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FC Utrecht
FC Utrecht logo
Full name Football Club Utrecht
Nickname(s) Utreg
Founded July 1, 1970
Ground Stadion Galgenwaard
Utrecht
(Capacity: 24,426)
Chairman Netherlands Jan Willem van Dop
Manager Netherlands Ton du Chatinier
League Eredivisie
2008-09 Eredivisie, 9th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

FC Utrecht is a Dutch football club founded on July 1, 1970 and based in the city of Utrecht. Generally ending the season in the top half of the table, the club has made many international appearances.

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History

FC Utrecht came into being 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: in 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 relegated out of the Dutch Eredivisie. Partly the cause of this may be the relatively late founding, but it has to be noted that every other team, apart from the traditional top three, currently in the Eredivisie has relegated at least once since the founding of FC Utrecht.

Its 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 has risen to 20,004 people. The club's colours are red and white.

Ton du Chatinier is the current manager with Jan Wouters 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.

On April 2, 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. Also the board wants FC Utrecht to be competing within the top of the Eredivisie in five years.

Honours

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

Current squad

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No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Michel Vorm
2 Netherlands DF Tim Cornelisse (captain)
3 Romania DF Mihai Neşu
5 Ghana DF Francis Dickoh
6 Netherlands MF Gregoor van Dijk
7 Guadeloupe FW Loïc Loval
8 Denmark MF Michael Silberbauer
9 Netherlands FW Ricky van Wolfswinkel
11 Belgium FW Dries Mertens
12 Belgium FW Kevin Vandenbergh
13 Netherlands DF Mike van der Kooy
15 Ghana MF Nana Asare
16 Netherlands GK Wesley de Ruiter
17 Netherlands DF Alje Schut
No. Position Player
18 Netherlands MF Barry Maguire
19 Morocco GK Khalid Sinouh
21 Suriname FW Leroy George
22 Netherlands DF Sander Keller
23 Belgium MF Hans Somers
24 Zambia FW Jacob Mulenga
26 Belgium MF Ken van Mierlo
27 Netherlands MF Gianluca Nijholt
28 Netherlands GK André Krul
29 Belgium DF Jan Wuytens
33 Netherlands FW Erixon Danso
35 Netherlands DF Mark van der Maarel
36 Czech Republic DF Jacob Lensky
51 Netherlands FW Rafael Uiterloo

Out on loan

No. Position Player
14 Denmark FW Morten Skoubo (on loan to Roda JC)
15 Netherlands FW Rafael Uiterloo (on loan to FC Omniworld)
20 Netherlands MF Gregory Schaken (on loan to Telstar)
25 Netherlands DF Vito Wormgoor (on loan to De Graafschap)

Retired numbers

Notable players

Netherlands Netherlands
Belgium Belgium
France France
Federal Republic of YugoslaviaMontenegro Yugoslavia / Montenegro
Poland Poland
Romania Romania
United States USA
Japan Japan
Hungary Hungary
Finland Finland
Morocco Morocco

Former managers

See also

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