Gunter Van Handenhoven

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Gunter Van Handenhoven
Personal information
Full name Gunter Van Handenhoven
Date of birth (1978-12-16) 16 December 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Anderlecht (team manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Gent 17 (2)
1998–2002 FC Metz 59 (1)
2003 Gent 8 (0)
2003–2005 La Louvière 42 (4)
2005–2007 Lokeren 14 (1)
2007 Sint-Niklaas (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2008 Al Ahli
2008–2009 Roeselare 10 (0)
2009–2010 KFCO Wilrijk
National team
1997 Belgium U-21
Teams managed
2010–2012 Anderlecht U16[1][2]
2012– Anderlecht (team manager)[2]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gunter Van Handenhoven (born 16 December 1978 in Sint-Niklaas) was a Belgian footballer currently team manager of RSC Anderlecht.

Club career[edit]

Van Handenhoven made an early breakthrough in Belgian first division and soon he was transferred to FC Metz.[3] But he came back in the Belgian championship in 2002. In 2008, he returned to the Belgian first division to play for Roeselare.

International career[edit]

He used to play for Belgium U-21. He played at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He was for four years married to model Ann Van Elsen, with whom he has daughter June,[5] and is the brother of Sandrine Van Handenhoven, a singer, who ended fourth in Idool 2004.


  1. ^ Profile at Footballdatabase
  2. ^ a b Anderlecht vond bekende als nieuwe teammanager,, 31 May 2012
  3. ^ Profile Archived 7 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine. - FC Metz
  4. ^ Gunter Van HandenhovenFIFA competition record
  5. ^ Huwelijk Ann Van Elsen definitief voorbij - Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch)

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