FC Lienden

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FC Lienden
FC Lienden logo.png
Full name FC Lienden
Nickname(s) Chelsea van de Betuwe
Founded 1 August 1930; 88 years ago (1930-08-01)
Ground Sportpark de Abdijhof
Lienden, Netherlands
Capacity 2,400
Chairman Dick van Ommeren
Manager Hans van de Haar
League Tweede Divisie
2017–18 Tweede Divisie, 14th

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 8 October 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 Jan Schimmel
2 Bolivia DF Jermo Wilsterman
3 Netherlands DF Jordi Balk
4 Netherlands DF Haris Memic
5 Netherlands DF Mohamed El Ghzaoui
6 Netherlands MF Niels Willems
7 Netherlands FW Jawad Bellahsan
8 Netherlands MF Nathan Bijl
10 Netherlands FW Frank Wiafe Danquah
11 Netherlands MF Kenny Elders
12 Netherlands GK Thimo Ponsen
14 Netherlands FW Nick Hak
15 Aruba FW Emile Linkers
16 Netherlands DF Clarence Hasselbaink
No. Position Player
17 Netherlands MF Serge de Vries
18 Netherlands GK Thom Jonkerman
19 Netherlands FW Jesse van Baal
20 Afghanistan MF Milad Intezar
21 Netherlands FW Guytho Mijland
22 Netherlands MF Mo Bendadi
23 Netherlands FW Maurits de Baar
24 Netherlands MF Coen Brouwers
25 Netherlands FW Marlon Versteeg (on loan from De Graafschap)
26 Netherlands DF Justin de Vos
27 Netherlands DF Chiel Willems
28 Netherlands MF Yassine Zakir
29 Curaçao DF Shuremy Felomina
Netherlands FW Michiel Hemmen

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