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Jan Peters (footballer)

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Full nameJohannes Wilhelmus Peters
Date of birthAugust 18, 1953(age 63)
Place of birthGroesbeek, Netherlands
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7.7 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Johannes ("Jan") Wilhelmus Peters (born August 18, 1953 in Groesbeek, Gelderland) is a retired football midfielder from the Netherlands, who obtained 31 caps for the Dutch national team, scoring four goals, in the 1970s and early 1980s. He is famous for scoring the goals that beat England 2-0 at Wembley in 1977.

Nicknamed Jantje Breed Peters started his professional career in the 1971 1972 season for NEC Nijmegen. In 1977 he moved to AZ'67, with whom he won the Dutch title in 1981. A year later he moved to Italy, where he played for Genoa C.F.C. (1983 85) and Atalanta Bergamo (1985 86). He ended his professional career at the club where he started, NEC Nijmegen (1986 88).

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