FC Utrecht

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Utrecht
FC Utrecht logo
Full name Football Club Utrecht
Founded 1 July 1970; 45 years ago (1970-07-01)
Ground Stadion Galgenwaard
Utrecht
Ground Capacity 24,426
Chairman Wilco van Schaik
Manager Erik ten Hag
League Eredivisie
2014–15 Eredivisie, 11th
Website Club home page
Current season

Football Club Utrecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ɛfˈseː ˈytrɛxt]) is a Dutch football club founded on 1 July 1970 and based in the city of Utrecht. The club's colours are red and white.

History[edit]

FC Utrecht came into being in 1970 as a merger of three clubs from the city of Utrecht: DOS, USV Elinkwijk and Velox.

DOS won the national championship in 1958. FC Utrecht has won the KNVB Cup three times: 1985, 2003 and 2004. In 2004 FC Utrecht won the Johan Cruijff Shield. FC Utrecht was the first club outside the traditional top three Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV to win this Trophy. FC Utrecht is also the only club outside the traditional top three that has never been relegated from the Dutch Eredivisie.

Stadium[edit]

FC Utrecht's stadium is the Stadion Galgenwaard and was previously named Galgenwaard and then later Nieuw Galgenwaard with a current capacity of 24,426 spectators. The average attendance in 2004/05 was 19,600 people. In the season 2006/07 the average attendance rose to 20,004.

Management[edit]

Rob Alflen is the current head coach of the team, and Harry van der Ham as his assistant.

Business[edit]

On 2 April 2008 it was announced that former owner of Mammoet, Van Seumeren, has taken over 51% of the shares of FC Utrecht. This makes Utrecht the second club in the Netherlands, after AZ, to be owned by investors.

The board of FC Utrecht has further announced that, because of the money they got for this take over, there will be more room for youth facilities and scouting. The board wants FC Utrecht to be competing within the top of the Eredivisie by 2013.

Honours[edit]

European Cups history[edit]

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
European Cup (as DOS) 2 0 0 2 4 6
UEFA Cup/Europa League 36 13 7 16 47 47
Cup Winners' Cup 2 1 0 1 3 5
Total 40 14 7 19 54 58

Domestic Results[edit]

Below is a table with FC Utrecht's results since the introduction of the Eredivisie in 1956.

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 July 2015

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 Robbin Ruiter
2 Netherlands DF Mark van der Maarel
3 Netherlands DF Ramon Leeuwin
5 Netherlands DF Christian Kum
6 Netherlands MF Yassin Ayoub
7 Sweden FW Kristoffer Peterson
8 Netherlands MF Willem Janssen (captain)
9 Netherlands FW Ruud Boymans
10 Netherlands FW Nacer Barazite
11 France FW Sébastien Haller
12 Netherlands FW Leon de Kogel
13 Netherlands DF Gévero Markiet
14 Netherlands DF Timo Letschert
15 Netherlands MF Mark Diemers
16 Poland GK Filip Bednarek
17 Netherlands DF Sean Klaiber
No. Position Player
18 United States FW Rubio Rubin
19 Australia MF Adam Sarota
20 Netherlands FW Issa Kallon
21 Netherlands FW Gyrano Kerk
22 France DF Louis Nganioni (on loan from Lyon)
23 Netherlands MF Bart Ramselaar
24 Netherlands DF Yannick Cortie
25 Netherlands MF Sofyan Amrabat
26 Spain MF Fernando Quesada
28 Netherlands FW Hamza Boukhari
30 Netherlands FW Rodney Antwi
31 Netherlands GK Menno Heus
32 Netherlands FW Patrick Joosten
33 Netherlands FW Ali Ulusoy
34 Netherlands DF Jeff Hardeveld

Retired numbers[edit]

4France David Di Tommaso, defender (2004–2005) — posthumous honour.

Managers[edit]

Kit manufacturers[edit]

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