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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; 135 years ago (1883-08-16)
GroundGN Bouw Stadion,
Dordrecht
Capacity4,235
ChairmanHans de Zeeuw
ManagerGérard de Nooijer
LeagueEerste Divisie
2017–18Eerste Divisie, 13th
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 event was in 1972, at which time the professional and amateur branches of DFC Dordrecht severed their ties. The amateur branch remained DFC Dordrecht, while its professional counterpart became simply FC Dordrecht.

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.[1] 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 20 August, 2018

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 Bryan Janssen
2   DF Antonio Stankov
3   DF Daniël Breedijk
4   DF Maarten Peijnenburg
5   DF Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill
6   MF Thomas Kok
7   FW Omran Haydary
8   MF Renny Smith
9   FW Siebe Schets
10   MF Savvas Mourgos (on loan from Norwich)
11   MF Oussama Zamouri
12   FW Marko Maletić (on loan from Roeselare)
No. Position Player
14   DF Lewis Montsma
15   MF Dwayne Green
16   DF Thijs Timmermans
17   FW Quincy Hogesteger
18   FW Abdelghani El Bachir
19   MF Jeremy Cijntje
20   MF Quivi Fowler
27   FW Rayvano van de Merwe
28   DF Karim Bannani
30   GK Petar Stoskovic
32   GK Ronald Vlot
39   FW Abdullah Achahbar

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