Club Brugge Royal Football Association, abbreviated as Club Brugge KV, commonly referred to as Club Brugge in Dutch, is a Belgian football club founded in 1891 and based in Bruges. The club bears number 3 and its colors are blue and black. It is the first football club founded in the region of Flanders (Western and Eastern). Club Brugge KV holds the Belgian Cup winning record with 11 wins.
Club Brugge has a highly regarded youth academy, which has produced a number of talented players over the years. The academy is located at the Belfius Basecamp training centre in Westkapelle, a modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The club's youth teams play in various national and international youth competitions and are known for their attacking style of play and technical ability.
Some notable players to have come through the Club Brugge academy including Charles De Ketelaere and Loïs Openda. De Ketelaere is an attacking midfielder who is playing for AC Milan and the Belgian national team. Openda is now playing for RC Lens and the Belgian national team. The Club Brugge academy continues to produce talented players who are making a name for themselves in the Belgian Pro League and beyond.