Henk Bosveld

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Henk Charly Bosveld
Henk Bosveld (1962).jpg
Henk Bosveld in 1962
Personal information
Full name Hendrikus Johannes Bosveld
Date of birth (1941-07-10)10 July 1941
Place of birth Velp, Netherlands
Date of death 6 August 1998(1998-08-06) (aged 57)
Place of death Arnhem, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1964 SC Enschede 86 (43)
1964–1968 Sparta 128 (64)
1968–1969 Vitesse 33 (15)
1969–1973 Sparta 77 (30)
1973–1979 Vitesse 191 (57)
National team
1962–1964 Netherlands 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hendrikus ("Henk") Johannes Bosveld (July 10, 1941 – August 6, 1998) was a Dutch football midfielder, who was nicknamed Charly after Charles Chaplin due to a similar style of walking.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Velp, he started playing football at local side VVO and was named best player of Vitesse in the twentieth century.[2] He also played for Sportclub Enschede and Sparta and retired from professional football on June 12, 1979.

International career[edit]

Bosveld made his debut for the Netherlands in an October 1962 friendly match against Belgium. He won his second and final cap in an April 1964 friendly against Austria.[3]

Death and legacy[edit]

He died in 1998 in Arnhem from a myocardial infarction, aged 57. The East Stand at Vitesse's GelreDome was named in his honour in 2016.[4]


  1. ^ Eerbetoon 'Charly' Bosveld - Gelderlander (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Henk ‘Charly’ Bosveld begon bij VVO - VVO (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Intl career stats Archived 2016-11-05 at the Wayback Machine. - Ons Oranje (in Dutch)
  4. ^ Charly Bosveld krijgt tribune bij Vitesse in GelreDome - Gelderlander (in Dutch)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Netherlands Clemens Westerhof
Vitesse Arnhem Manager
alongside Poland Janusz Kowalik

1985 – 1986
Succeeded by
Netherlands Hans Dorjee