Floris Jan Bovelander

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Floris Jan Bovelander
Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul Team competition
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1990 Lahore Team competition
Silver medal – second place 1994 Sydney Team competition

Floris Jan Bovelander (born 19 January 1966 in Haarlem) is a former field hockey player from the Netherlands, who was a member of the Dutch national squad that won the golden medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Six years earlier, at the Hockey World Cup in Lahore, where he scored nine times, he won the world title with the Dutch side at the expense of host nation Pakistan.

Bovelander played 241 international matches for the Netherlands, scored a total number of 216 goals and participated in three Olympics, he made his debut on 2 October 1985 in a friendly match against New Zealand. He was famous for his devastating penalty corners, and was nicknamed Flop, Floppie and Boem Boem Bovelander. Bovelander retired after the Atlanta Games. All throughout his career he played for the Dutch club HC Bloemendaal, with whom he won the Dutch title six times.

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