Robby Langers

Robert 'Robby' Langers (born 1 August 1960) is a Luxembourgish former professional footballer who played as a striker. He was voted Luxembourgish Sportsman of the Year in 1987.

Robby Langers
Personal information
Full name Robert Langers
Date of birth (1960-08-01) 1 August 1960 (age 62)
Place of birth Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1980 Union Luxembourg (26)
1980–1982 Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 (0)
1982–1983 Marseille 15 (1)
1983–1984 Metz 7 (0)
1984–1986 Stade Quimpérois 74 (25)
1986–1988 Guingamp 44 (15)
1988–1989 Orléans 33 (27)
1989–1991 Nice 60 (24)
1991–1992 Cannes 19 (2)
1992–1993 Yverdon-Sport
1993–1994 Etoile Carouge
1994–1996 SV Eintracht Trier 05 26 (6)
1996–1997 F91 Dudelange 19 (6)
1997–1998 Union Luxembourg 17 (14)
National team
1980–1998 Luxembourg 73 (8)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Langers started his career at local side Union Luxembourg but was loaned to German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Mönchengladbach aged 20. After two seasons on the sub's bench and in the reserves he moved to France to play for seven different teams in ten seasons, both in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. While at US Orléans he became top goalscorer of Ligue 2.[1] At Cannes he played alongside a youngster named Zinedine Zidane.

In 1992. Langers moved east to Swiss sides Yverdon-Sport and Etoile Carouge, then played with Eintracht Trier in Germany before returning home to play for F91 Dudelange and end his career in fashion by scoring 14 goals for his first club Union Luxembourg.

International careerEdit

Langers made his debut for the Luxembourg national team in a September 1980 World Cup qualification match against Yugoslavia and won 73 caps for Luxembourg over a period of eighteen years, and scored eight goals in the process.[2] He played in 35 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[3]

His international career coincided with two more of Luxembourg's most successful players: Guy Hellers and Carlo Weis. He played his final international game in May 1998, against Cameroon in which he came on as a second-half substitute and was himself substituted a few minutes later in his honour.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Scores and results list Luxembourg's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Langers goal.
List of international goals scored by Robby Langers[5]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 May 1985 Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion, Babelsberg, East Germany   East Germany 1–3 1–3 1986 World Cup qualifying
2 25 September 1985 Stade Municipal, Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg   Bulgaria 1–3 1–3 1986 World Cup qualifying
3 30 April 1987 Stade Municipal, Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg   Bulgaria 1–2 1–4 1988 Euro qualifying
4 21 September 1988 Stade Municipal, Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg   Switzerland 1–4 1–4 1990 World Cup qualifying
5 31 October 1990 Stade Municipal, Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg   Germany 2–3 2–3 1992 Euro qualifying
6 14 February 1995 Yud-Alef Stadium, Ashdod, Israel   Israel 1–3 2–4 Friendly
7 2–3
8 8 October 1996 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg   Bulgaria 1–1 1–2 1998 World Cup qualifying

HonoursEdit

Metz

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Garin, Erik (20 February 2009). "France - List of Topscorers Second Level". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (29 February 2012). "Appearances for Luxembourg National Team". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  3. ^ Robby LangersFIFA competition record (archived)
  4. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (28 September 2002). "Roby Langers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  5. ^ Football PLAYER: Roby Langers

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