The A-Z of forgotten football heroes: V - Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink

Sam France | At some point in the 1600s, two families of similar social standing were joined through marriage in the East Dutch area of Enschede. The families were the Hesselinks and the Vennegoors. Both agricultural families, an impasse was reached as to which surname the happy couple should take - both carried the same social weight, and neither wanted their lines to end. So it came to pass that the Vennegoor of Hesselinks appeared on the map. 'Of' in Dutch translates to 'Or', with the families' indecision sealed in matrimony for centuries to come. This marriage, researched by the Guardian back in 2009, also set in motion the wheels of history that eventually brought into being a cult hero targetman who spent three fruitful years at Celtic and a less enjoyable year in Hull.  Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink. Remember him? Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'OGUG3WluT1pTKnKbAz4y4g',sig:'3ZCa5FrMQxbioE6X42JcfM1Ou5gMfeO7aZZXPD1m4Ok=',w:'594px',h:'361px',items:'81206478',caption: true ,tld:'co.uk',is360: false })}); A decade of Eredivisie goals He was prolific for a decade in his native Netherlands...

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