List of R.S.C. Anderlecht players

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R.S.C. Anderlecht is a professional football team from Brussels, Belgium. The club was founded in 1908 and holds the record of Belgian championship titles. Players listed in this article are players who played in at least 100 games in the Belgian first division.[1][2][3][4] The recordman of appearances in the first division for RSC Anderlecht is legendary player Paul Van Himst with 457 matches between 1960 and 1975. Joseph Mermans, nicknamed Le Bombardier (English: The Bomber) is RSC Anderlecht record goalscorer with 338 goals in 384 matches, between 1942 and 1957. Dutch international Rob Rensenbrink, who scored 141 goals in 261 league appearances for Anderlecht between 1971 and 1980 was voted the club's greatest ever player in 2008.

Key[edit]

  • Appearance and goal totals include matches in the Belgian Pro League only. Substitute appearances are included.
  • Players are listed according to the date of their first-team debut for the club. Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2015-2016 season.

Playing positions[edit]

GK Goalkeeper CM Central midfielder
RB Right back LW Left winger
CB Centre back AM Attacking midfielder
LB Left back FW Forward
RW Right winger ST Striker

Players[edit]

Name Nationality Position Years in Anderlecht Appearances Goals
Adams, FerdinandFerdinand Adams  Belgium ST 1920–1930 152 84
Caudron, JeanJean Caudron  Belgium GK 1922–1931 153 0
Luxen, JosephJoseph Luxen  Belgium RW 1930–1945 147 26
Van Calenberg, GeorgesGeorges Van Calenberg  Belgium RW 1931–1946 183 3
Mertens, JeanJean Mertens  Belgium GK 1932–1943 164 0
Gets, FrançoisFrançois Gets  Belgium CM 1933–1939 100 21
De Pauw, PierrePierre De Pauw  Belgium RB 1936–1945 105 0
Erroelen, VictorVictor Erroelen  Belgium CB 1936–1949 236 4
Vanvarenbergh, MichelMichel Vanvarenbergh  Belgium AM 1936–1953 312 128
De Cuyper, JeanJean De Cuyper  Belgium CB 1937–1948 149 3
De Wael, FrançoisFrançois De Wael  Belgium RW 1941–1950 200 110
Vernimmen, JosephJoseph Vernimmen  Belgium CM 1941–1952 261 20
Sermon, FrançoisFrançois Sermon  Belgium LW 1941–1953 274 64
Valet, JeanJean Valet  Belgium CB 1941–1954 287 49
Mermans, JosephJoseph Mermans  Belgium ST 1942–1957 384 338
Meert, HenriHenri Meert  Belgium GK 1943–1959 312 1
Van Den Bosch, HippolyteHippolyte Van Den Bosch  Belgium CM 1944–1958 212 141
Degelas, FrançoisFrançois Degelas  Belgium CM 1947–1958 209 25
Vaillant, ArsèneArsène Vaillant  Belgium LB 1948–1954 156 20
Matthys, HenriHenri Matthys  Belgium RB 1948–1956 197 0
De Corte, MarcelMarcel De Corte  Belgium RW 1950–1959 139 37
Week, FélixFélix Week  Belgium GK 1950–1960 134 0
Van Den Bosch, PieterPieter Van Den Bosch  Belgium FW 1951–1959 156 40
de Koster, WillemWillem de Koster  Belgium CB 1951–1960 235 0
De Wael, GastonGaston De Wael  Belgium AM 1952–1961 112 63
Vanderwilt, RenéRené Vanderwilt  Belgium CM 1954–1959 117 19
De Vogelaere, CharlesCharles De Vogelaere  Belgium RB 1954–1961 105 1
Lippens, MartinMartin Lippens  Belgium CM 1954–1964 232 54
Jurion, ArmandArmand Jurion  Belgium RW 1954–1968 390 72
Culot, JacquesJacques Culot  Belgium LB 1955–1961 167 0
Hanon, PierrePierre Hanon  Belgium CM 1955–1970 353 31
Stockman, JacquesJacques Stockman  Belgium FW 1957–1966 and 1972–1973 246 142
Cornelis, JeanJean Cornelis  Belgium CB 1958–1971 288 7
Trappeniers, JeanJean Trappeniers  Belgium GK 1959–1971 278 0
Plaskie, JeanJean Plaskie  Belgium CB 1959–1972 182 2
Verbiest, LaurentLaurent Verbiest  Belgium LB 1960–1966 120 2
Heylens, GeorgesGeorges Heylens  Belgium RB 1960–1973 360 10
Van Himst, PaulPaul Van Himst  Belgium AM 1960–1975 457 236
Puis, WilfriedWilfried Puis  Belgium FW 1961–1971 274 55
Devrindt, JohanJohan Devrindt  Belgium ST 1964–1970 112 66
Mulder, JanJan Mulder  Netherlands ST 1965–1972 145 89
Kialunda, JulienJulien Kialunda  Zaire CB 1965–1972 124 3
Volders, JosJos Volders  Belgium CB 1968–1974 105 4
Van Binst, GilbertGilbert Van Binst  Belgium RB 1968–1980 263 28
Verheyen, JanJan Verheyen  Belgium RW 1971–1975 111 5
Ruiter, JanJan Ruiter  Netherlands GK 1971–1977 179 0
Dockx, JeanJean Dockx  Belgium CB 1971–1978 216 12
Rensenbrink, RobRob Rensenbrink  Netherlands ST 1971–1980 261 141
Van Der Elst, FrançoisFrançois Van Der Elst  Belgium FW 1971–1980 248 82
Broos, HugoHugo Broos  Belgium CB 1971–1983 351 2
Coeck, LudoLudo Coeck  Belgium CM 1972–1983 296 54
Thissen, JeanJean Thissen  Belgium CB 1974–1979 122 4
Munaron, JackyJacky Munaron  Belgium GK 1974–1989 293 0
Haan, ArieArie Haan  Netherlands CM 1975–1981 198 35
Vercauteren, FrankyFranky Vercauteren  Belgium LW 1975–1987 367 92
De Groote, MichelMichel De Groote  Belgium CM 1975–1989 294 25
Dusbaba, JohnnyJohnny Dusbaba  Netherlands CB 1977–1981 117 1
Nielsen, BennyBenny Nielsen  Denmark FW 1977–1981 104 34
Brylle, KennethKenneth Brylle  Denmark FW 1980–1984 122 50
Peruzovic, LukaLuka Peruzovic  Yugoslavia CB 1980–1986 168 5
Olsen, MortenMorten Olsen  Denmark CB 1980–1986 173 3
Hofkens, WimWim Hofkens  Netherlands RB 1981–1985 114 4
Degreef, WalterWalter Degreef  Belgium LB 1981–1986 110 1
Lozano, JuanJuan Lozano  Spain AM 1981–1987 129 42
Frimann, PerPer Frimann  Denmark CM 1981–1988 159 31
Vandenbergh, ErwinErwin Vandenbergh  Belgium ST 1982–1986 121 87
Andersen, HenrikHenrik Andersen  Denmark LB 1982–1990 173 13
Grün, GeorgesGeorges Grün  Belgium CB 1982–1990 and 1994–1996 250 31
Gudjohnsen, ArnorArnor Gudjohnsen  Iceland ST 1983–1990 139 40
Scifo, VincenzoVincenzo Scifo  Belgium CM 1983–1987 and 1997–2000 197 46
van Tiggelen, AdriAdri van Tiggelen  Netherlands RB 1986–1991 144 7
Nilis, LucLuc Nilis  Belgium ST 1986–1994 224 127
Musonda, CharlyCharly Musonda  Zambia CM 1987–1994 and 1996–1997 109 6
Kooiman, WimWim Kooiman  Netherlands CM 1988–1994 151 12
De Wilde, FilipFilip De Wilde  Belgium GK 1988–2002 371 0
Degryse, MarcMarc Degryse  Belgium AM 1989–1995 171 66
De Wolf, MichelMichel De Wolf  Belgium CB 1990–1994 109 2
Rutjes, GraemeGraeme Rutjes  Netherlands CB 1990–1996 152 7
Crasson, BertrandBertrand Crasson  Belgium RB 1990–1996 and 1998–2003 293 20
Zetterberg, PärPär Zetterberg  Sweden AM 1990–1991 and 1993–2006 285 74
Bosman, JohnnyJohnny Bosman  Netherlands ST 1991–1996 156 71
Boffin, DannyDanny Boffin  Belgium LW 1991–1997 189 30
Walem, JohanJohan Walem  Belgium CM 1991–1997 180 16
Versavel, BrunoBruno Versavel  Belgium AM 1992–1997 124 37
Doll, OlivierOlivier Doll  Belgium CB 1994–2004 182 5
De Boeck, GlenGlen De Boeck  Belgium CB 1995–2004 207 15
Iachtchouk, OlegOleg Iachtchouk  Ukraine FW 1996–2006 119 32
Baseggio, WalterWalter Baseggio  Belgium CM 1996–2008 256 43
Dheedene, DidierDidier Dheedene  Belgium CB 1997–2001 102 9
Stoica, AlinAlin Stoica  Romania CM 1997–2002 128 23
Goor, BartBart Goor  Belgium LW 1997–2001 and 2005–2008 228 42
Dindane, ArunaAruna Dindane  Ivory Coast FW 2000–2005 131 50
Hasi, BesnikBesnik Hasi  Albania CM 2000–2006 108 1
Vanderhaeghe, YvesYves Vanderhaeghe  Belgium CM 2000–2006 150 10
Deschacht, OlivierOlivier Deschacht  Belgium LB 2001–present 409 11
Tihinen, HannuHannu Tihinen  Finland CB 2002–2006 101 12
Zitka, DanielDaniel Zitka  Czech Republic GK 2002–2010 144 0
Kompany, VincentVincent Kompany  Belgium CB 2003–2006 73 6
Vanden Borre, AnthonyAnthony Vanden Borre  Belgium CB 2003–2007 and 2012–2016 119 4
Legear, JonathanJonathan Legear  Belgium RW 2004–2011 123 20
Proto, SilvioSilvio Proto  Belgium GK 2005–2016 285 0
Juhasz, RolandRoland Juhasz  Hungary DF 2005–2013 207 20
Van Damme, JelleJelle Van Damme  Belgium LW 2006–2010 110 17
Biglia, LucasLucas Biglia  Argentina CM 2006–2013 204 14
Boussoufa, MbarkMbark Boussoufa  Morocco AM 2006–2011 148 48
Wasilewski, MarcinMarcin Wasilewski  Poland RB 2006–2013 143 20
Gillet, GuillaumeGuillaume Gillet  Belgium RB 2008–2014 and 2015–2016 248 48
Suárez, MatíasMatías Suárez  Argentina FW 2008–2016 177 51
Kouyaté, CheikhouCheikhou Kouyaté  Senegal DF 2008–2014 153 4
Lukaku, RomeluRomelu Lukaku  Belgium ST 2009–2011 73 33
De Sutter, TomTom De Sutter  Belgium ST 2009–2013 119 35
Kljestan, SachaSacha Kljestan  United States CM 2010–2014 132 18
Praet, DennisDennis Praet  Belgium AM 2011–2016 139 20
Tielemans, YouriYouri Tielemans  Belgium CM 2013–present 102 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallez, Marcel; Serkijn, Johan (2008). Le dictionnaire du RSC Anderlecht (tome 2). Magnad. ISBN 978-2-9600723-3-4. 
  2. ^ http://bel.worldfootball.net/teams/rsc-anderlecht/10/ worldfootball.net
  3. ^ http://www.national-football-teams.com/v2/club.php?id=228&year=2010&rythm=1 national-football-teams.com
  4. ^ http://sport.be.msn.com/fr/jupilerproleague/teamplayers.html?team=12585&comp=2551 sport.be