Teun de Nooijer
Teun Floris de Nooijer (born 22 March 1976) is a field hockey player from the Netherlands, who twice became Olympic champion with the Dutch national squad, in 1996 and in 2000, and was on the team in 2012. He currently plays for Dutch side HC Bloemendaal and in Hockey India League for Uttar Pradesh Wizards.
Teun de Nooijer in 2008.
|Men's field hockey|
|Representing the Netherlands|
|2002 Kuala Lumpur||Team|
|2007 Kuala Lumpur||Team|
Dutch Hockey Sides (1994-Present)Edit
Born in Egmond aan den Hoef, he made his debut on 4 June 1994 in a friendly match against New Zealand. Since then the midfielder played over three hundred international matches for the Dutch. On April 4, 2007 he earned his 350th cap for the Netherlands national field hockey team, when the team defeated Belgium (7-3) in a friendly in Boxtel, Noord-Brabant.
De Nooijer started playing hockey at the age of nine, with his brothers in the backyard of their house. He joined HC Alkmaar at the age of eleven, and was selected for the Dutch under-16 team 2 years later. At fifteen, De Nooijer made his debut in the senior men's league with HC Alkmaar, and two years later, he first played in the Netherlands' elite league with HC Bloemendaal. After two seasons wearing the number 11 shirt, De Nooijer switched to the number 14, made famous by Johan Cruijff, and has worn it for club and country ever since. The number was later bestowed on the signature stick he helped to create, the Dita Giga #14
De Nooijer played for Alkmaar before moving to HC Bloemendaal. After the 1998 Hockey World Cup he played for a couple of months in Germany, at Harvestehuder THC. In the final of the 1998 Hockey World Cup in Utrecht he scored the golden goal in the final against Spain. De Nooijer was named World Hockey Player of the Year in 2003, 2005 and 2006 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). De Nooijer created history when he won the award, which was presented by Jacques Rogge for a record third time. Jamie Dwyer, however, equaled this record when he won the award for the third time in 2009, and surpassed it when he won the award again in 2010. The only other man to have won the award more than once is de Nooijer’s former team mate Stephan Veen (1998, 2000).
He claimed his 400th cap for the Netherlands on 15 August 2009 against the 5-3 victory against India 
Uttar Pradesh Wizards (2012-Present)Edit
De Nooijer become the Highest Paid Player for Hockey India League, When he was signed by UP Wizards. Since then he was playing for them.
De Nooijer is married to Philippa Suxdorf, herself a former German international hockey player with 154 caps under her belt. They have 3 daughters, seven-year-old Philine, five-year-old Lilly, and two-year-old Nana.
He currently is the coach of the women's team of HC Bloemendaal.
- "Men's Hockey: Netherlands". London2012.com. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- Teun de Nooijer | Euro Hockey League Archived 20 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- De Nooijer claims record third WorldHockey award, worldhockey.org, 16 September 2006
- , "EHL Hockey", 17 August 2009