Frans de Munck

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Frans de Munck
Frans de Munck 1957.jpg
Frans de Munck, 1957
birthday August 20, 1922
place of birth GoesNetherlands
date of death December 24, 2010
Place of death Arnhem , the  Netherlands
position goalkeeper
Years station
1930-1938 VV Goes
Years station Games (goals) 1
1938-1944 VV Goes
1944-1950 Sittardse Boys
1950-1954 1. FC Cologne 100 (2)
1954-1957 Fortuna 54 Geleen
1957-1961 DOS Utrecht
1961-1964 BV Veendam
1964-1965 SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden
1965-1967 Vitesse Arnhem
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1949-1960 Netherlands 31 (0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1966-1969 Vitesse Arnhem
1969-1971 Club Bruges
1971-1972 Lierse SK
1972-1974 Vitesse Arnhem
Minerva Utrecht
Arnhemse Boys
Algemene Voetbalvereniging Westervoort 1966
VV Zuid Arnhem
Drechtsteden 79
1 Only league games are given.

Frans de Munck (born August 20, 1922 in Goes , † December 24, 2010 in Arnhem ) was a Dutch football goalkeeper . He became Dutch champions with DOS from Utrecht and won the KNVB Cup with Fortuna '54 . For four years he was active for the German top division club 1. FC Köln . From 1949 to 1960 he made 31 international matches in the national team . Due to his black hair, his mostly black jersey and his cat-like reflections, de Munck was also called the "black panther".


Beginnings in Goes and Sittard

De Munck began his career with VV Goes from his hometown in his homeland in Zeeland , which he joined when he was eight. In the beginning he played as a center forward before moving into goal due to a knee injury. There he did his job so well that he was appointed goalkeeper for the first team at the age of 15. During the war he moved to Limburg to the Sittarder Klub Sittardse Boys . Here he played in the highest Dutch league and after the war came into the district first of the B and a little later also the A national team. As early as 1947, he received an offer from FC Barcelona to move to Catalonia as a professional. He refused so as not to jeopardize his chance for the national team, in which he made his debut in 1949. In 1950 the AFC Ajax made him an offer. The move to Amsterdam was actually perfect; but when it became known that he had received money from the Sittardern - at that time the KNVB still adhered strictly to the amateur principle - nothing came of it; on the contrary: de Munck was banned from the KNVB for a year. Like many of the best Dutch football players of his time, he then moved abroad.

Legionnaire at 1. FC Köln

The German Oberliga West 1. FC Köln was de Munck the first Legionnaire , who called for because of the Goat in the club crest "Billy Goats" club played. He was already in his first year in Cologne - "equally strong on the line and in control of the penalty area" - a guarantee that the Cologne team finished the season in the Oberliga West with the fewest goals conceded, which was only enough for fourth place. In his second year on the Rhine, he got Fritz Herkenrath as a competitor. However, the future German national goalkeeper left the club after twelve months because he saw no chance of getting past the Dutch goalkeeper. Due to its attractive and imposing appearance, it also attracted numerous women to the stadium. 1. FC Köln finished the following seasons with the fifth (and again the fewest goals conceded) and second place before winning the West Cup in 1954. In the final round of the German championship , FC just failed and the DFB Cup final against VfB Stuttgart was lost 1-0. Then de Munck left Cologne and went back to his home country, where professional football had also found its way. In addition to 100 league games in which he scored two goals, he was also in seven games of the finals for the German championship, three games for the West Cup and two games for the DFB Cup between the posts for 1. FC Köln .

Title with Fortuna'54 and DOS

De Munck joined the newly founded first Dutch professional club Fortuna'54 from Geleen , which initially competed in the professional league of the professional association NBVB, then in the fusion league with the teams of the KNVB and from 1956 in the new Eredivisie . With the Fortunes de Munck won the KNVB Cup in 1957 with a 4-2 victory in the final against Feijenoord , before he moved to DOS, a predecessor club of FC Utrecht . He helped this in his first season to the first and only until 2010 championship - however, the Utrecht needed a playoff , which was only decided in the third extra time by a goal by Tonny van der Linden against the sports club Enschede led by Abe Lenstra . In the subsequent European Cup , DOS retired with de Munck in goal already in the preliminary round after two defeats (3: 4 and 1: 2) against the Sporting Clube from Lisbon .

National team

In 1949 he twice represented the orange color of the KNVB in the senior national team . In the friendly against France on April 23, 1949, he made his debut instead of goalkeeper Piet Kraak , where he was only able to overcome Jean Baratte in the third minute in the 4-1 win . In the 2-1 win in the next match in and against Denmark , he was once again between the posts. Because of his subsequent suspension and during his time as a professional in Cologne, he was no longer allowed to compete for the national team. However, one month after the flood disaster in February 1953, which had struck large parts of Holland, he took part in a selection of Dutch foreign professionals in a benefit game in front of 40,000 spectators in the Prinzenpark against France in front of 40,000 spectators. This game went down in history as Watersnoodwedstrijd . A year later he made his comeback - again against Denmark - in the national team, which is now also open to professional footballers and whose goalkeeper he remained until 1960. Only six times did de Munck fail to concede a goal in his international matches; the biggest defeat was in 1957 a 1: 5 in Madrid against Spain , in which Alfredo di Stéfano scored three times against the Dutchman. His last appearance in the Elftal was on April 24, 1960, exactly eleven years and one day after his debut, in a 2-1 defeat in Antwerp against Belgium .

Besides and after the active time

During his time at 1. FC Köln, de Munck worked, like many of his teammates, in the defeat of the Kaufhof department store in Cologne . During his time with the “billy goats” he even worked as an actor in a film (“The ideal bride and groom”) by director Robert Adolf Stemmle , which was released in 1954. In it he played Jürgen Busse, a role that was not particularly difficult for him, as this figure was tailor-made for him and he practically represented himself. Among other things, it also seemed Liane Croon , Elisabeth Flickenschildt and Lonny Kellner and de Munck teammate Hans Schäfer with.

After completing his active career, he worked as a coach in the Netherlands and Belgium for several years.

Frans de Munck died on December 24, 2010 at the age of 88 in Arnhem .


as a player

as a trainer

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Article on Doelman De Munck (88) overleden (Dutch)
  2. 1969–1971 De Munck Frans ( Memento of the original from January 13, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Portrait of the former coach on the website of Club Bruges, viewed on December 27, 2010.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Dirk Unschuld, FC mourns the loss of Frans de Munck ( Memento of the original from November 29, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Website of 1. FC Köln from December 27, 2010. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. A photo of the Dutch before kick-off can be found here .