Frans Geurtsen (right)
|Full name||Frans Geurtsen|
|Date of birth||17 March 1942|
|Place of birth||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Date of death||12 December 2015(aged 73)|
|Place of death||Alkmaar, Netherlands|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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. 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.
- Scores and results list Bermuda's goal tally first.
|1.||25 October 1964||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania||Albania||2–0||2–0||1966 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Personal life and death
After retiring, Geurtsen worked as a technician and coached amateur sides in Noord Holland. He died in December 2015 in Alkmaar.
- Frans Geurtsen at National-Football-Teams.com
- Voetbal International (in Dutch)
- 2012 Interview and bio - De Oud Utrechter (in Dutch)
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