Purrel Fränkel

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Purrel Fränkel
Personal information
Full name Purrel Fränkel
Date of birth (1976-10-08) 8 October 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Paramaribo, Suriname
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Telstar 88 (0)
1998–2002 De Graafschap 106 (1)
2002–2007 Vitesse 149 (2)
2007–2012 De Graafschap 131 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 August 2012.

Purrel Fränkel (born 8 October 1976) is a Surinamese former footballer. He played 474 matches in professional football for Telstar, De Graafschap and Vitesse.

Club career[edit]

Fränkel is a defender who was born in Paramaribo and made his debut in professional football, being part of the Telstar squad in the 1994-95 season. He also played for De Graafschap before joining Vitesse.

In 2003, he scored an own goal against FC Twente when the match was just 19 seconds old. This was an all-time record in the Eredivisie, but it was broken three years later by Arnold Kruiswijk of FC Groningen, who, in a match against Heracles Almelo, managed to pass his own goalkeeper after 9 seconds.

In March 2009 he was suspended for a month by the Dutch FA after testing positive on smoking cannabis.[1]

After the relegation of De Graafschap in 2012, Fränkel decided he did not want to play in the Eerste Divisie any more and retired from professional football. Currently he plays for the amateurs of vv DUNO from Doorwerth.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Purrel Fränkel is een maand geschorst - De Graafschap (Dutch)