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Vincent Vanasch started playing hockey at the R.E. White Star H.C. where his father was Head of the Youth Academy.

Vincent comes from a family with five children, where he is the fourth-born child. Everyone in the family has played (or is still playing) hockey. His two elder brothers Philippe and Benoรฎt also played in the White Star first team where they won the outdoor and indoor Belgian leagues respectively.

During his youth, at the R. E. White Star H.C., Vincent played not only played as a goalkeeper but also as forward, and scoring many goals ๐Ÿค˜

Vincent played until his 18 for the sheriffs and after the club got relegated to the 2nd division in 2007, he had to make a heartbreaking choice to leave the club to continue his growth and development to strive to become one of the best goalkeeper in the world.

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He then successively played for the R. Pingouin H.C.N. (2007-2009), K.H.C. Leuven (2009-2010), and the Waterloo Ducks H.C. during 4 seasons. The team with which he won 3 Belgian leagues in a row (2012, 2013, and 2014).

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After a successful spell in Belgium, Vincent went to play in the Netherlands for M.H.C. Oranje-Zwart (now known as H.C. Oranje-Rood). During his time in Eindhoven, he won 2 times the Dutch league (2015, 2016) and the Euro Hockey League (EHL) in 2015.

Since the 2016-2017 season, Vincent is back with the Waterloo Ducks, the club that brought him to the top of Belgian hockey. In 2019, Vincent won the Euro Hockey League (EHL) for the second time in his career and the first one with the WatDucks. He was also named Man of the Match of the final game.

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To date, Vincent has 200+ caps with the Belgian national team (the Red Lions). Vincent competed in the 2012 (London) and 2016 (Rio) Olympic Games where the team finished 5th and silver medalist respectively. In December 2018, Vincent and the Red Lions were crowned World Champions after defeating the Netherlands (0:0 and 3:-2 after shoot-outs) at the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup. Vincent was named Player of the Match.

Vincent’s mottos are:

  • Work hard in silence let success make the noise
  • Talent wins games, teamwork wins championship

Next to his sporting career, Vincent has a master in physiotherapy.

Honours

R. E. White Star H.C. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

  • Belgian Cup Semi-finalist (2005)
  • EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup Challenge I Winner (2006) ๐Ÿ†

Waterloo Ducks H.C. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

  • EHL Winner (2015) ๐Ÿ†
  • Belgian League (outdoor) Winner (2012, 2013, 2014) ๐Ÿ†

M.H.C. Oranje-Zwart ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

  • Hoofdklasse (outdoor) Winner (2015, 2016) ๐Ÿ†
  • EHL Winner (2015) ๐Ÿ†

Belgian National Team ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

  • EuroHockey European Championship Winner (2019 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช) ๐Ÿฅ‡
  • FIH Pro League Runner Up (2019 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ) ๐Ÿฅˆ
  • FIH World Cup Winner (2018 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ) ๐Ÿฅ‡
  • EuroHockey European Championship Runner up (2017 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ) ๐Ÿฅˆ
  • FIH World League Semi-Finals Winner (2017 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ) ๐Ÿฅ‡
  • Olympics Games Runner up (2016 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท) ๐Ÿฅˆ
  • FIH Champions Trophy 5th (2016 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง)
  • EuroHockey European Championship 5th (2015 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง)
  • FIH World Cup 5th (2014 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ)
  • EuroHockey European Championship Runner up (2013 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช) ๐Ÿฅˆ
  • FIH World League 3 Winner (2013 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ) ๐Ÿฅ‡
  • FIH World League 2 Winner (2013 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท) ๐Ÿฅ‡
  • Olympic Games 5th (2012 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง )
  • FIH Champions Trophy 5th (2012 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ)
  • EuroHockey European Championship 5th (2009 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ)
  • FIH World Cup Qualification Runner up (2009 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท) ๐Ÿฅˆ

Belgian National Team (U21) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

  • DKV Junior-Trophy Runner up (2007 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช) ๐Ÿฅˆ
  • EuroHockey European Championship 4th (2008 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ)

Belgian National Team (U18) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

  • EuroHockey European Championship Runner up (2005 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ) ๐Ÿฅˆ

Personal Honours

  • EuroHockey European Championship Best Goalkeeper (2019 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช)
  • FIH Best Goalkeeper of the Year (2018)
  • FIH Best Goalkeeper of the Year (2017)
  • EuroHockey European Championship Best Goalkeeper (2017 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ)
  • Hockey Belgium Golden Stick Runner Up (2014 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช)
  • FIH World League semi-final Best Goalkeeper (2013 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ)
  • Hockey Belgium All Starย (2012, 2013, 2014 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช)
  • EuroHockey U21 Championship Best Goalkeeperย (2008 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ)

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