K.A.S. Eupen

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Eupen
K.A.S Eupen Club Crest
Full name Königliche Allgemeine Sportvereinigung Eupen
Nickname(s) Pandas
Founded 1945; 73 years ago (1945)
Ground Kehrwegstadion,
Eupen
Ground Capacity 8,363
Owner ASPIRE Zone Foundation
Chairman Dieter Steffens
Manager Claude Makélélé
League Belgian First Division A
2016–17 Belgian First Division A, 13th
Website Club website

Königliche Allgemeine Sportvereinigung Eupen (often simply known as Eupen) is a Belgian association football club based in the city of Eupen in the German-speaking Community of Belgium, in the province of Liège. They currently compete in the Belgian First Division A, and play their home matches at the Kehrwegstadion.

History[edit]

K.A.S. Eupen were formed in 1945 from the merger of Jugend Eupen and FC Eupen 1920.[1]

They first reached the Belgian Pro League in the 2010–11 season

In June 2012, the club was purchased by the government of Qatar and its Aspire Zone Foundation, who also own Paris Saint-Germain. Aspire Academy announced their intent use the club as a launching pad into European football for its academy graduates from Africa, South America and Asia.[2]

Eupen finished second in the 2015–16 Second Division, gaining promotion to the top flight of Belgian football for the second time in their history, staying up at the end of the season for the first time.[1]

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 January, 2018. 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 Hendrik Van Crombrugge
2 Mali DF Ibrahim Diallo
3 France DF Mathieu Peybernes (on loan from Lorient)
4 France DF Jordan Lotiès
5 Senegal DF Diawandou Diagne
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Rémi Mulumba
7 Ivory Coast FW Mamadou Koné (on loan from Leganés)
8 Ivory Coast MF Jean Thierry Lazare
9 Senegal FW Mbaye Leye
10 Spain MF Luis García
13 Belgium FW Damien Mouchamps
14 Belgium MF Alessio Castro-Montes
15 Senegal DF Moussa Wagué
No. Position Player
17 Costa Rica DF Carlos Martinez
18 Belgium MF Nils Schouterden
20 Japan FW Yuta Toyokawa
21 Senegal FW Moussa Diallo
22 Belgium DF Siebe Blondelle
23 Belgium DF Mickaël Tirpan
24 Ivory Coast DF Silas Gnaka
25 Nigeria MF Odeni George
28 Ghana MF Eric Ocansey
30 Senegal GK Babacar Niasse
33 Ghana GK Abdul Nurudeen
44 Spain DF Marc Valiente


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Club history". as-eupen.be. K.A.S. Eupen. Archived from the original on 30 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Borden, Sam; Eder, Steve; Williams, Jack; Harress, Christopher (15 July 2014). "Qatari Soccer Empire Buys a Foothold in Europe". Archived from the original on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018 – via NYTimes.com. 

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