Émile Stijnen

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Joannes Emilius Stijnen
Personal information
Date of birth (1907-11-02)2 November 1907
Place of birth Antwerp, Belgium
Date of death 27 March 1997(1997-03-27) (aged 89)
Playing position Centre-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1935 Royal Berchem Sport
1935–1943 ROC Charleroi
National team
1932–1939 Belgium 31 (0)
Teams managed
1944–1946 ROC Charleroi
1947–1952 Beerschot VAC
1959–1961 KV Mechelen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Joannes Emilius Miel Stijnen or Stynen (2 November 1907, Antwerp, Belgium – 27 March 1997) was a Belgian footballer.[1]

He played as a centre-half for Royal Berchem Sport and ROC Charleroi. He was the big name of the "Flaminpic", the nickname given to the team of Olympic de Charleroi between 1936 and 1940, who were promoted in two years from the third to the first division in Belgium, before finishing third in the top flight.

For Belgium,[2] he played on 5 June 1938, the last 16 of the World Cup at Colombes, against France (lost, 1-3).[3] He won 31 caps, with 16 as captain for the Diables Rouges[4]

Later, from 1947 to 1952, he coached Beerschot VAC.[5] His fame was such that he published a successful book, "Comment devenir footballeur?". The stadium of Olympic de Charleroi, one of the largest in Belgium (cap. 32,000) was known for some time as the "Stade Emile Stijnen". Barry Anter.