Brussels, Jan 5: Father of tennis great Kim Clijsters, and former Belgium football player Lei Clijsters died on Sunday, Jan 4. He was 52. He was fighting lung cancer.
Clijsters who captained FC Mechelen when it won Cup Winners' Cup title in 1988, have played in central defense for several Belgian clubs. He played almost 40 matches for Belgium national football team. Also took part in 1986 and 1990 World Cup.
Retiring in 1993, Clijsters concentrated fully on managing his daughter't tennis career until her retirement two years ago. Kim Clijsters, won the US Open in 2005 later got
married and retired from the game.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)