Herman van Raalte

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Herman van Raalte
Herman van Raalte (1950).jpg
Personal information
Full name Herman van Raalte
Date of birth (1921-04-08)8 April 1921
Place of birth Hengelo, Netherlands
Date of death 3 April 2013(2013-04-03) (aged 91)
Place of death Amsterdam, Netherlands
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
HVV Hengelo
1942–1954 Blauw-Wit
1954–1957 B.V.C. Amsterdam
1957–1959 Blauw-Wit
1959–1960 Leeuwarden
National team
1948 Netherlands 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 April 2013

Herman van Raalte (8 April 1921 – 3 April 2013) was a Dutch football player.

Club career[edit]

Van Raalte played for hometown club HVV Hengelo in the 1930s and 40s before joining Amsterdam side Blauw-Wit during World War II. With Blauw-Wit he lost the 1949–50 Netherlands Football League Championship final. He also played for B.V.C. Amsterdam and V.V. Leeuwarden.

International career[edit]

Van Raalte earned his one and only cap for the Netherlands in a November 1948 friendly match against Belgium.[1]

Retirement and death[edit]

After his football career, he became a textile merchant.[2] Van Raalte died of a bacterial infection after hip surgery on 3 April 2013 at the age of 91. He was the then oldest living former Dutch international footballer.[3]


  1. ^ National team stats - Voetbalstats (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Profile - Voetballegends (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Oud-international Herman van Raalte overleden - RTV Oost (in Dutch)

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