Henri Coppens

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Rik Coppens
Sportkoppen voetballers Belgie Coppens, Bestanddeelnr 905-6716.jpg
Coppens in 1953
Personal information
Full nameHenri François Louis Coppens
Date of birth(1930-04-29)29 April 1930
Place of birth Antwerp, Belgium
Date of death 5 February 2015(2015-02-05) (aged 84)
Place of death Wilrijk, Belgium
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1946–1961 K. Beerschot V.A.C. 389 (261)
1961–1962 Olympique Charleroi 27 (3)
1962–1967 Royal Crossing Club Molenbeek 121 (32)
1967–1969 Berchem Sport 45 (8)
1969–1970 Tubantia Borgerhout VK
Total555(301 [1] )
National team
1949–1959 Belgium 47 (21)
Teams managed
1971–1974 Berchem Sport
1974–1978 K. Beerschot V.A.C.
1978–1981 Berchem Sport
1981–1982 Club Brugge
1982–1984 K. Beerschot V.A.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Henri 'Rik' François Louis Coppens (29 April 1930 – 5 February 2015) was a Belgian footballer who played as a striker. He played 389 games and scored 261 goals for Beerschot AC. Coppens won the first Belgian Golden Shoe in 1954. After his career as a player, he became a coach with Tubantia Borgerhout (1970–1971), Berchem (1971–1974 and 1977–1981), Beerschot (1974–1977 and 1981–1984) and Club Brugge (1981). [2]

References

  1. Belgiumsoccerhistory (Peter Mariën) Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. "Voetballegende Rik Coppens (84) overladen". De Standaard . 5 February 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2018.