Robert Waseige

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Robert Waseige
Personal information
Date of birth (1939-08-26)26 August 1939
Place of birth Rocourt, Belgium
Date of death 17 July 2019(2019-07-17) (aged 79)
Place of death Liège
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1963 FC Liège
1963–1970 RW Brussels
1970–1973 Winterslag
Teams managed
1971–1976 Winterslag
1976–1979 Standard Liège
1979–1981 Winterslag
1981–1983 Lokeren
1983–1992 FC Liège
1992–1994 Charleroi
1994–1996 Standard Liège
1996 Sporting CP
1997–1999 Charleroi
1999–2002 Belgium
2002 Standard Liège
2004 Algeria
2005 FC Brussels
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Waseige (26 August 1939 – 17 July 2019) was a Belgian football manager and player. He became the coach of Belgium before Euro 2000 and led Belgium to the second round at the 2002 World Cup.

He then left the national team, having signed a contract with Standard Liège prior to the 2002 World Cup tournament. After a deceiving start in the Belgian First Division he was fired by the club and replaced by caretaker manager Dominique D'Onofrio, he later managed Algeria. Waseige also managed several other clubs: Winterslag, FC Liège, Lokeren, Charleroi, FC Brussels and Sporting CP in Portugal; as a player, he wore the shirts of FC Liège, RW Brussels and Winterslag. He was for some time a consultant for BeTV, a Belgian private TV channel, he died in a hospital in Liège on 17 July 2019. He was suffering from heart and kidney problems.[1]

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