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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.

Club Records
Most appearances: Paul Van Himst (566 games)
Most goals: Jef Mermans (369 goals)
Record victory: Anderlecht 16-0 RA Marchienne (Belgian Cup, 6 October 1965)
Record defeat: Manchester United FC 10-0 Anderlecht (European Champion Clubs' Cup, 26 September 1956)

* Last updated on 20 June 2013

Last updated: 20/06/13 17.06CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/04/2014 15:29 CET
28 July 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht2-3Lokeren
Referee: not available – Brussels
03/04/2014 17:51:25
2 August 2013 - Belgian First League
Cercle Brugge0-4Anderlecht
Referee: not available
08/03/2013 04:48:04
11 August 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht4-1Gent
Referee: not available – Brussels
10/06/2013 13:06:21
18 August 2013 - Belgian First League
Waasland-Beveren0-3Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Beveren
10/06/2013 13:06:21
25 August 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht5-2Charleroi
Referee: not available – Brussels
10/06/2013 13:06:21
1 September 2013 - Belgian First League
Zulte Waregem4-3Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Waregem
03/12/2014 18:20:03
14 September 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht5-0Mechelen
Referee: not available – Brussels
10/06/2013 13:06:21
Benfica2-0Anderlecht
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER) – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
10/06/2013 13:06:21
22 September 2013 - Belgian First League
Club Brugge4-0Anderlecht
Referee: not available
03/10/2014 09:53:56
25 September 2013 - Belgian Cup, Sixth round
Anderlecht7-0KAS Eupen
Referee: not available – Brussels
10/06/2013 13:06:21
29 September 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht2-0Lierse
Referee: not available – Brussels
10/06/2013 13:06:06
Anderlecht0-3Olympiacos
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
10/06/2013 13:06:06
6 October 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht0-1Kortrijk
Referee: not available – Brussels
10/06/2013 23:07:27
18 October 2013 - Belgian First League
Mons0-2Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Mons
10/18/2013 21:42:46
Anderlecht0-5PSG
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) – Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
10/25/2013 09:28:39
27 October 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht1-1Standard Liège
Referee: not available – Brussels
03/10/2014 09:53:56
30 October 2013 - Belgian First League
Oostende0-3Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Ostend
10/30/2013 23:48:12
2 November 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht3-1Leuven
Referee: not available – Brussels
11/02/2013 22:57:38
Paris1-1Anderlecht
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO) – Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA)
11/07/2013 09:11:24
10 November 2013 - Belgian First League
Genk0-1Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Genk
03/18/2014 09:50:13
23 November 2013 - Belgian First League
Charleroi2-1Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Charleroi
11/23/2013 21:46:11
Anderlecht2-3Benfica
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA) – Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
12/10/2013 10:42:10
1 December 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht2-1Cercle Brugge
Referee: not available – Brussels
12/01/2013 23:09:22
4 December 2013 - Belgian Cup, Seventh round
Westerlo2-2Anderlecht
Westerlo win 4-3 on penalties
Referee: not available – Westerlo
02/20/2014 09:18:13
7 December 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht2-0Waasland-Beveren
Referee: not available – Brussels
12/07/2013 23:10:50
Olympiacos3-1Anderlecht
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) – Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
12/16/2013 13:18:55
15 December 2013 - Belgian First League
Gent1-2Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Ghent
12/15/2013 21:36:44
22 December 2013 - Belgian First League
Standard Liège1-1Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Liege
03/10/2014 09:55:11
26 December 2013 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht1-0Zulte Waregem
Referee: not available – Brussels
03/10/2014 09:53:40
19 January 2014 - Belgian First League
Mechelen2-1Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Mechelen
01/19/2014 19:40:51
26 January 2014 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht2-0Club Brugge
Referee: not available – Brussels
03/10/2014 09:53:41
31 January 2014 - Belgian First League
Lierse2-0Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Lier
01/31/2014 21:40:06
8 February 2014 - Belgian First League
Kortrijk2-2Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Courtrai
02/08/2014 22:09:46
16 February 2014 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht2-0Mons
Referee: not available – Brussels
02/16/2014 19:43:19
21 February 2014 - Belgian First League
Lokeren2-1Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Lokeren
03/19/2014 09:54:44
2 March 2014 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht2-0Genk
Referee: not available – Brussels
03/18/2014 09:52:31
8 March 2014 - Belgian First League
Leuven1-0Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Leuven
03/08/2014 23:46:01
16 March 2014 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht4-0Oostende
Referee: not available – Brussels
03/16/2014 22:05:00
30 March 2014 - Belgian First League
Standard Liège1-0Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Liege
04/03/2014 10:04:41
6 April 2014 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht3-0Club Brugge
Referee: not available – Brussels
04/13/2014 23:11:09
11 April 2014 - Belgian First League
Lokeren1-2Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Lokeren
04/22/2014 14:23:23
15 April 2014 - Belgian First League
Anderlecht0-0Zulte Waregem
Referee: not available – Brussels
04/22/2014 14:28:24
21 April 2014 - Belgian First League
Genk1-0Anderlecht
Referee: not available – Genk
04/21/2014 20:39:27
27 April 2014
AnderlechtStandard Liège
Referee: TBD – Brussels
03/25/2014 16:49:39
4 May 2014
Club BruggeAnderlecht
Referee: TBD
03/25/2014 16:50:02
11 May 2014
AnderlechtGenk
Referee: TBD – Brussels
03/25/2014 16:50:02
15 May 2014
Zulte WaregemAnderlecht
Referee: TBD – Waregem
03/25/2014 16:50:23
18 May 2014
AnderlechtLokeren
Referee: TBD – Brussels
03/25/2014 16:50:24

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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