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Frits Kuipers

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Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrederik Carel "Frits"•Kuipers
Used nameFrits•Kuipers
Born11 July 1899 in Elst (NED)
Died10 October 1943 in Heemstede (NED)
AffiliationsHFC, Haarlem (NED)
NOC(s) Netherlands


Frits Kuipers started playing at Quick Nijmegen and was included in the first team in 1915. He joined HFC Haarlem when he started his studies at the Amsterdam University. His last official game came in 1932, having played a few matches for Quick in the late 1920s. Kuipers won five caps between 1920 and 1923 and was captain of the national team in his final match. He was later a vice-president and honorary member of HFC Haarlem. He was also an excellent rower for ASR Nereus, winning the varsity in 1919 and 1921. Like his father, he was a physician running a practice in Haarlem and worked for the municipal health service. He died at the age of 44 years when his motorcycle collided with a train.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Football (Football) Football, Men Olympic Netherlands 3 Bronze Representing Netherlands    

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