Reinier Beeuwkes

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Reinier Beeuwkes
Nederlands elftal 1905.jpg
1905 Dutch team with Beeuwkes left on the front row
Personal information
Full name Reinier Bertus Beeuwkes
Date of birth (1884-02-17)17 February 1884
Place of birth The Hague, Netherlands
Date of death 1 April 1963(1963-04-01) (aged 79)
Place of death The Hague
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
-1903 Quick
1903-1910 DFC
National team
1905–1910 Netherlands 19 (0)

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


Olympic medal record
Representing  Netherlands
Men's football
Bronze medal – third place 1908 London Team Competition

Reinier Bertus Beeuwkes (February 17, 1884 – April 1, 1963) was a Dutch footballer.[1]

Club career[edit]

Beeuwkes was born in The Hague and played for local side Quick. At the beginning of the 20th century he moved to play as a goalkeeper for DFC.[2]

International career[edit]

On 30 April 1905, Beeuwkes played for the Netherlands in its first international game, when it won 4:1 against Belgium in an away game at Antwerp.

Until 1910 he remained goalkeeper for the national team, contributing considerably to its development as one of the strongest European teams of the period. The high point of his career was playing for the Netherlands in the 1908 Summer Olympics, that included football for the first time. After Hungary and Bohemia withdrew their teams, the Netherlands reached the semi-final uncontested, when it lost 4:0 to the later winners, England. However, it received a bronze medal for its 2:0 win against Sweden. He was known for his punching of the ball instead of catching it and for playing in the exact same kit as the outfield players.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 1910 he terminated his footballing career and emigrated to the Dutch East Indies, but he died in the city of his birth, The Hague.

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Netherlands national team
Year Apps Goals
1905 2 0
1907 3 0
1908 6 0
1909 4 0
1910 4 0
Total 19 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "Reinier Beeuwkes - International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Profile - Voetbal Legends (Dutch)
  3. ^ Gobel, de eerste doelman die ballen ving - Trouw (Dutch)

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