Alphonse Six

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Alphonse Six
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Personal information
Full name Alphonse Léopold Bauduin Six
Date of birth (1890-01-01)1 January 1890
Place of birth Bruges, Belgium
Date of death 19 August 1914(1914-08-19) (aged 24)
Place of death Boutersem, Belgium
Playing position striker
Youth career
Cercle Brugge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1907-1912 Cercle Brugge 87 (92)
1912 Union SG
1913-1914 Olympique Lillois
National team
1910-1914 Belgium 9 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 May 2008

Alphonse Six (1 January 1890 – 19 August 1914) was a Belgian football player.

Six was born in Bruges and is mainly remembered for his goal-scoring capacities. In his period with Cercle Brugge he scored 93 times in only 89 matches. His 1910-1911 season was especially remarkable, when scoring 38 goals in 20 matches, half of the goals Cercle Brugge scored that season. In 1910 Six received his first cap for Belgium, winning 3-2 against the Netherlands and scoring once. Six played nine times for Belgium, scoring eight goals.

Six still holds two Cercle Brugge team records:

  • An average of 1.045 goals per match.
  • Five goals in one match, against R.E. Sport's Club

In 1912, Six left Cercle for Union SG. Due to Union SG not keeping their promises about a job for him - professional footballers were unheard of at that time - he moved to Olympique Lillois, a predecessor of Lille OSC. That season he became the first Belgian football player to become a champion in a foreign country.

Death[edit]

In the beginning of August 1914, the Germans invaded Belgium and Six was called to arms. After the fall of the forts in Liège, King Albert I pulled his troops back to Antwerp. During this manoeuvre, the Belgian troops were surrounded by the Germans near Boutersem. Six and his companions were killed on 19 August, only two weeks after war broke out.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Belgium Michel Nollet
Cercle Brugge top scorer
1910 – 1911 – 1912
Succeeded by
Belgium Louis Saeys