Jo Coppens

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Jo Coppens
Personal information
Full name Jo Coppens
Date of birth (1990-12-21) 21 December 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Carl Zeiss Jena
Number 22
Youth career
FC Halveweg
VV Zonhoven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 Cercle Brugge 46 (0)
2014–2016 MVV Maastricht 68 (0)
2016–2017 Roeselare 10 (0)
2017– Carl Zeiss Jena 12 (1)
National team
2006 Belgium U16 2 (0)
2006–2007 Belgium U17 13 (0)
2007–2008 Belgium U18 13 (0)
2008–2009 Belgium U19 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2018

Jo Coppens (born 21 December 1990) is a Belgian professional football goalkeeper who currently plays for FC Carl Zeiss Jena in the German 3. Liga.


In May 2007, he became 3rd with Belgium at the European U17 Football Championship. In the summer of 2007, he was part of the Belgian squad at the U17 World Cup in South Korea. Coppens played all 3 matches. In the beginning of 2008, he became 4th with the Belgian U18 team at the international tournament of Saint Petersburg.

After running through the youth ranks of different Limburg sides, Coppens signed his first professional contract with Cercle Brugge. He started the season as third goalkeeper, behind Bram Verbist and Patrick Lane. When Verbist broke his wrist in the match against AA Gent, Coppens was given his chance for the last 2 matches of the season. He made his debut in a 2-1 win against VC Westerlo. In the summer of 2014, he was released and signed with Dutch side MVV Maastricht.

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