Kenneth Van Goethem

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Kenneth Van Goethem
Kenneth Van Goethem bij OHL.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-13) 13 February 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Aarschot, Belgium
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Heist (on loan from OH Leuven)
Number 16
Youth career
1992–1999 Diest
1999–2003 Genk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Genk 18 (0)
2007–2010 Mechelen 84 (1)
2010–2016 OH Leuven 116 (3)
2015–2016 Heist (loan) 16 (2)
2016– Aarschot 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 December 2015.

Kenneth Van Goethem (born 13 February 1984 in Aarschot) is a Belgian football player who currently plays for Heist, on loan from OH Leuven.[1] In March 2016, the news was announced Van Goethem would move to SC Aarschot playing the Belgian Provincial leagues from the 2016-17 season.


Via Diest, Van Goethem arrived at the youth team of Genk, where he was awarded a professional contract in 2002. At Genk, he played only a few matches, most as a substitute and only seldom as a starting player. Eventually he played only 18 matches in almost four seasons. During the winter transfer period of the 2006-07 season, he moved to Belgian Second Division team Mechelen with which he enjoyed promoted back to the highest level of Belgian football. Towards the end of the 2009-10 he was told his contract would not be prolonged and he moved as a free player to OH Leuven during the 2010 summer transfer window, making it his second move to the Second Division. But again, he enjoyed promotion, leading the team to the title during the 2010-11 season. During the first match of the 2011-12 season, he picked up a severe knee injury, causing him to be sidelined for most of the season.[2] At the end of the summer 2015 transfer period, Van Goethem was loaned to Belgian Second Division team Heist.


  1. ^ "Heist loans Van Goethem" (in Dutch). 2015-08-31. 
  2. ^ "OHL will miss Kenneth Van Goethem for long period" (in Dutch). 2011-07-31. 

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