André Saeys

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André Saeys
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Full nameAndré Saeys
Date of birth(1911-02-20)20 February 1911
Place of birth Sint-Andries (Bruges), Belgium
Date of death 22 March 1988(1988-03-22) (aged 77)
Place of death Sint-Andries (Bruges), Belgium
Playing position striker
Youth career
Cercle Brugge
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1928–1935 Cercle Brugge 154 (53)
1935–1936 RC. Wetteren
1936–1941 Beerschot
1941–1942 Cercle Brugge 18 (2)
National team
1933–1942 Belgium 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 20 June 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2008

André Saeys (born 20 February 1911 in Sint-Andries - 22 March 1988 in Sint-Andries) was a Belgian football player. He was a striker. He played numerous seasons at the highest level of Belgian football and was also capped 9 times for Belgium.

Saeys made his debut for Cercle Brugge in 1928 in a match against Berchem Sport. Cercle won the match 0–2. He won the league with Cercle one season later.

In 1935, André Saeys went to RC Wetteren, where he would stay one season. Beerschot became Saeys's next team. With the purple-white Antwerp side, Saeys won the league again twice, in 1938 and 1939.

Saeys made his debut for Belgium in a match against the Netherlands on 9 April 1933. Belgium lost the match 1–3. Saeys made the Belgian goal.


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