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Loek Biesbrouck

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameLouis "Loek"•Biesbrouck
Used nameLoek•Biesbrouck
Born20 February 1921 in Heemstede (NED)
Died20 December 2005 in Heemstede (NED)
AffiliationsRCH, Heemstede (NED)
NOC(s) Netherlands

Biography

A left-wing attacker, Loek Biesbrouck played for Racing Club Haarlem (RCH - later Heemstede) between ages 10 and 60, and for the first team from 1938 through 1960. He helped bring his team back to the first division of Dutch football, and in the 1952-1953 season, was instrumental in the club’s second (and last through 2014) national title. When the Dutch league professionalized in late 1954, Biesbrouck decided to remain an amateur despite many national and foreign offers. He had already been called up for the Dutch Olympic squad in 1948, but played for the team. He won his first cap in December 1950, eventually playing 19 international matches through 1954, including 12 as the team’s captain. This included Oranje’s only match at the 1952 Olympics, in which the team were outclassed by Brazil, 5-1.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1948 Summer Olympics Football (Football) Football, Men Olympic Netherlands DNS Representing Netherlands    
1952 Summer Olympics Football (Football) Football, Men Olympic Netherlands =17 Representing Netherlands