Royale Union Saint-Gilloise

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Union Saint-Gilloise
Club crest
Full name Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
Nickname(s) Les Unionistes
Union 60
Founded 1 November 1897; 120 years ago (1897-11-01)
Ground Stade Joseph Marien,
Forest, Brussels
Ground Capacity 5.500 (2010)[1]
Chairman Jürgen Baatzsch
Manager Luka Elsner
League Belgian First Division B
2016–17 Belgian First Division B, 4th
Website Club website

Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, often abbreviated to Union SG, is a Belgian football club originally located in the municipality of Saint-Gilles, in Brussels, although since the 1920s it has been based at the Stade Joseph Marien in the neighbouring municipality of Forest.

The club is one of the most successful in the history of Belgian football, but currently plays in the second division, the club won eleven Belgian championships between 1904 and 1935, making it the most successful Belgian club before World War II. The team colours are blue and yellow and its matricule is the n°10.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1897 and obtained its first of eleven titles as Champion of Belgium in 1904, from 1933 to 1935 the team played 60 consecutive matches undefeated, setting a still unbeaten record in Belgium. In the early 1900s the club also had a dominant spell in some of the very first "European" Cup competitions that took place, prior to officially sanctioned UEFA competitions.

Between 1958 and 1965 the club had a brief spell of European success, playing the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and reaching the semi-finals in the 1958–60 edition after a two legged victory against A.S. Roma. In 1963, however, the club was relegated to the second division, and in 1980 even fell as low as the Belgian Promotion division.

Tony Bloom, Chairman of current English Premier League side, Brighton & Hove Albion was today (21st May 2018) confirmed as the majority shareholder. [2]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

European[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 February 2018[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Nicaise Kudimbana
2 Belgium DF Pietro Perdichizzi
3 Belgium DF Kevin Kis
5 Belgium DF Grégoire Neels
6 Sweden MF Jacob Hermansson
7 Mali FW Mamadou Diallo
8 Cameroon FW Serge Tabekou
9 Belgium FW Roman Ferber
10 Belgium FW Augusto Silva
11 Belgium MF Mathias Fixelles
14 Belgium DF Axel Leers
16 Belgium MF Charles Morren
17 Belgium GK Adriano Cipollina
19 Belgium MF Kenneth Houdret
No. Position Player
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Héritier Luvumbu
21 Belgium DF Gertjan Martens
23 Republic of the Congo DF Jordan Massengo
26 Belgium GK Adrien Saussez
27 Belgium MF Jonathan Kindermans (on loan from Mechelen)
28 Belgium DF Soufiane El Banouhi
29 France DF Thibault Peyre
50 Belgium DF Anas Hamzaoui
77 Belgium FW Christophe Bertjens
79 Belgium DF Ayrton Mboko
93 Belgium MF Julien Vercauteren
94 Belgium FW Nathan Kabasele (on loan from Gaziantep)
Japan FW Shuntaro Koga

Staff[edit]

Head Coach
  • Belgium Marc Grosjean
Assistant Coach
  • Belgium Grégory Vanmelkebeke
Goalkeeper Coach
  • Belgium Florent Delstanche

Medical[edit]

Kiné
  • Morocco Ali Errachidi
  • Belgium Nick Parijs

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