Jean Claessens

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Jean Claessens
Personal information
Date of birth (1908-06-18)18 June 1908
Place of birth Anderlecht, Belgium
Date of death 1978 (aged 69–70)
Playing position Midfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1939 Union Saint-Gilloise
1945–1946 RAEC Mons
National team
1932–1936 Belgium 21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jean Claessens was a Belgian footballer born 18 June 1908 in Anderlecht (Belgium), died 1978.[1]


Claessens was a midfielder for the invincible Union Saint-Gilloise triple Belgian champions from 1933 to 1935. He was a freekick specialist.[2]

He played 21 matches for Belgium from 1932 to 1936.[3] He played in one game at the 1934 World Cup in Italy.[4]

He finished his career as player-coach at RAEC Mons after the War.



  1. ^ Player page on the site of
  2. ^ The legendary team at the site of Archived 11 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Player caps at the page of URBSFA Archived 25 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Player page at the site of

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