Pat Van Den Hauwe
|Full name||Patrick William Roger Van Den Hauwe|
|Date of birth||16 December 1960|
|Place of birth||Dendermonde, Belgium|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|1997||Wynberg St Johns||?||(?)|
|2007||FC Kapstadt (asst)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Patrick William Roger "Pat" Van Den Hauwe (born 16 December 1960) is a former professional footballer who made 401 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall. Though born in Belgium, he made 13 appearances for Wales at international level.
Van Den Hauwe was brought up in London, and joined Birmingham City as an apprentice in July 1977. He made his debut in the First Division as a 17-year-old, on 7 October 1978 in a 2–1 home defeat to Manchester City. He played 143 games for Birmingham in all competitions before joining Everton in September 1984 for a fee of £100,000. He helped them win the league title and European Cup Winners' Cup that season, as well as a second league title two years later – when his goal against Norwich City at Carrow Road confirmed them as champions.
In 1989 he signed for Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £575,000, making his debut in a 2–0 defeat to Aston Villa on 9 September 1989. He won the FA Cup with Tottenham in 1991. In total he made 110 League appearances (six of them as substitute) between 1989 and 1993, but never scored. He finished his Football League career with Millwall.
He was commonly referred to as "Psycho Pat" by supporters, and used the nickname as the title of his autobiography.
As a player with British citizenship born outside the UK, eligibility rules of the time meant that Van Den Hauwe qualified to play for the national football team of any of the four Home Nations—England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Van Den Hauwe spurned offers from England under Bobby Robson and Belgium under Guy Thys to represent Wales, having been recommended to Mike England by Everton team-mates Kevin Ratcliffe and Neville Southall. It was often speculated in the press that Van Den Hauwe had made this decision because he had Welsh ancestry, but according to his autobiography this was not the case. "No parent or grandparent—or even great grandparents—of mine were Welsh", he wrote.
Van Den Hauwe made his international début for Wales in a 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 7 game versus Spain which ended with a 3-0 victory at the Racecourse Ground on 30 April 1985.
His last game for Wales came on 26 April 1989 in a friendly 2-0 loss against Sweden, also at the Racecourse Ground.
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