Paul Van Himst - Goals in International Matches


The outstanding Belgian player scored 30 goals in 81 international matches for his National Team. He held the Belgian caps record from June 14, 1972 (when he equalled the total of Vic Mees) until August 23, 1989 (when his total was surpassed by Jan Ceulemans). He holds the Belgian record of goals since June 17, 1972 (when he equalled the total of Bernard Voorhoof). All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:  2-10-1943 in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
Country:  Belgium    
Caps: 81 (W44-D11-L26- GF142-GA88 - %61.11)    
Goals: 30 (% 0.39 per match)    
Age First Cap: 17 yr  17 d  19-10-1960 vs. Sweden 0-2
Age Last Cap:  31 yr  66 d   7-12-1974 vs. East Germany 0-0    
National Team Career: 14 yr  49 d 

Cap  Goals        Date          Venue           Opponent       Score    Competition  
 1              19-10-60        Solna           Sweden          0-2     World Cup Qualifier  
 2   1   1      30-10-60        Brussel         Hungary         2-1  
 3   1   2      20-11-60        Brussel         Switzerland     2-4     World Cup Qualifier  
 4       2       8- 3-61        Frankfurt/Main  West Germany    0-1  
 5   1   3      22- 3-61        Rotterdam       Netherlands     2-6   
 6       3       4-10-61        Brussel         Sweden          0-2     World Cup Qualifier  
 7       3      18-10-61        Brussel         France          3-0  
 8   1   4      12-11-61        Amsterdam       Netherlands     4-0  
 9   2   6      24-12-61        Brussel         Bulgaria        4-0   
10       6       1- 4-62        Antwerpen       Netherlands     3-1  
11   1   7      13- 5-62        Brussel         Italy           1-3  
12       7      17- 5-62        Lisboa          Portugal        2-1  
13       7      23- 5-62        Warszawa        Poland          0-2  
14   1   8      14-10-62        Antwerpen       Netherlands     2-0   
15       8       4-11-62        Beograd         Yugoslavia      2-3     European Champ. Qual.  
16       8       2-12-62        Brussel         Spain           1-1  
17       8       3- 3-63        Rotterdam       Netherlands     1-0  
18       8      31- 3-63        Brussel         Yugoslavia      0-1     European Champ. Qual.  
19   1   9      24- 4-63        Brussel         Brazil          5-1  
20       9      20-10-63        Amsterdam       Netherlands     1-1       
21       9       1-12-63        Valencia        Spain           2-1  
22   2  11      25-12-63        Paris           France          2-1  
23      11      22- 3-64        Antwerpen       Netherlands     0-0  
24      11      15- 4-64        Genève          Switzerland     0-2   
25      11       3- 5-64        Brussel         Portugal        1-2  
26      11      30- 9-64        Antwerpen       Netherlands     1-0  
27   1  12      21-10-64        London          England         2-2  
28   1  13       2-12-64        Brussel         France          3-0  
29      13      24- 3-65        Dublin          Ireland         2-0  
30      13       7- 4-65        Brussel         Poland          0-0  
31      13       9- 5-65        Brussel         Israel          1-0     World Cup Qualifier  
32      13      26- 9-65        Sofia           Bulgaria        0-3     World Cup Qualifier  
33   2  15      27-10-65        Brussel         Bulgaria        5-0     World Cup Qualifier  
34   3  18      10-11-65        Ramat-Gan       Israel          5-0     World Cup Qualifier  
35      18      29-12-65        Firenze         Bulgaria        1-2 [a] World Cup Qualifier  
36      18      17- 4-66        Rotterdam       Netherlands     1-3  
37      18      20- 4-66        Paris           France          3-0  
38      18      22- 5-66        Brussel         Soviet Union    0-1  
39   1  19      25- 5-66        Liège           Ireland         2-3  
40   2  21      11-11-66        Brussel         France          2-1     European Champ. Qual.  
41   2  23      19- 3-67        Luxembourg      Luxembourg      5-0     European Champ. Qual.  
42      23      16- 4-67        Antwerpen       Netherlands     1-0  
43      23      21- 5-67        Chorzów         Poland          1-3     European Champ. Qual.  
44      23       8-10-67        Brussel         Poland          2-4     European Champ. Qual.  
45      23       6- 3-68        Brussel         West Germany    1-3  
46      23       7- 4-68        Amsterdam       Netherlands     2-1  
47      23      19- 6-68        Helsinki        Finland         2-1     World Cup Qualifier  
48      23       9-10-68        Waregem         Finland         6-1     World Cup Qualifier  
49      23      16-10-68        Brussel         Yugoslavia      3-0     World Cup Qualifier      
50      23      23- 2-69        Liège           Spain           2-1     World Cup Qualifier  
51   1  24      16- 4-69        Brussel         Mexico          2-0   
52      24      19-10-69        Skopje          Yugoslavia      0-4     World Cup Qualifier  
53      24      25- 2-70        Brussel         England         1-3  
54      24       3- 6-70        Cd. de México   El Salvador     3-0     World Cup  
55      24       6- 6-70        Cd. de México   Soviet Union    1-4     World Cup  
56      24      11- 6-70        Cd. de México   Mexico          0-1     World Cup  
57   2  26       3- 2-71        Glasgow         Scotland        3-0     European Champ. Qual.  
58      26      17- 2-71        Brussel         Portugal        3-0     European Champ. Qual.  
59   1  27      20- 5-71        Luxembourg      Luxembourg      4-0  
60      27      26- 5-71        København       Denmark         2-1     European Champ. Qual.  
61      27       7-11-71        Verviers        Luxembourg      1-0  
62      27      10-11-71        Aberdeen        Scotland        0-1     European Champ. Qual.  
63      27      21-11-71        Lisboa          Portugal        1-1     European Champ. Qual.  
64      27      29- 4-72        Milano          Italy           0-0     European Champ. Qual. (quarter finals)  
65   1  28      13- 5-72        Brussel         Italy           2-1     European Champ. Qual. (quarter finals)  
66   1  29      18- 5-72        Liege           Iceland         4-0     World Cup Qualifier  
67      29      22- 5-72        Brugge          Iceland         4-0 [b] World Cup Qualifier  
68      29      14- 6-72        Antwerpen       West Germany    1-2     European Championship  
69   1  30      17- 6-72        Liège           Hungary         2-1     European Championship  
70      30       4-10-72        Oslo            Norway          2-0     World Cup Qualifier  
71      30      19-11-72        Antwerpen       Netherlands     0-0     World Cup Qualifer  
72      30      18- 4-73        Brussel         East Germany    3-0  
73      30      31-10-73        Brussel         Norway          2-0     World Cup Qualifier  
74      30      18-11-73        Amsterdam       Netherlands     0-0     World Cup Qualifier  
75      30      13- 3-74        Berlin          East Germany    0-1  
76      30      17- 4-74        Liège           Poland          1-1  
77      30       1- 5-74        Genève          Switzerland     1-0  
78      30       1- 6-74        Brugge          Scotland        2-1  
79      30       8- 9-74        Reykjavík       Iceland         2-0     European Champ. Qual.  
80      30      12-10-74        Brussel         France          2-1     European Champ. Qual.  
81      30       7-12-74        Leipzig         East Germany    0-0     European Champ. Qual.  
 
Note:  
[a] third play-off game on neutral ground  
[b] both federations agreed to play second game in Belgium  
 
Total Record  
 
Matches Won   Draw     Lost     For-Against  Points  Percentage  
          
81      44     11       26      142- 88       99        61.11  
   
30 Goals in 81 Matches (% 0.39 per match)  
 
Types of             Matches and Goals  
 
Friendlies             41        15  
World Cup               3         0
World Cup Qualifier    19         7  
European Championship   2         1  
European Champ. Qual.  16         7  
 
Total goals:           81        30 



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