Hippolyte Van den Bosch

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Hippolyte Van den Bosch
Personal information
Full name Hippolyte Geraard Van den Bosch
Date of birth (1926-04-30)30 April 1926
Place of birth Brussels, Belgium
Date of death 1 December 2011(2011-12-01) (aged 85)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1958 Anderlecht
1960–1961 Eendracht Aalst
National team
1953–1956 Belgium 8 (3)
Teams managed
1972–1973 Anderlecht
1986–1989 Venezuela
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hippolyte Geraard Van den Bosch (30 April 1926 – 1 December 2011[1]), nicknamed Poly, was a Belgian football player who finished top scorer of the Belgian League in 1954 while playing for R.S.C. Anderlecht. He played 8 times with the Belgian national team between 1953 and 1956. "Poly" made his international debut on 22 November 1953 in a 2–2 friendly draw against Switzerland and he scored twice. Van den Bosch was in the team for the 1954 FIFA World Cup, together with his brother Pieter.


  1. ^ "sporza: Anderlecht rouwt om Hippolyte Van den Bosch". Sporza.be. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 

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