FC Utrecht

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FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht logo
Full name Football Club Utrecht
Founded July 1, 1970; 44 years ago (1970-07-01)
Ground Stadion Galgenwaard
Utrecht
Ground Capacity 24,426
Chairman Netherlands Wilco van Schaik
Manager Netherlands Rob Alflen
League Eredivisie
2013–14 Eredivisie, 10th
Website Club home page
Current season

Football Club Utrecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ɛf.ˈseː ˈy.trɛxt]) 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.

History[edit]

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

It didn't feature in the UEFA Cup until 1991 and had to wait for a further ten years to play European football again.

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[edit]

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[edit]

Jan Wouters is the current manager of the team with Rob Alflen as his assistant. And Marcel Mul is the keepers trainer.

Business[edit]

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[edit]

European Cups history[edit]

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[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2014

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers winter 2013–14

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 Robbin Ruiter
2 Netherlands DF Mark van der Maarel
3 Netherlands DF Ramon Leeuwin
5 Netherlands DF Christian Kum
6 Morocco MF Anouar Kali (captain)
7 France MF Édouard Duplan
8 Netherlands MF Willem Janssen
9 Netherlands FW Ruud Boymans
10 Netherlands MF Jens Toornstra
11 Australia FW Tommy Oar
12 Netherlands FW Leon de Kogel
13 Netherlands DF Gévero Markiet
14 Netherlands DF Kai Heerings
15 Netherlands MF Mark Diemers
16 Netherlands MF Yassine Ayoub
17 Australia DF Michael Zullo
No. Position Player
18 Spain MF Fernando Quesada
19 Australia MF Adam Sarota
20 Netherlands FW Danny Verbeek (on loan from Standard Liège)
21 Morocco MF Nacer Barazite
22 Germany DF Christian Dorda
23 Sweden DF Marcus Nilsson
24 Netherlands DF Yannick Cortie
26 Netherlands DF Sean Klaiber
27 Netherlands FW Gyliano van Velzen
29 Netherlands MF Elroy Pappot
30 Netherlands GK Jeroen Verhoeven
31 Netherlands GK Mike Havekotte
35 Netherlands DF Jordy van der Winden
36 Netherlands MF Nassir el Aissati
49 Cameroon FW Cedric Badjeck

On loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Netherlands DF Kenny Teijsse (at Sparta Rotterdam until 30 June 2015)
Serbia DF Aleksander Bjelica (at Sparta Rotterdam until 30 June 2015)
Netherlands FW Romano van der Stoep (at NEC Nijmegen until 30 June 2015)

Retired numbers[edit]

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

Managers[edit]

Kit manufacturers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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