KRC Genk, often referred to as Racing Genk, is a Belgian football club based in the city of Genk. They currently feature in the Belgian first division and are one of the biggest clubs in Belgium.
KRC Genk was formed on July 1,1988 when Waterschei Thor and KFC Winterslag. FC Winterslag was founded in 1923 and after 35 years became KFC Winterslag. The club gained promotion to the Belgian second division in 1972 and reached the first division for the 1974-1975 season.
K. Waterschei S.V. Thor Genk was established in 1919 and played in the Belgian first division in the 1950s to early 1960s and again from 1978 to 1986.
In 1988 these two clubs were merged together to form KRC Genk. Genk won their first Belgian first division title in the 1998-1999 season and won the league again in 2001-2002. They also won the Belgian Cup in 1998 and 2000.
KRC Genk play their home matches at the Cristal Arena that can entertain a crowd of 25,604.
Some of the club’s major achievements include:-2 Belgian first division-2 Belgian Cups