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K.V. Kortrijk is a Belgianmarker football club from Kortrijkmarker. 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.

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.

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Current squad

Out on loan

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

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