Wilfried Puis (1964)
|birthday||February 18, 1943|
|place of birth||Ostend , Belgium|
|date of death||October 21, 1981|
|Place of death||Ostend, Belgium|
|Years||station||Games (goals) 1|
|1960-1971||RSC Anderlecht||267 (52)|
|1972-1976||KSC Lokeren||131 (10)|
|1 Only league games are given.|
Puis started playing football in his hometown Ostend at the clubs SK Voorwaarts and Van Neste Genootschap (VG) . At VG he played his first season in the senior division. In 1960 he moved to RSC Anderlecht , with whom he was six times Belgian champion. In 1965 he won the Belgian Football Cup . In the 3-2 win of RSC Anderlecht against Standard Liège , he scored all three goals of the violet-whites. In 1964 he was awarded the Golden Shoe as Belgian Footballer of the Year .
When a generation change was initiated at RSC Anderlecht at the end of the 1960s, Puis moved to Club Bruges in 1971 . After only one season he followed his former Anderlecht teammate Jef Jurion to KSC Lokeren , where Jurion was the player-coach at the time, in the second Belgian league . 1974 Lokeren rose to the First Division . At the end of the 1975/76 season, Puis returned to his hometown after qualifying with Lokeren for participation in the 1976/77 UEFA Cup .
From 1976 to 1979 he played for Association Sportive for three years in his hometown Ostend . In 1980 he let his career end with the lower class club VV Coxyde .
On 21 October 1981 Wilfried Puis died at the age of 38 years at a cancer .
At the age of 19, Puis made his debut on May 13, 1962 in a friendly against Italy for the Belgian national team . In 1970 he was in the squad for the World Cup in Mexico , where he was used in all three games of the preliminary round. Due to the premature departure of the Belgians from the tournament, some national players announced their resignation, which Wilfried Puis also joined in solidarity with his team-mates from Anderlecht. A year later he returned to the national team. Due to his move to the then second division Lokeren, Puis was no longer appointed to the national team. After the rise of Lokeren, he played his last international match in the qualifying game for the 1976 European Championship against the GDR on September 27, 1975. In the 1: 2 defeat, Puis scored the Belgian goal.
Wilfried Puis played a total of 49 international matches for the Belgian national team, in which he scored nine goals.
- Wilfried Puis in the database National Football Team (English)
- Wilfried Puis in the database of the Belgian Football Association (Dutch)
Belgium's footballer of the year
|Paul Van Himst|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Belgian soccer player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 18, 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ostend , Belgium|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 21, 1981|
|Place of death||Ostend , Belgium|