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Club Brugge
Club Brugge KV logo.svg
Full nameClub Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging (Club Bruges Royal Football association)
Nickname(s)Blauw-Zwart (Blue-Black), (the) Club, FCB, FC Bruges, Boeren (Farmers)
Founded13 November 1891; 130 years ago (1891-11-13) (as Brugsche FC)
Stamnummer (matricule number) 3
GroundJan Breydel Stadium
Capacity29,062[1]
PresidentBart Verhaeghe
ManagerCarl Hoefkens
LeagueBelgian First Division A
2021–22Belgian First Division A, 1st (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging (Dutch pronunciation: [klʏˈbrʏɣə ˌkoːnɪŋkləkə ˈvudbɑlvəreːnəɣɪŋ]),[2] known simply as Club Brugge ( in English also: Club Bruges), is a Belgian professional football club based in Bruges, Belgium. It was founded in 1891 and its home ground is the Jan Breydel Stadium, which has a capacity of 29,062.[1] They play in, and are the reigning champions of Belgian First Division A, the top domestic league in Belgian football.

One of the most decorated clubs in Belgian football, the club have been crowned Belgian league champions 18 times, second only to major rivals Anderlecht, and it shares the Jan Breydel Stadium with city rival Cercle Brugge, with whom they contest the Bruges derby.[3]

Throughout its long history, Club 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, losing to Liverpool in the final of the 1978 season.[4] They also lost in the 1976 UEFA Cup Final to the same opponents.[5][6] Club Brugge holds the European record number of consecutive participations in the UEFA Europa League (20), the record number of Belgian Cups (11),[7] and the record number of Belgian Super Cups (16).[8]

History[edit]

History of Club Brugge
Brugsche Football Club
(1891)
Football Club
Brugeois (1892)
Football Club Brugeois
(1897)
Royal Football Club Brugeois
(1920)
Club Brugge Koninklijke
Voetbalvereniging (1972)

In 1890, students from the Catholic school Broeders Xaverianen and the neutral school Koninklijk Atheneum joined together to form the Brugsche Football Club. The former students christened the club's founding by establishing the Latin motto 'mens sana in corpore sano' (a healthy mind in a healthy body).[9] A year later on 13 November 1891, the club was re-created under Brugsche FC, and this is now seen as the official foundation of the current Club Brugge. In 1892, an official board was installed at the club to oversee all operations and team decisions. In 1895, the national athletics sports union was founded, predecessor of the later national football association, under the name UBSSA (Union Belge des Sociétés de Sports Athlétiques); Brugsche FC was a founding member of the UBSSSA and as such took part in the first league campaign organized in Belgian football during the 1895–96 season.[10] Financial difficulties the following year forced the club to leave the UBSSA and soon after, Football Club Brugeois were formed by breakaway club members. The two sides were reunited in 1897 under the French name of Football Club Brugeois; they did not take on the Flemish title Club Brugge until 1972.[9]

In 1914, FC Brugeois reached their first Belgian Cup final, but lost 2–1 to Union SG. Six years later, the club claimed their first trophy, by winning the Belgian First Division during the 1919–20 season.[11] They celebrated by changing their title to Royal FC Brugeois – with their regal status now reflected in their modern prefix KV, standing for Koninklijke Vereniging (royal club).[9] Only eight years later though, the club was relegated to the Belgian Second Division for the first time in their history following a relegation play-off.[11] Further lean times followed the relegation in 1928, as they spent much of the 1940s and 1950s in the second division of Belgian football.[9]

Following the 1958–59 season, the club earned promotion back to the First Division and have not been relegated since.[9] The club were able to add to their trophy cabinet in 1968, winning the first of their record 11 Belgian Cup titles for the first time after defeating Beerschot A.C. 7–6 in a penalty-shootout after a 1–1 draw.

The club enjoyed their most success under legendary Austrian manager Ernst Happel as he led the club to three straight league championships from 1975–76 to 1977–78 and a Belgian Cup victory in 1976–77.[12] Happel also guided Club Brugge to their first European final, reaching the 1976 UEFA Cup Final. Over the two-legged final against English giants Liverpool, Club Brugge fell 3–4 on aggregate.[13] Two years later, Brugge again met Liverpool in a European final, this time in the 1978 European Cup Final at Wembley, becoming the first Belgian club to reach the final of the competition. Brugge fell to a lone second-half goal from Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool won their second European Cup and third European trophy in succession.[14][15] Following the cup final loss to Liverpool, Happel left Club Brugge and would lead Netherlands later that summer to the final of the 1978 FIFA World Cup.[16]

On 25 November 1992, Brugge player Daniel Amokachi became the first goal scorer in the Champions League. He scored in a 1–0 win over CSKA Moscow.[17]

On 20 May 2021, Brugge drew 3–3 with rivals Anderlecht to win the Belgian First Division A title for the fourth time in six years and 17th time overall.[18] It was the first time since 1973 that Club Brugge had been crowned champions at Anderlecht's ground and the first time since 1976–77 and 1977–78 that Brugge had won back-to-back league titles.[19]

Crest and colours[edit]

The club don a black and blue home kit as has been traditional through their history. Away from home they wear a yellow kit. As of the 2021–22 season, the club's current kit supplier is Macron.[20]

Stadium[edit]

The club's original home in the Sint-Andries district of Bruges was known as the Rattenplein (rats' stadium) since it was owned by the local fox terrier club, who used it for another imported English pastime: rat baiting.[21][9] This non-UEFA affiliated 'sport' involved getting dogs to chase and kill rats.[21][9] In 1911, the team moved to a new ground, called De Klokke (after a nearby pub), which was renamed the Albert Dyserynckstadion after the sudden death of Club Brugge chairman Albert Dyserynck.[9]

Their current stadium, since 1975, was rebranded in honour of local butcher and revolutionary Jan Breydel in 1998.[9] Breydel led a rising against the city's French overlords in the 1300s.[9] The venue – which Club Brugge share with local rivals Cercle Brugge – was previously named the Olympiastadion.[9][22]

In November 2016, the club broke ground on a new training complex at Westkapelle, including four training pitches and an additional training centre for the senior squad plus the U21 and U19 teams; all in addition to the already available sports complex Molenhoek.[23]

New stadium[edit]

Since 2007, Club Brugge has been working on developing a new stadium. Since then, there have been a number of proposed locations, but the project never really took off due to problems with ground availability and endangered animal species on the proposed grounds.

However, when a new city council and mayor were sworn into office in the city of Bruges, the project went through a rebirth. Instead of moving out of the current Jan Breydelstadium, the site on which this stadium is built will be completely reconstructed into a park with a brand new stadium next to where the current stadium is situated. Although this project has been criticised by some, it's the furthest the club has come with a project. In October of 2021 the club received their building permit. The club, the city and the Flemish government aim to have a functioning stadium by mid-2023, which will hold up to 40,116 spectators.[24]

Supporters[edit]

Tifo before the Champions League game Club Brugge-Rapid Wien in 2005

Some of the fans are part of 62 supporter clubs in Belgium, which have more than 10,000 members. The "Supportersfederatie Club Brugge KV", founded in 1967, is recognized as the official supporters club of Club Brugge. The federation is made up of 60 recognized supporters' clubs and has an elected board to steer the operation in the right direction.[25]

In tribute to the fans, often dubbed the twelfth man in football, Club Brugge no longer assigns the number 12 to players. Club Brugge also has a TV show, CLUBtv, on the Telenet network since 21 July 2006.[26] This twice weekly show features exclusive interviews with players, coaches and managers.

Mascot[edit]

The three Bears; mascots of Club Bruges

The official mascot of Club Bruges is a bear, symbol of the city of Bruges. The history of the bear is related to a legend of the first Count of Flanders, Baldwin I of Flanders, who had fought and defeated a bear in his youth. Since the end of 2000, a second mascot, also a bear, travels along the edge of the field during home games for fans to call and encourage both their favorites. These two bears are called Belle and Bene. In 2010, a third bear named Bibi, made its appearance. He is described as the child of the first two mascots, and is oriented towards the young supporters.

Rivalries[edit]

Like many historic clubs, Club Brugge contests rivalries with other Belgian clubs, whether at local (Cercle Brugge) or regional level (Ghent and Antwerp) or nationally competitive (Anderlecht and Standard Liège).


Anderlecht[edit]

The rivalry between Club Brugge and Anderlecht has developed since the 1970s. At that time, the Brussels-based club and Club Brugge won most trophies between them, leaving little room for other Belgian teams. Matches between these two teams were often contested for the title of champion of Belgium. Three Belgian Cup finals were played between the two clubs (with Anderlecht winning once and Club Brugge twice), and they played seven Belgian Supercups (Club Bruges won five). A match between these two sides is often called 'The Hate Game'. They are arguably the most heated fixtures in Belgian football together with clashes between the other two members of the Big Three - Anderlecht and Standard Liège.[27][28]

Cercle Brugge[edit]

The Bruges Derby is seen as one of the most important games of the season for a lot of fans from both teams. Every season, the game attracts a huge deal of fans which results in huge choreographies on both sides. Tifos, flags and banners made specifically for this confrontation and accompanied by flares and smoke bombs aren't a rare sight in and around the stadium. The winner of this derby is crowned "de Ploeg van Brugge", which translates to "the team of Bruges". It has become a tradition for the winning side to plant a flag with the club's crest or colours on the center spot after the game.

R. Antwerp FC[edit]

The rivalry between the oldest clubs in Flanders and Belgium, is one that dates back to the 1900s. In 1908, due to Bruges supporters attacking Antwerp players after they had lost 2-1 to what we'll later call Club Brugge, one of the biggest and fiercest rivalries in Europe came to be.[29] Confrontations between the two sides bring a lot of fighting and havoc to the stadium and the surrounding neighbourhoods. This hatred has reached new highs ever since Antwerp gained promotion back to the first division.

Ghent[edit]

At regional level, Club Brugge has maintained rivalry with Ghent, a team in the neighboring province. The successes achieved by the club in the early 1970s, combined with very poor season performances by Ghent in the same period, attracted many fans. Since the late 1990s, Gent again played a somewhat more leading role in Belgium, and matches between the two clubs were often spectacles. The game between the two teams is called "De Slag om Vlaanderen" or translated "The Battle of Flanders".

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Winners (18): 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, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22
Runners-up (23): 1898–99, 1899-00, 1905–06, 1909–10, 1910–11, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999-00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2018–19
Winners (11): 1967–68, 1969–70, 1976–77, 1985–86, 1990–91, 1994–95, 1995–96, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2014–15 (record)
Runners-up (8): 1913–14, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1993–94, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2015–16, 2019–20
Winners (16): 1980, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2016, 2018, 2021 (record)
Runners-up (3): 1995, 2007, 2015

International[edit]

Minor[edit]

Results[edit]

Season Division Division Points Notes Cup Europe
  I II III IV      
1895–96 6       Belgian First Division A 11
1896–97           Did not play
1897–98           Did not play
1898–99 2       Belgian First Division A Lost in championship final to FC Liégeois
1899–1900 2       Belgian First Division A 12 Lost in championship final to Racing Club de Bruxelles
1900–01 8       Belgian First Division A 8
1901–02 6       Belgian First Division A 2
1902–03 5       Belgian First Division A 4
1903–04 3       Belgian First Division A 4 3rd of 4 teams in final round
1904–05 3       Belgian First Division A 28
1905–06 2       Belgian First Division A 29
1906–07 3       Belgian First Division A 24
1907–08 3       Belgian First Division A 26
1908–09 3       Belgian First Division A 33
1909–10 2       Belgian First Division A 38 Lost championship final to Union SG
1910–11 2       Belgian First Division A 34
1911–12 4       Belgian First Division A 29 1/4
1912–13 7       Belgian First Division A 19 1/8
1913–14 4       Belgian First Division A 27 fin
1914–15         WWI
1915–16         WWI
1916–17         WWI
1917–18         WWI
1918–19         WWI
1919–20 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 34
1920–21 4       Belgian First Division A 26
1921–22 9       Belgian First Division A 25
1922–23 8       Belgian First Division A 23
1923–24 9       Belgian First Division A 23
1924–25 11       Belgian First Division A 21
1925–26 10       Belgian First Division A 25
1926–27 8       Belgian First Division A 26 R1
1927–28 13 ↓       Belgian First Division A 22
1928–29   1 ↑     Belgian Second Division 43
1929–30 6       Belgian First Division A 27
1930–31 5       Belgian First Division A 29
1931–32 11       Belgian First Division A 24
1932–33 13 ↓       Belgian First Division A 16
1933–34   3     Belgian Second Division 34
1934–35   1 ↑     Belgian Second Division 40
1935–36 9       Belgian First Division A 23
1936–37 10       Belgian First Division A 25
1937–38 5       Belgian First Division A 27
1938–39 14       Belgian First Division A 17
1939–40         WWII
1940–41 9 ↓       Belgian First Division A 5 War competition
1941–42   3     Belgian Second Division 36
1942–43   2     Belgian Second Division 43
1943–44   3     Belgian Second Division 42
1944–45           WWII
1945–46   1 ↑     Belgian Second Division 53
1946–47 19 ↓       Belgian First Division A 22
1947–48   4     Belgian Second Division 38
1948–49   1 ↑     Belgian Second Division 49
1949–50 14       Belgian First Division A 22
1950–51 16 ↓       Belgian First Division A 21
1951–52   2     Belgian Second Division 42
1952–53   8     Belgian Second Division 30
1953–54   12     Belgian Second Division 29 1/8
1954–55   3     Belgian Second Division 38 1/4
1955–56   6     Belgian Second Division 32 1/16
1956–57   10     Belgian Second Division 28
1957–58   5     Belgian Second Division 34
1958–59   2 ↑     Belgian Second Division 39
1959–60 13       Belgian First Division A 26
1960–61 8       Belgian First Division A 29
1961–62 5       Belgian First Division A 35
1962–63 8       Belgian First Division A 30
1963–64 12       Belgian First Division A 24 1/8
1964–65 9       Belgian First Division A 28 1/16
1965–66 5       Belgian First Division A 35 1/16
1966–67 2       Belgian First Division A 45 1/8
1967–68 2       Belgian First Division A 45
1968–69 5       Belgian First Division A 35 1/8 EC2: I
1969–70 2       Belgian First Division A 45
1970–71 2       Belgian First Division A 46 1/16 EC2: 1/4
1971–72 2       Belgian First Division A 45 1/16 EC3: I
1972–73 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 45 1/16 EC3: II
1973–74 5       Belgian First Division A 32 1/16 EC1: II
1974–75 4       Belgian First Division A 49 1/16
1975–76 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 52 1/2 EC3: fin
1976–77 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 52 win EC1: 1/4
1977–78 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 51 1/2 EC1: fin
1978–79 6       Belgian First Division A 38 fin EC1: I
1979–80 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 53 1/4
1980–81 6       Belgian First Division A 37 1/8 EC1: I
1981–82 15       Belgian First Division A 28 1/16 EC3: I
1982–83 5       Belgian First Division A 43 fin
1983–84 3       Belgian First Division A 44 1/8
1984–85 2       Belgian First Division A 48 1/8 EC3: II
1985–86 2       Belgian First Division A 52 Play-offs ended with 1–1 in Anderlecht and 2–2 in Bruges win EC3: II
1986–87 3       Belgian First Division A 45 1/8 EC2: I
1987–88 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 51 1/4 EC3: 1/2
1988–89 4       Belgian First Division A 43 1/4 EC3: II
1989–90 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 57 1/16 EC2: II
1990–91 4       Belgian First Division A 47 win EC1: II
1991–92 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 53 1/8 EC2: 1/2
1992–93 6       Belgian First Division A 40 1/8 CL: P
1993–94 2       Belgian First Division A 53 fin
1994–95 3       Belgian First Division A 49 win EC2: 1/4
1995–96 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 81 win EC2: II
1996–97 2       Belgian First Division A 71 1/16 EC3: III
1997–98 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 84 fin EC3: II
1998–99 2       Belgian First Division A 71 1/16 EC3: III
1999–2000 2       Belgian First Division A 67 1/16 UC: I
2000–01 2       Belgian First Division A 78 1/16 UC: III
2001–02 2       Belgian First Division A 70 win UC: III
2002–03 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 79 1/4 CL+UC: III
2003–04 2       Belgian First Division A 72 win CL+UC: IV
2004–05 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 79 fin UC: P
2005–06 3       Belgian First Division A 64 1/16 CL+UC: III
2006–07 6       Belgian First Division A 51 win UC: P
2007–08 3       Belgian First Division A 67 1/8 UC: I
2008–09 3       Belgian First Division A 59 1/8 UC: P
2009–10 3       Belgian First Division A 41 1/4 EL: II
2010–11 4       Belgian First Division A 43 1/8 EL: P
2011–12 2       Belgian First Division A 48 1/8 EL: II
2012–13 3       Belgian First Division A 46 1/8 EL: I
2013–14 3       Belgian First Division A 48 1/8 EL: 3Q
2014–15 2       Belgian First Division A 47 win EL: 1/4
2015–16 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 54 fin EL: I
  1A 1B 1Am 2Am From 2016-17: 1A, 1B, 1Am, 2Am Cup Europe
2016–17 2       Belgian First Division A 45 1/8 CL: I
2017–18 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 46 1/2 EL: P
2018–19 2       Belgian First Division A 50 1/16 EL: 1/16
2019–20 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 70 Competition ended after 29 matches due to COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium fin EL: 1/16
2020–21 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 44 1/8 EL: 1/16
2021–22 Simple gold crown.svg       Belgian First Division A 50 1/2 CL: I

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 21 June 2022[30]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Ukraine UKR Eduard Sobol
3 MF Colombia COL Éder Balanta
4 DF France FRA Stanley Nsoki
5 DF Scotland SCO Jack Hendry
6 DF Ghana GHA Denis Odoi
7 FW Denmark DEN Andreas Skov Olsen
8 MF United States USA Owen Otasowie
9 FW Spain ESP Ferran Jutglà
10 FW Netherlands NED Noa Lang
15 DF Croatia CRO Matej Mitrović
17 FW Canada CAN Tajon Buchanan
18 DF Uruguay URU Federico Ricca
20 MF Belgium BEL Hans Vanaken (vice-captain)
21 FW Colombia COL José Izquierdo
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 GK Belgium BEL Simon Mignolet
25 MF Netherlands NED Ruud Vormer (captain)
26 MF Belgium BEL Mats Rits
29 FW Netherlands NED Bas Dost
30 FW Venezuela VEN Daniel Pérez
32 FW Norway NOR Antonio Nusa
33 GK Belgium BEL Nick Shinton
44 DF Belgium BEL Brandon Mechele
72 DF Belgium BEL Noah Mbamba
77 DF Angola ANG Clinton Mata
90 MF Belgium BEL Charles De Ketelaere
91 GK Belgium BEL Senne Lammens
98 MF Belgium BEL Cisse Sandra

Out on loan[edit]

No. Pos. Nation Player
9 FW Czech Republic CZE Michael Krmenčík (on loan to Czech Republic Slavia Prague until 30 June 2022)
11 MF France FRA Faitout Maouassa (on loan to France Montpellier until 30 June 2023)
16 MF Belgium BEL Tibo Persyn (on loan to Belgium Westerlo until 30 June 2022)
19 MF Belgium BEL Thibault Vlietinck (on loan to Belgium OH Leuven until 30 June 2022)
21 FW Nigeria NGA David Okereke (on loan to Italy Venezia until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 FW Senegal SEN Youssouph Badji (on loan to Belgium Charleroi until 30 June 2023)
55 DF Belgium BEL Maxim De Cuyper (on loan to Belgium Westerlo until 30 June 2023)
80 FW Belgium BEL Loïs Openda (on loan to Netherlands Vitesse until 30 June 2022)
97 MF Belgium BEL Thomas Van den Keybus (on loan to Belgium Westerlo until 30 June 2023)
MF Ghana GHA Kamal Sowah (on loan to Netherlands AZ until 30 June 2022)

Club NXT (Reserves and Youth Academy)[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

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

23 – Belgium François Sterchele, striker (2007–08). Posthumous; Sterchele died in a single-person car accident on 8 May 2008.

Former players[edit]

Club captains[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

First-team staff[edit]

As of 4 January 2022[30]
Position Name
Head Coach Netherlands Alfred Schreuder
Assistant Coach Austria Danijel Zenkovic
Goalkeeping Coach Netherlands Carlo l'Ami
Physical Coach Belgium Eddie Rob
Physical Coach Belgium Dieter Deprez
Performance Specialist Brazil Rodrigo De Melo
Talent Coach Belgium Carl Hoefkens
Team Manager Belgium Dévy Rigaux
Team Doctor Belgium Bruno Vanhecke
Team Doctor Belgium Thomas Tampere
Physiotherapist Belgium David Bombeke
Physiotherapist Belgium Leen Van Damme
Physiotherapist Belgium Thomas De Jonghe
Masseur Belgium Ronny Werbrouck
Video Analyst Belgium John Bessell
Team Support Belgium Pascal Plovie
Team Support Belgium Michel Dierings

Reserves staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach T1 Belgium Rik De Mil
Assistant Coach T2 Belgium Tim Smolders
Physical Coach Belgium Dirk Laleman
Physiotherapist Belgium Dimitri Vastenavondt
Goalkeeping Coach Belgium Peter Mollez
Team Support Belgium Erwin Beyen
Team Support Belgium Kristoff Deryckere
Video Analyst Belgium Jelmer Platteeuw
Video Analyst Belgium Pieter Vanhoef

Club Academy staff[edit]

Head Coach U18 Belgium Maarten Martens
Head Coach U16 Italy Sebastiano Graffiedi

Board of Directors[edit]

Position Name
President Belgium Bart Verhaeghe
Board Member Belgium Jan Boone
Board Member Belgium Bart Coeman
Board Member Belgium Sam Sabbe
Board Member Belgium Peter Vanhecke
CEO Belgium Vincent Mannaert

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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