Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht, usually known as Anderlecht is a Belgian professional football club based in Anderlecht, Brussels. It plays in the Belgian Pro League and it is the most successful Belgian football team.

Anderlecht was founded in 1908, it first reached the highest level in Belgian football in 1921–22 and have been playing in the first division continuously since 1935–36. They won their first major trophy after World War II with a championship win in 1946–47. Since then, they have never finished outside the top six of the Belgian first division. They are ranked 12th amongst all-time UEFA club competition winners and 10th in the IFFHS continental Clubs of the 20th Century European ranking.

 

Colours and badge

Anderlecht colours are purple and white, and the club's home kit is generally white with purple trim. From 2005-06 season players wear a black and purple home kit. In the beginning, purple was the main colour of the shirts. The motto of Anderlecht "Mens sana in corpore sano" is written on its badge as are the three letters SCA referring to the initial name of the club (Sporting Club Anderlechtois). A crown was added in 1933 following the name change to Royal Sporting Club Anderlechtois.

 

Stadium

Anderlecht has been playing home matches in the Astrid Park at the Emile Versé Stadium since 1917. The stadium was completely rebuilt in 1983 and it was renamed Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in honour of the then chairman Constant Vanden Stock. 

 

Palmarès

Belgian First Division - Winners (34): 1946–47, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016-17

Belgian Second Division - Winners (2): 1923–24, 1934–35

Belgian Cup - Winners (9): 1964–65, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1993–94, 2007–08

Belgian League Cup - Winners (1): 1999-00

Belgian Supercup - Winners (12): 1985, 1987, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Bruges Matins - Winners (2): 1985, 1988

 

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup - Winners (2): 1975–76, 1977–78

UEFA Cup - Winners (1): 1982–83

UEFA Super Cup - Winners (2): 1976, 1978

Toulon Tournament - Winners (1): 1967

Amsterdam Tournament - Winners (1): 1976

 

Supporters

Anderlecht has the most demanding fans of Belgium. Anderlecht supporters come from all over the country and only a minority comes from the Brussels Capital Region. Anderlecht counts 77 fan clubs, of which five are abroad (France, Poland, Texas, Canada and England).


Official website: http://www.rsca.be/en


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