Willem "Pim" Doesburg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪləm ˈpɪm ˈduzbɵrx]; born 28 October 1943 in Rotterdam, South Holland) is a retired football goalkeeper who obtained eight caps for the Netherlands national football team in 1967–1981.[1]

Pim Doesburg
Pim Doesburg (PSV).jpg
Personal information
Full name Willem Doesburg
Date of birth (1943-10-28) 28 October 1943 (age 76)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1967 Sparta 136 (0)
1967–1970 PSV 93 (0)
1970–1980 Sparta 327 (0)
1980–1987 PSV 123 (0)
Total 687 (0)
National team
1967–1981 Netherlands 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Doesburg is the Eredivisie record holder in matches played, with 687 in total in a 25-year career.[2]

Club careerEdit

He made his senior debut for Sparta Rotterdam in August 1962 against Blauw-Wit and played 463 Eredivisie matches for them in two spells with the club[3] and won the 1966 KNVB Cup. He also played over 200 games for PSV Eindhoven,[4] winning the Dutch title twice (1986 and 1987).

International careerEdit

Doesburg made his debut for the Netherlands in an April 1967 friendly match against Belgium and earned a total of 8 caps. He played one match at the 1980 European Championships versus Greece in Naples, coming on as a substitute to replace Piet Schrijvers in the 15th minute of a 1-0 win. His final international game was in February 1981 against Cyprus.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

After his career ended, he became a keepers coach, and he is currently working for Feyenoord.



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