Ludo Coeck

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Ludo Coeck
Ludo Coeck & Jacky Munaron.jpg
Ludo Coeck and Jacky Munaron
Personal information
Full name Ludovic Coeck
Date of birth (1955-09-25)25 September 1955
Place of birth Berchem, Belgium
Date of death 9 October 1985(1985-10-09) (aged 30)
Place of death Edegem, Belgium
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1972 Berchem Sport
1972–1983 R.S.C. Anderlecht 292 (54)
1983–1984 Internazionale 9 (0)
1984–1985 Ascoli Calcio
1985 R.W.D. Molenbeek
National team
1974–1984 Belgium 46 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ludovic (Ludo) Coeck (25 September 1955 – 9 October 1985) was a Flemish-Belgian footballer who played as left winger or central midfielder. His clubs included Berchem Sport, Anderlecht, Internazionale and Ascoli Calcio. He was capped for the Belgian national team 46 times.

Coeck was a member of the Belgian squad at España 82, where he played in all five of his country's games and scored with a long-range free-kick against El Salvador, and at Euro 84, where he appeared as a substitute in the defeats by France and Denmark.

On 7 October 1985, while he was on his way back to Antwerp, after signing for R.W.D. Molenbeek and taking part to a TV sports programme in Brussels, Coeck was badly injured when his BMW ploughed into crash barriers near the town of Rumst. He died two days later, at the University of Antwerp Clinic in Edegem.

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