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Encyclopedia > FC Groningen
FC Groningen
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Full name Football Club Groningen
Nickname(s) Pride of the North
Green-White Army
Founded June 16, 1971
Ground Euroborg
Groningen
Capacity 19,814
Chairman Flag of the Netherlands Ed Zijp
Manager Flag of the Netherlands Ron Jans
League Eredivisie
2006/2007 Eredivisie, 8th
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FC Groningen is a football club from Groningen in the Netherlands. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Euroborg is the name for the new stadium for FC Groningen, Groningens Eredivisie football club. ... Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province Groningen Area (2006)  - Municipality 83. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Ron Jans (born in Zwolle, September 29, 1958) is a former Dutch football player who now coaches. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The 2006/2007 season of the Eredivisie began on August 18, 2006 and will end on May 13, 2007. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links body of kit template - modified to include white stripes File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province Groningen Area (2006)  - Municipality 83. ...


The club was founded in June 16, 1971 by the Groningen Football and Athletics Association (GVAV, founded January 26, 1921). They enjoyed top flight football for most of their existence, although the club was relegated to the second division after the third season. is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The club was then propelled back into success by the Koeman brothers, Ronald Koeman and his elder brother Erwin Koeman together with defending midfielder Jan van Dijk resulting in qualification to European football for the first time in the 1982/83 season. Their best season in the Eredivisie was during the 1990/91 season when they finished third. Ronald Koeman (born March 21, 1963 in Zaandam) is a former Dutch football defender and current manager of PSV Eindhoven. ... Erwin Koeman (born September 20, 1961 in Zaandam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... Johannes (Jan) Hermannus van Dijk (born December 10, 1956 in Diepenveen, Overijssel) is a former football midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for FC Groningen and Go Ahead Eagles during his professional career (1975-1992). ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ...


FC Groningen's home colors are green and white. The club plays its home games in the 20,000 seat Euroborg stadium. In December 2005, the club played its last match ever in the 12,500 seat Oosterpark Stadion after having played there for 72 years. The average attendance in 2004/05 was 12,500 people. This has risen to just below 20,000 people in the new stadium. Euroborg is the name for the new stadium for FC Groningen, Groningens Eredivisie football club. ... December 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 31 December 2005 (Saturday) 25-year-old Scottish human rights worker Kate Burton and her parents are freed unharmed in the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian gunmen who kidnapped them two days earlier. ... The Oosterpark Stadion is the football (soccer) stadium of the city Groningen. ...


The 2005/06 season turned out to be one of the best in a long time for FC Groningen, with the club finishing 5th place in the league. This allowed Groningen to enter the play-off tournament for the UEFA Champions League third round qualification. However, they were beaten by Ajax in the finals who scored a goal two minutes before the final whistle. The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/), is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ...


By finishing fifth in the league, FC Groningen qualified for European football for the first time in 14 years, where they were defeated 4-3 on aggregate in the first round by Partizan Belgrade. The UEFA Cup 2006-07 was the 49th edition of the European UEFA Cup football club tournament. ... Fudbalski Klub Partizan (Serbian Cyrillic: ФК Партизан, English: Football Club Partizan) is a football club from Belgrade, Serbia. ...


The 2006/07 season FC Groningen again managed to get an entrance for the UEFA CUP. They ended the season on an 8th place but thanks to the play-off tournament system, in which they beat Feyenoord and FC Utrecht, they qualified for the UEFA Cup where they'll face ACF Fiorentina in the first round. ACF Fiorentina is an Italian football club based in Florence (Firenze), Tuscany. ...

FC Groningen Ranking Graph 1976-2005
FC Groningen Ranking Graph 1976-2005

Contents

Image File history File linksMetadata Groningen_30_jaar. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Groningen_30_jaar. ...

Current squad

Players in bold have international caps.

No. Position Player
1 Flag of Brazil GK Luciano
2 Flag of Uruguay DF Bruno Silva
3 Flag of Sierra Leone DF Gibril Sankoh
4 Flag of the Netherlands DF Arnold Kruiswijk
5 Flag of Sweden DF Fredrik Stenman
6 Flag of the Netherlands MF Paul Matthijs
7 Flag of the Netherlands MF Martijn Meerdink
8 Flag of Ukraine MF Yevhen Levchenko
9 Flag of Sweden FW Marcus Berg
10 Flag of Serbia MF Goran Lovré
11 Flag of Norway FW Erik Nevland
No. Position Player
12 Flag of the Czech Republic DF Ondrej Svejdik
13 Flag of the Netherlands FW Koen van de Laak
16 Flag of the Netherlands GK Brian van Loo
19 Flag of the Netherlands FW Marnix Kolder
21 Flag of Sweden MF Rasmus Lindgren
22 Flag of the Netherlands MF Mark-Jan Fledderus
-- Flag of the Netherlands FW Stefan Nijland
-- Flag of the Netherlands MF Shkodran Metaj
-- Flag of the Netherlands MF Sander Rozema
-- Flag of Slovenia FW Tim Matavž

Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... A goalkeeper. ... Luciano Jose Pereira da Silva (born 16 March 1980 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian football (soccer) goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bruno Silva (born 1980-03-29 in Melo) is an Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for FC Groningen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sierra_Leone. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gibril Sankoh (born May 15, 1983 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean footballer who currently plays for FC Groningen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Arnold Kruiswijk (born November 2, 1984 in Groningen) is a Dutch footballer, currently playing for FC Groningen of the Eredivisie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fredrik Stenman [freːdrɪk steːnmÉ‘n] (born 2 June 1983 in Munktorp) is a Swedish football player who plays in Germany for Bayer Leverkusen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Paul Matthijs (born 1976-10-05 in Paterswolde) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Groningen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Martijn Meerdink (born September 15, 1976 in Winterswijk) is a football player who was AZ Alkmaars first team right wing forward in the 2004–2005 season. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Yevgeny Levchenko (born January 3, 1978 in Konstantinovka) is a Ukrainian football midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Marcus Berg (born 17 August 1986 in Torsby) is a Swedish football striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Goran Lovré (Serbian Cyrillic: Горан Ловре) (born March 23, 1982 in Zagreb, Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian football player who, as of 2004, was playing for R.S.C. Anderlecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Erik Nevland (born November 10, 1977 in Stavanger, Norway) is a football player, who plays as a striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...   (born 1982-12-03 in Opava) is a Czech footballer who currently plays for FC Groningen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Koen van de Laak (born 3 September 1982) is a professional footballer from Holland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... A goalkeeper. ... Brian van Loo (born 1975-04-02 in Almelo) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Groningen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Marnix Kolder (born 13 January 1981 in Winschoten) is a Dutch football player currently playing for FC Groningen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Rasmus Lindgren (born 1984-11-29 in Landskrona) is a Swedish footballer who currently plays for FC Groningen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Mark-Jan Fledderus (born 1982-12-14 in Coevorden) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Groningen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... The striker (wearing the red shirt) has run past the defender (in the white shirt) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to attempt to stop the ball. ... Tim Matavž (born January 13, 1989, Å empeter pri Gorici) is a Slovenian soccer player. ...

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of the Netherlands MF Danny Holla (out on loan to FC Zwolle)

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Danny Holla (born 1987-12-31 in Almere) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Groningen, where he started his career. ... FC Zwolle is a Dutch football club based in Zwolle, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie, the countrys second level of club football. ...

Notable players

Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
Flag of Argentina Argentina
Flag of Denmark Denmark
  • Bjarne Jensen
Flag of England England
  • Rob McDonald
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Flag of Morocco Morocco
Flag of Romania Romania
  • Lucian Ilie
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Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Raymond Atteveld (born September 8, 1966 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch footballer who could play as a full back or in midfield. ... Foeke Booy Foeke Booy (born April 25, 1964) is a Dutch former football player and a football manager, who was born in the Frisian town of Leeuwarden. ... Joost Broerse (born 8 May 1979) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Johannes (Jan) Hermannus van Dijk (born December 10, 1956 in Diepenveen, Overijssel) is a former football midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for FC Groningen and Go Ahead Eagles during his professional career (1975-1992). ... René Antonius Maria Eijkelkamp (born April 6, 1964 in Dalfsen) is a retired football forward from the Netherlands, who is the current assistant-coach of Fred Rutten at FC Twente. ... Sander van Gessel (born November 4, 1976 in Leidschendam, Zuid-Holland) is a football (soccer) defender from the Netherlands, who started his professional career in the 1995-1996 season playing for FC Groningen. ... Dean Gorré (born 10 September 1970, Paramaribo) is a professional footballer. ... Ronald Hamming (born January 9, 1973 in Zeegse, Drenthe) is a football striker from the Netherlands, who is playing for BV Veendam since the summer of 2003 in the Dutch second league, Eerste Divisie. ... Pete Hoekstra (born October 30, 1953), American politician, is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 2nd District of Michigan. ... Peter Houtman (born June 4, 1957 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland) is a retired football striker from the Netherlands, who obtained eight caps for the Dutch national team in the 1980s, scoring seven goals. ... Hugo Hovenkamp (born 5 October 1950 in Groningen) is a former Dutch football defender, who played for the Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. ... Pieter Huistra (born 18 January 1967) is a former Dutch footballer. ... Ron Jans (born in Zwolle, September 29, 1958) is a former Dutch football player who now coaches. ... Johannes (Johan) de Kock (born October 25, 1964 in Sliedrecht, Zuid-Holland) is a former football central defender from The Netherlands, who earned thirteen caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored one goal. ... Erwin Koeman (born September 20, 1961 in Zaandam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... Ronald Koeman (born March 21, 1963 in Zaandam) is a former Dutch football defender and current manager of PSV Eindhoven. ... Wilhelmus (Wim) Jacobus Koevermans (born June 28, 1960 in Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland) is a former football central defender from The Netherlands, who earned one cap for the Netherlands national football team. ... Jurrie Koolhof (born January 10, 1960 in Beerta, Groningen) is a former football striker from the Netherlands, who obtained five caps for the Netherlands national football team during the early 1980s. ... Hennie Meijer (born February 17, 1962 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a retired Dutch football player. ... Johannes (Johan) Jacobus Neeskens (born September 15, 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. ... Erik Regtop (born February 16, 1968 [1]) is a retired Dutch footballer. ... Michael John Reiziger (born May 3, 1973 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland) is a Dutch footballer, who plays as a right-back or central defender for PSV Eindhoven. ... Arjen Robben (born January 23, 1984 in Bedum) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a winger for Real Madrid. ... Harry Schellekens (born November 5, 1952 in Boxtel, Noord-Brabant) is a former football (soccer) goalkeeper, who played for NEC Nijmegen, FC Groningen and Vitesse Arnhem. ... Adri van Tiggelen (born June 16, 1957 in Oud-Beijerland, Zuid-Holland) is a former football defender from The Netherlands, who earned 56 caps for the Netherlands national football team although he never scored. ... Pieter (Piet) Wildschut (born October 25, 1957 in Leeuwarden, Friesland) is a retired football defender from the Netherlands, who obtained a total number of eleven international caps for the Dutch national team. ... John de Wolf (born 10 December 1962 in Schiedam, Zuid-Holland) is a retired Dutch footballer, who earned six caps for the Netherlands national football team, scoring two goals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Mariano Bombarda (born September 10, 1972 in Cadiz) is a retired football striker from Argentina, who was born in Spain and raised in the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macedonia. ... Milko Djurovski (Macedonian cyrillic: Милко Ѓуровски; (born 16 February 1963 in Tetovo) is a former Macedonian footballer and now a head coach of Nafta Lendava. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Ali Boussaboun (June 18, 1979 - Tangier, Morocco) is a Dutch-Moroccan football player playing currently with Feyenoord Rotterdam and the Morocco national football team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... A tribute to Fandi Ahmad at the Sports Museum of Singapores National Stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Glen George Salmon (born December 24, 1977 in Johannesburg) is a professional football striker from South Africa, who most recently played Dutch Eredivisie for NAC Breda. ...

Former managers

Henk van Brussel (born June 12, 1935 in Rijssen, Overijssel) is a retired football manager from the Netherlands, who worked for clubs like Go Ahead Eagles, Rohda Raalte (amateurs), SC Heerenveen, De Graafschap, FC Groningen and SC Heracles. ... Johannes (Jan) Hermannus van Dijk (born December 10, 1956 in Diepenveen, Overijssel) is a former football midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for FC Groningen and Go Ahead Eagles during his professional career (1975-1992). ... Wilhelmus (Wim) Jacobus Koevermans (born June 28, 1960 in Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland) is a former football central defender from The Netherlands, who earned one cap for the Netherlands national football team. ... Dwight Lodeweges (born October 26, 1957 in Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada) was a Dutch footballer and coach. ... Wim Rijsbergen is a football manager, and is currently in charge of the Trinidad and Tobago national team. ... Pim Verbeek is a Dutch assistant coach to Dick Advocaat of South Korea national football team, who was also an assistant coach when Guus Hiddink was coaching Korea. ... Hans Westerhof (born November 24, 1948 in Terborg) is a Dutch soccer coach. ...

See also

The Dutch Football League is organized by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond (KNVB, Royal Dutch Football Association). ...

External links


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Groningen is a municipality and city in the north of the Netherlands, and capital of the province of Groningen.
Groningen is the home of the University of Groningen and the Hanzehogeschool Groningen.
The former football stadium of FC Groningen is the Oosterpark Stadion (12,500 seats).
FC Groningen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (314 words)
The club was founded in June 16, 1971 by the Groningen Football and Athletics Association (GVAV, founded January 26, 1921).
The 2005/06 season turned out to be one of the best in a long time for FC Groningen, with the club finishing 5th place in the league.
By finishing fifth in the league, FC Groningen qualified for European football for the first time in 14 years.
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