Wednesday, 9 May 2018

BELGIUM: JFC Wibrin (1975-1990) / CS Winaloise (B) (1990-2018) / ESC Houffaloise (B) (2018-)

Rue de l'Ecole, Wibrin (CS Winaloise - B ground, formerly Jeunesse FC Wibrin)

Belgium, province: Luxembourg

6 V 2018 / ES Winaloise - CS de la Salm 3-3 / Belgian Luxembourg, Provincial League 2C (= BE level 7)

Note: Jeunesse FC Wibrin, founded in 1953, moved to the ground shown in the pictures below in 1975; the investment was made possible thanks to the one million Belgian francs JFC Wibrin had earned by selling local prodigy (and future Belgian national team player) Michel Renquin to Standard de Liège one year previously. After merging with CS Nadrin to become ES Winaloise in 1990, most of the first team football was played at Nadrin's Rue du Herou ground, though some Sunday afternoon matches took place in Wibrin - such as the game I visited, which incidentally was the last-ever Winaloise home match. In the summer of 2018, ES Winaloise merged with ES Bonnerue and RES Houffalize to form Entente Sportive Communale Houffaloise; first team football is being played at Houffalize's ground.

All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

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