Royale Union Saint-Gilloise

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Club crest
Full name Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
Nickname(s) Les Unionistes
Union 60
Founded 1 November 1897; 118 years ago (1897-11-01)
Ground Stade Joseph Marien,
Forest, Brussels
Ground Capacity 6,000
Chairman Jurgen Baatzsch
Manager Marc Grosjean
League Belgian Second Division

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.


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.




Current squad[edit]

As of 22 July, 2015.[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Belgium GK Yoran Chalon
3 Belgium DF Constant Delsanne
4 Belgium DF Anthony Cabeke
5 Belgium MF Grégoire Neels
7 Belgium DF Tracy Mpati
9 France FW Cédric Fauré
10 Belgium FW Augusto Alves
11 Belgium DF Geoffrey Cabeke
12 Cameroon FW Hervé Onana
13 Belgium DF Vincent Vandiepenbeeck
14 Belgium MF Lou Wallaert
15 Italy MF Ignazio Cocchiere
No. Position Player
16 Belgium MF Charles Morren
17 Belgium FW Dani Morais
19 Belgium GK Anthony Sadin
20 Belgium DF Etienne Mukanya
21 Belgium DF Gertjan Martens
23 Republic of the Congo MF Jordan Massengo
24 Belgium DF Cédric Guiro
25 Portugal MF André Coutinho
31 Belgium DF Georgios Kaminiaris
32 France FW Nicolas Rajsel
93 France FW Florent Zitte


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


  • Morocco Ali Errachidi
  • Belgium Nick Parijs

Reserve squad[edit]

The team played in the Réserves Amateur Série E.[2]

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

No. Position Player
Belgium GK Michael Kaya
Algeria GK Bilal Missri
Guinea DF Sadou Bah
Belgium DF Imad Benabdelkrime
Ivory Coast DF Kafoumba Berete
Algeria DF Yassine Dahraoui
Belgium DF Marcos Del Molino
Belgium DF Massimo Grimaldi
Belgium DF Younes Touzani
Algeria DF Hamza Yousfi
Brazil DF José Zanzalá
Belgium MF Mohamed Aissa
Belgium MF Lucas Bonessa
No. Position Player
Belgium MF Mehdi Chairi
Portugal MF Michaël Coutinho-Cardoso
Belgium MF Brahim Essikal
Greece MF Constant Keskinidis
Belgium MF Imad Mohallem
Belgium MF Jordan Van Cappellen
Belgium FW Chemceddine Aoulad
Belgium FW Emmanuel Claes
Algeria FW Sofiane Dahraoui
Belgium FW Vincent Donnay
Belgium FW Ange Makungu
Brazil FW Kevin Luz Sampaio
Algeria FW Zachary Zekhnini

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