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FC Twente

FC Twente
One of Twente's highest ever scorers, Blaise Nkufo, with record appearance-maker Sander Boschker ©Getty Images

FC Twente

Formed: 1965
Nickname: Tukkers (slang for people from the Enschede region)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (1975)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 1 (2010)
• Dutch Cup: 3 (2011)

History
• Twente were founded in 1965 as a marriage of convenience. With financial footings dwindling and city intervention pressing, rivals SV Enschedese Boys and 1926 champions SC Enschede negotiated into the night on 13 April, emerging bleary-eyed to announce the birth of a new club: FC Twente '65. They adopted SC Enschede's Eredivisie spot but it was otherwise a fresh start, the Greens and Blacks becoming the Reds.

• Twente were soon competitive. Blessed with the likes of Epi Drost, Jan Jeuring, Theo Pahlplatz and Willy and René van de Kerkhof, Kees Rijvers guided the side to third place in 1968/69. They repeated the feat in 1972 and came within a whisker of the title two years later, losing 3-2 at Feyenoord in a last-day decider. By then Spitz Kohn was at the helm, Rijvers having left for PSV Eindhoven, taking the Van de Kerkhof twins with him.

• For so long also-rans Twente, whose horse emblem is a regional symbol, became thoroughbreds. They reached the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 1973 and went one better two years later, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach ending their hopes of silverware both times. Yet a side including Frans Thijssenand and Arnold Mühren did not have to wait long, and in 1977 Twente defeated PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Cup final.

• RSC Anderlecht were too strong for Twente in the last four of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup the following season and, 12 months later, AFC Ajax held them off in the Dutch Cup final. Yet by 1983 the Enschede outfit were in the second tier – albeit a brief sojourn – as the negative spiral of selling the best players to paper over financial cracks became untenable.

• A 1998 move to Arke Stadion – replacing Diekman Stadion – provided a new dawn and three seasons later Fred Rutten guided them to a second Dutch Cup. Declared bankrupt, the arrival of Joop Munsterman as chairman in 2004 revived them, and five years later Twente finished Eredivisie runners-up under former England manager Steve McClaren. Their first title followed in 2009/10 and with it a debut UEFA Champions League group campaign the next season.

Club records
Most appearances: Sander Boschker (640)*
Most goals: Jan Jeuring (137)
Record victory: 9-0 on two occasions, most recently at SV Urk (Dutch Cup, 24 August 1999)
Record defeat: 8-1 at AFC Ajax on two occasions (Eredivisie, 9 June 1979 and Eredivisie, 1 December 1985)

* Last updated on 1 June 2011

Last updated: 24/08/11 18.23CET

http://www.uefa.com/teamsandplayers/teams/club=52818/profile/index.html#fc+twente

Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/04/2014 14:54 CET
3 August 2013 - Dutch First Division
Twente0-0RKC
Referee: not available – Enschede
08/03/2013 22:28:47
11 August 2013 - Dutch First Division
Feyenoord1-4Twente
Referee: not available – Rotterdam
08/15/2013 16:02:26
18 August 2013 - Dutch First Division
Twente6-0Utrecht
Referee: not available – Enschede
08/22/2013 17:49:06
25 August 2013 - Dutch First Division
Vitesse1-0Twente
Referee: not available – Arnhem
12/03/2013 19:50:59
31 August 2013 - Dutch First Division
Twente1-1Heerenveen
Referee: not available – Enschede
09/04/2013 21:07:35
14 September 2013 - Dutch First Division
Twente2-2PSV
Referee: not available – Enschede
09/16/2013 20:29:08
21 September 2013 - Dutch First Division
Heracles0-3Twente
Referee: not available – Almelo
12/09/2013 16:46:03
26 September 2013 - Dutch KNVB Cup, Second round
Heerenveen3-0Twente
Referee: not available – Heerenveen
09/27/2013 03:39:21
29 September 2013 - Dutch First Division
Twente5-0Groningen
Referee: not available – Enschede
10/07/2013 22:56:30
4 October 2013 - Dutch First Division
Cambuur0-1Twente
Referee: not available – Leeuwarden
10/05/2013 22:54:17
19 October 2013 - Dutch First Division
Twente1-1Ajax
Referee: not available – Enschede
10/20/2013 20:10:43
26 October 2013 - Dutch First Division
Den Haag3-2Twente
Referee: not available – Den Haag
12/12/2013 09:33:41
2 November 2013 - Dutch First Division
Twente2-2NEC
Referee: not available – Enschede
11/04/2013 22:46:30
10 November 2013 - Dutch First Division
Zwolle1-1Twente
Referee: not available – Zwolle
11/13/2013 17:37:53
24 November 2013 - Dutch First Division
Twente5-2NAC
Referee: not available – Enschede
11/25/2013 23:29:08
29 November 2013 - Dutch First Division
Roda1-2Twente
Referee: not available – Kerkrade
12/02/2013 22:10:16
7 December 2013 - Dutch First Division
AZ1-2Twente
Referee: not available – Alkmaar
12/09/2013 18:50:09
14 December 2013 - Dutch First Division
Twente3-1Go Ahead Eagles
Referee: not available – Enschede
12/17/2013 16:39:00
20 December 2013 - Dutch First Division
RKC1-1Twente
Referee: not available – Waalwijk
12/22/2013 13:34:46
17 January 2014 - Dutch First Division
Twente3-1Heracles
Referee: not available – Enschede
01/18/2014 12:41:11
2 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
Twente3-1Cambuur
Referee: not available – Enschede
02/02/2014 21:05:02
5 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
Heerenveen0-2Twente
Referee: not available – Heerenveen
02/06/2014 13:38:42
8 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
PSV3-2Twente
Referee: not available – Eindhoven
02/11/2014 19:48:07
12 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
Groningen1-1Twente
Referee: not available – Groningen
02/14/2014 20:58:34
15 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
Twente2-0Vitesse
Referee: not available – Enschede
02/19/2014 15:15:56
23 February 2014 - Dutch First Division
Twente2-2Feyenoord
Referee: not available – Enschede
02/26/2014 13:47:43
2 March 2014 - Dutch First Division
Utrecht1-1Twente
Referee: not available – Utrecht
03/05/2014 13:57:20
9 March 2014 - Dutch First Division
Go Ahead Eagles1-0Twente
Referee: not available – Deventer
03/11/2014 15:51:56
16 March 2014 - Dutch First Division
Twente2-1AZ
Referee: not available – Enschede
03/18/2014 20:09:39
30 March 2014 - Dutch First Division
Ajax3-0Twente
Referee: not available – Amsterdam
04/02/2014 18:44:57
2 April 2014 - Dutch First Division
Twente1-1Den Haag
Referee: not available – Enschede
04/04/2014 17:37:59
5 April 2014 - Dutch First Division
NAC0-2Twente
Referee: not available – Breda
04/10/2014 22:38:14
12 April 2014 - Dutch First Division
Twente3-0Roda
Referee: not available – Enschede
04/16/2014 13:53:58
27 April 2014 - Dutch First Division
NECTwente
Referee: TBD – Nijmegen
07/06/2013 02:26:57
TwenteZwolle
Referee: TBD – Enschede
07/06/2013 02:26:57

Trophy cabinet

  • UEFA Intertoto Cup

    Titles
    1

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    07/11/1973, Twente 7-0 Panahaiki, Enschede
  • Biggest defeat:
    07/04/2011, Villarreal 5-1 Twente, Villarreal
    21/05/1975, Twente 1-5 Mönchengladbach, Enschede
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  4
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  18
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  2
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 66
    Wout Brama (  NED)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 15
    Jan Jeuring (  NED)
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