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Leo Canjels

Leo Canjels
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Leonard "Leo" Canjels (1 April 1933 – 26 May 2010) was a Dutch international footballer who played for NAC Breda.

Club career

Canjels started playing football at Breda side VV Baronie. He made his debut for NAC in the 1956/1957 season and played seven years for the club before retiring. As a NAC Breda player, Canjels twice won the Eredivisie top goalscorers award, in 1958 and 1959.

Canjels was nicknamed Het Kanon (the Gun) because of his powerful shooting.

Managerial career

After retiring as a player, Canjels became a coach and managed NAC Breda, as well as Club Brugge and Cercle Brugge among others in Belgium. He retired from coaching in 1990.

He died on May 26, 2010 after a long illness.

External links

  • (Dutch) Player profile at Voetbal International
  • (Dutch) Player profile at
  • (German) Player profile at Weltfuß
  • (French) Biography at Club Brugge K.V. official site

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