Koen Daerden

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Koen Daerden
Personal information
Full name Koen Daerden
Date of birth (1982-03-08) 8 March 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Tongeren, Belgium
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Racing Genk (head of youth)
Youth career
K.V.'s Herenelderen FC
KSK Tongeren
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Racing Genk 162 (24)
2006–2010 Club Brugge 47 (16)
2010–2012 Standard Liège 26 (10)
2011–2012Sint-Truiden (loan) 19 (1)
2013 MVV Maastricht 11 (1)
National team
2000–2001 Belgium U18 9 (3)
2001–2003 Belgium U21 8 (3)
2002–2007 Belgium 10 (3)
Teams managed
2014–2015 MVV Maastricht (assistant)[1]
2014–2015 Racing Genk (youth)[2]
2015– Racing Genk (head of youth)[3]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Koen Daerden (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkun ˈdaːr.də(n)]) (born 8 March 1982) is a Belgian former football player and current coach, who currently works as sporting director for the youth or head of the youth department at Racing Genk.


Daerden was born in Tongeren. Before he signed a one-year contract with Club Brugge in June 2006, he was captain of his former club, K.R.C. Genk. It was rumoured that Brugge had paid a transfer fee of 4,000,000 for the left winger. On 15 January 2010, Standard Liege signed the midfielder from Club Brugge until June 2013.[4] However, after a loan spell at Sint-Truiden, he was released in the summer of 2013 due to a lack of play time. After being on trial with Dutch side Willem II in the summer of 2013, Daerden eventually signed with Dutch Eerste Divisie side MVV Maastricht. On the last day of 2013, Daerden decided to retire from professional football as a result of sustained injuries.

International career[edit]

Daerden also played 10 times for the Belgian national team.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 March 2005 Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 – 1 Won 2006 World Cup Qualification
2 7 September 2005 Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp  San Marino 8 – 0 Won 2006 World Cup Qualification
3 7 September 2005 Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp  San Marino 8 – 0 Won 2006 World Cup Qualification

Personal life[edit]

Daeden and his girlfriend Lisbeth became parents for the first time on 2 November 2006 of twin boys Sander and Brian. Koen is the son of ex-footballer Jos Daerden. Koen has one younger brother, born 1986.


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