Waasland-Beveren

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Waasland-Beveren
Waasland-Beveren.png
Full name Koninklijke Voetbalclub Red Star Waasland-Sportkring-Beveren
Founded 1936 (as K.F.C. Red Star Haasdonk)
2002 (as KV Red Star Waasland)
2010 (merger with K.S.K. Beveren, forming Waasland-Beveren)
Ground Freethiel Stadion,
Beveren
Ground Capacity 8,190
Chairman Belgium Jozef Van Remoortel
Manager Belgium Stijn Vreven
League Belgian Pro League
2014–15 Belgian Pro League, 14th

Waasland-Beveren is a Belgian association football club located in the municipality of Beveren, East Flanders. They currently play in the Belgian Pro League. The club was known as K.V. Red Star Waasland from 2002 until 2010, when they moved to the nearby stadium of defunct club Sint-Niklase and merged with K.S.K. Beveren.[1] Waasland refers to the region where the towns of Haasdonk (a neighbourhood in Beveren) and Sint-Niklaas are located. In the summer of 2010, the club merged with neighbour KSK Beveren to form Waasland-Beveren. KSK Beveren, a former Belgian champion and first division regular, had just finished at the last place in the second division and was struggling with financial problems. The club kept the history and matricule number of KV Red Star Waasland but moved from Sint-Niklaas to Beveren to play in a bigger stadium.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1936 as Red Star and registered to an amateur football association. In 1944, they joined the Royal Belgian Football Association and started playing in the lowest provincial league of West Flanders. Red Star Haasdonk first reached national football in 2000–01, and they finished first of the series in Promotion.[2] They also reached the 2000–01 Belgian Cup round of 32, losing to first division club Gent.[3] After their first season in the third division, they moved to the bigger stadium of defunct club Sint-Niklase SKE, the Puyenbekestadion, changing their name to KV Red Star Waasland.

In 2003–04, they finished first in their series of the third division and promoted for the first time to the second division. In their first season at the second-highest level of football, Red Star Waasland finished 5th and qualified for the final round. The next season, they finished 4th, their best result as of 2010 but did not qualify for the final round. They reached again the round of 32 of the 2005–06 Belgian Cup, losing to neighbours KSK Beveren. In the 2007–08 Belgian Cup, Red Star Waasland reached the round of 16, their best cup result, by eliminating Lokeren. They lost to Anderlecht in the round of 16. The following season, they finished 4th again in the second division. In the summer of 2010 Red Star Waasland changed its name to Waasland-Beveren and moved to the bigger stadium of Beveren, the Freethiel Stadion.

In 2011–12, they finished second in the Belgian second tier league and promoted to the Belgian Pro League for the 2012–13 season.

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 July, 2016.[4] 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 Laurent Henkinet
18 Belgium GK Merveille Goblet
26 Belgium GK Matthias Janssens

2 Sweden DF Erdin Demir
3 Belgium DF Niels De Schutter
4 Finland DF Valtteri Moren
5 Angola DF Jonathan Buatu Mananga
21 Luxembourg DF Laurent Jans
23 Belgium DF Maximiliano Caufriez
25 Belgium DF Kjetil Borry
27 Belgium DF Maxim Nys
29 Belgium DF Senne Van Dooren
69 France DF Rudy Camacho

No. Position Player
8 Belgium MF François Marquet
15 Senegal MF Ibrahima Seck
22 Ghana MF Opoku Ampomah
24 Belgium MF Jens Cools
28 Belgium MF Floriano Vanzo
30 Belgium MF Gilles Van Remoortere
31 Belgium MF Sebastien Ito
33 Belgium MF Matheus Storck

9 Belgium FW Zinho Gano
10 Belgium FW Siebe Schrijvers
11 Belgium FW Alessandro Cerigioni
12 The Gambia FW Ebrahima Sawaneh
14 Belgium FW Nicolas Orye
20 Belgium FW Aaron Dhondt
32 Belgium FW Olivier Myny

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club history". Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Historical results of Belgian national football". URBSFA/KBVB. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Belgium Cups 2000/01". RSSSF Archive. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "A-kem". Waasland-Beveren. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 

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