Franšois "Swat" Van der Elst - International Appearances


The outstanding Belgian player obtained 44 international caps with his National Team. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.

Older brother of Leo Van der Elst; the two never played together in the Belgian National Team.


Born:   1-12-1954 in Opwijk
Country:  Belgium
Caps:	44	(W22-D10-L12 - GF57-GA41 - %61.36)
Goals:  14
Age First Cap:	 18 yr 334 d	31-10-1973 vs. Norway 2-0
Age Last Cap:	 28 yr 343 d	 9-11-1983 vs. Switzerland 1-3
National Team Career: 10 yr   8 d


Caps   Date    Venue          Opponent          Score    Competition
  1  31-10-73  Brussel        Norway             2-0     World Cup Qualifier
  2  13- 3-74  Berlin (Ost)   East Germany       0-1     
  3   8- 9-74  ReykjavÝk      Iceland            2-0     European Champ. Qual.
  4  12-10-74  Bruxelles      France             2-1     European Champ. Qual.
  5   7-12-74  Leipzig        East Germany       0-0     European Champ. Qual.
  6  30- 4-75  Antwerpen      Netherlands        1-0     
  7  25- 4-76  Rotterdam      Netherlands        0-5     European Champ. Qual.
  8  22- 5-76  Bruxelles      Netherlands        1-2     European Champ. Qual.
  9   5- 9-76  ReykjavÝk      Iceland            1-0     World Cup Qualifier
 10  10-11-76  LiŔge          Northern Ireland   2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 11  26- 1-77  Roma           Italy              1-2     
 12  26- 3-77  Antwerpen      Netherlands        0-2     World Cup Qualifier
 13   3- 9-77  Brussel        Iceland            4-0     World Cup Qualifier
 14  26-10-77  Amsterdam      Netherlands        0-1     World Cup Qualifier
 15  22- 3-78  Charleroi      Austria            1-0     
 16  19- 4-78  Magdeburg      East Germany       0-0     
 17  20- 9-78  Lokeren        Norway             1-1     European Champ. Qual.
 18  11-10-78  Lisboa         Portugal           1-1     European Champ. Qual.
 19  15-11-78  Jaffa          Israel             0-1     
 20  28- 3-79  Bruxelles      Austria            1-1     European Champ. Qual.
 21   2- 5-79  Wien           Austria            0-0     European Champ. Qual.
 22  12- 9-79  Oslo           Norway             2-1     European Champ. Qual.
 23  26- 9-79  Rotterdam      Netherlands        0-1     
 24  17-10-79  Brussel        Portugal           2-0     European Champ. Qual.
 25  21-11-79  Bruxelles      Scotland           2-0     European Champ. Qual.
 26  19-12-79  Glasgow        Scotland           3-1     European Champ. Qual.
 27  27- 2-80  Brussel        Luxembourg         5-0     
 28  18- 3-80  Bruxelles      Uruguay            2-0     
 29   2- 4-80  Brussel        Poland             2-1     
 30   6- 6-80  Bruxelles      Romania            2-1     
 31  12- 6-80  Torino         England            1-1     European Championship
 32  15- 6-80  Milano         Spain              2-1     European Championship
 33  18- 6-80  Roma           Italy              0-0     European Championship
 34  22- 6-80  Roma           West Germany       1-2     European Championship
 35  28- 4-82  Bruxelles      Bulgaria           2-1     
 36  27- 5-82  K°benhavn      Denmark            0-1     
 37  19- 6-82  Elche          El Salvador        1-0     World Cup
 38  28- 6-82  Barcelona      Poland             0-3     World Cup
 39  15-12-82  Bruxelles      Scotland           3-2     European Champ. Qual.
 40  30- 3-83  Leipzig        East Germany       2-1     European Champ. Qual.
 41  27- 4-83  Brussel        East Germany       2-1     European Champ. Qual.
 42  31- 5-83  Luxembourg     France             1-1     
 43  12-10-83  Glasgow        Scotland           1-1     European Champ. Qual.
 44   9-11-83  Bern           Switzerland        1-3     European Champ. Qual.


Total Record  

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    44    22   13   12   57-  41      54      61.36

Types of Matches
Friendlies             14   
World Cup Qualifiers    6
World Cup               2     
European Champ. Qual.  18
European Championship   4

Total                  44


Goals:

Cap   4     1 goal
Cap   9     1 goal
Cap  22     1 goal
Cap  24     1 goal
Cap  25     1 goal
Cap  26     2 goals
Cap  27     2 goals
Cap  28     1 goal
Cap  30     1 goal
Cap  39     2 goals
Cap  40     1 goal

Total:     14 goals



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