Klaas Justus de Vries

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Klaas de Vries
Personal information
Full name Klaas Justus de Vries
Date of birth (1960-01-12)12 January 1960
Date of death 24 November 2022(2022-11-24) (aged 62)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
-1980 FC Harlingen
1980-1983 SC Heerenveen 37 (5)
from 1983 Robur Harlingen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Klaas Justus de Vries (12 January 1960—24 November 2022) was a Dutch footballer from Harlingen.[1][2]

De Vries studied at the Hogere technische school [nl] (HTS).[3] He started playing with FC Harlingen.[2] He became champion with the team in 1974.[4] In 1980 he signed a contract with SC Heerenveen.[1] Becoming a prosessional player he didn't play the first months as good as expected; but showed improvements.[3] In 1980 he also played for young SC Heerenveen.[5] His one-year contract was prelonged and played a three seasons for SC Heerenveen.[2] He played played 37 matches for the team and scored a total of 37 goals.[6] He scored his first goal on 30 August 1981 in the match against FC Volendam. They lost the match however with 3-2. In that season he made a total of four goals. He scored his last goal a year later on 28 August 1982 in the match against Telstar and won the match with 3-1.[6] In July 1983 he moved to amateur club Robur Harlingen in 1983.[2]

De Vries died on 24 November 2022, at the age of 62.[6][7] A minute's silence was held prior to the match of FC Harlingen on 27 November.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Klaas Justus de Vries tekent eenjarig contract". Leeuwarder courant (in Dutch). 16 June 1980. Retrieved 24 November 2022 – via Delpher.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Klaas de Vries, transfermarkt.be
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Heerenveen wil terug op weg van 't succes". Leeuwarder courant (in Dutch). 20 August 1980. Retrieved 24 November 2022 – via Delpher.
  4. 100 jaar voetbal in Harlingen, harlingenonline.nl, 20 December 2021 (in Dutch)
  5. "Jong Veendam 0-0". Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). 27 August 1980. Retrieved 24 November 2022 – via Delpher.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Voormalig speler SC Heerenveen op 62-jarige leeftijd overleden" (in Dutch). feaonline.nl. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  7. "Bekende Dode Overleden: Klaas Justus de Vries (24-11-2022)" (in Dutch). online-familieberichten.nl. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  8. "Fc Harlingen wint eenvoudig van Warga" (in Dutch). Harlinger Courant. 28 November 2022. Retrieved 29 November 2022.

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