Last updated : Sunday, 03 December 2023
Miniemen D is an amateur football league in the Netherlands. It is the lowest level of football in the Netherlands, and is intended for players who are new to the sport or who want to play at a more relaxed level.
The league is divided into regional divisions, and each division has a regular season and a playoff. The champions of each division are promoted to the Miniemen C league.
The Miniemen D league was founded in 1970. The original name of the league was the "Recreantencompetitie", which means "Recreational Competition". The name was changed to Miniemen D in 1990.
The league has grown steadily over the years, and currently has over 1,000 teams. The most successful team in the history of the league is VV De Meern, which has won the championship 10 times.
The rules of the Miniemen D league are the same as the rules of the Dutch FA. However, there are a few modifications to the rules to make the game more accessible to players of all skill levels.
- The game is played on a smaller field than a full-size football field.
- The game is played with a smaller ball than a full-size football.
- There are fewer players on each team (7 players per team).
- There are no offsides.