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Football Club Dordrecht is a football club from the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands, currently playing in the Eerste Divisie.

Dordrecht
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Full nameFootball Club Dordrecht
Nickname(s)Schapenkoppen (Sheep heads)
Founded16 August 1883; 136 years ago (1883-08-16)
GroundRiwal Hoogwerkers Stadion,
Dordrecht
Capacity4,235
ChairmanHans de Zeeuw
ManagerCláudio Braga
LeagueEerste Divisie
2018–19Eerste Divisie, 17th
Current season

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HistoryEdit

DFCEdit

Founded on 16 August 1883 as Dordrechtsche Football Club (DFC), it became a professional club in 1954 upon the introduction of professional football to the Netherlands. The next significant events were in 1972, at which time the professional branche of DFC was renamed FC Dordrecht, and In 1974 when the professionals and amateurs severed their ties.[1]

DS'79Edit

Following their reorganisation in 1979 (which led to a change in name to Drechtsteden'79 (DS'79) – referring to the region Drechtsteden), the club was promoted to the Eredivisie in 1983. This however was not to last and was immediately followed by a relegation back to the Eerste Divisie. They went back up to the Eredivisie in 1988/1989 season.

Dordrecht'90Edit

In 1990, another investor gave the club its third name of Dordrecht'90. The club just missed promotion to the Eredivisie in 1991, but was finally admitted when Dordrecht'90 surprisingly merged with neighbouring Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging (SVV) of Schiedam. The club used the name of SVV/Dordrecht'90 for two seasons, but in 1993, the 'SVV' was dropped and the club was renamed Dordrecht'90.

FC DordrechtEdit

Finally in 2002, the club was again renamed, to the name it bore from 1972 to 1979: FC Dordrecht and that is how the name stands today. For a number of years it was one of the clubs with the lowest average attendance of all Dutch professional teams.[2] Undoubtedly the most famous player to wear a Dordrecht shirt was Johan Cruijff, who played 3 friendly matches for the club in January 1981.

HonoursEdit

ResultsEdit

Eerste DivisieEredivisie 

Domestic resultsEdit

Below is a table with FC Dordrecht's domestic results since the introduction of professional football in 1956.

Current squadEdit

As of 11 August, 2019

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 Petar Stošković
2   DF Stef Gronsveld
3   DF Daniël Breedijk (captain)
4   DF Dylan de Braal
5   DF Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill
6   DF Fabian de Abreu
7   FW Jari Schuurman
8   MF Savvas Mourgos (on loan from Norwich City)
9   FW Pedro Marques
10   MF Renny Smith
11   MF Jeremy Cijntje
12   DF Lewis Montsma
15   DF Dwayne Green
No. Position Player
16   MF Thomas Kok
17   MF Thijs Timmermans
19   FW Thomas Schalekamp
21   GK Ramón ten Hove (on loan from Feyenoord)
22   MF Zeki Erkilinc
23   DF Noah Lewis (on loan from Feyenoord)
24   DF Ian Smeulers (on loan from Feyenoord)
25   MF Quincy Hogesteger
26   MF Nelson Amadin
27   FW Jaron Vicario
29   DF Gino Creutzburg
30   DF Amien Jeddaoui
31   GK Jordie van Leeuwen

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