Ge Fortgens

Gerardus "Gé" Fortgens (July 10, 1887, in Haarlem – May 4, 1957, in Haarlem) was a Dutch amateur football (soccer) player. Fortgens was the first Ajax-player ever who was selected for the Netherlands national football team. As such, he competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Gé Fortgens
Gé Fortgens in 1912
Personal information
Full name Gerardus Fortgens
Date of birth July 10, 1887
Place of birth Haarlem, Netherlands
Date of death May 4, 1957(1957-05-04) (aged 69)
Place of death Haarlem, Netherlands
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906–1914 Ajax 52 (0)
1914–1917 UVV ? (?)
1917–1922 Haarlem ? (?)
National team
1911–1912 Netherlands 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was part of the Dutch team, which won the bronze medal in the football tournament.

  • Gerardus Fortgens at at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-03-08)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Gé Fortgens". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2017-06-22.
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