S.K. Beveren

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Full nameSportkring Beveren
Founded1936 (as K.F.C. Red Star Haasdonk)
2002 (as KV Red Star Waasland)
2010 (as Waasland-Beveren)
2022 (as SK Beveren)
GroundFreethiel Stadion, Beveren
ChairmanJo Van Moer
ManagerWim De Decker
LeagueChallenger Pro League
2022–23Challenger Pro League, 2nd
WebsiteClub website

Sportkring Beveren, better known by its shorter name SK Beveren, is a professional Belgian association football club from Beveren, East Flanders. The club is affiliated with the founded number 4068 and has yellow and blue as its colours. The team was founded in 1936 in Haasdonk and joined the Belgian Football Association in 1944 as FC Red Star Haasdonk. The club has changed names and locations several times in the last 20 years. In 2002 the club moved to Sint-Niklaas and changed its name to KV Red Star Waasland. From 2010 it continued to play in Beveren under the name KVRS Waasland - SK Beveren. Since July 1, 2022, the club has changed his name to Sportkring Beveren (SK Beveren).They play in the Challenger Pro League.[2]


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.[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.

On 7 June 2022, the club announced it had come to an agreement with K.S.K. Beveren to share the identity of the former club under that name, allowing Waasland-Beveren to be renamed and use the similar name SK Beveren from 1 July 2022.[6]


Current squad[edit]

As of February 2023[7]

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 Jorn Brondeel
2 DF Belgium BEL Jenthe Mertens
3 DF Belgium BEL Derrick Tshimanga
5 MF Brazil BRA Everton Luiz
7 MF Cameroon CMR Jerome Ngom Mbekeli
10 MF France FRA Kévin Hoggas
11 FW Nigeria NGA Taofeek Ismaheel (on loan from Lorient)
12 GK Netherlands NED Beau Reus
14 MF Belgium BEL Tom Reyners
15 DF Belgium BEL Dries Wuytens
17 FW Austria AUT Daniel Maderner
18 GK Belgium BEL Brent Gabriël
19 MF Faroe Islands FRO Jóan Símun Edmundsson
20 FW Brazil BRA Lucas
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Senegal SEN Malick Fall
22 FW Slovakia SVK David Hrnčár (on loan from Slovan Bratislava)
23 FW Belgium BEL Mauro Trari
25 DF Belgium BEL Alexander Corryn
26 DF Serbia SRB Aleksandar Vukotić
27 MF Ivory Coast CIV Yao Kipre Anicet
29 FW France FRA Thierno Barry
32 DF Croatia CRO Jakov Filipović
33 MF Belgium BEL Louis Verstraete
43 MF Belgium BEL Sander Coopman
44 DF Trinidad and Tobago TRI Sheldon Bateau (on loan from Samsunspor)
70 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Dieumerci Mbokani
71 MF Belgium BEL Joachim Van Damme (on loan from Standard Liège)
77 FW Belgium BEL Bruny Nsimba

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
DF Belgium BEL Michael Davis (at Young Reds until 30 June 2023)
MF Belgium BEL Nikola Pejčić (at Berchem Sport until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF United States USA Moses Nyeman (at Real Salt Lake until 30 December 2023)

Club staff[edit]

Position Staff
Chairman Belgium Jo Van Moer
Chief Executive Officer France Antoine Gobin
Sporting director Spain Jordi Condom
Manager Belgium Wim De Decker
Assistant manager Belgium Pieter-Jan Monteyne
First-team coach Belgium Gunter Vandebroeck
Goalkeeper coach Belgium Sven Van Der Jeugt
Fitness coach Belgium Frederik Bracke
Technical Assistant Belgium Danny De Maesschalck
Belgium Steven Van Puyvelde
Video analyst Belgium Johan Verelst
Head of Scouting / Video & Performance Analyst Morocco Rachid El hasnaoui
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation France Thomas Mathieu
Team Doctor Belgium Jan Mathieu
Sports doctor Germany Michael Saelemans
Physiotherapist Belgium Xavier Verstraeten
Belgium Charlotte Van De Vyvere
Sportsphysiotherapist Serbia Arno Parmentier
Sportscaretaker Belgium Tim De Doncker
Team Manager Belgium Martijn De Jonge



  1. ^ clubfiche, waasland-beveren.be (last check 30 March 2018)
  2. ^ Verandert Belgische eersteklasser van naam?, voetbalbelgie.be (in Dutch), 9 March 2022
  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. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Club history". Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Historisch akkoord trekt streep onder verleden, legt fundamenten voor geel-blauwe toekomst". 7 June 2022.
  7. ^ "A-kern & Staf". S.K. Beveren (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 August 2022.

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