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Michel Preud'homme (born January 24, 1959 in Ougreemarker) is a former Belgianmarker football goalkeeper, currently a head coach.He was 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 the club level, Preud'homme played for Standard Liège, KV Mechelen, and Benfica. With KV Mechelen, he won the Belgian Cup in 1987, the Cup winners 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.

Preud'homme has been the head coach of Standard Liège from August 2006 to the end of the 2008 season. Under Preud'homme, Standard Liège won its first Belgian Championship in 25 years, and it therefore came as a surprise that he was named the head coach of KAA Gent for the 2008/9 season.

Honours and Awards

with Standard Liège

Belgian First Division
  • Winner: 1981–82, 1982–83
Belgian Cup
  • Winner: 1981–82
Belgian Supercup
  • Winner: 1981, 1983
European SuperCup
  • Runner up: 1981–82

with YRKV Mechelen

Belgian First Division
  • Winner: 1988–89
Cup Winners Cup
  • Winner: 1987–88
European Supercup
  • Winner: 1987–88

with S.L. Benfica

Portuguese Cup
  • Winner: 1995–96



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