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Oud-Heverlee Leuven
Club coat of arms of Oud-Heverlee Leuven
Basic data
Surname Oud-Heverlee Leuven
Seat Leuven , Belgium
founding December 20, 1957
Colours White
president Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Website ohl.be
First soccer team
Head coach Marc Brys
Venue King Power at Den Dreef Stadium
Places 10,020
league Division 1A
2019/20 3rd place - overall table (Division 1B)  

Oud-Heverlee Leuven is a Belgian football club based in Leuven .


The club was founded on December 20, 1957 as Football Club Zwarte Duivels Oud-Heverlee and joined the Belgian association a year later. For a long time the club played only inferior class. 2000 won the championship title in the fourth division, the Vierde Klasse / Division 4 , ahead of city rivals Stade Löwen . In the third division, she achieved seventh place in the first season. In 2002 the team finished the season as runner-up behind KAS Eupen and thus qualified for the relegation games, but failed there at KFC Vigor Wuitens Hamme .

After the end of the 01/02 season, the local rivals Stade Löwen and Koninklijke Daring Club Löwen disappeared from the scene. Since at the same time the club changed its name to Oud-Heverlee Löwen , it is claimed that the two clubs have merged with Oud-Heverlee. However, this did not happen, rather Stade stopped playing due to over-indebtedness and Daring Club existed until January 2003.

In 2003 he was runner-up again, this time behind AFC Tubize . In the relegation they reached the final, which however was lost on penalties against Eendracht Aalst . Although KV Oostende was defeated in the semifinals, this rose after the license revocation for Berchem Sport on to the second division.

2004 Oud-Heverlee finished the season in third behind Royale Union Saint-Gilloise and KVSK United Overpelt-Lommel . In the following season, the runner-up again succeeded, second division club CS Visé was beaten 4-2 in the final of the relegation after extra time and thus made the promotion to the Tweede Class / Division 2 perfect.

In the first season in the second division, Oud-Heverlee reached sixth place. After a fifth place in the second season, the third place in the 2007/08 season narrowly missed promotion to the first division . The club did not confirm the upward trend in the following years and placed in the middle of the second-highest division. The 2010/11 season ended with first place in the table; achieved promotion to the Jupiler Pro League . In the 2011/12 season, Löwen reached 14th place in the table and thus managed to stay in the league. The team was penultimate in the 2013/14 season and rose after losing playoffs to remain in the league in the 2nd division .

In the following year , the club won the first tranche in the second division and was therefore eligible to participate in the relegation round to the first division . Since you won this, Oud-Heverlee rose again in the first division for the 2015/16 season . There they finished last with one point behind at the end of the season, so that there was another relegation.

In the 2016/17 season they finished 7th there, so they had to take part in the relegation round. There Oud-Heverlee was able to save himself by taking second place. In the following year , the club finished 2nd at the end of the season. But since none of the tranches had been won, he could not participate in the promotion games, but only in the play-off 2 of the first division . There, Oud-Heverlee took 4th place in the end.

In the 2018/19 season, both tranches were finished in 7th place, so that they had to participate in the relegation round again. In this situation, Vincent Euvrard was signed as the new coach at the beginning of February 2019. He managed that Oud-Heverlee finished first at the end of the relegation round and therefore remains in the second division. In the following year , Löwen won the first tranche. Since K Beerschot VA won the second installment, the promotion games will take place against this club. In the overall table, Löwen only reached 3rd place.

Löwen lost their first promotion game away 0: 1; the second game was initially canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was finally postponed to August 2, 2020.

On June 9, 2020, the club announced the separation from the previous coach Euvrard. On June 16, 2020, Marc Brys was signed as the new coach until the end of the 2021/22 season.


In May 2017, the King Power Group took over the shares in Oud-Heverlee Löwen. As a result, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, as the owner of King Power, took over the chairmanship of the previous chairman Chris Vandebroeck. After Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed in a helicopter crash on October 27, 2018, the position of association chairman initially remained vacant.

On August 8, 2019, the son of the deceased and previous Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha was appointed as the new Chairman.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Final table 2011/12. (No longer available online.) In: sport.be. Jupiler Pro League, archived from the original on January 4, 2013 ; accessed on May 5, 2019 (French).
  2. Euvrard: “We moeten vooral results boeken”. Oud-Heverlee Leuven, February 8, 2019, accessed on May 19, 2019 (Dutch).
  3. ^ OH Leuven neemt afscheid van Euvrard. Oud-Heverlee Leuven, June 9, 2020, accessed June 9, 2020 (Dutch).
  4. ^ Marc Brys nieuwe coach OH Leuven. Oud-Heverlee Leuven, June 16, 2020, accessed June 16, 2020 (Dutch).
  5. Sam Wallace: Leicester City owner buys Belgian club OH Leuven. The Telegraph, May 16, 2017, accessed September 8, 2019 .
  6. Statement Oud-Heverlee Leuven: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Oud-Heverlee Leuven, October 28, 2018, accessed September 8, 2019 (Dutch).
  7. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha wordt voorzitter Oud-Heverlee Leuven. Oud-Heverlee Leuven, August 8, 2019, accessed September 8, 2019 (Dutch).