Frans de Haan

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Frans de Haan
Franciscus Mattheus Christiaan de Haan

(1938-09-18)18 September 1938
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died2 December 2022(2022-12-02) (aged 84)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
Occupationbasketball player and golfer

Franciscus Mattheus Christiaan "Frans" de Haan (18 September 1938 – 2 December 2022) was a Dutch basketball player and golfer. As a basketball player he played with The Wolves Amsterdam and the Netherlands men's national basketball team.[1][2]

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De Haan was born in 1938 in Amsterdam. His father was AFC Ajax footballer Frans de Haan (voetballer) (1897-1974).[1]

With basketball club The Wolves Amsterdam he played in the Dutch Basketball League and became national champion in 1960 and 1961 with coach Henk van de Broek and in 1964 with Ruud Welter. De Haan played with the Netherlands men's national basketball team between 1958 and 1970. He represented the Netherlands at the EuroBasket 1961 in Belgrado, EuroBasket 1963 in Wrocław and EuroBasket 1967 in Helsinki.[1]

As a golfer De Haan became national champion in 1972 and 1973. In 1982 he won togehter with R.J.J. Tans Tans the Army Tankard. In 1981 De Haan co-founded an association of former golf internationals named Orange All Stars. He was chairman for many years (at least until 2008).

De Haan died in Wassenaar on 2 December 2022, at the age of 84.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "death announcement". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). 10 December 2022. Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Frans. Buitenbeen in basketbal". Het Vrije Volk (in Dutch). 27 November 1973. Retrieved 11 December 2022.

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