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Kees Krijgh

Full name: Cornelis "Kees" Krijgh
Gender: Male
Born: August 20, 1921 in 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Died: June 15, 2007 in 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Affiliations: BVV, 's-Hertogenbosch (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Football


“Tiny” Kees Krijgh played his entire career for BVV from ‘s-Hertogenbosch. With that team, he unexpectedly captured the Dutch title in 1948. This earned him a spot in the Dutch selection for the 1948 Olympics in London. He played in both Dutch matches there, replacing the injured [Joop Stoffelen] as a midfielder, although Krijgh was more of a central defender. He would appear only once more as an international, in a 1950 7-2 loss against Belgium. With the introduction of the professional league, Krijgh remained at BVV, retiring in 1957. He would remain involved in football, coaching various amateur sides in towns near ‘s-Hertogenbosch. His nephew, also named Kees Krijgh, would later also play professional football in the Netherlands, notably for PSV Eindhoven (1972-79), winning two caps.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 26 London Football Men's Football Netherlands NED 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1948 Summer 26 London Football Netherlands NED Final Standings 9T 1948-07-26 0 0 0
1948 Summer 26 London Football Netherlands NED Round One Match #2 2 1948-07-31 GBR 4, NED 3 0
1948 Summer 26 London Football Netherlands NED Qualifying Round Match #2 1 1948-07-26 NED 3, IRL 1 0
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