Gérard Devos

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Gérard Devos
Personal information
Full name Gérard Devos
Date of birth (1903-08-19)19 August 1903
Place of birth Sint-Andries (Bruges), Belgium
Date of death 5 January 1972(1972-01-05) (aged 68)
Place of death Tielt, Belgium
Playing position striker
Youth career
Cercle Brugge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1929 Cercle Brugge 176 (97)
FC Eeklo
National team
1926–1928 Belgium 7 (1)
Teams managed
FC Eeklo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2008

Gérard Devos (born 19 August 1903 in Sint-Andries - died 5 January 1972 in Tielt) was a Belgian football striker.

Career[edit]

Devos started playing football with Cercle Brugge. He made his debut in a 5-1 loss against Standard Liège on 23 October 1921. He played most of his career for the green and black side. He was 7 times the team's top goal scorer, and he also has the 8th most goals in the history of Cercle.

Devos won the league title with Cercle in 1927. His last match with Cercle was against Antwerp FC on 3 November 1929. Cercle lost 1-4. Devos ended his career with FC Eeklo, where he would also become manager.

Devos appeared 9 times in the colours of Belgium. He was capped for the first time against France on 11 April 1926. Belgium lost 4-3. Devos made one of the three Belgian goals. He was also called up for Belgium at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Belgium Frans Lowyck
Cercle Brugge top scorer
1922 – 19231
1alongside Célestin Nollet
Succeeded by
Belgium Michel Vanderbauwhede
Preceded by
Belgium Michel Vanderbauwhede
Cercle Brugge top scorer
1925 – 1926 – 1927 – 1928 – 1929
Succeeded by
Belgium Michel Vanderbauwhede

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