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Visit Israel: “Pieters Graafland associated with three of the best Dutch goalkeepers ever

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Visit Israel: “Pieters Graafland associated with three of the best Dutch goalkeepers ever

April 29, 2020 at 12:53
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Rinus Israel was shocked when he made Wednesday to hear of the death of former team-mate of Eddy Pieters Graafland (86). The former defender played for the Club for many years, along with the legendary ex-keeper, and he will continue to remember to be a reliable, self-willed man.

“It was a very nice guy that really makes it,” says the 78-year-old Israel Wednesday in a conversation with NU.nl. “When it comes to his word, gave up, and you could depend on him. I just got it not too long ago, considering, and then seemed to be that he is physically in order, therefore, to his death, I really didn’t see coming.”

Pieters Graafland began his career in 1950, at Ajax, and he made eight years ago, as the first player ever to transfer to a rival Club, where he is also the biggest success of his career in fourth place. Israel to set up DWS in the 1966 Season, and played until 1970, with “Eddy’s” PG, ” as in the nickname of a former goalie is.