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"The intellectualisation
of football has
always foundered
on a simple problem-
-the players. Doing
all your most
rewarding thinking
with your feet seems
to dull the philo-
sophical impulse.
Unless, of course,
you are Dutch.
According to legend,
Europeans played
a moronic, muscular
version of the world's
game, until Holland
proclaimed its vision
of total football in the
1974 World Cup,
and enlightenment

Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football
FC Twente Enschede


Robben: "Hard to grasp"
Van Bommel after defeat: "I'm a little speechless"
Van Marwijk: "In no mood to get negative"
Flat Dutch don't know what to do with 20+ chances
Netherlands-Denmark: lineup
Joris Mathijsen recovering well
Cruyff: "Kuyt at right back"
Mathijsen still uncertain - could miss entire tournament
Holland and Denkmark: head-to-head
Van Persie seems worth the confidence
Van Marwijk again opts for Van Persie instead of Huntelaar
Huntelaar: "Upset is not the right the word"
Ron Vlaar: "I know what I am capable of"
Van Marwijk: "We remained disciplined"
Ibi and Rafa show manager he has options
Ibrahim Afellay Oranje's Zidane?
Van Marwijk looking for certainties
Cruijff: "Not enough depth in your game is asking for trouble"
Bouma: "I've gone through the desert"
Van Persie: "Defeat at this point not a problem"
Euro 2012 finals squad
Mathijsen strains muscle
Bulgarians surprise Oranje
Ola Toivonen's goal sees Sweden beat Holland and qualify
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sinks Moldova
Oranje maintain perfection, beat Finland
Netherlands thrash San Marino in Euro 2012 qualifier
Kuyt kills off brave Hungary for Netherlands
Oranje trash Hungary
Sweden no match for Oranje
Van Marwijk: "We left them without chance"
Dirk Kuyt out for months
"We are prepared for all scenarios"
Minimal but easy win for Holland in Moldavia
Van Marwijk: "We played very well"
Holland want result after tumultuous week
Van der Vaart to replace De Jong
"This case only has losers"
Van Marwijk drops Nigel de Jong
Holland & Moldavia: head-to-head
Holland & Sweden: head-to-head
Wisgerhof replaces Maduro
Bouma back on the radar
Netherlands - Finland 2-1
Van Marwijk: "We were late all over the pitch"
Van Bommel: "There wasn't anymore in it"
Heitinga: "That can not happen"
Van der Vaart unhappy with role on the side
Kuyt and Boulahrouz out with injury
"It all revolves around Jari Litmanen"
Sneijder: "Don't tinker with it"
Alonso: "No hard feelings"
Van Marwijk: "Second half was better"
San Marino-Netherlands 0-5
Oranje: a new mission

Full name


FC Twente



1910 (Sportclub Enschede)
20 April 1906 (Enschedese Boys)
1965 merger to form FC Twente '65



Arke Stadion (fka. Diekman)






Eredivisie: 2nd place (1974)

2 x Dutch Cup winners (1977, 2001)

Losing finalist Johan Cruijff Schaal (2001)

UEFA Cup, losing finalist (1975)

1 x winners UEFA Intertoto Cup (2006)



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7500 AN Enschede
Tel.: 0031 (0)53-85 25 525
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Current squad

coach   Steve McClaren
1 gk Sander Boschker
2 df Rob Wielaert (Captain)
3 df Edson Braafheid
5 df Slobodan Rajkovic
6 mf Wout Brama
7 fw Romano Denneboom
8 mf Ron Stam
9 fw Blaise Kufo
10 mf Kenneth Perez
11 fw Stein Huysegems
12 df Jeroen Heubach
13 gk Nikolaj Michajlov
15 fw Eljero Elia
16 gk Cees Paauwe
17 mf Youssouf Hersi
18 mf Cheik TiotÚ
19 df Franco Douglas
21 fw Marko Arnautovic
22 df Niels Wellenberg
23 fw Patrick Gerritsen
24 mf Theo Janssen
25 fw Andrej Rendla
26 mf Bjarni Vi­arsson
27 mf Ibrahim Maaroufi
31 mf Tjaronn Chery