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Emile Hanse

Full name: Emile Jean Ghislain Hanse
Gender: Male
Born: August 10, 1892 in Namur, Namur, Belgium
Died: April 5, 1981
Affiliations: Union Saint-Gilloise,
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Born in Namur, Émile Hanse’s family moved to Saint-Gilles, when he was still an infant. He won two Belgian Championship titles (1913, 1923) with Union Saint-Gilloise, twice winning the cup (1913-14). He started competitive football (soccer) at age 14. Three years later he joined the A-team for the first time and played 254 matches and scored 23 goals in Belgium’s First Division through 1926. During World War I he played for the Belgian military team, the Front Wanderers. Due to a knee injury he missed a complete season, undergoing the first meniscus operation ever performed in Belgium. He played 11 international matches for Belgium from 1920-26. At Paris in 1924 Hanse was a substitute but did not play. Later, he was a member of the selection committee for the national team. He served as president of his club from 1952-63. His brother Jules was mayor of Saint-Gilles.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Football Men's Football Belgium BEL 1 Gold

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Football Belgium BEL Final Standings 1 1920-08-28 0 0 0
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Football Belgium BEL Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-09-02 BEL , TCH 0
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Football Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-31 BEL 3, NED 0 0
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Football Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1920-08-29 BEL 3, ESP 1 0
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