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Ruud Geels

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Full nameGeertruida Maria Geels
Date of birthJuly 28, 1948(age 68)
Place of birthHaarlem, Netherlands
Playing positionStriker

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Geertruida ("Ruud") Maria Geels (-nlˈɣeːr.ˌtrœy̯.da (ˈryt) ˈmaː.ria ˈɣeːls) (born July 28, 1948 in Haarlem, Noord-Holland) is a retired football striker from the Netherlands, who obtained 20 caps for the Dutch national team, scoring eleven goals, in the 1970s.

Geels was a prolific goal scorer, scoring 388 goals in seventeen years of professional football. He served several clubs. Geels is one of very few players alongside Ronald Koeman, who played for all three big clubs in the Netherlands: Ajax Amsterdam, Feyenoord Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven. Geels was a member of the national team that ended up in second place at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

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