Frédéric Herpoel

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Frédéric Herpoel
Personal information
Full name Frédéric Herpoel
Date of birth (1974-08-16) 16 August 1974 (age 44)
Place of birth Mons, Belgium
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1988–1993 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Anderlecht 4 (0)
1997–2007 Gent 328 (2)
2007–2010 Mons 50 (0)
Total 382 (2)
National team
1994–1995 Belgium U-21 11 (0)
1999–2004 Belgium 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frédéric Herpoel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfreː.də.rɪk ˈɦɛr.pul]) (born 16 August 1974 in Mons) is a Belgian former football goalkeeper. At the age of 7 he began to play for S.C. Havré and then moved to Anderlecht in 1988 where he played in the youth team. Between 1993 (his arrival in the senior squad) and 1997, Herpoel only played 4 Jupiler League games for the Brussels side, he was then signed by Gent in 1997 and played regularly for them for over a decade, before joining Mons. Herpoel was selected 39 times for Belgium but he gathered only 7 caps, he was in the team for the Euro 2000 as third goalie and the 2002 World Cup as second goalie. He was the second choice after Geert De Vlieger when Robert Waseige was the national team manager, and later after Silvio Proto when Aimé Anthuenis coached the national team, whereupon he decided to quit the national team in 2005, disappointed not to be chosen as the first choice goalkeeper.