Dutch Tour of Curaçao 1946


Feijenoord had taken part in the C.V.B. Silver Jubilee Tournament in June 1946, and invited their hosts for a return visit later that year.
The Curaçao team arrived on August 7 with the "Boissevain" in Amsterdam and departed on September 26 with the "Stuyvesant".
Match Overview

Date     Venue            Hosts                  Score

15- 8-46 Amsterdam        De Volewijckers          6-4 Curaçao
20- 8-46 Rotterdam        Feijenoord               2-1 Curaçao
24- 8-46 Nijmegen          Quick/N.E.C. Combinatie 3-2 Curaçao
31- 8-46 Tilburg          Tilburgsch Elftal       2-5 Curaçao
 4- 9-46 Groningen        Groningsch Elftal       0-1 Curaçao
 8- 9-46 Brunssum         Limburgsch Elftal       6-2 Curaçao
14- 9-46 Rotterdam        Feijenoord               3-3 Curaçao
18- 9-46 Amsterdam        Blauw Wit               1-2 Curaçao
25- 9-46 Den Haag         V.U.C. (versterkt)      3-5 Curaçao


Additional Details

Aug 15, 1946, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
De Volewijckers          6-4 Curaçao
  [De Busser 1-0, De Ruyter 2-0, M.Jansen 2-1, Daan de Jongh 3-1, Bakker 4-1,
   Juliana 4-2, Korps (other source: F.Jansen) 4-3, Daan de Jongh 5-3,
   F.Jansen 5-4, De Ruyter 6-4; HT: 2-1; att: 40000]

Aug 20, 1946, Feijenoord-stadion (De Kuip), Rotterdam
Feijenoord               2-1 Curaçao  
  [5' Vrauwdeunt 1-0, 55' Van Munster 2-0, 56' F.Jansen 2-1; HT: 1-0;
   att: 56000 (reportedly 61700 tickets had been sold prior to the match
   causing speculation the Dutch attendance record (58700 for a match
   between the Netherlands and Belgium in 1938) might be broken but due
   to bad weather (it was pouring with rain) many stayed away)]
  [referee: Nijs]
  [line-ups as announced on Aug 17 prior to the match:
   Feijenoord: Visser; Oldenburg, V.d. Heide; Paauwe, Herwijnen, De Vroet;
     Kilsdonk, Vrauwdeunt, Van Munster, Korput, Linssen;
   Curaçao: Hato; Pietersz, Confesor; Korps, Mercera, Giribaldi;
     Heyligher, M.Jansen, F.Jansen, Juliana, Bernabela]

Aug 24, 1946, Stadion De Goffert, Nijmegen
Quick/N.E.C. Combinatie 3-2 Curaçao
  [Lakenberg 1-0, F.Jansen 1-1, Coffie (pen) 1-2, Lakenberg 2-2, Teeuwsen 3-2;
   HT: 0-0; att: between 20000 and 25000]
  [ref: Bronkhorst]
  [Quick/N.E.C.:  Steinvoort (Quick); De Vos (Quick), Reynen (N.E.C.);
     Paauwen (Quick), Kruisbosch (Quick), Van Spierenburg (N.E.C.); Van Hemert (N.E.C.),
     Teeuwsen (N.E.C.), Engelsman (Quick), Lakenberg (N.E.C.), Krebbers (N.E.C.);
   Curaçao: Hato (Vlinder); Pietersz, Mercera; Korps, Vos, Giribaldi;
     Heyligher, M. Jansen, Coffie, Confesor (F.Jansen), Berkenveld;
   after the first goal, Hato was replaced as 'keeper by Vos, whose place in 
   midfield was taken by Vlinder]

Aug 31, 1946, L.O.N.G.A.-terrein, Tilburg
Tilburgsch Elftal       2-5 Curaçao
  [Juliana 0-1, Juliana 0-2, Juliana 0-3, Wagener 1-3, Jansen 1-4,
   Juliana 1-5, W.Engel 2-5; HT: 1-3; att: 10000]
  [ref: P.J.Wevers (Heerlen)]
  [line-ups as announced prior to the match:
   Tilburg: C.Botermans (N.O.A.D.); J.v.d. Hoven (L.O.N.G.A.), A.Wagener (Willem II); 
     W.Jansen (N.O.A.D.), Pellikaan (L.O.N.G.A.), J.Cuypers (or Kuijpers) (R.K.T.V.V.);
     A.Becx (Willem II), W.Wagemakers (N.O.A.D.), Van Roessel (L.O.N.G.A.),
     J.Brocken (L.O.N.G.A.), W.Engel (Willem II); reserves: C.Luijtelaar (L.O.N.G.A.),
     J.Mathysen (L.O.N.G.A.), F.Engel (N.O.A.D.), G.van Gender (N.O.A.D.),
     C.v.d.Hout (R.K.T.V.V.);
   Curaçao: Hato; Pietersz, Confesor; Korps, Mercera, Giribaldi;
     Heyligher, M.Jansen, Coffie, Juliana, Bernabela]

Sep 4, 1946, Be Quick-terrein, Groningen
Groningsch Elftal       0-1 Curaçao 
  [8' Heyligher 0-1; HT: 0-1; att: 10000]
  [ref: P.H. Oldenburger (farewell match as referee)]
  [Groningen: Hofkamp (H.S.C.); Plenter (Be Quick), Marcus (Velocitas);
     Woltjes (Veendam), Pik (H.S.C.), Buiter (G.V.A.V.); Bottinga (Be Quick),
     Dol (G.V.A.V.), Willy Hazeveld (G.V.A.V.), Rozeboom (Velocitas),
     Van Dijken (Be Quick) (Heideveld (Velocitas)); unused subs:
     Van Dorst (Velocitas), Jansen (G.V.A.V.), Wubbeling (H.S.C.);
     all clubs were from the province (H.S.C., Veendam) or city (all
     others) of Groningen; originally, Van Dorst and Jansen had been
     announced as starters, but Jansen withdrew and was replaced by
     Marcus while Hofkamp replaced Van Dorst in goal;
   Curaçao (as announced on Sep 3): Hato; Matrona, Confesor; Korps,
     Vlinder, Giribaldi; Heyligher, Coffie, Juliana, M.Jansen, Bernabela;
     at least one change was made in the starting line-up, which included
     Mercera instead of Vlinder]

Sep 8, 1946, Limburgia-terrein, Brunssum
Limburgsch Elftal       6-2 Curaçao
  [Ehlen 1-0, Nass 2-0, Van der Veen 3-0, Giribaldi (og) 4-0, M. Jansen 4-1,
   M.Jansen 4-2, Maessen 5-2, Ehlen 6-2; HT: 4-0]
  [line-ups as announced prior to the match:
   Limburg: Jacobs (Limburgia); Van Huizen (Limburgia), Van Bun (M.V.V.);
     Slangen (Bleijerheide), Kuppen (Sittard), Teunissen (Limburgia);
     Maessen (Maurits), Nass (V.V.V.), Ehlen (Sittardsche Boys),
     Van der Veen (V.V.V.), Beks (Maurits); reserves: De Munck (Sittardsche Boys);
     Christiani (Sportclub Emma), Groen (Limburgia), De Graaf (Limburgia),
     Vissers (Limburgia); at least one change was made in the starting line-up,
     which included Christiani instead of Van Bun;
   Curaçao: Hato; Pietersz, Confesor; Vlinder, Mercera, Giribaldi;
      Heyligher, M.Jansen, F.Jansen, Juliana, Bernabela]

Sep 14, 1946, Feijenoord-stadion (De Kuip), Rotterdam
Feijenoord               3-3 Curaçao
  [Snoek 1-0, Jansen 1-1, Jansen 1-2, De Vroet 2-2, Steenbergen 3-2,
   Bernabela 3-3; HT: 1-1; att: 54000]

Sep 18, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Blauw Wit               1-2 Curaçao
  [Jansen 0-1, Wekker 1-1, Jansen 1-2; HT: 1-1]

Sep 25, V.U.C.-stadion, Den Haag
V.U.C. (versterkt)      3-5 Curaçao
  [HT: 3-0; hosts were V.U.C. strengthened with some players from other clubs
   from Den Haag; prior to the match a conflict arose between three players
   from S.U.B.T. (Confesor, Mercera and Pietersz), who had arrived later than
   the other players, and team official Van Rosberg about their inclusion in
   the line-up, which led to considerable changes made at half-time (differing
   reports were published on the reasons for and exact nature of these changes,
   but they appear to have had a positive effect)]


Squad Curaçao

Players (18):

GK    C.W. Grovell (S.U.B.T.) 
GK    Ergilio Hato (Jong Holland)
GK    E.C. Nepomuceno (Jong Curaçao)
DF    Edmundo Confesor (S.U.B.T.) 
DF    Pedro Matrona (Jong Holland) 
DF/MF Looi Mercera (S.U.B.T.) 
DF    Jossy Pietersz (S.U.B.T.) [captain]
MF    Guillermo "Gein" Giribaldi (Jong Curaçao) 
MF    Wilfred "Willie" Korps (S.U.B.T.) 
MF    Edmundo "Eddie" Vlinder (S.U.B.T.) 
MF/GK Ezequiel Vos (Jong Holland) 
FW    E. Berkenveld (Transvaal) [*]
FW    Reinaldo "Shon Arei" Bernabela (S.U.B.T.) 
FW    Pedro Coffie (Vitesse) 
FW    Willys Heyligher (S.U.B.T.) 
FW    Federico "Dagadan" Jansen (S.U.B.T.) 
FW    Mario "Camaco" Jansen "7 pulmon" (S.U.B.T.)
FW    Maximiliano "Chan" Juliana (Vitesse)

[*] Transvaal (not to be confused with the Paramaribo club of the same name)
    were based in Willemstad but drew their players from the local Surinam 
    community (including Berkenveld)

Officials (4):

J.C. Viejou (president C.V.B.)
V.E. Coffie (masseur)
Walther van Rosberg (vice-president C.V.B.)
Willy Willems (treasurer C.V.B.)


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