Frank Korpershoek, cult hero and club legend of Telstar, stops playing football after this season. The 36-year-old midfielder, who has been playing for the White Lions all his life, announces this in a video on the official channels of Telstar.
In a special video, in which his number six on the field is formed by various competition shirts and is looked back at its peak, Korpershoek announces that it was ‘beautiful. ‘ This puts an end to fifteen continuous seasons that the midfielder played for Telstar. He is still the longest serving active player in Dutch paid football.
De Heemstedenaar only started as a professional footballer at the age of 21 and joined Telstar in 2006. Before that, he played 100 high-level matches in amateur football. In Velsen-Zuid, he developed into a pillar of support, audience attraction and Mister Telstar. He played 385 official matches for the White Lions and is a record holder. The club even developed a perfume called Frankie Number Six.
After his career Korpershoek will focus on the trainers profession. Over the last year and a half, he has already combined his existence as a professional footballer with the youth trainership at Ajax, where he is an assistant at the Under-15.
The end of an era ðÿ¤ Frank Korpershoek says goodbye to the White Lions pic.twitter.com/WX45VA5owW
— White Lions (@telstar1963nv) February 15, 2021