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Oostende
Full name Koninklijke Voetbalclub
Oostende
Nickname(s) Les Côtiers
Founded 1904
Ground Albertparkstadion,
Ostend
(Capacity: 10,709)
Chairman Belgium Yves Lejaeghere
Manager Belgium Kurt Bataille
League Belgian Second Division
2008-09 Belgian Second Division, 7th
Home colours
Away colours

K.V. Oostende is a Belgian football club, from the municipality of Ostend, West Flanders. It was created in 1904 as V.G. Oostende and it has the matricule n°31.

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History

In 1911 another club was created, A.S. Oostende, which would soon become the best club of the city, playing regularly in the second division in the 1930s. In the mid 1970s, the AS reached the first division while the VG was playing at the second level.

The two clubs merged in 1981 to become K.V. Oostende. Twelve years after, the new club reached the first division. It has then been playing in the second division since 1995 except in 1998-99 and 2004-05 when it played at the higher level again.

VG Oostende was re-founded at the lowest level of the Belgian football one year after the merger. The club originally used the name Oostendse VG until the name VG Oostende could be used again ten years after the merger. VG Oostende originally used the Armenonville stadium again, which was the original VG Oostende's ground. Since the ground has been declared unsafe, VG Oostende groundshares with KV Oostende in the Albertparkstadion.

In August 2007, Oostende established a working partnership with Scottish giants Celtic. Under the deal, each season Celtic will send up to three reserve and youth team players on loan to Oostende. These working partnerships are not unique to Belgian football, as Royal Antwerp have been in partnership with Manchester United since 1998.[1]

Current squad

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 Sven Van Ryckeghem
2 France DF Xavier Luissint
3 Belgium DF Brian Vandenberghe
4 Belgium MF Lars Wallaeys
5 Belgium DF James Lahousse
6 France DF Philippe Liard
7 Belgium MF Rico Jordi
8 France MF Julien Chendri
9 Belgium FW Dieter Wittesaele
10 France FW Benjamin Mokulu
No.   Position Player
11 Belgium FW Thor Laleman
14 Belgium FW Xavier Deschacht
15 Belgium MF Jochen Sucaet
16 Belgium GK Grégory Delwarte
17 Croatia DF Ivica Dzidic
18 Belgium MF Tim Pylyser
20 Belgium FW Thor Laleman
21 Belgium GK Xavier Kerckhove
25 Belgium FW Niels Coussement
France DF Amadou Coulibaly

Former players

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