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Lorenzo Staelens
Personal information
Full name Lorenzo Jules Staelens
Date of birth April 30, 1964 (1964-04-30) (age 45)
Place of birth    Kortrijk, Belgium
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Sweeper / Midfielder
Club information
Current club Cercle Brugge (assistant)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1982–1987
1987–1989
1989–1998
1998–2000
2001
KWSC Lauwe
Kortrijk
Club Brugge
Anderlecht
Oita Trinita

064 (11)
286 (75)
067 (10)
026 0(2)   
National team
1990–2000 Belgium 070 0(8)
Teams managed
2002–2003
2004
2007–2008
2008–
Mouscron
Eendracht Aalst
Roeselare (assistant)
Cercle Brugge (assistant)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 31 July 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Lorenzo "Lorre" Jules Staelens (born April 30, 1964, in Kortrijk) is a former Belgian footballer and a current manager.

Having started his career as a defensive midfielder, he finished it as sweeper, at nearly 40, and scored more than 100 goals overall.

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Club career

Staelens started his professional career with K.V. Kortrijk at already 23, and his two solid seasons there attracted the attention of league giants Club Brugge KV.

There, he proceeded to form a legendary midfield partnership with Franky Van der Elst, that would last nearly a decade. Staelens played 369 games in all competitions for the club, scoring 105 goals.

At already 34, and more often than not playing in the backline, he moved to R.S.C. Anderlecht, still being instrumental in the club's back-to-back championships (2000 and 2001), and winning the Belgian Golden Shoe in 1999; however, he did not finish his last year, moving to Japan's Oita Trinita in early 2001 and retiring shortly after.

Staelens took up coaching subsequently, first with R.E. Mouscron. After only two months at V.C. Eendracht Aalst, he returned to first club Kortrijk as its general manager, only returning to the benches in 2007, as assistant coach at K.S.V. Roeselare.

Staelens kept that role in the subsequent years, with the other team from Bruges, Cercle.

International career

As an inexperienced international player, Staelens was selected to Belgium's squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup; there, he appeared in the 1-2 group stage match against Spain.

From then on, Staelens became an essential national team member, representing it also at the 1994 and 1998 World Cups and in UEFA Euro 2000, totalling a further 10 complete matches.

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Lorenzo Staelens
Personal information
Full name Lorenzo Staelens
Date of birth 30 April 1964 (1964-04-30) (age 46)
Place of birth    Kortrijk, Belgium
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1987-1989
1989-1998
1998-2000
2001
Kortrijk
Brugge
Anderlecht
Oita Trinita
National team
1990-2000 Belgium
Teams managed
2002-2003
2004
Mouscron
Eendracht Aalst

Lorenzo Staelens (born 30 April 1964) is a former Belgian football player. He has played for Belgium national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
BelgiumLeague
1987/88KortrijkFirst Division324
1988/89327
1989/90BruggeFirst Division344
1990/91334
1991/92315
1992/93347
1993/943312
1994/953416
1995/963012
1996/97318
1997/98266
1998/99AnderlechtFirst Division246
1999/00291
2000/01143
JapanLeague
2001Oita TrinitaJ. League 2262
CountryBelgium 41795
Japan 262
Total 44397

International career statistics

Belgium national team
YearAppsGoals
199030
199130
199241
199360
1994110
199580
199630
199765
199880
1999111
200071
Total708

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