Leen Barth

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Leen Barth
Leen Barth (1972).jpg
Personal information
Full name Leendert Barth
Date of birth (1952-01-11) January 11, 1952 (age 66)
Place of birth Puttershoek, Netherlands
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1968–1970 Fortuna Vlaardingen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1975 Anderlecht 28 (0)
1975–1976 Union SG 30 (0)
1976–1981 Club Brugge 63 (0)
1981–1985 Cercle Brugge 118 (0)
Total 239 (0)
National team
Netherlands U-16
Netherlands U-17
1968–1970 Netherlands U-19 15 (0)
Netherlands U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2009

Leendert Barth (born 11 January 1952[1] in Puttershoek) is a Dutch former football player. He was mainly a back-up goalkeeper who played his entire career in Belgium.

Playing career[edit]


Barth started his career with Fortuna Vlaardingen.[1] At the age of 19, he moved to RSC Anderlecht where he would soon become back-up goalie for Jan Ruiter, and later on for Jacky Munaron. Being denied a chance as first choice keeper, Leen Barth moved to a different Brussels side, Union SG. He stay there for one season.

In 1976, Leen Barth signed for Club Brugge. He play for them until 1981. Barth then went to cross city rivals Cercle Brugge where he remained until his retirement.


Leen Barth represented his country at youth level.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

He became coach of lower league clubs, FC Knokke and SK Torhout, and then quit football.



Club Brugge
Cercle Brugge


  1. ^ a b "Voetbalsterren '72/'73". Vanderhout Internationale Uitgaven n.v. 1972. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ Intl career stats - OnsOranje (in Dutch)

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