Waasland-Beveren

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Waasland-Beveren
Waasland-Beveren logo.svg
Full nameKoninklijke Voetbalclub Red Star Waasland-Sportkring-Beveren
Nickname(s)Leeuwen, 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
ManagerArnauld Mercier
LeagueBelgian First Division A
2018–19Belgian First Division A, 15th

Waasland-Beveren is a Belgian association football club located in the municipality of Beveren, East Flanders. They 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.[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.

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 were promoted to the Belgian Pro League for the 2012–13 season.[5]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 September 2019[6]

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

No. Position Player
4 Finland DF Valtteri Moren
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Aaron Tshibola
7 Germany DF Andreas Wiegel
8 Rwanda MF Djihad Bizimana
9 Greece FW Fiorin Durmishaj (on loan from Olympiacos)
10 Japan MF Yuki Kobayashi
11 Belgium FW Beni Badibanga
13 Belgium GK Nordin Jackers (on loan from Genk)
14 Belgium MF Denzel Jubitana
16 Belgium FW Eric Asomani
17 Belgium FW Aboubakary Koita
18 Belgium FW Daan Heymans
19 Costa Rica DF Alexis Gamboa
21 Belgium GK Lucas Pirard
22 Montenegro DF Andrija Vukčević
No. Position Player
23 Belgium DF Maximiliano Caufriez
24 Senegal MF Paul Keita
25 Belgium DF Davino Liessens
26 Serbia DF Aleksandar Vukotić
27 Belgium MF Xian Emmers (on loan from Inter Milan)
28 Belgium DF Daam Foulon
29 Belgium MF Matthias Verreth
40 Ghana MF Thomas Agyepong (on loan from Manchester City)
44 Belgium GK Brent Gabriël
52 Belgium DF Jur Schryvers
55 Belgium FW Tuur Dierckx
90 Ivory Coast FW Olivier Dhauholou (on loan from Anderlecht)
98 Albania FW Din Sula
99 Montenegro FW Stefan Milošević

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. Position Player
Italy FW Francesco Forte (at Juve Stabia)

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ clubfiche, waasland-beveren.be (last check 30/03/2018)
  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-kem". Waasland-Beveren. Retrieved 24 June 2019.

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