|Hugo Broos Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||April 10, 1952|
Hugo Broos is a Belgian professional soccer manager and former professional soccer player who has coached/managed several clubs around the world – R.W.D. Molenbeek (1988–1991), Club Brugge KV (1991-1997), R.E. Mouscron (1997-2002), R.S.C. Anderlecht (2003–2005), K.R.C. Genk (2005-2008), S.V. Zulte Waregem (2010-2011), and K.V. Oostende (caretaker coach) (2019) in Belgium; Panserraikos F.C. in Greece (2008-2009); Trabzonspor (2009-2010) in Turkey; Al Jazira FC (assistant coach) (2011-2012) in the United Arab Emirates; and JS Kabylie (2014) and NA Hussein Dey (2014-2015) in Algeria. During his coaching career, he was named the ‘Belgian Professional Manager of the Year’ 4 times (1991–92, 1995–96, 2003–04, 2006–07). He has also coached the senior national teams of Cameroon (2016-2017) and South Africa (2021-Present), winning the Africa Cup of Nations title in 2017 with the former. His playing career was spent entirely in Belgium with the top-flight clubs R.S.C. Anderlecht (1970–1983) and Club Brugge KV (1983–1988), both clubs that he would go on to manage/coach. At the international level, he had represented Belgium between 1974 and 1986, signing off by helping the team achieve a fairytale 4th-place finish at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He had retired from competitive soccer in 1988.
Hugo Henri Broos
Humbeek, Grimbergen, Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Professional Soccer Manager, Professional Soccer Player (Retired)
- 3, 19 – Belgium
- 14, 3, 5, 13 – R.S.C. Anderlecht
- 4 – Club Brugge KV
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Belgian descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, center-parted hair
- Clean-shaven look
Hugo Broos Facts
- During his managerial career, Hugo had led R.W.D. Molenbeek to the Belgian Second Division title in the 1989–90 season and R.S.C. Anderlecht to the Belgian First Division title in the 2003-04 season.
- Between these triumphs, he had coached Club Brugge KV to the Belgian First Division title twice (1991–92, 1995–96), the Belgian Cup twice (1994–95, 1995–96), and the Belgian Supercup 4 times (1991, 1992, 1994, 1996).
- He had an illustrious player as well representing the last 2 of those clubs throughout his career with distinction. With R.S.C. Anderlecht, he had won the Belgian First Division title thrice (1971–72, 1973–74, 1980–81), the Belgian Cup 4 times (1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76), the Belgian League Cup twice (1973, 1974), the European Cup Winners’ Cup twice (1975–76, 1977–78), the European Super Cup twice (1976, 1978), and the UEFA Cup (1982–83).
- With the club, he had also clinched the Amsterdam Tournament (1976), a pre-season competition inaugurated in 1975 to celebrate 700 years of the history of the city; the Tournoi de Paris (1977), a pre-season invitational competition founded in 1957 by Racing Club de France Football to celebrate their 25th anniversary; and the Jules Pappaert Cup (1977, 1983), awarded annually to a club in the first, second or third division of the Belgian Pro League with the longest uninterrupted series of unbeaten games.
- In 1978, he was honored with the ‘Belgian National Sports Merit Award’, an annual award handed out to a Belgian sportsperson/team for exceptional merit. An individual sportsperson can only win the award once during his/her career, making this one of the most prestigious awards in Belgian sport.
- With Club Brugge KV, he had won the Belgian First Division title in the 1987–88 season, the Belgian Cup in the 1985–86 season, and the Belgian Supercup in 1986. He had also won the Bruges Matins trophy in 1984, an annual friendly tournament organized by Club Brugge KV.
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