Dolf Kessler – International Appearances

The Dutch player played 3 matches for his National Team. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.

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 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, apparently 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.

Records by Opponent  Gls  Pd  W  D  L  GF-GA  Pts

Belgium                1   3  2  0  1   8- 6    4

Types of Matches
Friendlies              3

Total                   3


Cap   2   1 goal

Total     1 goal

Brothers in Oranje

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