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Koninklijke Sporting Club Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkoːnɪŋkləkə ˈspɔrtɪŋ ˌklɵp ˈloːkərə(n) ˌoːstˈflaːndərə(n)];[2] often simply called Sporting Lokeren or Lokeren) is a Belgian professional football club based in the city of Lokeren, in the province of East Flanders. Lokeren plays in the Belgian Pro League. The club was founded in 1923 and it first reached the first division in 1974–75. Since then, it had a short spell in the Second Division between 1993–94 and 1995–96. Lokeren had its most successful period in the 1980s, achieving second place in the league in 1980–81 as well as a Belgian Cup final the same year. Its best European result was reaching the quarter-final of the 1980–81 UEFA Cup.

Lokeren
K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen logo.svg
Full nameKoninklijke Sporting Club
Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen
Nickname(s)Tricolores
Founded22 January 1923; 96 years ago (1923-01-22)
GroundDaknamstadion, Lokeren
Capacity12,136 [1]
ChairmanLouis de Vries
ManagerGlen De Boeck
LeagueBelgian First Division B
2018–19Belgian First Division A, 16th (relegated)

In the year 2000, the club merged with K Sint-Niklase SKE They are registered to the Royal Belgian Football Association with the matricule number 282. Lokeren's colours are white, black and yellow. They play their home games at the Daknam stadium.[citation needed]

In 2012, Sporting Lokeren won their first prize, after beating KV Kortrijk in the Cup Final. They won their 2nd Cup in 2014 after beating Zulte Waregem 1–0.[citation needed]. In 2018 Sporting Lokeren relegated to the Proximus League, Belgium's second division. In 2019, the club was taken over by a group led by President Mr. Louis de Vries and CEO Mr. Alexander Janssen.

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HistoryEdit

The matricule n°282 was given in 1920 to a club named Football Club Racing Club Lokeren (nicknamed Racing FC), but the team stopped its activity the next year. In 22 January 1923 Racing Club Lokeren was founded. Between 1945 and 1951, it had a slight name change (to Racing Athletiek- en Football Club Lokeren) and the new name since 1951 was Koninklijke Racing Club Lokeren. Due to financial problems, the fusion with the other team from the town (Koninklijke Standaard FC Lokeren) became necessary in 1970. The new club was then named Koninklijke Sporting Club Lokeren. In 2000, the club merged with Koninklijke Sint-Niklaas SKE to form Sporting Lokeren Sint-Niklaas Waasland. A last name change was made in 2003, with the use of the province name added to the club name.[citation needed]

HonoursEdit

European recordEdit

As of 21 August 2014.
Competition A GP W D L GF GA
UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League 7 29 12 9 8 40 30
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 18 7 2 9 25 28
Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1976–77 UEFA Cup 1R   Red Boys Differdange 3–1 3–0
2R   Barcelona 2–1 0–2
1980–81 UEFA Cup 1R   Dynamo Moscow 1–1 1–0
2R   Dundee United 0–0 1–1
3R   Real Sociedad 1–0 2–2
QF   AZ 67 Alkmaar 1–0 0–2
1981–82 UEFA Cup 1R   Nantes 4–2 1–1
2R   Aris Thessaloniki 4–0 1–1
3R   1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–0 1–4
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1R   Stal Mielec 0–0 1–1
2R   Benfica 1–2 0–2
1987–88 UEFA Cup 1R   Honvéd Budapest 0–0 0–1
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R   IA Akranes 3–1 3–1
3R   Metz 1–2 1–0
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   B68 Toftir 0–0 4–2
2R   Zagłębie Lubin 2–1 2–2
3R   Newcastle United 0–4 0–1
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   WIT Georgia 3–1 2–3
2R   VfB Stuttgart 0–1 0–2
2003–04 UEFA Cup QUAL   Dinamo Tirana 3–1 4–0
1R   Manchester City 0–1 2–3
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Narva Trans 0–1 2–0
2R   BSC Young Boys 1–4 1–2
2012–13 UEFA Europa League PO   Viktoria Plzeň 2–1 0–1
2014–15 UEFA Europa League PO   Hull City 1–0 1–2
Group   Legia Warsaw 1–0 0–1
Group   Metalist Kharkiv 1–0 1–0
Group   Trabzonspor 1–1 0–2

Current squadEdit

As of 30 July, 2019[3]

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

No. Position Player
2   DF Stefano Marzo
3   DF Ryuta Koike
5   MF Abdoulaye Diaby (on loan from Royal Antwerp)
6   MF Lamine N'dao
7   MF Killian Overmeire (Captain)
8   MF Abdou Diakhaté (on loan from Parma)
9   FW Anel Hajric
10   MF Giorgi Beridze (on loan from Gent)
11   FW Fran Navarro (on loan from Valencia)
13   GK Davino Verhulst
14   MF Jun Amano
17   MF Guus Hupperts
18   FW Thomas Nzinga
20   DF Omri Ben Harush
No. Position Player
21   DF Jimmy De Jonghe
22   FW Said Ahmed Said (on loan from Rio Ave)
23   MF Lukáš Mareček
24   FW Yusuf Lawal
26   DF Arno Monsecour
28   MF Amine Benchaib
29   MF Bob Straetman
30   GK Robin Mantel
32   DF Jakov Filipovic
33   GK Théo Defourny
35   DF Tracy Mpati
37   DF Jelle Van Damme
41   DF Francis N'Ganga
44   MF Seth De Witte

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
10   MF José Cevallos (on loan to Portimonense)

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ technische fiche sporting, sporting.be (last check 30/03/2018)
  2. ^ Vlaanderen in isolation: [ˈvlaːndərə(n)].
  3. ^ 2017/18 squad

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