Jef Jurion has turned 85 today. The one and only Mister Europe, a legendary nickname which was given to him thanks to a goal against Real Madrid, can look back on an impressive career in purple and white.
The two-time winner of the Belgian Golden Shoe award arrived at RSC Anderlecht in 1954 after he started playing soccer at FC Ruisbroek at a young age. Jurion quickly became a highly valued member of the team and even was the captain of the team for many years.
Jef Jurion has been the heartbeat of Anderlecht for 12 years. During his period at the club, he won 9 national titles, 1 Belgian Cup and he also reached 64 caps, 38 of which as a captain.
Together with Pierre Hanon, he still holds the club record by having the most number of titles. By winning both the first Belgian Cup in the club's history and playing in the first European match of the club, Mister Europe played his way into the history books even more.
We wish you all the best, Jef.