Teun de Nooijer


BornMarch 22, 1976


Teun Floris de Nooijer is a field hockey player from the Netherlands who was the Olympic champion twice with the Dutch national squad: in 1996 and in 2000. He currently plays for Dutch side HC Bloemendaal. A midfielder, he made his professional debut in a friendly against New Zealand. Since then he has played over three hundred international matches for the Dutch. On April 4, 2007 de Nooijer earned his 350th cap for the Netherlands national field hockey team, when the team defeated Belgium (7-3) in a friendly in Boxtel. De Nooijer initially played for Alkmaar before moving to Holland's elite league with HC Bloemendaal. In the final of the 1998 Hockey World Cup in Utrecht he scored the golden goal in the final against Spain. He was named World Hockey Player of the Year in 2003, 2005 and 2006 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). He claimed his 400th cap for the Netherlands on 15th August 2009 in the 5-3 victory against India. He was also part of the team that won the silver medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London.
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