Joseph Vliers

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Jef Vliers
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Personal information
Full name Joseph Jean Vliers
Date of birth (1932-12-18)18 December 1932
Place of birth Tongeren, Belgium
Date of death 19 January 1995(1995-01-19) (aged 62)
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1954 K.S.K. Tongeren 145[1] (120)
1954–1956 RC Brussels 28[2] (10)
1956–1959 K. Beerschot V.A.C. 90[3] (44)
1959–1966 Standard de Liège 210 (24)
National team
1955–1963 Belgium 6 (0)
Teams managed
1967–1969 Racing White
1969–1970 Beerschot
1972–1974 Beringen
1976–1977 Royal Antwerp
1978–1979 Waterschei Thor
1979 1. FC Nuremberg
1981–1983 Tongeren
1983–1984 Beringen
1984 Luxembourg
1988 Standard de Liège
1988–1989 Genk

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

† Appearances (Goals).

Joseph Vliers (18 December 1932 in Tongeren – 19 January 1995 in Tongeren[4]), (mostly called Jef Vliers), was a Belgian football player who finished top scorer of the Belgian First Division with 25 goals and in 1958 while playing for Beerschot. He formerly played with Patria Tongeren and then with Racing de Bruxelles. In the summer of 1955 he moved to Beerschot and he eventually played with Standard Liège. Vliers played 6 times with the Belgian national team between 1955 and 1963. He made his international debut on April 3, 1955 in a 1-0 friendly defeat to the Netherlands. He was in the team for the 1954 FIFA World Cup but he did not play.

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