Royal Excel Mouscron

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Royal Excel Mouscron
Royal Excel Mouscron logo.svg
Full name Royal Excel Mouscron
Short name REM
Founded 1922; 96 years ago (1922)
as RRC Péruwelz
Ground Stade Le Canonnier
Ground Capacity 10,800 [1]
Owner Latimer International Limited[2]
Chairman Patrick Declerck
Manager Frank Defays
League Belgian First Division A
2016–17 Belgian First Division A, 15th
Website Club website

Royal Excel Mouscron (French pronunciation: ​[mukʁɔ̃], Dutch pronunciation: [muˈskrun]), commonly known as Mouscron or familiarly as REM, is a Belgian professional football club based in Mouscron, currently playing in the First Division A.

The team was formed as Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz in the spring of 2010 as a result of the merging between bankrupt R.E. Mouscron and R.R.C. Peruwelz. Its current name was adopted in the summer of 2016.

History[edit]

Following the liquidation and break-up of R.E. Mouscron, whose registration number was removed by the Royal Belgian Football Association, the city of Mouscron began negotiations with leaders of R.R.C. Peruwelz about a possible merge. After weeks of hesitation and uncertainty, an agreement was reached. The agreement was officially signed and announced on March 11, 2010. Debts of about 100,000 in R.R.C. Peruwelz's name were cleared while the city agreed to maintain the training center known as "Futurosport". The newly merged club, Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz, took on the history of R.R.C. Peruwelz, receiving matricule number 216 and keeping red and blue as its main colors.[3] In its first season, it participated in Belgian Promotion A, the 4th level of Belgian football. After a strong season, they were promoted to the Belgian Third Division for the 2011–12 season, playing in Division A. They had reached Round 6 of the 2011–12 Belgian Cup before losing narrowly to Belgian Pro League club Beerschot AC on penalties 4–3. They finished first in their division in league play, and thus were promoted to the Belgian Second Division. The next season Mouscron-Péruwelz finished 2nd and qualified for the promotion play-offs but lost. In the 2014 play-offs Mouscron-Péruwelz wound up 4th and qualified yet again; this time they won the play-offs, promoting them to the highest division of Belgian football for the first time in their history, bringing back top tier football to Mouscron after a 5-year absence. In 2016, the name of the club was changed to Royal Excel Mouscron.

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 July, 2018.

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 Olivier Werner
3 Greece DF Alexandros Katranis (on loan from Saint-Étienne)
4 Belgium DF Nathan de Medina
5 Serbia DF Aleksa Damjanac
7 Cameroon FW Fabrice Olinga
8 Belgium MF Luca Napoleone
9 Belgium FW Yannis Mbombo
10 Belgium MF Selim Amallah
11 France MF Dimitri Mohamed
13 Greece DF Georgios Galitsios
14 Albania MF Sebastjan Spahiu
16 Belgium GK Clément Libertiaux
17 Belgium FW Babacar Dione
No. Position Player
20 Belgium MF Noam Debaisieux
23 Haiti FW Frantzdy Pierrot
24 Serbia MF Nikola Gulan
25 Senegal DF Christophe Diedhiou
27 Kosovo DF Mërgim Vojvoda
28 Belgium DF Jérémy Huyghebaert (Captain)
30 Belgium MF Benjamin Van Durmen
31 Belgium DF Bruno Godeau
33 France GK Jean Butez
54 Belgium GK Logan Bailly
55 Serbia MF Luka Luković
77 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Mićo Kuzmanović
99 Portugal FW Idrisa Sambú (on loan from Spartak Moscow)

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Belgium Frank Defays
Assistant Manager
Assistant Manager
Goalkeeping Coach
Fitness Coach

References[edit]

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