Geert Broeckaert

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Geert Broeckaert
Personal information
Full name Geert Broeckaert
Date of birth (1960-11-15) 15 November 1960 (age 56)
Place of birth Zottegem, Belgium
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current team
RAEC Mons
Youth career
AA Gent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1991 Cercle Brugge 336 (18)
Exc. Mouscron
National team
1990 Belgium 1 (0)
Teams managed
Exc. Mouscron (assistant)
Exc. Mouscron (youth coach)
Exc. Mouscron
Exc. Mouscron (youth coach)
Exc. Mouscron
Exc. Mouscron (assistant)
2009 RAEC Mons (assistant)
2009– RAEC Mons
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 March 2008

Geert Broeckaert (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣeːrd ˈbrukaːrt];[1] born 15 November 1960 in Zottegem) is a former Belgian professional football player and a football coach.

Career[edit]

Broeckaert was a youth product of AA Gent, but at the age of 17 he moved to Cercle Brugge after his father had bought off his contract. He would eventually stay 13 years in Bruges and play 375 matches for the green and black team, the second most someone ever has played for Cercle. Jules Verriest holds this record with 492 matches played. Broeckaert also won the Cercle Brugge Pop Poll 3 times. This is a record he shares with Morten Olsen, Josip Weber and Yves Feys.

Position[edit]

He used to be a technically strong midfielder.

International career[edit]

In 1990, Geert Broeckaert played his only match for Belgium, a 0-2 loss against East Germany. This also was the last match ever the national football team of East Germany would play.

Coaching career[edit]

In 1991, Broeckaert moved to Exc. Mouscron, where he was manager, assistant manager and youth coach. Due to the financial uncertainty at Mouscron, Broeckaert signed for RAEC Mons, to become assistant manager for Rudy Cossey. Franky Vandendriessche made this same move only a bit earlier.

References[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, Geert is pronounced [ˈɣeːrt].