FC Utrecht

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.

Utrecht
Full nameFootball Club Utrecht
Founded1 July 1970 (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

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 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

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

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

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 1 August 2019
CompetitionPlayedWonDrewLostGFGAGDWin%
Cup Winners' Cup 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2 050.00
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 54 16 17 21 69 72 −3 029.63
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 0 2 0 1 1 +0 000.00
Total 58 17 19 22 73 78 −5 029.31

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 22/05/2019[1]
RankCountryTeamPoints
162AS Trenčín6.500
163FC Utrecht6.486
164Heracles Almelo6.486

Domestic results

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

Current squad

As of 2 September 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 GK David Jensen
2 DF Mark van der Maarel
3 DF Justin Hoogma (on loan from Hoffenheim)
5 DF Leon Guwara
6 MF Adam Maher
7 FW Gyrano Kerk
8 MF Joris van Overeem
9 FW Jean-Christophe Bahebeck
10 MF Simon Gustafson
11 FW Adrián Dalmau
14 DF Willem Janssen (captain)
15 MF Rico Strieder
16 GK Maarten Paes
No. Position Player
17 DF Sean Klaiber
18 MF Justin Lonwijk
19 FW Patrick Joosten
20 DF Giovanni Troupée
21 FW Issah Abass (on loan from Mainz)
22 MF Sander van de Streek
23 FW Simon Makienok
25 MF Bart Ramselaar
28 MF Urby Emanuelson
30 DF Christopher Mamengi
31 GK Thijmen Nijhuis
32 FW Václav Černý
33 DF Tommy St. Jago

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
FW Othman Boussaid ( at NAC Breda until 30 June 2020)
DF Dario Đumić ( at SV Darmstadt 98 until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
DF Emil Bergström (at FC Basel until 30 June 2020)
FW Nick Venema ( at Almere City FC until 30 June 2020)

Retired numbers

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

Records

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

Coaches

Kit manufacturers

See also

References

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