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Philibert Smellinckx

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Died  April 8, 1977
Role  Footballer
Name  Philibert Smellinckx
Years  Team

Date of birth  (1911-01-17)17 January 1911
Date of death  8 April 1977(1977-04-08) (aged 66)
1921-1928  R. Union Saint-Gilloise
1928-1946  R. Union Saint-Gilloise

Place of birth  Saint-Gilles (Belgium)

Philibert Smellinckx was a Belgian footballer born 17 January 1911 in Saint-Gilles, Brussels (Belgium), died 8 April 1977.



Centre back for Union Saint-Gilloise, in the legendary Union 60 who were unbeaten in the league for 60 matches, between 9 January 1933 (Union-Lierse SK, 2-2) and 10 February 1935 (Daring Bruxelles-Union 2-0). At this time, they were three times Belgian Champions, from 1933 to 1935.

At the same time, he played for Belgium from 1933 to 1938 and played 19 matches for the Diables Rouges, including one match at the Italian World Cup.


  • Belgian international from 1933 to 1938 (19 caps)
  • Participation in the 1934 World Cup in Italy (1 match)
  • Selected for the 1938 World Cup in France (did not play)
  • Champion of Belgium in 1933, 1934 and 1935 with R. Union Saint-Gilloise
  • 307 matches and 7 goals in Division 1
  • References

    Philibert Smellinckx Wikipedia

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