Peter van der Merwe

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Peter van de Merwe
Peter van de Merwe (1967).jpg
Van de Merwe in 1967
Personal information
Full name Petrus van de Merwe
Date of birth (1942-01-13)13 January 1942
Place of birth Breda, Netherlands
Date of death 24 February 2016(2016-02-24) (aged 74)
Place of death Sint Willebrord, Netherlands
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1970 NAC 218 (0)
National team
1962 Netherlands 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Peter van de Merwe (13 January 1942 – 24 February 2016)[1] was a Dutch football player. He played as a goalkeeper. Van de Merwe played his entire career for hometown club NAC Breda from 1959 to 1970. Van der Merwe played his final league game against AZ'67 in October 1970.[2] He retired when he was 29 after persisting injury worries. He had played 257 matches for NAC.[3] He was later diagnosed with rheumatics and had to live with a wheelchair. He played his first game for the Netherlands in a May 1962 friendly match against Northern Ireland.

Van de Merwe died in Sint Willebrord, Netherlands on 24 February 2016 from mesothelioma. He was aged 74.

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