‘Bear of the Meer’ Piet Schrijvers dies at age 75

Piet Schrijvers passed away on Wednesday at the age of 75. His family confirms this to De Cceit. The former goalkeeper, who suffered from Alzheimers for several years, was under the bar at FC Twente and Ajax for years.
From the people of Amsterdam, Schrijvers obtained the nickname
the Bear of De Meer. He was one of the best goalkeepers of his generation. Schrijvers broke through at DWS from Amsterdam, but in 1968 he made the switch to FC Twente. There he had six successful seasons, after which Ajax picked him up. For the capitals, Schrijvers was below the bar for no less than nine seasons. He ended his career at PEC Zwolle, where he was called the Bolle of Zwolle.
The imposing Schrijvers became champion of the Netherlands five times with Ajax and he won the KNVB Cup twice. Between 1963 and 1985, he came to no less than 632 official league games, 63 European Cup duels and 46 international matches. During the 1978 World Cup, he won a base place in Orange, but due to a deep knee injury, he missed the final against host country Argentina.