Waasland-Beveren

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Waasland-Beveren
Waasland-Beveren logo.svg
Full nameKoninklijke Voetbalclub Red Star Waasland-Sportkring-Beveren
Nickname(s)lodeiro, Wase Wolven
Founded1936 (as K.F.C. Red Star Haasdonk)
2002 (as KV Red Star Waasland)
2010 (merger with K.S.K. Beveren, forming Waasland-Beveren)
GroundFreethiel Stadion, Beveren
Capacity8,190[1]
ChairmanDirk Huyck
ManagerMarc Schneider
LeagueBelgian First Division B
2020–21Belgian First Division A, 17th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Waasland-Beveren is a professional Belgian association football club located in the municipality of Beveren, East Flanders. They play in the Belgian first division B. 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.[2] Waasland is the region where the towns of Haasdonk (a neighbourhood in Beveren) and Sint-Niklaas are located. 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.[3] They also reached the 2000–01 Belgian Cup round of 32, losing to first division club Gent.[4] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

In 2011–12, they finished second in the Belgian second-tier league and were promoted to the Belgian Pro League for the 2012–13 season.[5]

In 2019–20 Belgian First Division A due to the virus epidemic the league was forced to shut down its competition. At the time of the shut down Waasland Beveren was in 16th position and was expected to relegate having their last game scheduled against KAA Gent. After months of confusion the league decided to close the season the way it left off with one game remaining, without Waasland Beveren having a chance to save themselves competitively from relegation. Unfairly enough the first division B finalists were allowed to play their playoff games for promotion to the First Division A despite the league shutdown. Having seen the hypocrisy, Waasland Beveren decided to take legal action for unfair use of power. The court battle lasted for many weeks and finally justice was awarded in Waasland Beveren favour to remain in First Division. The league was forced to make reforms and change the way the league operated and thus the league comprised 18 teams instead of 16 which included Waasland Beveren and the two finalists from First Division B, both K Beerschot VA ( official champions) and OH Leuven.

On 13 September 2020, it was announced that Waasland-Beveren would be taken over by American sports investment group, Bolt Football Holdings now having a 97% share in the club.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Updated 31 August 2021[6]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Belgium BEL Nordin Jackers
2 DF Belgium BEL Jenthe Mertens
3 DF Belgium BEL Brendan Schoonbaert
4 DF Belgium BEL Jur Schryvers
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Nihad Mujakić (on loan from Kortrijk)
6 MF Switzerland  SUI Leonardo Bertone
7 DF Denmark DEN Jacob Buus
8 MF Belgium BEL Matthias Verreth
9 FW France FRA Jordan Faucher
10 FW Belgium BEL Alessandro Albanese
11 FW United States USA Joseph Efford
13 MF France FRA Kévin Hoggas
14 MF Belgium BEL Tom Reyners
15 DF Belgium BEL Dries Wuytens
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF Belgium BEL Derrick Tshimanga
17 FW Austria AUT Daniel Maderner
18 GK Belgium BEL Brent Gabriël
19 MF Belgium BEL Milan De Mey
21 GK Belgium BEL Bill Lathouwers
22 DF Ivory Coast CIV Adama Ardile Traoré
23 MF United States USA Jacob Montes (on loan from Crystal Palace)
25 MF Belgium BEL Aristote Nkaka (on loan from Anderlecht)
26 DF Serbia SRB Aleksandar Vukotić
27 DF Switzerland  SUI Chris Kablan
31 DF Belgium BEL Michael Davis
33 MF Belgium BEL Louis Verstraete
39 MF Faroe Islands FRO Jóan Símun Edmundsson
FW Belgium BEL Mauro Trari

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF Belgium BEL Nikola Pejčić (at Francs Borains until 30 June 2022)

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ clubfiche, waasland-beveren.be (last check 30 March 2018)
  2. ^ "Club history". Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Historical results of Belgian national football". URBSFA/KBVB. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Belgium Cups 2000/01". RSSSF Archive. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Summary - First Division B - Belgium - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ "A-kern". Waasland-Beveren. Retrieved 1 October 2020.

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