Nico Claesen

Date of birth01 October 1962
Place of birthBelgium
NationalityBelgian
PositionMidfielder

Belgium International

With Tottenham Hotspur, FA Cup runner-up 1987.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Standard Liège 01 Oct 1986
Tottenham Hotspur 01 Oct 1986

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
5
2
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 5
1
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 18
8
8
1987-88 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
2
1987-88 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 19
5
10


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
11 Oct 1986 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1986 Queens Park Rangers v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
29 Oct 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Birmingham City W 5-0 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Division One
08 Nov 1986 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
15 Nov 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
22 Nov 1986 Oxford United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-4 League Division One
27 Dec 1986 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 4-3 League Division One
01 Jan 1987 Charlton Athletic v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 League Division One
04 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-2 League Division One
10 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Scunthorpe United W 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round
24 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa W 3-0 League Division One
31 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace W 4-0 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United W 5-0 League Cup Quarter-final replay
08 Feb 1987 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
14 Feb 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 2-0 League Division One
21 Feb 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City W 5-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-2
Agg: 2-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
04 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-2 League Cup Semi-final replay
07 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
15 Mar 1987 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
28 Mar 1987 Luton Town v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City W 3-0 League Division One
07 Apr 1987 Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford W 4-1 FA Cup Semi-final
15 Apr 1987 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1987 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1987 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Oxford United W 3-1 League Division One
02 May 1987 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
04 May 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 4-0 League Division One
09 May 1987 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
11 May 1987 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
16 May 1987 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-2 FA Cup Final
15 Aug 1987 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
22 Aug 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea W 1-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1987 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Oxford United W 3-0 League Division One
05 Sep 1987 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 2-1 League Division One
19 Sep 1987 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Division One
26 Sep 1987 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
03 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division One
07 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Torquay United W 3-0
Agg: 3-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Oct 1987 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-2 League Division One
24 Oct 1987 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-0 League Division One
28 Oct 1987 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon L 0-3 League Division One
04 Nov 1987 Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
14 Nov 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
13 Dec 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 League Division One
20 Dec 1987 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-2 League Division One
13 Feb 1988 Oxford United v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
27 Feb 1988 Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-3 League Division One
12 Mar 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City L 1-3 League Division One
26 Mar 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
02 Apr 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Portsmouth L 0-1 League Division One
02 May 1988 Charlton Athletic v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One


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
1981-82 Belgium UEFA Under-21
1
1982-83 Belgium UEFA Under-21 1
1983-84 Belgium Grzegorz Lato Farewell 1
1983-84 Belgium International Friendly 2
1983-84 Belgium UEFA European Championship 4
1
1
1984-85 Belgium FIFA World Cup 3
1
1985-86 Belgium FIFA World Cup 7
1
3
1985-86 Belgium International Friendly 1
1
1
1986-87 Belgium International Friendly 1
1986-87 Belgium UEFA European Championship 5
7
1987-88 Belgium International Friendly 1
1987-88 Belgium UEFA European Championship 3
1989-90 Belgium FIFA World Cup
2
1989-90 Belgium International Friendly
3


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
08 Sep 1981 Belgium v France L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group
14 Dec 1982 Belgium v Scotland L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group
12 Oct 1983 Scotland v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
09 Nov 1983 Switzerland v Belgium L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
29 Feb 1984 Belgium v West Germany L 0-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 1984 Poland v Belgium W 0-1 Lato Farewell
06 Jun 1984 Belgium v Hungary D 2-2 International Friendly
13 Jun 1984 Belgium v Yugoslavia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
16 Jun 1984 France v Belgium L 5-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
19 Jun 1984 Belgium v Denmark L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Oct 1984 Belgium v Albania W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
19 Dec 1984 Greece v Belgium D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
22 Dec 1984 Albania v Belgium L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
16 Oct 1985 Belgium v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1 play-off
23 Apr 1986 Belgium v Bulgaria W 2-0 International Friendly
19 May 1986 Belgium v Yugoslavia L 1-3 International Friendly
03 Jun 1986 Mexico v Belgium L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
08 Jun 1986 Belgium v Iraq W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
11 Jun 1986 Belgium v Paraguay D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
15 Jun 1986 Belgium v USSR W 4-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
22 Jun 1986 Belgium v Spain W 1-1 (5-4) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 1986 Argentina v Belgium L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
28 Jun 1986 Belgium v France L 2-4 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
10 Sep 1986 Belgium v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1986 Luxembourg v Belgium W 0-6 UEFA European Championship Group 7
19 Nov 1986 Belgium v Bulgaria D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
04 Feb 1987 Portugal v Belgium L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Apr 1987 Belgium v Scotland W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
29 Apr 1987 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Sep 1987 Netherlands v Belgium D 0-0 International Friendly
23 Sep 1987 Bulgaria v Belgium L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1987 Scotland v Belgium L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Nov 1987 Belgium v Luxembourg W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
25 Oct 1989 Belgium v Luxembourg D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
17 Jan 1990 Greece v Belgium L 2-0 International Friendly
21 Feb 1990 Belgium v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
26 May 1990 Belgium v Romania D 2-2 International Friendly
27 Jun 1990 England v Belgium L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round


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