FC Dordrecht

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Dordrecht
FC Dordrecht.png
Full name Football Club Dordrecht
Nickname(s) Schapenkoppen (Sheep heads)
Founded 16 August 1883; 132 years ago (1883-08-16)
Ground GN Bouw Stadion,
Dordrecht
Ground Capacity 4,100
Chairman Ad Heijsman
Manager Harry van den Ham
League Eerste Divisie
2014–15 Eredivisie, 18th (relegated)

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

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 4 Januari 2016

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2015

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 Virgil Deen
Netherlands GK Robbert te Loeke
Netherlands DF Fahd Aktaou (on loan from Heracles Almelo)
Netherlands DF Glenn Bijl (on loan from FC Groningen)
Cape Verde DF Jeffry Fortes (captain)
Netherlands DF Danzell Gravenberch
Belgium DF Arnaud De Greef
Cape Verde DF Josimar Lima
Netherlands DF Guus van Weerdenburg (on loan from AZ)
Netherlands DF Sai van Wermeskerken
Netherlands MF Gino Boers
Netherlands MF Quincy Boogers
No. Position Player
Kosovo MF Alban Bunjaku
Netherlands MF Michael Chacón
Netherlands MF Matthew Steenvoorden
Senegal MF Ibrahim Touré
Belgium MF Jordy Vleugels (on loan from Willem II)
Netherlands FW Jafar Arias
Netherlands FW Nick de Bondt (on loan from Go Ahead Eagles)
Netherlands FW Shayron Curiel
French Guiana FW Alvin Daniels
Netherlands FW Noël Goossens
Netherlands FW Rangelo Janga
Netherlands FW Jeroen Lumu

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
Belgium DF Kristiaan Haagen (at VVV-Venlo until 30 June 2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historical attendances Archived 2 February 2011 at WebCite

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