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Eric Gerets
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Personal information
Full name Eric Maria Gerets
Date of birth May 18, 1954 (1954-05-18) (age 55)
Place of birth    Rekem, Belgium
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current club Al-Hilal (Manager)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
19??–19??
1971–1983
1983–1984
1984–1985
1985–1992
AA Rekem
Standard de Liège
AC Milan
MVV Maastricht
PSV Eindhoven
00? 0(?)
318 (23)
013 0(1)
012 0(0)
200 0(8)   
National team
1975–1991 Belgium 086 0(2)
Teams managed
1992–1994
1994–1997
1997–1999
1999–2002
2002–2004
2004–2005
2005–2007
2007–2009
2009–
RFC de Liège
Lierse SK
Club Brugge
PSV Eindhoven
FC Kaiserslautern
VfL Wolfsburg
Galatasaray SK
Olympique de Marseille
Al-Hilal

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Eric Maria Gerets (born May 18, 1954 in Rekem, Belgium) is a Belgian former football defender who is currently the coach of Saudi Arabian football club Al-Hilal. He is best known in football for his advocacy of systems thinking.

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Career

Gerets played for Rekem, Standard de Liège, AC Milan, MVV Maastricht and PSV Eindhoven, winning among others the 1987-88 European Cup, two Belgian championships and six Dutch championships. Although he was a defender, he was well known for a particular attacking skill: long distance throw-ins. He is the second most capped player for the Belgium national football team, with 86 appearances and 2 goals. In the First Round game in Italia 90 against Uruguay, which Belgium won 3-1, Gerets was sent off.

Coaching career

As a manager, he worked successively for FC Liège, Lierse SK, Club Brugge, PSV Eindhoven, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, and VfL Wolfsburg before joining Galatasaray SK at the end of the 2004–05 season. In the season 1996–97 he won the Belgian championships with Lierse, reprising the feat in the season 1998-1999 with Club Brugge. He won the Dutch championships twice (1999–2000 and 2000–01) with PSV Eindhoven. In the season 2005–06, he won the Turkish Premier Super League with Galatasaray SK. In May 2007, he left the club. On 25 September he became Olympique de Marseille's coach, but he failed to make Marseille champion in 2007-08 season.

In his first year at Olympique de Marseille in 2007, he managed to get the team from the bottom of the league up to finish their 07-08 season as number three.

On the 29 April 2009, he confirmed that he will not be in charge of Marseille after the summer when his contract expires.[1] On 26 May 2009 signed a contract to take over as head coach of Al-Hilal for an annual fee of 1.8 million €uro[2].At March of 2010, there has been an interest from Greek giants Olympiakos F.C. , in order to sign a contract with him for the new season.

Managerial statistics

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Liège Belgium 1992 1994 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 !
Lierse Belgium 1994 1997 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 !
Club Brugge Belgium 1997 1999 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 !
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 1999 2002 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 !
Kaiserslautern Germany 2002 2004 &0000000000000070.00000070 &0000000000000021.00000021 &0000000000000016.00000016 &0000000000000033.00000033 &0000000000000030.00000030.00
Wolfsburg Germany 2004 2005 &0000000000000035.00000035 &0000000000000016.00000016 &0000000000000003.0000003 &0000000000000016.00000016 &0000000000000045.71000045.71
Galatasaray Turkey 2005 2007 &0000000000000089.00000089 &0000000000000049.00000049 &0000000000000021.00000021 &0000000000000019.00000019 &0000000000000055.06000055.06
Marseille France 2007 2009 &0000000000000096.00000096 &0000000000000046.00000046 &0000000000000023.00000023 &0000000000000027.00000027 &0000000000000047.92000047.92
Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 2009 Present &0000000000000019.00000019 &0000000000000016.00000016 &0000000000000002.0000002 &0000000000000001.0000001 &0000000000000084.21000084.21
Total &0000000000000316.000000316 &0000000000000137.000000137 &0000000000000063.00000063 &0000000000000096.00000096 &0000000000000043.35000043.35

- Last update 26 Jan 2010

Player Hounours

  • With Standard de Liege
    • Belgian League: 1982, 1983
    • Belgian Cup: 1981
    • Belgian Super Cup: 1981
  • With PSV Eindhoven
    • Dutch League: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992
    • Dutch Cup: 1988, 1989, 1990
    • UEFA Champions League: 1988

Coach Hounours

  • With Lierse SK
    • Belgian League: 1997
  • With Club Brugge KV
    • Belgian League: 1998
    • Belgian Super Cup: 1998
  • With PSV Eindhoven
    • Dutch League: 2000, 2001
    • Dutch Super Cup: 2000, 2001
  • With Galatasaray
    • Turkcell Süper Lig: 2006
  • With Al-Hilal
    • Saudi Professional League: 2010
    • Crown Prince Cup: 2010

References

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Simple English

Eric Gerets
File:Eric
Personal information
Full name Eric Maria Gerets
Date of birth 18 May 1954 (1954-05-18) (age 56)
Place of birth    Rekem, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1971-1983
1983-1984
1984-1985
1985-1992
Standard Liège
Milan
MVV Maastricht
PSV Eindhoven
National team
1975-1991 Belgium
Teams managed
1992-1994
1994-1997
1997-1999
1999-2002
2002-2004
2004-2005
2005-2007
2007-2009
2009-
Liège
Lierse
Brugge
PSV Eindhoven
Kaiserslautern
Wolfsburg
Galatasaray
Olympique Marseille
Al-Hilal Riyadh

Eric Gerets (born 18 May 1954) is a former Belgian football player. He has played for Belgium national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
BelgiumLeague
1971/72Standard LiègeFirst Division10
1972/7370
1973/74301
1974/75375
1975/76346
1976/77311
1977/78250
1978/79333
1979/80273
1980/81290
1981/82312
1982/83332
ItalyLeague
1983/84MilanSerie A131
NetherlandsLeague
1984/85MVV MaastrichtEredivisie120
1985/86PSV EindhovenEredivisie290
1986/87301
1987/88304
1988/89311
1989/90331
1990/91240
1991/92231
CountryBelgium 31823
Italy 131
Netherlands 2128
Total 54332

International career statistics

Belgium national team
YearAppsGoals
197510
197630
197740
197840
197970
1980111
198150
198290
198360
198400
198530
1986111
198750
198810
198960
199080
199120
Total862

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