Club Brugge K.V.


Club Brugge K.V.
Club Brugge
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Full name Club Brugge
Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging (Club Bruges Royal Football association)
Nickname(s) Blauw-Zwart (Blue-Black), Club, FCB
Founded

November 13, 1891; 120 years ago (1891-11-13)

Stamnummer (matricule number) 3
Ground Jan Breydelstadion (Jan Breydel Stadium),
Bruges
(Capacity: 29,042)
President Belgium Bart Verhaeghe
Head coach Germany Christoph Daum
League Belgian Pro League
2010–11 Belgian Pro League, 4th
Home colours
Away colours
Jan Breydel Stadium
Tifo before the Champions League game Club Brugge-Rapid Wien in 2005

Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈklʏˈbrʏʝə ˈkoː.nɪŋk.lə.kə ˈvud.bɑl.vər.ˌeːnə.ʝɪŋ]) is a football club from Bruges in Belgium. It was founded in 1891 and is one of the top clubs in Belgium. Its home ground is the Jan Breydel Stadium, which has a capacity of 29,042.

Club Brugge's major rival is R.S.C. Anderlecht, and it shares the Jan Breydel Stadium with city rival Cercle Brugge K.S.V., 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 (forerunner of the current UEFA Champions League) so far. They were beaten by Liverpool F.C. in the final of its 1978 season. They also lost in the 1976 UEFA Cup Final to Liverpool. Club Brugge holds the record number of consecutive participations in the UEFA Cup (16).

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History

  • 1890: Brugsche Football Club

Club created by old students of the catholic school Broeders Xaverianen and the neutral school Koninklijk Atheneum.

  • 13 November 1891: Club recreated

The club was recreated. This has since been adopted as the official date of foundation.

  • 1892: First board

An 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.

  • 1895/1896: Participation of First Belgian national league

The members of FC Brugeois had better connections down the country and they went to the UBSSA and took part of the first Belgian national league.

  • 1896: Leaving the UBSSA

Financial 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 Klokke

They moved to a new stadium named "De Klokke".

  • 1913/1914: First cup final

FC Brugeois reached their first Belgian Cup final but they lost 2–1 from Union SG.

  • 1920: First time league champions

The 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 titel.

  • 1928: First relegation

A first low when the club relegated to the second division.

  • 1930: New statute

President Albert Dyserynck changed the club's statute into a non-profit association.

  • 1931: Albert Dyserynckstadion

When president Albert Dyserynck suddenly died they honoured him by changing the stadium's name into Albert Dyserynckstadion.

  • 1959: Permanent to the first division

RFC Brugeois promoted to the first division and never relegated again in the future.

  • 1968: First time cup winners

They won the Belgian Cup for the first time against Beerschot AC (1–1, 7–6 after penalty's).

  • 1972: Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging

The club changed their name into the Flemisch name Club Brugge KV

They moved from Albert Dyserynckstadion to Olympiastadion (current Jan Breydelstadion).

Under Austrian coach Ernst Happel, Club Brugge reached the finals of the UEFA Cup and lost against Liverpool (3–2 and 1–1).

Still 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 (1–0). Club Brugge is the only Belgian club that have reached the finals of the European biggest competition.

Daniel Amokachi is the first goal scorer in the Champions League. He scored against CSKA Moskva.

Olympiastadion had to be expand for the EURO 2000 organisation. They also changed the name into Jan Breydelstadion.

  • 2006: CLUBtv

It was the first Belgian club who created its own TV channel.

Honours

Domestic

1919–20, 1972–73, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1997–98, 2002–03, 2004–05
1967–68, 1969–70, 1976–77, 1985–86, 1990–91, 1994–95, 1995–96, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2006–07
1980, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

International

1976–77
1977–78
1975–76
1987–88
1979, 1981, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
1981

European record

As of August 19, 2011.
Competition A GP W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 14 77 32 16 29 106 93
Cup Winners' Cup 6 28 15 3 10 41 33
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 24 126 59 26 41 226 166

A = appearances, GP = games played, W = won, D = drawn, L = lost, GF = goals for, GA = goals against.

Matches

  • Q = qualification round
  • R = round
  • Group = group stage / Group 1 = first group stage / Group 2 = second group stage
  • 1/8 = eighth finals / 1/4 = quarter-finals / 1/2 = semi-finals
  • F = final
  • PUC = points UEFA coefficient

Total points for UEFA coefficient: 261.0.

Summary of best results

From the quarter-finals upwards:

European Cup/UEFA Champions League:
- finalists in 1978
- quarter-finalists in 1977
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:
- semi-finalists in 1992
- quarter-finalists in 1971 and 1995
UEFA Cup/Europa League:
- finalists in 1976
- semi-finalists in 1988.

UEFA club coefficient ranking

(As of 12 November 2011), Source: uefa.com website

Rank Team Points
56 France LOSC Lille 34.968
57 Belgium Club Brugge 31.880
58 Netherlands AZ Alkmaar 31.863

Players

First team squad

As of May 30, 2011. Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Belgium GK Colin Coosemans
2 Norway DF Tom Høgli
3 Sweden DF Michael Almebäck
4 Belgium DF Carl Hoefkens (captain)
5 Sweden DF Fredrik Stenman
6 Denmark MF Niki Zimling (3rd captain)
8 Israel MF Lior Refaelov
9 Belgium FW Björn Vleminckx
10 Morocco MF Nabil Dirar 1
11 Belgium MF Jonathan Blondel
13 Spain MF Víctor Vázquez
14 Czech Republic FW Matej Vydra (on loan from Italy Udinese)
15 Nigeria FW Joseph Akpala
16 Belgium MF Maxime Lestienne
17 Brazil DF Marcos Camozzato 2
No. Position Player
18 Netherlands DF Ryan Donk (vice-captain)
19 Belgium MF Thomas Meunier
20 Belgium MF Thibaut Van Acker
21 Belgium DF Pietro Perdichizzi 3
24 Belgium DF Daan Van Gijseghem
26 Belgium MF Fries Deschilder
27 Belgium MF Jimmy De Jonghe
28 Belgium DF Jannes Vansteenkiste
29 Belgium FW Zinho Gano
30 Belgium FW Nick Van Belle
32 Belgium MF Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe 4
33 Serbia GK Vladan Kujović 5
39 Serbia GK Bojan Jorgačević 6
50 Belgium GK Sven Dhoest

Notes:

  1. Has dual citizenship; second is Belgium
  2. Has dual citizenship; second is Italy
  3. Has dual citizenship; second is Brazil
  4. Has dual citizenship; second is Ghana
  5. Has dual citizenship; second is Belgium
  6. Has dual citizenship; second is Belgium

For recent transfers, see the list of Belgian football transfers summer 2011.

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
25 Costa Rica DF Júnior Díaz (at Wisła Kraków until 30 June 2012)
40 Cameroon FW Dorge Kouemaha (at 1. FC Kaiserslautern until 30 June 2012)
 

Reserve team squad

As of June 6, 2011. Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
22 Belgium MF Birger Verstraete
45 Belgium FW Tjendo De Cuyper
49 Belgium GK Jordy Maes
51 Belgium DF Mateusz Kuzmicki 1
52 Belgium DF Simon Savaete
53 Belgium DF Dylan Vanneste
54 Belgium MF Nathaniel Lagrou
55 Belgium FW Marijn Vandewalle
60 Belgium DF Björn Engels
Netherlands FW Jordan Botaka 2
Belgium MF Rudi Chirishungu
No. Position Player
Belgium DF Robin De Feyter
Belgium DF Maxime Gunst
Belgium MF Gaetan Lambrechts
Belgium MF Bram Leroy
Belgium MF Mick Michiels
Belgium DF Mathias Moeyersons
Belgium GK Ilias Rchidi
Belgium MF Jaric Schaessens
Belgium MF Matthias Schaessens
Belgium MF Jaan Vanwildemeersch

Notes:

  1. Has dual citizenship; second is Poland
  2. Has dual citizenship; second is Republic of the Congo

Notable players

Club captains

 

Retired numbers

12 – The 12th man (reserved for the club supporters)

23 – In recognition of Belgium striker François Sterchele. Sterchele died in a single-person car accident on May 8, 2008.

Club officials

Honorary presidents and directors

  • Belgium Dr. Michel D'Hooghe (Honorary president)
  • Belgium Fernand De Clerck (Honorary president)
  • Belgium Marcel Kyndt (Honorary vice-president)
  • Belgium Raoul Beuls (Honorary vice-president)
  • Belgium Chris Caestecker (Honorary director)
  • Belgium Guido Claeys (Honorary director)
  • Belgium Dr. William De Groote (Honorary director)
  • Belgium Guy Jacobs (Honorary director)
  • Belgium Pol Jonckheere (Honorary director)
  • Belgium André Piccu (Honorary director)
  • Belgium Herman Valcke (Honorary director)
  • Belgium Hugo Vandamme (Honorary director)
  • Belgium Dr. Roland Watteyne (Honorary director)

Board

  • Belgium Bart Verhaeghe (President)
  • Belgium Vincent Mannaert (Managing director)
  • Belgium Jan Boone (Director)
  • Belgium Bart Coeman (Director)
  • Belgium Sam Sabbe (Director)
  • Belgium Ignace Van Doorselaere (Director)

Presidential history

  • Belgium Philippe Delescluze (1891-00)
  • Belgium Albert Seligmann (1900–02)
  • Belgium Alfons De Meulemeester (1903–14)
  • Belgium Albert Dyserynck (1919–31)
  • Belgium Fernand Hanssens (1932–37)
  • Belgium Emile De Clerck (1937–59)
  • Belgium André De Clerck (1959–73)
  • Belgium Fernand De Clerck (1973–99)
  • Belgium Michel Van Maele (1999-03)
  • Belgium Dr. Michel D'Hooghe (2003–09)
  • Belgium Pol Jonckheere (2009–11)
  • Belgium Bart Verhaeghe (2011– )

Management

  • Belgium Vincent Mannaert (General manager)
  • Belgium Veroniek Degrande (Finance manager)
  • Belgium Wim De Meyer (Communication & PR manager)
  • Belgium Jacques De Nolf (General secretary)
  • Belgium Kristof Lemahieu (General counsel)
  • Belgium Henk Mariman (Sports manager)
  • Belgium Patrick Orlans (Commercial manager)
  • Belgium Sven Vermant (Sports manager)

Coaching staff

Head coaches history

  • Belgium Hector Goetinck (1930–33)
  • Belgium Gerard Delbeke (1933–34), (1939–45)
  • Belgium Arthur Volckaert (1934–36)
  • Austria Karl Schrenk (1936–38)
  • Belgium Robert De Veen (1938–39)
  • Belgium Louis Versyp (1945–50)
  • Scotland William Kennedy (1950–51)
  • Belgium Félix Schavy (1951–57)
  • Romania Norberto Höfling (1957–63), (1967–68)
  • Chile Hungary Juan Schwanner (1963)
  • Belgium Henri Dekens (1963–65)
  • France Czechoslovakia Ludwig Dupal (1965–67)
  • Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milorad Pavić (1968–69)
  • Netherlands Frans de Munck (1969–71)
  • Netherlands Leo Canjels (1971–73)
  • Netherlands Jaak De Wit (1973–74)
  • Austria Ernst Happel (1974–78)
  • Hungary András Béres (1978–79)
  • Belgium Mathieu Bollen (1979)
 

Medical staff

  • Belgium Dr. Roland Watteyne (Honorary director)
  • Belgium Dr. Jan De Neve (Head of medical services)
  • Belgium Dr. Kris Vandecasteele (Club doctor)
  • Belgium Dr. Pieter D'Hooghe (Club doctor/Orthopedisch consultent)
  • Belgium Geert Ryckebusch (Physiotherapist)
  • Belgium Dimitri Dobbenie (Physiotherapist)
  • Belgium Hans Kerckaert (Physiotherapist)
  • Belgium Thomas Geschier (Physiotherapist)

Logistical staff

  • Belgium Lode Lobbestael (Team official)
  • Belgium Roger Tierenteyn (Logistical staff member)
  • Belgium Pascal Plovie (Logistical staff member)

Reserves coaching staff

  • Belgium Philippe Clement (Head coach)
  • Belgium Jannes Tant (Assistant coach)
  • Belgium Dirk Laleman (Physical coach)
  • Belgium Hans Kerckaert (Physiotherapist)
  • Belgium Kristoff Deryckere (Team mentor)
  • Belgium Michel Dierings (Team mentor)

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