K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen

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KSC Lokeren OV
Full name Koninklijke Sporting Club
Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen
Nickname(s) Tricolores
Founded 22 January 1923
1 July 2003 (last merge)
Ground Daknamstadion,
Ground Capacity 9,560
Chairman Roger Lambrecht
Manager Peter Maes
League Belgian Pro League
2013–14 5th

Koninklijke Sporting Club Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkoːnɪŋkləkə ˈspɔrtɪŋ ˌklʏp ˈloːkərə(n) ˌoːstˈflaːndərə(n)];[1] often simply called Sporting Lokeren or Lokeren) is a Belgian professional football club based in the city of Lokeren, in the province of East Flanders. Lokeren plays in the Belgian Pro League. The club was founded in 1923 and it first reached the first division in 1974–75. Since then, it had a short spell in the second division between 1993–94 and 1995–96. Lokeren had its most successful period in the 1980s, achieving second place in the league in 1980–81 as well as a Belgian Cup final the same year. Its best European result was reaching the quarter final of the 1980-81 UEFA Cup.

In the year 2000, the club merged with K Sint-Niklase SKE They are registered to the Royal Belgian Football Association with the matricule number 282. Lokeren's colours are white, black and yellow. They play their home games at the Daknamstadion.

In 2012, Sporting Lokeren won their first prize, after beating KV Kortrijk in the Cup Final. They won their 2nd Cup in 2014 after beating Zulte Waregem with 0-1.


The matricule n°282 was given in 1920 to a club named Football Club Racing Club Lokeren (nicknamed Racing FC), but the team stopped its activity the next year. In 22 January 1923 Racing Club Lokeren was founded . Between 1945 and 1951, it had a slight name change (to Racing Athletiek- en Football Club Lokeren) and the new name since 1951 was Koninklijke Racing Club Lokeren. Due to financial problems, the fusion with the other team from the town (Koninklijke Standaard F.C. Lokeren) became necessary in 1970. The new club was then named Koninklijke Sporting Club Lokeren. In 2000, the club merged with Koninklijke Sint-Niklaas S.K.E. to form Sporting Lokeren Sint-Niklaas Waasland. A last name change was made in 2003.


European record[edit]

As of 21 August 2014.
Competition A GP W D L GF GA
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 7 29 12 9 8 40 30
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 18 7 2 9 25 28
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1976–77 UEFA Cup 1R Luxembourg Red Boys Differdange 3–1 3–0
2R Spain FC Barcelona 2–1 0–2
1980–81 UEFA Cup 1R Russia FC Dynamo Moscow 1–1 1–0
2R Scotland Dundee United 0–0 1–1
3R Spain Real Sociedad 1–0 2–2
QF Netherlands AZ 67 Alkmaar 1–0 0–2
1981–82 UEFA Cup 1R France FC Nantes 4–2 1–1
2R Greece Aris Thessaloniki FC 4–0 1–1
3R Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–0 1–4
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1R Poland Stal Mielec 0–0 1–1
2R Portugal Benfica 1–2 0–2
1987–88 UEFA Cup 1R Hungary Honvéd Budapest 0–0 0–1
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Iceland IA Akranes 3–1 3–1
3R France FC Metz 1–2 1–0
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Faroe Islands B68 Toftir 0–0 4–2
2R Poland Zagłębie Lubin 2–1 2–2
3R England Newcastle United 0–4 0–1
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Georgia (country) FC WIT Georgia 3–1 2–3
2R Germany VfB Stuttgart 0–1 0–2
2003–04 UEFA Cup QUAL Albania Dinamo Tirana 3–1 4–0
1R England Manchester City 0–1 2–3
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Estonia JK Trans Narva 0–1 2–0
2R Switzerland BSC Young Boys 1–4 1–2
2012–13 UEFA Europa League PO Czech Republic FC Viktoria Plzeň 2–1 0–1
2014–15 UEFA Europa League PO England Hull City 1–0 1–2
Group Poland Legia Warsaw 1–0 0–1
Group Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 1–0 1–0
Group Turkey Trabzonspor 1–1 0–2

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 February 2015.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Ivory Coast GK Copa Barry
2 Iceland DF Sverrir Ingason
3 Belgium DF Denis Odoi
4 Belgium DF Gregory Mertens
5 Switzerland DF Mijat Marić
6 Brazil DF Arthur Henrique
7 Belgium MF Killian Overmeire (captain)
8 Belgium MF Koen Persoons
9 Senegal FW Mbaye Leye
10 South Africa FW Ayanda Patosi
12 Serbia GK Jugoslav Lazić
13 Greece DF Georgios Galitsios
14 Belgium FW Jordan Remacle
15 Croatia DF Dario Melnjak
No. Position Player
16 Belgium MF Jore Trompet
17 Belgium FW Cyriel Dessers
18 Republic of Macedonia FW Besart Abdurahimi
20 Belgium MF Hans Vanaken
21 Algeria MF Djamel Abdoun (on loan from Nottingham F.)
23 Ghana FW Eugene Ansah
24 Belgium DF Ridwan Gyselinck
25 Belgium DF Alexander Corryn
26 Belgium MF Cedric Mingiedi
27 Belgium FW Preben De Man
28 Belgium MF Evariste Ngolok
29 Belgium FW Nill De Pauw
30 Belgium GK Davino Verhulst



  1. ^ Vlaanderen in isolation: [ˈvlaːndərə(n)].

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