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FC Kings
FC Kings Logo
Full name Kings Football Club
Nicknames The Kings
Founded 1953
Stadium Koningstadion (capacity: 40,000)
President Flag of Brunant Mitchell van der Laan
Manager Flag of Brunant Matthias Bergmann

FC Kings is a professional football club based in Koningstad. They play in the First League and are one of the best teams of the modern period. They share the Koningstadion with St. Marks Koningstad. They are currently coached by former footballer Matthias Bergmann and have tell.me as their shirt sponsors.

HistoryEdit

FC Kings 2014-15 kit

2014-15 home shirt

1985 FC kings shirt

1985 home shirt

FC Kings was founded in 1953 (and is Koningstad's second oldest professional club still playing). They were based in the Inter District and was made up mostly of immigrants. Over the years they gradually lost popularity to Arabian FC and other teams (after terrible seasons in the 1970s and 1980s). In 1978, after rapidly declining finances they were forced to demolish their stadium and share the Koningstadion with rivals St. Marks Koningstad.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the club vastly improved, gaining a number of foreign stars such as Argentinian Augusto Ferrantes and Kemburger Andy Chappel. Kings won the league in 1987 after several lackluster seasons, led by Ferrantes and finished second in 1988. In 1989-90 Kings won the league again, just coming ahead of FC Drenthe and they finished runners-up in 1993.

The 1990s proved a good decade for the club. With new signing Chappel in midfield, they won the league in 1997 and 1999 and finished second in 2001. Younger players helped them to a seventh title in 2004.

The team improved greatly in the 2000s and in 2011-12 it won the league. Kings participated in the Leaders League for wikination football clubs. They finished 1st in their group and made it to the semifinals, losing 5-2 on aggregate to FC Skeend of Libertas.

Kings finished second in the 2012-13 First League though in the 2013-14 season they only made it to ninth position.

Kings redesigned their logo for the 2014-15, inspired by their vintage logos of the 1960s through 1980s.

On the 14th of February 2015, the Kings were bought by Mitchell van der Laan, a Brunanter businessman. He promised to bring the title to the Koningstadion. He also stated he prefers a focus on youth players, stating he wants to make full use of the youth academy. He kept this promise, as after his takeover several youth players have became part of the first team

SquadEdit

Top players include Adam Marin, Adrian Lopez, Gerard Jostens, Philip Rose and Fred Wilson. Lopez scored 22 goals in the 2011-12 season. Goalkeeper Peter Boesman has been an important factor to their 2011-12 season.

No. Nation Position Player
1 Flag of Brunant GK Peter Boesman
13 Flag of Brunant GK Tim van der Linden
33 Prasia GK Sergio Villamara
2 France DF Andre Villemar
3 Libertas flag DF Michiel Verwest
23 Flag of Brunant DF Rafael Mayson
4 Flag of Cameroon DF Etienne Nyonga
32 Flag of Brunant DF Willem Roelofsen
5 Serbia flag DF Nemanja Valtrovic
14 Flag of Denmark svg DF Erik Leifson
34 Bandera de traspes DF Juan Hernandez
8 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg MF Dragan Matić
6 Flag of Brunant MF Yousef Marzouk
15 Flag of Brunant MF Gerard Jostens
19 Flag of Japan MF Toyotomi Morishige
28 Flag of the Netherlands svg MF Urvin Vallei
29 Flag of the Netherlands svg MF Otman Bakkal
35 Serbia flag MF Vladimir Petrov
36 Cettatie flag MF Jerome Velorie
10 Flag of Brunant FW Adrian Lopez
16 Ireland flag FW Philip Rose
9 Flag of Brunant FW Emad Nabil
17 Flag of Brunant FW Joris Marksen
21 Flag of Brunant FW Peter Marksen
11 Flag of Germany svg FW Piotr Trochowski
39 Bandera de traspes FW Enrique Poreto
37 Insel flag FW Lars Kolbeinnson

Notable former playersEdit

See List of FC Kings players for a full list.

ManagersEdit

Logos and kitsEdit

Kings has used white kits since the 1970s and that has been their main color since 1990. Prior to that their home kit was blue-gray. They acquired shirt sponsors for the first time in 1985, with Spanish beer brewer Mahou sponsoring the club from 1985 to 2000. Mobile company tell.me has sponsored the club from 2009-2015. The club relied on local manufacturer Gazela for their kits until 1986, and from 1987 to 2005 they used Le Coq Sportif. Since then Puma have manufactured their shirts until 2015. In 2015 the Kings announced that both tell.me and Puma would end their sponsorship/manufacturing of kits for Kings as of the 2015-16 season. Not long after that announcement Plusbank was announced the new shirtsponsor, and Adidas was announced as the new manufacturer. The Plusbank deal was said to be made possible by Mitchell van der Laan's connections. 

Club honorsEdit

AFC Champions: 1974, 1979, 1987, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2011

AFC runners-up: 1970, 1977, 1989, 1993, 2001

Johan II Cup: 1959, 1961, 1967, 1968, 1977, 1995, 2004

2015-16 First League
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