Stan Valckx

Stanislaus "Stan" Henricus Christina Valckx (born 20 October 1963) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a central defender.[1]

Stan Valckx
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Personal information
Full name Stanislaus Henricus Christina Valckx
Date of birth (1963-10-20) 20 October 1963 (age 57)
Place of birth Arcen, Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 VVV 145 (15)
1988–1992 PSV 115 (5)
1992–1994 Sporting CP 69 (6)
1995–2000 PSV 106 (4)
Total 435 (30)
National team
1990–1996 Netherlands 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Valckx was born in Arcen, Limburg. After starting professionally with VVV-Venlo (second division), he moved in 1988 to Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven, being instrumental in the conquest of three leagues and two Dutch Cups – in the 1991–92 season, he scored four goals in 28 matches as the team renewed their domestic supremacy.

In 1992, Valckx, aged 28, moved abroad, to Sporting Clube de Portugal, helping the Lisbon side to the Portuguese Cup three years later, although he did not play in the final against C.S. Marítimo as in October 1994 he had already returned to his country and PSV, where he won one more league and another domestic cup before retiring in June 2000 at nearly 37 years of age, with more than 500 official appearances to his credit.

International careerEdit

Valckx earned 20 caps for the Netherlands, and was picked for the squad which appeared at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He contributed with four games, in a quarter-final elimination at the hands of eventual champions Brazil.

Valckx made his debut for his country on 26 September 1990, in a friendly against Italy (0–0).





Post-playing careerEdit

Subsequently, Valckx began working as a technical director at PSV, a post he occupied for several years. In 2008, he got into a conflict with general manager Jan Reker about the influence and role of player agent Vlado Lemić at the club;[2][3] the following year, in the same capacity, he joined China's Shanghai Shenhua FC.[4]

In August 2010, Valckx was appointed director of football at Wisła Kraków from Poland.[5] Four years later, he returned to VVV as a technical advisor.[6]


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