Paul Litjens

Paul Litjens (born 11 September 1947, Loon op Zand) is a former field hockey player for the Netherlands. He played 177 matches with the Dutch national team, scoring 268 goals, an international record he held from 1982 to 2004.[2]

Paul Litjens
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Paul Litjens (1978)
Personal information
Full namePaulus Tarcisius Maria "Paul" Litjens [1]
Born (1947-09-11) 11 September 1947 (age 73)
Loon op Zand, Noord-Brabant
SportField hockey
Event(s)Men's team
ClubKampong, Utrecht


Litjens played for hockey clubs in Uden and Zaanstad before joining HC Kampong of Utrecht. He was a member of the Dutch team that became World Champion in 1973 and participated in the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. In both these Olympics, the Dutch team took a frustrating fourth place. In 1981 Litjens and the Dutch team won the Champions Trophy in Karachi.

Litjens specialized in the penalty corner and was a prolific goal scorer. He was the top scorer in the Olympic Games of 1976 and at the 1981 Champions Trophy.[3]

Brand AmbassadorEdit

Litjens was the Brand Ambassador of Rucanor. He appeared in the poster for its Karachi King Super hockey stick.[3]


  1. ^ "Paul Litjens Official profile". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2012. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Litjens record Archived 15 July 2012 at
  3. ^ a b Brand Ambassador Archived 1 February 2013 at