FC Dordrecht

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FC Dordrecht
FC Dordrecht.png
Full name Football Club Dordrecht
Nickname(s) Schapenkoppen (Sheep heads)
Founded 16 August 1883; 131 years ago (1883-08-16)
Ground GN Bouw Stadion,
Dordrecht
Ground Capacity 4,100
Chairman Ad Heijsman
Manager Ernie Brandts
League Eredivisie
2013–14 Eerste Divisie, 2nd (promoted)

FC Dordrecht is a football club from the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands, currently playing in the Eredivisie.

History[edit]

Founded on 16 August 1883 as Dordrechtsche Football Club (DFC), it became a professional club in 1954 upon the introduction of professional football to the Netherlands. The next significant event was in 1972, at which time the professional and amateur branches of DFC Dordrecht severed their ties. The amateur branch remained DFC Dordrecht, while its professional counterpart became simply FC Dordrecht. Following their reorganisation in 1979 (which led to a change in name to Drechtsteden'79 (DS'79) - referring to the region Drechtsteden), the club was promoted to the Eredivisie in 1983. This however was not to last and was immediately followed by a relegation back to the Eerste Divisie. They went back up to the Eredivisie in 1988/1989 season.

In 1990, another investor gave the club its third name of Dordrecht'90. The club just missed promotion to the Eredivisie in 1991, but was finally admitted when Dordrecht'90 surprisingly merged with neighbouring Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging (SVV) of Schiedam. The club used the name of SVV/Dordrecht'90 for two seasons, but in 1993, the 'SVV' was dropped and the club was renamed Dordrecht'90. Finally in 2002, the club was again renamed, to the name it bore from 1972 to 1979: FC Dordrecht and that is how the name stands today. For a number of years it was one of the clubs with the lowest average attendance of all Dutch professional teams.[1] Undoubtedly the most famous player to wear a Dordrecht shirt was Johan Cruijff, who played 3 friendly matches for the club in January 1981.

Honours[edit]

  • KNVB Cup
    • Winner: 1914, 1932
    • Runners-up: 1913, 1943
  • Promoted to Eredivisie
    • Promotion: 1983, 1987, 1994, 2014

Results[edit]

Eerste Divisie Eredivisie

Domestic results[edit]

Below is a table with FC Dordrecht's domestic results since the introduction of professional football in 1956.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 November 2014

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Poland GK Filip Kurto
2 Cape Verde DF Jeffrey Fortes
3 Netherlands DF Ilias Haddad
4 Netherlands DF William Troost-Ekong (on loan from FC Groningen)
5 Belgium DF Marvin Peersman
6 Belgium MF Funso Ojo (captain)
7 Curaçao FW Rihairo Meulens
8 Germany MF Robin Gosens (on loan from Vitesse)
9 Netherlands FW Mart Lieder
10 Netherlands MF Adnan Alisic
11 Netherlands FW Giovanni Korte (on loan from ADO Den Haag)
12 Netherlands FW Rick ten Voorde (on loan from SC Paderborn 07)
13 Netherlands GK Robbert te Loeke
14 Netherlands MF Joris van Overeem (on loan from AZ)
No. Position Player
15 Netherlands MF Javier Vet
16 Netherlands FW Erixon Danso
17 Netherlands DF Nando Wormgoor
18 Netherlands FW Mo Hamdaoui (on loan from Vitesse)
19 Netherlands DF Jordy van Deelen
20 Netherlands FW Everon Pisas
21 Netherlands MF Ricky van Haaren (on loan from ADO Den Haag)
22 Netherlands MF Ryan Koolwijk
23 Cape Verde DF Josimar Lima
24 Senegal FW Ibrahima Touré
25 Netherlands GK Virgil Deen
26 Netherlands MF Sem de Wit (on loan from ADO Den Haag)
27 Netherlands FW Jeroen Lumu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical attendances Archived 2 February 2011 at WebCite

External links[edit]