Michel De Wolf

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Michel de Wolf
Personal information
Full name Michel Jean de Wolf
Date of birth (1958-01-19) 19 January 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Nivelles, Belgium
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Clabecq
1972–1977 Molenbeek
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1983 Molenbeek 175 (1)
1983–1988 Gent 150 (3)
1988–1990 Kortrijk 67 (2)
1990–1994 Anderlecht 109 (3)
1994–1995 Marseille 39 (0)
Total 540 (9)
National team
1980–1994 Belgium 42 (1)
Teams managed
1996–1998 Avenir Lembeek
1998–1999 KSC Grimbergen (youth)
1998–1999 Kortrijk
2002–2003 Gabon
2004–2005 CS Nivellois
2009 Charleroi (assistant)
2011 FC Brussels
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michel Jean de Wolf (born 19 January 1958) is a Belgian retired footballer who played as a left defender.

Club career[edit]

De Wolf was born in Nivelles, Walloon Brabant. During his career in his homeland he played, always as first-choice safe for one season out of 17, for R.W.D. Molenbeek, K.A.A. Gent (winning the 1984 Belgian Cup), K.V. Kortrijk and R.S.C. Anderlecht. He arrived at the ripe age of 32, winning three leagues).

In the 1994 summer 36-year-old de Wolf moved abroad, signing with Olympique de Marseille of Ligue 2 – the French club had just been relegated due to a match-fixing scandal – playing in more than 40 official games in one sole season after which he retired from professional football, still going on to appear for K.F.C. Avenir Lembeek and KSC Grimbergen at amateur level (and as player-coach).

International career[edit]

De Wolf was capped 42 times for the Belgian national team, his debut coming in 1980, and appeared at three FIFA World Cups: he played two matches in the 1986 edition, four in 1990 – scoring from 35 meters in the Diables Rouges' 2–0 group stage win against South Korea[1]– and another four (at 36) in 1994.

De Wolf was also selected for UEFA Euro 1984, in France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belgium - South Korea 2-0 (0-0); Planet World Cup, 12 June 1990

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