K.A.S. Eupen

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Eupen
K.A.S Eupen Club Crest
Full nameKönigliche Allgemeine Sportvereinigung Eupen
Nickname(s)Pandas
Founded1945; 74 years ago (1945)
GroundKehrwegstadion,
Eupen
Capacity8,363
OwnerASPIRE Zone Foundation
ChairmanDieter Steffens
ManagerBeñat San José
LeagueBelgian First Division A
2018–19Belgian First Division A, 12th
WebsiteClub website

Königliche Allgemeine Sportvereinigung Eupen (often simply known as Eupen) is a Belgian association football club based in the city of Eupen in the German-speaking Community of Belgium, in the province of Liège. They currently compete in the Belgian First Division A, and play their home matches at the Kehrwegstadion.

History[edit]

K.A.S. Eupen were formed in 1945 from the merger of Jugend Eupen and FC Eupen 1920.[1]

They first reached the Belgian Pro League in the 2010–11 season

In June 2012, the club was purchased by the government of Qatar and its Aspire Zone Foundation, who also own Paris Saint-Germain. Aspire Academy announced their intent use the club as a launching pad into European football for its academy graduates from Africa, South America and Asia.[2]

Eupen finished second in the 2015–16 Second Division, gaining promotion to the top flight of Belgian football for the second time in their history, staying up at the end of the season for the first time.[1]

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 September 2019[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Belgium GK Ortwin De Wolf
3 Netherlands DF Menno Koch
5 Spain DF Jordi Amat (loan from Rayo Vallecano)
6 The Gambia MF Sulayman Marreh
7 Venezuela FW Adalberto Peñaranda (loan from Watford)
8 Spain MF Adrián Lapeña
9 Argentina FW Flavio Ciampichetti
10 Ivory Coast MF Jean Thierry Lazare
11 Belgium MF Mégan Laurent
13 Mali MF Sibiry Keita
15 Belgium MF Garry Magnée
16 Iran MF Omid Ebrahimi (loan from Al Ahli)
17 Guinea-Bissau FW Carlos Embaló
18 Belgium MF Nils Schouterden
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Jonathan Bolingi (loan from Royal Antwerp)
No. Position Player
20 Japan FW Yuta Toyokawa
21 Spain FW Jon Bautista (loan from Real Sociedad)
22 Belgium DF Siebe Blondelle
23 Benin DF Olivier Verdon (loan from Alavés)
24 Ivory Coast DF Silas Gnaka
26 Belgium MF Jens Cools
28 Cameroon MF Pierre Akono
30 Belgium GK Romain Matthys
32 Germany DF Andreas Beck
33 Ghana GK Abdul Nurudeen
34 Ivory Coast MF Konan N'Dri
35 Belgium DF Boris Lambert
66 Iran MF Saeid Ezatolahi (loan from Rostov)
77 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Danijel Milićević
97 Portugal FW Leonardo Rocha


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Club history". as-eupen.be. K.A.S. Eupen. Archived from the original on 30 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  2. ^ Borden, Sam; Eder, Steve; Williams, Jack; Harress, Christopher (15 July 2014). "Qatari Soccer Empire Buys a Foothold in Europe". Archived from the original on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018 – via NYTimes.com.
  3. ^ "Squad List and numbers". K.A.S. Eupen.

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