Founded in 1902 as amateurs Be Quick, they changed their name to Go Ahead on orders of the Dutch FA. They turned professional in 1956 and in 1971 their Welsh manager arranged for Eagles to be added to their name since there is an Eagle in the sign of the club and the city. At around the same time they changed to a purple and white strip, similar to Anderlecht, but reverted to their traditional red and yellow in the 80's
GA Eagles have spent much of their time in the second division, but are famous for their youth academy, and among the most well-known ex-players (currently playing) are: Marc Overmars (Holland and Barcelona), Paul Bosvelt (Holland and Feyenoord), Victor Sikora (Holland and Vitesse Arnheim), Marco Ruitenbeek (Dunfermline), Peter Rufai (dodgy Nigerian GK, WC 1994 and 1998).
Info thanks to: Gerben DeNoord
Official website: www.ga-eagles.nl
This one is cheating a little as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers are long since defunct... They were founded in 1977 and played in the North American Soccer League (NASL, but their existance as a professional side was short-lived and they folded along with the league in 1984.
The Stikers had players such as Gordon Banks, George Best, and Gerd Muller in their team and were one of the better supported sides. Their top average was 14,713 in the 1980 season, but as support dropped the club owners decided to relocate to Minneapolis for the 1984 season, only for the league to fold later that year.
Thanks to: Derek Shaw and Michael McLaren.
Almost unbelievable - but true - is the beautifully titled Jagiellonia of Poland. They were formed in 1927 and play in Bialystok in the east of the country. They won promotion to the second division back in 2003, and have being doing reasonably well there, but their biggest success was reaching the Polish FA Cup Final in 1989 where they lost 5-2 to Legia Warsaw. They also spent four season's in the Polsih Ekstraklasa (top flight) around the same time but ended up being relegated to the lower divisions due to financial problems.
Thanks to: Sandy Thomson (updated by Spursman FC)
Official website: www.jagiellonia.pl
Belgian side Mechelen once scaled the heights of Europe but now find themselves as a bit of a yo-yo side, either struggling to stay in, or get back to the top flight of Belgian football. Founded in 1902 they have been crowned champions of Belgium on four occasions, most recently at the height of their footballing success in 1988/89. That season was without doubt the most glorious year in their history. After winning the Belgian Cup in 1987, they qualified for Europe and as well as winning their own domestic title, KV Mechelen won the European Cup and the European Super Cup, defeating Ajax and PSV Eindhoven respectively.
Those highs must seem light years away as in more recent times they have spent a number of seasons floating between the top flight and the Belgian Second Division.
Thanks to: Mark Fleming, Douglas MacKay, Alan White, Martin De Cecco, James Buchanan and Adam Lockyer
Official website: www.kvm.be