Uit Mechelen Mapt, het vrije naslagwerk over Mechelen
Aanvullingetje in bijschrift foto.
[[Afbeelding:kvm.jpg|thumb|400px|<div>'''The playing fields of ''Malinois''''', as locals call the club since 1904,<br />from its then French name, meaning ''Mechlinian'', of or from Mechelen.</div>]]
'''KV Mechelen''' is the more successful football (soccer) club of [[Mechelen/English|Mechelen]]. In fact, it's [[wp-en:Belgium|Belgium]]'s most recent winner of any European football trophy. Its ultimate victories in the [[wp-en:1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup|1987 –'88 European Cup Winners' Cup]] and the [[wp-en:1988 European Super Cup|1988 European Super Cup]] put the ever Dutch speaking city internationally back on the map. On the national scale, this Koninklijke Voetbalclub Mechelen (Royal Football Club Mechelen) often played in [[wp-en:Belgian First Division|Belgian Premier League]], winning three seasons in the 1940s and once again in 1988 -'89. It held the 1987 [[wp-en:Belgian Cup|Belgian Cup]] and — ‍like three times before ‍— yielded in the 2009 Final.