Royale Union Saint-Gilloise

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Union SG
Club crest
Full name Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
Nickname(s) Les Unionistes
Union 60
Founded 1 November 1897; 119 years ago (1897-11-01)
Ground Stade Joseph Marien,
Forest, Brussels
Ground Capacity 6,000
Chairman Jürgen Baatzsch
Manager Marc Grosjean
League Belgian Second Division
Website Club home page

Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, often abbreviated to Union SG, is a Belgian football club originally located in the municipality of Saint-Gilles, in Brussels, although since the 1920s it has been based at the Stade Joseph Marien in the neighbouring municipality of Forest.

The club is one of the most successful in the history of Belgian football, but currently plays in the second division. The club won eleven Belgian championships between 1904 and 1935, making it the most successful Belgian club before World War II. The team colours are blue and yellow and its matricule is the n°10.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1897 and obtained its first of eleven titles as Champion of Belgium in 1904. From 1933 to 1935 the team played 60 consecutive matches undefeated, setting a still unbeaten record in Belgium. In the early 1900s the club also had a dominant spell in some of the very first "European" Cup competitions that took place, prior to officially sanctioned UEFA competitions.

Between 1958 and 1965 the club had a brief spell of European success, playing the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and reaching the semi-finals in the 1958–60 edition after a two legged victory against A.S. Roma. In 1963, however, the club was relegated to the second division, and in 1980 even fell as low as the Belgian Promotion division.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

European[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 July 2016.[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Belgium DF Pietro Perdichizzi
4 France MF Pierre‑Baptiste Baherlé
5 Belgium DF Grégoire Neels
6 Central African Republic FW Quentin Ngakoutou (on loan from Monaco)
7 Belgium DF Tracy Mpati
8 Morocco MF Yassine Salah
9 France FW Cédric Fauré
10 Brazil FW Augusto Da Silva
11 Belgium DF Geoffrey Cabeke
13 Belgium DF Vincent Vandiepenbeeck
14 Belgium MF Lou Wallaert
16 Belgium MF Charles Morren
No. Position Player
19 Belgium GK Anthony Sadin
20 France MF Yannick Aguemon
21 Belgium DF Gertjan Martens
23 Republic of the Congo DF Jordan Massengo
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Freddy Mombongo-Dues
26 Belgium GK Adrien Saussez
31 Belgium DF Georgios Kaminiaris
32 Slovenia FW Nicolas Rajsel
91 Belgium FW Mohammed Aoulad
93 France FW Florent Zitte
95 Belgium MF Alessio Palmeri
96 Belgium MF Mathias Fixelles

Staff[edit]

Head Coach
  • Belgium Marc Grosjean
Assistant Coach
  • Belgium Grégory Vanmelkebeke
Goalkeeper Coach
  • Belgium Florent Delstanche

Medical[edit]

Kiné
  • Morocco Ali Errachidi
  • Belgium Nick Parijs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ franz. "Saison 2015 - 2016". rusg.be. 

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