Michel Preud’homme was born on January 24, 1959 in Ougree Liège, Belgium. He played for many years as a goalkeeper in the Belgium national team. He was at the top of his form in 1994, becoming one of the top ten goalkeepers for seven years. In 1994, he won the Yashin Award, which was awarded to the best goalkeeper in the world. Throughout his career, Preud’homme; He played in R. Standard de Liège, KV Mechelen, and Benfica.
With KV Mechelen, he won Beker van België in 1987, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in 1988, and the Belgium 1st League in 1989. He left football in 1999 when he was 40 years old. He has many individual successes; for example He won the Belgium Golden Shoe Award in 1987, 1989, the Belgian Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1994, the IFFHS World Best Goalie of the Year award and the UEFA Keeper of the Year award.
He played for the Belgian national football team 58 times from 1979 to 1995. He played for the Belgian national football team 58 times from 1979 to 1995 and in the World Cup in 1990 and 1994.
Michel Preud’homme started his goalkeeping career at Standard Liege in 1977, where he achieved many successes. He played 240 games in total for nine years. He became the Belgium Pro League champion with Standard Liege in the 1981-82 and 1982-83 seasons.Firstly, In the 1981-82 season, he won the national cup, Beker van België.Secondly, In 1981 and 1983, he won the Belgium super cup Belgische Supercup. After that In the 1981-82 season, he was promoted to the UEFA Super Cup final. He transferred to KV Mechelen in 1986.
Michel Preud’homme played here from 1986 to 1994. That is to say he played 263 games in total. He won with his team the Belgium Pro League in the 1988-89 season. Moreover, International trophies also won. He won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in the 1987-88 season. After this successful Belgian adventure, he transferred to Portuguese.
In 1994, he signed a 5-year contract with Benfica. He played a total of 147 matches in Benfica and won 1 cup in 1995-96 season. This trophy is the Portuguese National Cup, Taça de Portugal.
He ended his professional goalkeeping career when he left Benfica.
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