FC Utrecht

Football Club Utrecht (Dutch pronunciation: [ɛfˈseː ˈytrɛxt]) is a Dutch professional football club based in Utrecht.[1] The club competes in the Eredivisie, the top tier of Dutch football, and plays its home matches at the Stadion Galgenwaard.

FC Utrecht
Full nameFootball Club Utrecht
Nickname(s)Utreg, Cupfighters, Domstedelingen ("Cathedral citizens")
Founded1 July 1970; 51 years ago (1970-07-01)
StadiumStadion Galgenwaard
Capacity23,750
OwnerFrans van Seumeren Holding B.V. (99%)
Stichting Beheer Aandelen FC Utrecht (1%)
ChairmanPieter Leyssius
Head coachRené Hake
LeagueEredivisie
2020–21Eredivisie, 6th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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.[2]

Utrecht have competed in 15 European campaigns, reaching the group stages of the 2004–05 UEFA Cup and the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League, their best European results.