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Loek Biesbrouck

Full name: Louis "Loek" Biesbrouck
Gender: Male
Born: February 20, 1921 in Heemstede, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: December 20, 2005 in Heemstede, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: RCH, Heemstede (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Football

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Biography

A left-wing attacker, Loek Biesbrouck played for Racing Club Haarlem (RCH - later Heemstede) between ages 10 and 60, and for the first team from 1938 through 1960. He helped bring his team back to the first division of Dutch football, and in the 1952-1953 season, was instrumental in the club’s second (and last through 2014) national title. When the Dutch league professionalized in late 1954, Biesbrouck decided to remain an amateur despite many national and foreign offers. He had already been called up for the Dutch Olympic squad in 1948, but played for the team. He won his first cap in December 1950, eventually playing 19 international matches through 1954, including 12 as the team’s captain. This included Oranje’s only match at the 1952 Olympics, in which the team were outclassed by Brazil, 5-1.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Football Men's Football Netherlands NED 17T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Football Netherlands NED Final Standings 17T 1952-07-15 0 0 0
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Football Netherlands NED Qualifying Round Match #6 2 1952-07-16 BRA 5, NED 1 0
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