K.R.C. Zuid-West-Vlaanderen

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Harelbeke
Full name KRC Harelbeke
Nickname(s) de Ratten; de Ratjes
Founded 1930
Dissolved 2002
Ground Forestiersstadion (nl)
Ground Capacity 9.737
President Geert Sustronck
League Belgian Second Division (2001-2002)

Koninklijke Racing Club Harelbeke was a Belgian football club from the municipality of Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen from 1930 to 2002. It played one spell in the first division from 1995 to 2001.

At the end of the 2000-01 season, the club was relegated to the second division and it subsequently changed its name from K.R.C. Harelbeke to K.R.C. Zuid-West-Vlaanderen. The following year, the matricule n°1615 merged with K.S.V. Ingelmunster to become K.S.V. Ingelmunster-Zuid-West, a club now known as Sporting West Ingelmunster-Harelbeke. The reason of the fusion was that Zuid-West-Vlaanderen went into liquidation after it was refused its license.

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Racing Club Harelbeke was founded in 1930 and it registered the same year to the Belgian Football Association to become the matricule n°1615. In 1955 the club changed its name to K.R.C. Harelbeke. It appeared for the first time in the second division in 1978 and would eventually become a regular in that division, playing the final round four times before it won it in 1995. Harelbeke achieved its best ranking with a 5th place in 1998 right behind Anderlecht.

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