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Joseph Mermans

Personal information
Date of birth16 February 1922
Place of birthMerksem, Belgium
Date of death20 January 1996(age 73)
Place of deathWildert, Belgium
Playing positionStriker

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Joseph Mermans (16 February 1922 in Merksem 20 January 1996 in Wildert), usually referred to as Jef Mermans (nicknamed "The Bomber") was a football striker from Belgium, who played much of his career at Anderlecht, with whom he won 7 Belgian Championship titles and finished top scorer of this competition 3 times.

Mermans played 56 matches with the Belgium national football team, 2 of which in the Football World Cup 1954. He is also the 4th top scorer ever for the Belgium national team with 27 goals.

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