Royal Antwerp Football Club
Antwerp, The Great Old, Stamnummer 1 (dutch word for: 1st Belgian football club registered with the Belgian FA).
Antwerp is the oldest club in Belgium, as stated above.
They were founded in 1880.
Antwerp plays in the 2nd division in Belgium (irl they promoted this season).
They haven’t been able to promote for 12+1 years, and this has always been the target.
2 years ago, Antwerp got a new owner. Paul Gheysens from “Ghelamco” (hey? Isn’t that the stadium name of AA gent? Yes. Yes, it is. The builder of the Gent stadium, is now the Antwerp owner.
The main rivals are Club Brugge and most importantly: Beersch*t-Wilrijk.
As you may have noticed I wrote “12+1” instead of the actual number, the person who finds out why, will get a standing ovation.
Antwerp play at the Bosuil stadium in Deurne-Noord, the people who have been there will confirm that, although it is very old, it’s still a charming stadium. The atmosphere in this stadium is almost legendary. I recommend you visit if you are in Belgium.
Now you have met Antwerp, it’s time to play some FM, the first season will be up tomorrow.
Wish me Luck.