Nico Van Kerckhoven

Date of birth14 December 1970
Place of birthLier
NationalityBelgian
Weight79 kg
Height1.89 m
PositionDefender/Left back

After eight years with Lierse SK, Nico moved to Germany to join Schalke 04 in 1998. His confidence on the ball can be confused for arrogance, and his style has led to extreme criticism from the Bundesliga club's fans in the past. At one point there was such a concerted protest against him that president Rudi Assauer threatened to leave the Arena AufSchalke. Also backed by coach Huub Stevens, that is all behind him now as Nico has become a vital member of the Schalke team that has impressed in the Champions League. When he made his international debut in 1996, he usually played in midfield, he has since become an accomplished left back, the role he is likely to fill for Belgium in Japan and South Korea.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Schalke 04 01 Jul 1998

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 22
1
1
1
2001-02 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 29
1
4
2001-02 Schalke 04 UEFA Champions League 5
2002-03 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 15
1
1
3
2002-03 Schalke 04 UEFA Cup 1
2003-04 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 26
2
1
2
2003-04 Schalke 04 UEFA Cup 1
2004-05 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 16
3
4


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
13 Aug 2000 Schalke 04 v 1.FC Köln W 2-1 Bundesliga 1
20 Aug 2000 Hansa Rostock v Schalke 04 W 0-4 Bundesliga 2
05 Sep 2000 Schalke 04 v Energie Cottbus W 3-0 Bundesliga 3
09 Sep 2000 TSV 1860 München v Schalke 04 D 1-1 Bundesliga 4
17 Sep 2000 Schalke 04 v Werder Bremen D 1-1 Bundesliga 5
23 Sep 2000 Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 W 0-4 Bundesliga 6
30 Sep 2000 Hamburger SV v Schalke 04 L 2-0 Bundesliga 7
22 Oct 2000 SC Freiburg v Schalke 04 L 3-1 Bundesliga 9
28 Oct 2000 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 10
04 Nov 2000 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Schalke 04 L 3-2 Bundesliga 11
11 Nov 2000 Schalke 04 v Bayern München W 3-2 Bundesliga 12
18 Nov 2000 Hertha BSC Berlin v Schalke 04 W 0-4 Bundesliga 13
24 Nov 2000 Schalke 04 v VfL Bochum W 2-1 Bundesliga 14
02 Dec 2000 VfL Wolfsburg v Schalke 04 L 2-0 Bundesliga 15
09 Dec 2000 Schalke 04 v VfB Stuttgart W 2-1 Bundesliga 16
12 Dec 2000 SpVgg Unterhaching v Schalke 04 W 0-2 Bundesliga 17
16 Dec 2000 1.FC Köln v Schalke 04 D 2-2 Bundesliga 18
17 Dec 2000 Werder Bremen v Schalke 04 L 2-1 Bundesliga 22
26 Jan 2001 Schalke 04 v Hansa Rostock W 2-0 Bundesliga 19
03 Feb 2001 Energie Cottbus v Schalke 04 L 4-1 Bundesliga 20
10 Feb 2001 Schalke 04 v TSV 1860 München W 2-0 Bundesliga 21
19 May 2001 Schalke 04 v SpVgg Unterhaching W 5-3 Bundesliga 34
04 Aug 2001 Bayern München v Schalke 04 L 3-0 Bundesliga 2
12 Aug 2001 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Schalke 04 D 0-0 Bundesliga 3
18 Aug 2001 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen D 3-3 Bundesliga 4
21 Aug 2001 Schalke 04 v Hansa Rostock W 3-1 Bundesliga 1
08 Sep 2001 FC St Pauli v Schalke 04 W 0-2 Bundesliga 5
11 Sep 2001 Schalke 04 v Panathinaikos D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
15 Sep 2001 Schalke 04 v Borussia Dortmund W 1-0 Bundesliga 6
19 Sep 2001 Arsenal v Schalke 04 L 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group C
22 Sep 2001 SC Freiburg v Schalke 04 L 2-0 Bundesliga 7
26 Sep 2001 Schalke 04 v Real Mallorca D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
29 Sep 2001 Schalke 04 v Energie Cottbus W 2-0 Bundesliga 8
13 Oct 2001 VfB Stuttgart v Schalke 04 L 3-0 Bundesliga 9
16 Oct 2001 Real Mallorca v Schalke 04 D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
20 Oct 2001 Schalke 04 v TSV 1860 München W 1-0 Bundesliga 10
24 Oct 2001 Panathinaikos v Schalke 04 D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
27 Oct 2001 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Schalke 04 D 0-0 Bundesliga 11
03 Nov 2001 Schalke 04 v 1.FC Köln W 3-1 Bundesliga 12
17 Nov 2001 Hamburger SV v Schalke 04 D 0-0 Bundesliga 13
24 Nov 2001 Schalke 04 v Werder Bremen L 1-4 Bundesliga 14
01 Dec 2001 1.FC Nürnberg v Schalke 04 W 0-3 Bundesliga 15
09 Dec 2001 Schalke 04 v Hertha Berlin D 0-0 Bundesliga 16
19 Dec 2001 Hansa Rostock v Schalke 04 W 1-3 Bundesliga 18
06 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 W 0-1 Bundesliga 21
09 Feb 2002 Schalke 04 v FC St Pauli W 4-0 Bundesliga 22
16 Feb 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 D 1-1 Bundesliga 23
23 Feb 2002 Schalke 04 v SC Freiburg W 3-0 Bundesliga 24
10 Mar 2002 Schalke 04 v VfB Stuttgart W 2-1 Bundesliga 26
17 Mar 2002 TSV 1860 München v Schalke 04 W 1-2 Bundesliga 27
23 Mar 2002 Schalke 04 v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 3-0 Bundesliga 28
31 Mar 2002 1.FC Köln v Schalke 04 D 1-1 Bundesliga 29
06 Apr 2002 Schalke 04 v Hamburger SV W 2-0 Bundesliga 30
13 Apr 2002 Werder Bremen v Schalke 04 L 3-0 Bundesliga 31
20 Apr 2002 Schalke 04 v 1.FC Nürnberg W 2-1 Bundesliga 32
27 Apr 2002 Hertha Berlin v Schalke 04 L 2-0 Bundesliga 33
04 May 2002 Schalke 04 v VfL Wolfsburg L 1-2 Bundesliga 34
07 Dec 2002 Schalke 04 v Werder Bremen D 1-1 Bundesliga 16
10 Dec 2002 Schalke 04 v Wisla Kraków D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
14 Dec 2002 Bayern München v Schalke 04 D 0-0 Bundesliga 17
25 Jan 2003 Schalke 04 v 1.FC Kaiserslautern D 2-2 Bundesliga 19
25 Jan 2003 VfL Wolfsburg v Schalke 04 W 1-2 Bundesliga 18
08 Feb 2003 Hertha Berlin v Schalke 04 L 4-2 Bundesliga 20
15 Feb 2003 Schalke 04 v VfB Stuttgart W 2-0 Bundesliga 21
22 Feb 2003 Schalke 04 v Borussia Dortmund D 2-2 Bundesliga 22
01 Mar 2003 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Schalke 04 D 2-2 Bundesliga 23
08 Mar 2003 Schalke 04 v Arminia Bielefeld D 1-1 Bundesliga 24
13 Apr 2003 Schalke 04 v Energie Cottbus W 3-0 Bundesliga 28
20 Apr 2003 Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 W 1-3 Bundesliga 29
26 Apr 2003 Schalke 04 v VfL Bochum L 1-2 Bundesliga 30
04 May 2003 Hansa Rostock v Schalke 04 L 3-1 Bundesliga 31
11 May 2003 Schalke 04 v Hannover 96 L 0-2 Bundesliga 32
17 May 2003 Werder Bremen v Schalke 04 L 2-1 Bundesliga 33
24 May 2003 Schalke 04 v Bayern München W 1-0 Bundesliga 34
02 Aug 2003 Schalke 04 v Borussia Dortmund D 2-2 Bundesliga 1
09 Aug 2003 TSV 1860 München v Schalke 04 D 1-1 Bundesliga 2
17 Aug 2003 Schalke 04 v 1.FC Köln W 2-1 Bundesliga 3
23 Aug 2003 Werder Bremen v Schalke 04 L 4-1 Bundesliga 4
13 Sep 2003 Schalke 04 v VfB Stuttgart D 0-0 Bundesliga 5
20 Sep 2003 SC Freiburg v Schalke 04 L 2-1 Bundesliga 6
28 Sep 2003 Schalke 04 v Eintracht Frankfurt D 1-1 Bundesliga 7
04 Oct 2003 Hannover 96 v Schalke 04 W 1-2 Bundesliga 8
16 Oct 2003 Schalke 04 v NK Kamen Ingrad Velika D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
22 Nov 2003 Schalke 04 v Hansa Rostock L 0-1 Bundesliga 13
30 Nov 2003 Hertha Berlin v Schalke 04 W 1-3 Bundesliga 14
07 Dec 2003 Schalke 04 v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 2-1 Bundesliga 15
13 Dec 2003 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Schalke 04 W 0-2 Bundesliga 16
17 Dec 2003 Schalke 04 v VfL Wolfsburg D 1-1 Bundesliga 17
30 Jan 2004 Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 W 0-1 Bundesliga 18
07 Feb 2004 Schalke 04 v TSV 1860 München D 0-0 Bundesliga 17
14 Feb 2004 1.FC Köln v Schalke 04 W 0-2 Bundesliga 20
21 Feb 2004 Schalke 04 v Werder Bremen D 0-0 Bundesliga 21
28 Feb 2004 VfB Stuttgart v Schalke 04 D 0-0 Bundesliga 22
06 Mar 2004 Schalke 04 v SC Freiburg W 3-0 Bundesliga 23
13 Mar 2004 Eintracht Frankfurt v Schalke 04 L 3-0 Bundesliga 24
20 Mar 2004 Schalke 04 v Hannover 96 D 2-2 Bundesliga 25
27 Mar 2004 VfL Bochum v Schalke 04 W 1-2 Bundesliga 26
03 Apr 2004 Schalke 04 v Hamburger SV W 4-1 Bundesliga 27
10 Apr 2004 Bayern München v Schalke 04 L 2-1 Bundesliga 28
17 Apr 2004 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-3 Bundesliga 29
24 Apr 2004 Hansa Rostock v Schalke 04 L 3-1 Bundesliga 30
15 May 2004 Schalke 04 v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 4-1 Bundesliga 33
22 May 2004 VfL Wolfsburg v Schalke 04 D 1-1 Bundesliga 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
1995-96 Belgium International Friendly 1
1996-97 Belgium FIFA World Cup 3
3
1996-97 Belgium International Friendly 1
1997-98 Belgium FIFA World Cup 4
1997-98 Belgium International Friendly 3
2
1997-98 Belgium King Hassan II Cup 1
1998-99 Belgium Cyprus Tournament 1
1998-99 Belgium International Friendly 1
1999-00 Belgium International Friendly 4
1
1999-00 Belgium UEFA European Championship 2
1
1
2000-01 Belgium FIFA World Cup 3
2000-01 Belgium International Friendly 1
2001-02 Belgium FIFA World Cup 6
1
2001-02 Belgium International Friendly 6


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
29 May 1996 Italy v Belgium D 2-2 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Belgium v Turkey W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
09 Oct 1996 San Marino v Belgium W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
14 Dec 1996 Belgium v Netherlands L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
11 Feb 1997 Northern Ireland v Belgium L 3-0 International Friendly
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
11 Oct 1997 Belgium v Wales W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 7
29 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
25 Feb 1998 Belgium v USA W 2-0 International Friendly
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
25 Jun 1998 Belgium v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
18 Nov 1998 Luxembourg v Belgium D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Feb 1999 Cyprus v Belgium W 0-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT
04 Sep 1999 Netherlands v Belgium D 5-5 International Friendly
07 Sep 1999 Belgium v Morocco W 4-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1999 England v Belgium L 2-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 1999 Italy v Belgium W 1-3 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Denmark v Belgium D 2-2 International Friendly
10 Jun 2000 Belgium v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
14 Jun 2000 Belgium v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2000 Belgium v Turkey L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
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
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
14 Nov 2001 Czech Republic v Belgium W 0-1 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
17 Apr 2002 Belgium v Slovakia D 1-1 International Friendly
18 May 2002 France v Belgium W 1-2 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Belgium v Costa Rica W 1-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 2002 Belgium v Russia W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
17 Jun 2002 Brazil v Belgium L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round


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