Toon Becx

Antonius Wilhelmus Maria "Toon" Becx (21 April 1920 − 26 November 2013) was a Dutch footballer who played for Willem II, primarily as a left winger.[1]

Toon Becx
Toon Becx (1952).jpg
Beckx in 1952
Personal information
Full name Antonius Wilhelmus Maria Becx
Date of birth (1920-04-21)21 April 1920
Place of birth Netherlands
Date of death 26 November 2013(2013-11-26) (aged 93)
Place of death Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Playing position(s) Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1956 Willem II 329 (113)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Known as a free-kick specialist with a fierce shot,[2] Becx played his entire career for Willem II, scoring 113 goals in 329 matches.[3] He made his debut in the 1939–40 season, won two Dutch league titles with them under legendary Czech coach František Fadrhonc (the first Dutch professional league title in 1955) and formed a prolific strike force with Jan van Roessel and Piet de Jong.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

During the Second World War he was forced to work in Germany.

DeathEdit

Toon Becx died on 26 November 2013, aged 93, in Tilburg, Noord-Brabant.[4]

HonoursEdit

1952, 1955

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Toon Becx
  2. ^ Willem II-clubicoon Toon Becx overleden Brabants Daglad (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Profile – Willem II (in Dutch)
  4. ^ a b Willem II Koningskind Toon Becx overleden (in Dutch)