Hans Jorritsma

Hans Jorritsma (born 19 March 1949) is a retired field hockey player from the Netherlands. He competed at the 1976 Olympics and 1978 World Cup, where his teams finished in fourth and second place, respectively.[1] For political reasons Jorritsma refused to receive his World Cup silver medal from the hands of Jorge Rafael Videla. He retired from competitions the same year.[2]

Hans Jorritsma
Hans Jorritsma 1976.jpg
Hans Jorritsma in 1976
Personal information
Born19 March 1949 (1949-03-19) (age 71)
Lochem, the Netherlands
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
SportField hockey
ClubAH&BC, Amsterdam
Medal record

Between 1975 and 1978 Jorritsma played 65 international matches and scored 1 goal.[3]

Jorritsma was the national field hockey coach in 1987–1990 and 1991–1993. After that he headed the national teams of South Africa and Pakistan, and in 1996 was appointed as the manager of the Dutch association football team.[2]


  1. ^ Hans Jorritsma. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Aimée Kiene (6 June 2006) "Hans Jorritsma, teammanager van het Nederlands elftal: 'Ik ben niet zo belangrijk'". volkskrantbanen.nl
  3. ^ Hans Jorritsma Archived 25 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine. knhb.nl