|Full name||Lorenzo Jules Staelens|
|Date of birth||30 April 1964|
|Place of birth||Lauwe, Belgium|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Sweeper / Midfielder|
|2008–2013||Cercle Brugge (assistant)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Lorenzo Jules Staelens (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈloː.rɛn.zo ˈstaː.ləns]) (born 30 April 1964 in Lauwe) is a retired Belgian footballer and currently unemployed manager after being released in October 2014 by Belgian Pro League side Cercle Brugge.
There, he proceeded to form a legendary midfield partnership with Franky Van der Elst, that would last nearly a decade. Staelens played 369 games in all competitions for the club, scoring 105 goals.
At already 34, and more often than not playing in the backline, he moved to R.S.C. Anderlecht, still being instrumental in the club's back-to-back championships (2000 and 2001), and winning the Belgian Golden Shoe in 1999; however, he did not finish his last year, moving to Japan's Oita Trinita in early 2001 and retiring shortly after.
Staelens took up coaching subsequently, first with R.E. Mouscron. After only two months at V.C. Eendracht Aalst, he returned to first club Kortrijk as its general manager, only returning to the benches in 2007, as assistant coach at K.S.V. Roeselare. Staelens kept that role in the subsequent years, with the other team from Bruges, Cercle KSV.
|1987/88||Kortrijk||Belgian Pro League||32||4|
|1989/90||Brugge||Belgian Pro League||34||4|
|1998/99||Anderlecht||Belgian Pro League||24||6|
|2001||Oita Trinita||J2 League||26||2|
|Belgium national team|
- Belgian League: 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01
- Belgian Cup: 1990–91, 1994–95, 1995–96
- Belgian Supercup: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000
- Lorenzo Staelens stapt op bij Ingelmunster na twee wedstrijden, nieuwsblad.be, 26 October 2015
- Lorenzo Staelens – FIFA competition record
- Club Brugge archives (Dutch)
- Weltfussball profile (German)
- Lorenzo Staelens at National-Football-Teams.com