Belgium - Record International Players

  • Appearances for Belgium National Team
  • Goalscoring for Belgium National Team

  • Last match included: Belgium-Wales, 16 Nov 2014
    
    NB: the match vs Luxembourg on 26 May 2014 is included although Belgium
        made 7 substitutions, rendering the match unofficial according to
        FIFA regulations.
    
    As of May 2013, the Belgian FA site did not include the matches at the
    olympic final tournaments of 1920, 1924 and 1928 with the exception of
    the two matches against the Netherlands (one in 1920 and one in 1928).
    There does not appear to be any justification for omitting those five
    matches and they are included here.
    

    Appearances for Belgium National Team

      
        Name                                First       Last         Caps        Goals
    
      1.Jan CEULEMANS                    26- 3-1977   27- 2-1991      96           23
      2.Timmy SIMONS                     25- 4-2001   29- 5-2013 *    93            6
      3.Eric GERETS                      27- 9-1975   27- 3-1991      86            2
        Franky VAN DER ELST              19-12-1984   25- 6-1998      86            1
      5.Daniel VAN BUYTEN                28- 2-2001    5- 7-2014 *    85           10
      6.Vincenzo SCIFO                    6- 6-1984   25- 6-1998      84           18
      7.Paul VAN HIMST                   19-10-1960    7-12-1974      81           30
      8.Bart GOOR                         3- 2-1999   20- 8-2008 *    78           13 
      9.Georges GRÜN                     13- 6-1984   15-11-1995      77            6
     10.Lorenzo STAELENS                 26- 5-1990   19- 6-2000      70            8
        Marc WILMOTS                     26- 5-1990   17- 6-2002      70           28
     12.Victor MEES                       2- 1-1949    2-10-1960      68            3
     13.Georges HEYLENS                   8- 3-1961   18- 4-1973      67            0
        Vincent KOMPANY                  18- 2-2004   13-10-2014 *    67            4
        Jan VERTONGHEN                    2- 6-2007   16-11-2014 *    67            5
     16.Joseph JURION                    25-12-1955    2- 5-1967      64            9
        Jean-Marie PFAFF                 22- 5-1976   23- 9-1987    K 64            0
     18.Marc DEGRYSE                      5- 9-1984   14-12-1996      63           23
        Frank VERCAUTEREN                16-11-1977   12-10-1988      63            9
     20.Moussa DEMBÉLÉ                   20- 5-2006   12-11-2014 *    61            5
        Bernard VOORHOOF                 15- 4-1928   21- 4-1940      61           30
     22.Marouane FELLAINI                 7- 2-2007   16-11-2014 *    60            9
     23.Michel PREUD'HOMME                2- 5-1979   17-12-1994    K 58            0
     24.Eric DEFLANDRE                   14-12-1996   12-10-2005      57            0 
        Emile Lokonda MPENZA             11- 2-1997   14-10-2009      57           19
        Wilfried VAN MOER                22-10-1966   28- 6-1982      57            9
     27.Louis CARRÉ                      17-10-1948    2- 3-1958      56            0
        Joseph MERMANS                   15-12-1945    3- 6-1956      56           27
        Mbo MPENZA                       29- 3-1997   12- 9-2007      56            3
        Luc NILIS                        26- 3-1988   19- 6-2000      56           10
        Axel WITSEL                      26- 3-2008   16-11-2014 *    56            6
     32.Michel RENQUIN                   22- 5-1976   23- 9-1987      55            0
        Wesley SONCK                      2- 6-2001    3- 3-2010 *    55           24
     34.Raymond BRAINE                   15- 3-1925   27- 5-1939      54           26
        Eden HAZARD                      19-11-2008   16-11-2014 *    54            6
     36.Danny BOFFIN                     23- 8-1989   26- 5-2002      53            1
        Dr. Armand SWARTENBROEKS         20- 4-1913   11- 3-1928      53            0
     38.Kevin MIRALLAS                   22- 8-2007    4- 9-2014 *    50            9
        René VANDEREYCKEN                15-11-1975    8- 6-1986      50            3
        Gert VERHEYEN                    12-10-1994   17- 6-2002      50           10
     41.Wilfried PUIS                    13- 5-1962   27- 9-1975      49            9
        Thomas VERMAELEN                  1- 3-2006   22- 6-2014 *    49            1
     43.Léopold ANOUL                     4- 5-1947   26- 9-1954      48           20
        Steven DEFOUR                    11- 5-2006   13-10-2014 *    48            2
        Pierre HANON                     28- 9-1958   19-10-1969      48            3
        Erwin VANDENBERGH                19-12-1979   27- 3-1991      48           20
        Yves VANDERHAEGHE                30- 5-1999   12-10-2005      48            2
     48.Rik COPPENS                      13- 3-1949    4-10-1959      47           21
     49.Pierre BRAINE                    15- 1-1922    7-12-1930      46            4
        Ludo COECK                        8- 9-1974   19- 6-1984      46            4
        Walter MEEUWS                    26- 1-1977   29- 2-1984      46            0
     52.Toby ALDERWEIRELD                29- 5-2009   16-11-2014 *    44            1
        François VAN DER ELST            31-10-1973    9-11-1983      44           14
     54.Geert DE VLIEGER                  5- 2-1999    1- 3-2006    K 43            0
     55.Michel DE WOLF                   15-10-1980    7- 9-1994      42            1
        Victor LEMBERECHTS               13- 5-1945   16- 1-1955      42           14
        Nico VAN KERCKHOVEN              29- 5-1996   17- 6-2002      42            3
     58.Philippe ALBERT                  29- 4-1987    6- 9-1997      41            5
        Robert PAVERICK                  31- 3-1935   30- 5-1946      41            0
     60.Leo CLIJSTERS                     30- 3-1983   27- 3-1991      40            3
        Christian PIOT                   19-10-1969   26- 3-1977    K 40            1
     62.Jean NICOLAY                     24- 5-1959    8-10-1967    K 39            0
        Florimond VAN HALME               5- 5-1921   25- 5-1930      39            2
     64.Philippe CLEMENT                 25- 3-1998    6- 6-2007      38            1
        Stéphane DEMOL                   23- 4-1986   20-11-1991      38            1
        Alfons VAN BRANDT                12-11-1950    8-12-1957      38            0
        Paul VANDENBERG                  31- 3-1957    8-10-1967      38           16
     68.Jean DE BIE                      29- 8-1920    8- 6-1930    K 37            0
        Marc EMMERS                      19- 1-1988    7- 9-1994      37            2
        Romelu LUKAKU                     3- 3-2010   12-11-2014 *    37           11
     71.Nicolas CLAESEN                  12-10-1983   26- 6-1990      36           12
        Glen DE BOECK                     6-10-1993   21- 8-2002      36            1 
        Nicolas HOYDONCKX                12- 2-1928   26-11-1933      36            0
        Johan WALEM                      20-11-1991   17- 6-2002      36            2
     75.Désiré BASTIN                    31- 8-1920   17- 4-1932      35            7
        Thomas BUFFEL                    12-10-2002    6- 2-2013 *    35            6
        Julien COOLS                      1- 6-1974   22- 6-1980      35            2
        Jean DOCKX                       22-11-1967   15-11-1975      35            3
        Dries MERTENS                     9- 2-2011   16-11-2014 *    35            7
        Luc MILLECAMPS                   12- 9-1979    9-11-1983      35            0
        Léon SEMMELING                   20- 5-1961   18-11-1973      35            2
     82.Arnold BADJOU                    13- 4-1930   18- 5-1939    K 34            0
        Jean CAPELLE                     29- 3-1931   18- 5-1939      34           19
        Jean THISSEN                     10- 1-1968   26-10-1977      34            0
        Eric VAN MEIR                     6-10-1993   14- 6-2002      34            1
        Louis VERSYP                     27- 5-1928    8- 3-1936      34            8
     87.Filip DE WILDE                   23- 8-1989   19- 6-2000    K 33            0
        Nicolas DEWALQUE                 28-10-1967   27- 9-1975      33            0
        Raoul LAMBERT                    20- 4-1966   26-10-1977      33           18
        Martin LIPPENS                   31- 3-1957   25-12-1963      33            2
        Henri MEERT                      24-12-1944   31- 3-1957    K 33            0
        Jean PLASKIE                     22- 3-1964   26- 5-1971      33            0
        Rudi SMIDTS                       2- 9-1992   11-10-1997      33            1
        Jan VERHEYEN                     24- 3-1965   25- 4-1976      33            0
     95.Nicolas LOMBAERTS                11- 5-2006   16-11-2014 *    32            3
        Jacques STOCKMAN                 13- 4-1958   21- 5-1967      32           13
        Erwin VANDENDAELE                15-11-1970   26- 1-1977      32            1
        Patrick VERVOORT                 23- 4-1986   11- 9-1991      32            3
     99.Alexander CZERNIATYNSKI           9- 9-1981    2- 7-1994      31            7
        Marcel DRIES                     19- 4-1953   14- 6-1959      31            0
        Luis Airton OLIVEIRA-BARROSO     26- 2-1992   30- 3-1999      31            7
        Emile STIJNEN                      1- 5-1932   18- 5-1939      31            1
        Jelle VAN DAMME                  29- 4-2003   14- 8-2013 *    31            0
    104.Kevin DE BRUYNE                  11- 8-2010   16-11-2014 *    30            8
        Stijn STIJNEN                      11- 5-2006   12- 8-2009    K 30            0
    
    *  still active
    K  goal keeper
    
    

    Goalscoring for Belgium National Team

    
        Name                                First       Last         Goals        Caps
    
      1.Bernard VOORHOOF                 15- 4-1928   21- 4-1940      30           61
        Paul VAN HIMST                   19-10-1960    7-12-1974      30           81
      3.Marc WILMOTS                     26- 5-1990   17- 6-2002      28           70
      4.Joseph MERMANS                   15-12-1945    3- 6-1956      27           56
      5.Robert DE VEEN                   22- 4-1906    1- 5-1913      26           23
        Raymond BRAINE                   15- 3-1925   27- 9-1939      26           54
      7.Wesley SONCK                      2- 6-2001    3- 3-2010 *    24           55
      8.Marc DEGRYSE                      5- 9-1984   14-12-1996      23           63
        Jan CEULEMANS                    26- 3-1977   27- 2-1991      23           96
     10.Rik COPPENS                      13- 3-1949    4-10-1959      21           47
     11.Léopold ANOUL                     4- 5-1947   26- 9-1954      20           48
        Erwin VANDENBERGH                19-12-1979   27- 3-1991      20           48
     13.Jean CAPELLE                     29- 3-1931   18- 5-1939      19           34
        Emile Lokonda MPENZA             11- 2-1998   14-10-2009      19           57
     15.Raoul LAMBERT                    20- 4-1966   26-10-1977      18           33
        Vincenzo SCIFO                    6- 6-1984   25- 6-1998      18           84
     17.Paul VANDENBERG                  31- 3-1957    8-10-1967      16           38
     18.Johan DEVRINDT                   30- 9-1964   27- 9-1975      15           23
     19.Victor LEMBERECHTS               13- 5-1945   16- 1-1955      14           42
        François VAN DER ELST            31-10-1973    9-11-1983      14           44
     21.Jacques STOCKMAN                 13- 4-1958   21- 5-1967      13           32
        Bart GOOR                         3- 2-1999   20- 8-2008 *    13           78
     23.Nicolas CLAESEN                  12-10-1983   26- 6-1990      12           36
     24.Henri LARNOE                     31- 8-1920    3- 5-1925      11           22
        Romelu LUKAKU                     3- 3-2010   12-11-2014 *    11           37
     26.Fernand NISOT                    30- 4-1911   29- 8-1920      10           14
        Odilon POLLEUNIS                  7- 4-1968   27- 9-1975      10           22
        Gert VERHEYEN                    12-10-1994   17- 6-2002      10           50
        Luc NILIS                        26- 3-1988   19- 6-2000      10           56
        Daniel VAN BUYTEN                28- 2-2001    5- 7-2014 *    10           85
    
    

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    Last updated: 27 Nov 2014

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