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FC Utrecht

Utrecht
FC Utrecht logo
Full name Football Club Utrecht
Founded 1 July 1970 (1970-07-01)
Ground Stadion Galgenwaard
Utrecht
Ground Capacity 24,426
Chairman Wilco van Schaik
Manager Erik ten Hag
League Eredivisie
2014–15 Eredivisie, 11th
Website Club home page

Football Club Utrecht (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a Dutch football club founded on 1 July 1970 and based in the city of Utrecht. The club's colours are red and white.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Stadium 2
  • Management 3
  • Business 4
  • Honours 5
  • European Cups history 6
  • Domestic Results 7
  • Current squad 8
    • On loan 8.1
    • Retired numbers 8.2
  • Managers 9
  • Kit manufacturers 10
  • See also 11
  • References 12
  • External links 13

History

FC Utrecht came into being in 1970 as a merger of three clubs from the city of Utrecht: DOS, USV Elinkwijk and Velox.

DOS won the national championship in 1958. FC Utrecht has won the KNVB Cup three times: 1985, 2003 and 2004. In 2004 FC Utrecht won the Johan Cruijff Shield. FC Utrecht was the first club outside the traditional top three Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV to win this Trophy. FC Utrecht is also the only club outside the traditional top three that has never been relegated from the Dutch Eredivisie.

Stadium

FC Utrecht's stadium is the Stadion Galgenwaard and was previously named Galgenwaard and then later Nieuw Galgenwaard with a current capacity of 24,426 spectators. The average attendance in 2004/05 was 19,600 people. In the season 2006/07 the average attendance rose to 20,004.

Management

Erik ten Hag is the current head coach of the team, and Jean-Paul de Jong as his assistant.

Business

On 2 April 2008 it was announced that former owner of Mammoet, Van Seumeren, has taken over 51% of the shares of FC Utrecht. This makes Utrecht the second club in the Netherlands, after AZ, to be owned by investors.

The board of FC Utrecht has further announced that, because of the money they got for this take over, there will be more room for youth facilities and scouting. The board wants FC Utrecht to be competing within the top of the Eredivisie by 2013.

Honours

European Cups history

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
European Cup (as DOS) 2 0 0 2 4 6
UEFA Cup/Europa League 36 13 7 16 47 47
Cup Winners' Cup 2 1 0 1 3 5
Total 40 14 7 19 54 58

Domestic Results

Below is a table with FC Utrecht's results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

Current squad

As of 1 September 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Robbin Ruiter
2 DF Mark van der Maarel
3 DF Ramon Leeuwin
5 DF Christian Kum
6 MF Yassin Ayoub
7 MF Rico Strieder
8 MF Willem Janssen (captain)
9 FW Ruud Boymans
10 FW Nacer Barazite
11 MF Andreas Ludwig
12 DF Jeff Hardeveld
14 DF Timo Letschert
15 MF Mark Diemers
16 GK Filip Bednarek
17 DF Sean Klaiber
No. Position Player
18 FW Rubio Rubin
19 MF Adam Sarota
20 DF Louis Nganioni (on loan from Lyon)
21 FW Kristoffer Peterson
22 FW Sébastien Haller
23 MF Bart Ramselaar
24 DF Kevin Conboy
25 MF Sofyan Amrabat
27 MF Nassir El Aisatti
28 FW Issa Kallon
31 GK Menno Heus
34 DF Jelle de Lange
37 FW Patrick Joosten
38 DF Darren Rosheuvel
44 FW Rodney Antwi

On loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
DF Gévero Markiet (at Helmond Sport until 30 June 2016)
DF Yannick Cortie (at Helmond Sport until 30 June 2016)
FW Gyrano Kerk (at Helmond Sport until 30 June 2016)

Retired numbers

4 David Di Tommaso, defender (2004–2005) — posthumous honour.

Managers

Kit manufacturers

See also

References

External links

  • Official website (Dutch) / (English)
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