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Martin Koeman

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Martin Koeman
Koeman with Blauw-Wit in 1962
Personal information
Full name Martinus Cornelis Koeman
Date of birth (1938-07-26)26 July 1938
Place of birth Purmerend, Netherlands
Date of death 18 December 2013(2013-12-18) (aged 75)
Place of death Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Position(s) Centre-back
Youth career
1953–1957 VV Purmersteijn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1960 KFC
1960–1963 Blauw-Wit 56 (23)
1963–1971 GVAV 250 (23)
1971–1973 FC Groningen 52 (4)
1973–1974 SC Heerenveen 37 (1)
International career
1964 Netherlands[1] 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Martinus Cornelis Koeman (26 July 1938 – 18 December 2013) was a Dutch footballer who played as a centre-back.

Biography[edit]

Koeman played professional football with KFC of Koog aan de Zaan from 1955 to 1960, Blauw-Wit Amsterdam from 1960 to 1963, GVAV/Groningen[2] from 1963 to 1973 and SC Heerenveen until his retirement. He was selected regularly for the Netherlands national team but only played one match, against Austria on 12 April 1964.[1] Despite his respectable career, he is best known for being the father of Erwin and Ronald Koeman, who followed in their father's footsteps as footballers, with both of his sons playing for Groningen and the Netherlands national team. One of the stands in the Euroborg stadium of Groningen has been named Koeman Stand after Martin and his two sons. On 16 June 2021 FC Groningen, Erwin, and Ronald unveiled a statue of Koeman next to the statue of his friend Tonny van Leeuwen on the 50th anniversary of the club.

On 18 December 2013, at the age 75, Martin Koeman died from heart failure after falling ill a few days earlier.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stokkermans, Karel (6 February 2008). "Martin Koeman - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ Groningen football club was known by its founding name GVAV until the club was reincorporated in 1971.
  3. ^ "Sport - Het laatste nieuws uit Nederland leest u op Telegraaf.nl". Telegraaf.

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