Sportvereniging Zulte Waregem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈspɔrtfəˌreːnəɣɪŋ ˈzɵltə ˈʋaːrəɣɛm]), commonly known as Zulte Waregem or by their nickname Essevee (Dutch pronunciation: [ɛsəˈveː]), is a Belgian professional football club based in Waregem, West Flanders. Zulte Waregem plays in the Belgian Pro League. Their highest finish at the highest level was a 2nd place in Belgian First Division 2012–13. They have won 1 Belgian Cup. They subsequently qualified for the 2006-07 UEFA Cup, only to lose in the round of 32 to Newcastle United.
The club is a product of a partnership in 2001 between Zultse VV and KSV Waregem, a former first division regular. No merger was applied. Zulte Waregem first reached the highest level in Belgian football by winning the 2004–05 second division. The club outfits are red and green. They play their home matches at the Regenboogstadion, the former stadium of KSV Waregem.Close