Eric Van Meir

Date of birth28 February 1968
Place of birthLierse
NationalityBelgian
Weight85 kg
Height1.87 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

A vastly experienced defender with a career total of over 300 games in Belgium's top division, Eric has been a regular member of the Red Devils squad since the retirement of Lorenzo Staelens after Euro 2000. The centre-back was a key figure in the Lierse SK sides that won the Jupiler League in 1997 and Belgian Cup in 1999. Having started his career at Charleroi, he moved to Standard Liege in the 2001 close season. Eric travels to the Far East for his third consecutive World Cup finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Standard Liège 10 Jun 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Lierse SK Jupiler League 31
7
5
1
2000-01 Lierse SK UEFA Cup 3
1
1
2001-02 Standard Liège Jupiler League 18
2
1
2001-02 Standard Liège UEFA Cup 6
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Aug 2000 FK Ekranas v Lierse SK W 0-3 UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round 1st leg
13 Aug 2000 Eendracht Aalst v Lierse SK W 1-3 Jupiler League 1
19 Aug 2000 St Truiden v Lierse SK W 0-1 Jupiler League 2
27 Aug 2000 Westerlo v Lierse SK L 1-0 Jupiler League 3
06 Sep 2000 Lierse SK v Beveren W 3-0 Jupiler League 4
09 Sep 2000 Charleroi v Lierse SK L 2-0 Jupiler League 5
12 Sep 2000 Lierse SK v Bordeaux D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
16 Sep 2000 Lierse SK v Royal Antwerp W 4-1 Jupiler League 6
22 Sep 2000 Anderlecht v Lierse SK L 5-2 Jupiler League 7
26 Sep 2000 Bordeaux v Lierse SK L 5-1
Agg: 5-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Lierse SK v Harelbeke W 4-1 Jupiler League 8
13 Oct 2000 Lierse SK v RC Genk D 1-1 Jupiler League 9
27 Oct 2000 Lierse SK v Excelsior Mouscron L 1-4 Jupiler League 11
11 Nov 2000 Lokeren v Lierse SK L 2-0 Jupiler League 12
18 Nov 2000 Lierse SK v Standard Liège D 1-1 Jupiler League 13
25 Nov 2000 La Louviere v Lierse SK W 0-2 Jupiler League 14
10 Dec 2000 Club Brugge v Lierse SK L 1-0 Jupiler League 16
16 Dec 2000 Lierse SK v Mechelen D 1-1 Jupiler League 17
20 Dec 2000 Lierse SK v Eendracht Aalst W 2-0 Jupiler League 18
20 Jan 2001 Lierse SK v St Truiden W 2-1 Jupiler League 19
03 Feb 2001 Beveren v Lierse SK L 2-1 Jupiler League 21
10 Feb 2001 Lierse SK v Charleroi W 2-0 Jupiler League 22
17 Feb 2001 Royal Antwerp v Lierse SK D 0-0 Jupiler League 23
27 Feb 2001 Lierse SK v Westerlo L 1-2 Jupiler League 20
03 Mar 2001 Lierse SK v Anderlecht D 0-0 Jupiler League 24
11 Mar 2001 Harelbeke v Lierse SK L 1-0 Jupiler League 25
17 Mar 2001 RC Genk v Lierse SK L 2-0 Jupiler League 26
07 Apr 2001 Excelsior Mouscron v Lierse SK D 0-0 Jupiler League 28
14 Apr 2001 Lierse SK v Lokeren D 0-0 Jupiler League 29
21 Apr 2001 Standard Liège v Lierse SK D 0-0 Jupiler League 30
28 Apr 2001 Lierse SK v La Louviere D 0-0 Jupiler League 31
05 May 2001 Germinal Beerschot v Lierse SK D 0-0 Jupiler League 32
12 May 2001 Lierse SK v Club Brugge D 0-0 Jupiler League 33
20 May 2001 Mechelen v Lierse SK D 0-0 Jupiler League 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Belgium International Friendly 1
1
1994-95 Belgium UEFA European Championship 1
1995-96 Belgium International Friendly 1
1996-97 Belgium FIFA World Cup 4
1
1997-98 Belgium FIFA World Cup 2
1997-98 Belgium International Friendly 2
1
1997-98 Belgium King Hassan II Cup 1
1
1
1998-99 Belgium Cyprus Tournament 2
1999-00 Belgium International Friendly 1
2000-01 Belgium FIFA World Cup 5
2000-01 Belgium International Friendly 2
2001-02 Belgium FIFA World Cup 4
1
3
2001-02 Belgium International Friendly 3
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Oct 1993 Belgium v Gabon W 2-1 International Friendly
16 Feb 1994 Malta v Belgium L 1-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1994 Denmark v Belgium L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
23 Aug 1995 Belgium v Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
14 Dec 1996 Belgium v Netherlands L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
29 Mar 1997 Wales v Belgium W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 7
30 Apr 1997 Turkey v Belgium W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
07 Jun 1997 Belgium v San Marino W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
06 Sep 1997 Netherlands v Belgium L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
29 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
25 Mar 1998 Belgium v Norway D 2-2 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Belgium v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Belgium v France L 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
29 May 1998 Belgium v England W 0-0 (4-3) King Hassan II Cup
06 Jun 1998 Belgium v Paraguay W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Feb 1999 Cyprus v Belgium W 0-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
05 Feb 1999 Greece v Belgium L 1-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Final
10 Oct 1999 England v Belgium L 2-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Bulgaria v Belgium W 1-3 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Belgium v Croatia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Oct 2000 Latvia v Belgium W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
28 Feb 2001 Belgium v San Marino W 10-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
25 Apr 2001 Czech Republic v Belgium D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Belgium v Latvia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
06 Jun 2001 San Marino v Belgium W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Aug 2001 Finland v Belgium L 4-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 2001 Belgium v Scotland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
06 Oct 2001 Croatia v Belgium L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Nov 2001 Belgium v Czech Republic W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
13 Feb 2002 Belgium v Norway W 1-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Greece v Belgium L 3-2 International Friendly
14 May 2002 Belgium v Algeria D 0-0 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Belgium v Costa Rica W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2002 Japan v Belgium D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
14 Jun 2002 Belgium v Russia W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group H


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.