Jan van Breda Kolff (footballer)

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Jan van Breda Kolff
Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Netherlands squad.JPG
Jan van Breda Kolff-Olympics 1912
Personal information
Full name Jan Gualtherus van Breda Kolff
Date of birth (1894-01-18)18 January 1894
Place of birth Medan, Dutch East Indies
Date of death 6 February 1976(1976-02-06) (aged 82)
Place of death West Chatham, United States
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1913 HVV Den Haag
National team
1911–1913 Netherlands 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Jan van Breda Kolff
Medal record
Men's Football
Representing the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1912 Stockholm Team Competition

Jan Gualtherus van Breda Kolff (18 January 1894 in Medan, Dutch East Indies – 6 February 1976 in West Chatham, Massachusetts, United States) was a Dutch amateur football player.

International career[edit]

Van Breda Kolff a made his debut in the Netherlands national football team as a player of HVV Den Haag on 2 April 1911 at the age of 17, and (as of 2014) he still holds the record as the youngest player to have ever played for "Oranje".[1] During his debut in a 3–1 win over Belgium he scored the second goal to give the Dutch a 2–0 lead.[2] This also by default made him the youngest goalscorer in the team's history. In total he played 11 international matches, including four games at the 1912 Summer Olympics where he captured the bronze medal in a 9–0 win over Finland.[3] The goal he scored in his international debut was the only goal he scored in his 11 caps.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Van Breda Kolff later had a career as a stockbroker in the United States. His son Butch van Breda Kolff and grandson Jan van Breda Kolff are notable American basketball coaches.

International statistics[edit]

1st team starts 11 Played minutes 1020 European Qualification 0 European Championships 0
Wins 7 Team captain 0 World Cup Qualification 0 World Cup Championships 0
Draws 2 Penalties 0 Sub in 0 Summer Olympics 4
Losts 2 Own goals 0 Sub out 0 Friendly matches 7
Goals 1 Yellow cards 0 Red cards 0 Mini World Cup 0
Date Match Match Score Type GS in out Y R
2 April 1911 Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Belgium 3–1 Friendly 1 X X 0 0
10 March 1912 Belgium Belgium Netherlands Netherlands 1–2 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
16 March 1912 England England Netherlands Netherlands 4–0 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
24 March 1912 Netherlands Netherlands Flag of the German Empire.svg Germany 5–5 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
28 April 1912 Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Belgium 4–3 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
29 June 1912 Sweden Sweden Netherlands Netherlands 3–4 1912 Summer Olympics 0 X X 0 0
30 June 1912 Netherlands Netherlands Austria Austria 3–1 1912 Summer Olympics 0 X X 0 0
2 July 1912 Netherlands Netherlands Denmark Denmark 1–4 1912 Summer Olympics 0 X X 0 0
4 July 1912 Netherlands Netherlands Finland Finland 9–0 1912 Summer Olympics 0 X X 0 0
17 November 1912 Flag of the German Empire.svg Germany Netherlands Netherlands 2–3 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
9 March 1913 Belgium Belgium Netherlands Netherlands 3–3 Friendly 0 X X 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jongste debutanten, voetbalstats.nl
  2. ^ Jan van Breda Kolff profile, voetbalstats.nl
  3. ^ Intl career stats - Ons Oranje (Dutch)
  4. ^ Jan van Breda Kolff profile, rsssf.com

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