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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: 30 (2010)
• 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 UEFA 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 misery 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 30 in 2010.

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 7 July 2010

Last updated: 24/01/11 11.18CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/03/2015 18:19 CET
AnderlechtAnderlecht3-1Mouscron-PéruwelzMouscron-Péruwelz
OostendeOostende0-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht1-0CharleroiCharleroi
WesterloWesterlo2-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht1-0Waasland-BeverenWaasland-Beveren
Club BruggeClub Brugge2-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
LierseLierse2-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
GalatasarayGalatasaray1-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht3-2Cercle BruggeCercle Brugge
Patro Eisden MaasmechelenPatro Eisden Maasmechelen3-5AnderlechtAnderlecht
Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem0-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht0-3DortmundDortmund
AnderlechtAnderlecht0-0GenkGenk
MechelenMechelen1-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht1-2ArsenalArsenal
AnderlechtAnderlecht0-2Standard LiègeStandard Liège
KortrijkKortrijk2-3AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht1-1LokerenLokeren
ArsenalArsenal3-3AnderlechtAnderlecht
GentGent0-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
CharleroiCharleroi3-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-0GalatasarayGalatasaray
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-2Club BruggeClub Brugge
AnderlechtAnderlecht4-1KRC MechelenKRC Mechelen
Mouscron-PéruwelzMouscron-Péruwelz4-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
DortmundDortmund1-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht3-0OostendeOostende
Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem0-3AnderlechtAnderlecht
Waasland-BeverenWaasland-Beveren0-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht4-0WesterloWesterlo
AnderlechtAnderlecht3-0LierseLierse
AnderlechtAnderlecht4-2Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem
Standard LiègeStandard Liège2-0AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht0-0Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem
GentGent0-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
Cercle BruggeCercle Brugge0-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht3-0GentGent
AnderlechtAnderlecht1-1MechelenMechelen
AnderlechtAnderlecht0-0Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva
GenkGenk0-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
Dinamo MoskvaDinamo Moskva3-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-0KortrijkKortrijk
LokerenLokeren20:00AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht14:30GentGent

22/03/2015, Belgian Cup, Final

Club BruggeClub Brugge18:00AnderlechtAnderlecht

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:  32
  • 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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