What a gorgeous post. Your pictures are incredible… but alas- you just added one more place to visit on our (ever growing) list! I don’t know if I should thank you or not since we’re down to only a year and a half left 🙂
Richard Orlans holds the most selections for the Belgian National Team, more than any other KAA Gent player. He was selected 21 times from 1955 - 1958.
In the Lijnwinkel kiosk (located near Sint-Pieters train station), you can get free map of city and surroundings, with all bus and tram lines.
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Ghent is a true gem in the Flanders region of Belgium. Lonely Planet calls it “the best kept secret of Europe”. That will change, it’s no longer a secret as I hereby offer you the 10 most convincing reasons to visit this beautiful city! Walk with me through the historical city center, not only to watch architectural wonders but also to get a sense of the Belgian way of life. Let’s visit Ghent, Belgium!
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Armand Seghers holds the record of the most games played in the first team of KAA Gent: 507 between 1949 and 1960.
Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgium international and Manchester City player who spent six years at Gent during his youth career.
Within the protection of the County of Flanders, the city recovered and flourished from the 11th century, growing to become a small city-state. By the 13th century, Ghent was the biggest city in Europe north of the Alps after Paris; it was bigger than Cologne, or Moscow. Within the city walls lived up to 65,000 people. The belfry and the towers of the Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas' Church are just a few examples of the skyline of the period.
In 2009–10, there was a heavy battle for the second place in the Belgian Pro League between AA Gent and Club Brugge and the Champions League ticket that came with it. They played each other on 8 May 2010. Ghent won with a convincing 6–2 score and won second place because of that victory. One week later, Ghent also won the Belgian Cup for the first time in 26 years, defeating the other Bruges Pro League team, Cercle Brugge.
Tore André Dahlum was a Norwegian international who played one year in Ghent.
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Mbark Boussoufa received multiple awards and honors including: pro-player of the year, best young player and the award of the 12th man, as well as the Ebony Shoe. Another AA Gent player, the Egyptian Ahmed Hossam, better known as "Mido", was also presented with the Ebony Shoe 8 years earlier in 2001.
Four players of AA Gent held top scorer positions in the UEFA: Maurice Willems (1956–57, 28 games, 35 goals), Ronny Martens (1984–85, 34 games, 23 goals), Erwin Vandenbergh (1990–91, 34 games, 23 goals) and Ole Martin Arst (1999–00, 33 games, 30 goals).
The Nordic Futsal Championships, or in short NFC, was arranged 2006 for the first time in Stockholm by Stockholm Futsal Club. It is a club competition for the champions in each Nordic country (Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden).
No one can claim ownership of the cup, the cup is a virtual cup with no one responsible other than the current Nordic Champions. The only information to be found is on the cup Facebook page where the host of the cup will inform of the next cup.
Leon Mokuna was the first African player in Belgian competition.
once you have visited Gent you will see how wonderfull and madgical the place is, warm friendly people, food is fantasic, the beer and all its different sorts, but the bars and cafes and to sit outside and sip away with you favourite beer,wine,coffee whatever just watching the world go by is fantastic try it you will love it and if not well stay at home as you will never be happy if you do not like here
In the Belgian first football division Ghent is represented by K.A.A. Gent, who became Belgian football champions for the first time in its history in 2015. Another Ghent football club is KRC Gent-Zeehaven, playing in the Belgian fourth division. A football match at the 1920 Summer Olympics was held in Ghent.
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If you want to call to North America, find the "Club Plus" card. Do not be talked into any other card. They are usually found at the nightshops (Nacht Winkels). You can get more than 200 minutes to North America for 5 Euros from a payphone. This is great since payphones cost quite a lot if you just insert money.
The Belgian player Roland Storme, central defender of KAA Gent in 1958–59, received the Golden Shoe award. Three other AA Gent players were presented with awards and honors: René Vandereycken got the award for trainer of the year 1991. Frédéric Herpoel was chosen as the best goalkeeper in 2004.
In 2004, Ghent signed coach Georges Leekens. In his first season, the team ended at the sixth spot in competition. With Leekens as a coach, KAA Gent made some impressive performances, such as the 4–1 victory over rival Club Brugge on 1 April 2006. In 2006–07, despite a weak start of the competition, the team managed to reach the fourth place in the Belgian Pro League. It repeated that achievement the following year.
Gent's sole previous experience of the UEFA Champions League was a 6-1 aggregate third qualifying round loss to an Andriy Shevchenko-inspired FC Dynamo Kyiv in 2010/11. They are now set for an automatic group stage place in 2015/16 while ahead of Sunday's final matches, Anderlecht lead Club Brugge by a point in the race for a third qualifying round berth.
Gent began the evening four points ahead of RSC Anderlecht – who could only draw at KV Kortrijk tonight – and five clear of Club Brugge KV, winners at R. Charleroi SC. And in front of a sell-out 20,000 crowd at their stadium, opened in 2013, Gent got the victory they needed through an 18th-minute goal by captain Sven Kums and a penalty early in the second half from Renato Neto after Moses Simon had been brought down.
"When I stood in this stadium for the first time, I thought: 'Wouldn't it be fantastic if we could make it explode here,'" said coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck. "And we cannot do better than this to make that happen. This city has been waiting for the title for such a long time. We have always believed we were capable of doing something, but only when we were victorious at Anderlecht on the last day of the regular season did we feel the championship was possible."
Runners-up in 1955 and 2010, Gent had trailed Club Brugge by four points at the end of the 30-game regular season. But for the ten-round top-six play-off the teams' points' tallies to date were halved, and while Belgian Cup winners Club Brugge have lost four times since, Gent suffered just one play-off defeat.
Maurice Willems has scored more goals than any other KAA Gent player, with 185 goals between 1952 and 1962.
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KAA Gent are champions of Belgium for the first time in their 115-year history after a 2-0 home success against R. Standard de Liège gave them the title with a match to spare.
Great photos of a wonderful city. When visiting a few years back we totally missed the Castle of the Counts… I think we have to go back soon.
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Marc Van Der Linden was in the national selection of Belgium for the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
Kums added: "This is my first goal of the season – and I think it was an important one. We maybe did not expect this to happen at the start of the season but we have played the best football. I think we are deserved champions."
On 17 July 2013, the club officially inaugurated their new stadium, the Ghelamco Arena, with a 2–0 win over VfB Stuttgart in a gala match.
Coming from a family of bakers, Uruguay defender Gaston Silva knows first hand that you knead to put the work in to rise and get your dough in the football world. He reflects on his past and on new beginnings on Spain with FIFA.com.
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Frédéric Herpoel was four times honoured with the Jean-Claude Bouvy Trophy for "most valuable player of the season" between 2002 - 2005.