KRC Genk 2016
Full name Koninklijke Racing Club Genk
Nickname(s) Blauw-Wit (Blue-White)
De Smurfen (The Smurfs)
Short name KRC
Founded 1988 (merge)
(KFC Winterslag 1923)
Ground Luminus Arena
(Capacity: 23,718)
Chairman Belgium Peter Croonen
Manager Flag of None Vacant
Current League Belgian First Division A 
2018–19 Belgian First Division A, 1st (champions)
Website Club home page

Koninklijke Racing Club Genk is a Belgian professional football club based in the city of Genk in Belgian Limburg. Racing Genk plays in the Belgian Pro League and they have won 3 Belgian champion titles in 1998–99, in 2001–02 and in 2010–11 as well as 4 Belgian Cups, most recently in 2008–09 and in 2012–13. They qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage, after beating Maccabi Haifa. They did so in the 2002–03 season, and finished 4th of their group with 4 points.

The club formed in 1988 by the merger of Waterschei Thor with KFC Winterslag, from which it took over the matricule number. It has been one of the most successful clubs in Belgium since the late 1990s and so they regularly qualify for European competitions. The club has been playing in the first division since the 1996–97 season. They play their home matches in the Cristal Arena. Their main outfit is blue and white.

In 2012 they made a profit of €28 million after participating in the Champions League group stage, and from the sale of players such as Thibaut Courtois and Kevin De Bruyne to Premier League club Chelsea, not including a further gain of €10 million from the transfer of Christian Benteke to Aston Villa.

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: List of K.R.C. Genk players


Main article: List of K.R.C. Genk managers

Club honours

Domestic league

Domestic cup

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Belgian First Division A 2020–21

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