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
(creation)
1 July 2003 (last merge)
Ground Daknamstadion,
Lokeren
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: [ˈkoːˌnɪŋkləkə ˈspɔrtɪŋ ˈklʏp ˈloːkərə(n) ˈoːst ˈflaːndərə(n)]) (often simply called Sporting Lokeren [ˈspɔrtɪŋ ˈloːkərə(n)] 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.

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.
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

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 January 2014.

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
2 Denmark DF Alexander Scholz
3 Belgium DF Denis Odoi
4 Belgium DF Gregory Mertens
5 Switzerland DF Mijat Marić
6 Brazil DF Arthur
7 Belgium MF Killian Overmeire (captain)
8 Belgium MF Koen Persoons
9 Tunisia FW Hamdi Harbaoui
11 Belgium MF Onur Kaya
12 Serbia GK Jugoslav Lazić
13 Greece DF Georgios Galitsios
14 Belgium FW Jordan Remacle
No. Position Player
16 Belgium MF Jore Trompet
19 Brazil FW Junior Dutra
20 Belgium MF Hans Vanaken
22 Serbia FW Đorđe Despotović
23 Ghana FW Eugene Ansah
24 South Africa FW Ayanda Patosi
25 Belgium DF Alexander Corryn
26 Belgium MF Cedric Mingiedi
27 Belgium FW Preben De Man
29 Belgium FW Nill De Pauw
30 Belgium GK Davino Verhulst
Spain MF Walter

For recent transfers, see List of Belgian football transfers summer 2012.

Famous former players[edit]

Managers[edit]

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