FC Dordrecht

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Full name Football Club Dordrecht
Nickname(s) Schapenkoppen (Sheep heads)
Founded 16 August 1883; 133 years ago (1883-08-16)
Ground GN Bouw Stadion,
Ground Capacity 4,100
Chairman Ad Heijsman
Manager Harry van den Ham
League Eerste Divisie
2016–17 Eerste Divisie, 19th
Current season

Football Club Dordrecht is a football club from the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie.



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.

Dordrecht '90[edit]

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.

FC Dordrecht[edit]

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.



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 March 2017

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

No. Position Player
Netherlands GK Tim Coremans
Netherlands GK Max Verkade
Israel GK Niv Antman

Turkey DF Erol Erdal Alkan
Togo DF Mawouna Amevor
Netherlands DF Mounaim Haddad
Netherlands DF Cerezo Hilgen
Netherlands DF Melvin Kingsale
Netherlands DF Joris Kramer (on loan from AZ)
Netherlands DF Bradley de Nooijer
Netherlands DF Shaquille Pinas
Curaçao DF Lulu Statia
Japan DF Sai van Wermeskerken
Netherlands DF Marijn Wijkhuijs
No. Position Player
Netherlands MF Michael Chacón (captain)
Netherlands MF Ricky van Haaren
Belgium MF Jordy Vleugels
Senegal MF Ibrahima Touré

Curaçao FW Jafar Arias
Netherlands FW Anthony Berenstein
Netherlands FW Quincy Boogers
Netherlands FW Alessio Da Cruz (on loan from FC Twente)
Netherlands FW Alvin Daniels
Netherlands FW Joey Godee
Netherlands FW Nick Hak
Netherlands FW Gerwin Lake
Curaçao FW Everon Pisas
France FW Joël Thomas


  1. ^ Historical attendances Archived 2 February 2011 at WebCite

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