Gerald Hylkema

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Gerald Hylkema
Personal information
Full name Gerardus Antonius Frederikus Hylkema
Date of birth (1946-02-14)February 14, 1946
Place of birth Groningen, Netherlands
Date of death 26 March 2002
Place of death Acapulco, Mexico
Playing position Forward
Youth career
GVAV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1973 FC Groningen 15 (3)
1973–1974 Atlante (3)
1975 San Antonio Thunder 3 (0)
1976 Oakland Buccaneers 17 (10)
1977–1978 Sacramento Gold 39 (3)
1980 Golden Gate Gales
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gerard "Gerald" Hylkema was a professional football (soccer) forward from The Netherlands who played three games in the North American Soccer League and several seasons in the American Soccer League.

Hylkema began his athletic career in field hockey. In 1968, he was part of the Dutch field hockey team at the 1968 Summer Olympics. In 1970, he turned to professional soccer when he signed with FC Groningen but he spent his first season with the reserves. In 1971, Hylkema gained promotion to the first team where he saw limited time over two seasons.[1] He then played for Atlante F.C. in Mexico. In 1975, Hylkema played three games for the San Antonio Thunder of the North American Soccer League. In 1976, he played for the Oakland Buccaneers of the American Soccer League.[2] In 1977 and 1978, he played for the Sacramento Gold. In 1980, the Golden Gate Gales selected Hylkema in the ASL Dispersal Draft.[3] After he retired from playing professionally, Hytlkema settled in the San Francisco Bay area where he coached.[4]

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