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Encyclopedia > FC Utrecht
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 Broos Schnetz
Manager Willem van Hanegem
League Eredivisie
2006/2007 Eredivisie, 9th
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FC Utrecht is a Dutch football club founded on July 1, 1970. It was a merger of three clubs from the city of Utrecht: DOS, Elinkwijk and Velox. It featured in the European 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. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Even though the name might suspect otherwise, Galghenwert or Gallows holm, as it was called in the middle ages, was probably never used as an execution site. ... Utrecht ( (help· info)) is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Willem (Wim) van Hanegem (born February 20, 1944) is a Dutch football player and coach. ... 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. ... body 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... 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. ... body 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... 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. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Utrecht ( (help· info)) is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. ... Champions League Logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ...


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 schaal. 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 currently in the Eredivisie has relegated at least once since the founding of FC Utrecht. The KNVB Cup is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. ... The Johan Cruijff Schaal is a football trophy in the Netherlands named after legendary Dutch football player Johan Cruyff, also often referred to as the Dutch Super Cup. ... 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. ... Feyenoord Rotterdam is a popular Dutch football club from the city of Rotterdam. ... PSV Eindhoven PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging or Philips Sports Union) is a professional football club from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ...


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. Even though the name might suspect otherwise, Galghenwert or Gallows holm, as it was called in the middle ages, was probably never used as an execution site. ...


Willem van Hanegem has been appointed manager of FC Utrecht in July 2007. Foeke Booy, the previous manager who led the team to two cup titles, has left the club for Saudi-Arabia. Willem (Wim) van Hanegem (born February 20, 1944) is a Dutch football player and coach. ...

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Honours

The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The KNVB Cup is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Johan Cruijff Schaal is a football trophy in the Netherlands named after legendary Dutch football player Johan Cruyff, also often referred to as the Dutch Super Cup. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Current squad

[1] Players in bold have international caps.

No. Position Player
1 GK Michel Vorm
2 DF Tim Cornelisse
3 DF Erik Pieters
5 DF Etienne Shew-Atjon
7 FW Kevin Vandenbergh
8 DF Joost Broerse
9 FW Robin Nelisse
10 MF Tom Caluwé
11 FW Cedric van der Gun
12 Flag of Romania MF Lucian Sânmartean
14 Flag of Finland FW Peter Kopteff
16 GK Franck Grandel
17 DF Alje Schut
18 MF Gregoor van Dijk
No. Position Player
19 FW Giuseppe Rossini
20 FW Loïc Loval
21 MF Rick Kruys
22 DF Sander Keller
23 MF Hans Somers
24 DF Kees van Buuren
25 DF Francis Dickoh
30 MF Jasper Bolland
32 DF Jahri Valentijn
33 FW Mohammed Faouzi
38 FW Ramon Leeuwin
41 FW Leroy George
-- GK André Krul

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... A goalkeeper. ... Michel Vorm (born October 20, 1983 in Nieuwegein) is a Dutch footballer, currently playing for F.C. Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tim Cornelisse (born 3 April 1978) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Erik Pieters (born 7 August 1988) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Etienne Shew-Atjon (born [[24 November] 1974) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... 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. ... Kevin Vandenbergh is a Belgian footballer who, as of 2005, plays for K.R.C. Genk. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Joost Broerse (born 8 May 1979) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... 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. ... Robin Nelisse (born January 25, 1978 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland) is a football (soccer) striker from the Netherlands, who started his professional career in the 1997-1998 season playing for Feyenoord Rotterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... 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). ... Tom Caluwé (born 11 April 1978) is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... 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_Romania. ... 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). ... Lucian Sânmartean (born 13 March 1980) is a Romanian footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... 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. ... Peter Kopteff (born April 10, 1979 in Helsinki) is a Finnish footballer who currently plays for Stoke City F.C. in the English Championship. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A goalkeeper. ... Franck Grandel (born 17 March 1978) is a French footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alje Schut (born February 18, 1981 in Utrecht) is a football defender from the Netherlands, who is playing for FC Utrecht since the 1999-2000 season in the Dutch highest league, Eredivisie. ... 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). ... Gregoor van Dijk Gregoor van Dijk (born November 16, 1981 in Groningen) is a football midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for FC Groningen (1998-2000) and Roda JC (2000-2006) before moving to FC Utrecht in the summer of 2006. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... 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. ... Giuseppe Rossini (born 23 August 1986 in Bari) is an Belgian/Italian football (soccer) striker. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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. ... Loïc Loval (born 28 September 1981) is a French footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... 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). ... Rick Kruys (Dutch spelling Rick Kruijs) (born May 9, 1985 in Utrecht) is an footballer from the Netherlands, who plays as an attacking midfielder for FC Utrecht in the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sander Keller (born 18 September 1979) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... 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). ... Hans Somers (born March 9, 1978 in Mechelen) is a football attacking midfielder from Belgium, who is playing for FC Utrecht since the 2005-2005 season in the Dutch highest league, Eredivisie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kees van Buuren (born 27 July 1986) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Francis Dickoh (born 13 December 1982) is a Ghanaian footballer born in København, Denmark as a son of Ghanaian parents. ... 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). ... Jasper Bolland (born 13 May 1986) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jahri Valentijn (born 2 December 1984) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... 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. ... Mohammed Faouzi (born 3 September 1987) is a Dutch footballer of Moroccan decent, who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... 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. ... Ramon Leeuwin (born 1 September 1987) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... 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. ... Leroy George (born 21 April 1987) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Utrecht. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... A goalkeeper. ...

Out on loan

No. Position Player
FW Nassir Maachi (on loan to FC Dordrecht)

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. ... Nassir Maachi (born 9 September 1985) is a Dutch footballer of Moroccan decent who currently plays for FC Dordrecht, on loan from FC Utrecht. ... FC Dordrecht is a football club from the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands, chaired by Ad Heijsman. ...

Retired numbers

Retired number at Feyenoord Football clubs around the world sometimes retire squad numbers to recognise players loyal service, or tragic death. ... David di Tommaso (October 6, 1979 — November 29, 2005) was a French football player. ...

Notable players

Co Adriaanse in 2005 Jacobson (Co) Adriaanse (born on July 21, 1947 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a former football player from the Netherlands, and a former manager of Portuguese side FC Porto after leading AZ Alkmaar to the 2005 UEFA Cup semi-finals. ... Richard Advocaat (born September 27, 1947 in The Hague, Netherlands) is the Dutch coach of the Russian pro soccer team Zenit. ... Johannes Franciscus (Hans) van Breukelen (born October 4, 1956 in Utrecht) is a former footballer from the Netherlands. ... Dave van den Bergh (born May 7, 1976 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch soccer player signed to the Kansas City Wizards in the Major League Soccer. ... Harry Decheiver (born March 8, 1970 in Deventer, Overijssel) is a retired football (soccer) striker from the Netherlands, who played as a professional in the Netherlands and Germany. ... Henk Fräser (born July 7, 1966 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a former football defender from The Netherlands, who earned seven caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored one goal. ... Igor Glusčević is a Montenegrin footballer. ... Willem (Wim) van Hanegem (born February 20, 1944) is a Dutch football player and coach. ... 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. ... Gert Kruys (born May 8, 1961 in Utrecht) is a former football midfielder from the Netherlands, who played his entire career for FC Utrecht (1978-1988) with one short spell at RKC Waalwijk (1987). ... Dirk Kuyt, officially spelled Dirk Kuijt[1] ( (help· info)), (born July 22, 1980, in Katwijk aan Zee) is a Dutch professional football player, who currently plays for English club Liverpool FC. A fan favourite, he plays in the position of striker and is known for his high work-rate and... Johannes (John) Maria van Loen (born February 4, 1965 in Utrecht, Utrecht) is a former football striker from The Netherlands, who earned seven caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored one goal. ... Michael Alexander Mols (born December 17, 1970 in Amsterdam) is a professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Feyenoord Rotterdam. ... Radjindernath Edu Nandlal (born 1963 or 1964 in Paramaribo) is a retired Dutch-Suriname footballer. ... Włodzimierz Smolarek (born July 16, 1957 in Aleksandrów Łódzki) is a retired Polish football player. ... Rob Witschge (born August 22, 1966 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a former football midfielder from The Netherlands, who earned 30 caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored three goals. ... Jan Wouters (born July 17, 1960 in Utrecht, Netherlands) is a former professional football midfielder, currently first team coach at Rangers F.C.. The Dutchman played for several clubs including FC Utrecht, PSV Eindhoven, Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam. ... Patrick Zwaanswijk (born 17 January 1975) is a Dutch football player. ...

Former managers

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. ... Bert Jacobs (born March 2, 1941 – died November 14, 1999) was a football manager from the Netherlands, who played for HFC Haarlem. ... Mark Wotte (born December 16, 1960 in Enschede, Overijssel) is a football manager from the Netherlands, who is the current head coach of RKC Waalwijk. ...

See also

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

External links

  • Official website (Dutch) / (English)
  • Fansite FCUtrecht.net (Dutch)
  • Fansite Bunnikside (Dutch)
  • Official Supportersclub (Dutch)

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