About Standard Liege
Royal Standard de Liege, commonly referred to as Standard Liege, was founded in 1898. The club is one of the most successful in Belgium and has been in the top tier of Belgian football since 1921, longer than any other side.
The club are nicknamed the Rouches (Reds) because of their red home colours. Traditionally, the club’s home kit is an all-red shirt with white shorts and red socks, while their away kit is the inverse.
Standard Liege play their home matches at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne. The stadium was opened in 1909 and has a capacity of 30,023.
Liege have been crowned Belgian Champions on ten occasions, most recently in the 2008-09 season. The club has also won six Belgian Cups, four Belgian Supercups, the 1982 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the 1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup. The club reached the semi-finals of the 1961-62 European Cup and has reached the quarter-finals on three other occasions.
With 474 Liege appearances to his name, Guys Hellers holds the club appearance record. The club’s all-time leading goalscorer is Jean Capelle, who played for the Liege from 1929 to 1944. Capelle scored 245 goals in his 285 appearances for the club.
A Liege player has won the Belgian Golden Shoe award on nine occasions, most recently by Milan Jovanovic in 2009. The award is given to the best player in the domestic league.
Other notable former players of the club include Marc Wilmots, Emile Mpenza, Christian Benteke, Steven Defour, Marouane Fellaini, Kevin Mirallas and Axel Witsel.