Gerrit Visser

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Gerrit Visser
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Personal information
Date of birth February 2, 1903
Place of birth Nieuwendam, Netherlands
Date of death December 1984
Place of death Cashmere, Washington, United States
Playing position Center Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Stormvogels
1925–1926 Bethlehem Steel 3 (4)
1927–1931 Holley Carburetor
National team
1924–1925 Netherlands 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Gerrit Visser (February 2, 1903 in Nieuwendam, North Holland – December 1984 in Cashmere, Washington) was a Dutch football (soccer) center forward who played in the Netherlands and the United States. He was a member of the Netherlands football team at the 1924 Summer Olympics and earned seven caps, scoring one goal, with the Netherlands national football team.

Professional[edit]

Visser appears to have begun his professional career in the Netherlands, playing for Stormvogels in 1924. However, at some point, he moved to the United States. In 1925, he signed with Bethlehem Steel F.C. of the American Soccer League. He saw no playing time until February 1926 when he replaced the departed Archie Stark at center forward.[1] He then scored four goals in three games.[2] It appears he moved to Windsor, Canada in 1926.[3] He then moved to Detroit, Michigan where he played for Holley Carburetor from 1927 until 1931.[4] He played in the final of the 1927 National Challenge Cup, a blow out loss to the Fall River Marksmen.

National team[edit]

Visser earned seven caps, scoring one goal, with the Netherlands national football team. Four of those games came with the Netherlands Olympic team at the 1924 Summer Olympics.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ February 18, 1926 The Globe
  2. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4). 
  3. ^ International tours by the Scottish FA 1927-1967
  4. ^ Tours: Rangers 1878-1967
  5. ^ FIFA Player Profile

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