Bio
Jef Dorpmans
Born: 1925-07-06
Intl. since: 1967-01-01
Hometown:
Country: Netherlands
Speaks: Dutch
Occupation:
Hobbies:

Jef Dorpmans played forward for Vitesse Arnhem from when he was 16 in 1941.
After the war he resumed his football career but had to quit in 1951, no longer good enough. He started refereeing and became a well known international ref from around 1968 until 1971.

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His most famous match was a 1971 European Cup Winners Cup match between Borussia and Inter, won by Borussia 7-1. But when Inter forward Boninsegna got hit by a Coca Cola can and was carried off the field, the match was abandoned. Whether Bonesegna was really hit on the head and whether he was really wounded is still disputed by some. Dorpmans said he didn't see it happen. Inter actually won the second leg 4-2, and the replay of the match in Gemany ended in 0-0. Which makes you think.

1972


Did you know
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  • The can (see his Bio), now in the Vitesse museum, prompted a man named Jan Stellenburg to invent the PET-bottle. Thinking he had to come up with a bottle that - when thrown - could not hurt anyone, but was still strong enough for carbonized drinks.
  • During the war playing (and watching) football was often one of the few recreational things to do. For one important match Dorpmans and his team mates had the Germans temporary free from prison a quick left-winger called Bertus De Kat Angelino to play with them. It's a story Dorpmans likes to tell, but he can't remember why the winger was in jail.
  • It was from the Vitesse field in 1944 that Jef Dorpmans saw the Allied planes dropping parachutists for the battle of Arnhem (when they went 'a bridge too far'). During the heavy fighting in and around Arnhen most people fled. Dorpmans and his parents walked to another town.

Statistics
Statistics for JEF DORPMANS
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 7 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR JEF DORPMANS
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
European Cup 1971 - 1972
2nd roundBorussia MönchengladbachInternazionale1971-10-207 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1971 - 1972
1st roundSalzburgUTA Arad1971-09-293 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
British Championship
EnglandScotland1971-05-223 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Fairs Cup 1970 - 1971
1/2 finalsLiverpoolLeeds United1971-04-140 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1969 - 1970
2nd roundCrvena ZvezdaVorwärts Berlin1969-11-263 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1968 - 1969
1st roundBordeauxKöln FC1968-09-182 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
Germany FRLuxembourg1967-01-172 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)