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Royal Excel Mouscron (French pronunciation: ​[mukʁɔ̃], Dutch pronunciation: [muˈskrun]), commonly known as Mouscron or familiarly as REM, is a Belgian professional football club based in Mouscron, currently playing in the First Division A.

Royal Excel Mouscron
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Full nameRoyal Excel Mouscron
Nickname(s)'Les Hurlus'
Short nameREM
Founded1922; 97 years ago (1922)
as RRC Péruwelz
GroundStade Le Canonnier
Capacity10,800 [1]
OwnerLatimer International Limited[2]
ChairmanPatrick Declerck
ManagerBernd Storck
LeagueBelgian First Division A
2017–18Belgian First Division A, 14th
WebsiteClub website

The team was formed as Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz in the spring of 2010 as a result of the merging between bankrupt R.E. Mouscron and R.R.C. Peruwelz. Its current name was adopted in the summer of 2016.

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HistoryEdit

Following the liquidation and break-up of R.E. Mouscron, whose registration number was removed by the Royal Belgian Football Association, the city of Mouscron began negotiations with leaders of R.R.C. Peruwelz about a possible merge. After weeks of hesitation and uncertainty, an agreement was reached. The agreement was officially signed and announced on March 11, 2010. Debts of about 100,000 in R.R.C. Peruwelz's name were cleared while the city agreed to maintain the training center known as "Futurosport". The newly merged club, Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz, took on the history of R.R.C. Peruwelz, receiving matricule number 216 and keeping red and blue as its main colors.[3] In its first season, it participated in Belgian Promotion A, the 4th level of Belgian football. After a strong season, they were promoted to the Belgian Third Division for the 2011–12 season, playing in Division A. They had reached Round 6 of the 2011–12 Belgian Cup before losing narrowly to Belgian Pro League club Beerschot AC on penalties 4–3. They finished first in their division in league play, and thus were promoted to the Belgian Second Division. The next season Mouscron-Péruwelz finished 2nd and qualified for the promotion play-offs but lost. In the 2014 play-offs Mouscron-Péruwelz wound up 4th and qualified yet again; this time they won the play-offs, promoting them to the highest division of Belgian football for the first time in their history, bringing back top tier football to Mouscron after a 5-year absence. In 2016, the name of the club was changed to Royal Excel Mouscron.

Current squadEdit

As of 24 June 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Vaso Vasic
2   DF Noë Dussenne
3   DF Nemanja Antonov
4   DF Nathan de Medina
7   FW Fabrice Olinga
8   MF Sidney Friede (on loan from Hertha)
11   MF Dimitri Mohamed (Captain)
13   DF Georgios Galitsios
14   FW Taiwo Awoniyi (on loan from Liverpool)
15   DF Frank Boya
16   GK Clément Libertiaux
17   FW Babacar Dione
18   FW Mbaye Leye
No. Position Player
19   FW Mathéo Vroman
21   MF Manuel Benson (on loan from Genk)
22   MF Marko Bakić (on loan from Braga)
23   FW Frantzdy Pierrot
24   MF Nikola Gulan
25   DF Christophe Diedhiou
26   MF Billal Chibani
30   MF Benjamin Van Durmen
31   DF Bruno Godeau
33   GK Jean Butez
44   DF Rijad Sadiku
77   MF Mićo Kuzmanović

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Manager   Bernd Storck
Assistant Manager   Andreas Patz
Goalkeeping Coach   Eric Deleu
Fitness Coach   Victor Moore

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