Paul Litjens (1978)
|Full name||Paulus Tarcisius Maria "Paul" Litjens |
11 September 1947 |
Loon op Zand, Noord-Brabant
Paul Litjens (born 11 September 1947, Loon op Zand) is a former field hockey player for the Netherlands. He played 177 matches with the Dutch national team, scoring 268 goals, an international record he held from 1982 to 2004.
Litjens played for hockey clubs in Uden and Zaanstad before joining HC Kampong of Utrecht. He was a member of the Dutch team that became World Champion in 1973 and participated in the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. In both these Olympics, the Dutch team took a frustrating fourth place. In 1981 Litjens and the Dutch team won the Champions Trophy in Karachi.
Litjens was the Brand Ambassador of Rucanor. He appeared in the poster for its Karachi King Super hockey stick.
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