Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz

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Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz
Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz logo.png
Full name Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz
Founded July 10, 1921
Ground Stade Le Canonnier, Mouscron
Ground Capacity 11,300
Chairman Edward Van Daele
Manager Rachid Chihab
League Belgian Pro League
2013-14 Belgian Second Division, 4th (promoted)

Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz is a Belgian football club located in the town of Mouscron, in the western province of Hainaut. The club was formed in the spring of 2010 as a result of the merging of bankrupt club R.E. Mouscron and R.R.C. Peruwelz. The team plays in the Belgian Pro League for the first time ever, after winning the Belgian Second Division promotion play-offs in the 2013–14 season.

History[edit]

Following the liquidation and break-up of R.E. Mouscron, whose registration number was removed by the Royal Belgian Football Association, the city of Mouscron began negotiations with leaders of R.R.C. Peruwelz about a possible merge. After weeks of hesitation and uncertainty, an agreement was reached. The agreement was officially signed and announced on March 11, 2010. Debts of about 100,000 in R.R.C. Peruwelz's name were cleared while the city agreed to maintain the training center known as "Futurosport". The newly merged club, Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz, took on the history of R.R.C. Peruwelz, receiving matricule number 216 and keeping red and blue as its main colors.[1] In its first season, it participated in Belgian Promotion A, the 4th level of Belgian football. After a strong season, they were promoted to the Belgian Third Division for the 2011-12 season, playing in Division A. They had reached Round 6 of the 2011–12 Belgian Cup before losing narrowly to Belgian Pro League club Beerschot AC on penalties 4-3. They finished first in their division in league play, and thus were promoted to the Belgian Second Division. The next season Mouscron-Péruwelz finished 2nd and qualified for the promotion play-offs but lost. In the 2014 play-offs Mouscron-Péruwelz wound up 4th and qualified yet again; this time they won it, promoting them to the highest division of Belgian football for the first time in their history, bringing back top tier football to Mouscron after a 5-year absence.

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 July, 2014. 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 Pierrick Cros
5 Belgium DF Pieterjan Monteyne
6 France DF Teddy Mezague
7 Belgium FW Zinho Gano (on loan from Club Brugge)
8 Belgium DF Birger Verstraete (on loan from Club Brugge)
9 France FW Anice Badri
10 France MF Julian Michel
11 France FW Dimitri Mohamed
13 Belgium GK Patrick De Vlaminck
15 France DF Julian Jeanvier (on loan from Lille)
16 Belgium DF Yohan Brouckaert
17 Croatia FW Marin Jakolis
No. Position Player
19 France MF Tristan Dingomé
20 Belgium GK Sven Dhoest (on loan from Club Brugge)
21 Ivory Coast DF Kévin Boli
22 Belgium MF Jérémy Houzé
23 Ivory Coast FW Abdoulay Diaby
25 France DF Benjamin Delacourt
26 France MF Kevin Vandendriessche
27 France MF Sébastien Pennacchio
28 France FW Nicolas Perez
29 France DF Thibault Peyre (on loan from Lille)
30 France FW Steeven Langil
31 France MF Nolan Mbemba (on loan from Lille)

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player

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