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Edu Snethlage

Full name: Everardus "Edu" Snethlage
Gender: Male
Born: May 9, 1886 in Ngawi, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Died: January 12, 1941 in Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Affiliations: HVV Quick, Den Haag (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Snethlage was a well-known Dutch player in his time, forming the right wing of both his club side and the national team with Caius Welcker. The two were nicknamed "scientific" by the media, likely referring to them being students. His career, in which he scored 10 goals in 11 international matches, was cut short by an injury in 1909. At the 1908 Olympics, he spent the night before the bronze medal match in the London nightlife, emerging only at the field with minutes to go. Team manager Edgar Chadwick (GBR) was furious, but put Snethlage on the team, who played great and scored the second and decisive goal. After completing his studies, he became a doctor in the Dutch East Indies.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Football Men's Football Netherlands NED 3 Bronze

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1908 Summer 21 London Football Netherlands NED Final Standings 3 1908-10-19 1 0 0
1908 Summer 21 London Football Netherlands NED Final Round Match 3/4 1 1908-10-23 NED 2, SWE 0 1
1908 Summer 21 London Football Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1908-10-22 GBR 4, NED 0 0
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