Marc Degryse

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Marc Degryse
Personal information
Full name Marc Gabriel Degryse
Date of birth (1965-09-04) 4 September 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Roeselare, Belgium
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
VC Ardooie
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1989 Club Brugge 179 (95)
1989–1995 Anderlecht 170 (66)
1995–1996 Sheffield Wednesday 34 (8)
1996–1998 PSV 31 (4)
1998–1999 Gent 29 (10)
1999–2002 Germinal Beerschot 97 (26)
Total 540 (209)
National team
1981 Belgium U16 10 (2)
1981 Belgium U17 3 (0)
1982–1984 Belgium U18 9 (2)
1983–1984 Belgium U19 7 (6)
1985–1987 Belgium U21 4 (0)
1984–1996 Belgium 63 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marc Gabriel Degryse (born 4 September 1965), nicknamed Le Lutin d'Ardooie ("The Imp of Ardooie") and The Little One,[1] is a Belgian retired footballer who played as a forward.

In a 19-year old professional career he played mainly for Club Brugge and Anderlecht (six seasons apiece), making his senior debuts at 17 and scoring nearly 200 official goals both clubs combined to win a total of ten major titles. He also competed briefly in England for Sheffield Wednesday.

A Belgian international for 12 years, Degryse represented the nation in two World Cups.

Club career[edit]

Born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Degryse played with equal success in the Belgian Pro League with giants Club Brugge and Anderlecht, moving to the latter in 1989 for a then-record 2.25 million[1] and proceeding to win five national championships combined, three in a row.

He moved for £1.5 million to Sheffield Wednesday in the 1995 summer,[2] but left after just one season as an important unit in helping the English club's eventual escape from relegation, after a 15th-place finish. During his time in South Yorkshire, he and teammate Orlando Trustfull had a cameo role in Sheffield-based film The Full Monty, but the scenes did not make the final cut.

In the following two campaigns Degryse played in the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven, where he often struggled with injuries. He retired in 2002 at the age of nearly 37, after spells back in his country with K.A.A. Gent and Germinal Beerschot, having played 540 professional matches and scored 209 goals.

Degryse returned to Club Brugge as a technical director the following year,[3][4] before he eventually resigned due to bad results in late January 2007, alongside longtime former teammate, coach Franky Van der Elst.

International career[edit]

On the international level, Degryse played 63 matches with the Belgian national team and scored 23 goals. He was summoned for the squads at two FIFA World Cups: 1990 and 1994, netting twice in seven games.[5]

Degryse's debut came just one day after his 19th birthday, in a friendly with Argentina.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Belgium's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 11 November 1987 Heysel Stadium, Brussels  Luxembourg 2–0 3–0 Euro 1988 qualifier
2. 19 January 1988 Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan  Israel 1–0 3–2 Friendly
3. 29 April 1989 Heysel Stadium, Brussels  Czechoslovakia 1–0 2–1 1990 World Cup qualifier
4. 2–1
5. 8 June 1989 Terry Fox Stadium, Ottawa  Canada 2–0 2–0 Friendly
6. 23 August 1989 Olympiastadion, Bruges  Denmark 1–0 3–0 Friendly
7. 11 October 1989 St. Jakob Stadium, Basel  Switzerland 1–1 2–2 1990 World Cup qualifier [6]
8. 2 June 1990 Heysel Stadium, Brussels  Mexico 1–0 3–0 Friendly [7]
9. 2–0
10. 12 June 1990 Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi, Verona  South Korea 1–0 2–0 1990 World Cup [8]
11. 27 March 1991 Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels  Wales 1–0 1–1 Euro 1992 qualifier
12. 11 September 1991 Neie Stadium, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 2–0 2–0 Euro 1992 qualifier
13. 18 November 1992 Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels  Wales 2–0 2–0 1994 World Cup qualifier
14. 4 June 1994 Heysel Stadium, Brussels  Zambia 3–0 9–0 Friendly [9]
15. 4–0
16. 8–0
17. 8 June 1994 Heysel Stadium, Brussels  Hungary 2–0 3–1 Friendly
18. 19 June 1994 Citrus Bowl, Orlando  Morocco 1–0 1–0 1994 World Cup [10]
19. 7 September 1994 Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels  Armenia 2–0 2–0 Euro 1996 qualifier
20. 12 October 1994 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen  Denmark 1–0 1–3 Euro 1996 qualifier
21. 17 December 1994 Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels  Spain 1–0 1–4 Euro 1996 qualifier [11]
22. 29 March 1995 Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville 1–1 1–1 Euro 1996 qualifier [12]
23. 31 August 1996 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels  Turkey 1–0 2–1 1998 World Cup qualifier [13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total Ref
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Club Brugge 1983–84 20 9 2 0 22 9 [14]
1984–85 34 21 4 0 4 1 42 22 [14]
1985–86 31 16 8 4 3 0 42 20 [14]
1986–87 32 15 4 0 2 0 38 15 [14]
1987–88 34 22 3 2 10 0 47 24 [14]
1988–89 28 12 5 1 2 0 35 13 [14]
Total 179 95 26 7 21 1 226 103 [14]
Anderlecht 1989–90 31 18 5 4 9 4 45 26 [15]
1990–91 32 12 3 2 7 0 42 14 [15]
1991–92 28 5 2 0 9 4 39 9 [15]
1992–93 32 11 4 1 5 2 41 14 [15]
1993–94 19 9 3 2 3 0 25 11 [15]
1994–95 28 11 5 2 4 0 37 13 [15]
Total 170 66 22 11 37 10 229 87 [15]
Sheffield Wednesday 1995–96 34 8 1 0 3 4 38 12 [16]
Total 34 8 1 0 3 4 38 12 [16]
PSV Eindhoven 1996–97 23 3 3 0 1 2 27 5 [17]
1997–98 8 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 14 1 [17]
Total 31 4 2 0 6 0 2 2 41 6 [17]
Gent 1998–99 29 10 29 10 [18]
Total 29 10 29 10 [18]
Germinal Beerschot 1999–2000 31 10 31 10 [18]
2000–01 33 8 33 8 [18]
2001–02 33 8 33 8 [18]
Total 97 26 97 26 [18]
Career total 540 209 51 18 3 4 64 11 2 2 660 244 [18]

International[edit]

Country Season Competitive Friendlies Total Ref
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Belgium 1984–85 1 0 1 0 2 0 [19]
1985–86 1 0 1 0 [19]
1986–87 [19]
1987–88 3 1 4 1 7 2 [19]
1988–89 3 2 2 1 5 3 [19]
1989–90 7 2 6 3 13 5 [19]
1990–91 3 1 2 0 5 1 [19]
1991–92 4 1 2 0 6 1 [19]
1992–93 6 1 6 1 [19]
1993–94 3 1 3 4 6 5 [19]
1994–95 6 4 6 4 [19]
1995–96 2 0 1 0 3 0 [19]
1996–97 3 1 3 1 [19]
Career total 42 14 21 9 63 23 [19]

Honours[edit]

Club Brugge
Anderlecht
PSV Eindhoven

Individual[edit]

  • Belgian Golden Shoe: 1991
  • Belgian First Division Footballer of the Year: 1987–88, 1989–90, 1994–95, 1999–2000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Degryse leaves his Marc; UEFA.com, 17 May 2002
  2. ^ Moore, Glenn (20 July 1995). "Smith is forced to retire by injury". The Independent. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Clément in his element; UEFA.com, 4 February 2005
  4. ^ Tottenham look to African future; BBC Sport, 19 December 2006
  5. ^ Marc DegryseFIFA competition record
  6. ^ Guyot, Laurent (12 October 1989). "Diables rouges au paradis" (PDF). L'Impartial (in French) (Rero). p. 18. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "La Selección de Bélgica goleó 3–0 a México ayer" (PDF). El Siglo de Torreón (in Spanish). United Press International. 3 June 1990. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Two second-half goals give Belgium opening victory over South Korea: World Cup: Tight defense meant that South Koreans didn't get a shot on goal for more than an hour". Los Angeles Times. 12 June 1990. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Metcalf, Rupert (6 June 1994). "Weber warms up for finals with five-goal debut: Croatian exile in striking start for Belgium". The Independent. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Moran, Malcolm (20 June 1994). "Belgium triumphs to survive hot spot". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Ortiz, Fabián (18 December 1994). "La selección pone la super-directa" (PDF). El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Ortego, Enrique (30 March 1995). "1–1: A España le faltó tensión". ABC Madrid (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  13. ^ Hereng, Jacques; Piraux, Sylvain (2 September 1996). "La victoire c'est ce qu'on voulait! L'esprit de cremone n'est pas mort! Belgique 2 Turquie 1". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "Historiek statistieken". Club Brugge (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g "Marc Degryse". Anderlechtonline. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Marc Degryse in 1995/1996". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c "Marc Degryse". PSVweb (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g "Marc Degryse". Userstvcablenet. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Stokkermans, Karel (31 March 2011). "Marc Degryse – Goals in international matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 

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