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Teun De Nooijer

  • Sport: Olympic Field Hockey
  • Nation: Netherlands
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Notes: Born March 22, 1976. ... Is a midfielder for the Dutch National team. ... Won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta and in the 2000 games in Sydney. ... Also won a silver medal in the 2004 Athens Games in which the Netherlands lost to Australia. ... Began playing field hockey at age 9. ... Joined HC Alkmaar, a senior men's European field hockey club at age 15. ... Was the International World Hockey Player of the Year a record three times, in 2003, 2005 and 2006. ... Since his debut in 1994, De Nooijer has won a World Cup, two Olympic gold medals and six Championship Trophy titles. ... He scored four goals in the 2004 Olympics. ... His nickname is "the Flying Dutchman."
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