René Verheyen (born 20 March 1952) is a retired Belgian football midfielder.
During his active career he played for Lokeren (1974–1982), Club Brugge (1983–1987) and K.A.A. Gent (1987–1988). He has since his retirement worked as a manager, most notably for Club Brugge between 1999 and 2000. He is currently managing K.M.S.K. Deinze.
Verheyen was a member of the Belgian team that finished second in the 1980 UEFA European Championship, and also participated in the 1982 FIFA World Cup and the 1984 UEFA European Championship.