FC Lienden

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FC Lienden
FC Lienden logo.png
Full name FC Lienden
Nickname(s) Chelsea van de Betuwe
Founded August 1, 1930
Ground Sportpark de Abdijhof
Lienden, Netherlands
Ground Capacity 2,400
Chairman Dick van Ommeren
Manager Hans van de Haar
League Topklasse
2012–13 7th, Sunday Topklasse

FC Lienden is a football club from Lienden, the Netherlands. The club, established on August 1, 1930, currently plays in the Topklasse.

In recent years, the club saw a rise through the Dutch football pyramid, upunder the guidance of former professional player Hans Kraay, Jr., who served as head coach from 2004 to 2011.

On 12 November 2008 the club became famous nationwide by defeating Eredivisie squad Vitesse by 1-0 in the third round of the Dutch domestic cup. In the round of 16 they were defeated 2-0 by Roda JC after extra time.

In 2010 the club was promoted to the Topklasse, the newly established semi-professional Dutch third tier.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 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 Netherlands GK Jan Schimmel
2 Netherlands DF Sercan Raayen
3 Netherlands DF Ralph Dua
4 Netherlands MF René van Dieren (captain)
5 Netherlands DF Guido van Rijn
6 Netherlands MF Romario Sabajo
7 Netherlands FW Marko Luksen
8 Netherlands MF Mike Vreekamp
9 Netherlands FW Ridouan Tabaouni
10 Netherlands FW Maikel Lange
11 Netherlands MF Sonny Bosz
12 Netherlands DF Hamza Tagherbit
No. Position Player
14 Ghana MF Solomon Caulley
15 Netherlands MF Tom van der Neut
16 Netherlands MF Erik van Eem
17 Netherlands FW Hulusi Bulut
18 Netherlands FW Marvin Hasselbaink
19 Netherlands MF Petar Djenic
20 Netherlands MF Milad Intezar
21 Netherlands FW Apollon Lemondzhava
22 Netherlands GK Fons Mulder
23 Netherlands DF Anthony Albert
24 Netherlands FW Rafael Uiterloo

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