Eric Deflandre
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Eric Deflandre

Éric Deflandre
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Personal information
Date of birth (1973-08-02) 2 August 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth Rocourt, Belgium
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991-1995 RFC Liège 93 (1)
1995-1996 Germinal Ekeren 32 (2)
1996-2000 Club Brugge 118 (1)
2000-2004 Lyon 91 (0)
2004-2007 Standard Liège 76 (1)
2007 FC Brussels 14 (0)
2008-2009 FC Dender 34 (0)
2009-2010 Lierse 20 (0)
2010-2012 RFC Liège 7 (0)
Total 485 (5)
National team
1996-2005 Belgium 57 (0)
Teams managed
2012-2015 Standard Liège (youth)
2015- Standard Liège (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Éric Deflandre (born 2 August 1973) is a Belgian former professional football right fullback.[1]

Club career

Deflandre was born in Rocourt. He first signed to Wandre Union but after one year he joined Liège side RFC Liège. He then left for Germinal Ekeren in 1995.

In 1996, he signed for Club Brugge.

In 2000, Deflandre moved to Olympique Lyonnais in France, where he won 3 straight national championships.

He returned to Belgium in 2004 and played for Standard Liège.

In 2007-08, he split duty with FC Brussels and F.C. Verbroedering Dender E.H.. On 25 June 2009, he for Lierse S.K. on a two-year deal. On 9 August 2010, it was announced he would return to RFC Liège,[2] where he played for two more seasons before retiring.[3]

International career

Deflandre played his debut match for the national team against The Netherlands in the qualifying stage for the 1998 World Cup. In the competition's first match, he replaced Bertrand Crasson after 22 minutes, and helped to a 0-0 draw against the Netherlands.

He also appeared for the national side at Euro 2000 and 2002 World Cup. In Euro 2000, he substituted as a goalkeeper after Filip de Wilde was sent off against Turkey.


Club Brugge



  1. ^ Le Figaro: Le football, solide trait d'union en Belgique 27 December 2007 "le sport le plus populaire de la planète serait un frein pour reculer l'hypothèse d'une scission qui se concrétiserait éventuellement par deux championnats et deux sélections comme en République tchèque et en Slovaquie, selon Éric Deflandre, l'ex-Lyonnais, capé plus de soixante fois aux origines paradoxalement wallonnes."
  2. ^ A 37 ans, Eric Deflandre revient au FC Liège
  3. ^ Zone-Rouche Deflandre: "Le Lierse n'a aucune chance" 2010 11 25 "S'il y a un joueur qui connaît bien les protagonistes du match de ce samedi entre Liégeois et Lierrois, c'est bien Éric Deflandre. Ce dernier a ..."

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