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Vincent Vanasch (born 21 December 1987) is a Belgian field hockey player who plays as a goalkeeper for the Waterloo Ducks and the Belgium national team.

Vincent Vanasch
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Personal information
Born (1987-12-21) 21 December 1987 (age 31)
Evere, Belgium
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Waterloo Ducks
Youth career
1994–2004 White Star
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 White Star
2007–2009 Pingouin
2009–2010 Leuven
2010–2014 Waterloo Ducks
2014–2016 Oranje Zwart
2016– Waterloo Ducks
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Belgium 229 (0)
Last updated on: 24 August 2019

Club careerEdit

Vanasch has been involved in hockey from an early age; his father "Jean" created the youth school of the "Royal Evere White Star Hockey Club". He did all his classes until the first team with which he won several titles (grass and indoor). When the club got relegated to Division 1, at the end of the 2006–2007 season, he went to play at the "Royal Penguin Hockey Club Nivellois". He played for two seasons before getting a transfer to KHC Leuven. From the 2010–2011 season onwards, he started playing for the Waterloo Ducks. In 2014 he made a transfer to the Netherlands to Oranje Zwart.[1] He played there until 2016, when he returned to the Waterloo Ducks.[2] In the 2018–19 Euro Hockey League, Vanasch's Waterloo Ducks became the first Belgian club to win the Euro Hockey League.[3][4]

International careerEdit

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Vanasch competed for the national team in the men's tournament.[5] Vanasch won the silver medal with Belgium at the 2013 European Championship on home ground in Boom. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he was part of the Belgian team who won the silver medal.

In 2017, Vanasch was named the FIH Goalkeeper of the Year.[6] At the 2018 Hockey Stars Awards he was named the FIH Goalkeeper of the Year for the second time in a row.[7] At the 2019 EuroHockey Championship, where Belgium won its first European title,[8] he was named the goalkeeper of the tournament.[9]


  1. ^ van der Giessen, Arjan (26 March 2014). "Oranje Zwart legt topkeeper Vanasch vast". (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ Liebrand, Anneke (1 March 2016). "OZ-keeper Vincent Vanasch keert terug naar België". (in Dutch). Eindhovens Dagblad. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Waterloo Ducks winnen Euro Hockey League na 4-0-winst tegen Köln". (in Dutch). Het Laatste Nieuws. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Waterloo Ducks in EHL heaven with remarkable 4-0 grand final success in Eindhoven". Euro Hockey League. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Vincent Vanasch". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  6. ^ "2017 Hockey Stars Award winners announced in Berlin". International Hockey Federation. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  7. ^ "De Goede & Van Doren named Players of the Year in 2018 FIH Hockey Stars Awards". International Hockey Federation. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Goud in eigen land! De Red Lions winnen na het WK nu ook het EK". (in Dutch). Sporza. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Brilliant Belgium win their first ever European Championship crown". 24 August 2019.

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