Football Club Utrecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ɛfˈseː ˈytrɛxt]) is a Dutch professional football club based in Utrecht. The club competes in the Eredivisie, the top tier of Dutch football, and plays its home matches at the Stadion Galgenwaard.
|Full name||Football Club Utrecht|
|Nickname(s)||Utreg, Cupfighters, Domstedelingen ("Cathedral citizens")|
|Founded||1 July 1970|
|Owner||Frans van Seumeren Holding B.V. (99%)|
Stichting Beheer Aandelen FC Utrecht (1%)
|Head coach||René Hake|
The club was formed in 1970 as a merger between local clubs VV DOS, USV Elinkwijk and Velox. Since then, the club has won three national cup tournaments: in 1985, 2003 and 2004, also winning the Johan Cruyff Shield in 2004 as the first club outside the traditional Dutch Big Three. Utrecht is also the only club outside the Big Three which has never suffered relegation from the top-flight Eredivisie.