FC Utrecht


FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht logo
Full name Football Club Utrecht
Nickname(s) Utreg
Founded July 1, 1970; 41 years ago (1970-07-01)
Ground Stadion Galgenwaard
Utrecht
(Capacity: 24,426)
Chairman Netherlands Wilco van Schaik
Manager Netherlands Jan Wouters
League Eredivisie
2010–11 Eredivisie, 9th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

FC Utrecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛf ˈseː 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.

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History

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

It featured in the UEFA Cup in the 1980s several times but suffered a downturn in fortunes after 1991 and had to wait for a further ten years to play European football again.

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

FC Utrecht's stadium is the Stadion Galgenwaard having been previously first named Galgenwaard and 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

Jan Wouters is the current manager of the team with Rob Alflen as his assistant. Foeke Booy, the previous manager who led the team to two cup titles and a Johan Cruijff Shield, is now the technical director.

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

  • KNVB Cup
    • Winners: 1985, 2003, 2004
    • Runners-up: 1982, 2002
  • Johan Cruijff-schaal

European Cups history

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

Domestic Results

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

Current squad

As of 8 August 2011.[1]

For recent transfers, see List of Dutch football transfers summer 2011

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Rob van Dijk
2 Netherlands DF Daan Bovenberg
3 Romania DF Mihai Neşu
5 Australia DF Michael Zullo
6 Sweden MF Johan Mårtensson
7 France FW Édouard Duplan
8 Zambia FW Jacob Mulenga
9 Netherlands FW Frank Demouge
10 Australia FW Tommy Oar
11 Sweden FW Alexander Gerndt
12 Netherlands FW Leon de Kogel
13 Netherlands GK Erik Cummins
14 Netherlands DF Mark van der Maarel
15 Ghana MF Nana Asare (vice-captain)
16 Paraguay GK Robero Junior Fernández
No. Position Player
17 Netherlands DF Alje Schut (captain)
18 Japan MF Yoshiaki Takagi
19 Australia MF Adam Sarota
20 Canada MF Jacob Lensky
21 Netherlands MF Rodney Sneijder (on loan from Ajax)
23 Sweden DF Marcus Nilsson
25 Netherlands DF Ismo Vorstermans
26 Netherlands DF Kai Heerings
27 Netherlands MF Gianluca Nijholt
28 Netherlands DF Dave Bulthuis
29 Belgium DF Jan Wuytens (vice-captain)
31 Indonesia MF Stefano Lilipaly
33 Morocco MF Anouar Kali
35 Netherlands DF Gévero Markiet
41 Netherlands FW Enzio Boldewijn

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
37 Netherlands GK André Krul (to AGOVV Apeldoorn)

Retired numbers

Notable players

Netherlands
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Hungary
Indonesia
Japan
Morocco
Poland
Romania
Scotland
USA
Yugoslavia
Macedonia
  • Republic of Macedonia Blagoj Istatov

Managers

  • Netherlands Bert Jacobs (1970–74)
  • Netherlands Jan Rab (1974–76)
  • Netherlands Han Berger (1976–83)
  • Wales Barry Hughes (1983–84)
  • Netherlands Nol de Ruiter (1984–87)
  • Netherlands Han Berger (1987–89)
  • Netherlands Cees Loffeld (1989–90)
  • Netherlands Ab Fafié (1990–93)
  • Netherlands Henk Vonk (1993)
  • Netherlands Leo van Veen (1993–95)
  • Netherlands Ton du Chatinier and Netherlands Henk Vonk (1995)

See also

References

  1. ^ Team overzicht FC Utrecht

External links


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