Pierre Braine

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Pierre Braine
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Full namePierre E. E. Braine
Date of birth(1900-10-26)26 October 1900
Place of birth Leopoldsburg, Belgium
Date of death 6 November 1951(1951-11-06) (aged 51)
Place of death Belgium
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
1919–1933 Beerschot VAC ? (?)
National team
1922–1930 Belgium 46 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pierre E. E. Braine (26 October 1900 – 6 November 1951) was a Belgian international footballer. A midfielder, he played club football for Beerschot VAC between 1919 and 1933. He also represented Belgium at the 1928 Summer Olympics and 1930 FIFA World Cup.

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  1. "World Cup Trivia - Fathers, Sons and Brothers, Uncles and Nephews". RSSSF. 2 October 2014. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015.