Franky Van der Elst

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Birthday
30, 1961
Birthplace
Belgium
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
30, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
Belgium

About

Defensive midfielder who was considered one of the best Belgians to ever play the sport. He earned 86 caps with Belgium between 1982 and 1998, appearing in four straight World Cup tournaments.

Before Fame

He began his career with Racing White Daring Molenbeek (RWDM), where he earned a reputation for outstanding defensive positioning.

Trivia

He spent his club career with Molenbeek and Club Brugge, making 462 appearances for the latter.

Family Life

He grew up in Ninove, Belgium.

Associated With

He made his final start for Belgium's national team in 1998, 8 years before Thomas Vermaelen would join the team.