Albert Van Coile
- Category : 1900-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
Belgian football (soccer) player who only played for Cercle Brugge; also playing once for the Belgian national team in 1926.
Van Coile is especially remembered by Cercle Brugge fans because he is the only player who died because of injuries sustained in a Cercle Brugge match. During a tournament in Tourcoing, Van Coile was playing as centre forward. In the match against US Tourcoing, he collided with the local goalkeeper. Van Coile suffered no visible injuries, but when his situation deteriorated the day after the match, doctors discovered a tear in his bowels. A speedy operation was unsuccessful. Van Coile died on 4 April 1927.
His funeral received great attention in the media as well as in Bruges itself, with all the flags half-mast. Van Coile's team, Cercle Brugge, were namely on the verge of becoming national champions in 1927. Ironically, during the funeral, Cercle's chairman René de Peellaert caught pneumonia, of which he died 14 days later.