Georges Heylens

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Georges Heylens
Ajax against Anderlecht.  Spelmomenten, inventory number 920-5748.jpg
Georges Heylens (1967)
birthday August 8, 1941
place of birth EtterbeekBelgium
size 168 cm
position Defender
Years station
1951-1960 RSC Anderlecht
Years station Games (goals) 1
1960-1973 RSC Anderlecht 361 (10)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1962 Belgium U-21 01 0(0)
1962-1973 Belgium 67 0(0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1973-1975 Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
1975-1977 KV Kortrijk
1978-1988 Eendracht Aalst
1983-1984 RFC seraing
1984-1989 Lille OSC
1989-1990 Beerschot VAC
1990-1992 Royale Charleroi SC
1993-1995 RFC seraing
1995-1996 Gençlerbirliği Ankara
1996-1997 KV Mechelen
1997 Gaziantepspor
1997-2001 Armée Royale Belge
2001-2003 RFC Athois
2003-2004 Royal Léopold FC
2008-2010 UR Namur
1 Only league games are given.

Georges Heylens (born August 8, 1941 in Etterbeek , Brussels-Capital Region ) is a former Belgian football player and coach .



Heylens began playing football as a youth at RSC Anderlecht , where he spent his entire professional career until 1973. During this time he was seven times Belgian champion and three times cup winner . He played a total of 361 league games for Anderlecht, in which he scored 10 goals. In 1970 he was in the final of the Messestädte Cup . After a 3-1 win in the first leg in front of their home crowd against Arsenal , Heylens lost 3-0 in the second leg with Anderlecht at Highbury Stadium and missed out on an overall win from two games.

Coaching career

After Heylens had to end his playing career in 1973 due to a serious ligament injury, he began his career as a coach. After the stations Royale Union Saint-Gilloise , KV Kortrijk and Eendracht Aalst , he coached the RFC Seraing in the 1983/84 season , for which he was voted Belgian coach of the year . It was followed by engagements in Lille , Beerschot VAV , Charleroi Sporting Club , again Seraing, the Turkish club Gençlerbirliği and Gaziantepspor and at KV Mechelen . After four years as coach of the Belgian national military team, he was in charge of two lower-class clubs until 2004.

In 2006, Heylens was suspected of money laundering and gang formation after receiving a check for $ 7.3 million from a Greek businessman.

In 2008 Heylens returned to football for two years. At the beginning of December he took over the third-class club UR Namur , which he led to fifth place after a bad start at the end of the season.

National team

Heylens made his debut for the Belgian national team in 1961 . In 1970 he was in the squad for the World Cup in Mexico , where he was used in all three preliminary round games against El Salvador (3-0), the Soviet Union (1: 4) and Mexico (0: 1). Two years later Heylens was nominated for the 1972 European Championship in his own country. He was used in both finals, in the semi-finals against the Federal Republic of Germany and in the game for third place against Hungary . Georges Heylens played a total of 67 internationals for the Belgian national team until 1973, in which he did not score.

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