VVV-Venlo is a Dutch football club, which returned to the Dutch highest league (Eredivisie) by defeating RKC Waalwijk (3-0) on May 27, 2007 in the promotion/relegation play-offs.
The club was founded on February 7, 1903. VVV was a minor amateur club for a long time, but when professional football was introduced in the Netherlands in 1954, VVV merged with local club SC Venlo to Sportclub VVV'03. In 1959, VVV won the KNVB Cup by beating ADO 4-1 in the final. In 1961, VVV reached the third place in the Dutch Eredivisie, but a year later, VVV was relegated to the Eerste Divisie (first division). In 1966, VVV was further relegated to the Tweede Divisie (second division), but after only a year, VVV were promoted to the Eerste Divisie again. In 1968, VVV were relegated again, but in 1971, the club was promoted back to the Eerste Divisie. Between 1976 and 1994, VVV hovered between Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie, regularly promoting and relegating. Since 1994, VVV played in the Eerste Divisie. In 2007 VVV promoted back to the Eredivisie by winning the play-offs.