Joseph Nelis

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Joseph Nelis
Personal information
Date of birth (1917-04-01)1 April 1917
Place of birth Tutbury, England
Date of death 12 April 1994(1994-04-12) (aged 77)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1939 Royal Berchem Sport
1939–1943 R. Union Saint-Gilloise
National team
1940 Belgium 2 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph Jef Nelis was a Belgian footballer, born on 1 April 1917 in Tutbury (England), who died on 12 April 1994.[1]

Striker for Royal Berchem Sport, he was picked for the World Cup in 1938 in France, but did not play. However, he played two games and scored two goals in 1940 for Belgium.[2]


  • International in 1940 (2 caps and 2 goals)
  • Picked for the 1938 World Cup (did not play)