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Vital Philomene Borkelmans (born 10 June 1963) is a Belgian football coach and a former left fullback who mainly played for Club Brugge (350 matches with that club), in the Belgian First Division. He also played for Patro Eisden, SV Waregem, Gent and Cercle Brugge. Vital played with Belgium and was in the team for the 1994 and 1998 World Cups. In January 2010, he was appointed manager of Dender EH in the Belgian Second Division, but fired following the relegation to the Belgian Third Division following the 2011-12 season. In July 2012, Vital Borkelmans was revealed as assistant manager to Marc Wilmots for the Belgium national football team.[1]

Vital Borkelmans
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Borkelmans with Belgium in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Vital Philomene Borkelmans
Date of birth (1963-06-10) 10 June 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth Maaseik, Belgium
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Jordan (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Patro Eisden 58 (8)
1986–1989 K.S.V. Waregem 99 (8)
1989–2000 Club Brugge 348 (23)
2000–2002 K.A.A. Gent 56 (2)
2002–2004 Cercle Brugge 61 (5)
2004–2005 K.F.C. Evergem-Center 6 (0)
Total 628 (46)
National team
1989–1998 Belgium 22 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2012 Dender EH
2012–2016 Belgium (assistant)
2018– Jordan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In 2018 it was announced he had been appointed as the head coach of Jordan.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vital Borkelmans wordt assistent-bondscoach" (in Dutch). Sporza. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Borkelmans to steer Jordan". Asian Football Confederation. 10 September 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2019.