Hans Boskamp

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Hans Boskamp
Hans Boskamp 1970.jpg
Boskamp in 1970
Personal information
Full name Johannes Hendricus Gerardus Hölscher
Date of birth (1932-05-07)7 May 1932
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date of death 21 March 2011(2011-03-21) (aged 78)
Place of death Dordrecht, Netherlands
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1954 Ajax
1954–1958 BVC Amsterdam
1958–1962 DWS 103 (4)
National team
1952–1954 Netherlands 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hans Boskamp, born Johannes Hendricus Gerardus Hölscher, (7 May 1932 – 21 March 2011) was a Dutch footballer and actor.

Football career[edit]


Rotterdam-born Hölscher moved with his family to Amsterdam at 10 years of age and joined Ajax under his father's stage name Boskamp.[1] He played his first match for the club on 26 March 1950 and his final one on 27 May 1954.[2] He then became a professional with BVC Amsterdam and played his final seasons for DWS.[3]


Boskamp made his debut for the Netherlands in a September 1952 friendly match against Denmark and earned a total of four caps, scoring no goals. His final international was a May 1954 friendly match against Switzerland.[4]

Entertainment career[edit]

After retiring as a footballer, Boskamp worked at the Amsterdam stock exchange and later became a singer and actor.[5] He also worked for the Bovema record company and accompanied several big-name artists, among them John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their Bed-In in the Hilton Amsterdam.[6] He also provided the Dutch dub of Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch.

Later life and death[edit]

Boskamp died of a stroke on 21 March 2011, at the age of 78.[7]


  1. ^ Hans Boskamp - Koninklijke HFC (Dutch)
  2. ^ Oud-Ajacied Hans Boskamp overleden - Ajaxlife (Dutch)
  3. ^ "Voormalig international Hans Boskamp (78) overleden" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  4. ^ National team stats - Voetbalstats
  5. ^ Hans Boskamp at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ Allesdoener Hans Boskamp had veel talenten - AD (Dutch)
  7. ^ "Ajax staat stil bij overlijden Boskamp" (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 

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