FC Utrecht

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Utrecht
FC Utrecht logo
Full nameFootball Club Utrecht
Founded1 July 1970; 49 years ago (1970-07-01)
GroundStadion Galgenwaard
Utrecht
Capacity23,750
OwnerFrans van Seumeren Holding B.V. (99%)
Stichting Beheer Aandelen FC Utrecht (1%)
ChairmanPaul Verhoeff
Head coachJohn van den Brom
LeagueEredivisie
2018–19Eredivisie, 6th
WebsiteClub 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[edit]

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[edit]

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 attendance on average was 19,600 people in 2004–05, while the average attendance rose to 20,004 in 2006–07. The stadium also accommodates several shops, offices, and the supporters home of the FC Utrecht fan club (Supporters Vereniging F.C. Utrecht).

Management[edit]

Erik ten Hag was head coach until the winter break of the 2017/2018 season when he left to take over at AFC Ajax. Jean-Paul de Jong, his assistant, took over as head coach at FC Utrecht. Jean-Paul de Jong was fired after only four games in the 2018/2019 season and Dick Advocaat was appointed as head coach.

Business[edit]

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

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

Honours[edit]

FC Utrecht in European Competition[edit]

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[edit]

As of 22/05/2019[1]
Rank Country Team Points
162 Slovakia AS Trenčín 6.500
163 Netherlands FC Utrecht 6.486
164 Netherlands Heracles Almelo 6.486

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 8 July 2019[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 Netherlands MF Adam Maher
7 Netherlands FW Gyrano Kerk
8 Netherlands MF Joris van Overeem
9 France FW Jean-Christophe Bahebeck
10 Sweden MF Simon Gustafson
11 Spain FW Adrián Dalmau
13 Sweden DF Emil Bergström
14 Netherlands MF Willem Janssen (captain)
15 Germany MF Rico Strieder
16 Netherlands GK Maarten Paes
No. Position Player
17 Netherlands DF Sean Klaiber
18 Netherlands MF Justin Lonwijk
19 Netherlands FW Patrick Joosten
20 Netherlands DF Giovanni Troupée
21 Ghana FW Issah Abass (on loan from 1. FSV Mainz 05)
22 Netherlands MF Sander van de Streek
23 Denmark FW Simon Makienok
26 Belgium FW Othman Boussaid
28 Netherlands MF Urby Emanuelson
29 Netherlands FW Nick Venema
30 Netherlands DF Christopher Mamengi
31 Netherlands GK Thijmen Nijhuis
32 Czech Republic FW Václav Černý

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
Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Dario Đumić ( at SV Darmstadt 98 until 30 June 2020)

Retired numbers[edit]

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

Records[edit]

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

Coaches[edit]

Kit manufacturers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uefa current ranking".
  2. ^ https://www.fcutrecht.nl/team/selectie
  3. ^ De All Time Eredivisietopscorerslijst van FC Utrecht: – FC Utrecht
  4. ^ https://www.fcutrecht.nl/nieuws/2019/02/fc-utrecht-gaat-driejarig-partnership-aan-met-nike/

External links[edit]