|Full name||Stéphane Auguste Ernest Demol|
|Date of birth||11 March 1966|
|Place of birth||Watermael-Boitsfort, Belgium|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2005–2006||Standard Liège (assistant)|
|2012–2013||BEC Tero Sasana|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He amassed Belgian First Division A totals of 120 games and 11 goals over the course of seven seasons, mainly with Anderlecht and Standard Liège with which he won eight major titles combined. He also competed professionally in Italy, Portugal, France, Greece and Switzerland.
Born in Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels, Demol joined local R.S.C. Anderlecht's youth system at the age of 14, moving to the first-team setup four years later and scoring four Belgian First Division A goals in just 17 matches in his first full professional season, as the capital side renewed their domestic supremacy.
Demol soon became noticed by several clubs abroad, moving to Italy for Bologna FC, but his breakthrough would arrive the following year, in Portugal with FC Porto: he scored an astonishing 11 Primeira Liga goals, and helped his team win the national championship.
Demol moved countries again after just one year, now signing with French side Toulouse FC, but he returned in late 1991 to his country after joining Standard Liège, where he helped to consecutive UEFA Cup qualifications, finishing second to Anderlecht in his second year.
Aged 27, Demol signed with Cercle Brugge KSV, but did not receive regular playing time. He subsequently returned for another abroad spell, being equally unsuccessful for S.C. Braga, Panionios GSS, FC Lugano and Sporting Toulon Var (the latter in the French second division).
Demol ended his career in 2000 at 34, after playing one year apiece with FC Denderleeuw and amateurs SK Halle, in which he began his manager career. In 2005, after several brief head coaching spells, he became assistant manager at former club Standard Liège, helping it to another runner-up position, trailing, once again, Anderlecht.
Demol played 38 matches for the Belgium national team and scored one goal, heading home in the round-of-16 clash against the Soviet Union at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico (4–3 after extra time).
In 2006, his good friend and ex-teammate René Vandereycken became the Red Devils' coach, and he invited Demol to become its assistant manager. He left the post two years later, returning to club action.
- Scores and results list Belgium goal tally first.
|1.||15 June 1986||Estadio León, León, Mexico||Soviet Union||3–2||4–3 (a.e.t.)||1986 FIFA World Cup|
- Belgian First Division A: 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87
- Belgian Cup: 1987–88
- Belgian Supercup: 1985, 1986, 1987
- Primeira Liga: 1989–90
- Belgian Cup: 1992–93
- "Egaleo eager to shine". UEFA.com. 21 October 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "Demol models 2008 range". UEFA.com. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- Demol: «Nos points de vue respectifs étaient divergents» (Demol: «We had different points of view») Archived 4 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine.; Footgoal, 2 November 2009 (in French)
- Mamrud, Roberto (16 July 2009). "Belgium – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- "4–3: La prórroga clasificó a Bélgica" [4–3: Extra time qualified Belgium] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 16 June 1986. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- "Vandereycken zoekt job in het buitenland" [Vandereycken looking for job abroad] (in Dutch). Sport Voetbal Magazine. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2017.