Joseph Mermans

1922 - 1996

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Joseph Mermans (16 February 1922 in Merksem – 20 January 1996 in Wildert), usually referred to as Jef Mermans (nicknamed "The Bomber") was a football striker from Belgium, who played much of his career at Anderlecht, with whom he won seven Belgian Championship titles and finished top scorer of this competition three times. He played 399 games and scored 367 goals in first division.Mermans played 56 matches with the Belgium national football team, 2 of which in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Mermans has received more than 37,911 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Joseph Mermans is the 1,505th most popular soccer player, the 456th most popular biography from Belgium and the 22nd most popular Belgian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Joseph Mermans ranks 1,505 out of 16,923Before him are Ricardo Bochini, Heriberto Herrera, Afonsinho, Joel Antônio Martins, Edmílson, and Władysław Żmuda. After him are Mario David, Hiroshi Yoshida, Shinji Kagawa, Takaji Mori, Rodrigo Palacio, and Jorge Olguín.

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Among people born in 1922, Joseph Mermans ranks 231Before him are Alexander Kazhdan, Ruby Dee, Richard Kiley, Donald Keene, Roland Dumas, and Natalya Meklin. After him are Lyndon LaRouche, Blaga Dimitrova, Agustín Gaínza, Pio Laghi, Július Torma, and Tom Finney. Among people deceased in 1996, Joseph Mermans ranks 155Before him are Jamie Uys, Rob Hall, Morton Gould, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Tamara Toumanova, and Heriberto Herrera. After him are Bob Shaw, Teodoro Fernández, Alger Hiss, Joseph Asajiro Satowaki, Dorothy Lamour, and Arthur Rudolph.

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Among people born in Belgium, Joseph Mermans ranks 456 out of 899Before him are Godfrey I, Count of Namur (1068), Georges Ronsse (1906), Kate Ryan (1980), Jules Malou (1810), George Albert Boulenger (1858), and Yolande Moreau (1953). After him are Thomas Vermaelen (1985), Henri Coppens (1930), Justine Henin (1982), Marc Rich (1934), Christl Cranz (1914), and Étienne-Gaspard Robert (1763).


Among soccer players born in Belgium, Joseph Mermans ranks 22Before him are Franky Van der Elst (1961), Wilfried Van Moer (1945), Franky Vercauteren (1956), Raoul Lambert (1944), Daniel Van Buyten (1978), and Erwin Vandenbergh (1959). After him are Thomas Vermaelen (1985), Henri Coppens (1930), Léon Semmeling (1940), Lorenzo Staelens (1964), Axel Witsel (1989), and François Van der Elst (1954).