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
NAC
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]

References[edit]

  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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