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Michel Preud'homme

Personal information
Full nameMichel Georges Jean
Ghislain Preud’Homme
Date of birth24 January 1959(age 57)
Place of birthOugree, Belgium
Height1.83 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubAl-Shabab Riyadh (manager)

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Michel Georges Jean Ghislain Preud’Homme, (born 24 January 1959 in Ougree), commonly known as Michel Preud'homme, is a Belgian football coach and retired goalkeeper. He is currently head coach of Al-Shabab Riyadh, a role he took after guiding outgoing Dutch Eredivisie champions FC Twente in the 2010 11 season. He was considered one of the world's best goalkeepers during his career, and the first winner of the Yashin Award as the best goalkeeper at the 1994 World Cup.

On club level, Preud'homme played for Standard Liège, Mechelen, and Benfica. With Mechelen, he won the Belgian Cup in 1987, the Cup Winner's Cup and the European Super Cup in 1988 and the Belgian league title in 1989. He retired as a player in 1999, aged 40. For Belgium, Preud'homme was capped 58 times, from 1979 to 1995. Other than the 1994 World Cup, he also played in the 1990 edition.

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