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adopted 5 Jul 1990.
Description: Diagonally divided of red and white, with in white St.
This flag was adopted 27 Apr 1948 by resolution of Mayor and Aldermen. The oldest picture of this banner is by Joost van Atteveldt, in the year 1648. However already in 1537 Emperor Charles V, jealous of the saint, who reminded him of the Bishop of Utrecht, ordered that Mr. Willem van Noert should remove the image of St. Martin from the Utrecht CoA, or overpaint it with white paint. The image of van Atteveldt was already 200 years or more old, so this is probably one of the oldest documented flags of the Netherlands. Mayor and Aldermen, however, ordinarily use a flag with an empty white field. The real citybanner, in use since the citizens of Utrecht presented it on 5 May 1956, does have the image of St. Martin.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
The football club "FC Utrecht" was founded in 1970 by the merger of "DOS" (winner of the national championship in 1958), "Velox" and "UVV Elinkwijk". "FC Utrecht" won the national cup in 1985, 2003, 2004.
One of the most ardent supporter of FC Utrecht is Simone Koot (b. 1980), winner of the gold medal in the Beijing Olympics with her team mates from the waterpolo Dutch national team [hartelijk gefeliciteerd]. She displayed the flag of FC Utrecht on her balcony in the Olympic village in Beijing, as shown on a photograph published by "RTV Utrecht", 15 August 2008.
The flag of FC Utrecht is horizontally divided red-white-blue (therefore
the Dutch national flag) with the club shield in the middle. The shield
is diagonally divided by a blue ascending diagonal stripe bearing "UTRECHT"
in white. The upper part of the shield is white with a red "F" while the
lower part of the shield is red with a white "C".
Ivan Sache, 23 Aug 2008