Maltese side who were founded in 1950 following the amalgamation of two local sides Birkirkara United and Birkirkara Celtic. Knicknamed The Stripes they've grown to become one of the top sides in Malta and have twice been Maltese champions. They won their first major trophy in 1998 and are now regular challengers alongside sides like Valletta and Hibernians.
Last season (2002/03) they were runners-up in the Premier Division, and won three of the national cup competitions. They've been a regular feature in the UEFA Cup because of their domestic success ibut so far have only managed to progress once, in 2000/01 when they drew 1-1 against Lokomotiv Tbilisi in Georgia and progressed thanks to a goalless draw in the return leg at Ta' Qali.
Official site: www.birkirkarafc.com
Suggested by: Stefan Dietrich, Paul Black, Knut A Berg, Grant Clark, Colin McLean, Andrew Carter and Alan Ferry
1999/00 squadLe Club Sportif de Louhans Cuiseaux 71, to give them their full title, are a French lower league side who were formed in 1970 from the amalgamation of two smaller sides C.S. Cuiseautin and C.S.E. Louhans due to the falling population in the local area.
They currently play in the French National League, which is basically the Third Division, just outside the top two professional divisions in France. They have flirted between there and the Second Division in recent years, but have struggled more recently and their last promotion to France's second league (in 1999/00) only lasted one year before they were relegated back to the National League.
Suggested by: Stephane Charrier, David Lang, Stephen Mulrine & Martin De Cecco
Formed in 1920, the East Bengal Club (officially known as Kingfisher East Bengal since 1998 as they are sponsored by Kingfisher beer), are from Calcutta in India. The current National Football League champions (2004), they recently made history by becoming the first Indian club to win any Asian level football tournament by defeating Thailand's BEC Terro Sasana 3-1 in the final of the LG ASEAN Cup in Jakarta.
They recently signed a twinning agreement with English Premiership side Leicester City. Leicester are using the deal to promote themselves in Asia, while in return East Bengal will play a friendly at the Walkers Stadium, and the Leicester coaching staff will make the reverse trip to India to run coaching programmes with the club.
Suggested by: Gordon Rogers
Korona Kielce are a Polish Second Division side who were founded in 1973 in Kielce, a city in south east of Poland. The city has a population of 215,000 and the team's average attendances are around 5,000. Although they plan to build a new 15,000 capacity stadium in 2006.
Newly promoted from the Third Division, they have a large and very rich sponsor, Polish media giants Kolporter (from this season the club's full name is Kolporter Korona Kielce), and are therefore aiming for back-to-back promotions to take them to the top flight in Poland.
Their fans often have banners reading SCYZORY, which means penknife in English, and is the nickname of the people from Kielce, as during second world-war the town was the home of a secret factory penknife for the Polish partisan forces.
Official website: www.korona-kielce.pl
Suggested by: Pawel CK