K.A.A. Gent: Wikis


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Full name Koninklijke Atletiek
Associatie Gent (Royal Athletics Association Ghent)
Nickname(s) De Buffalos (The Buffalos)
Founded 1864, joined Belgian FA November 1, 1900
Ground Jules Ottenstadion,
(Capacity: 12,919)
Chairman Belgium Ivan de Witte
Manager Belgium Michel Preud'homme
League Jupiler League
2008-09 Jupiler League, 4th
Home colours
Away colours

K.A.A. Gent is a Belgian football, athletics and hockey club, based in the Belgian city of Ghent. It was one of the founders of the Belgian Football Association. It has been in the top flight Jupiler League since 1989-90. The hockey and athletics division were founded in 1864, making it one of the oldest sporting clubs in Belgium. The club was then known under its French name La Gantoise. It changed its name to the present Dutch version in 1971. In spite of its long history the club has never been champions of Belgium.

The nickname of the club is De Buffalo's, "The Buffaloes" in English, a term coined after a visit of the original Buffalo Bill and his Wild West circus to the city in the early 1900s.



European record

As of December, 2008.
Competition A P W D L GF GA
Cup Winners' Cup 2 4 1 1 2 2 5
UEFA Cup 6 24 8 7 9 25 36
Intertoto Cup 6 26 10 6 10 28 30

A = appearances, P = matches played, W = won, D = drawn, L = lost, GF = goals for, GA = goals against.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1963-64 UEFA Cup 1R Germany FC Köln 1-1 1-3
1964-65 Cup Winners' Cup 1R England West Ham United 0-1 1-1
1966-67 UEFA Cup 2R France Girondins Bordeaux 1-0 0-0
3R Scotland Kilmarnock FC 1-2 (AET) 0-1
1970-71 UEFA Cup 1R Germany Hamburger SV 0-1 1-7
1982-83 UEFA Cup 1R Netherlands HFC Haarlem 3-3 1-2
1983-84 UEFA Cup 1R France RC Lens 1-1 1-2 (AET)
1984-85 Cup Winners' Cup 1R Scotland Celtic Glasgow 1-0 0-3
1986-87 UEFA Cup 1R Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 1-1 2-1
2R Romania Sportul Studentesc 1-1 3-0
3R Sweden IFK Göteborg 0-1 0-4
1991-92 UEFA Cup 1R Switzerland Lausanne Sports 0-1 4-1 (PEN)
2R Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 1-0
3R Russia FC Dynamo Moscow 2-0 0-0
QF Netherlands AFC Ajax 0-0 0-3
2000-01 UEFA Cup QUAL Iceland IA Akranes 3-2 3-0
1R Netherlands AFC Ajax 0-6 0-3
2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Bosnia and Herzegovina Celik Zenica 2-0 0-1
3R Germany Werder Bremen 0-1 3-2
SF France Paris St. Germain 0-0 1-7
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Republic of Ireland St. Patrick's Athletic 2-0 1-3
3R Spain Málaga CF 1-1 0-3
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Iceland Fylkir Reykjavik 2-1 1-0
2R Republic of Macedonia Vardar Skopje 3-4 (PEN) 0-1
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Republic of Ireland Bohemian FC 3-1 0-1
2R Czech Republic Tescoma Zlin 1-0 0-0
3R Spain Valencia CF 0-0 0-2
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3R Switzerland Grasshoppers Zürich 1-1 1-2
2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Northern Ireland Cliftonville FC 2-0 4-0
3R Denmark Aalborg BK 1-1 1-2
2008-09 UEFA Cup 2QR Sweden Kalmar FF 2-1 0-4
2009-10 UEFA Europa League 2QR Belarus Naftan Novopolotsk 1-0 1-2
3QR Italy AS Roma 1-7 1-3

Current squad

As of August, 2009. Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Belgium GK Frank Boeckx
3 Slovenia DF Marko Šuler
4 Costa Rica DF Roy Myrie
5 Norway DF Erlend Hanstveit
6 Belgium MF Stef Wils
7 Belgium FW Tim Smolders
8 Belgium MF Bernd Thijs (captain)
9 Senegal FW Mbaye Leye
10 Costa Rica MF Randall Azofeifa
11 Morocco MF Yassine El Ghanassy
12 Belgium MF Kenny Thompson
13 Brazil DF Adriano Duarte
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Adnan Čustović
15 Togo FW Adékambi Olufadé
No.   Position Player
16 Senegal FW Elimane Coulibaly
17 Venezuela DF Roberto Rosales
18 Mali DF Kassim Doumbia
19 Belgium FW Stijn De Smet
23 Belgium GK Luka Lazitch
24 Belgium GK Kenneth Ots
25 Senegal MF Mamoutou N'Diaye
26 Belgium MF Christophe Lepoint
28 Serbia MF Miloš Marić
29 Serbia GK Bojan Jorgacević
30 Slovenia FW Zlatan Ljubijankič
31 France MF Christophe Grondin

For recent transfers, see List of Belgian football transfers summer 2009.


Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
Bosnia and Herzegovina GK Alexandre Martinović (to FCV Dender)
Mali DF Mahamed Habib N'Diaye (to Hamme)
Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Mehmedalija Čović (to NK Interblock Ljubljana)
No.   Position Player
Republic of Macedonia DF Boban Grnčarov (to Maccabi Petah Tikva)
Cameroon MF Patrice Noukeu (to KVSK United)

Former players




Costa Rica






















Coaching history



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