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Puck van Heel

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Full nameGerardus Henricus van Heel
Playing positionMidfielder

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Gerardus Henricus "Puck" van Heel (21 January 1904 - 19 December 1984) was a Dutch footballer born in Rotterdam. He earned 64 caps for the Netherlands national football team, and played in the 1934 and 1938 World Cups. During his club career, he played for his home town club of Feyenoord.

He held the Dutch caps record from 4 April 1937(when he equaled the total of Harry Dénis) until 22 May 1979 (when his total was surpassed by Ruud Krol).

Van Heel was born on the southside of Rotterdam, the fourth of eleven children, into a Roman Catholic family. His father worked in the shipyards of Rotterdam. He joined the amateur club Sportclub Feyenoord, a youth academy for Feyenoord Rotterdam, and made his amateur debut in the red and white on 12 October 1919.


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