Walter Meeuws

Walter Meeuws (born 11 July 1951) is a Belgian former footballer and manager.

Walter Meeuws
Walter Meeuws 1981.jpg
Walter Meeuws in 1981
Personal information
Full name Walter Meeuws[1]
Date of birth (1951-07-11) 11 July 1951 (age 70)
Place of birth Gierle, Belgium
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1972 K.R.C. Mechelen
1972–1978 Beerschot
1978–1981 Club Brugge 90 (16)
1981–1984 Standard de Liège 88 (6)
1984–1985 Ajax 11 (0)
1985–1987 KV Mechelen 30 (2)
National team
1977–1984 Belgium 46 (0)
Teams managed
1987–1988 Lierse
1989–1990 Belgium
1990–1991 Sint-Truiden
1991–1993 Antwerp
1993–1994 Gent
1995–1997 Lommel S.K.
1998–2001 Lierse
2001 Gençlerbirliği
2001–2003 Raja Casablanca
2004 Al-Ittihad
2005–2006 Al Jazira
2007–2008 Beveren
2007–2009 Far Rabat
2010–2012 Wadi Degla
2016 Lommel United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

During his career he played for K. Beerschot V.A.C., Club Brugge K.V., R. Standard de Liège, AFC Ajax, K.V. Mechelen. He earned 46 caps for the Belgium national football team, and participated in UEFA Euro 1980 and the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

After retiring from playing, he has been working as a manager, including a stint as the national team manager from 1989 to 1990.

As a player, he won 4 championships, 2 with Standard in Belgium, 1 with Bruges in Belgium and 1 with Ajax in the Netherlands. He also won 2 cups and played the final of the European Championship with Belgium in Italy in 1980. He is considered one of the best Belgian defenders ever.

Managerial careerEdit

As a manager, he won 3 cups with Lierse S.K., FC Antwerp and Far Rabat (2009), 1 Supercup with Lierse and was runner-up in the African Champions League Final with Raja Casablanca and also runner-up with Antwerp in the final of the European Cup II in 1993 at Wembley. He is the last manager ever that reached a European Cup Final with a Belgian Team.

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Club Brugge[2]

Standard de Liège[5]

Ajax Amsterdam[7]

KV Mechelen[8]

InternationalEdit

Belgium

ManagerEdit

Royal Antwerp[11]

Lierse SK[12]

Raja de Casablanca

Far Rabat[14]

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Walter Meeuws". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Club Brugge | Palmares".
  3. ^ "Kirin Cup 1981".
  4. ^ "Jules Pappaert Cup".
  5. ^ "Standard de Liège | Palmares".
  6. ^ "Wildstat | Intertoto Cup 1982".
  7. ^ "Ajax | Prijzenkast".
  8. ^ "KV Mechelen | Geschiedenis". Eurosport. Archived from the original on 6 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  9. ^ "UEFA Euro 1980".
  10. ^ "UEFA Euro 1980".
  11. ^ "FC Antwerp | Palmares".
  12. ^ "Lierse SK | Geschiedenis".
  13. ^ "Walter Meeuws ontslagen in Marokko".
  14. ^ "FAR Rabat | Palmarès".
  15. ^ "Eric Gerets Palmarès de l'entraîneur".