Club Brugge KV - Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging - is a Belgian first division football team, founded in 1981 and located in Bruges. Club Brugge play their home games at the Jan Breydel Stadium which they share with city rivals Cercle Brugge KSV.
Club Brugge was founded more than 120 years ago and is thus older than clubs like Ajax, Juventus, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Club Brugge has been playing in the Belgian top division since 1959.
Club Brugge is the only Belgian team to have ever reached the final of the European Cup. In 1978 Club lost 1-0 to Liverpool FC.
Club Brugge’s official mascot is a bear which is the symbol of the city of Bruges. The history of the bear is related to a legend of the first Count of Flanders, Baldwin I of Flanders. He is believed to have fought and defeated a bear in his youth.
Club Brugge holds the record number of consecutive participations in the UEFA Cup (16).