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Jarzinho Saul Emmanuel Pieter (11 November 1987 – 9 September 2019) was a Curaçaoan professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for the Curaçaoan clubs Centro Dominguito and Vesta and for the Curaçao national team.

Jarzinho Pieter
Personal information
Full name Jarzinho Saul Emmanuel Pieter[1]
Date of birth (1987-11-11)11 November 1987
Place of birth Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Date of death 9 September 2019(2019-09-09) (aged 31)
Place of death Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2018 Centro Dominguito
2018–2019 Vesta
National team
2013–2019 Curaçao 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2018

International careerEdit

Pieter made his debut for the Curaçao national football team in a 2–0 friendly win over Aruba on 14 November 2013.[2] He was called up to represent Curaçao at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[3]


On 9 September 2019, Pieter died of a heart attack after falling ill the night before.[4] Pieter was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with the Curaçao national football team for a CONCACAF Nations League qualifying match against Haiti.[5]


  1. ^ "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: Curaçao" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 5. Retrieved 20 May 2019 – via Bernews.
  2. ^ Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Curaçao vs. Aruba (2:0)".
  3. ^ "Curacao".
  4. ^ "Curaçao Player Dies of Heart Attack in Port-au-Prince". Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  5. ^ "Curaçao national football team goalkeeper dies in Haiti". September 9, 2019.

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