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KRC Genk celebrates their historic first title with an exclusive special edition jersey

KRC Genk celebrates their historic first title with an exclusive special edition jersey

May 16, 1999. At KRC Harelbeke Stadium, KRC Genk won the first title in the history of their fledgling club. Limburg was on the Belgian football map. O’Lare and Gudjonsson scored the goals in a 1-2 win. Thursday, May 16, 2024, 25 years later, KRC Genk will celebrate its first historic title.

Special edition shirt

“May 16, 1999 is etched in every Genki’s memory. This was the first of four national titles we won in the history of our young club. The first time is always something special. We didn’t want to let that anniversary pass by,” says General Manager Eric Gerets proudly. : “In collaboration with our supporters and shirt partner Nike, we have designed an exclusive special edition shirt with which we want to honor the heroes of the past.”

On Thursday, KRC Genk released a video clip in which club legend and interim coach Domenico Olivieri shines in an elegant black shirt with gold trim. The shirt is full of references to the first title in the club’s history, 25 years ago. The neck of the shirt features the date engraved in each genki’s memory, and is flanked on either side by the famous ‘G’ made up of 12 small stars, the club’s logo at the time. Shirt numbers consist of images of players and staff from the 1998-99 season in question. From the famous duo Strawbar-Ollari to Bruckhauser. They are all reflected in the jersey numbers on this special edition jersey.

Competition in the spirit of legends

The shirt has been commemorating champions for 25 years, but it doesn’t stop there. Next Monday’s match against Antwerp will be entirely dedicated to the first title in the club’s history. Living legend Pierre Denyer, assistant coach in the 1998-1999 season, spared no effort to bring the champions of that time back to Genk. Players and staff of the respective champion team will be felicitated in a packed Sijeka Arena on Monday before the start of the match. After the match, they are expected to be in the fan zone for a round of questions and then, as is customary in Genk, they will mingle among the fans to discuss the cards.

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“The team at that time was characterized as a close-knit group. The fact that after 25 years we were able to bring back 26 players and staff from that time to Genk is the best proof of this. The family values ​​that characterize our club today were already evident thanks to “Brothers in the locker room.”

The current crop of players will also honor the legends and wear the special edition jersey against Antwerp. The first limited edition jersey will be available for sale in the fan shop on Monday from 3:30pm. The special edition shirt will be available for sale in the online store from Tuesday 21 May.

Third kit 2024-2025

Next season, the KRC Genk first team will also be regularly seen wearing this special edition shirt. This version will also become the third official kit for the 2024-2025 season.