Leo Ehlen

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Ehlen (left) tripping Ajax' Søren Lerby in May 1982

Leo Ehlen (20 May 1953 – 10 February 2016) was a Dutch football player. He was born in Broeksittard,Netherlands. He was a defender and defensive midfielder. Ehlen started his professional career with Fortuna SC and joined Roda JC in 1975.[1] With Roda JC, he played alongside Dick Nanninga, Pierre Vermeulen and Theo de Jong. He was nicknamed the Neeskens of Roda after Johan Neeskens. Ehlen scored 6 goals in 233 official matches for the club.[2] He left them after nine years for a short time with Belgian team Waterschei.

Ehlen died in Sittard, Netherlands on 10 February 2016 from kidney disease. He was aged 62.[3]

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