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
Capacity 8.000
Chairman Jürgen Baatzsch
Manager Luka Elsner
League Belgian First Division B
2017–18 Belgian First Division B, 6th
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. [1]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

European[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 February 2018[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Norway GK Anders Kristiansen
2 Belgium DF Pietro Perdichizzi
3 Belgium DF Kevin Kis
4 Spain DF Carlos David
5 Belgium DF Anas Hamzaoui
6 France MF Steven Pinto-Borges
7 France MF Nils Bouekou
8 Germany MF Max Besuschkow (on loan from Eintracht)
9 Belgium FW Roman Ferber
10 Cameroon MF Serge Tabekou
11 Belgium FW Mathias Fixelles
13 Belgium GK Enzo D'Alberto
No. Position Player
14 Spain DF Urtzi Iriondo
16 Belgium MF Charles Morren
18 France FW Youssouf Niakaté
19 South Africa FW Percy Tau (on loan from Brighton)
20 France MF Abdelrafik Gérard
22 Argentina DF Federico Vega
23 Belgium DF Ayrton Mboko
26 Belgium GK Adrien Saussez
27 France MF Hadamou Traore
29 France DF Thibault Peyre
77 Germany MF Marcel Mehlem
93 Belgium MF Julien Vercauteren

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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