PLAYER and COACH CARREER

PLAYER
COACH
C.V. 

PLAYER

Read about my rich career as a player!

Global Information 
  • Central defender
  • 350 matches in first division
  • 40 European matches
  • until 1969: Sporting Houthalen (fourth division)
  • 1969 - 1970: Dessel sport (fourth division)
  • 1970 - 1972: Crossing schaarbeek (first division)
  • 1972 - 1981: CLUB BRUGGE (first division)
  • 1981 - 1984: Sint - Niklaas (third and second division)
Belgium Championship
  • FIRST DIVISION: 5 x Belgium Champion with CLUB BRUGGE
  • SECOND DIVISION: Sint - Niklaas, vice - champion, champion
  • THIRD DIVISION: Sint - Niklaas : champion
  • FOURTH DIVISION: Dessel sport : champion
Belgium Cup
  • Winner in 1976 - 1977: CLUB BRUGGE - Anderlecht (4 - 3)
  • Finalist in 1977 - 1978: CLUB BRUGGE - Beerschot (0 - 1)
Champions League: 1977 - 1978
  • ¼ Final: Real Madrid - CLUB BRUGGE (0 - 0) (0 - 2)
  • ½ Final: Juventus - CLUB BRUGGE (1 - 0) (0 - 2)
  • Final in Wembley: Liverpool - CLUB BRUGGE (1 - 0)
UEFA Cup
  • 1975 - 1976
    • Finalist: Liverpool - CLUB BRUGGE (3 - 2)
    • CLUB BRUGGE - Liverpool (1 - 1)
    • Elimination of Lyon, Ipswich, AS Roma, AC Milan and Hamburg
  • 1976 - 1977
    • ½ Final: CLUB BRUGGE - Bor. Mönchengladbach (2 - 2) (0 - 1)
National Team
  • University and Military International
  • Team A: 16 selections and 3 caps
  • Team B: 2 selections and 2 caps

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COACH

Here you can read about my career as a coach

ATTESTATIONS

  • 1983: Royal Belgian Football Federation Attestation of coach
    (highest degree) (addendum)
  • 1998: UEFA Attestation (addendum)
  • 1999: Pro License Attestation (addendum)

CAREER

  • 1984 - 1987: Cercle Brugge (youngest trainer of Belgium, age of 35)
  • 1987 - 1988: R.S.C. Anderlecht
  • 1988 - 1989: K.V. Kortrijk
  • 1989 - 1991: Club Brugge
  • 1991 - 1992: K.V. Mechelen
  • 1992 - 1994: Trabzonspor + Cercle Brugge (November 1993)
  • 1994 - 1995: Sporting Charleroi
  • 1995 - 1997: Royal Excelsior Mouscron
  • 1997 - 1998: National coach of Belgium + Sport director of Belgium
  • 1999 - 2001: S.P. Lokeren
  • 2001 - 2002: RODA J.C. (The Netherlands)
  • 2003: National Coach of Algeria
  • 2003 - 2004: Royal Excelsior Mouscron
  • 2004 - 2007: KAA Gent
  • 2007 - 2009: SP Lokeren
  • 2009: Al-Hilal (Saoedi-Arabië)
  • 2009 - 2010: KV Kortrijk
  • 2010 - 2012: National coach of Belgium
  • 2012: Club Brugge KV
  • 2013: Analist for Sporting Telenet (soccer channel)
  • 2014 - 2015: Coach and Sport Director of the National A Team of Tunesia
  • 2015: SP Lokeren
  • 2017: National Coach of Algeria

PALMARES

  • 1984 - 1985: Winner Belgian Cup (Beveren - CERCLE BRUGGE)
  • 1985 - 1986: Finalist Belgian Cup (Cub Brugge - CERCLE BRUGGE)
  • 1986 - 1987: ½ Finalist Belgian Cup (CERCLE BRUGGE - F.C. Liège)
  • 1987 - 1988: Winner SuperCup (R.S.C. ANDERLECHT - K.V. Mechelen)
  • 1989 - 1990: Champion of Belgium (Club Brugge)
  • 1990 - 1991:
  • Winner Super Cup (CLUB BRUGGE - F.C. Liège)
  • Winner Belgian Cup (CLUB BRUGGE - K.V. Mechelen)
  • 1991 - 1992:
    • Qualification UEFA Cup
    • Finalist Belgian Cup (K.V. MECHELEN - Antwerp)
    • 1992 - 1993:
      • Qualification UEFA CUP: Third place
      • Winner SuperCup Turkey (Fenerbaçe - TRABZONSPOR)
      • 1993 - 1994: Cercle Brugge
      • November: 17th place
      • June: 10th place
      • 1996: Promotion from second to first division (R. EXCELSIOR MOUSCRON)
      • January 1997: Qualification for the WORLD CUP '98 in France
      • June 1999: Winner of the KIRIN CUP (Japan - South Korea)
      • 1 September 1999: Lokeren: 18th place
      • June 2001: Lokeren: 4th place
      • 15 September 2001: Roda JC: 18th place
      • May 2002: 12th place
      • 1/8 final of UEFA CUP after elimination of
      • REYCKJAVIK (3-1) and (0-1)
      • MACCABI TEL AVIV (4-1) and (2-1)
      • BORDEAUX (0-1) and (2-0)
      • AC MILAN (0-1) and (1-0)
        • after prolongation
        • ended with 10 players
        • out with penalties
      • 2003: Qualification for Africa Cup 2004
      • 2003 - 2004: Royal Excelsior Mouscron
        • 4th Place
        • 1/2 final Belgian Cup
        • 2004 - 2005: KAA Gent: 7th Place
        • 2005 - 2006: KAA Gent: 4th Place
        • 2006 - 2007: KAA Gent:
          • 4th Place
          • 1/2 final Belgian Cup
          • 2009 - 2010: KV Kortrijk:
            • 4th Place
            • Play offs 1
            • 2010 - 2012: Coach and Sports Director of the Belgium National Team
              • Builder of probably the best A-National Team of Belgium ever!
              • Generation of Star Players
                • Kompany
                • Hazard
                • Courtois
                • Mignolet
                • Meunier
                • Alderwereld
                • Vertongen
                • Lombaerts
                • Nainggolan
                • Witsel
                • DeBruyne
                • Mertens
                • Benteke
                • Lukaku
              • 2014: Coach of the National Team of Tunesia
                • Qualification for Africa Cup 2015
                • First of Group G with Senegal, Egypt and Botswana
                • 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
                • 12/6 Biggest win ever 8-1 Tunesia-Djibouti
              • 2015: SP Lokeren (last position in ranking to 11th position)
              • 2017: National Coach of Algeria: Africa Cup of Gabon

              COACH OF THE YEAR IN BELGIUM 

              • 1986: 2nd place
              • 1987: 3d place
              • 1990: FIRST place
              • 1997: 2nd place
              • 2005: 3d place
              • 2007: 2nd place
              • 2010: 2nd place

              C.V

              Here you find some personal information about myself:

              Born: 18/05/1949
              Place: Belgium, Meeuwen
              Studies:

              • Lic. Kinesietherapie, Fysiotherapie, Motoric Revalidation
              • Master in management and teambuilding
              • A book was published: "Winning with teambuilding" By George Leekens and Roland Juchtmans
              • Another book was published in 2007: "De Match van je leven" By George Leekens and Roland Juchtmans

              Languages

              • Dutch
              • French
              • English
              • German
              Kasteeldreef 12, 8020 Hertsberge, Belgium
              +32 50 311 227
              +32 475 83 61 65
              leekensgeorges@gmail.com 

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