Erwin Vandenbergh

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Erwin Vandenbergh
Personal information
Full name Erwin Vandenbergh
Date of birth (1959-01-26) 26 January 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth Ramsel, Belgium
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1982 Lierse 178 (117)
1982–1986 Anderlecht 121 (87)
1986–1990 Lille 114 (38)
1990–1994 Gent 110 (47)
1994–1995 Molenbeek 21 (4)
National team
1979–1991 Belgium 48 (20)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Erwin Vandenbergh (born 26 January 1959) is a retired Belgian footballer. Between 1981 and 1991, he finished six times topscorer of the Belgian First Division (a record as of 2015), with three clubs (the first three with Lierse, the following two with Anderlecht, and the last one with Gent). In 1981 he was European topscorer with 39 goals out of 34 games. As a Belgian national team regular Vandenbergh scored a memorable victory goal against Argentina in the opening game of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

Vandenbergh also played for the French club Lille with his Belgian national team partner Filip Desmet under the management of another fellow Belgian Georges Heylens. His son, Kevin Vandenbergh, has also become a football striker and he currently plays for K.V.C. Westerlo in the Belgian second division.




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