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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

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/09/2017 02:00 CET
FeyenoordFeyenoord2-1TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente1-2VVVVVV
ZwolleZwolle2-0TwenteTwente
SpartaSparta1-0TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente4-0UtrechtUtrecht
SneekSneek1-3TwenteTwente
GroningenGroningen14:30TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente20:00HeraclesHeracles
Willem IIWillem II14:30TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente20:45RodaRoda
TwenteTwente18:30EindhovenEindhoven
TwenteTwente20:00ExcelsiorExcelsior
PSVPSV16:45TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente18:30HeerenveenHeerenveen
AZAZ20:00TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente18:30AjaxAjax
TwenteTwente20:45Den HaagDen Haag
NACNAC18:30TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente20:45VitesseVitesse
ExcelsiorExcelsior20:45TwenteTwente
RodaRoda18:30TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente19:45PSVPSV
HeerenveenHeerenveen18:30TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente18:30AZAZ
AjaxAjax12:30TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente14:30SpartaSparta
UtrechtUtrecht16:45TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente16:45GroningenGroningen
HeraclesHeracles20:00TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente18:30Willem IIWillem II
VVVVVV12:30TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente14:30FeyenoordFeyenoord
Den HaagDen Haag18:30TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente18:30ZwolleZwolle
VitesseVitesse14:30TwenteTwente
TwenteTwente14:30NACNAC

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:  19
  • 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)