K. Stade Leuven

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K. Stade Leuven
Full name Koninklijke Stade Leuven
Founded 12 November 1903; 114 years ago (1903-11-12) as "R. Stade Louvaniste"
Dissolved 2002 (merged into OH Leuven)
League Belgian third division, group B
2001 6th

Koninklijke Stade Leuven was a Belgian football club from the city of Leuven, Vlaams Brabant that existed between 1903 and 2002.


The club was founded as Stade Louvaniste and wore the matricule n°18. It was admitted to the first season ever of the second division in 1910–11. It left the second division in 1950 to play in the first division for one season. The club was eventually relegated to the third division in 1953. It played in the second division again from 1981 to 1983 and from 1988 to 1991. In 2002 K. Stade Leuven as it was named since 1967 merged with Zwarte Duivels Oud-Heverlee (Zwarte Duivels means Black Devils) and K. Daring Club Leuven to become Oud-Heverlee Leuven with the matricule n°6142 of the "Black Devils".

Belgium national team player Dries Mertens, who is from Leuven, started his career at Stade Leuven as a boy.[1]