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Bart Goor (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɑrt ˈxoːr];[1] born 9 April 1973) is a Belgian former footballer who played as a left winger.

Bart Goor
Personal information
Full name Bart Goor
Date of birth (1973-04-09) 9 April 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Neerpelt, Belgium
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left winger
Youth career
1981–1986 Buul
1986–1991 Verbroedering Geel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Verbroedering Geel 142 (27)
1996–1997 Genk 33 (18)
1997–2001 Anderlecht 131 (32)
2001–2004 Hertha BSC 87 (13)
2004–2005 Feyenoord 34 (7)
2005–2008 Anderlecht 97 (10)
2009–2011 Germinal Beerschot 61 (7)
2011–2013 Westerlo 50 (16)
2013–2014 Dessel Sport 31 (10)
Total 666 (140)
National team
1999–2008 Belgium 78 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Club careerEdit

GeelEdit

Goor began his professional career representing K.F.C. Verbroedering Geel in 1991 having risen through the club's youth ranks. He spent six years at the Antwerp-based club, playing 142 league games for and scoring 27 goals for the club playing from a midfield position.

Racing GenkEdit

Eventually, Goor caught the eye of Racing Genk and transferred there for the 1996–97 season. His first and only season at the club proved very successful, especially in goal return, the midfielder successfully netting with an average for the club of just over a goal every two games.

AnderlechtEdit

His season at Genk obviously caught the eye of the R.S.C. Anderlecht hierarchy and Goor joined the Belgian giants, making his debut for his new side on 12 August 1997, in an eventual 2–0 victory over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava. A month later, on 16 September, Goor netted his first Anderlecht goal, scoring the second goal for R.S.C. in a 4–3 win over SV Austria Salzburg. In this first term with Anderlecht, Goor completed 32 Belgian First Division games, scoring 8 goals – a downturn from his tally the previous year at Genk but an impressive feat nonetheless for a midfielder.[2]

Following this first season, Goor would go on to represent Anderlecht in all competitions, playing a regular role in the side's starting eleven. His most notable period in this first spell at Anderlecht was during the 2000–01 campaign, during which Anderlecht gained several high-profile victories over a host of big-name European clubs, such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Lazio. In the 2–0 victory over Real, Goor got himself on the score-sheet.

Hertha BSC and FeyenoordEdit

Goor's impressive and consistent form for Anderlecht was eventually rewarded by a transfer to Hertha BSC, where the Belgian would go on to spend three seasons. During this time he notched up a respectable number of performances for the German Bundesliga outfit, statistically improving his goal return in an average that saw 87 league appearances include a total of 13 goals.

He then transferred to Feyenoord, playing at the club as a regular in a time at the club that proved short-lived. After a falling-out with management staff, a decision was made for Goor to cut short his stay at the Eredivisie side.

Return to AnderlechtEdit

A return to previous team Anderlecht proved the most tantalizing proposition for Goor following his Feyenoord troubles, and he signed back on for the side in the 2005–06 season. For a second time around Goor proved to be a hit for the Belgian side, featuring again as a regular in the squad and eventually becoming the club captain in 2006 following the retirement of Pär Zetterberg. He was captain of the Anderlecht side in the 2006–07 season. In the 2007–08 season, the captain's armband was handed over to the younger vice-captain Olivier Deschacht in times of Goor's absence through injury or national duty, with Deschacht ultimately becoming Anderlecht's official captain. He would go on to represent Anderlecht until midway through the 2008–09 campaign, having collected four Belgian First Division titles during his two stays at the Brussels club.

Post-AnderlechtEdit

Having played his final game for Anderlecht on 18 December 2008, Goor completed a planned transfer to Germinal Beerschot in January 2009, where he played over two seasons. On 25 November 2011, news was released that Bart Goor and Beerschot had mutually agreed to terminate his contract, allowing Goor to sign for Westerlo who signed him to help avoid relegation.[3] Westerlo was however unable to avoid relegation, but Goor remained with the team, completing the 2012–13 season in the Belgian Second Division. Goor then transferred to Dessel Sport in the same league, where he played the final season in his career.

International careerEdit

Euro 2000Edit

Goor was part of the Belgium national football team at Euro 2000, which was co-hosted by Belgium and the Netherlands. Despite the team's victory in the opening game of tournament against Sweden, in which Goor scored the opening goal, the Belgians lost their second group match against Italy, and subsequently crashed out of the tournament in disappointing style in front of their own fans at the hands of Turkey in the first round.

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 September 1999 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam   Netherlands 5–5 Drawn Friendly
2 13 November 1999 Stadio Via del Mare, Lecce   Italy 1–3 Won Friendly
3 10 June 2000 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels   Sweden 2–1 Won Euro 2000
4 28 February 2001 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels   San Marino 10–1 Won 2002 World Cup Qualification
5 28 February 2001 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels   San Marino 10–1 Won 2002 World Cup Qualification
6 15 August 2001 Helsingfors Olympiastadion, Helsinki   Finland 4–1 Lost Friendly
7 5 September 2001 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels   Scotland 2–0 Won 2002 World Cup Qualification
8 27 March 2002 Olympic Stadium, Athens   Greece 3–2 Lost Friendly
9 17 April 2002 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels   Slovakia 1–1 Drawn Friendly
10 26 May 2002 KKWing Stadium, Kumamoto   Costa Rica 1–0 Won Friendly
11 11 June 2003 Cristal Arena, Genk   Andorra 3–0 Won Euro 2004 Qualification
12 11 June 2003 Cristal Arena, Genk   Andorra 3–0 Won Euro 2004 Qualification
13 29 May 2004 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven   Netherlands 0–1 Won Friendly

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Goor is pronounced [ˈɣoːr].
  2. ^ "Bart Goor Bids Astridpark Farewell". rsca.be. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Rode lantaarn Westerlo trekt Bart Goor (38) aan" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011.

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