Johnny Roeg

Nathan "Johnny" Roeg (6 January 1910[1] – 21 October 2003) was a Dutch footballer who played as a striker for Ajax.[2]

Johnny Roeg
Personal information
Full name Nathan Roeg
Date of birth 6 January 1910
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of death 21 October 2003 (aged 93)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1936 Ajax 26 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Roeg was Jewish,[3][4] and was one of only five Jewish players to have played for Ajax - the others being Eddy Hamel, Bennie Muller, Sjaak Swart and Daniël de Ridder. During the Holocaust, he hid from the Nazis and managed to avoid being captured, while about 80 per cent of his fellow Amsterdam Jews were killed.[5]


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