RWS Bruxelles

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RWS Bruxelles (Royal White Star Bruxelles) was a Belgian football club located in the municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels.

RWS Bruxelles
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Full nameRoyal White Star Bruxelles
Nickname(s)Les Étoilés
Founded1948
Dissolved2017
GroundStade Edmond Machtens, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels
Capacity15,266

HistoryEdit

 
The logo of Royal White Star Woluwe FC, kept until the name change in 2013.

The club, founded in 1948, was formerly known as Kapelleveld FC, playing in Evere, but they changed their name in 1950 to Woluwe FC when they moved to the Stade Fallon in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert.[1] In 1959, Woluwe FC left the Stade Fallon to play in Kapelleveld in a stadium located Avenue Albert Dumonlaan. In 1963, as the main club from Woluwe, White Star AC, merged with the famous RR de Bruxelles, becoming the RR White, Woluwe FC changed their name to White Star Woluwe FC, taking over the star of the former club's logo. In 1972, the club moved from their stadium in Kapelleveld to the 2nd ground of the Stade Fallon, home of the RR White. The next year, as RR White merged with the R Daring Club Molenbeek and moved to the Edmond Machtens Stadium in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, White Star Woluwe FC took over the main ground of the Stade Fallon. In 2013, the team changed name again, to Royal White Star Bruxelles, and three years later, following a reform in the Belgian football pyramid, finished first in the new Second Division but was refused a professional football license after running into financial difficulties and was thus not allowed to play in the First Division A or B. Instead, RWS Bruxelles was demoted to the First Amateur Division. As a result, runner-up Eupen was promoted instead and ninth placed Roeselare avoided relegation. RWS was relegated again, this time to the Second Amateur Division, from which the club was expelled in September 2017 and automatically placed in last position. The club failed to pay its outstanding debts and its matricule was later cancelled.[2] The club ceased to exist following a court order.

Affiliated clubsEdit

The following club was affiliated with R.W.S. Bruxelles:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "White Star Woluwé FC history" (PDF) (in French). Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Le White Star ou la chronique d'une mort annoncée". DH Les SPorts+ (in French). 29 September 2017.
  3. ^ White Star Woluwe Archived 5 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine