John Van Alphen

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John Van Alphen
Personal information
Full name Jan van Alphen
Date of birth (1914-06-17)17 June 1914
Place of birth Anvers, Belgium
Date of death 19 December 1961(1961-12-19) (aged 47)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1946 Beerschot VAC
National team
1938–1944 Belgium 11 (0)
Teams managed
1960–1961 KSV Waregem
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jan "John" van Alphen (17 June 1914 – 19 December 1961) was a Belgian footballer, born in Anvers, Belgium.

He played as a midfielder for Beerschot VAC.[1] With the anversois, he twice won the Belgian Championship, in 1938 and 1939.

He played for the Diables Rouges from 1938 to 1944, with whom he played eleven games, including one at the 1938 World Cup.[2]

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