Just Göbel

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Just Göbel
Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Holland v.s. Sweden.JPG
Göbel making a save at the Olympics.
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Netherlands
Olympics Games
Bronze medal – third place 1912 Stockholm Team competition

Dr. Marius Jan "Just" Göbel (November 21, 1891 in Soerabaya – March 5, 1984 in Ede) was a Dutch amateur football (soccer) player.

Göbel who played for Vitesse Arnhem, succeeded Reinier Beeuwkes as the Dutch national goalkeeper in 1911. He was known for being the first Dutch keeper trying to catch the ball rather than stomp it away. He played 18 matches for the Dutch team, being best remembered for his numerous saves during the 2-1 win over England's amateurs.[1] and his bronze medal in the football tournament of the 1912 Summer Olympics.

During the First World War, he studied medicine. As a Medical Physician, trained in cardiology, he was able during World War II to assist people in escaping the Nazi's grasp.


  1. ^ "Just Göbel". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 

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