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Appendix: Belgian and Dutch club sides.

Belgium.

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 Then several towns have more than one football team (quite understandably), but the catalogues do not quote the necessary details to let me decide which team are being represented.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.

Name

Pre-1981

Post-1981

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
RCS Brugeois
KSV Cercle Brugge
Cercle Sportif (CS) Bruges
078, 157, 078 520, 221, 021, 045
RFC Brugeois
K Club Brugge KV
058, 207
033, 172, 058
316, 673, 058
454, 673
R Charleroi SC
(Sporting Charleroi)
034, 246 287, 579
Daring Brussel
(see RWD Molenbeek)
014  
KFC Diest
KTH Diest 
034, 246 563
KFC Diest was renamed KTH Diest in 1988 after absorbing FC Assent.
Ekeren   758
AS Eupen 010  
AA La Gantoise
(Now called KAA Gent)
002, 155 002, 222
AA Gent
(see also AA La Gantoise)
002 579, 487, 671, 021
KRC Harelbeke
(Disbanded 2002)
055 565
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 001  
KFC Herentals absorbed by Verbroedering Geel in 1999
KV Kortrijk 041 412, 041, 412
RAA La Louvière
(RAA Louvièroise)
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
KRC Mechelen
RRC Malines
036, 045 562, 250
KV Mechelen 
FC Malinois 
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.
Union Namur 006  
Olympic (take your pick!) 001, 041  
There are plenty of Olympic sides in Belgium, but only a very minor one plays in red.
R Olympic Club de Charleroi
(ROC Charleroi-Marchienne)
036  
AS Oostende 064  
VG Oostende 023  
KSV Oudenaarde 006  
KVV Overpelt Fabriek   286
Patro Eisden 055  
Renamed K Patro Maasmechelen in 2001.
Racing Jet Brussel
(Racing Jet Wavre since 1988)
047  
Racing White
(see RWD Molenbeek)
010, 151, 247  
Royale Union
R Union St.-Gilloise
047  
K Sint Niklaas SK  047 564
Sint Niklaas were absorbed by KSC Lokeren in 2000
St. Truiden VV 047  
RFC Sérésien
RFC Seraing
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
FC Tilleur 037  
KSK Tongeren 002  
RC Tournai 030  
KFC Turnhout
(KV Turnhout from 2002)
002  
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)
006 522, 006
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
     

Netherlands (Holland)

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. 

Name

Pre-1981

Post-1981

AGOVV 001  
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 :-)
Ajax Amsterdam 056 452
AZ '67 048 392, 596
Blauw Wit  011  
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
DFC 
Dordtsche FC
027  
SC Drent 004  
DS '79   316, 047
EDO
Eendracht Doet Overwinnen
014  
Excelsior (Rotterdam) 052 494, 232
Feyenoord (Rotterdam) 085 085
Fortuna Sittard   028, 142, 621
Go Ahead (Eagles) 086 250, 632
(FC) Groningen 001 (002) 180, 221, 021, 036
HVC
Hollandia-Victoriaa Combinatie
016  
Haarlem 087 518
(SC) Heerenveen 003 003
Helmont Sport 037 (039) 222
Heracles (Almelo)   287
Hermes DSV 005  
Maastricht, MVV 088 161, 001, 232, 648
NAC Breda 010 021
NEC Nijmegen 089 496
PSV Eindhoven 009 492, 648, 004
RBC (Roosendaal)   377
Roda JC   006, 522, 006
Sparta Rotterdam 009 424, 009
Telstar Velsen 021  
(FC) Twente Enschede 083 481, 214, 412, 041
(FC) Utrecht 084 231, 596, 648
VVV Venlo 016 083, 607, 675, 006
Vitesse Arnhem 035 030
FC Volendam 013 377, 689
Wageningen 036  
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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