Voordeckers Eddy VOORDECKERS

Presentation

Retired
BELGIUM BELGIUM
Born Feb 4, 1960
Geel, BELGIUM
Age 61 years old
Size 1.69 m
Position Left winger
Forward
Arrival(s)
Waterschei Waterschei 1985
Departure(s)
La Gantoise La Gantoise 1987
Selections
Belgique A
Career
Diest Diest
Standard Liège Standard Liège
Waterschei Waterschei
Rennes Rennes
La Gantoise La Gantoise
Westerlo Westerlo
Herk Herk
Eddy Voordeckers is a Belgian attacking player. He was a compact left-winger, who started his footballing journey in the Belgian Second Division with Diest in 1976. In 1979, he was scouted by Standard Liège, for whom he went on to play for three seasons. He would win the Belgian title with them in 1982, and also the Belgian Cup in 1981. He would also participate in Liège's legendary cup-run in the Cup Winners Cup, which saw him reach the final, ending up the competition's top-scorer with 6 goals. In 1982, he left Liège to sign for Waterschei, for whom he would play for three seasons. In 1985, he migrated to France to play for Stade Rennais. The blond striker, nicknamed "Tintin" because of his hairstyle, would play an important in the starting line up in his first season, significantly helping his side to remain in the First Division. Unfortunately, he would suffer a serious knee injury, which meant that he had to undergo surgery, which meant that he missed the vast majority of the 1986/1987 season, playing just 4 matches. After that season, he returned to his native Belgium. Between 1987 and 1990, he played for Ghent before finishing his career as a professional player at Westerlo in 1992. He then spent several years playing in the lower leagues in Belgium. In terms of his international career with Belgium, he finished with 22 caps, scoring 4 goals for the Red Devils, notably playing a part in the Euro 1984 tournament in France.