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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: 15/04/2014 02:00 CET
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-3LokerenLokeren
Cercle BruggeCercle Brugge0-4AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht4-1GentGent
Waasland-BeverenWaasland-Beveren0-3AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht5-2CharleroiCharleroi
Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem4-3AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht5-0MechelenMechelen
BenficaBenfica2-0AnderlechtAnderlecht
Club BruggeClub Brugge4-0AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht7-0KAS EupenKAS Eupen
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-0LierseLierse
AnderlechtAnderlecht0-3OlympiacosOlympiacos
AnderlechtAnderlecht0-1KortrijkKortrijk
MonsMons0-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht0-5ParisParis
AnderlechtAnderlecht1-1Standard LiègeStandard Liège
OostendeOostende0-3AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht3-1LeuvenLeuven
ParisParis1-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
GenkGenk0-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
CharleroiCharleroi2-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-3BenficaBenfica
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-1Cercle BruggeCercle Brugge
WesterloWesterlo2-2
(4-3(p))
AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-0Waasland-BeverenWaasland-Beveren
OlympiacosOlympiacos3-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
GentGent1-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
Standard LiègeStandard Liège1-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht1-0Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem
MechelenMechelen2-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-0Club BruggeClub Brugge
LierseLierse2-0AnderlechtAnderlecht
KortrijkKortrijk2-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-0MonsMons
LokerenLokeren2-1AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht2-0GenkGenk
LeuvenLeuven1-0AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht4-0OostendeOostende
Standard LiègeStandard Liège1-0AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht3-0Club BruggeClub Brugge
LokerenLokeren1-2AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht20:30Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem
GenkGenk18:00AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht18:00Standard LiègeStandard Liège
Club BruggeClub Brugge18:00AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht18:00GenkGenk
Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem20:30AnderlechtAnderlecht
AnderlechtAnderlecht14:30LokerenLokeren

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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