Walter Meeuws

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Walter Meeuws
Walter Meeuws 1981.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-07-11) 11 July 1951 (age 65)
Place of birth Gierle, Belgium
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1972 KRC Mechelen
1972–1978 Beerschot
1978–1981 Club Brugge 90 (16)
1981–1984 Standard de Liège 88 (6)
1984–1985 Ajax 11 (0)
1985–1987 KV Mechelen 30 (2)
National team
1977–1984 Belgium 46 (0)
Teams managed
1987–1988 Lierse S.K.
1989–1990 Belgium
1991–1993 FC Antwerp
1993–1994 AA Gent
1999–2001 Lierse S.K.
2001 Gençlerbirliği
2002–2003 Raja Casablanca
2003 Al-Ittihad
2006–2007 Beveren
2010–2012 Wadi Degla

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

Walter Meeuws (born 11 July 1951) is a retired Belgian footballer and current manager. He most recently coached Egyptian Premier League side Wadi Degla.

During his career he played for K. Beerschot V.A.C., Club Brugge K.V., R. Standard de Liège, AFC Ajax, K.V. Mechelen. He earned 46 caps for the Belgium national football team, and participated in UEFA Euro 1980 and the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

After retiring from playing, he has been working as a manager, including a stint as the national team manager from 1989 to 1990.

As a player he won 4 championships, 2 with Standard in Belgium, 1 with Bruges in Belgium and 1 with Ajax in the Netherlands. He also won 2 cups and played the final of the European Championship with Belgium in Italy in 1980.

As a manager he won 3 cups with Lierse, Antwerp and Far Rabat ( 2009 ) and was runner up in the African Champions League Final with Raja Casablanca and also runner up with Antwerp in the final of the European Cup for Cup Winners in 1993. He is the last manager ever that reached a European Cup Final with a Belgian Team.