Erwin Vandenbergh

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Erwin Vandenbergh : biography

26 January 1959 –

Erwin Vandenbergh (born 26 January 1959) was a Belgian footballer. Between 1981 and 1991, he finished six times topscorer of the Belgian First Division, with three different clubs (the first three with Lierse, the following two with Anderlecht, and the last one with Gent). In 1981 he was European topscorer with 39 goals out of 34 games. As a Belgian national team regular Vandenbergh scored a memorable victory goal against Argentina in the opening game of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

Vandenbergh also played for the French club Lille with his Belgian national team partner Filip Desmet under the management of another fellow Belgian Georges Heylens. His son, Kevin Vandenbergh, has also become a football striker and he currently plays for K.V.C. Westerlo in the Belgian second division.



  • Belgian Championship: (4) 1984–85, 1985–86
  • Belgian Supercup: (2) 1985, 1987
  • UEFA Cup : (1) 1982–83