Geoffrey Claeys

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Geoffrey Claeys
Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Claeys
Date of birth (1974-10-05) 5 October 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Brugge, Belgium
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defence
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Cercle Brugge 77 (6)
1996–1998 Feyenoord 45 (0)
1998–1999 Anderlecht 9 (0)
1999–2000 Aalst (Loan) 28 (1)
2000–2001 Lierse 25 (3)
2001–2005 Excelsior Mouscron 79 (6)
2005–2006 Melbourne Victory 16 (0)
2007–2008 Torhout 1992 KM
2009 FC Veldegem
National team
1996–1998 Belgium 3 (1)
Teams managed
2012–2015 Deinze (assistant)
2015– Deinze
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Geoffrey Claeys (born 5 October 1974 in Brugge, Belgium) is a retired football player and currently manager of Deinze in the Belgian Second Division.


Claeys is a former Belgian international and was capped 10 times. He began his career at the Belgian club Cercle Brugge. He left the club in 1996 for Dutch Feyenoord, then he made an unsuccessful move to R.S.C. Anderlecht and was transferred to K.S.C. Eendracht Aalst on loan. He later played for Lierse and Royal Excelsior Mouscron, before moving to Melbourne Victory in 2005. Although he enjoyed a solid season in the Victory defence, he rarely figured in the 06-07 season. On 21 November 2006, Geoffrey Claeys retired from football. However, in 2007, he went to play for Torhout 1992 KM, in the Belgian Third Division. He retired soon after, however.

In 2009, he picked up football again, after his brother asked him to become his team mate at FC Veldegem. Veldegem plays in the provincial leagues of West Flanders.


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