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Netherlands vs Belgium match report

Date, kick-off time:
Wednesday, 20 November 1985, 20:00 (UTC+1:00)
National teams, score:
Netherlands
2-1
Belgium
Competition:
Referee:
George Courtney, Spennymoor /
England
Attendance, venue:
48 962, Stadion de Kuip (Feijenoord), Rotterdam
Goals:
1-0 (60') Peter Houtman, 2-0 (71') Rob de Wit, 2-1 (84') Georges Grün
Netherlands football team line-up in match Nr.427
Managed by head coach Leo Beenhakker
Player
Caps
Age
Club
20
29
PSV, Eindhoven
36
30
Feyenoord, Rotterdam
14
31
AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
23
29
1. FC Köln, Köln
46' John van Loen  
1
20
FC Utrecht, Utrecht
8
28
FC Groningen, Groningen
14
26
PSV, Eindhoven
16
23
AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
20
23
PSV, Eindhoven
19
29
Feyenoord, Rotterdam
80' Sonny Silooy  
4
22
AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
8
28
FC Groningen, Groningen
5
22
AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
Belgium football team line-up in match Nr.451
Managed by head coach Guy Thys
Player
Caps
Age
Club
50
31
FC Bayern, München
53
31
PSV, Eindhoven
19
33
Club Brugge KV, Brugge
6
24
Club Brugge KV, Brugge
75' Danny Veyt  
1
28
KSV Waregem, Waregem
15
27
KAA Gent, Gent
45
29
RSC Anderlecht, Anderlecht
4
23
Club Brugge KV, Brugge
47' Georges Grün  
12
23
RSC Anderlecht, Anderlecht
11
29
K Waterschei SV THOR Genk, Genk
1
26
KSV Waregem, Waregem
54
28
Club Brugge KV, Brugge
46
32
RSC Anderlecht, Anderlecht
Historical data sources
Gazet van Anwerpen (Antwerp), №271, 21 Nov 1985; Concentra online archief
Algemeen Dagblad (Rotterdam), №176, 21 Nov 1985; Delpher
Het Parool (Amsterdam), №12499, 21 Nov 1985; Delpher
Trouw (Meppel), №12620, 21 Nov 1985; Delpher
De Volkskrant ('s-Hertogenbosch), №18627, 21 Nov 1985; Delpher
Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (Groningen), №275, 21 Nov 1985; Delpher
Limburgsch dagblad (Heerlen), №275, 21 Nov 1985; Delpher
De Telegraaf (Amsterdam), №30449, 21 Nov 1985; Delpher
Comments

db - posted on 18 May 2012 at 16:26:57

Netherlands national football team (link: )

db - posted on 9 May 2013 at 15:42:23

Photo of captains (link: )

piero - posted on 29 August 2015 at 08:00:04

Netherlands team (photo on post by db):
Ben Wijnstekers, Peter Houtman, Ruud Gullit, Ronald Spelbos, Frank Rijkaard, Hans van Breukelen.
Rob de Wit, Adri van Tiggelen, Michel van de Korput, Simon Tahamata, Michel Valke.

pasaru - posted on 8 December 2016 at 15:13:10

The Netherlands - Belgium 2 / 1 (World Cup 86 Qualifier: Nov / 20 / 1985)
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pasaru - posted on 8 December 2016 at 16:43:12

1986 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers - Netherlands v. Belgium
20.11.1985
de Kuip, Rotterdam
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Outcaster - posted on 15 May 2022 at 20:21:11

Att.: 48 962 (link: )

dudd - posted on 21 May 2023 at 20:14:44

1985 (November 20) Holland 2-Belgium 1 (World Cup Qualifier).avi
November 20, 1985
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dudd - posted on 21 May 2023 at 20:15:28

Full video

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dudd - posted on 19 October 2023 at 21:19:37

Full video
1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification - Netherlands v. Belgium
20.11.1985
De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Netherlands vs Belgium post-match head-to-head
WP
56.5
P
115
W
53
D
24
L
38
GF
262
GA
203
GF/P
2.278
GA/P
1.765
Av attendance
38 981
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Match stats
Netherlands:
players - 13 (from 6 clubs)
goals - 2 (penalties - 0, hat-tricks - 0)
average age - 26.468 (born 1954-1965)
average caps - 14.462
cautions - 0, expulsions - 0
Belgium:
players - 13 (from 7 clubs)
goals - 1 (penalties - 0, hat-tricks - 0)
average age - 28.634 (born 1952-1962)
average caps - 24.385
cautions - 0, expulsions - 0
Netherlands national team matches
Previous match:
1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Belgium vs Netherlands 1-0
Anderlecht, Wednesday 16 October 1985
Next match:
Friendly International
East Germany vs Netherlands 0-1
Leipzig, Wednesday 12 March 1986
Belgium national team matches
Previous match:
1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Belgium vs Netherlands 1-0
Anderlecht, Wednesday 16 October 1985
Next match:
Friendly International
Spain vs Belgium 3-0
Elche, Wednesday 19 February 1986
Top Netherlands goal scorers
1. Faas Wilkes (1946 - 1961) - 35 goals
2. Abe Lenstra (1940 - 1959) - 33 goals
3. Johan Cruijff (1966 - 1977) - 33 goals
... Peter Houtman (1983 - 1985) - 7 goals
... Rob de Wit (1985) - 3 goals
(correct as of November 20, 1985)
Top Belgium goal scorers
1. Bernard Voorhoof (1928 - 1940) - 30 goals
2. Paul Van Himst (1960 - 1972) - 30 goals
3. Jef Mermans (1947 - 1956) - 28 goals
4. Raymond Braine (1925 - 1939) - 26 goals
5. Robert De Veen (1906 - 1913) - 26 goals
... Georges Grün (1984 - 1985) - 2 goals
(correct as of November 20, 1985)
Brief match report
Wed. 20 Nov 1985
Stadion de Kuip (Feijenoord), Rotterdam
Netherlands 2-1 Belgium
Goals: Houtman 60, de Wit 71, Grün 84

Netherlands: van Breukelen, Wijnstekers (c), Spelbos, van de Korput (van Loen 46), van Tiggelen, Valke, Rijkaard, Gullit, Tahamata (Silooy 80), Houtman, de Wit. Managed by Beenhakker.

Belgium: Pfaff, Gerets, Broos, Van der Elst (Veyt 75), De Wolf, Vercauteren, Van Der Elst (Grün 47), Clijsters, Desmet, Ceulemans (c), Vandereycken. Managed by Thys.

Att: 48 962,
Ref: Courtney (England)

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