Technically-speaking, Brussels is not a province but rather an autonomous administrative (sub-)urban region within the province of Flemish Brabant. Only one currently active club from Brussels plays in First Division A, Anderlecht, also the country's most successful club to date.
Finally, a team which exists for at least 50 years may add the prefix "Royal" to its name (either in English or in the team's language). Before 1958, this right was given to any team that celebrated its 25th year of existence. Between 1958 and 1968, the rule was changed to grant the title to any team with at least 35 years of existence. Since 1968, the time limit has increased to 50 years.
As of the 2016–17 season, the Belgian football league pyramid has nine levels. The FA dramatically overhauled the league system after the 2015–16 season, reducing the number of professional teams to 24 and introducing a nationwide amateur league for the first time.
Royal Antwerp Football Club, often simply referred to as Antwerp, is a Belgian football club based in the city of Antwerp.
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The province of Namur is, along with that of Luxembourg, the province with the least prestigious football history in Belgium. Currently, no clubs from the province of Namur are playing in the top two levels of Belgian football and no club from this province has ever played in the top flight.
Only club from Walloon Brabant is playing in the top two divisions of Belgian football, Tubize, which is currently active in First Division B.
Ben je geboren in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 of 2010 en heb je zin in een leuke voetbalnamiddag, grijp dan nu je kans!
Antwerp won met 4-0 van Union, en stak zo de Bosuil weer in lichterlaaie. Het wedstrijdverslag lees je hier!
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The Czechoslovakian team was disqualified and not awarded second place. Their protest was not allowed, the terms of which read as follows (translated from the French):
Under the first four levels in the league system, the competition is organized by province, with the notable exception of the Brabant that comprises clubs from the provinces of Flemish Brabant, Walloon Brabant and the Brussels Capital Region.
Despite being one of Belgium's best-supported clubs, Antwerp have been under-achievers for several years. They have not won a league title since 1957, and have spent several seasons in the second division. They were last promoted to the top flight in 2000, only to be relegated in short order in 2004.
The best football (soccer) players of Antwerp and Rotterdam contested a yearly match between 1909 and 1959 for the Meuse- and Scheldt Cup (Maas- en Schelde Beker). It was agreed to play the game at stadium De Bosuil [ Royal Antwerp Football Club ] in Antwerp [Belgium] and at stadium Het Kasteel [ Sparta Rotterdam ] in Rotterdam [Holland]. The cup was provided in 1909 by P. Havenith from Antwerp and Kees van Hasselt from Rotterdam.
Only one club from Flemish Brabant is currently competing in the top two divisions of Belgian football, Oud-Heverlee Leuven, which is active in First Division B.
The following is a partial list of common prefixes and suffixes in Belgium's two main languages.
Currently, two clubs from the province of Liège are competing in First Division A, Standard Liège and Eupen. The latter is the only club from the country's German-speaking region ever to have competed in the top flight; they first played at the top level in 2010–11 but were relegated after that season, not returning until 2016–17. No team from the province is currently in First Division B.
Traditionally, the clubs Anderlecht, Club Brugge and Standard Liège are the three most dominant domestic teams, all of them also having played and/or won one or more European Cup final(s). Save for Standard Liège and Charleroi, most professional clubs have Flemish backgrounds.
Anderlecht and KV Mechelen have won a European competition. Here is a list of the winners and runners-up by competition:
Saint-Gilloise, currently in First Division B, is the only Brussels club at that level in 2016–17.
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Currently only one club from the province of Luxembourg plays in the top three levels of Belgian football, namely, Royal Excelsior Virton, currently in the First Amateur Division. No club from this province has ever played in the top flight. Former Belgian international Philippe Albert was born in this province (in the municipality of Bouillon).
Two clubs from Limburg currently play in First Division A, Genk and Sint-Truiden; additionally, one club represents the province in First Division B, Lommel United.
Historically, RFC Liège (five titles from 1895 to 1953) and Standard Liège (ten titles from 1958 to 2009) are the province's most successful, well-known and popular clubs.
The province of Antwerp has an old tradition of football. The first Belgian clubs were established in the city of Antwerp (Antwerp Lyon's Club, A.S. Anvers-Borgerhout, and most notably Royal Antwerp, which is the country's oldest club and which is affectionately referred to as the "Great Old" by its supporters and the media). Royal Antwerp currently plays in First Division B, as does provincial rival Lierse.
Vandaag organiseert onze club onder de noemer 'Royal Antwerp Holiday Camps' zowel Football Camps als Dance Camps!
The teams with the highest average attendances during the 2012–2013 season were:
De Fan Shop wordt momenteel onder handen genomen. De Ticket Corner verhuist tijdelijk naar de inkomhal van het KwadrO-gebouw.
Football, a sport which has been played in Belgium since the end of the 19th century, is the country's most popular sport. The national association was founded in 1895 with the intention of bringing some order and organization to the sport. The first match of the Belgium national team was played on 1 May 1904, a 3–3 draw against France.
Het gebouw ligt in een zone voor bewonersparkeren. Parkings in de buurt:
After the regrettable incident at the end of the match, a wild mob of soldiers destroyed our flag at the end in a manner that we were unable to continue to participate until a satisfactory apology for the destruction of our flag was made to the entire team.
In addition, Mini Football is popular in Belgium (this has different rules all together than Futsal) and this league is run by a separate FA dealing with mini football only.
Royal Antwerp have a long-term partnership with the English giants Manchester United, often taking their young players on loan so that their development can be aided with first team football, and young players who require European work-permits can benefit from Belgium's more relaxed laws. An example is Dong Fangzhuo, who was unable to play for United, immediately due to work permit problems and was loaned to allow him to gain first team experience.
However, this latter trend is slowly starting to change, with Belgium producing such offensive talents as Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Mousa Dembélé, Christian Benteke, Kevin Mirallas, Marouane Fellaini, Kevin De Bruyne and Dries Mertens, among others.
Indeed, some of the most talented players in Europe have played in Belgian clubs, including Yaya Touré, Jean-Pierre Papin, Daniel Amokachi, Antolín Alcaraz and David Rozehnal were discovered at Club Brugge; Sunday Oliseh and Victor Ikpeba at RFC Liège; Jan Koller, Nii Lamptey and Aruna Dindane at Anderlecht; and Mido at Gent.
2.Most of the decisions by the referee M. Lewis were incorrect and it was evident that he was prejudiced against our team. Also, both of the goals were marked by Belgians only, but after false decisions of the judge, and we demand a rigorous inquiry on this point.
Because of the physical nature of Belgian football, it has tended to primarily produce talented defensive players. These include Jean-Marie Pfaff, Eric Gerets, Leo Clijsters, Michel Preud'homme, Georges Grün, Philippe Albert, Franky Van Der Elst, Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen. In comparison, only few attacking Belgian footballers have received international recognition: Enzo Scifo, Jan Ceulemans, Marc Degryse, Luc Nilis and Émile Mpenza.
Two teams from Hainaut are currently playing in First Division A, Mouscron-Péruwelz and Charleroi.
In addition to their gold medals, the Belgian football team was awarded possession of the Challenge Prize that had been donated by The Football Association of Great Britain.
3.In the course of the match, the Belgian soldiers were introduced as one, and they encircled the field and their provocative and menacing conduct prevented our team from being able to play a peaceful and regulated game.