Ariël Jacobs

  • Date of birth : 25/07/1953
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Belgium Belgium

Ariël Jacobs

RSC Anderlecht
Ariël Jacobs
Anderlecht coach Ariël Jacobs ©Getty Images

General info

  • Name: Ariël Jacobs
  • Date of birth: 25/07/1953
  • Country: Belgium
  • Club: Anderlecht (Belgium BEL)
  • Club: Anderlecht (Belgium BEL)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA Champions League 2010/11
  • UEFA Europa League 2010/11

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: Under-19 (Final tournament - Group stage)
    23/07/96: Belgium 2-2 Portugal
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (First round)
    24/09/03: La Louvière 1-1 Benfica

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Belgium U-214211
Belgium U-184121

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
La Louvière2011
Last updated: 18/11/2010 16:32 CET

Ariël Jacobs

RSC Anderlecht

Date of birth: 25 July 1953
Nationality: Belgian
Playing career: K. Diegem Sport, Racing White, SK Halle, FC Diest
Coaching career: K. Diegem Sport (player-coach), RWD Molenbeek, RAA Louviéroise, KSC Lokeren OV, R. Excelsior Mouscron, RSC Anderlecht

• Discovered as a 17-year-old at Diegem, Jacobs turned professional with Racing White in 1970, returning to his first club three years later. The striker would leave Diegem on two further occasions, returning after a single season at both Halle and Diest.

• Player-coach at Diegem by the time he hung up his boots in 1987, from 1982 Jacobs worked for the Belgian Football Association coaching youth teams, and was assistant to the national team – under Guy Thys – from 1986 to 1989.

• Took charge at RWDM – formerly Racing White – in 1989, resigning in 2001 with his side on course for promotion to the top division. He returned at La Louvière, winning the 2002/03 Belgian Cup.

• Left coaching for two years in 2004 to become technical director at KRC Genk before a short spell at Lokeren in 2006. Later the same season he saved Excelsior Mouscron from relegation.

• Joined to become assistant coach at Anderlecht in June 2007, taking sole command that November following Frank Vercauteren's dismissal. Led the club to a first Belgian Cup in 14 years that season, and their 30th league title in 2009/10.

Last updated: 13/01/11 17.06CET

Match log

27.07.2010UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundTNS1-3 (W)Anderlecht
03.08.2010UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundAnderlecht3-0 (W)TNS
18.08.2010UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsPartizan2-2 (D)Anderlecht
24.08.2010UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsAnderlecht2-2 (D)Partizan
16.09.2010UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAnderlecht1-3 (L)Zenit
30.09.2010UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageHajduk Split1-0 (L)Anderlecht
21.10.2010UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAnderlecht3-0 (W)AEK
04.11.2010UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAEK1-1 (D)Anderlecht
01.12.2010UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageZenit3-1 (L)Anderlecht
16.12.2010UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAnderlecht2-0 (W)Hajduk Split
The home team is listed first.
Last updated: 18/01/2011 10:20 CET