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Posted on 31 October 2006  - 12:00

Stats and facts on tonight's UEFA Cup opponents Club Brugge.

Stats and facts on tonight's UEFA Cup opponents Club Brugge.

Match facts, with Club Historian Andy Porter...

The only previous visit to White Hart Lane by FC Bruges was for a UEFA Cup second round tie on November 7, 1984.
They arrived having won the first leg 2-1 on October 24 with goals from Jan Ceulemans (6 minutes) and a penalty from goalkeeper Birger Jensen (83 minutes). Clive Allen scored for us five minutes from time.

We won the seond leg 3-0 here through first half goals from Mickey Hazard (5 minutes), Allen (27 minutes) and Graham Roberts (35 minutes). The crowd figure was 34,356.

Former Spur Jonathan Blondel is currently on FC Bruges books. He joined us from RE Mouscron during July, 2002, aged 18, and made four senior appearances before joining FC Bruges during January, 2004.

Club Brugge KV, UEFA Cup statistics...

UEFA club competition milestones
• Club Brugge's proudest European moment came in their qualification for the 1977/78 European Champion Cup final where a solitary goal from Kenny Dalglish provided Liverpool FC with victory at London's Wembley

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Ten-year record (including current season)
• Club Brugge have competed in each of the last ten seasons of UEFA club competitions. Last season, they involved in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the third time in four years, but again failed to make the group stage having finished in third place each of those seasons – an outcome that resulted in their transfer the latter stages of the UEFA Cup.

• They last competed in the UEFA Cup group stage in the 2004/05 season after failing to overcome FC Shakhtar Donetsk in the European Champion Clubs' Cup third qualifying round. Having defeated French side LB Châteauroux in the first round, the Belgian side failed to secure a top three finish in the group stage and a place in the knockout stages following one victory (1-0 at home to FC Utrecht), two draws (1-1 away to FK Austria Wien and 1-1 to Real Zaragoza) and a defeat (3-2 away to FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk) from their four engagements.

• This season, Club Brugge entered the UEFA Cup at the second qualifying round stage where they defeated Lithuanian side FK Sūduva 7-2 on aggregate. Slovakian side MFK Ruzomberok proved to be stubborn opponents in the first round proper even though Club Brugge won the opening leg away from home thanks to a Boško Balaban goal seven minutes before the interval. Ruzomberok then took the lead in the return match midway through the first half and looked set to take the tie into extra time only for Balaban to spare Belgian blushes with an equaliser on the night - and their ticket into the group stage - one minute from time.

1997/98: UEFA Cup - second round
1998/99: UEFA Cup - third round (having transferred from the European Champion Clubs' Cup, second qualifying round)
1999/00: UEFA Cup - first round
2000/01: UEFA Cup - third round
2001/02: UEFA Cup - third round
2002/03: UEFA Cup - third round (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League, first group stage)
2003/04: UEFA Cup - fourth round (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League, group stage)
2004/05: UEFA Cup - group stage (having transferred from the European Champion Clubs' Cup, third qualifying round)
2005/06: UEFA Cup - round of 32 (having transferred from the UEFA Champions League, group stage)
2006/07: UEFA Cup - group stage

2005/06 season
Domestic record: Club Brugge finished in third position in the Belgian First Division, six points behind champions RSC Anderlecht and a point behind R. Standard de Liège, who advanced to the third qualifying round of the European Champion Clubs' Cup.

European record: Club Brugge featured in the UEFA Champions League group stage, and though the Belgian side were winless after the opening two matchdays following defeats against Juventus and FC Bayern München, they harboured hopes of advancing to the knockout phase after back-to-back wins against SK Rapid Wien. But their aspirations were dashed in Turin on Matchday 5 as Alessandro Del Piero scored the only goal ten minutes from time as Juventus advanced to the last 16. Despite defeat, Brugge claimed a third-placed finish before holding Bayern to
a 1-1 draw at the Jan Breydelstadion on Matchday 6. Having transferred to the UEFA Cup at the round of 32 stage, Club Brugge made an immediate exit, losing 4-2 on aggregate against AS Roma.

Key facts
• UEFA club competition record: Pld: 204, won: 95, drawn: 36, lost: 73, goals scored: 334, goals conceded: 257.

• UEFA Cup record: Pld: 99, won: 48, drawn: 17, lost: 34, goals scored: 187, goals conceded: 131.