Gerrie Deijkers

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Gerrie Deijkers
Gerrie Deijkers.jpg
Deijkers in 1970
Personal information
Full name Gerrie Deijkers
Date of birth (1946-11-13)13 November 1946
Place of birth Breda, Netherlands
Date of death 29 October 2003(2003-10-29) (aged 56)
Place of death Eindhoven, Netherlands
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left-back[1], forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1968 VV Baronie
1968–1969 NAC Breda
1969–1970 Willem II
1970–1972 AFC DWS
1972–1973 De Graafschap
1973–1979 PSV
1979–1980 KVK Beringen
1980–1981 SBV Vitesse
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gerrie Deijkers (13 November 1946 – 29 October 2003) was a Dutch professional football player.

Career[edit]

Deijkers played at the beginning of his career at VV Baronie, NAC Breda, Willem II, AFC DWS and De Graafschap.[2] He became the top scorer for Willem II in the Eerste Divisie in 1969–70 with 24 goals.

In 1973, trainer Kees Rijvers took Deijkers to PSV to join René van de Kerkhof, Willy van de Kerkhof and Ralf Edström. In the 1977–78 season, Deijkers became the club's top scorer with 18 goals to help PSV to win the league. Moreover, that was a successful year for Deijkers as he scored 8 times in the UEFA Cup tournament; the 1977–78 UEFA Cup won by PSV.[3] Deijkers played six seasons for PSV, from 1973 to 1979, playing 170 matches scoring 35 goals.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In 2003, Deijkers died from a heart attack.[5] He is the father of techno producer Martyn.

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerrie Deijkers at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ "Gerrie Deijkers". Voetbal. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  3. ^ "De gouden goaltjes van Ger Deijkers". ED (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Oud PSV'er Gerrie Deijkers overleden". PSV (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Oud-voetballer Gerrie Deijkers overleden". Omroep Brabant (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 November 2017.

External links[edit]

  • Rinie Maas (2016): 'Gerrie Deijkers and Nico Rijnders', Idols and Icons; The Nac Book, 62 Stories, p. 137-139. Rotterdam: Trichis Publishing.