Thirteen, not 12, football clubs in financial danger zone

Thirteen of the Netherlands 37 professional football clubs are in serious financial difficulty and are now under football association supervision.

Reports earlier this week put the number of clubs in trouble at 12.
The 13 clubs, including five from the premier division, have been given three years to get their finances in order or face losing their licence.
The football association said it had decided to make the names public so supporters and sponsors know that their clubs need to be careful.
Earlier this year, the football association published a major report detailing ways clubs can cut spending and boost their income. Some 80% of income goes on players’ salaries.
In the danger zone: AGOVV, Almere City FC, Cambuur Leeuwarden, Excelsior, Feyenoord, Fortuna Sittard, MVV, N.E.C, RBC Roosendaal, Roda JC, RKC Waalwijk, BV Veendam, Willem II.
Needing to take action: ADO Den Haag, AFC Ajax, AZ, FC Den Bosch, FC Dordrecht, FC Eindhoven, FC Emmen, De Graafschap, FC Groningen, Helmond Sport, Heracles Almelo, NAC Breda, PSV, Sparta Rotterdam, FC Twente*, FC Utrecht, bv Vitesse, VVV–Venlo, FC Zwolle.
Financially secure: Go Ahead Eagles, sc Heerenveen, Telstar, FC Volendam.

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