SV Nieuw Sloten

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SV Nieuw Sloten
SV Nieuw Sloten logo
Full nameSportvereniging Nieuw Sloten
Founded4 April 2004; 16 years ago (2004-04-04)
GroundSportpark Sloten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ChairmanFrans Mobron
LeagueVijfde Klasse Sunday (2012–13)
WebsiteClub website

SV Nieuw Sloten is a Dutch amateur football (soccer) club from the Nieuw Sloten neighborhood in Amsterdam founded in 2004. The club have a Sunday team competing in the Vijfde Klasse.[1]


Founded on 4 April 2004, SV Nieuw Sloten is most known for an incident in December 2012 involving the death of Richard Nieuwenhuizen, a linesman from the opposing SC Buitenboys B3 team from Almere, as a result of physical assault by six B1 youth players of Nieuw Sloten and one of their fathers after the match. A couple of hours later, he was not feeling well and was taken to the hospital,[2] where he died due to his injuries.[3] Following the incident, the Royal Dutch Football Association cancelled all amateur matches for 8 and 9 December. A moment of silence was kept during all professional football matches as well as at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.[4] SV Nieuw Sloten suspended all further activities for the remainder of the season following the incident.[5] The players and the father were convicted of manslaughter,[6][7][8][9] and the disciplinary committee of the Royal Dutch Football Association banned five players from football for life, and suspended one player who showed obvious remorse for a period of 60 months.[10]

In February 2016, a referee had to be brought to safety after being attacked by players of Nieuw Sloten,[11] after which the club immediately suspended the team involved.[12]


  1. ^ "SV Nieuw Sloten Zondag selectie". Dit is mijn team. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  2. ^ Grensrechter in elkaar geslagen, De Telegraaf, 2 December 2012
  3. ^ Grensrechter Almere overleden, De Telegraaf, 3 December 2012
  4. ^ Duels afgelast vanwege dood grensrechter, De Telegraaf, 4 December 2012
  5. ^ Voorlopig geen voetbal voor Nieuw Sloten, De Telegraaf, 3 December
  6. ^ Majid Mohamed, "Richard Nieuwenhuizen death: Six teenagers and 50-year-old father convicted of manslaughter in shocking case of referee killed over a game of football: Death of official who was volunteering at his son's junior club match shocked the Netherlands", The Independent, 17 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Seven men convicted following death of Dutch linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen - video", The Guardian, 18 June 2013.
  8. ^ Agence France Presse, "Dutch teens jailed for beating linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen to death",, 17 June 2013.
  9. ^ Bianca Brasser, "Xandra Nieuwenhuizen: 'Het rouwproces kan nu beginnen': De rechtbank in Lelystad oordeelde gisteren dat zeven verdachten schuldig zijn aan de dood van grensrechter Richard Nieuwenhuizen uit Almere", Metro, 18 June 2013. (in Dutch)
  10. ^ Graeme Kidd, "Linesman's beating death leads to lifetime football ban", NL Times, 26 October 2015.
  11. ^ Zack Newmark, "Another football referee attacked by Amsterdam's Nieuw Sloten". NL Times, 1 February 2016.
  12. ^ Jop van Kempen, "Steeds meer incidenten bij amateurvoetbal rond grote steden". Het Parool, 16 February 2016. (in Dutch)

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Coordinates: 50°20′8″N 4°48′14″E / 50.33556°N 4.80389°E / 50.33556; 4.80389