Eric Buyse

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Eric Buyse
Personal information
Full name Eric Buyse
Date of birth (1940-03-27)27 March 1940
Place of birth Lauwe, Belgium
Playing position Midfielder-Forward
Youth career
WS Lauwe
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
WS Lauwe
1959–1970 Cercle Brugge 253 (49)
1970–1972 VG Oostende
1972–1976 Excelsior Zedelgem
National team
Belgium 0 (0)
Teams managed
1970–1972 VG Oostende
1972–1976 Excelsior Zedelgem
1976–1978 Cercle Brugge (youth coach)
1978–1984 Cercle Brugge (assistant manager)
Excelsior Zedelgem
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 October 2009

Eric Buyse (born 27 March 1940 in Lauwe) is a Belgian former football player. He played as left-footed forward, and midfielder in a later stage of his career.

Buyse played most of his career for Cercle Brugge; a successful era. He won second division in 1961 and third division in 1968. He also became twice top scorer of the team, and has until today scored the 10th most goals for Cercle.

After his career with the green and black Bruges side, Buyse became player-coach of VG Oostende after the VG Oostende coach quickly was fired in the 1970-71 season. Buyse remained player-coach until 1976, the last 4 years with West Flanders lower league side Excelsior Zedelgem.

After his playing career, Buyse returned to Cercle Brugge. He eventually quit football with a short managerial spell at Exc. Zedelgem.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Belgium Gilbert Bailliu
Cercle Brugge top scorer
1966 — 19671
1alongside Roger Blieck
Succeeded by
Belgium Roger Blieck

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