Jan Groenendijk

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Jan Groenendijk
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-07-06)6 July 1946
Place of birth Vreeswijk, Netherlands
Date of death 9 February 2014(2014-02-09) (aged 67)
Place of death Culemborg, Netherlands
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1957–1968 Geinoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1970 Elinkwijk
1970–1972 FC Utrecht 64 (29)
1972–1974 Go Ahead Eagles 52 (13)
1974–1976 Wageningen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 February 2014.

Jan Groenendijk (6 July 1946 – 9 February 2014) was a Dutch football player.

Club career[edit]

Born in Vreeswijk, Groenendijk came through the youth ranks at hometown club Geinoord and made his professional debut in the Eerste Divisie for Elinkwijk and joined new club FC Utrecht who were formed by a merger of DOS, Elinkwijk and Velox in 1970. On Wednesday 19 August 1970 he became the first ever goalscorer of the new club after scoring in 1-4 defeat by Feyenoord. He would become the club's first top goalscorer that season with 18.[1]

He later played for Go Ahead Eagles and Wageningen.[2]


Groenendijk died of esophageal cancer on 9 February 2014.[3]


  1. ^ GEIN-IG DAGBOEK DEEL 20 - Geinoord (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Jan Groenendijk (67) overleden - NOS (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Jan Groenendijk op 67-jarige leeftijd overleden Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine. - FC Utrecht (in Dutch)

External links[edit]

  • Bio - Bunnikside (in Dutch)