On the fifth matchday of the UEFA Europa League KAA drew 2-2 against SC Braga. Stoljijkovic made the early breakthrough for Braga, but Coulibaly’s spectacular overhead kick provided the equaliser for Gent. Hassan put Braga in the lead again, but Milicevic quickly equalised before the break. The second half Gent attempted to win the game, but the winning goal could not be found. This draw means that Braga are a point ahead of Gent with one game to go in the group, making the last matchday crucial for qualification.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck has announced his selection for the UEFA Europa League game against SC Braga on Thursday. The selection consists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
On matchday 15 of the Jupiler Pro League KAA Gent has finally gotten their first away victory of the season. On the field of R Excel Mouscron, a corner was headed through by Nielsen and Perbet managed to score the opening goal just before the break. Saief secured the win in the 87th minute when he fired in a well-struck penalty.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck announced his selection for the match against R Excel Mouscron on Saturday. This selection constists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
After our succesful Champions League campaign and the current Europa League campaign, we strive to always compete in European football. Therefore, we completely redesigned our website, making it clearer and easier to use for our fans. The English version of our website has been available for a while and as of now, the French version is too.
In the seventh episode of Inside Out we had a talk with powerful Nigerian midfielder Anderson Esiti. The topics discussed ranged from his youth in Nigeria, to his debut as a professional football player in Portugal and the many things he already picked up at KAA Gent.
Thomas Foket immediately received playing time from coach Roberto Martinez after his first selection for the Belgian Red Devils. He got the opportunity to play the full second half in the match against the Netherlands and saw the team turn a 1-0 loss in a 1-1 tie.
Thomas Foket completed his first training with the Belgian Red Devils. At the press conference, Foket repeated how surprised he was by his selection, while he noted the similarities between the system adapted by coach Martinez and KAA Gent coach Vanhaezebrouck might be a reason for his selection.
KAA Gent has beaten Waasland-Beveren with 2-0 on matchday 14 of the Jupiler Pro League. Dejaegere finished off a rebound when a header from Perbet hit the post. Saief secured the three points in the second half when Coulibaly put him in front of Köteles. With this victory Gent claimed the fourth place in the ranking, sharing it with Club Brugge en Charleroi.
KAA Gent defender Thomas Foket has been selected for the Belgian national team for the very first time. He's part of national coach Roberto Martínez's selection for the games against the Netherlands in the 126th derby of the Low Countries and Estonia in the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup. Roberto Martinez: "Thomas Foket has great potential. He has been impressive on European level with his club" KAA Gent noticed the 16-year-old Foket at his then team Dilbeek Sport in 2012, which played in Belgium’s 4th division (comparable to the UK’s League Two). While combining his football career with law studies at Ghent University, Foket grew to be an important player in KAA Gent’s defense and will now, only 6 years later, get the chance to show off his talent in what might be considered Belgium’s strongest national team ever.
KAA Gent made a lightning start on matchday 4 of the UEFA Europa League when Coulibaly scored a header after only 20 seconds. Gent dominated the first 35 minutes, but Shakhtar managed to turn the game around in the last ten minutes before the break. A penalty from Marlos, a strike from Taison and Stepanenko's header made it 1-3. The second half brought more goals, two for each team. Perbet and Milicevic scored for the Buffalo's, but Fred and Ferreyra sealed the 3-5 win for Shakhtar.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck announced his selection for the match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday. This selection constists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
A delegation of German champions FC Bayern, headed by Jürgen Muth, managing director of the Allianz Arena, visited the Ghelamco Arena today. ‘Der Rekordmeister’ has been suffering pitch problems in the Allianz Arena for a while and decided to have a closer look at the picture perfect pitch in the Ghelamco Arena. They were welcomed by our greenkeeper, our stadium director Dirk Piens and facility manager Erwin Weiremans.
On 31 October 1900, today exactly 116 years ago, KAA Gent was founded as the football department of the Association Athlétique La Gantoise (the Ghent Athletic Association, AAG). Its founders were Hector Priem and Auguste Van de Kerckhove. The AAG was a Ghent-based multi-sports association, which was born in 1864 as the Société Gantoise de Gymnastique and merged in 1891 with the Association Athlétique. In 1914 the association was conferred a royal warrant and was permitted, from that moment on, to call itself the Association Royale Athlétique La Gantoise (ARAG). In 1972 the name was changed to its Dutch counterpart: Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent, or KAA Gent.
In a balanced first half Coulibaly missed a few chances for Gent, while Mechelen found Thoelen on their way. Afer the break the game could go both ways, but it was Filipovic who scored in the scrimmage after a corner. In the final minutes of the game Asare received a contested red card and Vitas didn't hesitate to convert the penalty to secure the three points for the home team.