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
2017–18 Belgian First Division A, 15th
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 4 August, 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 Mali DF Cheick Keita
4 France DF Jordan Lotiès
5 Senegal DF Diawandou Diagne
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Rémi Mulumba
7 Germany DF Julian Schauerte
8 Ivory Coast MF Jean Thierry Lazare
9 Belgium FW David Pollet
10 Spain MF Luis García
11 Belgium MF Mégan Laurent
14 Belgium MF Alessio Castro-Montes
17 Costa Rica DF Carlos Martinez
No. Position Player
18 Belgium MF Nils Schouterden
19 France FW Florian Raspentino
20 Japan FW Yuta Toyokawa
21 Senegal FW Moussa Diallo
22 Belgium DF Siebe Blondelle
24 Ivory Coast DF Silas Gnaka
28 Ghana MF Eric Ocansey
30 Senegal GK Babacar Niasse
31 Armenia FW Ivan Yagan
33 Ghana GK Abdul Nurudeen
44 Spain DF Xavi Molina
77 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Danijel Milićević
Iran DF Morteza Pouraliganji


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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