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Utrecht
FC Utrecht
Full name Football Club Utrecht
Founded 1 July 1970; 48 years ago (1970-07-01)
Ground Stadion Galgenwaard
Utrecht
Capacity 23,750
Chairman Paul Verhoeff
Manager Dick Advocaat
League Eredivisie
2017–18 5th
Website Club website
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

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.

Stadium

FC Utrecht's stadium is the Stadion Galgenwaard, previously named the Galgenwaard, then later the Nieuw Galgenwaard. It has a current capacity of 23,750 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).

Management

Erik ten Hag was head coach before leaving to take over at AFC Ajax during the winter break of season 2017/2018. Jean-Paul de Jong his assistant, took over as head coach at FC Utrecht.

Business

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

FC Utrecht in European Competition

FC Utrecht's first competitive European match, in the team's current iteration (not as DOS), was on September 17, 1980, in the 1980-81 UEFA Cup, playing FC Argeş Piteşti to a 0–0 draw. Since then, the club has participated in fourteen UEFA competitions, advancing as far as the Group Stage in the 2004-05 UEFA Cup and the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League

Accurate as of 24 August 2017
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
Cup Winners' Cup 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2 050.00
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 52 16 16 20 67 69 −2 030.77
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 0 2 0 1 1 +0 000.00
Total 56 17 18 21 71 75 −4 030.36

Source: UEFA.com
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal Difference. Defunct competitions indicated in italics.

UEFA Current ranking

As of 04/05/2018[1]
Rank Country Team Points
176 Netherlands Vitesse Arnhem 6.000
177 Netherlands FC Utrecht 2.000
178 Netherlands Heracles Almelo 1.000

Domestic results

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

Current squad

As of 31 August 2018[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Denmark GK David Jensen
2 Netherlands DF Mark van der Maarel
5 Germany DF Leon Guwara
6 Germany MF Rico Strieder
7 Netherlands FW Gyrano Kerk
8 Netherlands MF Joris van Overeem
9 Denmark FW Simon Makienok
10 Sweden MF Simon Gustafson
11 Belgium FW Cyriel Dessers
13 Sweden DF Emil Bergström
14 Netherlands MF Willem Janssen (captain)
15 Netherlands DF Timo Letschert (on on loan from Sassuolo)
No. Position Player
16 Netherlands GK Nick Marsman
17 Netherlands DF Sean Klaiber
19 France FW Jean-Christophe Bahebeck
21 Morocco MF Oussama Tannane (on loan from Saint-Étienne)
22 Netherlands MF Sander van de Streek
24 France DF Nicolas Gavory
25 Netherlands MF Odysseus Velanas
26 Belgium FW Othman Boussaid
27 Germany FW Lukas Görtler
28 Netherlands MF Urby Emanuelson

On loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
19 Netherlands FW Patrick Joosten (at VVV Venlo until 30 June 2019)
20 Netherlands DF Giovanni Troupée (at ADO Den Haag until 30 June 2019)
Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Dario Đumić (at Dynamo Dresden until 30 June 2019)

Retired numbers

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

Records

As of May 17, 2017[3]
Players in bold text are still active.

Managers

Kit manufacturers

See also

References

  1. ^ "Uefa current ranking". uefa.com. Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  2. ^ https://www.fcutrecht.nl/team/selectie
  3. ^ De All Time Eredivisietopscorerslijst van FC Utrecht: – FC Utrecht

External links

  • Official website (in Dutch) / (in English)

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