Laurent Delorge

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Laurent Delorge
Personal information
Full name Laurent Delorge
Date of birth (1979-07-21) 21 July 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Leuven, Belgium
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Full back, Midfielder
Youth career
1986–1987 FC Maleizen
1987–1991 Tempo Overijse
1991–1996 Racing Jet Wavre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Racing Jet Wavre 45 (12)
1998 AA Gent 10 (5)
1999–2002 Coventry City 30 (4)
2002–2005 Lierse SK 67 (11)
2005–2006 RSC Anderlecht 12 (0)
2006–2007 ADO Den Haag 28 (5)
2007–2009 Ajax 5 (1)
2009–2013 Roda JC Kerkrade 99 (7)
National team
Belgium U-21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 January 2009

Laurent Delorge (born 21 July 1979) is a Belgian former footballer. He formerly served AA Gent, Coventry City, Lierse SK, RSC Anderlecht, ADO Den Haag, Ajax and Roda JC Kerkrade.

Career[edit]

After scoring five goals in ten appearances in his Jupiler League debut season for AA Gent he was transferred to Coventry City who at the time were playing in the FA Premier League.

Delorge signed for Coventry midway through the 1998/99 season, however he didn't make his first appearance for the club until 29 January 2000, when he came on as a substitute in Coventry's defeat to Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup.[1] His next appearance didn't come until 15 September 2001. However, he made an instant impact, coming off the bench to score the winner against Sheffield United with practically his first touch of the game.[2] He fell out with manager Gordon Strachan but was recalled when Roland Nilsson took over. He ultimately failed in his bid to become a first team regular but in 2001/02 he made 28 starts, scoring 4 goals.

When Lierse SK offered him a contract to return to the Jupiler League in his home country he ended his foreign career straight away and soon became one of their key players. Eventually this led to a transfer to RSC Anderlecht for the 2005/06 season.

At Anderlecht he was fired on 17 February 2006 for alleged 'wrongdoing' with former club Lierse SK in conjunction with the match-fixing investigation in Belgian football. Not much later he signed a 3-year contract deal with Dutch Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag. In a disappointing season ADO was unable to remain in the Eredivisie and were relegated to the Eerste Divisie. Delorge however was offered a contract at Ajax and signed a 2-year contract on 10 May 2007.

In his first year in Amsterdam he played four matches, but in his second year he did not play once. In the winter of 2009 Roda JC contracted the disappointed Delorge, and he is now a first team regular at the Eredivisie club.

Statistics[edit]

Season Club Competition Apps Goals
1998/99 AA Gent Belgium Jupiler League 10 5
1998/99 Coventry City England FA Premier League 0 0
1999/00 Coventry City England FA Premier League 0 0
2000/01 Coventry City England FA Premier League 0 0
2001/02 Coventry City England Championship 28 4
2002/03 Coventry City England Championship 2 0
2002/03 Lierse SK Belgium Jupiler League 10 2
2003/04 Lierse SK Belgium Jupiler League 30 4
2004/05 Lierse SK Belgium Jupiler League 27 5
2005/06 RSC Anderlecht Belgium Jupiler League 12 0
2006/07 ADO Den Haag Netherlands Eredivisie 28 5
2007/08 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 1 0
2008/09 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 4 1
Roda JC Netherlands Eredivisie 15 1
2009/10 Roda JC Netherlands Eredivisie 24 0
2010/11 Roda JC Kerkrade Netherlands Eredivisie 25 4
2011/12 Roda JC Kerkrade Netherlands Eredivisie 20 1
2012/13 Roda JC Kerkrade Netherlands Eredivisie 15 1
Total 250 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coventry 2 Charlton 3". Sporting Life. 29 January 2000. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nilsson's bench mark". Telegraph. 16 September 2001. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 

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