Nico Claesen

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Nico Claesen
Personal information
Full name Nicolaas Pieter Claesen
Date of birth (1962-10-01) 1 October 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Maasmechelen, Belgium
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
RFC Liège (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 K. Patro Eisden Maasmechelen
1978–1984 R.F.C. Seraing 85 (43)
1984–1985 VfB Stuttgart 29 (11)
1985–1986 Standard de Liège 28 (10)
1986–1988 Tottenham Hotspur 50 (18)
1988–1992 Royal Antwerp FC 119 (39)
1992–1993 Germinal Ekeren 29 (15)
1993–1994 Royal Antwerp FC 31 (2)
1994–1996 KV Oostende 57 (33)
1996–1998 Sint-Niklase SK 55 (19)
1998–2000 K. Beringen
National team
1983–1990 Belgium 36 (12)
Teams managed
2005–2008 Patro Eisden MM
2010– RFC Liège
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicolaas "Nico" Pieter Claesen (born 1 October 1962) is a former Belgian football player who works as head coach of RFC Liège.[1]

Among the many club teams he played for were Tottenham Hotspur, who bought him from Standard Liege in 1986–87 for £600K and sold him for £550K to Antwerp FC in August 1988. He also played for VfB Stuttgart.[2]

International career[edit]

He earned 36 caps and scored 12 goals from 1983 to 1990 for the Belgium national football team, and was in the squad for three major tournaments: UEFA Euro 1984, the 1986 FIFA World Cup, where he scored three goals as Belgium finished in fourth, and the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tous les transferts à Huy-Waremme" (in French). lavenir.net. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Were you there?". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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