Frans Geurtsen

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Frans Geurtsen
Koos van Tamelen, Jan Verkaik, Frans Geurtsen.jpg
Frans Geurtsen (right)
Personal information
Full name Frans Geurtsen
Date of birth (1942-03-17)17 March 1942
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Date of death 12 December 2015(2015-12-12) (aged 73)
Place of death Alkmaar, Netherlands
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Velox
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1963 Velox
1963–1971 DWS 190 (94)
National team
1964 Netherlands 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frans Geurtsen (17 March 1942 – 12 December 2015) was a Dutch footballer, who played at both professional and international levels as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Geurtsen started his professional career at hometown side Velox, winning promotion to the Eerste Divisie in 1962. He played for an Utrecht XI in the 1962–63 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, scoring twice against Tasmania Berlin.[1] He was signed by Amsterdam club DWS in summer 1963, and was the Eredivisie top scorer in both the 1963–64 and 1964–65 seasons. He won the Eredivisie league title with DWS in 1964.

An Achilles tendon injury cut short his career and he had to retire in 1971 aged only 29.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Netherlands in an October 1964 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Albania, immediately scoring a goal.[2] It proved to be his final international as well.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bermuda's goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 October 1964 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania  Albania 2–0 2–0 1966 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life and death[edit]

After retiring, Geurtsen worked as a technician and coached amateur sides in Noord Holland. He died in December 2015 in Alkmaar.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bio - Betaald Voetbal Utrecht (Dutch)
  2. ^ National team stats - Voetbalstats (Dutch)
  3. ^ Oud voetballer Frans Geurtsen overleden - RTV Utrecht (Dutch)

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