Jan CEULEMANS | 1980-1986

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Jan CEULEMANS | 1980-1986

Postby cutthroat » 2009 Oct 02, 17:21

Jan Anna Gumaar Ceulemans

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Club: Club Brugge
Number: 11
Position: AM*, CMF, SMF, SS, CF
Nationality: Belgian _bel
Age: 23-29 (02/28/1957)

Foot: L
Side: B

Height: 191
Weight: 81

Attack: 83
Defence: 62
Balance: 89
Stamina: 91
Top Speed: 85
Acceleration: 79
Response: 88
Agility: 82
Dribble Accuracy: 85
Dribble Speed: 85
Short Pass Accuracy: 85
Short Pass Speed: 83
Long Pass Acc.: 83
Long Pass Speed: 81
Shot Accuracy: 79
Shot Power: 86
Shot Technique: 83
Free Kick Accuracy: 89
Curling: 86
Header: 90
Jump: 83
Technique: 85
Aggression: 83
Mentality: 96
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 94
Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot frequency: 6
Consistency: 7

SPECIAL ABILITIES:

*Dribbling
*Positioning
*Passing
*Middle Shooting
*Penalties
*1-Touch

Jan Ceulemans, born in Lierse, is regarded as one of the best players in Europe of his generation. Having started with his local club, he moved to Club Bruges in 1978 where he stayed for thirteen years until he retired. In the meantime he won three league championships and was voted Belgian Player of the Year three times as well.

He made his debut for the national team in 1977 and three years later he was impressive when Belgium came runners-up to West Germany in the European Championship. Ceulemans was a workhorse and his tireless running in midfield combined with his long legs made him able to cover lots of ground. He could run fast with the ball at his feet and was good in the air as well. He was very skillful despite being tall (6’3”/191cm) and scored many goals after beating a man or two.

Belgium reached the second phase in the World Cup of 1982 and Ceulemans is remembered by many for running 80 yards with the ball before passing to a teammate who scored against Hungary in the first round. However, it was not until four years later in Mexico that Jan really shone on soccer’s greatest stage. He captained Belgium to the semifinals where Maradona and Argentina proved to be too strong. Ceulemans had a great tournament and scored three goals. His diving header in the quarterfinal against Spain was a beauty.

At 33, he appeared in his third and last World Cup in Italy in 1990. Neither Jan or the Belgian team reached the level of 1986, but their exit could have been easier to deal with than David Platt’s 119th minute extra-time winner in the second round match against England. Ceulemans said farewell to the national team and retired from professional soccer the following year having won a Belgian record of 96 caps.

If i got to pick just one player to be the captain and leader of my midfield it would be Jan

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Re: Jan Ceulemans 1980-86

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Re: Jan Ceulemans 1980-86

Postby brondbylove » 2009 Oct 02, 18:11

Brilliant player. Thanks for this post though I may suspect he is a tad overrated. Besides, I believe he also could play a mean Centre Forward as well as Support Striker.
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Re: Jan Ceulemans 1980-86

Postby electric_trigger » 2009 Oct 02, 19:12

Excellent player thanks ;)
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Re: Jan Ceulemans 1980-86

Postby Plava Čigra » 2009 Oct 02, 19:13

Two height and weight data:

http://www.footballdatabase.eu/football ... 95.en.html (191 cm and 84 kg)

http://www.worldfootball.net/spieler_pr ... ceulemans/ (188 cm and 81 kg)


Also I agree with brondylove about positions. Definitely SS and CF as secondary positions.
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Re: Jan CEULEMANS | 1980-86

Postby Il Codino » 2009 Oct 29, 02:11

A few of suggestions:

**First Post with a couple of tweaks** ;)
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Re: Jan CEULEMANS | 1980-86

Postby brondbylove » 2009 Oct 31, 09:46

I agree with those stats.
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Re: Jan CEULEMANS | 1980-1986

Postby Brezza » 2009 Nov 16, 21:01

Updated ;)
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Re: Jan CEULEMANS | 1980-1986

Postby cutthroat » 2009 Nov 17, 18:19

i don't agree with 79 SA!?!?! he scored over 190 goals as a Midfielder i think he deserves better than that
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Re: Jan CEULEMANS | 1980-1986

Postby Il Codino » 2009 Nov 17, 18:43

cutthroat wrote:i don't agree with 79 SA!?!?! he scored over 190 goals as a Midfielder i think he deserves better than that


Most of his goals were from headers (was a great header) or long distance shots. His shooting stats are very good for a midfielder of his class IMO.
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Re: Jan CEULEMANS | 1980-1986

Postby frontrunner » 2011 Mar 11, 21:36

This guy was a human tank (to me balance at least orange figures, 90-92) , almost impossible to get him down. And he was a tank who definitely could play football. But what he basically relied on was physical ability, mentality and football intelligence. TECH 88 is just too much, solid technique but he was never known for his deft first touches. He just wasn't a technically refined player. According to his current stat he would be above( more or less) contemporaries like Keegan and Rummenigge, which I don't find realistic. I think 85 would suit him well.
The same goes for DA, he was more of a combining player with clever passes (and a more than decent finisher as well) than a dribbler.
He could keep the ball very well also because of his physique, but he wasn't the type of player that took on defenders and glide past them. I'd say DA 88> 84 and DS 85> 82.
He had some pace when he got going but was rather slow off the blocks, ACC 81>79, TS I think can stay the same (at least representative for his early days).
Just some tweaks, other stats are pretty accurate and I still think his mentality and team work can't be rated high enough, he really was the inspirational figure in the '80-'90 Belgium football successes.
(PS he preferred the right foot)

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