Jules Verriest

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Jules Verriest
Personal information
Full name Julien Daniël Verriest
Date of birth (1946-05-19) 19 May 1946 (age 71)
Place of birth Bruges, Belgium
Playing position defender-midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cercle Brugge
Youth career
Cercle Brugge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1981 Cercle Brugge 456 (8)
R.E. Mouscron
SV Koekelare
National team
Belgium 0 (0)
Teams managed
1981–1982 R.E. Mouscron
SV Koekelare
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 May 2008

Jules Verriest (born 19 May 1946 in Bruges) is a retired Belgian football player, who played almost his complete career for Cercle Brugge. Verriest started his football activities as a youth player for Cercle Brugge. Verriest made his debut at the age of 19, in a 0-0 draw against Lierse. His last match for Cercle was on 17 May 1981, a 3-2 win against Beerschot.

In total, Verriest played 492 first team games - a club record - scoring 8 times. Verriest also got selected for Belgium's B-team. He used to play as a defender or midfielder.

After his career at Cercle Brugge, Jules Verriest played for Excelsior Mouscron and SV Koekelare, where he also coached.

In 2000, Jules Verriest was voted Cercle Brugge Player of the Century by the Cercle fans.