Léon Jeck

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Léon Jeck
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Personal information
Full name Léon Jeck
Date of birth (1947-02-08)8 February 1947
Place of birth Ans, Belgium
Date of death 24 June 2007(2007-06-24) (aged 60)
Place of death Seraing, Belgium
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1974 Standard Liège
1974–1975 Union St. Gilloise
1975–1977 US Tellinoise
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Léon Jeck (8 February 1947 in Ans, Belgium – 24 June 2007 in Seraing, Belgium) was a Belgian international footballer. He was a tough-tackling Centre-Back for Standard Liege and played against Russia and Mexico in the 1970 World Cup Finals. It was Jeck's tackle that was controversially given as a penalty in the Mexico game that helped the hosts, not Belgium, progress to the next stage. He died at the age of 60, the 23 June 2007 from a pulmonary embolism.[1]


  1. ^ "Léon Jeck emporté par une embolie" [Léon Jeck died from a stroke]. Le Soir (in French). Brussels. 25 June 2007. 

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