Seraing United

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Seraing United
Seraing United logo.png
Full name Seraing United
Founded 1922
Ground Stade Pairay, Seraing
Ground Capacity 14,236
Chairman Mario Franchi
Manager Arnaud Mercier
League Belgian Second Division

Seraing United is a Belgian association football club based in Seraing in the province of Liège. They have been playing in the Belgian Second Division since 2009–10 as Royal Boussu Dour Borinage and were formerly known as Royal Francs Borains up until the start of the 2008–09 season. They play their home games at the Stade Pairay.


The club of CS Boussu-Bois was founded in 1918 in Boussu.[1] In 1982, the club merged with CS Elouges, a club from the neighbouring town of Elouges, in the municipality of Dour, and was renamed Royal Francs Borains Boussu-Bois Elouges. In 1984–85, they won the Promotion B, 4th level of football in Belgium, and were promoted to the third division.[2] At that moment, they simplified their name to Royal Francs Borains. The club became a third division regular, though they could not avoid relegation in 1994–95. After four seasons in the Promotion, Royal Francs Borains were back to the third level, and in 2008–09, they reached for the first time in their history the second level of football, under their new naming of Royal Boussu Dour Borinage. In 2009–10, they had their best ranking in their history, with a 5th place in the second division. Their highest league ranking was a 5th place in the second division in 2009–10.

In 2014, Boussu Dour Borinage sold their official matricule (167) to the owners of Seraing RUL (23) and bought itself the matricule 5192 of Royal Charleroi Fleurus, playing in the Belgian Fourth Division. As a result the team with matricule 167 moved to Seraing and was renamed Seraing United. It moved from the Stade Robert Urbain in Boussu to the Stade Pairay in Seraing. The Boussu Dour based team moved to the fourth division and was renamed Francs Borains. However, the results and history of the Boussu Dour based team remain with the matricule 167 and will be continued as Seraing United.


Current squad[edit]

As of 23 July 2014 September 2012.[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 France GK Thomas Didillon
28 Belgium GK Juliann Fillieux
2 Belgium DF Francesco D'Onofrio
4 Belgium DF Lionel Gendarme
5 Belgium DF Christophe Preseaux
6 Belgium DF Luigi Vaccaro
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Rodrigue Dikaba
21 Belgium DF Petar Bojovic
23 Belgium DF Mickaël Tirpan
27 Belgium DF Axel Bonemme
7 Belgium MF Grégory Dufer
8 Nigeria MF Saliu Popoola
No. Position Player
9 France MF Florent Stevance
10 Belgium MF Yaya Boumediene
11 France MF Samy Kehli
22 Belgium MF Erwin Senakuku
26 France MF Lilian Bochet
29 Senegal FW Moussa Gueye
Belgium DF Hamza Boutgayout
Belgium DF Ludovic Ferron
Belgium MF Stefan Belic
Belgium MF Emilien Fransquet
Belgium MF Edgar Mbazoa
Belgium FW Herman Tapsoba



Head coach:
  • France Arnaud Mercier


  1. ^ "Belgium – Overview of teams". Pluto. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Classements finals des divisions supérieures 1984–85". Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Team 2014–15

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