Jean De Clercq

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Jean de Clercq
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Full nameJean de Clercq
Date of birth(1905-05-17)17 May 1905
Place of birth Antwerp, Belgium
Date of death 20 March 1984(1984-03-20) (aged 78)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
1919–1924 Beerschot VAV
1925–1938 Royal Antwerp FC
National team
1930–1933 Belgium 11 (0)
Teams managed
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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He played as a midfielder for Royal Antwerp FC, where he played 219 league games [1] and for the Belgium team. [2] He was named to the squad for the 1930 World Cup in Montevideo.

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He was coach of the Great Old from 1949 to 1953, with the former goalkeeper for the club, Richard Gedopt.


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  1. Player page on the site of
  2. Player caps at the URBSFA page Archived 25 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine