Gérard Delbeke

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Gérard Delbeke
Personal information
Date of birth (1903-09-01)1 September 1903[citation needed]
Place of birth Ruiselede, Belgium
Date of death 22 October 1977(1977-10-22) (aged 74)[citation needed]
Playing position midfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1933 FC Bruges
National team
1930 Belgium 1 (0)
Teams managed
1933–1934 FC Bruges
1939–1945 FC Bruges
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gérard Delbeke was a Belgian footballer born 1 September 1903[citation needed] in Ruiselede (Belgium), died 22 October 1977[citation needed].

He was a midfielder for Club brugeois, spending eight seasons in the first team.[1] He played one international match for Belgium, on 20 July 1930, during the first World Cup in Montevideo, against Paraguay (lost, 1-0).[2]

In 1933, he retired, and took over as coach with the mission to return club brugeois to the élite. He succeeded in his mission, and continued to manage the Blauw-Zwart through the Second World War.