R.F.C. Seraing (1922)

RFC Seraing is a Belgian association football club based in Seraing in the province of Liège. They play their home games at the Stade du Pairay.

RFC Seraing
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Full nameRoyal Football Club Seraing
Founded1922
GroundStade du Pairay, Seraing
Capacity8,207[1]
ChairmanMario Franchi
ManagerJosé Jeunechamps
LeagueBelgian First Division A
2021–22First Division A, 16th of 18
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in the early 20th century as RFC Bressoux, registered with the Belgian FA under matricule 23, but renamed in 1992 to Royale Union Liégeoise or RUL after a merger. Upon the default of R.F.C. Seraing in 1996, the club again renamed itself to Seraing RUL and started playing at the Stade du Pairay where the former RFC Seraing played until its default. It was however an entirely different club and completely distinct from the former RFC Seraing. Seraing RUL was at that level playing at the fourth level of Belgian football. The club would remain at the lower levels of Belgian football, never higher than the third level. It 2006, this club changed its name to RFC Seraing to recapture the past of the club which place it took, but dropped further, even sinking to the fifth level in 2014, at which point it bought the rights (and place) of another club (Boussu Dour Borinage) to swap places. As a result, the club now carried matricule 167 (as 23 now belonged to Boussu Dour Borinage) and was able to immediately jump three levels and started the 2014–15 season in the Belgian Second Division. It started in the Second Division under the new name Seraing United, but reverted to RFC Seraing one season later. With the Belgian league reform of 2016, the club dropped back to the third level, but managed to promote two times in succession in 2019–20 and 2020–21 to reach the 2021–22 Belgian First Division A, bringing back top division football to the city of Seraing after 25 years.

HonoursEdit

  • 1981–82, 1992–93

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 31 August 2022[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BEL Timothy Galjé
2 DF   GUI Abdoulaye Sylla
4 DF   FRA Marvin Tshibuabua
5 MF   CMR Stève Mvoué
6 MF   BEL Mathieu Cachbach
7 FW   CPV Vagner Gonçalves (on loan from Metz)
8 DF   FRA Gerald Kilota
9 FW   FRA Simon Elisor
10 FW   CHA Marius Mouandilmadji
11 MF   FRA Leroy Abanda
12 MF   BEL Antoine Bernier
14 MF   BEL Valentin Guillaume
15 MF   BEL Sami Lahssaini (on loan from Metz)
16 GK   LUX Timothy Martin (on loan from Virton)
17 DF   FRA Sandro Trémoulet
18 DF   CGO Morgan Poaty
20 MF   FRA Abou Ba (on loan from Nantes)
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 DF   BEL Fabrice Sambu
23 MF   BEL Christophe Lepoint
25 DF   FRA Mahamadou Dembélé
27 MF   FRA Sambou Sissoko
29 FW   NGA Ejaita Ifoni
30 GK   FRA Guillaume Dietsch (on loan from Metz)
35 DF   POR Sérgio Conceição
37 DF   BEL François D'Onofrio
40 DF   GHA Daniel Opare
52 FW   BEL Noah Serwy
61 FW   ALG Zakaria Silini
67 MF   BEL Matteo Renzulli
99 DF   SEN Moustapha Mbow (on loan from Reims)
MF   BEL Bassim Boukteb
MF   FRA Sonny Perrey

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BEL Elias Spago (to Virton)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Le stade du Pairay, rfc-seraing.be (last check 30 March 2018)
  2. ^ "Noyau A" (in French). R.F.C. Seraing. Retrieved 13 January 2022.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 50°36′2.4″N 5°30′13.2″E / 50.600667°N 5.503667°E / 50.600667; 5.503667