FC Twente football club profile

by on April 13, 2011
in Football Clubs

Dutch football club FC Twente logo

FC Twente is a Dutch professional football league team located in Enschede, Netherlands. The club was established in 1965 and currently playing in the Dutch Top-Division “Eredivisie”. They are the current champions of Eredivisie and defending their title for 2010/11 season. Steven Mcclaren, the former England coach, becomes the first manger to win the title for Twente football. The club plays home matches at the DE Grolsch Veste stadium with the capacity of 24,000 spectators.

Twente football club are more often nicknamed “The Tukkers” and “The Reds”. The club plays homes games in Red jersey with Red shorts and away games in Blue & light Blue combination jersey with Blue shorts. Arke are the main sponsors of FC Twente’s kit.

The Tukkers finished their first season in 1965 in 11th place in the Dutch Eredivisie. Friedrich Donenfeld was the first senior coach of the team during the 1965/66 season. In 1967 the club appointed a new manger Kees Rijvers who decided to include new young home grown players with the quality of several new signings. As a result the team finished third in 1969, fourth in 1970, fifth in 1971 and again 3rd in 1972 and 1973.

Not only on the domestic level, but also on the international level Twente football club proved as a strong contender in the European competitions. In 1970/71 season The Reds reaches the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup, where unfortunately they lost to Juventus football club. After two years FC Twente once again qualified to play in the UEFA Cup and this time they reach the semi-finals, where they beat their opponents Juventus to play in the finals with Borussia Monchengladbach Football Club. The first game ended in 0-0 draw, but the Germans finally triumph 5-1 at home and win the UEFA Cup.

FC Twente won their first long awaited title in 1977, winning the Dutch Cup over PEC Zwolle football club. Since then the club is participating in the Top-division on regular basis and are regarded as one of most successful teams in Netherlands.

FC Twente are defending their Eredivisie title for 2010/11 on-going season and standing on the second position with just one point down to the table leaders PSV Endhoven football club. Both the Chairman “Joop Munsterman” and the head coach “Michel Preud’homme” are pretty much satisfied with the current team’s form and are looking forward to lift another Eredivisie title in a row.

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