Dolf Niezen

Dolf Niezen (14 February 1926 – 1 May 2020) was a Dutch footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Dolf Niezen
Personal information
Date of birth (1926-02-14)14 February 1926[1]
Date of death 1 May 2020(2020-05-01) (aged 94)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
ADO
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1949 ADO 97 (0)
1949–1951 Quick
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Niezen joined ADO at the age of 9 and made his first-team debut at the age of 16.[2] That season, in 1942 during World War II, the club became Dutch champion, making him the youngest goalkeeper to win the title.[2] He made 97 league appearances for ADO between 1942 and 1949,[3] before later playing for Quick.[4][5]

Later life and deathEdit

He died on 1 May 2020, aged 94.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Overzicht Spelers A.D.O./ FC Den Haag / ADO Den Haag". www.adostats.nl (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Oud-doelman Dolf Niezen overleden, hij werd op een heel bijzonder moment kampioen met ADO". Algemeen Dagblad.
  3. ^ "Voormalig ADO-kampioen Dolf Niezen (94) overleden". adodenhaag.nl. 1 May 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Goed debuut van Niezen". Het Vrije Volk. 21 November 1949. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Dolf Niezen verlaat Quick". Het Vaderland. 21 September 1951. Retrieved 1 May 2020.