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Kortrijk
Kortrijk.png
Full name Koninklijke Voetbalclub Kortrijk
Nickname(s) De Kerels
Founded 1901
Ground Guldensporenstadion,
Kortrijk
(Capacity: 9,500)
Chairman Belgium Joseph Allijns
Manager Belgium Georges Leekens
League Jupiler League
2008-09 Jupiler League, 14th
Home colours
Away colours

K.V. Kortrijk is a Belgian football club from Kortrijk. They play in the Jupiler League. They are registered to the Belgian Football Association with matricule n°19. The team has the colors red and white. KV Kortrijk was founded in 1971, though its roots can be traced to 1901. The 2009-2010 squad is coached by Georges Leekens, former coach of the Belgium national football team.

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History

In 1901 SC Courtraisien was founded. The club merged with FC Courtraisien in 1918. They received in 1951 the name Koninklijke Kortrijk Sport. They had the matricule n°19 like the oldest club SC Courtraisien.

Stade Kortrijk was founded in 1923 with matricule n°161. Because Stade Kortrijk and Koninklijke Kortrijk Sport didn't play well anymore, they merged in 1971. They could play with matricule n°19 and the new name was KV Kortrijk.

Due to a bankruptcy, KV Kortrijk had to relegate in 2001 to the third division. From 2004 to 2008 KV Kortrijk played in the second division, however in the 2007-08 season they managed to get promoted to the Jupiler League.

The club is also home to the majority of Swansea City A.F.C. fans from Belgium.

Honours

Current squad

As of 28 September 2009.
No. Position Player
2 France DF David Vandenbroeck (on loan from Charleroi)
3 France DF Loris Reina
4 Serbia DF Mladen Lazarević
5 Algeria MF Karim Belhocine
6 Belgium DF Jimmy Hempte
7 Croatia FW Leon Benko
8 Serbia MF Nebojša Pavlović
10 Belgium MF Sven Kums
11 Belgium MF Tom Soetaers
12 The Gambia FW Ebrahim Savaneh
13 Belgium GK Glenn Verbauwhede (on loan from Club Brugge)
14 Belgium MF Davy De Beule
No. Position Player
16 Belgium DF Bram de Ly
17 Belgium DF Brecht Verbrugghe
19 Algeria MF Salah Bakour
20 Belgium MF Mohamed Messoudi
21 Belgium MF Brecht Capon (on loan from Club Brugge)
22 Belgium MF Rob Claeys
24 Belgium GK Tom Vandenbossche (on loan from Club Brugge)
25 Belgium FW Christian Benteke (on loan from Standard Liege)
26 Belgium DF Laurent Ciman (on loan from Club Brugge)
27 Morocco MF Mustapha Oussalah
30 Belgium GK Damien Lahaye (on loan from Charleroi)
France DF Anthony Bartholome
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Out on loan

No. Position Player
19 Belgium MF Jo Vermast (at KVK Tienen)
28 France FW Cédric Bétrémieux (at OH Leuven)
 

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

Famous former players

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