1905 Dutch team with Beeuwkes left on the front row
|Full name||Reinier Bertus Beeuwkes|
|Date of birth||17 February 1884|
|Place of birth||The Hague, Netherlands|
|Date of death||1 April 1963(aged 79)|
|Place of death||The Hague|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
|Olympic medal record|
|1908 London||Team Competition|
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.
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.
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