|Full name||Jean de Clercq|
|Date of birth||17 May 1905|
|Place of birth||Antwerp, Belgium|
|Date of death||20 March 1984 78)(aged|
|1925–1938||Royal Antwerp FC|
|1949–1953||Royal Antwerp FC (with Richard Gedopt)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Jean de Clercq (17 May 1905, in Antwerp, Belgium - 20 March 1984) was a Belgian footballer.
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