FC Utrecht

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FC Utrecht logo
Full name Football Club Utrecht
Founded 1 July 1970; 45 years ago (1970-07-01)
Ground Stadion Galgenwaard
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.


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.


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.


Erik ten Hag is the current head coach of the team, and Jean-Paul de Jong as his assistant.


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.


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 1 September 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 Twan Batenburg
2 Netherlands DF Mark van der Maarel
3 Netherlands DF Ramon Leeuwin
5 Netherlands DF Christian cum
6 Netherlands MF Yassin Ayoub
7 Germany MF Rico Strieder
8 Netherlands MF Willem Janssen (captain)
9 Netherlands FW Ruud Boymans
10 Netherlands FW Nacer Barazite
11 Germany MF Andreas Ludwig
12 Netherlands DF Jeff Hardeveld
14 Netherlands DF Timo Letschert
16 Poland GK Filip Bednarek
No. Position Player
17 Netherlands DF Sean Klaiber
18 United States FW Rubio Rubin
19 Netherlands DF Ruben Ligeon (on loan from Ajax)
20 France DF Louis Nganioni (on loan from Lyon)
22 France FW Sébastien Haller
23 Netherlands MF Bart Ramselaar
24 Denmark DF Kevin Conboy
25 Netherlands MF Sofyan Amrabat
28 Netherlands FW Nicky Broers
31 Netherlands GK Menno Heus
34 Netherlands DF Jelle de Lange
37 Netherlands FW Patrick Joosten
41 Netherlands FW Hamza Boukhari

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
Netherlands DF Gévero Markiet (at Helmond Sport until 30 June 2016)
Netherlands DF Yannick Cortie (at Helmond Sport until 30 June 2016)
Netherlands MF Mark Diemers (at De Graafschap until 30 June 2016)
Netherlands FW Gyrano Kerk (at Helmond Sport until 30 June 2016)
Sweden FW Kristoffer Peterson (at Roda JC Kerkrade until 30 June 2016)

Retired numbers[edit]

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


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