Royal Football Club Seraing

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RFC Seraing
Seraing United logo.png
Full name Royal Football Club Seraing
Founded 1900
Ground Stade Pairay, Seraing
Ground Capacity 14,236
Chairman Mario Franchi
Manager Arnaud Mercier
League Belgian Third Division
Website Club home page

RFC Seraing is a Belgian association football club based in Seraing in the province of Liège. They have been playing in the Belgian Second Division since 2009–10 as Royal Boussu Dour Borinage and were formerly known as Royal Francs Borains until the start of the 2008–09 season. They play their home games at the Stade Pairay.


The club of CS Boussu-Bois was founded in 1918 in Boussu.[1] In 1982, the club merged with CS Elouges, a club from the neighbouring town of Elouges, in the municipality of Dour, and was renamed Royal Francs Borains Boussu-Bois Elouges. In 1984–85, they won the Promotion B, 4th level of football in Belgium, and were promoted to the third division.[2] At that moment, they simplified their name to Royal Francs Borains. The club became a third division regular, though they could not avoid relegation in 1994–95. After four seasons in the Promotion, Royal Francs Borains were back to the third level, and in 2008–09, they reached for the first time in their history the second level of football, under their new naming of Royal Boussu Dour Borinage. In 2009–10, they had their best ranking in their history, with a 5th place in the second division. Their highest league ranking was a 5th place in the second division in 2009–10.

In 2014, Boussu Dour Borinage sold their official matricule (167) to the owners of Seraing RUL (23) and bought itself the matricule 5192 of Royal Charleroi Fleurus, playing in the Belgian Fourth Division. As a result, the team with matricule 167 moved to Seraing and was renamed Seraing United. It moved from the Stade Robert Urbain in Boussu to the Stade Pairay in Seraing. The Boussu Dour-based team moved to the fourth division and was renamed Francs Borains. However, the results and history of the Boussu Dour-based team remain with the matricule 167 and will be continued as Seraing United avec becomes one year later R.F.C. Seraing in tribute to the previous two city clubs.


Current squad[edit]

As of 16 January, 2017.[3]

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

No. Position Player
3 France DF Romain Inez
4 France MF Lucas Toussaint (on loan from France Metz)
5 Turkey DF Önder Turaci
6 France MF Théo Pierrot
7 Cameroon MF Gabriel Junior Etémé
8 France DF Gérald Kilota
9 Venezuela FW Manuel Arteaga
10 Belgium MF Brandon Deville
11 Belgium FW Sambu Mansoni
12 Belgium GK Gilles Deusings
13 Belgium DF Gill Swerts
15 Senegal DF Wagane Faye
No. Position Player
16 Senegal MF Pape Abdou Camara
18 Belgium FW Hugo Cuypers (on loan from Belgium Standard Liège)
19 Senegal FW Moussa Gueye
20 Senegal FW Ibou Faye
22 Belgium GK Maxime Mignon
23 Belgium DF Alessio Cascio
24 France DF Julien Bertoux
25 France DF Jérémy Obin
27 Belgium DF Axel Bonemme
28 Belgium MF Mohamed Moulhi
29 Belgium FW Luca Schenk



Head coach:


  1. ^ "Belgium – Overview of teams". Pluto. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Classements finals des divisions supérieures 1984–85" (PDF). Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Team 2014–15

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