Debut among the elite

The first years in first class was the motto: fighting for our spot in the first league.

In 1959 the first lighting installation was inaugurated at Stayen and the young, then unknown, Raymond Goethals came to STVV. This master tactician introduced a new tactic and turned STVV into a top class fearer.

In '62 -'63, yellow-blue finished in fifth place and scored four out of four against Anderlecht (3-1 and 1-2).