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RSC Anderlecht

RSC Anderlecht
Anderlecht's Morten Olsen exchanges pennants with Tottenham Hotspur FC captain Steve Perryman before the first leg of the 1984 UEFA Cup final ©Bob Thomas/Getty Images

RSC Anderlecht

Formed: 1908
Nicknames: Paars-wit (Purple and Whites, Dutch), Les Mauves et Blancs (Purple and Whites, French)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1976, 1978; (1977), (1990)
• UEFA Cup: 1983; (1984)
• UEFA Super Cup: 1976, 1978

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 32 (2013)
• Belgian Cup: 9 (2008)

History
• Belgium's most successful club were formed as Sporting Club Anderlechtois in the municipality of Anderlecht, part of Brussels. The side started competing at national level in 1913, reaching the top flight − the Division d'Honneur − eight years later. Successive relegations and promotions followed but they have been in Belgium's highest division since 1935.

• By then they were RSC Anderlecht, having marked their 25th anniversary by adding the prefix Royal. The club won their first title in 1947 and swiftly became a dominant force, claiming three successive championships from 1949 to 1951, repeating the feat between 1954 and 1956. The latter four came under English coach Bill Gormlie, who added another in 1959.

• Corsican boss Pierre Sinibaldi enjoyed more success in the 1960s, winning five straight titles between 1964 and 1968. With the man who would be named Belgium's player of the century, Paul Van Himst, as captain, Anderlecht also made strides in Europe. They reached the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final in 1970, losing 4-3 on aggregate to Arsenal FC.

• The late 1970s brought another golden era when, under Constant Vanden Stock's chairmanship, Anderlecht featured in three successive European Cup Winners' Cup finals between 1976 and 1978. They beat West Ham United FC 4-2, lost 2-0 to Hamburger SV, then overwhelmed FK Austria Wien 4-0.

• With Van Himst now coach, further success followed in 1983 when Anderlecht defeated SL Benfica 2-1 on aggregate in the UEFA Cup showpiece, though they lost to Tottenham Hotspur FC on penalties in the final 12 months later. More heartbreak followed in the 1990 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final versus UC Sampdoria, but Anderlecht remained dominant at home, extending their number of Belgian titles to a record 32 in 2013.

* Last updated on 20 June 2013

Last updated: 23/01/14 13.28CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 09/07/2014 11:45 CET
27 July 2014 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtMouscron-Peruwelz
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:45:50
2 August 2014 - Belgian First League
OostendeAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Ostend
07/09/2014 10:46:28
9 August 2014 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtCharleroi
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:46:31
16 August 2014 - Belgian First League
WesterloAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Westerlo
07/09/2014 10:46:31
23 August 2014 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtWaasland-Beveren
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:45:20
30 August 2014 - Belgian First League
Club BruggeAnderlecht
Referee: TBD
07/09/2014 10:45:20
12 September 2014 - Belgian First League
LierseAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Lier
07/09/2014 10:45:20
19 September 2014 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtCercle Brugge
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:45:21
26 September 2014 - Belgian First League
Zulte WaregemAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Waregem
07/09/2014 10:45:21
3 October 2014 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtGenk
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:43:07
17 October 2014 - Belgian First League
MechelenAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Mechelen
07/09/2014 10:43:30
25 October 2014 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtStandard Liège
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:43:30
29 October 2014 - Belgian First League
KortrijkAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Courtrai
07/09/2014 10:43:37
1 November 2014 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtLokeren
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:44:07
7 November 2014 - Belgian First League
GentAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Ghent
07/09/2014 10:44:07
21 November 2014 - Belgian First League
CharleroiAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Charleroi
07/09/2014 10:44:09
28 November 2014 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtClub Brugge
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:44:41
5 December 2014 - Belgian First League
Mouscron-PeruwelzAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Mouscron
07/09/2014 10:44:42
12 December 2014 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtOostende
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:44:42
19 December 2014 - Belgian First League
Waasland-BeverenAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Beveren
07/09/2014 10:45:16
26 December 2014 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtWesterlo
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:45:17
17 January 2015 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtLierse
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:45:19
23 January 2015 - Belgian First League
Standard LiègeAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Liege
07/09/2014 10:45:51
30 January 2015 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtZulte Waregem
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:45:56
6 February 2015 - Belgian First League
Cercle BruggeAnderlecht
Referee: TBD
07/09/2014 10:45:56
14 February 2015 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtMechelen
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:46:31
21 February 2015 - Belgian First League
GenkAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Genk
07/09/2014 10:46:32
28 February 2015 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtKortrijk
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:46:37
7 March 2015 - Belgian First League
LokerenAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Lokeren
07/09/2014 10:46:37
14 March 2015 - Belgian First League
AnderlechtGent
Referee: TBD – Brussels
07/09/2014 10:44:49

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    14/09/1966, Haka 1-10 Anderlecht, Valkeakoski
  • Biggest defeat:
    26/09/1956, Man. United 10-0 Anderlecht, Manchester
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  31
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  7
  • Appearances in UEFA Super Cup:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  17
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 80
    Filip De Wilde (  BEL)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 33
    Rob Rensenbrink (  NED)
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