Franky Vandendriessche

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Francky Vandendriessche
Trainers KVK 2011-2012.jpg
Hein Vanhaezebrouck, Yves Vanderhaeghe and Francky Vandendriessche (2011)
Personal information
Full name Franck Vandendriessche
Date of birth (1971-04-07) 7 April 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Waregem, Belgium
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1979–1990 K.S.V. Waregem
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1998 K.S.V. Waregem 152 (0)
1998–2005 Excelsior Mouscron 199 (0)
2005–2007 Cercle Brugge 58 (0)
Total 409 (0)
National team
2003 Belgium 1 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2009 Excelsior Mouscron (goalkeeping coach)
2009 Belgium (goalkeeping coach)
2009–2011 RAEC Mons (goalkeeping coach)
2011–2013 K.V. Kortrijk (goalkeeping coach)
2013– K.A.A. Gent (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Franck "Francky" Vandendriessche (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfrɑŋk ˈfrɑŋki vɑndɛnˈdrisə]; born 7 April 1971 in Waregem) is a former Belgian football goalkeeper.


Among his former clubs are K.S.V. Waregem and Cercle Brugge.

International career[edit]

Vandendriessche played one game with Belgium against Croatia due to the injuries of both Geert De Vlieger and Frédéric Herpoel and Belgium lost 4-0. He was in the team for the 2002 World Cup.

Coaching career[edit]

After his playing career, Vandendriessche became goalkeeping coach for his former team Mouscron. But due to financial uncertainty at Mouscron, he decided to move to RAEC Mons during the summer break of 2009. Assistant manager Geert Broeckaert would follow him a bit later.

On 10 July 2009 he became goalkeeping coach of the Belgian national team but was sacked on 6 October 2009 for having allegedly given a journalist from the Flemish newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws details about team selection before it had been officially announced. The Belgian goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen retired from the Belgian football team on the same day in connection with this incident. He was from 2007, the goalkeeping coach at Excelsior Mouscron until June 2009, and a short time later became the goalkeeper coach at RAEC Mons. In May 2011, he became goalkeeping coach at K.V. Kortrijk.

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