K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen

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K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen logo.svg
Full name Koninklijke Sporting Club
Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen
Nickname(s) Tricolores
Founded 22 January 1923; 95 years ago (1923-01-22)
Ground Daknamstadion,
Ground Capacity 12,136 [1]
Chairman Roger Lambrecht
Manager Peter Maes
League Belgian First Division A
2016–17 Belgian First Division A, 11th

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.

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 Daknamstadion.

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 with 0–1.


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.


European record[edit]

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 Luxembourg Red Boys Differdange 3–1 3–0
2R Spain Barcelona 2–1 0–2
1980–81 UEFA Cup 1R Russia Dynamo Moscow 1–1 1–0
2R Scotland Dundee United 0–0 1–1
3R Spain Real Sociedad 1–0 2–2
QF Netherlands AZ 67 Alkmaar 1–0 0–2
1981–82 UEFA Cup 1R France Nantes 4–2 1–1
2R Greece Aris Thessaloniki 4–0 1–1
3R Germany 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–0 1–4
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1R Poland Stal Mielec 0–0 1–1
2R Portugal Benfica 1–2 0–2
1987–88 UEFA Cup 1R Hungary Honvéd Budapest 0–0 0–1
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Iceland IA Akranes 3–1 3–1
3R France Metz 1–2 1–0
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Faroe Islands B68 Toftir 0–0 4–2
2R Poland Zagłębie Lubin 2–1 2–2
3R England Newcastle United 0–4 0–1
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Georgia (country) WIT Georgia 3–1 2–3
2R Germany VfB Stuttgart 0–1 0–2
2003–04 UEFA Cup QUAL Albania Dinamo Tirana 3–1 4–0
1R England Manchester City 0–1 2–3
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Estonia Narva Trans 0–1 2–0
2R Switzerland BSC Young Boys 1–4 1–2
2012–13 UEFA Europa League PO Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 2–1 0–1
2014–15 UEFA Europa League PO England Hull City 1–0 1–2
Group Poland Legia Warsaw 1–0 0–1
Group Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 1–0 1–0
Group Turkey Trabzonspor 1–1 0–2

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 August 2018[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 Belgium DF Stefano Marzo
3 Belgium DF Gil Van Moerzeke
5 Switzerland DF Mijat Marić
6 Iceland DF Ari Freyr Skúlason
7 Belgium MF Killian Overmeire (Captain)
8 France MF Julian Michel
9 Belgium FW Tom De Sutter
10 Ecuador MF José Cevallos
11 Belgium MF Bob Straetman
12 Belgium GK Ortwin De Wolf
13 Belgium GK Davino Verhulst
14 Algeria MF Mehdi Terki
16 Israel MF Omri Ben Harush
17 Netherlands MF Guus Hupperts
18 Spain DF Bambo Diaby
No. Position Player
20 Senegal MF Joher Rassoul
21 Serbia FW Marko Mirić
22 Belgium MF Steve De Ridder
23 Czech Republic MF Lukáš Mareček
24 Nigeria FW Yusuf Lawal
26 Belgium DF Arno Monsecour
28 Belgium MF Amine Benchaib
29 Cameroon FW Lewis Enoh
30 Belgium GK Robin Mantel
31 United States MF Juan Pablo Torres
32 Croatia DF Jakov Filipovic
35 Belgium DF Tracy Mpati
77 Belarus FW Anton Saroka
99 Serbia FW Đorđe Jovanović
-- Belgium DF Mickaël Tirpan

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
Netherlands FW Luciano Slagveer (at FC Emmen until 30 June 2019)



  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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