Geert De Vlieger

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Geert De Vlieger
Personal information
Full name Geert De Vlieger
Date of birth (1971-10-16) 16 October 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Dendermonde, Belgium
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1995 Beveren 136 (0)
1995–1999 Anderlecht 61 (0)
1998–1999Harelbeke (loan) 33 (0)
2000–2004 Willem II 136 (0)
2004–2006 Manchester City 0 (0)
2006–2008 Zulte Waregem 38 (0)
2008–2011 Club Brugge 7 (0)
Total 411 (0)
National team
1999–2006 Belgium 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Geert De Vlieger (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣeːr də ˈvliɣər];[1] born 16 October 1971 in Dendermonde) is a retired Belgian football goalkeeper.

He started his career in his home country playing for Anderlecht and Beveren before moving to the Netherlands and playing for Willem II for four years between 2000 and 2004. He played in his first international for Belgium in 1999 (first selection in 1998) and has won 43 caps (55 selections) for his country.[2] He was the second choice goalkeeper in Euro 2000 (the first choice was Filip De Wilde) but then became the number 1 in World Cup 2002 replacing the latter after De Wilde's bad performances during the European Championship.

He signed for Manchester City in June 2004, but due to an Achilles tendon injury he sustained, he missed the whole of season 2004/05 and didn't play a single game in two seasons in England. In June 2006 he signed for Zulte-Waregem to make a comeback in the Jupiler League.


  1. ^ Geert in isolation: [ˈɣeːrt].
  2. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (29 October 2009). "Belgium - Record International Players". RSSSF.