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
Harm van Veldhoven
Harm van Veldhoven is a Dutch-Belgian football manager, unemployed after last managing Westerlo. Van Veldhoven started his career with local youth team De Raven, he was picked up by SK Lommel at the age of 17. He made his way up to the highest level of Belgian football with Germinal Ekeren, he went to RWDM and returned to SK Lommel when they had arrived in First Division. The 3 teams for which van Veldhoven was active as footballer at senior level, are all defunct, he began his career as striker. But throughout his career, he went more and more playing as midfielder or defender; when Harm van Veldhoven finished his playing career with Lommel, he became assistant coach. It only took him one season to become head manager of the team. Afterwards, he was manager for FC Brussels; this success woke the interest of Cercle Brugge. When his contract ended, van Veldhoven went to Germinal Beerschot, of which his former team Germinal Ekeren was a predecessor. After a successful season, he could not repeat his achievement and was sacked as a consequence.
He went back to his country of birth and signed for Roda JC in November 2008. He avoided relegation after play offs, his contract ended in 2012, which allowed him to sign with KV Mechelen, where he was sacked on 30 December 2013. Harm van Veldhoven at Rodajc.nl Cercle Brugge manager history Harm van Veldhoven at Ronaldzwiers.com
Bernardus Adriaan “Barry” Hulshoff is a former Dutch footballer who played for Ajax Amsterdam and was part of their European Cup victories in 1971, 1972 and 1973. He earned 12 caps for the Netherlands national football team. After his playing career, he coached Ajax for one season and a number of Belgian football teams. Ajax European Cup: 1971, 1972, 1973 Profile at AFC Ajax at the Wayback Machine Barry Hulshoff at WorldFootball.net
Venezuela national football team
The Venezuela national football team represents Venezuela in men's international association football and is controlled by the Venezuelan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Venezuela. It is nicknamed Vino Tinto because of the traditional burgundy color of their shirts; when playing at home in official games, they rotate between three stadiums: The Polideportivo Cachamay in Puerto Ordaz, the Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui in Puerto La Cruz and the Estadio Pueblo Nuevo in San Cristóbal. In friendly matches, they tend to rotate between the rest of the stadiums in the country. Unlike other South American nations, akin to some Caribbean nations, baseball is popular in Venezuela, which diverts athletic talent away from football, contributing to its historic lack of success in CONMEBOL competitions; as of 2018, they are the only CONMEBOL side to have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup. Venezuela would go through entire qualification tournaments without recording a single win, although this has changed in the last two qualifying rounds.
Until 2011, their best finish in the Copa América was fifth in their first entry, in 1967. It is only with the spread of the World Cup's popularity in nations where football was not the primary sport that the national team found incentives to increase player development and fan support; as of November 2018, Venezuela has the highest position on the FIFA World Ranking of any team that has not yet qualified for the World Cup, being ranked 29th. Venezuela did not participate in FIFA World Cup qualification until the 1966 qualifiers in which they were drawn with Uruguay and Peru, but failed to register a point in four games. In the 1970 qualifiers they managed to register a point, after withdrawing from the 1974 series, repeated that in the 1978 qualifiers; the 1982 qualifiers saw. They wouldn't register another World Cup qualifying win until the 1994 series when they defeated Ecuador. A highlight of the 1998 qualifiers was goalkeeper Rafael Dudamel scoring against Argentina in a 5–2 defeat. Despite poor results during the 1960s and 1970s, outstanding players like Luis Mendoza and Rafael Santana achieved recognition.
The team failed to qualify for both the 2002, 2006 World Cups. The latter failure resulted in the resignation of manager Richard Páez. With new coach César Farías, Venezuela national team improved their performances. At the beginning of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Venezuela won its first game in World Cup qualifying against the long unbeaten Ecuador in Quito. Something similar happened to Bolivia in La Paz, where Venezuela won for the first time at Bolivian altitude, they received their first point against Brazil in qualifying. Despite not reaching the 2010, Venezuela achieved their best result in qualifying, they finished this round with 22 points in 18 matches, surpassing Peru and Bolivia for eighth place in the region. On 6 June 2008, Venezuela achieved their second-ever triumph over Brazil, defeating the Seleção 2–0 in a friendly match in Boston, United States. Venezuela obtained excellent results in the 2011 Copa América when they finished fourth, their highest finish in the tournament to date.
With a squad composed of players playing in Europe, they began 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification with a historic result against Argentina in Puerto La Cruz, beating the Argentines for the first time. On 4 September 2014, Noel Sanvicente was made coach of the Venezuela national team. On 5 September 2014, the team lost its first match with Sanvicente under the helm 3–1 against South Korea in Bucheon. Sanvicente's first tournament came in the 2015 Copa América, with Venezuela drawn in Group C of the competition, their opening game finished with an upset victory over tournament favorites Colombia by 1–0, but subsequent defeats to Peru and Brazil saw La Vinotinto eliminated. Venezuela began the World Cup qualification campaign with a 1–0 defeat against Paraguay at home, would not earn their first point until their match against Peru, a 2–2 draw in Lima where Venezuela led until the last minute of stoppage time, their match with Chile ended in a disappointing 4–1 defeat, Sanvicente announced his resignation a week after mutual consent with the FVF.
At the time of Sanvicente's departure, Venezuela was last in the qualification standings with a sole point. Sanvicente was replaced by former Vinotinto goalkeeper Rafael Dudamel. Under his coaching, La Vinotinto improved and reached the quarterfinals in the Copa América Centenario, with two 1–0 wins over Jamaica and Uruguay and a 1–1 draw against Mexico in the group stage and a 4–1 defeat to Argentina in the quarter-finals. In the 7th matchday of the 2018 World Cup qualifier, Venezuela lost to Colombia 2–0 in Barranquilla, the first loss against Los Cafeteros since 2009. On matchday 11, Venezuela won for the first time in the qualifier, 5–0 over Bolivia in Maturín with a hat-trick from Josef Martínez and goals from Jacobo Kouffati and Rómulo Otero. Venezuela first participated in the Copa América in 1967, finished fifth after defeating Bolivia 3–0 with a side containing Mendoza and Santana; the 1975 tournament saw Venezuela drawn in a group with Brazil and Argentina, finished bottom with an 11–0 defeat to Argentina.
In the 1979 edition, which would be the international swansong for Mendoza and Santana, they drew 0–0 with Colombia and 1–1 with Chile. A highlight of the 1989 tournament was midfielder Carlos Maldonado's four goals. In the 1993 series, Venezuela drew with the United States; the team's overall Copa América record has been poor, but the "Au
Vasas SC is one of Hungary's major sports clubs. Most of its facilities are situated in Budapest's 13th district in the north of the town. Members of the Hungarian Union of Iron Workers founded the club as Vas-és Fémmunkások Sport Clubja, the "Sport Club of Iron and Metal Workers", on 16 March 1911; the club colours are blue. Vasas FC has won the Hungarian League six times. Vasas is known internationally for reaching the semi finals of the 1957–58 European Cup season and the quarter-finals in the 1967–68 European Cup season. Vasas first entered the Nemzeti Bajnokság I in the 1916-17 season. Since the club have managed to win seven titles; the club's most successful period has been between 1957 and 1966. During this period they won the Hungarian league five times. 1911: Vas-és Fémmunkások Sport Clubja 1943: Kinizsi Vasas Budapest 1944: Nemzeti Kinizsi Budapest 1945: Budapesti Vasas SC 1948: Budapesti Vasas SE 1957: Budapesti Vasas SC The following table shows in detail Vasas SC kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors by year: Vasas plays its home matches in the Illovszky Rudolf Stadion located in the 13th district of Budapest.
The stadium capacity is 9,000. Hungarian League Winners: 1957, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1965, 1966, 1976–77 Hungarian Cup Winners: 1954–55, 1972–73, 1980–81, 1985–86 Runners-up: 1979–80, 1999–00, 2005–06, 2016–17 Mitropa Cup Winners: 1956, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1983 UEFA European Cup Semi-finalists: 1957–58 As of 1 September 2018Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. On 4 January 2017 it was announced that János Jámbor bought 99% of the shares of the Vasas FC. On 18 May 2016 a cooperation was announced between Vasas Kubala Akadémia and Eredivisie club SBV Vitesse. According to the cooperation, the two club have a common showcase, take part in a common conference and education. Gerry Hamstra said that it is important for the Dutch club to initiate new cooperations in this region. SBV Vitesse János Kádár, HSWP First Secretary and Hungarian leader from 1956 until 1988, was a supporter of Vasas. A working-class man, Kádár had played in the team when young and was its president for a short period in the mid-1950s.
During the 1960s, it was not uncommon to see Kádár in the crowd during Vasas games. Unlike some of his Eastern Europe counterparts, though, Kádár did not use his position to favor his team, nor did he allow Hungarian officials to interfere in football as it was common in other bloc countries. Official website Official website Unofficial fan-site
Joseph Vliers, was a Belgian football player who finished top scorer of the Belgian First Division with 25 goals and in 1958 while playing for Beerschot. He played with Patria Tongeren and with Racing de Bruxelles. In the summer of 1955, he moved to Beerschot and he played with Standard Liège. Vliers played six times with the Belgian national team between 1955 and 1963, he made his international debut on 3 April 1955 in a 1–0 friendly defeat to the Netherlands. He was in the team for the 1954 FIFA World Cup but he did not play. Joseph Vliers at WorldFootball.net Profile at Standard de Liège
René Desaeyere is a Belgian former football player and former manager of Muangthong United. Desaeyere played for Beerschot, Daring Club Bruxelles, Royal Antwerp, R. W. D. Molenbeek, Berchem Sport and Dessel Sport, he managed Dessel Sport, Berchem Sport, Standard de Liège, Genk, Germinal Ekeren, Zwarte Leeuw Rijkevorsel, Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma, Cerezo Osaka, FC Denderleeuw, Royal Antwerp and Muangthong United. Profile René Desaeyere at J. League