Why does The Netherlands wear Orange soccer uniforms?

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Just an FYI for greencaddyman, their flag or colors as you would call them are Red, White and Blue. Hence the question about the orange......GENIUS.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Historically red and orange bars have been interchanged several times on the State flag. In Netherlands they are recognized interchangably and often flown together. While the red bar has been predominant for quite some time, orange remains a "royal" Dutch color, as noted, because of its association with the historical ruling "House of Orange". And also, not without importance, because the French, during the Napoleonic occupation, banned "The Prince's Flag" (which maintained the orange bar in place of red for centuries). So orange is also a patriotic/nationalistic color reprsenting an independent Netherlands and Dutch peoples.

    Source(s): Dutch family ties.
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  • 3 years ago

    Netherlands Orange

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Historically crimson and orange bars have been interchanged a number of times on the State flag. In Netherlands they tend to be acknowledged interchangably and frequently flown together. While the crimson bar has been predominant for fairly some time, orange remains a "royal" Dutch color, as noted, simply because of its affiliation with the historic ruling "House of Orange". And also, not with out importance, simply because the French, all through the Napoleonic occupation, banned "The Prince's Flag" (which maintained the orange bar in location of crimson for centuries). So orange is as well a patriotic/nationalistic colour reprsenting an impartial Netherlands and Dutch peoples.

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  • 1 decade ago

    While I'm not Dutch, I believe the reason for their orange uniforms comes from their monarchy, the House of Orange-Nassau.

    The Royal Standard for the Sovereign of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a square orange flag, divided in quarters by a nassau-blue cross. These colours refer to the principalities of Orange (in France) and Nassau (in Germany) from which the present royal family originates.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because The House of Orange-Nassau is the royal family of The Netherlands (and also part of the British royal history). Hence the color Orange. The same connection is why the Protestants in Northern Ireland are known as Orangemen. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Orange-Nassa...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because the royal family of the Netherlands descend from the dukes of Orange.

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  • Teresa
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    4 years ago

    First of all, aren't there more teams who play in a certain color whilst their flag doesn't have that color? (eg. Germany plays in white, flag is black, red and yellow, Italy plays in blue, flag is green, white and red) Secondly your question: the founding father of the Netherlands was prince of the principality of Orange, which is in the south of France. The queen of the Netherlands, queen Beatrix, is a far granddaughter of the founding father, Willem van Oranje or William of Orange. That's why our national team wears orange shirts.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because The House of Orange is the Monarchy

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am not sure of all the historical facts but I think it is due to a hero in Dutch history , William of Nassau, whose personal color was orange.. Hence the orange uniforms

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