Leo Canjels

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Leo Canjels
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Personal information
Full name Leonard Canjels
Date of birth (1933-04-01)1 April 1933
Place of birth Breda, Netherlands
Date of death 26 May 2010(2010-05-26) (aged 77)
Place of death Breda, Netherlands
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1963 NAC Breda 149 (114)
National team
1959 Netherlands 3 (2)
Teams managed
1968–1971 NAC Breda
1971–1973 Club Brugge
1973–1975 MVV
1975–1977 Patro Eisden
1977–1979 K. Beringen F.C.
1979–1982 Cercle Brugge
1982–1985 K.V. Mechelen
1985–1987 Eendracht Aalst
1987–1989 Patro Eisden
1989–1990 K. Boom F.C.

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Leonard "Leo" Canjels (1 April 1933 – 26 May 2010) was a Dutch international footballer who played for NAC Breda.

Club career[edit]

Canjels started playing football at Breda side VV Baronie. He made his debut for NAC in the 1956/1957 season and played seven years for the club before retiring. As a NAC Breda player, Canjels twice won the Eredivisie top goalscorers award, in 1958 and 1959.

Canjels was nicknamed Het Kanon (the Gun) because of his powerful shooting.

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Canjels became a coach and managed NAC Breda, as well as Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge among others in Belgium. He retired from coaching in 1990.

He died on May 26, 2010 after a long illness.

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