FC Utrecht

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FC Utrecht logo
Full name Football Club Utrecht
Founded 1 July 1970; 46 years ago (1970-07-01)
Ground Stadion Galgenwaard
Ground Capacity 24,426
Chairman Wilco van Schaik
Manager Erik ten Hag
League Eredivisie
2015–16 Eredivisie, 5th
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 was founded in 1970 as a merger of three clubs from the city of Utrecht: VV DOS, USV Elinkwijk and Velox, the former of the three having won the national championship in 1958.

FC Utrecht has won the KNVB Cup three times in, 1985, 2003 and 2004, also winning the Johan Cruijff Shield in 2004. After winning the Johan Cruijff Shield, Utrecht became the first club outside the "Big Three" of Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV to win the trophy. Utrecht is also the only club outside the Big Three that has never been relegated from the top-flight Eredivisie.


FC Utrecht's stadium is the Stadion Galgenwaard, previously named the Galgenwaard, then later the Nieuw Galgenwaard. It has a current capacity of 24,426 spectators. The average attendance in 2004–05 was 19,600 people, while in 2006–07 the average rose to 20,004. The stadium is also the accommodation for several shops, offices, and the supporters home of the FC Utrecht fan club (Supporters Vereniging F.C.Utrecht).


Erik ten Hag is the current head coach of the team, with Jean-Paul de Jong 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]

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 Denmark DF Kevin Conboy
6 Netherlands MF Yassin Ayoub
7 Germany MF Rico Strieder
8 Netherlands MF Willem Janssen (captain)
9 Netherlands FW Richairo Živković (on loan from Ajax)
10 Netherlands MF Nacer Barazite
11 Germany MF Andreas Ludwig
12 Netherlands DF Jeff Hardeveld
15 Netherlands DF Robin van der Meer
No. Position Player
16 Denmark GK David Jensen
17 Netherlands DF Sean Klaiber
19 Morocco MF Zakaria Labyad
20 Netherlands DF Giovanni Troupée
22 France FW Sébastien Haller
23 Netherlands MF Wout Brama
24 Netherlands FW Patrick Joosten
25 Morocco MF Sofyan Amrabat
26 Netherlands DF Darren Rosheuvel
27 Netherlands FW Gyrano Kerk
28 Netherlands DF Edson Braafheid
54 Netherlands FW Nick Venema

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
28 Netherlands FW Issa Kallon (at FC Emmen until 30 June 2017)

Retired numbers[edit]

4 — France David Di Tommaso, defender (2004–05) — posthumous honour.


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