K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen

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Full name Koninklijke Sporting Club
Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen
Nickname(s) Tricolores
Founded 22 January 1923
1 July 2003 (last merge)
Ground Daknamstadion,
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Roger Lambrecht
Manager Georges Leekens
League Belgian Pro League
2014–15 8th

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 Barcelona 2–1 0–2
1980–81 UEFA Cup 1R Russia 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 Nantes 4–2 1–1
2R Greece Aris Thessaloniki 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 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) 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 Narva Trans 0–1 2–0
2R Switzerland BSC Young Boys 1–4 1–2
2012–13 UEFA Europa League PO Czech Republic 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 23 January 2016.

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 Belgium DF Joey Dujardin
3 Belgium DF Denis Odoi
5 Switzerland DF Mijat Marić
6 Brazil DF Arthur Henrique
7 Belgium MF Killian Overmeire (Captain)
8 Belgium MF Koen Persoons
9 Tunisia FW Hamdi Harbaoui
10 South Africa FW Ayanda Patosi
13 Belgium GK Davino Verhulst
15 Iceland DF Sverrir Ingason
16 Belgium GK Dieter Creemers
17 Belgium FW Cyriel Dessers
18 Republic of Macedonia FW Besart Abdurahimi
19 Croatia DF Mario Tičinović
No. Position Player
20 Senegal MF Joher Rassoul
21 Serbia MF Marko Mirić
22 Croatia DF Dario Melnjak
24 Belgium DF Ridwan Gyselinck
25 Slovakia DF Branislav Niňaj
26 Belgium MF Tjorven Melens
27 Belgium MF Tars Notteboom
28 Cameroon MF Evariste Ngolok
29 Cameroon FW Lewis Enoh
30 Brazil MF João Carlos
39 Belgium GK Bo Geens
50 Ukraine MF Serhiy Bolbat (on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)
70 Brazil FW Jajá Coelho
-- France FW Medhi Terki



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

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