Walsall player 147.Pierre Essers

Pierre Essers (born 20 February 1959 in Maastricht, Netherlands) is a Dutch former footballer.

Pierre Essers

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Pierre Essers (1959)

pierre essersPierre Essers (20 February 1959)was a Dutch striker who began professional football in his hometown of Maastricht (MVV) but eventually wandered through Europe and even Australia.Essers played for MVV Patro Eisden, Hasselt, Charleroi, Assent, Bourges, Charleroi, FC 08 Homburg, Charleroi, Walsall and Newcastle Breakers making it less known in their own country (have become). Yet precisely because of these may “globetrotter” not lacking here.

We write the season 1977/1978. In this season began his career at MVV Essers from his hometown of Maastricht. He was met by coach George Knobel. This was not a success. When Essers only was good enough to retrieve balls from the pond, he decided to leave.

After two seasons of Maastricht makes right winger Essers moved to Patro Eisden, a club from the Belgian Maasmechelen. Here Pierre would play from 1979 to 1983. “The Dutchman”, as they called him was indispensable and scored an average of 10 to 15 goals per season. Then it was time for Essers to make a move to Hasselt.

Here the discarded and modest MVV’er furore and was idolized. After two seasons of Hasselt (1983 to 1985) relocated long goal machine Essers twice in succession to another Belgian club Charleroi (1985) and Assent (1986). It was time for Essers to another country, France, to try.

In 1988, his French adventure at Bourges already history because he could draw at Charleroi. In 1985, the Belgian club in the second tier was already interested. FC Porto also grabbed alongside the Maastricht. After one season it was time for Germany to meet with Essers. FC 08 Homburg strict ‘Flügel der Sturmer.

In Germany showed Essers, to be quickly established. FC 08 Homburg Essers was in fact once sent off because he would have made the author of “Du Arschloch”.Essers denied this emphatically: “I have decided not told him. If I’ve used that phrase indeed, it was against a player. “

Homburg was seen sporting the perfect because promotion was enforced to the Bundesliga. Essers also had his contribution therein by in 27 games’ ein tor zu machen. For the rest it was for one Essers drama: He was seen as “guest workers” and was the chairman twice as hard work. Essers found his pleasure in the game back in Charleroi (1989-1991).

Pierre took the time for England and now signed to Walsall. Here he was in the season 1991 – 1992, however, only get one game in action, without scoring. Essers ended his career in Australia in Newcastle Breakers, a club in a suburb of Sydney.

In 1989, showed his old club MVV again interest in the race-real Maastricht, but this did not lead to an agreement. Essers was next to the football administrator employed by the municipality of Maastricht.


Personal information
Full name Pierre Essers
Date of birth 20 February 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Maastricht, Netherlands
Playing position Striker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 MVV
1979–1983 Patro Eisden
1983–1985 Hasselt
1985–1986 Charleroi
1986–1987 Assent
1987 Bourges
1988 Charleroi
1988–1989 FC 08 Homburg 27 (1)
1989–1991 Charleroi
1991–1992 Walsall 1 (0)
1992–1993 Newcastle Breakers

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