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Aimé Anthuenis (born 21 December 1943) is a former Belgian footballer and ex-coach of the Belgium national football team.

Aimé Anthuenis
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-12-21) 21 December 1943 (age 75)
Place of birth Lokeren, Belgium
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Lierse (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1970 Racing Lokeren
1970–1974 Lokeren 41 (2)
FC Eeklo
KV Ertvelde
Teams managed
1985–1987 Lokeren
1987–1988 Charleroi
1988–1993 Lokeren
1993–1994 Germinal Ekeren
1995–1996 Waregem
1996–1999 Genk
1999–2002 Anderlecht
2002–2005 Belgium
2006 Lokeren
2008–2009 Germinal Beerschot
2010 Lierse
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Antheunis played for local sides Racing Lokeren and KSC Lokeren as well as for FC Eeklo and KV Ertvelde.

Coaching careerEdit

The Lokeren-born player and manager used to coach among others Genk and Anderlecht with whom he won three Belgian championships in a row from 1999 until 2001 (the first with Genk, the following two with Anderlecht), and was also voted Jupiler League Coach of the Year those years. At Anderlecht, his team played its best UEFA Champions League season since the appearance of a group stage by winning matches against Real Madrid, Manchester United, Lazio Roma, PSV Eindhoven, and Dynamo Kiev. He was the national team coach of Belgium from July 2002 but his contract, running to July 2006 was not renewed after the team failed to qualify for Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup.[1] On 1 January 2006, Anthuenis took up the post of manager of KSC Lokeren. It was his third spell managing the club. On 28 February 2006, he resigned as Lokeren boss and retired from football on health grounds, having been admitted to hospital with cardiac-related chest pains the previous week.

On 21 February 2010 EXQI League club Lierse hired the former K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot coach to replace Herman Helleputte who became the club's technical director.[2]


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