K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen
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K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen

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Full nameKoninklijke Sporting Club
Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen
Founded22 January 1923; 97 years ago (1923-01-22)
GroundDaknamstadion, Lokeren
ChairmanLouis de Vries
ManagerStijn Vreven
LeagueBelgian First Division B
2018-19Belgian First Division A, 16th (relegated)

Koninklijke Sporting Club Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen (Dutch pronunciation: ['ko:nkl?k? 'sp?rt ?kl?p 'lo:k?r?(n) ?o:st'fla:nd?r?(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 the Belgian Cup, the club's first ever honours, after beating KV Kortrijk in the Cup Final. They won their 2nd Cup in 2014 after beating Zulte Waregem 1-0.


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. The latest name change occurred in 2003, with the province name added to the club name.[]

In 2018 Sporting Lokeren were relegated to the Proximus League, Belgium's Second Tier of football.[3] In 2019, the club was taken over by a group led by Louis de Vries and Alexander Janssen, taking the positions of president and CEO respectively.


European record

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 Zagbie 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 Plze? 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

As of 20 March, 2020[4]

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 Japan DF Ryuta Koike
5 Mali MF Abdoulaye Diaby (on loan from Royal Antwerp)
6 Ivory Coast MF Lamine N'dao
7 Belgium MF Killian Overmeire (Captain)
8 Senegal MF Abdou Diakhaté (on loan from Parma)
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Anel Hajric
13 Belgium GK Davino Verhulst
14 Japan MF Jun Amano
15 Georgia (country) FW Giorgi Beridze (on loan from Gent)
17 Netherlands MF Guus Hupperts
19 Romania MF Vlad Mitrea
20 Israel DF Omri Ben Harush

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player



  1. ^ technische fiche sporting, sporting.be (last check 30/03/2018)
  2. ^ Vlaanderen in isolation: ['vla:nd?r?(n)].
  3. ^ "Anderlecht back in the Top 6, Lokeren relegated". vrt.be. 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ "2017/18 squad". Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 2017.

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