Bruges Matins (football)
|Number of teams||2 (1991,1993-)
|Current champions||Club Brugge|
|Most successful club(s)||Club Brugge (19 titles)|
The name of the tournament refers to the nocturnal massacre in Bruges in 1302, which is called the Bruges Matins. The tournament was first organised in 1976 as a four-team competition. However, since 1991, with the exception of 1992, it was reduced to just a one-match tournament between Club Brugge and another team. Normally, teams from abroad are invited, but sometimes other Belgian teams take part. On two occasions, a national team was present, namely Senegal in 1985 and Morocco in 1987.
The winner of the tournament wins a trophy called Goedendag, which is an alternative name of the medieval club-like weapon more commonly known under the name Morning star. As a result, the tournament is sometimes also called the "The Goedendag Trophy".
Note: In case of a draw, penalties usually decided the winner. However, in 1991 the game ended in a 1-1 draw and no winner was declared.