Just Göbel

Dr. Marius Jan "Just" Göbel (November 21, 1891 in Soerabaya – March 5, 1984 in Ede) was a Dutch amateur football (soccer) player.[1]

Just Göbel

Göbel making a save at the Olympics.
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Netherlands
Olympic Games
1912 Stockholm Team competition

Göbel who played for Vitesse Arnhem, succeeded Reinier Beeuwkes as the Dutch national goalkeeper in 1911. He was known for being the first Dutch keeper trying to catch the ball rather than stomp it away. He played 18 matches for the Dutch team, being best remembered for his numerous saves during the 2-1 win over England's amateurs and his bronze medal in the football tournament of the 1912 Summer Olympics.

During the First World War, he studied medicine. The West Stand at Vitesse's GelreDome was named in his honour in 2016.


  1. overlijdensadvertentie, De Telegraaf, 8 March 1984
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