Edward Linskens

Edward Linskens (born 6 November 1968) is a Dutch retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, mainly for PSV.

Edward Linskens
PSV Eindhoven, 1987–88 European Cup Semi-final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid.jpg
Linskens (center) after scoring at 1987–88 European Cup Semi-final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Personal information
Full name Edward Linskens
Date of birth (1968-11-06) 6 November 1968 (age 52)
Place of birth Venray, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
SV Venray
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1995 PSV 136 (18)
1995–1996 NAC 5 (0)
1996–1997 Lokeren 20 (3)
1997–1998 VVV 30 (7)
Total 191 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football careerEdit

Linskens was born in Venray, Limburg. During his 11-year professional career he played for PSV Eindhoven, NAC Breda, K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen (Belgium) and VVV-Venlo, the latter club competing in the second division.

At PSV, Linskens was an important first-team element and helped it to the European Cup victory in 1988, playing the entire final against S.L. Benfica of Portugal, won on penalties.[1] With the Eindhoven side, he appeared in more than 150 official matches and scored more than 20 goals.

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