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Jan Ceulemans

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Jan Anna Gumaar Ceulemans (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɑn ˈkøːləˌmɑns]; born 28 February 1957) is a Belgian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. A prolific goalscorer, Ceulemans was known for his stamina, aerial ability and technique. He was also known for his power, imposing frame and natural authority.Ceulemans was also a regular member of the Belgium national football team, with 96 international appearances, a record that stood for 26 years until it was surpassed by Jan Vertonghen's 97th appearance for Belgium on 10 October 2017; Ceulemans is now the ninth most-capped for Belgium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Ceulemans has received more than 259,043 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Jan Ceulemans is the 357th most popular soccer player (up from 426th in 2019), the 199th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 203rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Jan Ceulemans ranks 357 out of 16,880Before him are Henri Delaunay, Kinjiro Shimizu, Shumpei Inoue, Uli Stielike, Masuzo Madono, and Michiyo Taki. After him are Robinho, Telê Santana, Nagayasu Honda, Saburo Shinosaki, Antonio Carbajal, and Gary Lineker.

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Among people born in 1957, Jan Ceulemans ranks 52Before him are Stephen Fry, Hwang Kyo-ahn, Fran Drescher, Michael Cretu, Yuen Biao, and Subcomandante Marcos. After him are Adrian Smith, Janick Gers, Dani Rodrik, Timothy Spall, Bamir Topi, and Yoshihiko Noda.

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Among people born in Belgium, Jan Ceulemans ranks 199 out of 1,019Before him are Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338), Rik Van Looy (1933), John Langenus (1891), Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq (1522), Arnulf I, Count of Flanders (889), and Guy Verhofstadt (1953). After him are Jodocus Hondius (1563), Pierre de la Rue (1460), Justus van Gent (1430), Adrian Carton de Wiart (1880), Ovide Decroly (1871), and Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Jan Ceulemans ranks 4Before him are Jean-Marie Pfaff (1953), Michel Preud'homme (1959), and Paul Van Himst (1943). After him are Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Romelu Lukaku (1993), Herbert Wimmer (1944), Thibaut Courtois (1992), Eden Hazard (1991), Enzo Scifo (1966), Marc Wilmots (1969), and Jean-Marc Bosman (1964).