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Eric Gerets

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Eric Maria Gerets (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːrɪk ˈxeːrəts], born 18 May 1954) is a Belgian football manager and former player who played as a right back. He started his playing career as an amateur for his local team AA Rekem, before achieving success with Standard Liège and PSV. Nicknamed "The Lion (of Flanders)", Gerets was regarded as one of the top right backs in Europe at his peak and is considered one of the greatest players in Belgian football history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Gerets has received more than 291,249 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Eric Gerets is the 61st most popular coach (up from 68th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 199th in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Coach.

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  • 31

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  • 1.88

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Among coaches, Eric Gerets ranks 61 out of 328Before him are Cesare Prandelli, Vicente Feola, Jean-Pierre Papin, Massimiliano Allegri, Roy Hodgson, and Enzo Bearzot. After him are Morten Olsen, Raymond Goethals, Jean Tigana, Unai Emery, Roger Lemerre, and Safet Sušić.

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Among people born in 1954, Eric Gerets ranks 59Before him are Velupillai Prabhakaran, Jane Campion, Kathleen Turner, Johnny Logan, Ross Brawn, and Michael Dudikoff. After him are Bernard Hinault, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mordechai Vanunu, Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, Ilan Ramon, and Lee Child.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Eric Gerets ranks 176 out of 1,019Before him are Michel Preud'homme (1959), Paul Van Himst (1943), Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759), Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant (1859), Georges Rodenbach (1855), and Catharina van Hemessen (1528). After him are Jan Matsys (1509), Godfried Danneels (1933), Constantin Meunier (1831), Gaston IV, Count of Foix (1422), Clara Peeters (1594), and Raymond Goethals (1921).

Among COACHES In Belgium

Among coaches born in Belgium, Eric Gerets ranks 1After him are Raymond Goethals (1921), Georges Leekens (1949), Guy Thys (1922), Robert Waseige (1939), René Vandereycken (1953), and Hugo Broos (1952).