Nico Bouvy

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Nico Bouvy
Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Netherlands squad.JPG
Bouvy (2nd left) -Olympics 1912
Personal information
Full name Nicolaas Jan Jerôme Bouvy
Date of birth (1892-07-11)11 July 1892
Place of birth Banda Neira, Banda Islands
Date of death 14 June 1957(1957-06-14) (aged 64)
Place of death The Hague, Netherlands
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1913 DFC
1913–1914 Altona 1893
1914–1923 Haarlem
National team
1912–1913 Netherlands 9 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place Stockholm 1912 Team Competition

Nicolaas Jan Jerôme "Nico" Bouvij (July 11, 1892, in Banda Neira, Banda Islands – June 14, 1957, in The Hague) was a Dutch amateur football player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Club career[edit]

Bouvy started playing football at DFC, playing alongside his three brothers. He made his senior debut in 1910, had a season in Germany with Altona 1893 Hamburg and played the remainder of his career for Haarlem.[1]

In May 1924, when Victoria Hamburg played Cardiff City in a friendly (2-2), Nico Bouvy was invited to strengthen Vicky´s side which he did under a special DFB one-off licence.[2] His brother, Dolf Bouvy, had been a regular Victoria player in 1906.

International career[edit]

Bouvy made his debut for the Netherlands in a March 1912 friendly match against England and earned a total of 9 caps, scoring 4 goals.[3] His final international was a November 1913 friendly match against England. He won the bronze medal with the Dutch at the 1912 Summer Olympics football tournament.


  1. ^ Profile - Voetballegends (Dutch)
  2. ^ Hamburger Anzeiger, May 19, 1924, p. 8
  3. ^ Intl career stats - Ons Oranje

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