Utrechtse Sportvereniging Hercules (Utrecht Sports Association Hercules), also known as USV Hercules, Hercules Utrecht or simply Hercules, is an amateur football club in Utrecht, Netherlands. In 2014 it joined the Derde Divisie (then still known as Topklasse) after playing just one year in the Hoofdklasse.

USV Hercules
Full nameUtrechtse Sportvereniging Hercules
Founded22 April 1882; 141 years ago (1882-04-22)
GroundSportpark Voordorp
Utrecht, Netherlands
Capacity1,000
ChairmanJohn Bolte
ManagerRene van der Kooij
LeagueDerde Divisie[1]
2022–23Derde Divisie Sunday, 3rd of 18
WebsiteClub website

History edit

In 2017, USV Hercules led 1–0 against FC Groningen in the national KNVB Cup but went on to lose the game 2–1.[2]

In the 2021–22 season, USV Hercules qualified for the promotion playoffs, but lost 6–3 on aggregate to DVS '33 in the first round.[3]

Hercules qualified for the promotion playoffs again in the 2022–23 season.[4] After defeating IJsselmeervogels 11–0 on aggregate in the first round, they lost 3–1 on aggregate to GVVV in the second round.[5]

In the 2023–24 KNVB Cup Round of 32, the club made history, winning 3–2 against Dutch giants AFC Ajax with a 93rd minute winner.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Indeling divisies 19/20 bekend".
  2. ^ "FC Groningen door na zege in Galgenwaard". 21 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Tweede Divisie - Play Offs Promotion 2022 live scores | BeSoccer". www.besoccer.com. Retrieved 30 May 2023.
  4. ^ "Tweede Divisie - Play Offs Promotion 2023 live scores | BeSoccer". www.besoccer.com. Retrieved 30 May 2023.
  5. ^ "GVVV draait het om en gaat ten koste van Hercules naar finale play-offs: 'De 1-0 was bevrijdend'". www.rtvutrecht.nl (in Dutch). 17 June 2023. Retrieved 18 June 2023.
  6. ^ "Ajax stunned by amateur team Hercules in shock Dutch Cup exit". www.theathletic.com. 21 December 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2023.

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