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National football team player Rik Coppens

Name of footballerBornDied
Henri François Louis "Rik" Coppens29.04.193005.02.2015

National team appearances of Rik Coppens

PeriodTeam / Clubs of footballerCapsCapt.Sub. inSub. offGoalsPen.Goals/Caps
13.03.1949 - 04.10.19594742120.447
Total:4742120.447
13.03.1949 - 04.10.1959Royal Beerschot A.C., Antwerpen4742120.447
Player stats by competition
CompetitionPlayedCapt.GoalsPen.Goals/Caps
World Cup qualifiers (QW)5611.200
World Cup final tournament (WC)210.500
Friendly matches and other tournaments 4041410.350
Total: 4742120.447
Player stats by year
Year19491950195119521953195419551956195719581959
Caps24169951424
Goals10025710221

Record of all international matches played by Rik Coppens

Nr.DateVenueComp.Result
as player of Royal Beerschot A.C., Antwerpen:
1. 13.03.1949 AmsterdamFriendly
Netherlands
3:3
Belgium
2. 23.11.1949 CardiffFriendly
Wales
5:1
Belgium
goal
3. 16.04.1950 Deurne → AntwerpFriendly
Belgium
2:0
Netherlands
4. 10.05.1950 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
5:1
Rep. of Ireland
5. 04.06.1950 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
4:1
France
6. 01.11.1950 ColombesFriendly
France
3:3
Belgium
7. 20.05.1951 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
0:5
Scotland
8. 24.02.1952 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
2:0
Italy
9. 23.03.1952 ViennaFriendly
Austria
2:0
Belgium
10. 06.04.1952 Deurne → AntwerpFriendly
Belgium
4:2
Netherlands
goal
11. 22.05.1952 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
1:2
France
12. 26.11.1952 Wembley → LondonFriendly
England
5:0
Belgium
13. 25.12.1952 ColombesFriendly
France
0:1
Belgium
14. 19.03.1953 BarcelonaFriendly
Spain
3:1
Belgium
15. 19.04.1953 AmsterdamFriendly
Netherlands
0:2
Belgium
goal
16. 14.05.1953 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
1:3
Yugoslavia
17. 25.05.1953 HelsinkiQW-5
Finland
2:4
Belgium
goal
18. 28.05.1953 SolnaQW-5
Sweden
2:3
Belgium
19. 23.09.1953 BrusselsQW-5
Belgium
2:2
Finland
20. 08.10.1953 BrusselsQW-5
Belgium
2:0
Sweden
goal
21. 25.10.1953 RotterdamFriendly
Netherlands
1:0
Belgium
22. 22.11.1953 ZurichFriendly
Switzerland
2:2
Belgium
23. 14.03.1954 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
0:0
Portugal
24. 04.04.1954 Deurne → AntwerpFriendly
Belgium
4:0
Netherlands
goal
25. 09.05.1954 ZagrebFriendly
Yugoslavia
0:2
Belgium
goal
26. 30.05.1954 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
3:3
France
27. 17.06.1954 BaselWC-5
Belgium
4:4
England
goal
28. 20.06.1954 LuganoWC-5
Belgium
1:4
Italy
29. 26.09.1954 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
2:0
West Germany
goal
30. 24.10.1954 Deurne → AntwerpFriendly
Belgium
4:3
Netherlands
goal
31. 11.11.1954 ColombesFriendly
France
2:2
Belgium
32. 16.01.1955 BariFriendly
Italy
1:0
Belgium
33. 03.04.1955 AmsterdamFriendly
Netherlands
1:0
Belgium
34. 25.09.1955 PragueFriendly
Czechoslovakia
5:2
Belgium
1(1p.)хgoal
35. 28.09.1955 BucharestFriendly
Romania
1:0
Belgium
36. 16.10.1955 RotterdamFriendly
Netherlands
2:2
Belgium
37. 23.12.1956 CologneFriendly
West Germany
4:1
Belgium
38. 28.04.1957 AmsterdamFriendly
Netherlands
1:1
Belgium
39. 26.05.1957 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
1:0
Romania
40. 05.06.1957 BrusselsQW-6
Belgium
8:3
Iceland
2(1p.)хgoal
41. 17.11.1957 RotterdamFriendly
Netherlands
5:2
Belgium
42. 02.03.1958 BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
0:2
West Germany
43. 13.04.1958 Deurne → AntwerpFriendly
Belgium
2:7
Netherlands
goal
44.
captain
19.04.1959
AmsterdamFriendly
Netherlands
2:2
Belgium
45.
captain
24.05.1959
BrusselsFriendly
Belgium
0:2
Austria
46.
captain
14.06.1959
ViennaFriendly
Austria
4:2
Belgium
goal
47.
captain
04.10.1959
RotterdamFriendly
Netherlands
9:1
Belgium
Comments

Zsorzsinju - posted 11.05.2013 23:01:51

Good name:
Henri ’Rik’ François Coppens (link: )

fast midfielder - posted 26.05.2014 16:15:40

His official name is Henri Coppens, but in Belgium (and Netherlands) he is rather nemed Rik Coppens. (link: )

fast midfielder - posted 26.05.2014 16:21:56

’Coppens staat ook bekend om de uitvinding van de strafschop in drieën. Tijdens een voorronde wedstrijd in 1957 tegen IJsland, stond België 4-0 voor op het moment dat Rik Coppens een strafschop moest nemen. In een reflex kreeg hij de ingeving om de bal niet rechtstreeks te schieten, maar te passen naar zijn ploegmaat André Piters. Deze passte op zijn beurt de bal terug naar Coppens, waarop deze de bal in het lege doel kon schieten.’

Coppens is known as the inventor of the penalty kick in three parts. When leading 4-0 against Iceland in a World Cup qualifying match against Iceland, in 1957, in a reflex he got the idea not to shoot the ball in goal immediately but to pass the ball to his team mate André Piters who returned the ball to Coppens, so he could shoot the ball into the empty goal. (link: )

Zsorzsinju - posted 07.08.2014 07:01:31

Full name:
Henri François Louis ’Rik’ Coppens (link: )

sigi - posted 05.02.2015 14:26:54

Rik Coppens died 05/02/2015, R.I.P. Rik. (link: )
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