André Kamperveen

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André Kamperveen
Andre Kamperveen Standbeeld.JPG
Statue of Andre Kamperveen
Personal details
Born Rudi André Kamperveen
(1924-09-27)September 27, 1924
Died December 8, 1982(1982-12-08) (aged 58)
Nationality Surinamese
Profession International football player
Sports administrator

Rudi André Kamperveen (September 27, 1924 - December 8, 1982) was a Surinamese football player, sports administrator, politician and businessman.

During his playing career, the centre forward represented and captained the Suriname national football team in the 1940s. He played professionally in Brazil (Paysandu Sport Club) and Netherlands during his playing career, becoming the first Surinamese player to play professionally in the Netherlands in the process while plying his trade for HFC Haarlem.

After his playing career he became Minister for Sport in Suriname. He also helped establish the Caribbean Football Union which was formed in 1978 and he was selected as the union's first President. He was also a vice-president of FIFA.

He was killed in 1982 as part of the December murders. His body reportedly showed injuries to the jaw and a swollen face, 18 bullet wounds in the chest, a shot wound in the right temple, a fractured femur and a fractured arm.[1]

He was inducted into the CONCACAF hall of fame.[2] The André Kamperveen Stadion is named in his honour.


  1. ^ "Human Rights Committee" (pdf). Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andres Kamperveen". CONCACAF. 31 August 1990. Retrieved 29 February 2012.