Jean de Bie

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Jean de Bie
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Personal information
Full nameJean Baptiste de Bie
Date of birth(1892-05-09)9 May 1892
Place of birth Molenbeek-Saint-Jean,Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Date of death 30 April 1961(1961-04-30) (aged 68)
Place of death Brussels, Belgium
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1919–1936 Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles 299 (0)
National team
1920–1930 Belgium 37 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1920 Antwerp Team Competition

Jean de Bie (9 May 1892 30 April 1961 [1] ) was a Belgian football (soccer) player. He played as a goalkeeper.

Belgium Federal constitutional monarchy in Western Europe

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

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1920 Summer Olympics games of the VII Olympiad, celebrated in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1920

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Belgium national football team mens national association football team representing Belgium

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