2014 KNVB Cup Final

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2014 KNVB Cup Final
Event 2013–14 KNVB Cup
Date 20 April 2014
Venue De Kuip, Rotterdam
Referee Bas Nijhuis
Attendance 42,500

The 2014 KNVB Cup Final was a football match between PEC Zwolle and Ajax on 20 April 2014 at De Kuip, Rotterdam. It was the final match of the 2013–14 KNVB Cup competition. PEC Zwolle beat Ajax 5–1 to secure their first KNVB Cup trophy.[1][2]

The match saw major crowd disturbance from Ajax fans, who were throwing fireworks on the pitch. This caused the referee to suspend the match in the fifth minute with the score at 0–1. After a half-hour interval, play was resumed.[3]

Route to the final

PEC Zwolle Round Ajax
Opponent Result Opponent Result
Fortuna Sittard 2–0 (H) Second round FC Volendam 4–2 (a.e.t.) (H)
Wilhelmina '08 4–0 (H) Third round ASWH 4–1 (H)
Excelsior 4–1 (A) Round of 16 IJsselmeervogels 3–0 (A)
JVC Cuijk 5–1 (H) Quarter-finals Feyenoord 3–1 (H)
NEC 2–1 (H) Semi-finals AZ 1–0 (A)



20 April 2014
18:00 CEST
PEC Zwolle 5–1 Ajax
Thomas Goal 8'12'
Fernandez Goal 22'34'
Van Polen Goal 50'
Report Van Rhijn Goal 3'
De Kuip, Rotterdam
Attendance: 42,500
Referee: Bas Nijhuis
PEC Zwolle
GK 1 Netherlands Diederik Boer
RB 2 Netherlands Bram van Polen (c) YC 24'
CB 4 Netherlands Maikel van der Werff
CB 14 Netherlands Joost Broerse Substituted off 71'
LB 5 Netherlands Bart van Hintum
CM 22 South Africa Kamohelo Mokotjo
CM 43 Poland Mateusz Klich
RW 6 Netherlands Mustafa Saymak Substituted off 64'
AM 11 Netherlands Jesper Drost
LW 30 New Zealand Ryan Thomas Substituted off 83'
CF 18 Netherlands Guyon Fernandez
GK 16 Belgium Kevin Begois
DF 3 Netherlands Darryl Lachman Substituted in 71'
DF 38 Netherlands Giovanni Gravenbeek Substituted in 83'
MF 10 Netherlands Stef Nijland
FW 7 Netherlands Furdjel Narsingh Substituted in 64'
FW 8 Greece Thanasis Karagounis
FW 9 Netherlands Fred Benson
Netherlands Ron Jans
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GK 1 Netherlands Kenneth Vermeer
RB 2 Netherlands Ricardo van Rhijn
CB 4 Finland Niklas Moisander (c) Substituted off 54'
CB 24 Netherlands Stefano Denswil
LB 15 Denmark Nicolai Boilesen
CM 18 Netherlands Davy Klaassen
CM 17 Netherlands Daley Blind YC 24'
CM 25 South Africa Thulani Serero
RW 20 Denmark Lasse Schöne Substituted off 80'
CF 11 Spain Bojan Substituted off 54'
LW 9 Iceland Kolbeinn Sigþórsson
GK 22 Netherlands Jasper Cillessen
DF 6 Netherlands Mike van der Hoorn
DF 27 Netherlands Ruben Ligeon
MF 5 Denmark Christian Poulsen Substituted in 54'
MF 8 Netherlands Lerin Duarte
FW 34 Netherlands Lesly de Sa Substituted in 54'
FW 43 Netherlands Ricardo Kishna Substituted in 80'
Netherlands Frank de Boer

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

See also


  1. ^ "PEC walst over Ajax in door vuurwerk ontsierde bekerfinale" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "PEC Zwolle wint KNVB-beker na weergaloze zege op Ajax" (in Dutch). RTV Oost. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bekerfinale tussen PEC Zwolle en Ajax tijd gestaakt" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
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