Europe Friendlies 07/13 12:00 - Heracles vs FCV Dender EH - View
Europe Friendlies 07/17 09:00 - Club Brugge vs FCV Dender EH - View
UK Friendlies 07/20 16:00 - FCV Dender EH vs RAAL La Louviere - View
Belgium First Division A 07/27 14:00 1 FCV Dender EH vs Union Saint Gilloise - View
Belgium First Division A 08/04 17:15 2 Gent vs FCV Dender EH - View
Belgium First Division A 08/10 14:00 3 FCV Dender EH vs KV Kortrijk - View


Europe Friendlies 07/10 13:00 - FC Groningen v FCV Dender EH D 4-4
Europe Friendlies 07/05 09:00 - Standard Liege v FCV Dender EH - View
Europe Friendlies 06/29 12:30 - Anderlecht v FCV Dender EH L 2-1
Europe Friendlies 06/22 15:00 - KSV Oudenaarde v FCV Dender EH W 0-3
Europe Friendlies 06/15 16:00 - KRC Harelbeke v FCV Dender EH W 0-5
Belgium First Division B 04/19 18:00 30 [13] Francs Borains v FCV Dender EH [2] W 0-3
Belgium First Division B 04/13 18:00 29 [2] FCV Dender EH v Zulte-Waregem [7] L 1-4
Belgium First Division B 04/06 18:00 28 [3] FCV Dender EH v Deinze [5] W 3-0
Belgium First Division B 03/29 19:00 27 [9] Club Brugge II v FCV Dender EH [4] W 0-1
Belgium First Division B 03/16 19:45 26 [6] FCV Dender EH v Standard Liege II [16] W 4-1
Belgium First Division B 03/09 19:00 25 [13] KV Oostende v FCV Dender EH [6] W 0-1
Belgium First Division B 03/03 12:30 24 [6] FCV Dender EH v KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk [2] D 1-1


Matches played 39 16 23
Wins 19 7 12
Draws 13 6 7
Losses 7 3 4
Goals for 72 29 43
Goals against 40 18 22
Clean sheets 17 6 11
Failed to score 4 2 2

Wikipedia - F.C.V. Dender E.H.

Football Club Verbroedering Dender Eendracht Hekelgem, also simply known as Dender or Verbroedering Dender, is a Belgian association football club based in Denderleeuw. The club will be playing the 2024–25 season in the Belgian top division, the Pro League, after winning two promotions in three seasons. They rose from the Challenger Pro League after previously winning Belgian National Division 1 in 2021–22.

The club is named after former clubs KFC Denderleeuw Eendracht Hekelgem and Verbroedering Denderhoutem, which merged at the end of the 2004–05 season, and after the river Dender, which crosses the town of Denderleeuw. The home stadium of the club is Florent Beeckmanstadion, located in Denderleeuw. Their best league ranking was the 15th place in the first division (in 2007–08 and 2008–09). The club colours are blue and black.


Early history

Verbroedering Denderhoutem was founded in 1935 and registered to the Royal Belgian Football Association in 1943. They first reached the Promotion (4th-highest level in Belgian football) in the 1980s. After several relegations and promotions in the provincial leagues and Promotion, the club finally reached the third division in 1998–99. They remained at that level except for one season in 2003–04 when they played in the Promotion. After one season back at the third level, Denderhoutem merged with fellow club KFC Denderleeuw EH from the third division.

Rise to the top tier

Verbroedering Dender won consecutively the third division A title (in 2005–06) and the second division title (in 2006–07), to reach the first division in 2007–08 for the first time in their history. They achieved promotion after beating Dessel 0–2 on the second division's 33rd match day on 13 May 2007. They finished at the 15th place in 2007–08 and again in 2008–09, though the club was relegated at the end of the 2008–09 season because the number of clubs in the first division was reduced from 18 to 16.

Post–top division history

The club was relegated from the Second Division in the 2011–12 season after finishing second bottom.

In the 2015–16 season, Dender qualified for the newly formed Belgian third tier named Belgian First Amateur Division. In the 2020–21 season, the division was renamed Belgian National Division 1 but the season was cancelled after one game due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium.

They won promotion back to the second tier, now renamed the Challenger Pro League, in the 2021–22 season. The promotion was not without controversy. On the penultimate game of the promotion play-offs against RFC Liège on 22 May 2022, Dender lost 1–0 which saw them move into second place and Liège move to first place. The following day, it was announced that Liège would receive a three-point deduction and a €1000 fine after failing to field enough U21 players in their 3–0 win against Dender back in March 2022. As a result, Dender were awarded a 5–0 win and moved back to the top of the table. Liège released a statement to say that they would be appealing the decision. However, the points deduction would turn out to be irrelevant. This is because Liège lost on the final game of the season against Knokke, while Dender won 1–0 against Dessel Sport.

Return to top flight

Dender won promotion back to the Belgian Pro League in the 2023–24 season. They finished second in the Challenger Pro League to secure their promotion. This meant it would be the first time that the club had played in the top flight since 2009. Before the start of the season, the club was dealt with the blow of the departure of manager Timmy Simons who left to join fellow top tier side Westerlo.

FCV Dender EH is a professional soccer team based in Denderleeuw, Belgium. The team competes in the Belgian Second Amateur Division, which is the fourth tier of the Belgian football league system. FCV Dender EH was founded in 1935 and has a rich history in Belgian football.

The team's colors are blue and white, and they play their home matches at the Florent Beeckmanstadion in Denderleeuw. FCV Dender EH has a passionate fan base and a strong community presence in the region.

The team has had success in the past, winning several league titles and competing in the Belgian Cup. They have a reputation for playing attractive, attacking football and developing young talent through their youth academy.

FCV Dender EH is known for their competitive spirit and never-say-die attitude on the pitch. They have a dedicated coaching staff and a talented squad of players who are committed to achieving success for the team and its supporters.