Frans Janssens

1945 - 2024

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Frans Janssens (25 September 1945 – 8 January 2024) was a Belgian footballer who played as a forward, most notably for Lierse. He earned two caps for the Belgium national team, and participated in the 1970 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frans Janssens has received more than 19,079 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Frans Janssens is the 765th most popular soccer player, the 304th most popular biography from Belgium and the 10th most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Frans Janssens ranks 765 out of 21,273Before him are Ferran Olivella, Rogério Ceni, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Akgün Kaçmaz, Oleg Salenko, and Andrey Arshavin. After him are Emerich Jenei, Orlando Peçanha, Kenneth Zohore, Arnfinn Bergmann, Antonio de la Cruz, and Kazu Naoki.

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Among people born in 1945, Frans Janssens ranks 184Before him are Chandrika Kumaratunga, Marianne Sägebrecht, Lasse Berghagen, Marek Grechuta, Billy Drago, and Michael Nouri. After him are Guy Bonnet, Basil Poledouris, Vinko Puljić, Don McLean, Everett McGill, and Edmund M. Clarke. Among people deceased in 2024, Frans Janssens ranks 78Before him are Philippe Leroy, Choe Thae-bok, James Herbert Brennan, Jürgen Moltmann, Sergei Novikov, and Rosie Reyes. After him are James Kottak, Levan Tediashvili, Guy Bonnet, Melanie, Donald Adamson, and Terry Bisson.

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Among people born in Belgium, Frans Janssens ranks 304 out of 1,190Before him are Gustave de Molinari (1819), Michiel Coxie (1499), Arnold Geulincx (1624), Peter Snayers (1592), William of Moerbeke (1215), and Arthur Grumiaux (1921). After him are Stradanus (1523), James Weddell (1787), Odilon Polleunis (1943), Claude Piron (1931), Gothelo I, Duke of Lorraine (967), and Charles Eugène de Croÿ (1651).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Frans Janssens ranks 10Before him are Eden Hazard (1991), Herbert Wimmer (1944), Jan Ceulemans (1957), Thibaut Courtois (1992), Romelu Lukaku (1993), and Enzo Scifo (1966). After him are Odilon Polleunis (1943), Marc Wilmots (1969), Bernard Voorhoof (1910), Jean-Marc Bosman (1964), Franky Van der Elst (1961), and Wilfried Van Moer (1945).