Louis Van Hege

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Louis Van Hege
Personal information
Full name Louis Van Hege
Date of birth (1889-05-08)8 May 1889
Place of birth Uccle, Belgium
Date of death 24 June 1975(1975-06-24) (aged 86)
Place of death Uccle, Belgium
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1900–1906 R.U. Saint-Gilloise
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906–1910 R.U. Saint-Gilloise 42 (15)
1910–1915 Milan 88 (97)
1919–1924 R.U. Saint-Gilloise 104 (9)
National team
1919–1924 Belgium 29 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Men

Louis Van Hege (8 May 1889 – 24 June 1975) was a Belgian footballer who played as an inside-forward.

Club career[edit]

At club level, Van Hege played for Italian side A.C. Milan from 1910 to 1915, scoring 97 goals during five Italian Football Championship seasons with the rossoneri, and also serving as the club's captain. In terms of goals scored, he's the tenth-highest goalscorer in the club's history. He left Italy when the First World War began.

International career[edit]

At international level, Van Hege competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics as a member of the Belgium national team which won the gold medal in the football tournament.

Bobsleigh career[edit]

Van Hege also competed in bobsleigh at the 1932 Winter Olympics, finishing ninth in the two-man event.

Career statistics[edit]


Italian football championship statistics
Season League
Apps Goals
1910–1911 16 19
1911–1912 17 18
1912–1913 18 17
1913–1914 17 21
1914–1915 20 22
Total 88 97


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Giuseppe Rizzi
Milan captain
Succeeded by
Marco Sala