FC Dordrecht

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Dordrecht
FC Dordrecht.png
Full nameFootball Club Dordrecht
Nickname(s)Schapenkoppen (Sheep heads)
Founded16 August 1883; 135 years ago (1883-08-16)
GroundGN Bouw Stadion,
Dordrecht
Capacity4,235
ChairmanHans de Zeeuw
ManagerGérard de Nooijer
LeagueEerste Divisie
2017–18Eerste Divisie, 13th
Current season

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

History[edit]

DFC[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.

DS'79[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Results[edit]

Eerste DivisieEredivisie

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 20 August, 2018

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 Bryan Janssen
2 Republic of Macedonia DF Antonio Stankov
3 Netherlands DF Daniël Breedijk
4 Netherlands DF Maarten Peijnenburg
5 England DF Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill
6 Netherlands MF Thomas Kok
7 Afghanistan FW Omran Haydary
8 Austria MF Renny Smith
9 Netherlands FW Siebe Schets
10 Greece MF Savvas Mourgos (on loan from Norwich)
11 Netherlands MF Oussama Zamouri
12 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Marko Maletić (on loan from Roeselare)
No. Position Player
14 Netherlands DF Lewis Montsma
15 Netherlands MF Dwayne Green
16 Netherlands DF Thijs Timmermans
17 Curaçao FW Quincy Hogesteger
18 Netherlands FW Abdelghani El Bachir
19 Curaçao MF Jeremy Cijntje
20 Republic of Ireland MF Quivi Fowler
27 Netherlands FW Rayvano van de Merwe
28 Netherlands DF Karim Bannani
30 Netherlands GK Petar Stoskovic
32 Netherlands GK Ronald Vlot
39 Netherlands FW Abdullah Achahbar

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