Koninklijke Sint-Truidense Voetbalvereniging known as Sint-Truiden or STVV or by their nickname De Kanaries (Dutch pronunciation:, is a Belgian professional football club located in the city of Sint-Truiden in Limburg. Sint-Truiden plays in the Belgian Pro League, their best ranking was a second place in 1965–66. They reached the final of the Belgian Cup twice; the club was founded in 1924. They are matricule number 373; the club colours are yellow and blue, hence their nickname De Kanaries, meaning'The Canaries'. They play their home games at the Stayen since 1927; the club was created in 1924 following the merger between FC Union and FC Goldstar, two clubs from Sint-Truiden. The colors of the club were chosen to be yellow and blue, to match the colors of the city, it was named Sint-Truidense Voetbal Vereeniging; the first game of the team, against Cercle Tongeren, was played in front of only 9 attendees. In the late 1930s, Léopold Appeltans was the leading player of Sint-Truidense. On 21 November 1948 he became the first capped player for Belgium while playing at this club.
In the late 1940s it qualified for the second division. It changed its name to Sint-Truidense Voetbalvereniging in 1947. Five years it finished second in the second division and thus promoted to the first division. Successful manager Raymond Goethals arrived at Sint-Truiden in 1959. Under his management, the team finished second of the top division in 1966; the former Sint-Truidense goalkeeper Jacky Mathijssen became the manager of the club in 2001 and remained at the helm for three seasons after which he left for Charleroi. He was replaced by Marc Wilmots, fired shortly after; the team finished the season under the coaching of the trio Guy Mangelschots, Eddy Raymaekers and Peter Voets. At the end of the 2004–05 season the board of directors hired Oostende manager Herman Vermeulen but he was dismissed on 9 February 2006 as the club pointed at the seventeenth position in the ranking. In 2008 the women's team of FCL Rapide Wezemaal joined STVV. Belgian First Division: Runners-up: 1965–66 Belgian Second Division: Winners: 1986–87, 1993–94, 2008–09, 2014–15 Belgian Cup: Runners-up: 1970–71, 2002–03 Belgian League Cup: Winners: 1997–98 As of 5 March 2006: As of 4 February 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Manager: Marc Brys Assistant manager: Issame Charai Physical coach: Bart Van Lancker Team manager: Peter Delorge Goalkeeping coach: Bram Verbist Team representative: Romain Proesmans Kit men: Benny Liebens & Valere Stevens Club Doctors: Steven Bex & Koen Pansaers Physiotherapists: Tim Vollon & Arnold Wilmots Masseur: Roger Reniers Official website UEFA page
Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht known as Anderlecht or RSCA, is a Belgian professional football club based in Anderlecht, Brussels Capital-Region. Anderlecht plays in the Belgian First Division A and is the most successful Belgian football team in European competitions, with five trophies, as well as in the Belgian domestic league, with 34 championship wins, they have won nine Belgian Cups and hold the record for most consecutive Belgian championship titles, winning five between the 1963–64 and 1967–68 seasons. Founded in 1908, the club first reached the highest level in Belgian football in 1921–22 and have been playing in the first division continuously since 1935–36 and in Europe since 1964-65, they won their first major trophy after World War II with a championship win in 1946–47. Since they have never finished outside the top six of the Belgian first division, they are ranked 12th amongst all-time UEFA club competition winners, tenth in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics continental Clubs of the 20th Century European ranking and were 41st in the 2012 UEFA team rankings.
In 1986, they achieved their best UEFA ranking with a joint first place with Juventus. Anderlecht have been playing their matches in the Astrid Park in the municipality of Anderlecht since 1917, their current stadium, Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, was first opened in 1983, replaced the former Emile Versé Stadium. They play in white outfits, they have long-standing rivalries with Standard Liège. Founded as Sporting Club Anderlechtois on 27 May 1908 by a dozen football lovers at the Concordia café, the club beat Institut Saint-Georges in their first match, 11–8, they joined the official competition in 1909–10, starting at the lowest level in the Belgian football league system the third provincial division. In 1912–13, they gained promotion to the second-higher level of football named the Promotion. After only one season at that level, the championships were suspended due to World War I, resumed in 1919–20. With the popularity of the team increasing, Anderlecht had moved to a new stadium in the Astrid Park in 1917.
They baptized the stadium Stade Emile Versé in honor of the club's first major patron, the industrialist Emile Versé. At the end of the 1920–21 season, Anderlecht were promoted to the first division for the first time in their history. In the next 14 seasons, Anderlecht were relegated four times and promoted four times, earning themselves the mockery of local rival clubs Union Saint-Gilloise and Daring Club de Bruxelles, who nicknamed them the "lift club". In 1933, 25 years after their formation, the club changed their name to Royal Sporting Club Anderlechtois. Since their promotion in 1935, Anderlecht has remained at the top level of football. With Jef Mermans, a striker signed from K Tubantia FC in 1942 for a record fee of 125,000 Belgian francs, Anderlecht won their first league title in 1947, their success increased in the following years as they won six more titles between 1949–50 and 1955–56 and two more in 1958–59 and 1961–62. In the 1960s, under the coaching of Pierre Sinibaldi and of Andreas Beres, the club won five titles in a row, still a Belgian league record.
The star of this team was Paul Van Himst, topscorer in 1965, 1967 and 1969 and Belgian Golden Shoe winner in 1960, 1961, 1965 and 1974. Anderlecht played in the first European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1955–56, lost both legs of their tie against Vörös Lobogo, they had to wait until the 1962–63 season to win their first European tie, with a 1–0 victory over Real Madrid, which followed a 3–3 draw in Spain. For the first time, they advanced to the second round, where they beat CSKA Sofia before losing to Dundee in the quarter-finals. In the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Anderlecht lost in the final against Arsenal. Between 1975 and 1984, Anderlecht only won one championship but they achieved considerable European success: they won the 1975–76 and 1977–78 European Cup Winners' Cups against West Ham United and Austria Wien as well as the two subsequent European Super Cups; the 1982–83 season was a noteworthy season for the club for numerous reasons: former Anderlecht favourite Paul Van Himst was named the new coach, they won the 1982–83 UEFA Cup and the rebuilding of the club stadium began.
But in the domestic league, Anderlecht had to settle for second place behind Standard. Their bid to retain the UEFA Cup in 1983–84 failed at the final hurdle against English side Tottenham Hotspur. Anderlecht reached the final controversially by beating another English side, Nottingham Forest, with a debatable extra time penalty to win 3–2 on aggregate, it was found Anderlecht had bribed the referee the equivalent of £27,000 to ensure passage to the final. After three second-place finishes in a row, the Purple and Whites secured an easy 18th title in 1984–85, 11 points ahead of Club Brugge. In 1985–86, Anderlecht won the championship again, but this time after a two-legged play-off against Club Brugge. Anderlecht won their 20th championship on the last matchday of the 1986–87 season, they lost key players Franky Vercauteren, Enzo Scifo and Juan Lozano. A weakened team coached by Raymond Goethals finished only fourth in 1988 behind Club Brugge, KV Mechelen and Royal Antwerp, but they nonetheless managed to lift the Belgian Cup for the sixth time in cl
Koninklijke Lierse Sportkring simply known as Lierse, was a Belgian professional football club from the city of Lier in the Antwerp province. Lierse have won two Belgian Cups. Lierse was one of the six Belgian clubs to have played in the UEFA Champions League group stage, the other being Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Standard Liège and KAA Gent; the club was founded in 1906 and they first promoted to the first division in 1927–28. Lierse was successful in the first division until the end of World War II, winning two titles and finishing only four times outside the top five. At the end of the 1947–48 season, they were relegated to the second division. Lierse enjoyed two more spells at each time with a championship win. Lierse spent five more years in first division between 2010–11 and 2014–15, but since played in the second division. Lierse played their home matches at the Herman Vanderpoortenstadion in Lier, known as Het Lisp, because the stadium is located in a neighbourhood named Lisp, they had black colours.
The club was bought by Egyptian businessman Maged Samy, who owns KV Turnhout and Wadi Degla in Egypt. The most capped player at the club is Bernard Voorhoof with 61 caps for Belgium, all when he was at Lierse. With 30 goals, he was the topscorer of the Belgium national football team together with Paul Van Himst, until Romelu Lukaku surpassed this record. On May 9th, 2018 the team announced. After the bankruptcy of the team negotiations started with Oosterzonen. Two teams with the name Lierse were formed: K. Lyra-Lierse and K. Lierse Kempenzonen. K. Lierse Kempenzonen will play with the old Lierse S. K. logo at the Herman Vanderpoortenstadion. In 1904, Gustaaf Van Den Roye learned about the game of football in Antwerp and got fascinated about it, he bought an authentic ball to play the game in his hometown of Lier. The first games were played on a terrain owned by the local graf Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde. Local farmers were not pleased and the police had to intervene, who prohibited any further games.
The graf was informed of what happened and he asked Van Den Roye to come and see him. When Van Den Roye told the Graf about his intent to start an actual football club and pointed out the difficulties he was faced with, The Graf promised him a terrain which could serve as a football ground. On March 6, 1906, during a meeting in a local pub called De Roskam a football club was founded, named Liersche Sportkring. Lierse was born and a first board was established: Gerard Quaeyhaegens as chairman, Gust van den Roye as secretary and Georges Peeters as Treasurer. Graf Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde agreed to become honorary chairman. Two years after its foundation, in September 1908, Lierse became a member of the Royal Belgian Football Association, where it started playing in the lowest tier of Belgian Football. In 1913 the club made its first impact in Belgian football, when it became the first club out a regional league to reach the quarter-finals of the Belgian Cup; the club climbed through the ranks of Belgian football.
In 1922, after winning a national play-off round Lierse gained promotion to the national levels of Belgian Football, which they would never leave until present. Five years after reaching the national levels, in 1927, Lierse became champions in division 1 the second tier of Belgian football, with a 2 points advantage over RSC Anderlecht. In doing so, Lierse succeeded promotion to the highest level for the first time in its history; this first spell in the top tier proved to be successful as Lierse became champions for the first time in 1932. In the 12 seasons that followed they finished only 1 time outside the top 5, becoming runner up in 1935 and 1939, winning the championship again in 1941 and 1942. One of the major factors of the success of the club in this period was Bernard Voorhoof, who scored 350 goals in 529 matches for the club, he was voted "Lierse player of the century" when the club celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006. Until now Voorhoof is still the topscorer of the Belgium national football team with 30 goals in 61 matches and he is one of the four players worldwide to have competed in all 3 FIFA World Cups before World War II.
The second World War had its impact on the club though. 2 players of the club, national goalkeeper Frans Christiaens and Frans Vervoort died during allied bombardments on a factory in German-occupied Mortsel. Jules Van Craen, topscorer of the Belgian League in the 1943 season died during the war. In the season 1944–45 Lierse, together with three other clubs from the Antwerp area, did not compete in the league, due to the German bombardments on the Port of Antwerp; these facts, combined with some of the older players retiring caused the club to decline until they finished bottom of the league in 1948. After 21 years at the highest level, Lierse were relegated for the first time in its history. Five years in 1953 Lierse secured promotion to the highest level again. In 1960, K. Lierse S. K won their third championship title, distinguished themselves at European level. In 1969, Lierse won the Belgian Cup for the first time. 21 September 1971 is. Two weeks earlier, Lierse had lost 0–2 at home to the far superior Leeds United in the first round of the UEFA Cup.
Nobody expected that Lierse would win in Leeds, but 90 minutes the scoreboard read that Lierse had improbably won 0–4, Leeds, the Cup holders were knocked out. In 1986 Lierse were again relegated, but were promoted back to the top division in 1988. Keepin
Club Brugge KV
Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging referred to as just Club Brugge, is a football club based in Bruges in Belgium. It was founded in 1891 and its home ground is the Jan Breydel Stadium, which has a capacity of 29,062. One of the most decorated clubs in Belgian football, it has been Belgian league champion on 15 occasions, second only to major rivals Anderlecht, it shares the Jan Breydel Stadium with city rival Cercle Brugge, with whom they contest the Bruges derby. Throughout its long history, Club Brugge has enjoyed much European football success, reaching two European finals and two European semi-finals. Club Brugge is the only Belgian club to have played the final of the European Cup so far, losing to Liverpool in the final of the 1978 season, they lost in the 1976 UEFA Cup Final to the same opponents. Club Brugge holds the European record number of consecutive participations in the UEFA Europa League, the record number of Belgian cups and the record number of Belgian Supercups. 1890: Brugsche Football ClubClub created by old students of the Catholic school Broeders Xaverianen and the neutral school Koninklijk Atheneum.
13 November 1891: Club recreatedThe club was recreated. This has since been adopted as the official date of foundation. 1892: First boardAn official board was installed in the club. 1894: Football Club Brugeois Club created by 16 old members of Brugsche FC. 1895: Vlaamsche Football Club de Bruges Club created in the city. 1895–96: the UBSSA set up in 1895. and they went to the UBSSA and took part of the first Belgian national league. 1896: Leaving the UBSSAFinancially it was difficult for FC Brugeois and so after only one year they had to leave the UBSSA. 1897: Fusion FC Brugeois joined Brugsche FC but they continued under the name Football Club Brugeois. 1902: New fusion Vlaamsche FC joined FC Brugeois. 1912: De KlokkeThey moved to a new stadium named "De Klokke". 1913–14: First cup finalFC Brugeois reached their first Belgian Cup final but they lost 2–1 from Union SG. 1920: First time league championsThe club became for the first time champions of the first division. 1926: Royal Football Club Brugeois The club get number 3 as their matricule number and in the same year they get the royal title.
1928: First relegationA first low when the club was relegated to the second division. 1930: New statutePresident Albert Dyserynck changed the club's statute into a non-profit association. 1931: Albert DyserynckstadionWhen president Albert Dyserynck died they honoured him by changing the stadium's name into Albert Dyserynckstadion. 1959: Permanent to the first divisionRFC Brugeois promoted to the first division and never relegated again in the future. 1968: First time cup winnersThey won the Belgian Cup for the first time against Beerschot AC. 1972: Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging The club changed their name into the Flemisch name Club Brugge KV 1975: OlympiastadionThey moved from Albert Dyserynckstadion to Olympiastadion. 1976: Highest position in UEFA CupUnder Austrian coach Ernst Happel, Club Brugge reached the finals of the UEFA Cup and lost against Liverpool. 1978: Only Belgian European Cup 1 finalistsStill under Ernst Happel, the club faced Liverpool again of a European final.
This time it was in the European Champions Clubs' Cup final. And again they lost. Club Brugge is the only Belgian club that has reached the finals of the European biggest competition. 1992: First goal scorer in the Champions LeagueDaniel Amokachi is the first goal scorer in the Champions League. He scored against CSKA Moscow. 1998: Jan BreydelstadionOlympiastadion had to be expanded for the EURO 2000 organisation. They changed the name into Jan Breydelstadion. 2006: CLUBtvClub Brugge was the first Belgian club to create its own TV channel. The club don a blue home kit as has been traditional through their history. Away from home they wear a red strip; the clubs kit supplier is Macron. Club Brugge is the most supported club in Belgium, it has fans all over the country. Attendances are high; the Jan Breydel Stadium is sold out at every home game. Some of these fans are part of 62 supporter clubs in Belgium; the "Supportersfederatie Club Brugge KV", founded in 1967, is recognized as the official supporters club of Club Brugge.
In tribute the fans dubbed the twelfth man in football, Club Brugge no longer assigns the number 12 to players. Club Brugge has a TV show, CLUBtv, on the Telenet network since 21 July 2006; this twice weekly show features exclusive interviews with players and managers. The official mascot of Club Bruges is symbol of the city of Bruges; the history of the bear is related to a legend of the first Count of Flanders, Baldwin I of Flanders, who had fought and defeated a bear in his youth. Since the end of 2000, a second mascot, always a bear, travels along the edge of the field during home games for fans to call and encourage both their favorites; these two bears are called Bene. In 2010, a third bear named Bibi, made its appearance, he is described as the child of the first two mascots, is oriented towards the young supporters. Like many historic clubs, Club Brugge contests rivalries with other Belgian clubs, whether at local or regional level. At regional level, Club Brugge has maintained rivalry with a team in the neighboring province.
The successes achieved by Club Bruges in the early 1970s, combined with poor season performances by Gent in the same period, attracted many fans. Since the late 1990s, Gent again played a somewhat more leading role in Belgium, matches against Club Brug
Royal Standard de Liège referred to as Standard Liège, is a Belgian football club from the city of Liège. They are one of the most successful clubs in Belgium, having won the Belgian league on ten occasions, most in 2007–08 and 2008–09, they have been in the top flight without interruption since 1921, longer than any other Belgian side. They have won eight Belgian Cups, in 1981–82 they reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup, which they lost 2–1 against Barcelona. Standard players are nicknamed the "Rouches" because of their red jerseys; the French word for red, when pronounced with a Liège accent, sounds like "rouche." On the first day of school in September 1898, the pupils of Collège Saint-Servais in Liège started a football club, which they called Standard of Liège in reference to Standard Athletic Club of Paris. Standard, whose official name is Royal Standard Club of Liège, was based in Cointe and Grivegnée before settling permanently in 1909 in Sclessin, an industrial neighbourhood in Liège.
Standard joined the Belgian First League in 1909 before returning to the lower leagues a few years later. The club gained promotion back to the top division in 1921 and has never been relegated since. Shortly after World War II, Roger Petit, a former player and team captain, became general secretary of the club. Petit worked alongside President Henrard Paul to establish Standard among the elite of Belgian football. In 1954, Standard won their first club trophy, the Belgian Cup, soon followed by a first national title in 1957–58. At European level, in the 1960s, the club reached the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1961–62, falling to beaten finalists Real Madrid 0–6 on aggregate, the same stage of the Cup Winners' Cup in the year 1966–67, losing to eventual champions Bayern Munich; the 1960s and early 1970s brought much success to the club, as Standard won six Belgian First Division titles, two Belgian Cups and a League Cup. Driven by the Austrian Ernst Happel, Standard won the Belgian Cup again in 1981.
The following year, Raymond Goethals took control of the team. Playing by the "Raymond Science" philosophy of football, the club was twice the champions of Belgium, twice winners of the Belgian Supercup and reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1982. Standard played against Barcelona in the final at the Camp Nou on 12 May 1982, losing the match 1–2 to the Spaniards. In 1984, these exploits were tainted by the revelation of the Standard-Waterschei Affair. Just days before the match against Barcelona, to secure the championship of Belgium and guard against injuries last minute, Standard had approached Roland Janssen, the captain of Thor Waterschei, to ensure that Thor players' threw the final game of the season; this scandal involved several players, including Eric Gerets, coach Raymond Goethals, who fled to Portugal to escape suspension. In compensation the Standard players gave their game bonuses to the Waterschei players. Following the scandal, Standard was deprived of many of its playing staff due to long-term suspensions and it took the club several years to recover from the incident.
On 6 June 1993, Standard won the Belgian Cup for the fifth time in its history, defeating Robert Waseige's Charleroi at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels. This led to another appearance in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, ending in a record 10–0 aggregate defeat to Arsenal— having lost 3–0 at Highbury in London, Standard were humiliated 0–7 in the second leg at home. Following the scandal of 1982, it took 25 years before Standard won the Belgium Championship again, lifting the title on 20 April 2008; the club won the Belgian league again the following year, securing the club's tenth league title on 24 May 2009 after a home-and-away game against rivals Anderlecht. Standard won the national cup once more in 2011, defeating Westerlo 2–0 in the final at the King Baudouin Stadium on 21 May 2011; the club was bought by businessman Roland Duchatelet on 23 June 2011, who took over English club Charlton in December 2013, creating an affiliation between the two clubs. On 20 October 2014, Guy Luzon resigned as manager of Standard with the club sitting in 12th position in the Pro League standings and having taken only two points from three UEFA Europa League matches.
Luzon became head coach of Charlton. Assistant and former midfielder Ivan Vukomanović took over as caretaker-manager. 1898: Standard Football Club 1899: Standard FC Liégeois 1910: Standard Club Liégeois 1923: Royal Standard Club Liège 1952: Royal Standard Club Liégeois 1972: Royal Standard de Liège On nine occasions, Standard players have won the Belgian Golden Shoe as the best player in the domestic league. Jean Nicolay won the award in 1963, Wilfried Van Moer in 1969 and 1970, Christian Piot in 1972, Eric Gerets in 1982, Sérgio Conceição in 2005, Steven Defour in 2007, Axel Witsel in 2008 and Milan Jovanović in 2009. Belgian LeagueChampions: 1957–58, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1981–82, 1982–83, 2007–08, 2008–09 Runners-up: 1925–26, 1927–28, 1935–36, 1961–62, 1964–65, 1972–73, 1979–80, 1992–93, 1994–95, 2005–06, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2017–18Belgian CupChampions: 1953–54, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1980–81, 1992–93, 2010–11, 2015–16, 2017–18 Runners-up: 1964–65, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1983–84, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2006–07Belgian League CupChampions: 1975Belgian SupercupChampions 1981, 1983, 2008, 2009 Runners-up 1982, 1993, 2011, 2016, 2018 UEFA Cup Winners' CupRunners-up: 1981–82UEFA Intertoto CupRunners-up: 1996 Amsterdam Tournament:Runners-up: 1981 As of 3 Augus
1997–98 UEFA Cup
The 1997–98 UEFA Cup was won by Internazionale in an all-Italian final against Lazio. It was their third title in eight years in the competition, it was the first instance of the UEFA Cup final being a one-game contest at a neutral stadium, having being decided over two legs with each team having one home game. According to 1996 UEFA ranking, Spain took a slot to Germany, the Netherlands took a place from Russia, while Ukraine, Czech Republic, Hungary took a slot from Israel, Serbia-Montenegro and Poland; the access list was decreased to 102 clubs, because only the 16 best national champions excluded from the Champions League group stage entered in the UEFA Cup. Dinamo Minsk 2–2 Kolheti Poti on aggregate. Dinamo Minsk won on away goals. Flora Tallinn won 3–1 on aggregate. Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk won 8–1 on aggregate. Boby Brno won 4–7 on aggregate. Apollon Limassol won 1–4 on aggregate. Celtic won 8-0 on aggregate. Neuchâtel Xamax won 10–1 on aggregate. Hajduk Split won 1–6 on aggregate. Grasshoppers won 10–1 on aggregate.
Vojvodina 2–2 Viking on aggregate. Viking won 5–4 on penalties. KR Reykjavík won 4–1 on aggregate. Ferencváros won 0–6 on aggregate. FK Jablonec 97 won 8–0 on aggregate. Spartak Trnava won 1–4 on aggregate. Odra Wodzisław won 4–2 on aggregate. Vorskla Poltava won 2–5 on aggregate. Brann 4–4 Naftex Burgas on aggregate. Brann won on away goals. Dundee United won 17-0 on aggregate. Gorica 4–4 Oţelul Galaţi on aggregate. Gorica won on away goals. Újpest won 9–2 on aggregate. Hajduk Split won 5–2 on aggregate. Anderlecht won 4–0 on aggregate. Neuchâtel Xamax won 4–2 on aggregate. Rotor Volgograd won 6–3 on aggregate. Trabzonspor won 2–1 on aggregate. Rapid Wien won 6–3 on aggregate. Celtic won 7–5 on aggregate. Helsingborg 1–1 Ferencváros on aggregate. Ferencváros won 4–3 on penalties. Hapoel Petah Tikva won 0–1 on aggregate. Grasshoppers won 3–2 on aggregate. Club Brugge won 8–3 on aggregate. PAOK won 6–3 on aggregate. OFI Crete won 1–3 on aggregate. FK Jablonec 97 1–1 Örebro on aggregate. Örebro won on away goals. Excelsior Mouscron won 0–3 on aggregate.
Lillestrøm won 0–3 on aggregate. AGF Aarhus won 2–3 on aggregate. Alania Vladikavkaz won 6–2 on aggregate. Auxerre won 1–2 on aggregate. Anderlecht won 6–7 on aggregate. PAOK won 2–1 on aggregate. Udinese won 3–1 on aggregate. Ajax won 2–10 on aggregate. Lyon won 7–3 on aggregate. Dinamo Tbilisi won 2–1 on aggregate. Real Valladolid won 2–1 on aggregate. Lazio won 6–1 on aggregate. Strasbourg won 4–2 on aggregate. MTK Hungária won 4–1 on aggregate. Schalke won 5–2 on aggregate. Bastia won 1–0 on aggregate. Spartak Moscow won 1–6 on aggregate; the original 2nd leg game finished 2–2 on 30 September, but had to be replayed because the goal posts were 8 cm short of the prescribed height. OFI Crete won 4–2 on aggregate. Athletic Bilbao won 4–1 on aggregate. Aston Villa won 0–1 on aggregate. Steaua București won 2–1 on aggregate. Rotor Volgograd won 6–1 on aggregate. 1860 Munich won 1–7 on aggregate. Bochum won 6–5 on aggregate. Croatia Zagreb won 9–4 on aggregate. Braga won 2–3 on aggregate. Rapid Wien won 2–1 on aggregate.
Internazionale won 4–0 on aggregate. Celtic 2–2 Liverpool on aggregate. Liverpool won on away goals. Metz won 1–6 on aggregate. Twente 2–2 Lillestrøm on aggregate. Twente won on away goals. Club Brugge won 2–4 on aggregate. Atlético Madrid won 4–1 on aggregate. AGF Aarhus won 3–2 on aggregate. Karlsruhe won 3–2 on aggregate. Strasbourg won 3–2 on aggregate. Internazionale won 4–3 on aggregate. Braga won 5–0 on aggregate. Schalke 04 won 3–1 on aggregate. Udinese 2–2 Ajax on aggregate. Ajax won on away goals. Bochum won 4–2 on aggregate. Karlsruhe won 3–1 on aggregate. Spartak Moscow won 4–1 on aggregate. Croatia Zagreb won 1–2 on aggregate. Atlético Madrid won 9–6 on aggregate. Steaua București 3–3 Bastia on aggregate. Steaua București won on away goals. Aston Villa won 1–2 on aggregate. Rapid Wien won 4–2 on aggregate. Lazio won 3–0 on aggregate. AGF Aarhus 1–1 Twente on aggregate. Twente won on away goals. Auxerre won 5–4 on aggregate; the draw for the third round was held on 7 November 1997. Internazionale won 3–2 on aggregate.
Schalke 04 won 0–2 on aggregate. Ajax won 6–4 on aggregate. Spartak Moscow won 1–0 on aggregate. Atlético Madrid won 1–2 on aggregate. Aston Villa won 2–3 on aggregate. Lazio won 3–0 on aggregate. Auxerre won 0–3 on aggregate. Internazionale won 2–1 on aggregate. Spartak Moscow won 1–4 on aggregate. Atlético Madrid 2–2 Aston Villa on aggregate. Atlético Madrid won on away goals. Lazio won 3–2 on aggregate. Internazionale won 4–2 on aggregate. Lazio won 1–0 on aggregate. 1997–98 UEFA Champions League 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1997–98 All matches UEFA Cup – season at UEFA website Official Site Results at RSSSF.com All scorers 1997–98 UEFA Cup according to according to protocols UEFA + all scorers preliminary round 1997/98 UEFA Cup - results and line-ups
R. Charleroi S.C.
Royal Charleroi Sporting Club is a Belgian football club based in the city of Charleroi, in the province of Hainaut. Charleroi plays in the Belgian Pro League and their current spell at the highest level in Belgian football has started in the 2012–13 season. Charleroi was founded in 1904 and they first reached the first division in 1947–48, their highest finish was runner-up in the 1968–69 season. They have twice reached the Belgian Cup final, losing in 1977–78 to Beveren and in 1992–93 to Standard Liège. Sporting Charleroi have a long-standing rivalry with city other club ROC de Charleroi-Marchienne playing in the third division. Charleroi play their home matches at the Stade du Pays de Charleroi, refurbished for the UEFA Euro 2000; the stadium hosted 3 group stage games in the Euro 2000 among which the 1–0 victory of England against Germany. Charleroi have been recruiting several French players in recent years, including Michaël Ciani, Cyril Théréau and goalkeeper Bertrand Laquait. Charleroi Sporting Club was founded in 1904 and they received the matricule n°22.
Twenty years after their foundation, they qualified to play in the Promotion and in 1929, the club changed its name to Royal Charleroi Sporting Club. Rivals from Olympic Charleroi were playing in the first division in the late 1930s and the 1940s, while Sporting Charleroi was playing one level down, until they promoted in 1947. In 1949, Sporting Charleroi finished 4th, but Olympic took the lead again until their relegation to the second division. At the end of the 1956–57 season, Olympic Charleroi had promoted to the first division but Sporting Charleroi finished last in the first division and was thus relegated to the second division. A spell of 9 seasons in the second division followed and in 1966–67 Sporting Charleroi was back at the top level, they finished at the second place in 1968–69 5 points behind Standard Liège but within two years they were relegated again. In 1974 the first division was changing from 16 to 20 teams and Sporting Charleroi was chosen to play at the top level. Olympic Charleroi promoted too as they had won the second division right before but they remained at the top level for just one season.
Sporting was back five years later. Their best result since in the first division is a 4th place in 1993–94. In September 2005, the G-14 took FIFA to court over the eight-month injury incurred by Abdelmajid Oulmers whilst on international duty with Morocco; the colours of Charleroi are black and white with a shirt striped, which led to the team being nicknamed The Zebras. The actual ground was baptized in 1939 with a match Sporting-Union du Centre and it was located near the coal mine named Mambourg. In 1985 the stadium was modernized as the club had qualified for the first division, it was heavily renewed in the late 1990s in view of the 2000 European Football Championship. The name changed on 24 May 1999 from Stade du Mambourg to Stade du Pays de Charleroi. During the tournament, the full capacity of the stadium was up to 30,000 seats; the Stade du Pays de Charleroi hosted notably the match between England. The highest stand was reduced and the capacity is now 15,000. Belgian First Division: Runners-up: 1968–69 Belgian Second Division: Winners: 1946–47, 2011–12 Runners-up: 1965–66 Belgian Second Division Final Round: Winners: 1985 Belgian Cup: Runners-up: 1977–78, 1992–93 Correct as of May 2016 Updated 31 January, 2019.
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