Jan Ceulemans - International Appearances


The outstanding Belgian player obtained 96 international caps with his National Team. He holds the Belgian caps record since June 8, 1989 (when he equalled the total of Paul Van Himst). All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:	28- 2-1957 in Lier
Country:  Belgium
Caps:	96	(W44-D23-L29 - GF139-GA103 - %57.81)
Goals:	23
Age First Cap:	 20 yr  26 d	26- 3-1977 vs. Netherlands 0-2
Age Last Cap:	 33 yr 364 d	27- 2-1991 vs. Luxembourg 3-0
National Team Career: 13 yr 338 d


Caps   Date     Venue           Opponent       Score    Competition
  1   26- 3-77	Antwerpen	Netherlands	0-2	World Cup Qualifier
  2    3- 9-77	Brussel 	Iceland 	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
  3   16-11-77	Belfast 	North. Ireland	0-3	World Cup Qualifier
  4   11-10-78	Lisboa  	Portugal	1-1	European Ch. Qual.
  5   15-11-78	Tel Aviv	Israel  	0-1
  6   12- 9-79	Oslo    	Norway  	2-1	European Ch. Qual.
  7   26- 9-79	Rotterdam	Netherlands	0-1
  8   17-10-79	Brussel 	Portugal	2-0	European Ch. Qual.
  9   21-11-79	Brussel 	Scotland	2-0	European Ch. Qual.
 10   19-12-79	Glasgow 	Scotland	3-1	European Ch. Qual.
 11   27- 2-80	Brussel 	Luxembourg	5-0
 12   18- 3-80	Brussel 	Uruguay 	2-0
 13    2- 4-80	Brussel 	Poland  	2-1
 14    6- 6-80	Brussel 	Romania 	2-1
 15   12- 6-80	Torino  	England 	1-1	European Champ.
 16   15- 6-80	Milano  	Spain   	2-1	European Champ.
 17   18- 6-90	Roma    	Italy   	0-0	European Champ.
 18   22- 6-80	Roma    	West Germany	1-2	European Champ.
 19   15-10-80	Dublin  	Ireland 	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 20   19-11-80	Brussel 	Netherlands	1-0
 21   21-12-80	Nicosia 	Cyprus   	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
 22   18- 2-81	Brussel 	Cyprus  	3-2	World Cup Qualifier
 23   25- 3-81	Brussel 	Ireland 	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 24   29- 4-81	Paris   	France  	2-3	World Cup Qualifier
 25    9- 9-81	Brussel 	France  	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
 26   16-12-81	Valencia	Spain   	0-2
 27   28- 4-82	Brussel 	Bulgaria	2-1
 28   27- 5-82	København	Denmark 	0-1
 29   13- 6-82	Barcelona	Argentina	1-0	World Cup
 30   19- 6-82	Elche   	El Salvador	1-0	World Cup
 31   22- 6-82	Elche   	Hungary 	1-1	World Cup
 32   28- 6-82	Barcelona	Poland  	0-3	World Cup
 33    1- 7-82	Barcelona	Soviet Union	0-1	World Cup
 34   22- 9-82	München 	West Germany	0-0
 35    6-10-82	Brussel 	Switzerland	3-0	European Ch. Qual.
 36   15-12-82	Brussel 	Scotland	3-2	European Ch. Qual.
 37   30- 3-83	Leipzig 	East Germany	2-1	European Ch. Qual.
 38   27- 4-83	Brussel 	East Germany	2-1	European Ch. Qual.
 39   21- 9-83	Brussel 	Netherlands	1-1
 40   12-10-83	Glasgow 	Scotland	1-1	European Ch. Qual.
 41    9-11-83	Bern    	Switzerland	1-3	European Ch. Qual.
 42   29- 2-84	Brussel 	West Germany	0-1
 43    6- 6-84	Brussel 	Hungary 	2-2
 44   13- 6-84	Lens    	Yugoslavia	2-0	European Champ.
 45   16- 6-84	Nantes   	France  	0-5	European Champ.
 46   19- 6-84	Strasbourg	Denmark 	2-3	European Champ.
 47    5- 9-84	Brussel 	Argentina	0-2
 48   19-12-84	Athinai 	Greece  	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
 49   22-12-84	Tiranë  	Albania 	0-2	World Cup Qualifier
 50   27- 3-85	Brussel 	Greece  	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
 51    1- 5-85	Brussel 	Poland  	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
 52   11- 9-85	Chorzów 	Poland  	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
 53   16-10-85	Brussel  	Netherlands	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 54   20-11-85	Rotterdam	Netherlands	1-2	World Cup Qualifier
 55   23- 4-86	Brussel 	Bulgaria	2-0
 56   19- 5-86	Brussel 	Yugoslavia	1-0
 57    3- 6-86	Cdad. de México	Mexico  	1-2	World Cup
 58    6- 6-86	Toluca  	Iraq    	2-1	World Cup
 59   11- 6-86	Toluca   	Paraguay	2-2	World Cup
 60   15- 6-86	León    	Soviet Union	4-3	World Cup
 61   22- 6-86	Puebla  	Spain    	1-1 [1]	World Cup
 62   25- 6-86	Cdad. de México	Argentina	0-2	World Cup
 63   28- 6-86	Puebla  	France  	2-4	World Cup
 64   10- 9-86	Brussel 	Ireland 	2-2	European Ch. Qual.
 65   14-10-86	Luxembourg	Luxembourg	6-0	European Ch. Qual.
 66   19-11-86	Brussel 	Bulgaria	1-1	European Ch. Qual.
 67    4- 2-87	Braga   	Portugal	0-1
 68   29- 4-87	Dublin  	Ireland 	0-0	European Ch. Qual.
 69    9- 9-87	Rotterdam	Netherlands	0-0
 70   14-10-87	Glasgow 	Scotland	0-2	European Ch. Qual.
 71   11-11-87	Brussel 	Luxembourg	3-0	European Ch. Qual.
 72   19- 1-88	Tel Aviv	Israel  	3-2
 73   26- 3-88	Brussel 	Hungary 	3-0
 74    5- 6-88	Odense  	Denmark 	1-3
 75   12-10-88	Antwerpen	Brazil  	1-2
 76   19-10-88	Brussel 	Switzerland	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 77   15- 2-89	Lisboa  	Portugal	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 78   29- 4-89	Brussel 	Czechoslovakia	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 79   27- 5-89	Brussel 	Yugoslavia	1-0
 80    1- 6-89	Lille   	Luxembourg	5-0	World Cup Qualifier
 81    8- 6-89	Ottawa  	Canada   	2-0
 82   23- 8-89	Brugge  	Denmark 	3-0
 83    6- 9-89	Brussel 	Portugal	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
 84   11-10-89	Basel   	Switzerland	2-2	World Cup Qualifier
 85   25-10-89	Brussel  	Luxembourg	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 86   17- 1-90	Athinai 	Greece  	0-2
 87   21- 2-90	Brussel 	Sweden  	0-0
 88   26- 5-90	Brussel 	Romania 	2-2
 89   12- 6-90	Verona  	South Korea	2-0	World Cup
 90   17- 6-90	Verona  	Uruguay 	3-1	World Cup
 91   21- 6-90	Verona  	Spain   	1-2	World Cup
 92   26- 6-90	Bologna  	England 	0-1	World Cup
 93   12- 9-90	Brussel  	East Germany	0-2
 94   17-10-90	Cardiff  	Wales   	1-3     European Ch. Qual.
 95   12- 2-91	Terni   	Italy   	0-0
 96   27- 2-91	Brussel 	Luxembourg	3-0	European Ch. Qual.

[1] aet, 5-4 pen  

Total Record  

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    96    44   23   29  139- 103     111      57.81

Types of Matches
Friendlies             31      
World Cup Qualifiers   23
World Cup              16      
European Champ. Qual.  19
European Championship   7

Total                  96

Goals:

Cap  14     1 goal
Cap  15     1 goal
Cap  21     1 goal
Cap  22     1 goal
Cap  23     1 goal
Cap  24     1 goal
Cap  38     1 goal
Cap  43     2 goals
Cap  46     1 goal
Cap  60     1 goal
Cap  61     1 goal
Cap  63     1 goal
Cap  65     1 goal
Cap  71     1 goal
Cap  73     1 goal
Cap  74     1 goal
Cap  81     1 goal
Cap  82     2 goals
Cap  83     1 goal
Cap  90     1 goal
Cap  96     1 goal

Total:     23 goals


NB: the Belgian FA credit Ceulemans with 22 goals as they attribute his goal
    in his cap 74 against Denmark to Vincenzo Scifo

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