Dé Kessler

Johann Heinrich Hermann "Dé" Kessler (11 August 1891 – 6 September 1943) was a Dutch football and cricket player.

Dé Kessler
Personal information
Full name Johann Heinrich Hermann Kessler
Date of birth (1891-08-11)11 August 1891
Place of birth Garut, Dutch East Indies
Date of death 6 September 1943(1943-09-06) (aged 52)
Place of death Netherlands
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
HVV Den Haag
National team
1909–1922 Netherlands 21 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Kessler - along with brother Tonny and cousins Boeli and Dolf - played club football for amateur side HVV Den Haag. Kessler also won 21 caps for the Dutch national side between 1909 and 1922, scoring nine goals.[1] After playing alongside each other in a match against England in March 1913, the Kessler brothers became the first brothers to represent the Netherlands together in an international match.[2]


Kessler played for the Netherlands national cricket team. He played five matches for them between 1921 and 1925, including two against the Free Foresters and one against the MCC.[3] In August 1922 he scored a century against Ingoniti, scoring 100 not out in the second innings of the match.[4]


  1. "Dé Kessler – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 November 2008.
  2. "Kessler Brothers". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 November 2008.
  3. Other matches played by JHH Kessler at CricketArchive
  4. Scorecard of Netherlands v Incogniti, 23 August 1922 at CricketArchive

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