won the league title after winning the championship play-off against Velocitas 5–1 in the city of Groningen. In 2009, PSVI won the championship title after beating HFC HFC 4–3 in extra time in the league final.