( Koninklijke Sporting Club Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen Dutch pronunciation: ) (often simply called [ˈkoːˌnɪŋkləkə ˈspɔrtɪŋ ˈklʏp ˈloːkərə(n) ˈoːst ˈflaːndərə(n)] Sporting Lokeren or [ˈspɔrtɪŋ ˈloːkərə(n)] 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.
History [ edit ]
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.
Honours [ edit ]
European record [ edit ]
As of 24 August 2012.
Current squad [ edit ]
As of 24 June, 2013.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
For recent transfers, see List of Belgian football transfers summer 2012.
Famous former players [ edit ]
Managers [ edit ]
Aimé Antheunis & Jozef Vacenovsky (1992–Jan 93)
Chris Van Puyvelde (1993–94)
Fi Van Hoof (1995–Aug 97)
Willy Reynders (1997–Aug 99)
Rudy Cossey & Ronny Van Geneugden (interim)
Georges Leekens (Sept 10, 1999–June 30, 2001)
Paul Put (July 1, 2001–Oct 27, 2003)
Franky Van der Elst (Oct 27, 2003–Dec 20, 2004)
Slavoljub Muslin (May 24, 2005–Dec 31, 2005)
Aimé Anthuenis (Jan 1, 2006–Feb 26, 2006)
Rudi Cossey (Feb 26, 2006–June 30, 2006)
Ariël Jacobs (July 1, 2006–Oct 29, 2006)
Rudi Cossey (interim) (Nov 2006)
Slavoljub Muslin (Nov 26, 2006–June 30, 2007)
Georges Leekens (July 1, 2007–March 31, 2009)
Freddy Heirman (interim) (April 1, 2009–April 7, 2009)
Aleksandar Janković (April 7, 2009–Oct 25, 2009)
Jacky Mathijssen (Oct 25, 2009–Jan 25, 2010)
Emilio Ferrera (Jan 28, 2010–June 30, 2010)
Peter Maes (July 1, 2010–)
External links [ edit ]