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Antwerp Football Club is a Belgian professional football club based in the city of Antwerp.
Antwerp is regarded as the oldest club in Belgium.
Club Owner: Jim Cohen
Head Coach: Ivan Leko
Home Ground: Bosuilstadion Antwerp, Belgium
Over the course of the club's history, Royal Antwerp has won four Belgian league titles as well as three Belgian Cups.
The club is the most recent Belgian team to have reached a UEFA competition final, the 1993 European Cup Winners' Cup Final, where they lost 3–1 against Parma at Wembley Stadium.
Royal Antwerp had a long-term partnership with the English club Manchester United, taking their young players on loan so that their development can be aided with first-team football, and young players who require European work-permits can benefit from Belgium's more relaxed laws.
Part of these players is John O'Shea.
Antwerp has been an under-achiever for several years. They have not won a league title since 1957, and have spent several seasons in the second division.
They were promoted to the top flight in 2000, only to be relegated in short order in 2004. They returned to the first division after 13 years in 2017.
Royal Antwerp shares a fierce rivalry with city neighbors Beerschot A.C.