The three matches in which he played are the first three official matches of the Dutch national team; he was captain of the team in the first two of these. Apart from Dolf Kessler, three other players took the field for the Netherlands in all three matches: Bok de Korver, Guus Lutjens and Ben Stom.
Older brother of Boelie Kessler; the two never played together in the national team.
Cousin of Tonny and Dé Kessler; he never played together with either.
Born: 2- 4-1884 in Batavia (Jakarta) Died: 21- 8-1942 Country: Netherlands Caps: 3 (W2-D0-L1 - GF8-GA6 - %66.67) Goals: 1 Age First Cap: 21 yr 28 d 30- 4-1905 vs. Belgium 4-1 Age Last Cap: 22 yr 27 d 29- 4-1906 vs. Belgium 0-5 National Team Career: 0 yr 364 d
Cap Date Venue Opponent Score Competition 1 30- 4-05 Antwerpen Belgium 4-1 aet 2 14- 5-05 Rotterdam Belgium 4-0 3 29- 4-06 Antwerpen Belgium 0-5 Total Record GP GW GD GL GF GA Pts Percentage 3 2 0 1 8- 6 4 66.67 NB: in March 2013, after studying contemporary newspaper reports, the KNVB decided to credit the fourth goal in the match on 14 May 1905 against Belgium to Dolf Kessler rather than Eddy de Neve Types of Matches Friendlies 3 Total 3 Goals Cap 2 1 goal Total 1 goal
Brothers in Oranje
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