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Appendix: Belgian and Dutch club sides.
There are lots of Belgian teams - but this is definitely the most confusing country for Subbuteo colours. For starters, many of the teams have two kits listed in the 1970s and 1980s. Not home/away, just two kits. Then several towns have more than one football team (quite understandably), but the catalogues do not quote the necessary details to let me decide which team are being represented. I don't know how the early Brugges FC and CS equate to the later Cercle and Club Brugges (if at all). Also there are lots of Olympic teams, and lots of Standard teams - so which are the two mentioned in the catalogues ??
1974-75 and 1984 were the big years for introducing Belgian sides into the Subbuteo lists.
September 2002: Thanks to Luc Vandenberghe from Oostende for providing some help with the Belgian sides, and adding further sides from catalogues he owns. He also explains that AS Oostende were the team which wore the famous No 64 kit in Subbuteo. Sadly, they no longer exist, as they were merged with VG Oostende to become KV Oostende. This new team play in yellow shirts, red shorts, and green socks.
August 2003: Many thanks to Peter Frans
who has provided more help with the Belgian sides. He states that "some
confusion might originate from the fact that many clubs were given a French name
when they were founded (even if they were located in the Dutch speaking part of
Belgium), and then later on changed their clubname to a Dutch one.
So AA La Gantoise becomes K AA Gent, and RFC Brugeois become L Club Brugge KV.
Even worse for this list, many of the Belgian sides have had to merge in the last twenty years. Oh and RFC Liège have about five different names using French and Dutch. The "K" in Belgian club names stands for "koninlijke" or "royal" a title which every club gets after fifty years of existence.
Thanks also to Bernard Cros who once again had helpful input into this list.
|VC Eendracht Aalst||10, 156, 247||287|
|RSC Anderlecht||055, 021, 055||523, 055, 691, 819|
|Antwerp FC||001, 100, 039||412, 021, 767, 041|
|K Beerschot VAV||055||123, 055|
|Merged with Germinal Ekeren in 1999 and is now called Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen|
|K Berchem Sport||006|
|KFC Beringen||014, 076||377|
|KFC Beringen merged with Vigor Beringen in 2000 and is now called KVK Beringen.|
|KSK Beveren||047||365, 316, 762, 316|
|K Boom FC||002||454|
KSV Cercle Brugge
Cercle Sportif (CS) Bruges
|078, 157, 078||520, 221, 021, 045|
K Club Brugge KV
033, 172, 058
|316, 673, 058
|R Charleroi SC
|034, 246||287, 579|
(see RWD Molenbeek)
|KFC Diest was renamed KTH Diest in 1988 after absorbing FC Assent.|
|AA La Gantoise
(Called KAA Gent after 1972).
|002, 155||002, 222|
(see also AA La Gantoise)
|002||579, 487, 671, 021|
|K Hasselt VV||201, 268|
|Merged with Excelsior Hasselt to form KSC Hasselt, who merged with KSK Kermt in 2001 and are now known as KSK Kermt-Hasselt|
|KFC Herentals absorbed by Verbroedering Geel in 1999|
|KV Kortrijk||041||412, 041, 412|
|RAA La Louvière
|146, 157, 320||471|
|RFC Liège, Liège FC,
FC Luik, FC Liégois, Club Liégois
|019, 076||518, 286, 076|
|K Lierse SK||030, 006||030, 522, 021|
|KSC Lokeren||156||525, 156|
|Renamed K Sporting Lokeren SNW when it absorbed K Sint-Niklaas SK in 2000|
|036, 045||562, 250|
|041, 023||305, 023|
|The city of Mechelen (Flemish)/Malines (French) has two clubs as above.|
|RWD Molenbeek (RWDM)||081,151, 247||524, 624, 651, 453|
|Racing White and Daring Molenbeek merged in 1973 to form Racing White Daring Molenbeek (RWDM). This side appears in Subbuteo catalogues under a number of different variations.|
|Olympic (take your pick!)||001, 041|
|There are plenty of Olympic sides in Belgium,
but only a very minor one plays in red.
I think this is R Olympic C Montegnies, regular in the 2nd division in the 1970s.
|R Olympic Club de Charleroi
|KVV Overpelt Fabriek||286|
|Renamed K Patro Maasmechelen in 2001.|
|Racing Jet Brussel
(Racing Jet Wavre since 1988)
(see RWD Molenbeek)
|010, 151, 247|
R Union St.-Gilloise
|K Sint Niklaas SK||047||564|
|Sint Niklaas were absorbed by KSC Lokeren in 2000|
|St. Truiden VV||047|
|014, 147||521, 041|
|RFC Seraing no longer exists - was absorbed by Standard de Liège in 1996|
|Standard de Liège (Standard)||001, 041, 100||480, 392, 138|
(KV Turnhout from 2002)
|CS Verviers||015, 036|
|KSV Waregem||001||526, 482, 232, 138|
|Merged with Zultse VV in 2001 and is now called SV Zulte-Waregem.|
|KSV Waterschei Thor Genk
(KRC Genk from 1988)
|K Willebroekse SV||077||377|
|K Willebroekse merged with VC Meerhof in the 1990s and are now KVC Willebroek-Meerhof|
|KFC Winterslag||076, 147|
|KFC Winterslag merged with KSV Waterschei Thor Genk in 1988 to form KRC Genk.|
|K Wuustwezel FC||564|
The first wave of Dutch teams appear in 1973, and there were a couple of other small flurries of interest. So not the same level of coverage as Belgium, but at least these teams seem fairly straight forward....
The Dutch names/numbers added to the UK catalogues in 1973 are obviously taken from a Dutch catalogue of a similar date. However, there are a couple of differences - that might have been down to typos. FC Groningen is team 001 in the UK, but 002 in the Dutch original and likewise, Helmont Sport are 037 in the UK, but 039 in Holland. Possibly of more amusement is the mysterious "Blauw Wit" on team 011. This simply means "blue white" in Dutch - and is the description of the 011 shirt in the Dutch catalogue. It is possible that some misplaced text in the Dutch catalogue was mistaken for a team name. Having said that, there was a lower league Dutch team in 1972 called Blauw Wit, who were in the process of merging to form a professional club at the time.
|AGOVV stands for Alleen Gezamenlijk Oefenen Voert Verder, and used to be Apeldoornse Geheel Onthouders Voetball Vereniging. That was a lot of work for a ref 1 side :-)|
|AZ '67||048||392, 596|
|Amsterdamse Sportvereniging "Blauw-Wit". Its football section merged in 1972 to form FC Amsterdam. In 1982 they split again (!!), and Blauw Wit play in a lowly amateur division.|
|Cambuur SC||367, 009|
|FC Den Bosch||566, 219, 021|
|ADO Den Haag||082||647|
|DS '79||316, 047|
Eendracht Doet Overwinnen
|Excelsior (Rotterdam)||052||494, 232|
|Fortuna Sittard||028, 142, 621|
|Go Ahead (Eagles)||086||250, 632|
|(FC) Groningen||001 (002)||180, 221, 021, 036|
|Helmont Sport||037 (039)||222|
|Maastricht, MVV||088||161, 001, 232, 648|
|PSV Eindhoven||009||492, 648, 004|
|Roda JC||006, 522, 006|
|Sparta Rotterdam||009||424, 009|
|(FC) Twente Enschede||083||481, 214, 412, 041|
|(FC) Utrecht||084||231, 596, 648|
|VVV Venlo||016||083, 607, 675, 006|
|FC Volendam||013||377, 689|
|Willem II Tilburg||019|
|PEC Zwolle||241, 393|
|Became Zwolle FC in 1990, and changed colours in the process (to blue/white hoops like QPR)|
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