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Juan Briezen

Full name: Juan Briezen
Gender: Male
Born: August 9, 1928
Country: AHO Netherlands Antilles
Sport: Football


A striker, Aruban Juan Briezen scored Curaçao’s only ever goal in the Olympic Games, when he pulled back Turkey’s 2-0 lead with a 79th minute effort in their first round clash in 1952. However, his goal came too late, and Curaçao were eliminated in their one and only Olympic match. For Briezen, it was one of three goals he scored in six international appearances. He won a gold medal at the 1950 Central American and Caribbean Games in Guatemala with the Netherlands Antilles selection, representing the NAOC. He also took part in the 1953 CCCF (Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol) Championship.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Football Men's Football Netherlands Antilles AHO 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Football Netherlands Antilles AHO Final Standings 9T 1952-07-15 1 0 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Football Netherlands Antilles AHO Round One Match #8 2 1952-07-21 TUR 2, AHO 1 1
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