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Piet Kraak

Full name: Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Kraak
Gender: Male
Born: February 14, 1921 in Velsen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: April 28, 1984 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: Stormvogels, IJmuiden (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Football

Biography

Piet Kraak was the primary goalkeeper of the Dutch national team in the post-War years, winning a total of 32 caps through 1952, adding one more in 1959 at the age of 38. He competed in two Olympic Games during that period, but the Dutch were eliminated in the early stages in both tournaments. At the time, Kraak was active for Stormvogels from IJmuiden. He occasionally also played as an attacker for them, scoring one goal in 1954. Later that same year Kraak switched to Elinkwijk (Utrecht). Kraak had held various jobs throughout his playing career, ranging from policeman to tavern owner, but after retirement as a player, he took to coaching. After an unsuccessful stint coaching 2nd division team Velox (Utrecht), he turned to Denmark, where he headed Aalborg BK and Holbæk B&I, among others. In 1981, he was admitted to a hospital with arithmia. After more than two years suffering from a near-coma, he passed away in 1984.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Football Men's Football Netherlands NED 9T
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
1948 Summer 27 London Football Netherlands NED Final Standings 9T 1948-07-26 0 0 0
1948 Summer 27 London Football Netherlands NED Round One Match #2 2 1948-07-31 GBR 4, NED 3
1948 Summer 27 London Football Netherlands NED Qualifying Round Match #2 1 1948-07-26 NED 3, IRL 1
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
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