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Football in Bruges

  • FC Bruges - Cercle Bruges, 2 - 1, season 2019-2020

June 2, 1985. I will never forget that day. I attended my first game of Cercle Bruges with my father. It was a lifetime experience. We beat KSK Beveren in the Belgian Cup Final in Brussels. What a game that was! Only penalties. Paul Courant equalized in the 90th minute, 1-1. The following penalty shoot-out  ended in favour of my team and the party got on the way. I was ten years old and so impressed by the atsmosphere. From that day on, I became a 'Cerclist'. I didn’t miss one single game and found great friends. Later on, we founded the ‘Cercle Posse’ and toured through Belgium and beyond. We fraternised with the fans of RFC Liège, Royal Antwerp FC and Royal Union Saint-Gilloise, all of them traditional football teams as Cercle Bruges. In 2005 I became Commercial Manager of the team and today I am the proud owner of B&B Emma in the historic city centre with my daugher Emma and my partner Jimmy who played Cercle for many years and now is the head coach of the Cercle B-team. Bruges is so much more than just a beautiful historic city. It’s a city with unique sports heritage, accomodating two traditional football teams in the same stadium. As football addicted we are? Fan of traditional football teams? Want to join us to a game of Cercle Bruges? To have a pre-match tipple with the fans? Or want to attend a game of Club Bruges? Come and stay at B&B Emma! Check out our ‘Football in Bruges’ package. We are happy to introduce you into the local football culture. Greetings, Leen