Henri Coppens

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Rik Coppens
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Personal information
Full name Henri François Louis Coppens
Date of birth (1930-04-29)29 April 1930
Place of birth Antwerp, Belgium
Date of death 5 February 2015(2015-02-05) (aged 84)
Place of death Wilrijk, Belgium
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1961 K. Beerschot V.A.C. 389 (261)
1961–1962 Olympique Charleroi 27 (3)
1962–1967 Royal Crossing Club Molenbeek 121 (32)
1967–1969 Berchem Sport 45 (8)
1969–1970 Tubantia Borgerhout VK
Total 555 (301)
National team
1949–1959 Belgium 47 (21)
Teams managed
1971–1974 Berchem Sport
1974–1978 K. Beerschot V.A.C.
1978–1981 Berchem Sport
1981–1982 Club Brugge
1982–1984 K. Beerschot V.A.C.

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Henri 'Rik' François Louis Coppens (29 April 1930 – 5 February 2015) was a Belgian footballer who played as a striker. He played 389 games and scored 261 goals for Beerschot AC. Coppens won the first Belgian Golden Shoe in 1954. After his career as a player, he became a coach with Tubantia Borgerhout (1970-1971), Berchem (1971-1974 and 1977-1981), Beerschot (1974-1977 and 1981-1984) and Club Brugge (1981).[1]

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