|Date of birth||15 April 1921|
|Place of birth||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Date of death||12 May 2012(aged 91)|
|Place of death||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Jan Bens (15 April 1921 – 12 May 2012) was a Dutch professional association football player and coach; he was also an amateur boxer and trainer.
Born in Rotterdam, Bens joined hometown club Feyenoord at the age of 12 and made his senior debut at the age of 17. In a match against Ajax on 6 December 1942, Bens became the first player ever to be sent off in De Klassieker, after punching Ajax goalkeeper Gerrit Keizer. He scored 25 goals in 76 first team games for Feyenoord. In 2007, he was the last surviving Feyenoord player from before World War II.
He left Feyenoord for EBOH in 1947.
Later life and death
Bens died on 12 May 2012, at the age of 91.
- Johan Derksen (5 November 2007). "'De laatste wens van Jan Bens'" (in Dutch). Voetbal International.
- Jurryt van de Vooren (26 March 2007). "Met Jan Bens naar het jarige Stadion Feyenoord (inclusief historisch dossier)" (in Dutch). sportgeschiedenis.nl.
- Oer-Feyenoorder Jan Bens overleden - Feyenoord
- ‘Ik zou haast zeggen, ik ben Feyenoordwaardig’ Jan Bens.. - Volkskrant (Dutch)
- "Oer-Feyenoorder Bens overleden" (in Dutch). NOS Sport. 14 May 2012.
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