R.E. Mouscron

Royal Excelsior Mouscron was a Belgian football club from the municipality of Mouscron, Hainaut. In December 2009 they were declared bankrupt and soon ceased to exist. A new club known as Royal Excel Mouscron was formed in March 2010 and placed in the Belgian Third Division.

Excelsior Mouscron.svg
Full nameRoyal Excelsior Mouscron
Nickname(s)Les Hurlus, Les Frontaliers
Founded1922 (Stade Mouscron, ARA Mouscron)
1 July 1964
(merge and registration)
Dissolved28 December 2009
GroundStade Le Canonnier
WebsiteClub website


The club was the result of the merger between Stade Mouscron and A.R.A. Mouscron in 1964.

R.E. Mouscron had financial problems during the 2004–05 season and so the president and mayor of Mouscron Jean-Pierre Detremmerie left the club and was replaced by Edward Van Daele. The players with the higher wages were asked to leave the club, as did Marcin Żewłakow, Franky Vandendriessche, Geoffrey Claeys, Koen De Vleeschauwer and Alexandre Teklak.

In late 2009 Manchester City was ready to spend £3million to save R.E. Mouscron from bankruptcy and use them as a feeder club.[1]

On 28 December 2009, Mouscron announced its third forfeit in a row because of enduring financial problems, and was thus, according to Belgian league rules, excluded from competition, with all its previous results in the ongoing competition being scrapped. The club in its current form ceased to exist, with all its players (and staff) becoming free agents.

In March 2010 a successor club was formed with the merging of the bankrupt R.E. Mouscron and R.R.C. Peruwelz. The new club is known as Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz.


European recordEdit

As of December 2008.
Competition Apps Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Cup 2 8 2 3 3 11 15
Season Competition Round Nat. Club Home Away
1997–98 UEFA Cup 2QR   Apollon Limassol 3–0 0–0
1R   Metz 0–2 1–4
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR   Fylkir 3–1 1–1
1R   Slavia Prague 2–2 1–5

Former coachesEdit


  1. ^ "Man City seek to rescue Excelsior Mouscron". tribalfootball.com. 1 December 2009. Archived from the original on 3 December 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.

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