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 Kraay Jr.
League Tweede Divisie

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

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. He returned to Lienden in 2016.

On 12 November 2008 the club became famous nationwide by defeating Eredivisie squad Vitesse Arnhem 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. The club plays in season 2016-2017 in the newly established Tweede Divisie.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2016

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
3 Netherlands DF Ralph Dua
4 Netherlands DF Ralph Hovestad
5 Netherlands DF Guido van Rijn
6 Netherlands MF Erik van Eem
7 Netherlands MF Christiaan van Hussen
8 Netherlands MF Mike Vreekamp (captain)
9 Netherlands FW Guillano Grot
10 Netherlands FW Mark Fennebeumer
11 Netherlands FW Vincent Verheul
12 Netherlands GK Geoffrey van der Boor
14 Netherlands FW Fathi Ben Ahmed
No. Position Player
15 Netherlands DF Tom van der Neut
16 Netherlands FW Sabir Akachau-Achefay
18 Netherlands GK Fons Mulder
19 Netherlands FW Ruben Rip
20 Afghanistan MF Milad Intezar
21 Netherlands DF Leon Broekhof
23 Netherlands MF Wesley van Merkenstein
24 Netherlands FW Mohammed Ajiach
25 Netherlands MF Jesse Wielinga
26 Netherlands FW Frank Wiafe Danquah

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