Geert De Vlieger

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Geert De Vlieger
Personal information
Full name Geert De Vlieger
Date of birth (1971-10-16) 16 October 1971 (age 52)
Place of birth Dendermonde, Belgium
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Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1995 Beveren 136 (0)
1995–1999 Anderlecht 61 (0)
1998–1999 Harelbeke (loan) 33 (0)
2000–2004 Willem II 136 (0)
2004–2006 Manchester City 0 (0)
2006–2008 Zulte Waregem 38 (0)
2008–2011 Club Brugge 7 (0)
Total 411 (0)
International career
1998–2006 Belgium 43 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:01, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16:01, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Geert De Vlieger (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣɪːr də ˈvliɣər];[1] born 16 October 1971 in Dendermonde) is a retired Belgian football goalkeeper.

He started his career in his home country playing for Anderlecht and Beveren before moving to the Netherlands and playing for Willem II for four years between 2000 and 2004. He played in his first international for Belgium in 1999 (first selection in 1998) and has won 43 caps (55 selections) for his country.[2] He was the second choice goalkeeper in Euro 2000 (the first choice was Filip De Wilde) but then became the number 1 in World Cup 2002 replacing the latter after De Wilde's bad performances during the European Championship.

He signed for Manchester City in June 2004, but due to an Achilles tendon injury he sustained, he missed the whole of season 2004/05 and didn't play a single game in two seasons in England. In June 2006 he signed for Zulte-Waregem to make a come-back in the Jupiler League.

References

  1. Geert in isolation: [ˈɣɪːrt].
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