Nico Bouvy

Nicolaas Jan Jerôme "Nico" Bouvij (July 11, 1892, in Banda Neira, Banda Islands – June 14, 1957, in The Hague) was a Dutch amateur football player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Nico Bouvy
Bouvy (2nd left) -Olympics 1912
Personal information
Full name Nicolaas Jan Jerôme Bouvy
Date of birth (1892-07-11)11 July 1892
Place of birth Banda Neira, Banda Islands
Date of death 14 June 1957(1957-06-14) (aged 64)
Place of death The Hague, Netherlands
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1913 DFC
1913–1914 Altona 1893
1914–1923 HFC
National team
1912–1913 Netherlands 9 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Netherlands
Olympic Games
1912 Stockholm Team competition

Club career

Bouvy started playing football at DFC, playing alongside his three brothers. He made his senior debut in 1910, had a season in Germany with Altona 1893 Hamburg and played the remainder of his career for HFC.[1]

In May 1924, when Victoria Hamburg played Cardiff City in a friendly (2-2), Nico Bouvy was invited to strengthen Vicky´s side which he did under a special DFB one-off licence.[2] His brother, Dolf Bouvy, had been a regular Victoria player in 1906.

International career

Bouvy made his debut for the Netherlands in a March 1912 friendly match against England and earned a total of 9 caps, scoring 4 goals.[3] His final international was a November 1913 friendly match against England. He won the bronze medal with the Dutch at the 1912 Summer Olympics football tournament.


  1. Profile - Voetballegends (in Dutch)
  2. Hamburger Anzeiger, May 19, 1924, p. 8
  3. Intl career stats - Ons Oranje
  • Nico Bouvy at at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-03-15)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Nico Bouvy". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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