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Anderlecht
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Full name Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht
Nickname(s) "Purple & White", "Sporting"
Short name R.S.C.A.
Founded 27 May 1908; 105 years ago (creation)

1909 (registration)

Ground Constant Vanden Stock Stadium
(Capacity: 28,063 (21,845 for European matches))
Chairman Belgium Roger Vanden Stock
Manager Netherlands John van den Brom
Current League Belgian Pro League 
2015-16 Belgian Pro League, 3rd
Website Club home page
Anderlecht Kit 2014 001 Anderlecht Kit 2014 002
Football current event Current season

Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht, usually known as Anderlecht is a Belgian professional football club based in Anderlecht, Brussels Capital-Region. Anderlecht plays in the Belgian Pro League and is the most successful Belgian football team in European competitions, with five trophies, as well as in the Belgian Pro League, with 33 championship wins. They have also won nine Belgian Cups and hold the record for most consecutive Belgian championship titles, winning five between the 1963–64 and 1967–68 seasons.

Founded in 1908, the club 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, tenth in the IFFHS continental Clubs of the 20th Century European ranking and were 41st in the 2012 UEFA team rankings. In 1986, they achieved their best UEFA ranking with a joint first place with Juventus.

Anderlecht have been playing their matches in the Astrid Park in the municipality of Anderlecht since 1917. Their current stadium, Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, was first opened in 1983, and replaced the former Emile Versé Stadium. They play in purple and white outfits. They have long-standing rivalries with Club Brugge and Standard Liège and previously with FC Brussels.

Players

Current squad

No. Position Player
1 Belgium GK Silvio Proto (captain)
2 Brazil DF Rafael Galhardo
3 Belgium DF Olivier Deschacht
4 Flag of Senegal.svg DF Kara Mbodj
7 Flag of Honduras MF Andy Najar
8 Flag of Senegal.svg MF Stéphane Badji
9 Flag of Argentina FW Matías Suárez
10 Belgium MF Dennis Praet
11 Flag of Serbia MF Filip Đuričić (on loan from Benfica)
14 Netherlands DF Bram Nuytinck
16 Belgium MF Steven Defour
17 Flag of Guinea MF Ibrahima Conte
18 Flag of Ghana FW Frank Acheampong
19 Flag of Colombia FW Oswal Álvarez
21 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Fabrice N'Sakala
23 Belgium GK Frank Boeckx
No. Position Player
24 Belgium DF Michaël Heylen
26 Flag of Guinea FW Idrissa Sylla
27 Flag of Egypt MF Mahmoud Hassan (on loan from Al Ahly)
28 Netherlands DF Alexander Büttner (on loan from Dinamo Moscow)
31 Belgium MF Youri Tielemans
32 Belgium MF Leander Dendoncker
33 Belgium GK Davy Roef
35 Belgium FW Aaron Leya Iseka
36 Belgium DF Nathan de Medina
37 Flag of Serbia DF Ivan Obradović
39 Belgium DF Anthony Vanden Borre
44 Belgium DF Hervé Matthys
46 Belgium MF Dodi Lukebakio
50 Flag of Republic Ireland GK Liam Bossin
93 Flag of Nigeria 001 FW Imoh Ezekiel (on loan from Al-Arabi)
99 Flag of Italy FW Stefano Okaka

Out on loan

No. Position Player
11 Belgium FW Nathan Kabasele (at De Graafschap until 30 June 2016)
13 Belgium GK Thomas Kaminski (at FC Copenhagen until 30 June 2016)
34 Belgium MF Samuel Bastien (at Avellino until 30 June 2016)
38 Belgium MF Andy Kawaya (at Willem II until 30 June 2016)

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: List of R.S.C. Anderlecht players

Managers

Main article: List of R.S.C. Anderlecht managers

Club honours

Domestic league

Domestic cup

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

European competition

External links

RSC Anderlecht
Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht
Current seasonPlayersManagersStatisticsHonoursConstant Vanden Stock Stadium
History: Seasons
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R.S.C. Anderlecht squad - 2014-15


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