FC Groningen is a Dutch football club based in the city of Groningen. They currently feature in the Dutch Eredivisie.
FC Groningen were founded on June 16, 1971 by the Groningen Football and Athletics Association (GVAV, which was itself founded on January 26,1921).
FC Groningen were relegated to the Dutch second division in the second season but have spent most of their history in the Dutch top flight. So much so that they even qualified for the UEFA Cup in the 1982-1983 season, thanks largely to Ronald and Erwin Koeman and defensive midfielder Jan van Djik. They also finished third in the Dutch Eredivisie at the end of the 1990-1991 season and it remains their best ever finishes in their history in the Dutch top flight till date.
FC Groningen play their home matches at the Euroborg stadium that can entertain a crowd of 22,329. They used to play at the Oosterpark Stadion until December 2005 when they moved to the Euroborg. The club bears the nicknames Pride of the North and the Green-White Army.