Hans Posthumus

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Hans Posthumus
Hans Posthumus (1972).jpg
Personal information
Full name Johannes Posthumus
Date of birth (1947-03-10)10 March 1947
Place of birth Harderwijk, Netherlands
Date of death 15 February 2016(2016-02-15) (aged 68)
Place of death Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1969 VVOG
1969–1970 Wageningen
1970–1972 Feyenoord
1972–1974 Mechelen
1974–1976 Lierse
1976–1978 NEC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hans Posthumus (10 March 1947 – 15 February 2016)[1] was a Dutch professional footballer. He played as a striker.

Posthumus was born in Harderwijk, Netherlands. He played for VVOG, Wageningen, Feyenoord, Mechelen, Lierse and NEC.[1][2] While with Lierse he was the top-scorer in the Belgian Pro League during the 1975–76 season.[3] He retired from professional football in October 1978, at the age of 31, due to back pain.[3]

Posthumus died of a stroke at a hospital in Rotterdam on 15 February 2016. He was aged 67.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile". Football Database. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  2. "Oud-Feyenoorder Hans Posthumus overleden" (in Dutch). FR12.nl. 17 February 2016. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ex-topschutter van Lierse Hans Posthumus is overleden" (in Dutch). Nieuwsblad. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.