Frans Bouwmeester

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Frans Bouwmeester
Frans Bouwmeester (1961).jpg
Frans Bouwmeester in 1961
Personal information
Full name Frans Bouwmeester
Date of birth (1940-05-19) 19 May 1940 (age 78)
Place of birth Breda, Netherlands
Playing position forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1960 NAC 100 (25)
1960–1966 Feijenoord 139 (44)
1966–1969 NAC 64 (5)
1969–1970 Racing White 1 (0)
1970–1971 DFC
National team
1959–1968 Netherlands 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frans Bouwmeester (born 19 May 1940 in Breda) is a retired Dutch footballer who was active as a left winger and was later chief scout at Feyenoord.

Club career[edit]

Bouwmeester started his career in his town of birth, Breda where he played for NAC. After three seasons at this team he made a switch towards Feijenoord. This turned out to be the most successful period in his career. In both 1961 and 1962 Feijenoord took the Eredivisie Championship. In 1965 Bouwmeester and Feijenoord won both the league and the KNVB Cup.

International career[edit]

From 1959 to 1968 Bouwmeester was also called up to represent the Dutch national football team. He made his debut in a 7-0 loss versus West Germany on 21 October 1959. In total he would play in five international matches, the final one an October 1968 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Bulgaria.[1]

Scouting career[edit]

After his career Bouwmeester became a scout at Willem II Tilburg from 1992 to 1994. After that he became head scout at Feyenoord. He was a scout for hometown club NAC from 2005 to 2014.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Bouwmeester suffered from a stroke after he had a kidney transplant in 2014,[3] receiving a kidney from his daughter.[4]


  1. ^ Intl career stats Archived 2016-11-07 at the Wayback Machine. - Ons Oranje (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Wegen van NAC en Frans Bouwmeester scheiden - B-Side Rats (in Dutch)
  3. ^ 'Ik was al bang dat ik nooit meer De Kuip zou zien' - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  4. ^ Bredase oud-voetballer Frans Bouwmeester krijgt nier van zijn dochter Archived 2016-11-06 at the Wayback Machine. - BN De Stem (in Dutch)

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