Leo Bosschart

Leonard ("Leo") François Gerard Bosschart (24 August 1888 in Kota Radja, Dutch East Indies – 9 May 1951 in Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium) was a football player from the Netherlands, who captained[1] his home country at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium as captain. There he won the bronze medal with the Netherlands national football team.

Leo Bosschart
Personal information
Full name Leonard François Gerard Bosschart
Date of birth (1888-08-24)24 August 1888
Place of birth Kota Radja, Dutch East Indies
Date of death 9 May 1951(1951-05-09) (aged 62)
Place of death Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1905–1909 Quick
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1909–1921 Quick
National team
1909–1920 Netherlands 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Netherlands
Olympic Games
1920 Antwerp Team competition

Club career

A versatile midfielder, Bosschart played for Quick.[2]

International career

Bosschart made his debut for Netherlands in a December 1909 friendly match against England and earned a total of 19 caps, scoring 1 goal. His final international was a September 1920 friendly against Spain.[3]

Personal life

Born in the Dutch East Indies to Francois Guilleaume Jacques Bosschart and Anna Catharina Gerardina Eras, Bosschart studied engineering in Delft and became chief engineer at Burgenhout in Rotterdam and director of the Conrad shipyard. From 1938 until his death in 1951, Bosschart was director of the John Cockerill shipyard in Hoboken, Belgium.[4]


  1. Profile - Olympisch Sport Erfgoed (in Dutch)
  2. Profile - Voetballegends (in Dutch)
  3. Intl career stats - Voetbalstats
  4. Biografie van Leonard Bosschart - Bosschaerts (in Dutch)
  • Leo Bosschart at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Leo Bosschart". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  • (in Dutch) Dutch Olympic Committee

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